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It came as a bolt from the blue. When N.

Rise & fall of Modi


The fall was as swift as the rise. Lalit Modi, the mastermind of the ritzy Indian Premier League, is now a persona non grata in Indian cricket.

BCCI expels Lalit Modi after plea for stay rejected

It took just over 10 minutes for the Indian cricket board to slap a life ban on Lalit Modi, architect of the Indian Premier League, at the BCCI’s special general meeting chaired by N.

Paes, Czechs make a formidable combo

“This is my advice. If you want to succeed at doubles, find a partner from the Czech Republic.” Leander Paes’ quip during the presentation ceremony of the US Open was more than just flattery aimed at his partner Radek Stepanek with whom the Indian veteran won his 14th career slam on Sunday.

Ashwin keen on all-rounder role


Over the last couple of years, R. Ashwin has grown in stature as fast as he collected those 92 wickets in 16 Tests. The off-spinner, armed with a repertoire of deliveries to keep the batsmen guessing all the time, looks cut out for a bigger role in the young Indian side. Ashwin, who is leading the TNCA XI in the Buchi Babu all-India tournament, spoke to this newspaper on various subjects.

Not worried about selection: Gambhir

Highs and lows are as natural as day and night in a sportsperson’s career. Only a few are capable of surviving the toughest period and Gautam Gambhir surely belongs to that never-say-never tribe.

‘Posterboy’ Prashanth proves mettle

A two-kilometre stretch leading up the Kari Motor Speedway here on Sunday was punctuated with posters of Prashanth Tharani even outnumbering the official hoardings of JK Tyre Racing Championship.

Vishnu ends Akhil’s domination

Chennai driver Vishnu Prasad ruled the track at the Kari Motor Speedway on Saturday as he racked up three podium finishes in the second round of the JK Tyre Racing India series — twice on the top step and once for third place.

Yet another Seb on his way

Looks like the Sebastiens are the kings when it comes to the World Rally Championship. After an era dominated by Sebastien Loeb, the most decorated driver in the history of the WRC with nine consecutive titles since 2004, the ‘ultimate race against the clock’ seems to have found a worthy successor in another Sebastien (Ogier).

No Indian Grand Prix in 2014

Bernie Ecclestone

It’s official. Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that there will be no Indian Grand Prix in 2014, but the Formula One boss said the race would return the following season on an earlier date.

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