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Cricket
Aussies say no to tri-series
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Australia has turned down an offer to participate in a tri-series in India when it arrives in October this year. Confirming this, the Board Secretary S. K. Nair said efforts were on to squeeze in a couple of Tests against ...

Match ends in a draw
LONDON, MAY 5. New Zealand's tour opener against the British Universities XI finally got underway on the third morning at Fenner's cricket ground in Cambridge and expectedly petered out to a draw on Wednesday. The first two days were a complete ...

Laxman could be the next Tendulkar: Lee
CHENNAI, MAY 5. He isn't quite the sort to exchange pleasantries with you on a cricket pitch; but off it, Brett Lee appears genial. And, while this might sound hard to believe — given our trite notions of fire-breathing fast bowlers — ...

England asks Windies to bat
BRIDGETOWN, MAY 5. England won the toss and chose to field in the seventh and final one-day international against West Indies here on Wednesday. West Indies has named the same XI that won last Sunday's sixth ODI at Gros Islet by four wickets to ...

SBV in semifinals
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya (SBV) scored a 21-run win over Sonnet Club and made it to the semifinals of the Sushila Tiwari memorial under-17 cricket tournament here. The scores: Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya 206 ...

Dahiya steers IA to title triumph
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Former international Vijay Dahiya struck a classy 139 as Indian Airlines won the 13th all-India Davinder Singh memorial cricket tournament at the Harbaksh Stadium here on Wednesday. Dahiya's 139 came in just 130 balls with 11 ...

Other Stories

  • The law is open to manipulation
  • Sri Lanka takes on crisis-laden Zimbabwe
  • Shoaib Akhtar promised a fair deal
  • Robin Singh to coach in Hong Kong
  • Bedi ready for annual camp
  • Hyderabad Mission registers win
  • West Indies 108 for 4
  • Kartik on a tear

    Tennis
    Federer, Roddick exit
    ROME, MAY 5. Albert Costa stunned Roger Federer in the second round of the Telecom Italia Masters on Wednesday, coming from a set down to oust the world's No. 1 player 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. The upset left the clay court tournament without its two top ...

    Shantanu rallies past Kunal
    NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Shantanu Rajput defeated Kunal Barua 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals of the boys' under-14 section in the Peninsula tennis tournament at the IIT Complex here on Wednesday. The results (semifinals): ...

    Sandhya and Sanaa provide a ray of hope
    NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Sandhya Nagaraj and Sanaa Bhambri played hard when it mattered, taking India to the brink of qualification for the knockout phase in the Asia-Oceania junior Fed Cup under-16 tennis tournament in Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand, on ...

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  • Players welcome end to KTTA row
  • Clijsters in quarterfinals

    Hockey
    Comfortable win for AGAP
    HYDERABAD, MAY 5. AG Andhra Pradesh scored a comfortable 4-2 win over Nav Bharat Club in the A-1 division hockey league championship match at Begumpet Police Stadium here on Wednesday. The winner led 3-1 at half-time. AGAP shot into lead in the ...

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  • `Autocratic functioning of IHF must stop'
  • Conditioning camp from May 13
  • Another win for Kiwis

    Football
    BSF marches into final phase
    SHILLONG, MAY 5. Border Security Force moved into the final phase of the second division National Football League, beating a listless Manipur Police 2-0 in a Group `B' match here on Wednesday. BSF ended with five points from three games to ...

    Porto in Champions League final
    LISBON, MAY 5. The Ninja did it. Again. Brazilian striker Derlei, nicknamed `The Ninja' by fans because of his pace and stealth, got the goal on Tuesday that put FC Porto into the Champions League final at the expense of Spain's Deportivo de La ...

    HAL, Hindustan FC split points
    BANGALORE, MAY 5. Satish Kumar helped HAL keep its pride intact at the Football Stadium here on Wednesday. In a Second Division National Football League Group A match, S. Sunil was substituted by Satish in the second half with HAL trailing 0-1 ...

    East Bengal struggles to hold Geylang
    KOLKATA, MAY 5. Kingfisher East Bengal's international cruise hit the doldrums on the home stretch as it managed just a 1-1 draw against Singapore's Geylang United in a AFC Cup group E match here at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday. The city ...

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  • Abbas' hat-trick keeps Air India in the hunt
  • Institutional league kicks off on May 17
  • Mohammaden Sporting holds Haywards

    Athletics
    Bannister re-lives the golden moment
    LONDON, MAY 5. Fate, in the form of gale-force winds buffeting the modest track at Oxford's Iffley Road, nearly dashed Roger Bannister's dream of running the first sub-four-minute mile. As the runners shuffled into position on the evening of ...

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  • The mile record down the years
  • APAAA junior squad for Federation Cup

    Basketball
    Southern Railway takes women's title
    VIRUDHUNAGAR, MAY 5. Southern Railway women's team, Chennai, lifted the V.K.V. Nadaraja Nadar Memorial Trophy defeating Rising Star BC, Chennai, 74-26 in the last match of the women's semifinal round robin league of the second annual State-level ...

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  • YCBC thrashes Vimanapura
  • Strong field for all-India tournament

    Chess
    Ratnakaran surprises Himanshu Sharma
    KOCHI, MAY 5.Kerala champion K. Ratnakaran, a former Asian junior bronze medallist and the sixth seed here, jolted top-seeded Himanshu Sharma and moved into joint lead with Tamil Nadu's Poobesh Anand after the penultimate round of the second B.C. ...

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  • Srikar takes title
  • Siddarth, Krithikha take the honours

    Golf
  • Indian boys in second spot

    Racing : Horse
  • Ooty races postponed

    Sailing
    Sabir keeps slate clean
    CHENNAI, MAY 5. A squall in the morning flattened the top half of the Optimist (under-15) fleet, resulting in 27 of the 44 boats not finishing the day's second race amidst confusion. The conditions were far better in the afternoon. So much so ...

    Sports : General
  • Toth gets two-year ban
  • Salem wins team championship
  • Olympic Day run on June 23
  • India bags 10 golds

    Table Tennis
  • Nikhit Bhanu claims title

    World View
  • Maradona back in hospital
  • FIFA puts South Africa ahead in World Cup bids



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