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    Australia's domination continues
    AUCKLAND, MARCH 29.Australia completed its rout of New Zealand with an emphatic nine-wicket win in the third Test with a day to spare here on Tuesday, comfortably wrapping up the series 2-0, and underscoring its reputation as one of the greatest ...

    Dent gobbles up Coria
    KEY BISCAYNE (FLORIDA), MARCH 29. Taylor Dent of the United States beat a top-10 player for the fourth time this year by eliminating Guillermo Coria 6-3, 6-4 in the third round at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Monday. Dent dominated with his big ...

    Victory boosts Anand's lead
    MONACO, MARCH 29. Continuing his splendid run, Viswanathan Anand outplayed Loek van Wely in their blindfold game of the ninth round and inched closer to the Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament title on Tuesday. Fresh after Monday's rest ...

    Cricket
    A period of introspection for India
    BANGALORE, MARCH 29. Even as the crowd melted away and dust settled on a dramatic final Test in Bangalore, a mood of dejection swept through the Indian ranks. The Pakistani celebrations continued well into the night. The verdict after the third ...

    A chance for India hopefuls
    Hyderabad March 29. The one-day match between India `A' and Pakistan to be played here on Wednesday is likely to be a preparation for the visiting side for the ODI series against India. Pakistan showed tremendous fighting spirit to level the ...

    A fitting reply to armchair critics
    During lunch time on the final day, my wife Kashfa wondered what was wrong with me as she had never seen me so excited. I suppose that was the talking point of the day for many others as well. Yes, I was excited for two reasons. First, we had ...

    ICC Test rankings: India remains third
    LONDON, MARCH 29.India missed out on a chance to take the second spot in the ICC Test championship ranking after losing the third and final cricket Test against Pakistan. The loss meant that India, which needed to win the Test to leapfrog ...

    Yashpal, Akash shine
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 29. Yashpal Singh (97, 7x4, 2x6) and Akash Chopra (77, 6x4) helped Sonnet Club beat Collage Group by 57 runs and win the SAIL Trophy cricket tournament at the Mohannagar Stadium here. The scores: Sonnet ...

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    Tennis
    Harsh crashes out
    BANGALORE, MARCH 29. It was a contrasting display by the two Indian Davis Cuppers, Harsh Mankad and Prakash Amritraj. The fifth seed and champion at Chennai, Harsh Mankad, playing a rather subdued game crashed to a 6-3, 7-6(5) defeat against ...

    Binu Mani advances
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 28.Favourite Binu Mani of KSEB breezed into the second round of the TCTDS open tennis tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Renju Jacob. In another first round match, Vijaya Kumar defeated veteran K.Vijayakumar of KSEB ...

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    Chennai regains title
    CHENNAI, MARCH 29. Chennai prevailed over Bhopal by the odd goal in five to regain the title after a long gap in the State Bank inter-circle hockey tournament at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium on Monday. Chennai had won the trophy in 1977 in ...

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    Football
    Hat-trick by Rajeev
    KOZHIKODE, MARCH 29. Rajeev scored a hat-trick to star in host Farook College's crushing 7-0 win over Young Indians in the Videocon Kozhikode District `A' Division football league here on Tuesday. Sirajuddin, Farhad, Jijo Mathai, Yahia completed ...

    Award for Ancheri
    KOZHIKODE, MARCH 29. Former Indian captain Jo Paul Ancheri has been chosen for this year's T. Abubabcker Football award. The award carries a prize-money of Rs. ...

    East Bengal back on top
    KOLKATA, MARCH 29. Holder Kingfisher East Bengal regained its position at the top beating State Bank of Travancore (SBT) 2-0 in a 14th round match of the IX National Football League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday. There was no twist ...

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    Best woman player award for Humpy
    VIJAYAWADA, MARCH 29. Women World No.4 Koneru Humpy with scintillating performances has won the best woman player's prize in the ninth Neckar Open international tournament at Deizisau, Germany. Humpy scored seven points from nine rounds to ...

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    Generalia
    Cabinet backs New Delhi's bid for 2014 Asian Games
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. With the Union Cabinet having cleared the decks for India's bid to host the 2014 Asian Games in Delhi, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is looking ahead, towards bidding for the Olympic Games. "We are very happy that ...

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    Amazing Striker in fine nick
    BANGALORE, MARCH 30. Amazing Striker, who is in fine nick as evidenced by his track movements, has an edge over his rivals in the Nanoli Stud Bangalore Juvenile Million (1,400m), the chief event of the extra day's races to be ...

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    Indian Youth team triumphs
    CHENNAI, MARCH 29. Indian Youth team won the 23rd Memorial Ferruccio Cornacchia international volleyball tournament, defeating Hungary `A' 25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 25-21 in the final at San Giorgio Di Porcia, Italy, on Monday. Having topped the pool ...



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