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SPORT - CYCLING
Armstrong's last tango in Paris
PARIS: Lance Armstrong closed out his amazing career with a seventh consecutive victory on Sunday in the Tour de France — a little earlier than expected. Because of wet conditions, race organisers stopped the clock as Armstrong and the ...

SNOOKER
Pankaj, Alok start well
BANGKOK: Pankaj Advani is no longer a teenager. Playing his first match in the 2005 Sangsom Asian snooker championship at the imposing Alexander Hotel ballroom, the young man celebrated his 20th birthday on Sunday with a 4-2 win over Ahmed Saif ...

HOCKEY
Umpiring errors do not augur well
CHENNAI: Surprising lack of uniformity and unacceptable vagaries in umpiring, bordering on whimsical decisions, produced a devastating effect on the four Asian teams in the recent junior hockey World Cup at Rotterdam. None of the coaches, or ...

MOTOR SPORTS
Team MRF Tyres finishes 1-2
HOKKAIDO (JAPAN): When the dust finally settled on the Rally of Hokkaido, it was Katsuhiko Taguchi and not overnight leader Toshihiro Arai who was standing on top of the podium. In a dramatic turnaround in the fourth round of the Asia-Pacific ...

Cricket
Board to regulate players' media commitments
NEW DELHI: Should players be allowed to write columns, and, in the process, gain freedom to criticise a colleague for a poor performance? Are the players free to make television appearances and discuss on-field activities in the middle of a ...

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Anju slides down the rankings
New Delhi: With a string of poor performances in recent times long jumper Anju Bobby George slid one rung down to finish seventh in the latest ranking released by the International Association of Athletics Federations (AIFF). — ...

Chess
Four Indians among leaders
NEW DELHI: Grandmaster Tejas Bakre, International Masters Poobesh Anand, S. Kidambi and M.R. Venkatesh were among the 33 leaders at the end of the second round of the Czech Open chess tournament at Pardubice on Sunday. The results ...

Sahaj emerges sole leader
NEW DELHI: Sahaj Grover scored two emphatic victories to emerge as the sole leader in the boys' under-10 category with an all-win record after six rounds of the World Youth chess championship at Belfort, France on Saturday. The results ...

Sasikiran begins with a win
NEW DELHI: Top seed K. Sasikiran opened his campaign in the ZMD Open chess tournament with a 39-move victory over Germany's Bernd Winter at Dresden on Saturday. Fresh from winning the Benasque Open, in Benasque, Spain, last Saturday, Sasikiran ...

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Magnificent McGrath
With Glenn McGrath scalping 500 Test wickets, interest mounts on who among the trio _Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and McGrath _ will top the race for the 600 mark. Muralitharan looks the best, followed by Warne and McGrath. By the time they ...

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Squash
Joshna in semifinals
CHENNAI: Joshna Chinappa had another fruitful day at the World junior women's squash championship at Herentals (Belgium) on Sunday when she set aside the challenge of Joey Chan of Hongkong in straight games 9-6, 9-7, 9-6 for a semifinal berth. ...

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Swimming
Hu Jia wins 10m platform
MONTREAL: Olympic champion Hu Jia won the 10-metre platform title on Saturday at the swimming World championships, giving China its fourth diving gold medal. "I'm very happy because it is the first time I have won a world championship," Hu said. ...

Table Tennis
Chinese Taipei dashes India's hopes
NEW DELHI: Chinese Taipei let India entertain hopes of gaining qualification to the World junior championship during the quarterfinals of both sections before overcoming the host to join China, Japan and Korea in the last-four stage of the Asian ...




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