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Thursday, August 26, 2004
Sri Lanka wraps up series
DAMBULLA, AUG. 25. Sri Lanka took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day International series against South Africa after it defeated the visitor by four wickets here on Wednesday. Skipper Marvan Atapattu led the run chase with an ...
Hewitt wins opener
COMMACK, AUG. 25. Former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt defeated Olivier Mutis, 7-6 (3), 6-1, in the opening round of the TD Waterhouse Cup Tuesday night.
Easy for Laxman
KOCHI, AUG. 25. Tamil Nadu's R.R. Laxman posted a comfortable win over Aswin Jayaram in the the third round of the Cusat Open all-India FIDE-rated chess tournament here on Wednesday.
Anand stands tall
CHENNAI, AUG. 25. Top seed Viswanathan Anand dwarfed a super category 16 opposition by winning `The Challenge' Rapid chess tournament by a three-point margin at Sao Paulo on Tuesday. Winning his last five rounds in a row, Anand finished with ...
Holland meets Australia in final
ATHENS, AUG. 25. Looking for a golden hat-trick, Holland asserted its class and strike power with a 3-2 victory over Germany after the teams were tied 1-1 at hal-ftime, in making the men's hockey final at the Helliniko hockey centre here on ...
Isinbayeva... on top of the world
ATHENS, AUG. 25. The athletics competition in the 28th Olympiad touched a new high with a World record and two Olympic marks on Tuesday. In what can be portrayed in the annals of athletics history as a duel of the decade, Russia's Yelena ...
Iraqi players reject role of political pawns
ATHENS, AUG. 25. There will be no thumbscrews. Even if they should lose the bronze-medal game on Friday, the Iraqi soccer players will not face whips and electric prods. Iraq's improbable run was slowed down on Tuesday night in Thessaloniki as ...
Holland eves have a point to prove
ATHENS, AUG. 25. The Netherlands women's hockey team will be striving to remove a tag that it has not won anything away from home in the last 20 years, after capturing the Olympic gold in Los Angeles. The Dutch will be up against Germany that ...
Tsurtsumia upsets Gardner
ATHENS, AUG. 25. This time, Rulon Gardner was the victim of a huge Olympic wrestling upset, not the creator of one. That means there will be no golden repeat for America's surprise star of the Sydney Games. Gardner, seemingly in control of ...
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