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Monday, July 05, 2004
Easy win for New Zealand
CARDIFF, JULY 4. Chris Cairns, the great all-rounder in the New Zealand team, read the pitch well on Saturday and sneaked an advantage that ensured his team a place in the NatWest final at Lord's next weekend. New Zealand, chasing West Indies' ...
Flintoff slams century
BRISTOL, JULY 4. Andrew Fintoff, 6ft 4in, a slimmed down 16st, is the Jolly Blue Giant of the England team. His presence makes his teammates feel happier, his arrival at the batting or the bowling crease brings a broad grin on every spectator's ...
Attavar hits unbeaten 101
CHENNAI, JULY 4.Left-hander Badri Attavar's unbeaten 101 (252b, 8x4) enabled Mambalam Mosquitos gain the first innings lead over SPIC on the third and final day of the first round matches in the SPIC-TNCA first division league at various venues ...
Ajith Kumar stars in Theni's win
SIVAKASI, JULY 4.Ajith Kumar's five for 14 helped Theni defeat Virudhunagar by nine wickets for its second win in the four-team `A' zone league of the TNCA - P.R. Thevar Trophy inter-district under-17 cricket tournament at Ayya Nadar Janakiammal ...
Laxman eager to have a go
CHENNAI, JULY 4. The bookish kind and a keen one for a cricketing discussion, V.V.S. Laxman spoke to Geoff Boycott about `planning of an innings.' "We had an interactive session during `nets'. I'll hopefully get another with him tomorrow," said ...
Federer digs deep to retain title
LONDON, JULY 4. The visionary architect with a genius for geometry donned a hard hat and blue overalls and went to work on the building site. It was quite an unusual sight. But, what the hell, Roger Federer got the job done, one way and then ...
A petty `court dispute'
LONDON, JULY 4.Andy Roddick's coach is unhappy that his ward hasn't played on Centre Court since the first round till the semifinals. ``Andy is fine with it, but ... I'm a little annoyed,'' Brad Gilbert said in a radio interview. ``He's not ...
Russian media hails Maria
MOSCOW, JULY 4. Maria Sharapova not only beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon, but also beat out some of Russia's top political and business news on television news shows. Her swift and efficient victory over the American on Saturday got ...
Germany is champion
AMSTERDAM, JULY 4.Mathias Witthaus emerged Germany's saviour with a 66th minute goal as his side came from behind for a 5-4 win against Olympic champions Holland in the final of the four-nation Rabobank hockey tournament here on Sunday. ...
Adams takes 2-1 lead, moves closer to final
TRIPOLI (LIBYA), JULY 4. Grandmaster Michael Adams of England made a decisive ride forward for his maiden berth in the World chess championship final after drawing with Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan in the third game here on ...
Hungary, China share lead
KOZHIKODE, JULY 4. They have looked the two best sides in the competition. No wonder holder Hungary and second seed China is sharing the lead going to Monday's rest day in the 10th Youth Chess Olympiad. The two teams came face to face in the ...
Kirsipuu wins first stage
CHARLEROI (BELGIUM), JULY 4. Jaan Kirsipuu won and Lance Armstrong stayed safe. For both riders, Sunday's nervy first full stage of the Tour de France was mission accomplished. Leaving the glory to Kirsipuu and saving himself for battles to ...
Racing : Motor
No stopping Michael Schumacher
MAGNY COURS, JULY 4.Ferrari's Michael Schumacher held off a strong challenge from the Renault team to win the French Grand Prix on Sunday for his ninth victory in 10 Formula One races this season. However, the Renault team led by Spaniard ...
Overall title for Mathai-Naik pair
MUMBAI, JULY 4.Philippos Mathai (co-driver Ashwin Naik) won the MAK Nashik Rally, the opening round of Motorsports Association of India's INRC, with steady driving on Sunday. Favourite Jiby Maliakkal (Nikhil Pai) could recover only 22 off the ...
Sports : General
Karnataka takes the honours
JAIPUR, JULY 4. Karnataka swimmers claimed the overall championship title garnering 43 gold medals at the National junior aquatics which concluded at the Sawai Mansingh stadium here on Sunday. The southern state earned 661 points to emerge the ...
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