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Rain keeps players indoors
DHARAMSALA, MARCH 1. Scenic and serene, Dharamsala presents experiences valued more by those in the grip of polluted environs. The breathtaking view of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountain ranges, narrow serpentine roads making their way through ...

South makes the most of North's largesse
INDORE, MARCH 1. North Zone regretted the dropped catches as South Zone got past the 300-run mark on the first day of the Duleep Trophy cricket match at the MPCA Stadium here on Tuesday. North captain Virender Sehwag put down two catches during ...

Bhupathi joins camp, sounds confident
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1. The picture was complete as Mahesh Bhupathi joined the Indian Davis Cup squad for training at the NSCI Complex here on Tuesday. After a rigorous work-out around noon, the former world No.1 doubles star took it easy by ...

TWI gets production rights for India-Pakistan series
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1. TransWorld International (TWI), on Tuesday bagged the production rights for the India-Pakistan cricket series even though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) failed to take a decision on award of satellite ...

Sania rallies to shock Kuznetsova
DUBAI, MARCH 1.Sania Mirza made light of a twisted ankle and a 0-4 start to beat the U.S. Open Champion and the world No. 7, Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 19 minutes of exhilarating play in the pre-quarterfinals of the ...

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New rule on suspect bowling action in force from today
LONDON, MARCH 1. The International Cricket Council's (ICC) new rule governing suspect bowling actions came into effect from Tuesday and all bowlers will now be assessed on the same basis. According to the new rule, both spinners as well as fast ...

Veeran scalps seven
KARAIKUDI, MARCH 1. Medium pacer Veeran's seven for 19 helped Sachin Brothers CC post a five-wicket victory over Brindhavanam CC `A' in the Indian Bank-Sivaganga District Cricket Association `A' division league here on ...

BCCI's warning to DDCA
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday warned that it would shift the sixth and final one-day international between India and Pakistan out of Delhi if the Feroz Shah Kotla was not ready in time to host the ...

Kapil Devils CC posts win
MADURAI, MARCH 1. An unbeaten century by SP. Murali Manohar (106 not out) and half centuries by Jeyasudhan (58) and Ranjith (52) helped Kapil Devils CC defeat Spark Colts CC by 65 runs in the Indian Bank - Madurai District Cricket Association ...

All-round show by Anoop
HYDERABAD, MARCH 1. Anoop scored 40 and then took three wickets for 13 runs to help Invensys defeat STC System by 73 runs in the second round of the premier league cricket championship organised by Sports Un-Limited here on ...

Australia continues to dominate
WELLINGTON, MARCH 1. Adam Gilchrist and Damien Martyn came up with half centuries as Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the fourth limited-overs cricket international on Tuesday. Australia now has a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. ...

Flawless century by Abbas Ali
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1. Abbas Ali complied a convincing century against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy match here on Tuesday. His flawless innings of 122 and some purposeful batting by Devendra Bundela (83) ...

Allan Rae passes away
KINGSTON, MARCH 1.Allan Rae, former West Indies Cricket Board president and Test batsman, has died on Sunday at 82. Rae was an opening batsman for the West Indies in 15 Tests. He scored 1,016 runs (average 46.18, 4 x 100, including one against ...

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Tennis
Indian under-14 team for Asian meet
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1.A ten-member Indian team with five boys and five girls has been selected for the ITF under-14 Asian tennis zone `I' championship to be played at the DLTA Complex here from March 27 to April 9. The other teams will be China, ...

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Hockey
IOC beats PSB, meets Airlines in final
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1. Punjab and Sind Bank wasted a penalty stroke, four penalty corners and a few other field goal chances before going down by two goals to Indian Oil in a semifinal match of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh hockey tournament at the ...

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Football
Tamil Nadu posts win
IMPHAL, MARCH 1. Tamil Nadu defeated Maharashtra 1-0 while Orissa trounced Delhi 6-0 in the quarterfinal league matches of the 13th senior womens's National Football championship here on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu' M. Radha scored the goal in the 70th ...

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RSB Mumbai, TN in semifinals
BANGALORE, MARCH 1. RSB Mumbai and Tamil Nadu entered the semifinals of the all India civil services basketball tournament being played at the Sri Kanteerava Satdium here. In the quarterfinals on Tuesday RSB Mumbai beat RSB Bangalore 61-47 while ...

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Kasparov slips out of Anand's grasp
LINARES, MARCH 1. Viswanathan Anand raised visions of scoring his first victory in classical chess over Garry Kasparov since 1995 before the World No. 1 defended gamely to hold the Indian in a grimly-fought sixth round encounter of the City of ...

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Kevin Darley to ride Frida Kahlo
CHENNAI, MARCH 1. With the cream of horses taking part in the 43rd running of the Invitation Cup to be held on March 6 so too is the riding talent spearheaded by none other than Kevin Darley who rode for D.M.Hill (who is now training in Hong ...

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St. Michel wins
TUTICORIN, MARCH 1. St. Michel Volleyball Club, Tharuvaikulam, lifted the Spic Trophy defeating PSA Sical Club 25-14, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22 in the final of the district-level volleyball tournament conducted by Spic Sports Council here on ...



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