Greg Baum One effect of this hyperextended World Cup is that even good teams disappear from consciousness, sometimes for weeks at a time.
Greg Baum Cricket lovers lucky enough to be of a certain age have in their minds a black-and-white highlights reel from the first World Cup final at Lord's in 1975.
Greg Baum As an orange sun set behind the Adelaide Oval on Sunday evening, off-spinner R. Ashwin came into the Indian attack and bowled a dot ball, prompting a cheer from the pro-Indian crowd.
Greg Baum Four games in, and already the likely themes of this World Cup are asserting themselves.
Greg Baum This was the day the city of churches became the city of chacha and achha.
Greg Baum The Great Southern Stand was newly inaugurated when the last World Cup game was played at the MCG, and in Australia.
Greg Baum In sport, history does repeat, frequently. That's the point of it, if you're good enough.
Greg Baum It took only the first point of this final to demolish the fanciful idea that this was a showdown between implacable foes, impossible to separate.
Greg Baum Let us get a feel for the thickness of the wall Andy Murray was up against.
Greg Baum As the almost Praetorian guard slowly begins to change in men's tennis, Stan Wawrinka versus Kei Nishikori is an incipient rivalry for the new era.
Greg Baum Nick Kyrgios started playing this match long before it began. When hitting up in the afternoon, he was visibly and audibly more animated than in previous practice sessions.
Greg Baum After a short hit-up, Nick Kyrgios waved to the six-deep crowd entreating him for autographs from one side of the practice court, also peering over a hoarding from an adjacent court, and made to...
Greg Baum Our Sir Prince Flipper, that Australian nonpareil, wasn't at Melbourne Park on Monday, nor Her Majesty, His Missus.
Greg Baum Bernard Tomic did up his laces and then aced Tomas Berdych to win the first game of their fourth round match, and began to saunter towards his courtside seat, and the sell-out Margaret Court arena...
Greg Baum From the next practice court, the shrieks carried dully. It was for Novak Djokovic, who was signing balls and then throwing them into the crowd. The No.1 tennis player in the world was in session.
Greg Baum You might think it impossible to hide in the travelling circus that is a major tennis championship, but two eminent women are ghosting through the draw at Melbourne Park almost sight unseen.
Greg Baum In a perverse day at the Australian Open, Roger Federer went too soon, Nick Kyrgios played too quickly and it was left to one-time enfant terrible Bernard Tomic act as the straight man.
Greg Baum In the first cricket match I ever played in England, a lowly affair on an obscure commons in the deep south of London decades ago, a tubby, bespectacled opponent bowled two enormously costly overs of...
Greg Baum Martina Navratilova, 18 times a major singles champion, is the latest in a growing list of former greats who are flocking back to the game as coaches, her protege being Agnieszka Radwanska.
Greg Baum Ultimately, two factors proved inspiring, the contest itself, and the vision of contests to come.