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Why and why not: Sachin Tendulkar has had to tune out a chorus of voices telling him when to retire

Wednesday 13 November '13

Amidst lows and sporadic highs of his twilight years, Sachin has had to tune out a chorus of voices.
The Circus Has Left the Town

Sunday 20 October '13

In the Thalassery-Kannur belt, a circus town finds its gymnastic dreams faltering
For a generation, Sachin Tendulkar was the last link to childhood

Friday 11 October '13

In India, cricket fans of a certain age will find it hard to imagine cricket without Tendulkar.
The Fandulkars

Friday 11 October '13

The curly mop has receded over 24 years, but the nation-wide adulation has remained a constant.
Dilshan leaves, more to come

Thursday 10 October '13

Sri Lanka are going to have an awfully hard time replacing him.
KP Thomas: The first-ever PE instructor to win the Dronacharya

Sunday 1 September '13

Thomas retired 13 years ago, but he’s still at the ground most mornings.
Floating batsmen, all at sea

Wednesday 14 August '13

Before the Ashes began, it was hard to pick Australia’s best top six.
Sleep-deprived junior hockey girls living the dream

Thursday 8 August '13

As soon as the team landed in Delhi they walked into a raucous airport welcome.
Rowing out of tennis backwaters

Wednesday 24 July '13

Court number five at the RK Khanna tennis complex is watched over by a small group, composed nearly entirely of coaching staff and family members
UP Swing

Sunday 21 July '13

At Meerut's Victoria Park, pacers learn the art of moving the ball both ways quite early. Karthik Krishnaswamy visits the ground where Bhuvneshwar followed Praveen’s footsteps.
Exclusive: Cheteshwar Pujara ready to shift gears

Monday 15 July '13

Pujara is about to face an important time in his career, with a potential ODI debut in Zimbabwe.
A method to Hughes' madness

Saturday 13 July '13

This has been Hughes’s fate right through his career. Coming into the Ashes, he had endured a horror tour of India
A method to Hughes’ madness

Saturday 13 July '13

At one end, number eleven Ashton Agar stroked a languid 98. At the other, number six Phil Hughes made an unbeaten 81.
Reverse swing

Wednesday 10 July '13

In the build-up to the Ashes, reverse swing has been a major talking point, particularly after England’s displays in the Champions Trophy.
Survival of the fittest

Tuesday 9 July '13

Murray’s daily regime includes an hour of beach running, 90 minutes of yoga in a 43-degree sauna, multiple sets of chin-ups with a 20kg weight strapped around his waist
Ashes mercury rises as Aussies show spark

Thursday 4 July '13

A week on from Mickey Arthur's sacking, Australia's Ashes hopes seem to have brightened, if only to the extent that the dominant media assessment
Minimum Tests bar set too low

Monday 1 July '13

Last month, the ICC Cricket Committee had voiced its concern over the rising number
'Minimum Tests' is a half-measure

Saturday 1 June '13

Bangladesh, since their ascension to Test status, have met Sri Lanka 14 times and Australia only 4.
Great expectations of Pep

Wednesday 29 May '13

How much can Guardiola change Bayern’s style of play?
Rajasthan put off-field issues behind, beat Hyderabad in Eliminator

Thursday 23 May '13

Rajasthan to meet Mumbai in Qualifier and through to the Champions League T20.


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