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Friday, October 29, 2004
It's advantage Australia
NAGPUR, OCT. 28. Simon Katich might not have Damien Martyn's flair or young Michael Clarke's prodigious talent, but the New South Wales skipper is a wonderfully versatile player. The pugnacity that characterises his batting has a resemblance to ...
THE PETER ROEBUCK COLUMN
Fickleness of cricket turns giants into pygmies
None of the heroes of recent meetings between India and Australia has been batting fluently. None has looked comfortable or confident at the crease. At times Matthew Hayden, Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman must cast an envious eye over the ...
Clarke stepping into Ponting's shoes
NAGPUR, OCT. 28. The other day, the blond and bright-eyed Michael Clarke, stood with a knapsack slung over his shoulders, much like an eager schoolboy on the move, even as he watched that man mountain, Matthew Hayden, after a strenuous practice ...
Ganguly doubtful for Mumbai Test
CHENNAI, OCT. 28. The latest on Sourav Ganguly's injury is that the bone scan that he took has not revealed anything - which according to physio Andrew Leipus is a positive sign - but the MRI scan has shown that there is a bit of fluid in ...
Serena shocked; Agassi advances
VIENNA, OCT. 27. Ailing Serena Williams suffered her earliest tournament defeat since April 2000 when she was beaten 7-6, 6-2 by Russian qualifier Alina Jidkova in the second round of the Linz Open on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Andre Agassi made a ...
Kerala enters final on a day of goalkeepers
NEW DELHI, OCT. 28.Goalkeepers will not remain unsung in this story even though the audience may just remember Abdul Naushad and Naushad Pari, the strikes who knocked in a goal each to chart Kerala's fourth successive entry into the final of the ...
Billiards & Snooker
Grand double for Sandeep Samuel
CHENNAI, OCT. 28. It was a grand double for Sandeep Samuel, a 20-year-old student of Loyola College, who defeated Praneet (TNBSA) comfortably by four frames to one in the TNBSA State junior ranking snooker final at the TNBSA premises here on ...
Israel stuns India
MALLORCA, OCT. 28. India's coaches Elizbar Ubilava and Ruslan Sherbakov need to spend more time with a calculator. With the medal race hotting up, India's roller-coaster ride in the chess Olympiad is likely to end in a near miss if some ...
Harish Sharma in lead
VIJAYAWADA, OCT. 28.It was Harish Sharma to the fore after the 11th round of the FIDE-rating round robin chess tournament at the Patamata indoor stadium here on Thursday. Contributing partly to the Delhi's player's ascent was front-runner ...
Jeev, Jyoti post identical cards
NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa posted identical cards of two-under 70 to tie at 14th position after the opening round of the 120 million Yen ABC golf championship in Hyohgo, Japan on Thursday. The two Indians though ...
India clubbed with Italy and Paraguay
NEW DELHI, OCT. 28.India has been clubbed with Italy and Paraguay for the first round of the World Amateur Team golf championship for the Eisenhower trophy, which tees off at the Rio Mar Country Club in Puerto Rico. The Indian trio of Jaskirat ...
Racing : Motor
Narain test-drives IRL IndyCar
COIMBATORE, OCT 28. Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian in the world, became the country's first driver to test an IRL IndyCar last week when he completed a rain-affected one-day test for the Red Bull Cheever Racing team, according to reports ...
Sports : General
Against Bradman's last wish
SYDNEY, OCT. 28. The Adelaide home of Donald Bradman is all set to be heritage listed after a local council decided to go ahead with the proposal defying the last wishes of the cricket legend. Bradman, who lived in the two-storey, red-brick ...
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