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Assembly panel summons PCB
LAHORE, JUNE 4.The spectre of the twin series loss against India refuses to spare PCB top brass who have now been asked to appear before the National Assembly Standing Committee for Sports and Culture on June 7. After being grilled by a senate ...
England feels Hussain's absence
LEEDS, JUNE 4. The sound of silence was all the evidence anyone needed that England was missing Nasser Hussain as it struggled to control Stephen Fleming and Michael Papps during a first wicket stand that threatened to undo any benefit gained by ...
Coria, Gaudio make it an Argentine final
PARIS, JUNE 4. Guillermo Coria won 13 games in a row, then withstood Tim Henman's comeback bid to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, 7-5 on Friday at the French Open, setting up the first all-Argentine men's Grand Slam final. The No. 3-seeded Coria's opponent ...
Celebration time for Russian media
MOSCOW, JUNE 4.Russian newspapers splashed huge portraits of Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina across their front pages on Friday, reflecting the nation's delight at having two of its tennis stars contesting the French Open women's final. ...
Manipur enters quarterfinals
BANGALORE, JUNE 4. Manipur with its 5-1 victory over Chandigarh was the first team to make it to the last eight stage in the National junior women's hockey tournament at the KSHA stadium. This was Manipur' second successive win in Pool `E' which ...
Punjab takes the honours
KOLKATA, JUNE 4.Punjab thrashed four-time champion Bengal 4-1 for its maiden title triumph in the National under-21 football championship for the M. Dutta Roy Trophy at the Jamalpur Railway Stadium in Bihar's Munger district on Friday. Bengal ...
Titles for Anup, Monisha
BANGALORE, JUNE 4.Anup Kiran wore down Aditya Prakash in three well-contested games to take the boys' under-16 title at 15-8, 4-15, 15-11 in the Suresh Kumar Memorial State ranking mini badminton tournament at the Canara Union Court on Friday ...
Billiards & Snooker
`India has a better than even chance of winning'
AQABA (Jordan) June 4. There was a time when the sight of the Thai snooker squad striding into any venue in Asia was enough to cause a stir and the craning of necks. That was when Thailand ruled the IBSF snooker roost, with players like Sakchai ...
Stefanova beats Kovalevskaya
ELISTA, JUNE 4. As expected, Antoaneta Stefanova inflicted another crushing blow to Russia's Ekaterina Kovalevskaya to go 2-0 up in the women's World chess championship final here on Friday. Stefanova needs just a draw from two matches to ...
On a different turf
MUMBAI, JUNE 4.Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border is impressed with Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury. ``Nice bloke,'' is he not, Border asked at the United Services Golf Course here on Friday. ...
Olympic torch to arrive in Delhi on June 10
NEW DELHI, JUNE 4.A 10-member Pakistani delegation headed by Sports Minister, Rais Munir Ahmed, would be attending the Olympic torch relay functions here on June 10. Suresh Kalmadi, President, Indian Olympic Association (IOA), said the ...
Racing : Motor
Agnishwar excels as 19 records are sunk
CHENNAI, JUNE 4. Considering that age groups in swimming were restructured only last year, it wasn't a surprise that there were as many as 19 new meet records on the opening day of the three-day 31st State sub-junior and junior Delphi-TVS meet, ...
Muralitharan to tour Australia
COLOMBO, JUNE 4. Sri Lanka's ace offspinner Muttiah Muralitharan will tour Australia next month despite earlier threats to boycott the two-match Test series, the cricket board said on Friday. Muralitharan, 32, the highest wicket taker in Test ...
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