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Saturday, April 02, 2005
Time to get into battle-mode again
If you are looking for a catchword for the ensuing India-Pakistan one-day series, here's my choice hectic. The action will be hot and heavy in very humid conditions. And mind you, it will be hectic off the field as well as we traverse the ...
India keen to set the record straight
KOCHI, APRIL 1. At the Nehru Stadium here on Friday, Sourav Ganguly practised his big, bold shots, the sort he has executed in the middle during better times. Under pressure due to lack of form with the willow especially in the longer ...
Michael Schumacher impressive
MANAMA, APRIL 1. The thing about young blood in sport is that it's supposed to be electrifying. As sport begins to throw up more and more adolescent champions, it has progressively grown more and more aggressive. And, that works fine for the ...
J.P. Yadav keeps Railways in the fray with all-round show
MOHALI, APRIL 1. All-rounder Jai Prakash Yadav produced a scintillating performance to keep Railways in the fray with a five-wicket haul and followed it up with a lively half century on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final against Punjab at ...
IHF suspends Gagan Ajit and Daljit Dhillon
NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. The Indian Hockey Federation has suspended Punjab players, Gagan Ajit Singh and Daljit Singh Dhillon, for the assault on Indian Oil player Bikramjit Singh during the National championship at Hyderabad on March 27. Reacting ...
Hinds, Chanderpaul put West Indies on top
GEORGETOWN (GUYANA), APRIL 1. West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul urged fellow centurion Wavell Hinds to pile on more runs when the first Test against South Africa resumes today. Hinds made a career-best 188 not out on the first day as ...
Lara set to return
GEORGETOWN (GUYANA), APRIL 1. Five West Indies players including Brian Lara were temporarily released from the endorsement contracts, which have barred them from the national cricket team. Cable & Wireless released the players from their ...
ICC confirms World Cup seedings
LONDON, APRIL 1. India has continental rivals Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, besides a qualifier, in its pool in the 2007 World Cup after the International Cricket Council confirmed the seedings for the mega event here on Friday. India, which has ...
Finally, Kotla to host April 17 match
NEW DELHI, APRIL 1.The last One Day International between India and Pakistan will be held at the Ferozeshah Kotla here as scheduled on April 17. After days of uncertainty that eventually led to the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) ...
Binu Mani sets up title clash with sibling Binoj
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 1. Top seeded M. Binu Mani with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Cecil George entered the men's singles final of the TCTDS Open tennis tournament at the TTC courts here on Friday. In the final, Binu will take on his younger brother ...
Greul cuts short Prakash's campaign
BANGALORE, APRIL 1. Prakash Amritraj's good show came to an end in the $15,000 ITF Futures tennis championship and the young Indian Davis Cupper came short on play and game plan and went down to crafty German third seed, Simon Greul who won 7-6 ...
Airtel Corporate 5s tournament
BANGALORE, APRIL 1. From just five teams in its first edition, the Airtel Corporate 5 hockey tournament has grown to accommodate 24 teams in its sixth edition. The floodlit tournament will be played at the KSHA practice ground here from April ...
KOZHIKODE, APRIL 1. Shivadutt Rony scored four goals as Universal crushed Falcons 9-2 in the Videocon Kozhikode District `A' Division football league here on Friday. Salman (three) and Roopesh (two) completed the tally for the winner, while ...
Billiards & Snooker
Kubendra's hopes Dash(ed)
MUMBAI, APRIL 1.J.P. Dash of Posts & Telegraph beat India number two, Kubendra Babu of Tamil Nadu, 23-25, 25-13, 25-14 in an exciting men's singles second round match of the 34th senior National Carrom championships here on Friday. ...
It's vintage Vikram
MANGALORE, APRIL 1. Favourite Vikram Saralaya bagged titles in all the three sections classical, blitz and combined in the D. C. S. invitational chess tournament, organised by Derik's Chess School, here. Vikram's final tally was ...
Chaurasia on top
NEW DELHI, APRIL 1.S.S.P. Chaurasia's brave hitting, coupled with a fortuitous `eagle', saw him soar over the rest of the field on the second day of the Rs. 50-lakh PSPB Open golf tournament at the Delhi Golf Club here on Friday. Chaurasia, ...
Sports : General
Asian Games bid: IOA meets deadline
NEW DELHI, APRIL 1. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) just made the deadline for submitting its bid to host the 2014 Asian Games to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) but was not sure on Friday about how many others had staked their ...
115 more to get `samman' pension
NEW DELHI, APRIL 1.One hundred and fifteen more sportspersons have become eligible to get the `samman' pension of the Union Government following an amendment to the rules made by the Sports Ministry regarding current employment. Till recently, ...
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