1. India vs. South Africa Cricket: Thoughts Before the First Ball Is Bowled

    If this is the Final Frontier for India, is the run-up to the series the Final Countdown? If Tendulkar scores his 50th ton in the first Test, will he be a centurion or a half-centurion ...

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  2. Rafael Nadal Effect: Bolshoi the Boxer Yearns for Armani (Satire)

    My dog, Bolshoi the Boxer, was saying, "I hear that Rafael Nadal is going to strip for Armani underwear." I replied, “Hmm. Is that so?” “Yes,” he replied...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 1,049 reads 5 comments

  3. Somdev's Tripura, a Full-Strength Australian Open and Serbian Tennis Politics

    Somdev Devvarman continues to delight his many fans. His expressed desire to coach budding, upcoming players from his home state has the Tripura government agog...

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  4. Saina Nehwal Caps Year With Hong Kong Super Series Triumph

    Saina Nehwal added another glorious chapter to the annals of Indian sport on Sunday, Dec. 12. The young Hyderabadi clinched her fourth Super Series title at Hong Kong, defeating ...

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  5. Ashes 2010: Ramblings, Rumblings and Grumblings (Satire)

    Some ramblings,rumblings and grumblings on the current Ashes series: There’s a lot of Strauss on Ricky Ponting to pull up his socks and make a contribution. The press-hounds are Ponting out scapegoats — Ricky is first among equals...

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  6. Indian Cricket: A 5-0 Whipping for NZ, South Africa Beckons

    Another ODI series ends. India run away 5-0 victors, handing the Black Caps yet another whitewash on their sub-continent sojourn. Vettori’s team began the tour well. Chris Martin gave India a scare in the first Test...

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  7. Bolshoi the Boxer and the IPL (Satire)

    My dog,Bolshoi the Boxer, is quite peeved with me. How do I know that? Well, for one, he keeps giving me these dirty looks, looks that would have you believe that I am going to eat up everything that is laid in his name-plated bowl...

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  8. Ashes 2010: England Go One Up, Ricky Ponting Up Against It

    Two Tests into the Ashes and England are up 1-0. It could very well have been 1-1 but for a stirring fight-back by Strauss, Cook and Trott in the first Test at the Gabba...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 188 reads 2 comments

  9. Tennis Bytes: Serbian Celebrations,"Imbeciles" and Awards Galore

    Novak Djokovic is now truly bold, beautiful and bald. He capped a marvellous 2010 by leading Serbia to its first ever Davis Cup championship in front of a raucous, baying and partisan home crowd in Belgrade...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 519 reads 5 comments

  10. The Apprenticeship of Roger Federer: Long, Arduous and Fruitful

    16 Grand Slams to his name and still counting, Roger Federer , the Swiss champion, is master of all he surveys. One French Open, six Wimbledons, five US Opens and four Australian Opens (66 ATP titles); you could hardly call his trophy cupboard bare...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 2,130 reads 27 comments

  11. IPL: Recusal, All-Rounder Ganguly and the Return of Lara (Satire)

    The BCCI created some kind of legal precedent by forcing former Justice BN Srikrishna—the court appointed arbitrator for the legal battle between BCCI and Kings XI—to seek recusal from his engagement...

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  12. Tennis Bytes: World Tour Finals, Friendship and Chennai

    Roger Federer had a plan and stuck to it. Come hell or high water! Poor Rafael Nadal! If only he had known! Federer may have just a solitary Slam to his credit this year but he sure knows how to throw a year-end party...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 489 reads 4 comments

  13. The Guangzhou Asian Games: It Came, We Saw, It Went

    It’s been two weeks of waiting in vain for Indian athletes to prove their CommonWealth Games medal haul was no flash in the pan. But it was not to be...

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  14. Lalit Modi, Cheerleaders and Bollywood Culture: A Modern Tale (Satire)

    I had just stepped out of Bandra station after having climbed up and down the railway bridge. Globus, the retail outlet, were having a huge season-ending sale and I was in a tearing hurry to get there...

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  15. IPL Bytes: Kochi's Demise, Shashi Tharoor's Anguish and Lalit Modi's Reprieve

    The Kochi consortium have no glad tidings for even their most die-hard supporters. The investors in the franchise have struck the death blow, communicating their inability to work together to the BCCI...

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  16. Somdev's Sanam, Mission 2018, Maradona's Showboating and Davis Cup Teams

    Somdev Devvarman carries the hopes of a billion on his lean, sinewy frame. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are aging warriors. They will soon be gone. But Somdev is undaunted at the prospect of stepping into the boots of these stalwarts...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 314 reads 2 comments

  17. How Many Times Must Rahul Dravid Prove His Critics Wrong?

    He’s called Mr. Dependable, Mr. Reliable, Jammy and simply The Wall. If Raymond—the famed suitings and shirtings brand—has the Complete Man, then Team India retains the Complete Team Man...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 1,033 reads 3 comments

  18. Asiad Tennis,The Indian Express, Nadal and Goodwill Ambassadors

    Sania Mirza continues to delight her Indian fans. She followed up her CommonWealth Games individual silver with an Asiad bronze at Guangzhou...

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  19. Indian Team Selection For ODIs and SA Tour: Saha Makes the Cut

    The BCCI, of late, are more than a little adventurous in their selection of the Indian cricket team for the ODIs. The line-up for the India, New Zealand ODI series is along expected—and unexpected—lines...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 1,283 reads 2 comments

  20. IPL Round-Up: Dates, Auctions, Rules and Arbitration

    Life goes on and so does the IPL. The IPL Governing Council met on Wednesday, the 19th of November, 2010 and it was business as usual. The council members seem untouched by the sordid drama enacted on various stages...

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  21. Rafael Nadal Endorsed by John McEnroe and Andy Murray: An Anticipated Retort

    Rafael Nadal has been endorsed twice in the past few days. John McEnroe has gone on record terming him the best athlete among the current lot of players; probably as good as his contemporary, Bjorn Borg...

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  22. McCullum Keeps India at Bay With Classy Double: Second Test Drawn

    The second Test match at Hyderabad ended as a damp squib as well. There were many who considered the tourists easy meat coming into the Test series. The New Zealand batsmen obviously had other thoughts...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 79 reads 2 comments

  23. Bitter IPL Twitter: The Modi Tharoor Spat And The IPL Soap

    A pome devoted to the IPL. It's a bit dated, but here goes: So the shit hits the fan! Just like in the Sardar joke! And the fan is an " IPL produced" fan! ...

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  24. Bhajji, "The Slayer", Flays The Kiwis: Can Dhoni's Luck Hold?

    Harbhajan Singh’s second century at No. 8 in as many innings reads like a fairy tale. He is now the highest run aggregator in the India-New Zealand Test series at home...

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  25. Robin Soderling Clinches Paris Masters in Style: Heartbreak for Monfils Again

    Robin Soderling takes home the Paris Masters for the first time. Monfils could not use the momentum generated by the crowd to make inroads into the Swede’s game...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 351 reads 2 comments