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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Costa bows out
BARCELONA, APRIL 26. Albert Costa was knocked out of the first round of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament on Monday after he slumped to a 6-4, 7-6 defeat against fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes. Former French Open champion Costa, who was ...
India to meet South Korea
KARACHI, APRIL 26. World Junior champion India and host Pakistan need to clear the last hurdle for a final showdown as they play their semifinals in the fifth Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Tuesday. Pakistan, winner of the Junior ...
HYDERABAD, APRIL 26. The qualifiers for the B-Division super league hockey championship to be held at Gymkhana Grounds from May 4 have been spotted, according to a communication from the Hyderabad Hockey Association. Meanwhile, the A-1 ...
Papa's better, says Maradona's daughter
BUENOS AIRES, APRIL 26. One of Diego Maradona's two teenage daughters said on television that her father was doing ``much better'' a week after he was hospitalised in intensive care for serious heart and lung problems. Appearing on the America ...
Baggio's chance to show he can still `dance'
GENOA, APRIL 26.Italy's beloved striker has been waiting five years for the opportunity he will get on Wednesday night a long-awaited return to the national team. The 36-year-old with the greying ponytail was called up by Italy coach ...
Indian squad leaves for Italy
KOLKATA, APRIL 26.Indian archers, in search of their first Olympic medal, will face the first acid test in the first European Grand Prix at Rovoroto in Italy, some 200 kilometres from Milan, from April 29 to May 1. A 14-member Indian contingent ...
`Jones, a target of character assassination'
SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 26. An attorney for Marion Jones rejected reports that the Olympic track star received steroids from a California nutritionist, portraying Jones as ``a target of character assassination by unknown and often unreliable ...
Sasikiran slips to second place
DUBAI, APRIL 26. Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran yet again slipped to joint second spot after drawing with GM Artashes Minasian of Armenia in the seventh round of the Dubai International chess championship at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club here. ...
Armstrong clinches Tour de Georgia title
ALPHARETTA (GEORGIA), APRIL 26. Lance Armstrong cruised to a comfortable win on Sunday in the Tour de Georgia, his first victory in an American stage race since 1998. Of course, this was only a prelude to Armstrong's upcoming plans, going for a ...
A frustrating wait
HUMBLE (TEXAS), APRIL 26. Vijay Singh chipped in for eagle just before play was suspended on Sunday to move into a three-way tie for the lead at the rain-delayed Houston Open. He was tied with John Huston and Joe Ogilvie at 7-under when play ...
Irwin wins at Savannah
SAVANNAH (GEORGIA), APRIL 26. Hale Irwin shot a 1-under par 71 on Sunday and won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, beating Gil Morgan and Gary Koch by a stroke. Irwin became the ninth different winner in nine Champions Tour events this ...
Racing : Motor
Impressive show by Narain
CHENNAI, APRIL 26. Narain Karthikeyan completed the second weekend of the 2004 World Series with a podium finish and valuable points (the Nissan championship). The dusty old track at Zolder home of the former Belgium Grand Prix ...
Paulose gets Olympic berth
KOLKATA, APRIL 26.India has gained an Olympic berth in the singles sculls event of the rowing competition after National champion P.T. Paulose of Pune-based Corps of Engineers ensured this at the Asian qualification championship that concluded at ...
Sports : General
Aasia Bai triumphs
KOCHI, APRIL 26. Mattancherry teams, Aasia Bai HS and Powers Club, won the boys and girls titles in the Ernakulam District junior softball championship at Veli, near Fort Kochi. Aasia Bai thrashed St John de Britto School (Fort Kochi) 14-2 in ...
Texas Instruments is champion
BANGALORE, APRIL 26. Texas Instruments emerged champion in the Ventures Smashers Cup corporate volleyball tournament which concluded at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium Courts during the weekend. In the final, Texas Instruments defeated Biocon ...
PSA Sical Club triumphs
TUTICORIN, APRIL 26. PSA Sical Club lifted the Ponnuchamy Villavarayar memorial trophy, defeating St. Michael Volleyball Club (Tharuvaikulam) 25-22, 25-23, 25-15 in the final of the district-level volleyball tournament at the Gymkhana Club courts ...
BRISBANE: Australian swimmer Craig Stevens announced his withdrawal from the 400m freestyle event at the Athens Olympics, giving defending champion Ian Thorpe a chance to defend his title. Thorpe failed to qualify for the 400m at the ...
It's King Henry again
LONDON, APRIL 26.Striker Thierry Henry capped a perfect day for champion Arsenal when he was named the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) `Player of the Year' for the second consecutive season on Sunday. Arsenal clinched its ...
Beckham's `new' follower
London: Should England captain David Beckham move from Spanish giant Real Madrid to Premiership big-spender Chelsea in the summer, he is likely to be joined by Brazil's World Cup hero Ronaldo. Ronaldo told the News of the World he had ...
`Schumacher must be blind or stupid'
IMOLA: Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya hit out at Formula One's stewards and said that the San Marino Grand Prix winner Michael Schumacher should be punished for pushing him off at the start of the race. Montoya, who finished third behind Schumacher ...
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