From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.39 :: Sep. 30, 2010
India's remarkable come-from-behind victory, after being 0-2 down against Brazil, ensured the country's place among the Davis Cup powerhouses. It was for the 45th time in the history of the championship that a team had pulled off such a dramatic victory. By Kunal Diwan.
Dramatic rally from the jaws of defeat
Rohan Bopanna did the unthinkable by clinching India a historic first-ever win from being 0-2 down. High on his U.S. Open doubles final, Bopanna rose even higher against Brazil in the World Group play-off, and with him soared India, retaining its spot in the World Group, writes Kunal Diwan.
Alex Ferguson seems to have unearthed a gem in Mexico's Javier Hernandez and has been praised for having the intuition to clinch the deal before the World Cup started. By Tom Bowles.
Rooney and others
If what Wayne Rooney got up to with those excesses was gross, it pales into insignificance when compared with the multiple infidelities of Tiger Woods, though his liaisons were seemingly conducted with non-professionals. Besides, when it comes to matters of morality in football, where do you draw the line? Over to Brian Glanville.
TRIBUTE/MOHUN BAGAN'S 1911 TRIUMPH
The success in the Cooch Behar Cup, Gladstone Cup and a hat-trick of victories in the Trades Cup saw Mohun Bagan play in the prestigious IFA Shield, mainly a preserve of the British sides, as the first ‘native' outfit. But it was not easy for the team as it was cheaply dismissed in the first two years (1909 & 1910). All that changed on July 29, 1911, writes Amitabha Das Sharma.
Everyone knew this was the end of a great career although just how great Andrew Flintoff was, remains a matter for debate, writes Ted Corbett.
Pujara in, Yuvraj out
The National selection committee, which met in Chennai at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on September 20, replaced Yuvraj with Cheteshwar Pujara, the 22-year-old Saurashtra batsman who has been prolific in first-class cricket.
The boxing sensation outpunched Romania's Stelut Duta 16-6 in the 48 kg final of the World Championship in Barbados on September 18.
The news is so bad
Imagine you are, for instance, Jonathon Trott and Chris Broad, the England batsmen who set a world record in the third Test against Pakistan. Their celebrations lasted only a few hours before they learned that there were allegations against Pakistan that meant their great rescue act may have been tainted. By Ted Corbett.
Set to scale greater heights
With the success in Moscow, Sushil Kumar became the first Indian to win a World Championship gold. It also meant that he became the first Indian to win a medal each in the Olympics and the World Championship. By Y. B. Sarangi.
A star in his own right
“I want to be remembered as a good human being who worked hard for his sport; one who respected and loved all,” says Sushil Kumar in a chat with Y. B. Sarangi.
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