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New Zealand lifts Bank Alfalah Cup
DAMBULLA, MAY 23.Skipper Stephen Fleming's 65 drove New Zealand to a four-wicket victory Friday in the tri-series final against Pakistan and its second overseas one-day title. The `Black Caps' bowled Pakistan out for 198 in 50 overs and then ...
Butcher carves out a fluent century
LONDON, MAY 23.If Mark Butcher continues to bat as fluently as he did at Lord's on Friday, there will be no need for the England selectors to regret the prolonged absence of Graham Thorpe whose see-saw career is in limbo. Thorpe cannot find a ...
Akhtar's light punishment sends wrong signals
Shoaib Akhtar is a lucky man. I feel he is extremely fortunate to get away with just a two-match ban after being caught cheating twice. Tampering with the ball is not acceptable. It gives an unfair advantage to a bowler, and can alter the state ...
Liza, Sonal enter final in contrasting style
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. Hit the ball well, and do so consistently as well. That looked to be the mantra as the top-seeded Liza Pereira and Sonal Phadke delightfully hit their way into the singles final of the third leg in the $5000 ITF women's tennis ...
Abhijeet, Mary post contrasting wins
KOZHIKODE, MAY 23. Abhijeet Gupta and Mary Ann Gomes, the No. 1 seeds, posted wins in contrasting styles in the opening round of the National sub-junior chess championships at the V.K. Krishna Menon Indoor Stadium here on Friday. Important ...
Ramesh claims title
CHENNAI, MAY 23.International Master R. B. Ramesh won the 3rd Adyar Times FIDE-rated Open chess tournament as the five international masters took the top five prizes in the event that concluded at the Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of ...
Racing : Horse
Team MRF holds all the aces
CHIKMAGALUR, MAY 23. The long, winding roads of the Blue Mountain Estate at Sargod and Gunsland, 32km from here, forms the ideal backdrop for the first round of the Indian National Rally Championship this season. The terrain has all the ...
Ma Lin-Wang Nan pair triumphs
PARIS, MAY 23.China won the first of what could be a clutch of gold medals with Ma Lin and Wang Nan's victory in the mixed doubles at the World table tennis championships here on Friday. Watched on television by an estimated 300 million fans ...
West Bengal boys excel
HUVINA HADIGALI, MAY 23.West Bengal boys showed spirit and fighting qualities that is seldom seen in this age group. Recovering well from a slump in form in the third set, the Bengal boys turned things around to end Kerala's winning streak and ...
Indian Railways takes honours
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. Indian Railways has won its maiden World Railway volleyball championship beating Yugoslavian Railway 3-1, in the final in France on Friday. Indian Railways, which had failed to make it to the super league in the last edition ...
Sweta overcomes Parvathy
CHENNAI, MAY 23. A last minute entry into the Tamil Nadu team, 18-year-old Sweta, a Delhiite, defeated Parvathy of Kerala by fall in the first league round 46kg sub-junior category of the National women's wrestling championship, which commenced, ...
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