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King James’ Coronation
June 24, 2012, 1 Comment

The NBA, basketball’s biggest and best league in the world has held competition for more than 60 years. And in each of ...

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Nadal tweaks tactics to overcome the Djokovic barrier
June 13, 2012, 5 Comments

It started at the Indian Wells final in March 2011. Novak Djokovic, having recently won his second grand slam title, was ...

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Euro 2012 — on France, Carrick and Spain
May 28, 2012, 3 Comments

The upcoming 2012 European Championships at Poland and Ukraine is just a over week away. Here is a quick glance at Franc ...

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Reminiscing about Pep — A retrospective on Guardiola and his team, 60 years from today
April 28, 2012, 6 Comments

The man is sitting with his back slightly hunched on the edge of a black easy chair in his home in the Nilgiris Hills in ...

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Basketball’s Quest for Number 2
April 21, 2012, Comments Off

[A guest post by Kaushik Lakshman on why basketball is poised to be the next big sport in India] It is no secret that c ...

Ashley Young takes a tumble at the slightest of contacts from Shaun Derry
Why football needs video referrals
April 14, 2012, Comments Off

Sixty-one minutes had elapsed. Wigan Athletic, looking to climb out of the relegation zone of the Barclays Premier Leagu ...

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The God Who Failed*
March 16, 2012, Comments Off

  I write this not to praise Tendulkar, but to denounce the hundred. 1. It has come in a game India  lost. 2. It ...

Estadio San Mamés -- THe Cathedral
On Bilbao and Bielsa
March 16, 2012, 1 Comment

Years ago when I was making a mental list of football stadiums that I’d one day like to visit, San Mamés featured som ...

Marian Pahars, now Skonto's manager (image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
From the Archives: Marian Pahars
February 12, 2012, 4 Comments

Marian Pahars was in my dreams last night. I have to blame a friend with whom I had earlier in the day gotten talking ab ...

Talent: No question. Intangibles: ?
Andy Murray and the “clutch” question.
February 2, 2012, 3 Comments

Andy Murray isn’t an ethereally beautiful being. He doesn’t brim with flawlessness. His tennis doesn’t radiate wit ...