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Monday, July 28, 2003
Vaughan crafts another classy century
BIRMINGHAM, JULY 27. It's such a pleasure to watch Michael Vaughan bat that it hardly seems to matter if he is making runs. On Sunday, he went for an hour on 12 without scoring, indeed he hardly played at any of the South African bowlers in ...
Waugh and Love torment Bangladesh
CAIRNS, JULY 27. Australia captain Steve Waugh scored his 32nd century in the second Test against Bangladesh on Sunday as cricket's top-ranked side moved within six wickets of a 2-0 series sweep. Waugh declared at 556 for four at tea on the ...
Prakash to play Safin
NEW DELHI, JULY 27. Prakash Amritraj has been extended a wild card entry in the $380,000 Mercedes-Benz Cup ATP tennis tournament starting in Los Angeles on Monday. The 19-year-old Prakash, who had qualified and won a round in the main draw of ...
Roddick, Srichaphan in final
INDIANAPOLIS, JULY 27. Andy Roddick of the United States needed only an hour on Saturday to beat third-seeded Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-2 and reach the final of the $600,000 RCA Championships. The top-seeded Roddick will face ...
Bagan scrapes past SBT
KOLKATA, JULY 27. Defending champion Mohun Bagan put up a mediocre show but got past its spirited Kerala opponent, State Bank of Travancore, 2-1 to launch its title defence in the 25th edition of the Tata-sponsored Federation Cup football ...
Federation Cup gets underway
HYDERABAD, JULY 27. The absence of many top stars will rob the Mihira National Federation Cup athletic meet much of its glamour. Just two days ago the organisers released a list of participants which included most of India's top internationals ...
World championships from today
BIRMINGHAM, JULY 27. The long-awaited flagship individual event of the International Badminton Federation (IBF) the 13th World badminton championships get underway at the National Indoor Area in Birmingham from Monday. The event, which was ...
Billiards & Snooker
Pankaj bows out
TAUPO (NEW ZEALAND), JULY 27. The Indian challenge ended in the IBSF World under-21 snooker championship when Pankaj Advani went down 1-6 to the experienced Australian professional, Neil Robertson, in the quarterfinals here on Sunday. The ...
Vijayalakshmi moves to joint third
EDINBURGH (SCOTLAND), JULY 27. Woman Grandmaster S. Vijayalakshmi defeated veteran Grandmaster Neil McDonald of England to move to the joint third spot after the sixth round of the Smith and Williamson British chess championship here. ...
NEW DELHI, JULY 27. Indian amateurs set a new record in the qualifying round and cruised into the December finals of the World Amateur inter-team golf tournament. The quartet of Simarjeet Singh, Manav Das, Vikrant Chopra and Amit Luthra, ...
Sports : General
Afro-Asian Games: budget issue drags on
NEW DELHI, JULY 27. Depending on which side of the Vindhyas you are, the preparations for hosting the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, from October 24, are either well on course or else in quite a mess. Knowing very well the capacity of the Indian ...
Crocker makes a big splash
BARCELONA, JULY 27.Ian Crocker set a World record and defeated fellow American and heavy favourite Michael Phelps in the 100 metres butterfly final at the World swimming championships on Saturday. Crocker's time of 50.98 seconds eclipsed the ...
Rehan rewrites Abhijith's record
BANGALORE, JULY 27. The Indian swimmers ended their campaign in the World championship at Barcelona with a new National record in the men's 400m individual medley. Rehan Poncha blazed to a new mark of 4:41.49, eclipsing the eight-year-old ...
Armstrong emulates Indurain
PARIS, JULY 27.Sipping champagne to celebrate his victory, Lance Armstrong won his hardest but sweetest Tour de France title on Sunday a record-tying fifth straight win that places him alongside the greatest cyclists in the sport. The ...
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