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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...

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People being rescued from their homes after flood water entered into their houses...

People being rescued from their homes after flood water entered into their houses...

Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali during the promotion of their forthcoming film 'Leela-Ek Paheli'...

Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali during the promotion of their forthcoming film 'Leela-Ek Paheli'...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Tarak Janubhai Mehta ...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Tarak Janubhai Mehta ...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Arunima Sinha during Padma Awards 2015 function...

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Arunima Sinha during Padma Awards 2015 function...

Manohar Parrikar reviews an honor guard upon his arrival at Defense Ministry in Tokyo...

Manohar Parrikar reviews an honor guard upon his arrival at Defense Ministry in Tokyo...

Gray Heron bird seen at Madiwala Lake in Bengaluru...

Gray Heron bird seen at Madiwala Lake in Bengaluru...

Mumbai Indians' players Unmukt Chand and Parthiv Patel with the team's head coach Ricky Ponting...

Mumbai Indians' players Unmukt Chand and Parthiv Patel with the team's head coach Ricky Ponting...

Villagers try to pull the bodies of victims from the rubble after a hillside collapsed ...

Villagers try to pull the bodies of victims from the rubble after a hillside collapsed ...

Villagers watch the rescue operation at the site of a damaged house after a hillside collapsed...

Villagers watch the rescue operation at the site of a damaged house after a hillside collapsed...

A resident looks on as waters rise...

A resident looks on as waters rise...

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