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Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Ganguly & Co. in a crunch situation
NAGPUR, OCT. 25. Apparently, the curator at the VCA Stadium, Kishor Pradhan, has sprung a surprise on Sourav Ganguly. The Indian captain stated, quite categorically, that he had asked for a pitch that would assist spin bowling for the third Test ...
THE GREG CHAPPELL COLUMN
India must show more consistency in batting
Cricket is a funny game! I wish I had been the first to say that, but, nevertheless, it is a truism because, while Australia is one-up in a four match series, it is India who may be more buoyant going into the third Test starting in Nagpur ...
NAGPUR, OCT. 25. Glenn McGrath thundered in at the Chidambaram Stadium on the fourth day. Virender Sehwag settled into his stance and then sparks flew. Sehwag, ready to look the Australian pace challenge in the eye, unleashed a cracking ...
Sanaa wins sisters' duel
PUNE, OCT. 25.Reigning National champion Sanaa Bhambri of Delhi sidelined her sister Ankita Bhambri 6-4 6-2 to enter the second round of the $10,000 NECC-ITF women's tennis tournament here on Monday. Sanaa, ranked 714 in the world, hit with ...
They work in right earnest
NEW DELHI, OCT. 25. They document their appreciation silently and just as honestly as the roles they performed when they were players. They have a job quite distinct from any they have been assigned until now but trust them to execute it with the ...
East Bengal calls Bhutia to join club
NEW DELHI, OCT. 25.Baichung Bhutia has been summoned back by East Bengal, barely 24 hours before the start of the national camp in preparation for the World Cup qualifying match against Oman on November 17. "I have received a letter from my ...
Manchester United ends Gunners' run
MANCHESTER, OCT. 25. Ruud van Nistelrooy's 73rd-minute penalty and Wayne Rooney's injury-time goal gave Manchester United a 2-0 victory on Sunday over league-leading Arsenal, ending the Gunners' unbeaten league streak at 49 games and moving the ...
Comfortable day for the big guns
HYDERABAD, OCT. 25. It was a comfortable day for the big guns of Indian badminton as there was little or no challenge for them in the second round of the Asian Satellite badminton championship at the Swarnandhra Pradesh sports complex indoor ...
Women in men's shadow
MALLORCA (SPAIN), OCT. 24. It is a pity that, in most situations, women have to play second fiddle to their male counterparts. It is no different in sports, even if it is chess. Take for instance, the on going Chess Olympiad. Although the ...
Indian men lose to Russia, women beat Ukraine
MALLORCA, OCT. 25. Eventually it turned out to be a mirage of sorts. At one stage a historic Indian victory over Russia looked very much possible after Viswanathan Anand's top-board defeat of Alexander Morozevich and K. Sasikiran's creditable ...
Laxman, Neelotpal in lead
VIJAYAWADA, OCT. 25.R.R. Laxman and Neelotpal Das, each with four points, moved to the fore after four rounds of the National rapid chess tournament at the Chenupati Ramakotaiah Municipal Corporation Kreeda Pranganam here on Monday. Laxman's ...
Racing : Motor
Montoya has the last laugh
SAO PAULO, OCT. 25. Juan Pablo Montoya won in his final race for Williams-BMW on Sunday, beating future McLaren teammate Kimi Raikkonen to capture the Brazilian Grand Prix. In the final race of the season, native son Rubens Barrichello started ...
The top ten
1. Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia), Williams-BMW, 71 laps, 1 hour, 28 minutes, 1.451 seconds, 208.516 kph. 2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland), McLaren-Mercedes, 71, 1:28:02.473s. 3. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil), Ferrari, 71, 1:28:25.550s. 4. ...
Pressure on Ferrari to sign testing agreement
SAO PAULO (BRAZIL), OCT. 25. Formula One teams intent on reducing the costs of testing during the season are pressuring Ferrari to agree to limit practice between races. The move is an attempt to make it easier for smaller teams to compete with ...
Sports : General
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