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Thursday, July 22, 2004
India slips to fifth spot
LONDON, JULY 21. A victory in the series against Australia, scheduled to start this October, will see India climb to the second spot in the ICC Test Championship ratings. Even as Sourav Ganguly's side dropped a place, to fifth, in the annual ...
Can Lara's boys halt England's run?
LONDON, JULY 21. There is only one question worth asking about the Test series between England and West Indies which begins at Lord's on Thursday. Can Brian Lara, captain of West Indies and almost certainly on his last tour of England, provide so ...
A stroll in the park for India
COLOMBO, JULY 21. Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly, had only to worry about the overcast conditions on Wednesday morning. Opting to field against Bangladesh at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground was a logical move. It provided his bowlers ...
Umpires not restrained from `calling' bowlers
MUMBAI, JULY 21. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Speed, after unveiling the Champions Trophy at the India launch of the event on Tuesday, told The Hindu that the umpires had not been told not to ...
INDIANAPOLIS, JULY 21.Fourth-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand fought off a fever and booming serves by Frenchman Thierry Ascione for a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory on Tuesday night in the second round of the RCA Championships. ...
Is the IHF decision preposterous or pragmatic?
CHENNAI, JULY 21. The exit of Rajinder Singh as chief coach sends disturbing signals. The change of guard, coming as it does hardly three weeks before the Olympic Games at Athens, will add to the confusion as the team began training a few months ...
Anger and anguish pour over Rajinder episode
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. Who would want to play hockey? An exasperated Zafar Iqbal asks even as the fraternity recovers from a blow dealt by the Indian Hockey Federation's decision to remove Chief Coach Rajinder Singh less than a month ahead of the ...
Argentina cruises into final
LIMA, JULY 21.Argentina easily ousted defending champion Colombia 3-0 on Tuesday and cruised into the Copa America final for the first time since its 14th and last championship in 1993. Carlos Tevez scored his second free-kick goal in as many ...
FIDE to revamp World Cup
KOZHIKODE, JULY 21.The world chess governing body FIDE is revamping its World Cup. That has become a necessity because the FIDE World championship has now been renamed the World Cup. The All India Chess Federation secretary and FIDE first ...
Glorious day for Misra
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. Keshav Misra etched his name in the record books with a lowest-ever score by an amateur nine-under-par 63 when he went on a birdie binge despite opening his round with a bogey, in the second round of the ...
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