Of Dope & Hope

That Maria Sharapova failed a dope test, last year, was nothing new. A swift flashback would reveal that it was Martina Hingis before her — one of tennis’ princess charming — who carried that jinxed alchemy for doping. That Hingis retired from tennis and is now on a new-fangled winning spree,...more


Footballer of A Rare Stock

Lothar Matthaeus was, doubtless, a great footballer. He's also a great survivor. Maybe, a wee bit controversial too. But, the most important thing Matthaeus was back in the German World Cup squad after a two-year gap, during the one World Cup — in spite of his never-ending battle of attrition, and...more