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Lahore Lions’ pain, Chennai Super Kings Gain

EFFORT IN VAIN: Lahore Lions’ players are jubilant after dismissing a Perth Scorchers batsman. — R. Samuel

For a short while, defending a below-par score, Lahore Lions showed grit and for about half-hour of play during the Perth Scorchers’ innings, it looked like they would pull off the impossible.

Lahore Lions target semi-final spot

Lahore Lions will have to be at their best to upstage the Perth Scorchers.— Asian age

It’s ironic that the Lahore Lions, whose participation in the Champions League T20 looked remote, are now in with a distinct possibility of knocking out one of the most successful IPL teams in its sev

Serbs ready for a great future

For a country of Serbia’s size, the sporting passion of their nation dwarfs bigger countries.

Crowd support stirs passion in bullring

A spectator shows his support.

For a while out there, Somdev Devvarman looked out of his league.

Indians lost plot in the mind

 Dusan Lajovic

Sport, as in life, is all about being mentally strong. Professional skills are a pre-requisite but there are times when you need to make a slight change in perception and strategy and lift your game.

Bogdan Obradovic has strategy in place

Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic (centre) with his team members at the KSLTA in Bengaluru on Thursday. — R. Samuel

For starters, the Serbs aren’t the kind to complain; they take life as it comes and don’t believe in self-pity.

Camaraderie is the key

Indian Davis Cup players Somdev Devvarman (from left), Rohan Bopanna, non-playing captain Anand Amritraj, Leander Paes —R.Samuel

For a sport that thrives on individual talent and flair, Davis Cup is the bond that brings players together.

Will play as long as fire burns in me: Leander Paes

Rohan Bopanna (from left), Leander Paes, Zeeshan Ali and Anand Amritraj at a training session in Bengaluru. (Photo: R. Samuel)

For a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, Leander Paes and the Davis Cup are bonded for life.

Team MRF’s Lappi, Gill set for Malaysian grind

Going into the fourth leg of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2013, Team MRF’s youngest recruit, Esapekka Lappi — the raciest in current times in the eyes of none other than India’s top rallyist, Gaurav Gill — will come up against the strongest challenge in his fledgling, yet supremely successful stint in rallying.

Five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders including the militant group’s spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid have announced their oath of allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, self-proclaimed caliph

When the Ethiopian footballer, Fikru Teferra Lemessa, chipped the ball over the rival goalkeeper, the roar that reverberated through the Salt Lake Stadium could have been mistaken for a goal scored in