1. Tennis Bytes: Nadal Steals Djokovic's Thunder, Wozniacki's Nightmare Continues

    Novak Djokovic might have secured a much cherished win at the Dubai Duty Free Championships—with another convincing victory over Roger Federer —but it was the World No...

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  2. Roger Federer's Thought Processes: Between Points, Not a Robot (Humor)

    The Japanese are offended. If Roger Federer had to compare himself to a robot, then why did he have to choose Robocop and not their beloved Giant Robot ? Surely a titan ...

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  3. ICC World Cup 2011: Ticketing Fiascos and Lathi-Charges

    Cricket fans across India are left aghast and appalled by the CWC ticketing fiasco that culminated in a lathi-charge on eager fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on the 24th of February, 2011...

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  4. Sir Donald Bradman’s Summer of Delight

    Donald George Bradman made his Test debut for Australia, aged 20, against the 1928-29 visiting England side...

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  5. Caroline Wozniacki Following Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina?

    The game of musical chairs at the top of the pile continues, featuring Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki. The Belgian enjoyed a short spell as No. 1 before being swapped out by the surprisingly resilient Dane within a week...

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  6. ICC World Cup 2011: Ode To Kenya, Just a Summer of '69?(Humor)

    (Sung by Steve Tikolo and his band of miserly men to the tune of Bryan Adams ’ "Summer of '69") We got no real sixes Bought it against a Kiwi side Tried ...

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  7. ICC World Cup 2011: Better Cricket at the CWC, But More Money at the IPL

    The ICC ODI World Cup or simply the CWC may have better cricket, but it is the Indian Premier League (IPL) that will have more eyeballs and larger wads of advertising money thrown at it...

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  8. ICC World Cup 2011: Mumbai Fire Brigade Pulls Up Wankhede

    Mumbai cricket fans were in for a shock on the eve of the opening encounter between India and Bangladesh at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh...

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  9. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Security Precautions and Sena Disruptions

    Should you feel secure at the 2011 ICC ODI World Cup? Indian authorities believe that you should. Mumbai police have put in place extraordinary precautions to ensure that there are no disruptions or sabotage of the premier event...

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  10. Cricket Bytes: More Random Shots On The ICC World Cup

    The 10th ICC ODI World Cup features 14 teams. Of these, only six to eight teams have a realistic chance of winning the cup...

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  11. Cricket Bytes: Really Random Shots on Team India's World Cup

    The ICC ODI World Cup is almost upon us. Practice matches—prior to the hurly-burly of the tournament—are in full swing...

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  12. Tennis Bytes: From Australian Open Results To Predicting Winners...and Losers

    Spoilsport Novak Novak Djokovic played spoilsport at the 2011 Australian Open annexing his second major after a dry spell of three years...

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  13. Indian Cricket: World Cup Selection Conundrums and Death Knells

    The Indian team’s preparations for the World Cup recovered from a minor hiccup when Shantakumaran Sreesanth replaced the injured Praveen Kumar in the side...

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  14. Indian Cricket: Sourav Ganguly Has Not Retired, Yet (Satire)

    Sourav Ganguly has retired from international cricket. Sourav Ganguly has not retired from international cricket. Sourav Ganguly wishes to play in the IPL. Sourav Ganguly cannot play in the IPL...

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  15. ICC Spot-Fixing Verdict Puts Butt, Asif and Amir In a Tight Spot

    The ICC tribunal hearing into the spot-fixing scandal made public its verdict last Saturday, the 5th of February, 2011. All three Pakistani cricketers— Salman Butt , Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir —were indicted and handed bans...

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  16. Five Sizzling Questions Facing Indian Tennis: After Paes and Bhupathi, Who?

    The Wall Street Journal—at the start of the 2011 Australian Open—published an article titled Five Sizzling Tennis Questions ...

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  17. Cricket Bytes: Of Saurav Ganguly, Spot-Fixing Verdicts and World Cup Contenders

    Saurav Ganguly is going, going, gone… The Bengali player’s hopes of participating in IPL4 were dealt a death-blow by objections raised by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals ...

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  18. Quote Misquote:Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic Et Al (Satire)

    STANISLAS WAWRINKA "I have no idea. Sorry. I have no idea why." What he really meant: I don’t know why Europeans dominate tennis right now. I just play, man, don’t bother me...

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  19. Quote/Misquote: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Li Na and Maria Sharapova(Satire)

    ROGER FEDERER “Yeah, I mean, they say that very quickly, so… Let’s talk in six months again.” What he really meant: Don’t write off Rafa or me as of yet...

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  20. Rafael Nadal's Shattered Dream, Justine Henin's Farewell and Mused Tweets

    Gloom descended on the rafters at Melbourne Park. The courts will be bathed in bright sunlight Thursday morning, but there will be a weary leadenness in the hearts of tennis players, officials and fans...

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  21. Alexandr Dolgopolov's Unexpected Run Ends Predictably: Andy Murray Wins (Satire)

    — SATIRE — So, who is Alexandr Dolgopolov? WHO IS THIS GUY? Why did I not know or hear of him? He’s Ukrainian, you don’t say? Ukrainians play ...

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  22. Caroline Wozniacki's Kangaroo, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes Vamos (Satire)

    —SATIRE— Post-match press conferences are boring. I mean, come on, who wants to talk about the match? It’s just another day at the office. Get wise, guys, we’re pros...

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  23. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Progress in Contrasting Styles

    It's Sunday evening and it’s seven days into the 2011 Australian Open . The spotlight remains focused on the rivalry for the ages. Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are on course for a shoot-out on Sunday, the 30th of January...

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  24. Indian Team Selections and Plate to Cup Journey for Rajasthan in Ranji

    The debate rages on. Have the Indian selectors chosen the best possible side for the ODI World Cup? The argument centres on whether there ought to have been a backup keeper...

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  25. Daniela Hantuchova Exits,Aravane Rezai Is Erased And Nikolay Davydenko Is Upset

    It’s always difficult coming into the first Grand Slam of the year. It is as though one has to shake off the excesses of the Christmas festivities,shed the trappings of successes in the previous year and get down to business on a clean slate...

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