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Crafting willows with passion

Published on 28-Mar-2015
batmaker James Laver at his workshop in Waipawa, New Zealand. Some of the stars featuring in the World Cup final today between Australia and New Zealand will be using blades manufactured by Laver. AFP

Few cricket fans have heard of James Laver, even though the master craftsman's bats - likened to "Stradivarius in willow" - have...

For the love of the road

Published on 28-Mar-2015
MS Dhoni. Reuters File Photo.

There was no more than a twirl of the bat in the form of celebration when MS Dhoni sealed India's 2011 World Cup triumph with...

Age causing the big rage

Published on 28-Mar-2015
seeing red: Once the enforcer, aging Liverpool star Steven Gerrard has not been able to call upon his famed leadership skills off late. reuters

For Steven Gerrard, the flight to a new life in California cannot come soon enough. He is as much an icon in Liverpool, his hometown......

One who set the trend long ago

Published on 28-Mar-2015
championing a cause Renee Richards' decision to undergo a sex change and compete on the women's tour was met with a lot of resentment but she tided through the crisis to earn plaudits much later. reuters

More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's...

This week

Published on 28-Mar-2015
Victoria Azarenka wil be hoping to go all the way in Miami.

Cricket: World Cup concludes with Australia taking on New Zealand in the final at the MCG on Sunday.

Gallery

Published on 28-Mar-2015
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

UEFA has warned all the Champions League quarterfinal teams to stop their players harassing referees, secretary general Gianni Infantino said.

Combination of pieces is very vital

Published on 28-Mar-2015
Chess

Checkmate is the most beautiful sight on a chessboard and it conveys the harmony and co-ordination between the pieces. For any attack...

This week

Published on 14-Mar-2015
FORMULA ONE. AP File Photo.

The World Cup in Australia and New Zealand moves to the business end with the quarterfinals starting on Wednesday.

Steps to the pinnacle

Published on 14-Mar-2015
unconquered: Throughout the season, the Karnataka Ranji Trophy team showed great camaraderie while quelling all the challenges. dh photo/ srikanta sharma r

First, let's quickly paddle through the obvious. Robin Uthappa made 912 runs to become the highest run-getter in the just...

Time to rein in the players

Published on 14-Mar-2015
Champions League games. AP Photo.

The Champions League is the best competition on earth, and at times the most cynical. The tournament matters...

Photo Gallery
A resident looks on as waters rise...

A resident looks on as waters rise...

Kashmiri villagers pull the body of a cow...

Kashmiri villagers pull the body of a cow...

Kashmiri villagers and officials look at the body...

Kashmiri villagers and officials look at the body...

Kashmiri villagers look on during rescue efforts...

Kashmiri villagers look on during rescue efforts...

A Kashmiri villager cries...

A Kashmiri villager cries...

Kashmiri villagers and officials search for bodies...

Kashmiri villagers and officials search for bodies...

A resident carries a child through rising waters...

A resident carries a child through rising waters...

Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue efforts...

Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue efforts...

A man passes through a submerged bridge...

A man passes through a submerged bridge...

Vehicles pass through submerged bridge...

Vehicles pass through submerged bridge...

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