From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.22 :: May. 30, 2009
In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Deccan Chargers, which finished at the bottom of the table last year, pulled off an exciting victory against Royal Challengers in the final of the Indian Premier League-2. And one of the main reasons for its success was that it had the right men for the occasion. By S. Dinakar.
Cheerful Collingwood catches the mood
Paul Collingwood will remember his excursion into keeping with affection; he will not, however, be contemplating a career change. By Vic Marks.
Australia has the edge
This summer’s Ashes series could be played between the spinners of England and the pacemen of Australia as the Aussie selectors blend experience and exuberance. By Paul Weaver.
Stars fail to glitter
Though some of the athletes came up with their personal best performances, not a single National record was broken at the meet. By S. R. Suryanarayan.
INDIAN GRAND PRIX/KOCHI
Setting great goals
The Kochi leg of the meet was mediocre in many ways. However, Prajusha and a couple of other athletes proved to be in a different class, writes Stan Rayan.
Shrugging off the bridesmaid tag
Churchill Brothers made a late but strong charge for the crown, putting paid to the aspirations of Mohun Bagan and Sporting Clube. Amitabha Das Sharma reports.
The greatest managers
Sir Alex Ferguson has every right to be eulogised as one of the outstanding club managers of all time, anywhere.
Nemanja Vidic’s contribution to Manchester United was greatly appreciated and he was recently named the club’s players’ and fans’ Player of the Year.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
A Damien Duff disaster
Newcastle's expenditure puts them close to the Champions League representatives but performance left them among the rejects, writes Kevin McCarra.
Brawn’s run continues
Jenson Button maintained total concentration for an hour and 40 minutes as he completed 78 flawless laps of the most demanding track on the calendar to register his fifth win of the season. By Maurice Hamilton.
Like the masters of yore
Watching the two white Brawn cars of Button and Barrichello cruising home around the streets of Monaco was like reviewing the grainy monochrome footage of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in 1955, the year the master and his apprentice won five of that season’s six championship rounds and finished first and second in four of them, writes Richard Williams.
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