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CAN HE FIRE? India will hope that Virat Kohli, who had a good Test series, comes good in the crucial match against Australia.
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CAN HE FIRE? India will hope that Virat Kohli, who had a good Test series, comes good in the crucial match against Australia.

A must-win game for India

With three victories in three matches, the hosts have already qualified for the final in Perth on February 1. »
Australia vs South Africa, semifinal, 1999. So Near Yet So Far

Falling short

The South Africa of 1999 remains one of the greatest teams never to have won the cup »
P. Kashyap and Saina Nehwal. Photos: Rajeev Bhatt

Syed Modi Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kashyap claim titles

Kashyap upsets Srikanth, regains men’s title »

Cricket

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Last chance saloon

Players who will have their swansong in 2015

Not many are blessed with a chance to bow out in style. Even the best of them all, Sir Donald Bradman, needing four runs in his last innings to finish with a perfect average of 100, fell for nought... »

Football

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale shoots a penalty to score against Cordoba during their Spanish First Division soccer match at El Arcangel stadium in Cordoba on January 24, 2015.

La Liga: Bale rescues Real Madrid

Gareth Bale scored a late winner from the penalty spot after Cristiano Ronaldo had been sent off for the ninth time in his career as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Cordoba 2-1. Barce... »

Tennis

AT THE VERY LIMIT: Nick Kyrgios fought back from two sets down, saving a match-point in the fourth set, to beat Andreas Seppi and make his second Grand Slam quarterfinal in under a year.

Kyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals

He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Mel... »

Other Sports

MRF Challenge: Toby Sowery is champion

Eighteen-year-old Toby Sowery of UK was crowned the MRF Challenge 2014 champion after a podium finish in Race three in the third and final round at the Irungattukottai track near here on Sund... »

Hockey

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Punjab Warriors captain Jamie Dwyer about to score one of his two goals against Kalinga Lancers. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar

HIL 2015: Dwyer blunts Kalinga Lancers’ charge

Jaypee Punjab Warriors skipper Jamie Dwyer led from the front as his team beat Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in the Hero Hockey India League here on Sunday. Down 1-0 in the first quarter, Warriors... »

Races

Quasar claims Golconda Derby Stakes

Mr. Jaydev M. Mody rep. J. M. Livestock Pvt Ltd and M/s Tanmay A. Agashe & Madhav G. Patankar’s Quasar (Suraj Narredu up) won the Deccan Bookmakers Golconda Derby Stakes, the main event of the... »

Pages from the past Digging out some classic articles from our exhaustive archives.

That night...June 25, 1983

Field Marshal extraordinaire

Giving the boys their due

The fascinating journey with Lara

Salute to a great team in decline

Let us resolve...

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