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Underdogs have done well in Euro

Unlike the World Cup, the European Championship has always been kinder to underdogs.

It has treated lesser teams with a kid's glove instead of felling them with a ruthless knockout punch.

The triu

Champions League: Didier Drogba delivers again


The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea on Saturday wasn’t a classic in the mould of the Real Madrid-Eintracht Frankfurt epic at Hampden Park, Glasgow, in 1960. Nor was it as dram

FCI players prove a point in league


The Chennai Football Association senior division league, which concluded last month, was bittersweet for Food Corporation of India (FCI).

As a team, FCI struggled from start to finish and avoided re

Can TN end Santosh misery?


Tamil Nadu have never been a pushover in national football. The state have produced a number of top-class players, coaches and teams over the years.

Simon Sundarraj, Kittu, Gunapandian and Nagesh ar

Volley of praise for veteran coach Dakshina


A man used to life on the sidelines was thrust in front of the arc lights at the MRK Stadium, Egmore, on Sunday.

Ace volleyball coach S. Dakshinamoorthy was distinctly uncomfortable at being the cen

After Police thrashing, Excise give up fight


It’s all over for Central Excise. They lost the battle as well as the war in the Chennai Football Association senior division league here on Friday.

Excise will join Chennai FC in the first divisio

FCI almost secure safety with Police win


Food Corporation of India (FCI) took a giant step towards preserving their place in the Chennai Football Association senior division league with a superb 2-0 win over Tamil Nadu Police in a playoff he

100 days to go for the greatest show, London Olympics


The collective gaze of the sporting world would be on London from July 27 to August 12. Wednesday (April 18) marks the 100-day countdown for the greatest sporting extravaganza known to mankind: the Ol

Grand realises his dream


S. Grand Duraipandian is a relaxed man these days. The Chennai Customs coach has accomplished his mission of winning the Chennai Football Association senior division league. During the tournament, how

Steds beacon of hope


When Slum Children Sports Talent and Education Development Society (SCSTEDS) entered the Chennai Football Association fourth division league in 2007, few would have imagined that the Vysarpadi-based c

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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