From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.50 :: Dec. 15, 2011
With 14 goals from as many games, Robin van Persie is at the head of the strikers' list in the English Premier League. The Dutchman has been instrumental in giving the Gunners a fresh momentum. By Ayon Sengupta.
Bent's exit marked Bruce's end
Even in an era when unsettled footballers can engineer moves, with money beyond reason the singular motive, letting Darren Bent leave mid-season was a crass decision which will haunt Bruce and should keep Texan owner Ellis Short awake at night. By Frank Malley.
In the spotlight
Glen Johnson continues to impress for club and country and this summer he was rewarded with a contract extension and he appears to remain Fabio Capello's first choice right-back in the England side, writes Michael O'Donnell.
The curious case of club chairmen
Club owners or chairmen can be a strange lot to deal with. There are the ever over-powering lot of Roman Abramovich and Silivio Berlusconi and also people like Sheikh Mansour of Man City, who has given his manager Roberto Mancini a free run. Over to Brian Glanville.
Glory for Rampaul, victory for India
The win was India's 11th on the trot at home. And the obsessive thousands who would have gone home satisfied may just want to thank Rampaul for putting some runs on the board so India's fearless young brigade could chase them down. By Kunal Diwan.
Rohit a big hit
The target for India was only 212. But the way they huffed and puffed, before scraping through, the figure might well have been 2012! S. Sabanayakan reports.
Confident but not complacent
“There is no doubt that I enjoyed the challenges of bowling against the West Indies. I knew it was a huge opportunity to prove a point or two. And I am really happy that all the hard work I had put in, in recent times, has helped me become a much better bowler,” says Pragyan Ojha. By V. V. Subrahmanyam.
A step in the right direction
The beleaguered Pakistan under Misbah-ul-Haq began its image-building exercise in the United Arab Emirates where it won both the Test and ODI series against Sri Lanka recently. Can Misbah help Pakistan regain its lost glory? Only time will tell. But for now, the team seems to have taken steps in that direction. By Vijay Lokapally.
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