From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.35 :: NO.28 :: Jul. 12, 2012
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With an unprecedented three consecutive major titles, Spain has created its own legacy in football. A bequest that has already surpassed Puskas’ Magical Magyars, Beckenbauer’s Germany and perhaps even Pele’s Brazil, writes Ayon Sengupta.
England has no true playmaker in midfield. In fact despite the colossal amount of money now paid to players in what I still call ‘The Greed Is Good League’ there is, astoundingly, just one real playmaker of English nationality in the whole grotesquely overpaid EPL. By Brian Glanville.
Making a sane case
Novak Djokovic, the defending Wimbledon champion, says that the grass-court season should be extended — there should be more time between Roland Garros and The Championships. By S. Ram Mahesh.
‘Indian market is intriguing’
“We believe the development in India is going to be much faster (than in China) because we are making more merchandising available, advising companies that want to do business with us, having clinics and challenges. We are on our way,” says the NBA Commissioner David Stern in a chat with V. V. Ramanan.
The 32-year-old Ajai Appachu recently returned from Caracas, Venezuela, where he became the first Indian to reach the semifinal stage of the World Jumping Finals. By Ashwin Achal.
Sahana Kumari’s passage to London
In the absence of some of the top-class athletes, the performances at the meet were mediocre. Over to Abhijit Sen Gupta.
Still a household name
The fact that her fan-following cuts across different sections was evident when P. T. Usha was waiting for her vehicle. Fans swarmed Usha for a photograph with her, writes V. V. Subrahmanyam.
BCCI not for DRS
It is understandable that the ICC is looking at minimising the errors that are liable to be committed by umpires but at the same time over dependence on technology can also rob the game of its basic charm and character.
A journey of 116 years
On the threshold of the 30th edition of the Olympics in London from July 27, it is difficult to remain unaffected by the vicissitudes undergone by the Games. The resilience of sport is amazing indeed, writes S. Thyagarajan.
Moments and memories
As a kid, James Cleveland ‘Jesse’ Owens used to fall sick frequently. His parents had a tough time nursing him through one chilly winter after another. He was down with pneumonia for weeks once and a little later, big boils showed ...
SPORT AND ENDURANCE
Amazing staying power
History has innumerable instances of men and women exemplifying the extent of endurance in various spheres of life. Sport is no exception. There are many instances in the world of sport, particularly in the Olympics, of such heroic deeds. Some are incredible. It is difficult to calibrate them individually. There are several standout performances that have stood the test of time, writes S. Thyagarajan.
INDIA IN OLYMPICS
Still a long way to go
Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal in air rifle in Beijing was indeed a huge breakthrough for Indian sport. For, it was the first individual gold for the country in the history of the Olympics. By Kamesh Srinivasan.
Facts, strange & bizarre
Twenty-seven year old James Connolly, the first medallist in Olympic history, abandoned his studies at Harvard to take part in the 1896 Olympics in Athens.
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