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  • IPL 7: Parvez Rasool hopes to end jinx at Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Friday 14 Feb '14IPL 7 auction: It will be a real honour and privilege to work under VVS Laxman, says Parvez Rasool.
  • IPL 7 auction: Working-class heroes Karn Sharma, Rishi Dhawan

    Friday 14 Feb '14For first time in IPL history, bidding was intense for uncapped players.
  • Indian Premier League: Yuvraj Singh is Mr Bank

    Thursday 13 Feb '14Yuvraj becomes most expensive signing at IPL 7 auction as RCB buys him for Rs 14crore.
  • The Pietersen fiasco

    Sunday 09 Feb '14One of Englandís greatest-ever batsmen has been left out without explanation. The cricket world wants the England and Wales Board to speak up and give reasons.
  • The saving grace

    Sunday 26 Jan '14Juan Mataís arrival will give a big lift to Manchester Unitedís fortunes, but this is just a cosmetic change as United must regain their winning mentality to be successful again
  • Englandís KP conundrum

    Sunday 12 Jan '14The face-off between team director Andy Flower and batsman Kevin Pietersen has been averted for now but the controversy will return to haunt England cricket unless the ECB acts decisively
  • As good as it gets

    Sunday 29 Dec '13Unitedís continued hegemony, occasionally threatened by Chelsea and City, had made Premier League somewhat boring for the neutrals. Things have changed for better post Ferguson
  • Defining moment

    Sunday 15 Dec '13For all their success at home, the Indian team would be judged by their performance in the upcoming overseas Test matches. This is a kind of task that separates the men from the boys
  • Mitchell Johnson - The big question

    Sunday 01 Dec '13Mitchell Johnson will continue to be a gamble unless he becomes consistent.
  • Arsenal F.C. will need to inherit Manchester Unitedís DNA

    Sunday 17 Nov '13On paper, thereís still some room for comfort but that one loss at Old Trafford has suddenly cast a serious doubt over the north London clubís title aspirations
  • 67,000 Sachin Tendulkar masks, 199 kg of rose petals, giant screens in maidans

    Tuesday 05 Nov '13From November 6, Sachin Tendulkar will play his last Test at Eden Gardens.
  • Sachin Tendulkar at Eden Gardens: Of memories some past, some waiting to be created

    Tuesday 05 Nov '13The CAB has decked up the stadium facade and interior with Tendulkarís posters and cut-outs.
  • The double game

    Sunday 03 Nov '13If ball tampering is cheating, why is there a difference in the severity of punishments handed out to offenders? The time has come to accept that the ICCís Ďspirit of cricketí is nothing but a vague idea
  • Disadvantage R Ashwin

    Monday 21 Oct '13Indiaís leading spinner has been struggling to make his mark for some time now.
  • A unique champion

    Sunday 20 Oct '13Online polls and the Twitter world seldom care for perspective. And though popular choice makes Sachin Tendulkar overwhelmingly superior to others, some facts can never be ignored
  • After Ian Chappell, Manjrekar hints at commentators' box intrigue

    Wednesday 09 Oct '13The BCCI reportedly has strict dos and don'ts for the commentators.
  • Take charge, Mr Moyes

    Sunday 06 Oct '13Manchester United manager David Moyes has to go about his task on his own terms, without stopping to look over his shoulder and caring too much about what Ferguson is thinking
  • The Shashank redemption?

    Friday 04 Oct '13After Manoharís outburst against N Srinivasan, other dissenting voices emerge within board.
  • A true champion

    Sunday 22 Sep '13History beckons Wayne Rooney if he commits himself long-term at Old Trafford. If heís still unhappy because of Fergusonís presence, he must forget the past and move on