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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Indians' morale high despite fitness concerns
RAWALPINDI, MARCH 15. The Rawalpindi Express was being put through a stern test, with the hawk-eyed Javed Miandad donning the role of examiner. Planting two stumps about three metres wide, Miandad asked express paceman Shoaib Ahktar to bowl ...
Indians have to bowl bouncers effectively
The Samsung Cup got off to a dream start with Pakistan coming within a stroke of creating history. After watching the last match one wonders what the ideal score would be in a one-day international on a flat deck. Are 350 runs enough? Well, going ...
No proposal for PM's Pakistan visit
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 15. Pakistan today said there was no proposal for the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to visit the country to watch a one-day international cricket match between the two sides at Lahore. Denying media reports here ...
Sriram, Kaarthick score centuries
CHENNAI, MARCH 15.For, by then, Tamil Nadu's overnight pair of left-hander S. Sriram and K. Dinesh Kaarthick had swung the five-day Ranji Trophy semifinal the host's way quite decisively at the Chidambaram Stadium here on Monday. Resuming its ...
No problems for Federer and Roddick
INDIAN WELLS, MARCH 15. Top-ranked Roger Federer and No. 3 Andy Roddick breezed through their opening matches in the Pacific Life Open on a sweltering Sunday in the desert. Federer, last year's Wimbledon winner and the Australian Open champion ...
Another jolt for Madrid
LONDON, MARCH 15. Arsenal stayed on track for a possible treble and AC Milan won again on Sunday, but Real Madrid suffered another setback as football returned to Spain after a deadly terrorist attack. The English Premier League leader blanked ...
Vijayan nets winner
MARGAO, MARCH 15.I M Vijayan's 64th minute goal helped JCT Mills, Phagwara get better of Vasco Sport Club, Goa in its 15th round match of the National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Monday. With this win, JCT jumped two ...
Federation Cup: many big names missing
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. A season-opener, that too in an Olympics year, should have drawn the best in the normal course. Not this time. Many of the big names will be missing in the Federation Cup athletics championships to be held at the Nehru ...
Loyola ITC wins athletics championship
MADURAI, MARCH 15. Loyola Industrial Training Centre (ITC) won the over all championship with a tally of 52 points in the three-day Madurai District inter-private Industrial Training Centre athletics and games meet, which concluded at MGR Race ...
Dan, Gong Ruina triumph
BIRMINGHAM, MARCH 15.China's Lin Dan won his maiden All England badminton singles title on Sunday, beating 1999 champion Peter Gade of Denmark 9-15, 15-5, 15-8 in a high-class final. Later, the women's singles title went to former World ...
Haryana bags team championship
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. Haryana pugilists claimed five gold, one silver and bronze medal each to assert their supremacy in the Junior National boxing championship, which concluded in Meerut on Sunday. Services finished runner-up, winning three ...
Laxman makes final IM-norm
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15.R.R. Laxman's search for his final International Master norm ended with a round to spare with a clinical destruction of Nurlan Ibraev in the eighth round of the Parsvnath International chess tournament on Monday. On a day ...
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