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Tariq Engineer is a sports tragic who willingly forgoes sleep for the pleasure of watching live events around the globe on television. His dream is to attend all four tennis Grand Slams and all four golf Grand Slams in the same year, though he is prepared to settle for Wimbledon and the Masters.

Jul 14, 2014

England vs India: Dhoni’s captaincy lets Anderson and England off the hook

To start with, Dhoni was content to attack Anderson alone. He pushed the fielders back for Root, taking the pressure off him. That gave Root the leeway to shield Anderson without needing to worry about getting out himself. #Cricket #England #India #India in England 2014 #James Anderson #Joe Root #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #MS Dhoni #Sports #Stuart Binny #Trent bridge

Jul 8, 2014

India in England 2014: Both Dhoni, Cook have their heads on the line

Dhoni has been pilloried by the media for exactly the same reasons as Cook – he is too defensive, he is too reactive, he lets the game drift. #Alastair Cook #England #India #India in England 2014 #IndvsEng #MS Dhoni #OnOurMind #Test series

Jun 25, 2014

Chew on this: FIFA is part of Luis Suarez’s biting problem

in a sport where there is intense pressure to win, where the rewards are enormous and the punishments comparatively minor, Suarez is not the only one who needs to look in the mirror. The way the sport is encouraged to be played is part of the problem. #Biting #Brazil #Diving #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Fred #Italy #Luis Suarez #Uruguay #WC 2014 Features

Jun 22, 2014

India tour of England: MS Dhoni counts on SA, NZ experience

India’s last tour of England in 2011 was a disaster for the visiting side, which lost all four Tests and was bedeviled by injuries. #Alastair Cook #Cricket #England #India #India in England 2014 #MS Dhoni #Sports #Test series

Jun 22, 2014

US Women’s Open: Wie stumbles but recovers to share lead with Yang

Wie made back-to-back birdies to build a four-shot lead, only to give it all back with drives all over Pinehurst No. 2. #Amy Yang #Golf #Julie Inkster #LPGA Tour #Michelle Wie #Pinehurst #Sports #United States #US Women's Open

Jun 12, 2014

This is the best England team I have played with: Wayne Rooney

But Rooney believes that with the emergence of young players like Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana, the Italians will face a very different and improved England team. #Brazil #England #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Italy #Sports #Wayne Rooney #WC 2014 News

Jun 11, 2014

Murray raises expectations and pressure by picking Mauresmo

Murray’s results will now be scrutinized not just to decipher his form and state of mind, but also to see if Mauresmo as female coach and not as an individual is helping or hurting. #Amelie Mauresmo #Andy Murray #InMyOpinion #Sports #Tennis #Wimbledon

Jun 10, 2014

French Open: Rafael Nadal’s iron will proves to be unbreakable again

What Nadal does is break his opponent’s will. He is both the the immovable object and the unstoppable force. #France #French Open #French Open 2014 #Novak Djokovic #Paris #Rafael Nadal #Roland Garros #Sports #Tennis

Jun 2, 2014

The least valuable IPL XI: Gayle, Kallis and Dinda lead the way

Those that tried but failed, that came but did not conquer in IPL 7. Batsmen who struggled to score runs, bowlers who struggled to take wickets and some that struggled to do both. #Amit Mishra #Ashok Dinda #Chris Gayle #Cricket #Delhi Daredevils #Dinesh Karthik #India #IPL 7 #Jacques Kallis #Kolkata Knight Riders #Mumbai Indians #Rajasthan Royals #Royal Challengers Bangalore #Shane Watson #Sports