Category Archives: Sports

Pep talk: A commitment to the beautiful game

By Rituraj Borkakoty

At a time when the world is littered with hate and anger, Pep Guardiola has taken matters into his own hands by helping us escape the gloom, albeit momentarily. For 90 minutes, he brings that smile back to our faces by sending football teams that don’t really make the world a fairyland, but they turn their playground into a canvas with their exhilarating passing game.

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From the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’ to the ‘Miracle at Anfield’

By James Jose

Where does one really start? Where does one really begin after a night like that? Sport, in general, and football in particular, is littered with some great and astonishing comebacks but Tuesday night’s Champions League semifinal second leg between Liverpool and Barcelona will perhaps rank right at the top.

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How I overcame my non-sporty past to becoming a ‘great player’

By Sahim Salim

Let me confess, I have never had an athletic bent of mind. I rarely got picked for a sports team in school or college. Growing up in a Sharjah neighbourhood, as children got together for some friendly street football matches that used soft drink cans as goal posts, I was always designated as the ‘trusted’ defender.

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