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Friday, April 16, 2004
Dravid's epic gives India a golden chance
RAWALPINDI, APRIL 15. On a day when Rahul Dravid constructed an innings of epic proportions and the pacemen struck two quick blows, India moved within striking distance of a maiden Test series triumph in Pakistan. At stumps on the third day of ...
BEYOND BOUNDARIES - MIKE MARQUSEE
The compelling rhythms of India-Pakistan cricket
The India-Pakistan series has been nearly everything a committed neutral could ask for. There have been no dead matches and no inflammatory incidents. For the most part, the contest has been closely fought and unpredictable, enriched by a ...
Great team work: Wright
RAWALPINDI, APRIL 15. Indian coach John Wright dwelt on the importance of Rahul Dravid's 270 on the third day of the final Test here on Thursday. "He was the foundation, putting on three century partnerships, and nearly a fourth,'' said Wright. ...
England forces a draw
ST. JOHN'S, APRIL 15. A century from its captain Michael Vaughan and solid support batting from the whole side enabled England to draw the fourth Test in Antigua on Wednesday and so complete the first class part of its Caribbean trip without a ...
Australia swamps India
CANBERRA, APRIL 15. Australia scored four second-half goals in a 5-0 win over India on Thursday, while Malaysia defeated South Africa 3-2 on the second night of the 4-Nations Challenge hockey tournament. Australia led 1-0 at half-time via a ...
Fransa routs CIL
BANGALORE, APRIL 16. Goa's Fransa routed local league champion CIL 7-0 in the second division National Football League Group III qualifiers at the Bangalore Football Stadium here this evening. Fransa's highly volatile mid-field and its ...
Villarreal stuns Celtic, enters semifinals
LONDON, APRIL 15. European debutant Villarreal set up an all-Spanish UEFA Cup semifinal with regional rival Valencia after ending Celtic's bid to reach successive finals on Wednesday. Goals from Sonny Anderson and Roger gave Villarreal, which ...
2-1 win for Mahindra United
MUMBAI, APRIL 15. Livewire linkman S. Venkatesh and composed defender Odartey Lawson scored a goal each in either half as Mahindra United won 2-1 against Churchill Brothers in a home match of the National Football League, sponsored by Coca Cola. ...
East Bengal remains on top
KOLKATA, APRIL 15. Three goals in a span of five minutes helped Kingfisher East Bengal get the better of its local rival Mohammedan Sporting 3-0 in an 18th round match of the eighth National Football League here at the Salt Lake Stadium on ...
Binu clocks career-best 45.59, qualifies for Olympics
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15. The quarter-milers were expected to clock a few fast timings in the first National circuit meet on Thursday. But nothing as fast as what K.M. Binu returned in what was a trial race for him. It was 45.59 seconds, the second ...
Ali Sher sends Ashok packing
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15. India's PGA champion Arjun Singh and Basad Ali both played spectacular golf on the front nine but Arjun raced ahead on the turn to move into the pre-quarterfinals of the SRF all-India Matchplay championship at the Delhi Golf ...
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