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Thursday, July 24, 2003
Miandad traps Imran with his pen
NEW DELHI, JULY 23. Legendary batsman Javed Miandad has squarely blamed his contemporary and another great Pakistan cricketer, Imran Khan, for hobnobbing with the Board officials and stripping him of captaincy. In his autobiography The ...
Team's title sponsor issue: BCCI has lots to choose from
MUMBAI, JULY 23.The title sponsorship of the home international season is not likely to be a straightforward business of awarding a three-year contract to the multinational corporate making the highest offer. According to the Board of Control ...
England has its fingers crossed
BIRMINGHAM, JULY 23. The outcome of the first Test between England and South Africa which begins at Edgbaston tomorrow will be decided less on the field than on decisions made in Cape Town three months ago. South Africa's failure to reach even ...
India is fifth in Test ratings
NEW DELHI, JULY 23. India has moved up from sixth to fifth position in the Test ratings, according to a press release issued by the International Cricket Council. India's Test rating happens to be better than its eighth place in the ODIs list ...
Archana moves up
CHENNAI, JULY 23. V. Archana of Andhra Pradesh defeated Cintana Manikavel of Tamil Nadu 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the girls' under-14 (championship series) first round of the Nutrine Naturo AITA tennis tournament at SDAT-Nungambakkam Stadium on Wednesday. ...
Rohan Bopanna goes down fighting
NEW DELHI, JULY 23.Rohan Bopanna went down fighting 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 4-6 to the 210th ranked fifth seed, Massimo Dell'Acqua of Italy in the first round of the $ 25,000 Euros Challenger tennis tournament in Recanati, Italy.
Mallya not to re-negotiate deal with Mohun Bagan
MUMBAI, JULY 23. The United Breweries Group's forays into Indian football, through East Bengal and Mohun Bagan Clubs respectively, have gone the extreme way. At a time when East Bengal, now playing as Kingfisher East Bengal, is just one match ...
Revised draw has affected our chances: Vimal Kumar
BANGALORE, JULY 23.The training is over and the battle is ahead for the Indian shuttlers who wound up their stint at the National coaching camp for the World badminton championship here on Thursday. The squad flies to Delhi on Thursday evening en ...
Billiards & Snooker
Pankaj tops group
TAUPO, JULY 23.Continuing with his good form, National champion Pankaj Advani scored a fluent 69-11, 74-37, 71-23 60-1 victory against Albert Kenny of Ireland to top his group with an all-win record in the IBSF World under-21 snooker championship ...
Satyapragyan joins Balasubramanium in lead
KOLHAPUR, JULY 23. Top seeded IM S. Satyapragyan (5.5) of Indian Airlines scored a vital win over Kerala Champion O.T. Anilkumar (4.5) in the sixth round of Rajarshi Shahu Trophy International rating chess tournament being here on ...
Magesh surges into joint lead
NEGOMBO (SRI LANKA), JULY 23 Second seed International Master P. Magesh Chandran rode on luck to end the dream run of Iranian Akbarnia Ahmed Saeed and emerge as joint leader on 4.5 points after the sixth round of the 26th Asian juniors chess ...
Majeed, Lazar, Raveendran share lead
KOCHI, JULY 23. With the top-seeded U.C. Mohanan (Ernakulam) and defending champion E.P. Nirmal (Thrissur) losing a round each on Wednesday, the focus shifted to Kozhikode's N. Abdul Majeed, Thrissur's Joy Lazar and Ernakulam's C.R. Raveendran at ...
Indians bounce back
EDENBURG (SCOTLAND), JULY 23. Grandmaster P. Hari Krishna posted a crushing victory over International Master Enamul Hossian of Bangladesh in the second round to maintain his clean slate in the Smith and Williamson British Chess Championship here ...
Racing : Motor
Ajit finishes sixth
CHENNAI, JULY 23. Ajit Kumar of Team India Racing finished sixth in Race 2 of the fourth round of the FBMW Series at Bira in Thailand. In Race 1, Team India driver Raj Virdhan and Ajit emerged seventh and eighth. Raj was out of contention ...
Thorpe takes 200m freestyle gold
BARCELONA, JULY 22. Olympic champion Pieter van den Hoogenband bounced back from Tuesday's comprehensive defeat by Ian Thorpe to set the fastest heat time in the 100 metres freestyle at the World swimming championships on Wednesday. Meanwhile ...
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