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VOL.38 :: NO.17 :: Apr. 25, 2015



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Full of grace and nous
Having led his life to the full, Richie Benaud would not want anyone to make a fuss of his passing, but he will be missed by many and the game will be the poorer without him, writes Greg Chappell.

Column
LONDON CALLING
Old Father Time talks of the future, too!
“Mitchell Johnson can bowl a bit, can’t he? The best I’ve seen and quite a bit of backup from that Starc and the rest. I don’t see our lads winning back the Ashes against that pace attack.” Ted Corbett catches up with Old Father Time.

Football
STARWATCH
Resurgence in form
It is 14 years since Michael Carrick made his international debut and he recently enjoyed yet another recall, sparking hopes that he can finally secure a regular place in the team during the twilight of his career, writes Will Jackson.
This season, Skrtel has made the headlines for negative reasons
In February 2012, Skrtel got his hands on some long-awaited silverware as he scored against Cardiff City in the League Cup final as Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. He was subsequently named Liverpool’s Player of the Season. By Matthew Smith.

Chess
WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Super Mariya
Mariya Muzychuk of the Ukraine was the favourite in the final against Russia’s Natalia Pogonina. The Russian was seeded 31 and her Elo rating of 2456 was some 70 points below Mariya. It was an interesting line-up for the final, in the backdrop of the increasing political tensions between Russia and the Ukraine.

Tennis
FOCUS
On top of the world
“I must say that I am fortunate to have achieved so many firsts in my career. But becoming the World No. 1 tops everything else in terms of achievements,” says Sania Mirza. By V. V. Subrahmanyam.

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