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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...