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FIDE Grand Prix: The field of dreams

Top level chess is so withdrawn from the mainstream media that it is unlikely to ever generate much viewership except for the World Championship matches. Seldom do people know how the challenger is chosen to play the world champion. read more

Originally posted 2015-04-15 12:57:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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What did we learn from the World Cup?

Australia stepped on the park in Melbourne Cricket Ground as a team determined to win it for the nation, for each of themselves, for their retiring captain Michael Clarke and most importantly for the 16th member of their team, Phil Hughes, who was for sure cheering for them from the heavens. read more

Originally posted 2015-05-29 12:25:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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Rafael Nadal form slump: The mojo of the King of Clay

It is that time of the year again. The pulses start racing for football fans as the Barclays Premier League draws to a close, cricket lovers sit back to enjoy the start of the county season and tennis fans witness Rafael Nadal’s latest exploits in clay….only that the latter may just produce a few jolts this time around. Yes, for the first time in about a decade, Rafael Nadal will not start as the bookies favourite to win at the clay court masters series and in the second grand slam of the year – French Open. The certainty of Nadal winning in his fortress of Roland Garros has been up there alongside universal facts like the sun rising in the east. However, if Roland Garros was Gotham, a threat has been sent to Nadal on the back of a calling card of a Djoker. read more

Originally posted 2015-04-15 08:43:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter