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Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Nine-wicket win for New Zealand
AUCKLAND, MARCH 22. Chris Cairns placed himself among cricket's finest all-rounders on Monday when he helped New Zealand to a nine-wicket win over South Africa in the second Test at Eden Park. Cairns, 33 and playing only his third Test in two ...
Inconsistent Pakistan disappoints
I am afraid Pakistan's performance in the fourth one-day international has not gone down well with its fans. The bowlers were flat, the field placements a matter of debate. As if this was not enough, the bowling changes too did not find muster. ...
Young guns blaze away
LAHORE, MARCH 22. He clenched his fists, raised his bat in triumph, and celebrated like only a man who had undergone much pain could. The last few months had been difficult for Mohammed Kaif. It's only that his smiling exterior often masks the ...
Justine Henin-Hardenne and Federer triumph
INDIAN WELLS, MARCH 22 Roger Federer of Switzerland and Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium played up to their No. 1 rankings, both winning Pacific Life Open titles in straight sets. Federer beat nemesis Tim Henman of Britain for just the second ...
Western to meet Northern
HYDERABAD, MARCH.22.Defending champion Western Railway set up a title-clash with Northern Railway after recording a comfortable 5-1 win over North-Eastern Railway in the penultimate league match of the 25th All India inter-Railway women's hockey ...
Constantine optimistic as camp kicks off
KOCHI, MARCH 22.His hands are not full. The options, in some departments, are limited. But still, national football coach Stephen Constantine put up a bright face as he kicked off the Indian camp for the World Cup Asia Zone qualifier against ...
Valencia closes in on Real Madrid
LONDON, MARCH 22.Valencia moved to within one point of stumbling Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Sunday while record-setting Arsenal and AC Milan continued to impress in England and Italy. Valencia, which last won the Spanish title in ...
Double for U.P.
KOLKATA, MARCH 22. The benefit of having the services of a Chinese coach back home enabled Uttar Pradesh girls to dethrone Bengal as the team champion in the 17th sub-junior National gymnastics championship at the SAI, Eastern Centre, here on ...
Billiards & Snooker
Russell to clash with Causier in final
PRESTATYN, MARCH 22. World No. 1 Mike Russell, and David Causier, the world No. 3, will contest the final of the 2004 World professional billiards championship. Late on Sunday night Russell once again gave an imperious demonstration of high ...
Four Indians in semifinals
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22.Indian boxers' hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games hinged by the thin wire as four of them made it to the semifinals of the second Olympic qualifier in Guangzhou (China), on Monday. Light-heavy Jitender Kumar, ...
Seven share lead
RAIPUR, MARCH 22. Seven players shared the lead with three points after as many rounds of the Bharat Petroleum FIDE rated chess tournament here on Monday.
Anand bounces back
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22.Defending champion Viswanathan Anand scored a fluent 31-move victory over Francisco Vallejo in their third-round blindfold match to inch closer to the leader, Vladmir Kramnik, in the Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament ...
Johl looks for a better tomorrow
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22."The new body will be working in the interest of golfers,'' was the assurance by Amandeep Johl, one of the Directors on the Board of the recently-formed Asian Tour, a players' body that has come forward to run the Asian golf ...
Vizag to host National-level championship
HYDERABAD, MARCH 22. The first ever National-level Open sailing championships in the newly introduced Hobie class of boats will be held at Visakhapatnam from April 1 to 7. A coaching camp will be held from April 1 to 3 and the competition will be ...
Indian women fail to clinch Olympic berth
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22.Indian women wrestlers have failed to clinch any ticket to the Athens Olympic Games. The four-member team, comprising Kamini Yadav (48kg), Alka Tomar (55kg), Geetika Jakhar (63kg) and Sonica Kaliraman (72kg), failed to find ...
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