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Will real Brazil show up?

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AP | TERESOPOLIS

Brazil face what should be a relatively simple task to advance past the group stage at their home World Cup — draw or beat a Cameroon team that is playing its last match before flying home. But in a tournament already full of surprises, Brazilian players are wary ahead of Monday's...

Clash of Spain-beaters

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AP | RIO DE JANEIRO

The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but both still want to win Group B and avoid the likely prospect of facing host nation Brazil in their next match. Two of the tournament's early high-fliers meet on Monday at Sao Paulo's Itaquerao Stadium...

Croatia’s ‘final’ against Mexico

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AFP | Recife

Niko Kovac says his Croatia side is facing their own World Cup 'final' against Mexico on Monday with only a win guaranteeing them a place in the last 16. Croatia bounced back from their opening 3-1 defeat to hosts Brazil in Group A with a 4-0 demolition of Cameroon last Wednesday...

Coach Loew hails team for comeback

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AFP | Fortaleza

Coach Joachim Loew was delighted by Germany's fight-back in their 2-2 World Cup draw against Ghana despite their below-par performance. Miroslav Klose equalled Brazilian legend Ronaldo's record of 15 World Cup goals after coming off the bench to spare Germany's blushes with the equaliser. Mario Goetze had given Germany the lead before...

Game’s green again

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AP | LONDON

Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova — owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club — were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling...

It’s Mercedes vs Mercedes

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AP | Spielberg

Championship leader Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix here Sunday, putting Mercedes back on top in a nail-biting finale with teammate Lewis Hamilton. The German, clinching his third win this season, managed to hold off Hamilton until the end, with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas taking his first ever podium, in...

Corner

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | AP

Do or die, nothing new for Buffon Natal: It will be nothing new for Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon when the Azzurri face Uruguay on Tuesday with a spot in the second round of the World Cup on the line. Italy will advance with a win or a draw in the Group...

Singles

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | PNS/Agencies

Srinivasan elected unopposed Chennai: BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, was on Sunday unanimously elected as the chief of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the 14th consecutive year. As has been the case for over 10 years, all the sitting office bearers and executive committee members were elected unopposed during the...

French fiesta

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | AP | Salvador

5-2 mauling of Swiss put France’s one leg in R16 France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of. Four years ago to the day, France’s players shamed the nation by going on strike at the last World Cup. On...

Benzema on a roll

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | AP | Salvador

Karim Benzema had never scored in a major competition before this World Cup. Now he’s quickly becoming one of the stars of the tournament. His outstanding performance in Friday’s 5-2 win against Switzerland, where he scored one goal, made another and was a fraction away from scoring another, earned him a...

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A legacy of conflict

19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan

A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without...

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Series of events on World Photography Day

20 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

To mark the occasion of ‘World Photography Day’, members of Jharkhand Photographic Association organized photo-walk and on the spot photography contest on Sunday. The photographers captured the scenic beauty of Ghahari Dham located in Lapung block...

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