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    THE PETER ROEBUCK COLUMN
    Kaneria asserts his class
    Danish Kaneria deserves considerable credit for the improvement detected in the Pakistan team over the last few weeks. No man is truly tested until adversity has knocked upon his door. Any fool can remain cheerful when all is well in his ...

    CRICKET
    India noses ahead
    KOLKATA, MARCH 18.The contest changed shades on an intense day at the Eden Gardens, much like the sky that turned from a bright blue to a dark grey. The second TVS Cup Test is progressing towards a gripping finish. India has an edge since it ...

    MOTOR RACING
    Narain gets a bird's eye view of Sepang
    KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 18. Life took a wrong turn for a blissfully unaware bird that inadvertently strayed into the path of Narain Karthikeyan's roaring EJ15 at the Sepang Formula One circuit on Friday morning. It isn't known if question marks and ...

    Cricket
    Essex Farms carves out four-wkt. win
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Essex Farms beat Hind Club by four wickets in a Super Elite `I' division DDCA league cricket match at the Yamuna Sports Complex. The scores: Super Elite-I: Hind CC 160 for nine in 40 overs (Sanjay ...

    Honours even on day one
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Hyderabad debutant Pragyan Ojha produced a crafty spell to help his side stay in the fray after Railways snatched the initiative on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy semifinal at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on ...

    India in control: Kumble
    KOLKATA, MARCH 18.India's highest Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble feels India is in control of the ongoing second Test match against Pakistan. Speaking to the presspersons after the third day's play at the Eden Gardens here on Friday, the ace ...

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    Tennis
    Upsets galore in plus-45 section
    BANGALORE, MARCH 18. The top two seeds in the plus-45 singles section — Yogesh Shah of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu's S. Settu — bowed out of the Indian Oil Servo all-India ranking veterans' tennis championship at the KGS Club courts here ...

    Davenport gets past Dechy
    INDIAN WELLS, MARCH 18.Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport swept aside seventh-seeded Nathalie Dechy of France 7-6 (2), 6-0 to reach the Pacific Life Open semifinals on Thursday. Defending men's champion Roger Federer ran his match mark for the year ...

    Vinod to fight it out with Fass
    KOLKATA, MARCH 18.Seventh-seeded Vinod Sridhar of India and unseeded Adam Fass moved into the final of the ITF Futures men's singles competition at the South Club here on Friday Fass ended the prodigious run of the Karan Rastogi in the ...

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    Hockey
    Hyderabad blanks Tripura
    HYDERABAD, MARCH 18. Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and Services recorded the biggest wins of the day in the 61st senior National hockey championship for the Rangaswamy Cup while host, Hyderabad, posted a 7-0 win against a disjointed Tripura here on ...

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    Chess
    Anand starts favourite
    MONACO, MARCH 18.Three-time former champion Viswanathan Anand begins as the hot favourite for the 14th Amber blindfold and rapid chess title when the action begins in the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel here on Saturday. Twelve of the world's top 24 ...

    Generalia
    RSB (Chennai) takes overall title
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 18. RSB (Chennai) took the overall title in the all-India Civil Services powerlifting championship, which concluded at the Jimmy George indoor stadium here on Friday. RSB added three gold medals on the final day to ...

    Sports medicine interactive session
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. To coincide with the sports goods and physical fitness equipment exhibition at Pragati Maidan, the Sports Authority of India is holding an interactive session with the visitors on the application of sports medicine and sports ...

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    Golf
    Harinder grabs lead
    CHANDIGARH, MARCH 18. Defending champion Harinder Gupta returned with a card of two under 70 to his overnight score of six under 66 to tally eight under par 136 after 36 holes to emerge leader at the end of the second round of the Rs. 10 lakhs ...

    Johl is best Indian
    HAINAN ISLAND, MARCH 18. Amandeep Johl emerged as the best Indian by carding four-under 68 to be tied 20th, while Jyoti Randhawa missed the cut on the second day of TCL Classic tournament at the Yalong Bay Golf Club here today. Johl had five ...

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    Shooting
    Rana wins centre fire pistol gold
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Jaspal Rana won the gold in his pet event — centre fire pistol — as India wound up its campaign with a 1-2 finish on the last day of pistol and rifle competitions in the sixth Commonwealth shooting championship in ...

    Sports : General
    Contempt notice to Dalmiya, S.K. Nair
    CHENNAI, MARCH 18.A city civil court here has directed the former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jagmohan Dalmiya, and the honorary secretary of the Board, S.K. Nair, to appear before it on March 21 for contempt of ...

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