From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.29 :: Jul. 18, 2009
At the Bernabeu Stadium, 80,000 spectators turned up to see Cristiano Ronaldo introduced. Big and strong, standing 1.85 metres, weighing a solid 85 kilos, he will never be intimidated. It’s suggested that by the end of his contract he may be earning as much as £5 million a year. Certainly he will do far more, writes Brian Glanville.
Of wealth and kudos
Mountains of cash may buy good players, but not the loyalty and desire needed to turn a team into world beaters, writes Paul Wilson.
Viareggio: a soccer town in mourning
Over the course of many years, Viareggio, in the spring, regularly put on one of the most competitive and attractive youth tournaments in Europe. All the leading Italian clubs and many from abroad sent their junior sides to take part, writes Brian Glanville.
Whether it is out wide on the left, the right or tucked in just behind a lone striker, Joe Cole has more than fulfilled the potential he first showed as he rose through the ranks as a youngster at Upton Park, writes Alfonso Torr.
Until he masters Nadal…
Roger Federer’s inferior head-to-head record against Rafael Nadal means the title of ‘greatest ever’ may remain just out of his reach, writes Steve Bierley.
‘A great cricketer and a fantastic human being’
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, one of the greatest opening batsmen in Test history, turned 60 on July 10, 2009. His Bombay team-mate and childhood friend Milind Rege pays tribute to the batting legend.
‘I work hard at what I do’
Andrew Flintoff talks to Laura Barton about the drinking, the fame game and why he is raising money for a physiotherapy unit at a children’s hospital.
THE ASHES/FIRST TEST
The draw at Cardiff has changed the course of the series, and brought a country that had begun to believe the old urn was about to slip from its grasp back to life, writes Ted Corbett.
Blame it on the pitches
It is fairly clear from the Cardiff Test that the traditional form of the game has its place and any tinkering will result in the deterioration of its quality.
Looking out for an Indian in the draw
Saina Nehwal’s brilliant performance in major international competitions against players of varied skills has helped inspire a legion of young players from various badminton academies at home, writes Nandakumar Marar.
Chetan Anand justifies his billing
Chetan Anand kept up the heat on Anand Pawar to snuff out the fourth seed’s aspirations of causing an upset in men’s singles of the second Tata Open All India Badminton Championship in Mumbai. True to his billing as the top ...
‘Signs are encouraging’
FIBA Commissioner Norman Isaac is optimistic about Indian basketball. “Things are looking up for the game in the country,” he says in a chat with A. Joseph Antony.
It’s Webber’s party at Nurburgring
It was a well-merited success for the popular Australian, whose early-season form had been dramatically compromised by a tough recovery from a broken leg, sustained in a crash in Tasmania last November while participating in a charity cycling event, writes Alan Henry.
Barrichello blasts Brawn
Rubens Barrichello launched an extraordinary attack on his Brawn-Mercedes team after the German Grand Prix, accusing them of making him lose the race.
“I’m terribly upset with the way things have gone today,” the ...
It’s not racing
The question is not whether culling two geriatrics will restore Formula One’s identity but whether the sport has an identity to restore, writes Paul Hayward.
Australian GP in jeopardy
The Australian Grand Prix will likely be scrapped if leading teams form a breakaway Formula One series in 2010, Australian F1 race chief Ron Walker has said.
Uncertainty continues to surround the future direction of the sport after ...
A swimmer with great potential
Following his good performance at the Asian Youth Championship, Aaron D’Souza is aiming to win a few more medals at the Asian Age Group Championship starting in Tokyo on August 9. By Kalyan Ashok.
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