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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Rain frustrates New Zealand
LONDON, MAY 4. New Zealand cricketers were frustrated by torrential rain for the second day in succession in its opening three-day match against British Universities XI at Fenner's in Cambridge. Again, the game was abandoned this morning ...
Four `rebels' including Streak in Zimbabwe Test squad
HARARE, MAY 4. Former captain Heath Streak and three other ``rebels'' have been included in Zimbabwe's 17-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, which starts in Harare on Thursday. The team will be captained by Tatenda Taibu, who at ...
Simpson sees no slump in Tendulkar's form
MUMBAI, MAY 4. Former Aussie skipper and coach Bobby Simpson believes there is nothing wrong with Sachin Tendulkar's form but he does need to ``recharge his batteries.'' ``I don't think there is anything wrong with Sachin's form. It is only ...
NCA trying to get Jonty Rhodes as consultant
BANGALORE, MAY 4. Efforts are on to rope in Jonty Rhodes as a consultant with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) during its current training programme. Rahul Dravid launched the NCA's annual four-month training session on May 2. The NCA ...
Roger Federer eases into second round
ROME, MAY 4.Top-ranked Roger Federer eased past Jonas Bjorkman 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. Federer, who lost in the final of last year's tournament to Spanish clay specialist Felix Mantilla, was playing in ...
Paes, Bhupathi to team up again
NEW DELHI, MAY 4. Indian tennis fans' agonising wait to see their champion performers Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi pair up again is now certain to last till mid-July, with the re-union expected just a month before the Athens Olympics. ...
Restore order through dialogue
CHENNAI, MAY 4.A crisis involving the star player, Dhanraj Pillay, is now routine whenever the Indian Hockey Federation goes into the selection mode. The spontaneous reaction of the fraternity only goes to underline his popularity. But the debate ...
FC Kochin hammers hapless J&K Bank
BANGALORE, MAY 4. FC Kochin defeated Jammu and Kashmir Bank 5-0 to keep alive its hopes of a berth in the final phase of the Second Division National Football League. In a Group A match at the Football stadium here on Tuesday, Philip Tarlue ...
Billiards & Snooker
O'Sullivan regains world title
SHEFFIELD, MAY 4. English cueist Ronnie `Rocket' O'Sullivan won the world snooker title for the second time beating Scotsman Graeme Dott by 18 frames to eight and pocketed a cheque for £250,000. The 28-year-old was in devastating form on ...
Sabir makes a perfect start
CHENNAI, MAY 4. Salil Sabir looked at ease in conditions that ranged from moderate to rough owing to the depression here on Tuesday. The 16-year-old presumably has experienced huge swells back home in Goa. The Class XII student ...
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