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Hamilton knows he needs to get his act together

Lewis Hamilton is calm about what could happen to Mercedes if they are hauled before a Formula One tribunal to explain their secret tyre test, but he is worried about his own form.

Ten-wicket Swann spins England to win

England’s Ian Bell celebrates the dismissal of Doug Bracewell in the second Test against New Zealand in Headingley on Tuesday.	—

Graeme Swann took six wickets and 10 in the match as England dodged the rain clouds hovering over Headingley to wrap-up a 247-run second Test victory over New Zealand on Tuesday and secure a 2-0 serie

Nadal survives bad day at office

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns to Daniel Brands of Germany during their French Open first round match at Roland Garros in Paris on

All seemed normal as Rafael Nadal walked on to Chatrier Court to begin his pursuit of an eighth French Open title but Germany’s Daniel Brands ensured it was no regular Monday at the office for the defending champion who survived a huge scare.

Sex and violence


Sex, violence and emotional anguish found resonance in the films screened at the Cannes film festival this year, including many of those vying for the top honour — the Palme d’Or.

Superb Robben gives Bayern victory


Bayern Munich overcame the heartbreak of losing two finals in three seasons by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a memorable all-German Champions League final on Saturday to become European champions f

‘Our focus is on Champions Trophy, not Ashes’


The Ashes will be playing at the back of every Australian cricketer’s mind but captain Michael Clarke wants them to focus on the immediate job in hand — the Champions Trophy.

3 planets line up for celestial show today

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky this month, will be joined by tiny Mercury for a rare celestial show this weekend.

Nadal back to old routine


Watching Rafa Nadal churn his way through the claycourt season over the past few weeks, it seems nothing much has changed since his French Open triumph a year ago despite a lengthy injury layoff.

Dominant Serena fearful of the enemy within

Based on form, Serena Williams is a stand-out favourite to win a second French Open title but her record at Roland Garros means she approaches the tournament with a touch of apprehension and fearful o

Image change for home cinema

The Indian contingent at Cannes is the largest one to date, and sees the 66th edition of the festival as a chance to showcase a new genre of Indian movies globally and to promote India as a place to b

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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.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.