From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.51 :: Dec. 23, 2010
It was another feather in the cap for India's champion badminton player Saina Nehwal, who posted a remarkable come-from-behind victory — 15-21, 21-16, 21-17 — against Shixian Wang of China in the final of the Hong Kong Open ...
Kevin Pietersen is now the most intimidating cricketer in the world. There is no one else, since Brian Lara laid down his bat for the last time, who can destroy an attack, reduce the morale of a team to zero and boost his side's run rate so much that the bowlers have all the time they need to complete victory. By Ted Corbett.
Patience, biggest virtue
Throughout his time in cricket which now amounts to about 40 years Graham Gooch has learnt it is an up and down sort of a business and that you had better not take too much for granted, writes Ted Corbett.
Accuracy is his forte
Right from the day Vettori was spotted by former New Zealand coach Steve Rixon, it was evident that the spinner shouldered responsibility with great ardour. By Arun Venugopal.
IND VS NZ/LAST TWO ONE-DAYERS
Kiwis cannon fodder as World Cup looms large
Gautam Gambhir was certainly pleased with the talent at his disposal in the series. “There is a healthy competition for places in the dressing room and the field of play which is good for the team,” he said. Over to S. Dinakar.
Benzema set to shine
Karim Benzema has been unable to dislodge Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain at the head of Real Madrid's attack, but a recent upturn in form has suggested he does have a future with the capital club. By Wayne Gardiner.
To those of a less deluded view, FIFA's choice of Russia and tiny Qatar for the next two World Cups stands as a monument to chicanery and corruption, writes Brian Glanville.
A noble gesture
“We at Bayern are happy to give something back to football for what it has given us,” Breitner said about his club's decision to play the fund-raiser. “Four-five years ago, we decided to play matches like this. This is our sixth match of the year.” Over to Amitabha Das Sharma.
Bothroyd back on track
With on-loan Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy playing alongside him at Cardiff and his confidence high following his shock England call-up, Jay Bothroyd could be back in the EPL sooner rather than later with a point to prove.
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