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Murali under the microscope
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Cricket
Muralitharan is numero uno
HARARE, MAY 8. Muttiah Muralitharan broke the world record for most Test wickets as Sri Lanka wrapped up a crushing innings victory over a weakened Zimbabwe side on the third day of the first Test on Saturday. Sri Lanka won by an innings and ...

All about Muralitharan
1993: Plays in his first one-day International against India. 1995: Called for throwing by Australian umpire Darrell Hair, prompting continuing debate about the legality of his ...

The 300+ club
521: Muttiah Muralitharan (SL), 89 matches; 519: Courtney Walsh (WI) 132; 517: Shane Warne (Aus) 110; 434: Kapil Dev (Ind) 131; 431: Sir Richard Hadlee (NZ) 86; 430: Glenn McGrath (Aus) 95; 414: Wasim ...

Akhtar gets away with warning
KARACHI, MAY 8. Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has escaped with a caution from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after suggestions he feigned an injury in the Test series against India. The warning came after Pakistan lost last month's third Test in ...

Other Stories

  • Easy for Press Club of Hyderabad
  • SCF (Blues) in semifinals
  • KSCA's reward for players
  • Great show, says Prasanna
  • Arjun hits 127
  • Dalmiya, Imran too skip ACC meet
  • Chetan, Vihans excel
  • Prashanth slams 109
  • Worcestershire 163 for 3

    Tennis
    Nalbandian enters final
    ROME, MAY 8.Fifth-seeded David Nalbandian came back from a set down to defeat Albert Costa 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday and advance to the Telecom Italia Masters final. After trading breaks early in the final set, Nalbandian dictated the play ...

    `Paes-Bhupathi duo does have a chance'
    BANGALORE, MAY 8. Krishna Bhupathi, father of Mahesh, said the Indian tennis pair Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi has a chance of winning a medal at the Olympics, provided they get into the top four seedings. In a chat with The Hindu ...

    Other Stories

  • Indian girls finish ninth

    Hockey
    Indian team likely to train in Germany: Gill
    NEW DELHI, MAY 8. The Indian hockey team for the Olympics will be picked during a camp in Germany after a four-nation tournament in the Netherlands, according to the President of the Indian hockey Federation (IHF), K.P.S. Gill. In an exclusive ...

    Indian women's team for Japan tourney
    NEW DELHI, MAY 8.Neha Singh will lead the 18-member rookie Indian women's team to the four-nation hockey tournament to be held in Japan from May 13 to 18. Apart from India and host Japan, the Takamadonomiya international tournament at Gifu will ...

    Other Stories

  • Big win for Accountant General

    Football
    Vasco beats Mohd. Sporting
    MARGAO, MAY 8. Kolkata outfit Mohammedan Sporting's hopes of avoiding relegation were dashed today when it lost 2-0 to Goan outfit Vasco Football Club in the eighth National Football League match here. After a barren first half, Vasco, who were ...

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  • KFA camp for youth team
  • East Bengal issues show cause notice to Douglas

    Athletics
  • Greene leads American sweep of 100m
  • Marion Jones steals the show

    Basketball
    Good day for IBBC
    BANGALORE, MAY 8. The Indiranagar Basketball Club (IBBC) registered wins in both the boys' and the girls' section in the under-18 basketball championships league stage at the Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. The boys' team played a brilliant ...

    Boxing
    India will not protest Qamar's dubious defeat
    LAHORE, MAY 8. Even though the Indian boxing contingent is peeved by the controversial jury decision that denied Mohammad Ali Qamar his berth in the Athens Olympic Games, they won't lodge a formal protest as they have come here to `win hearts.' ...

    Chess
  • Tej Deep, Nayana triumph

    Golf
    Johl extends lead
    MACAU, MAY 8.India's Amandeep Johl shot a 4-under-par 67 on Saturday to extend his lead to three strokes after the third round of the $275,000 Macau Open. Johl moved to within sight of his first career win on the Asian tour after finishing on ...

    Woods takes the lead
    CHARLOTTE (USA), MAY 8. Tiger Woods says his game is starting to come around, and not many doubted him in the Wachovia Championship on Friday. Woods made every putt inside 20 feet and one from nearly 50 feet. It led to his best round since ...

    Racing : Motor
    Karamjit comfortably in lead
    CANBERRA, MAY 8. With about two-thirds, that's nine out of the 14 stages, of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship in the Rally of Canberra over, Karamjit Singh steering a Proton Pert is comfortably in the lead. The Malaysian-based Indian driver ...

    Schumacher in vantage position to equal Mansell's record
    BARCELONA, MAY 8. Michael Schumacher will start Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix from pole position after posting the fastest time in qualifying ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya and Takuma Sato. The six-time world champion, who seeks to equal Formula ...

    The top ten
    1. Michael Schumacher, 1m15.022s; 2. Juan Montoya, 1:15.639; 3. Takuma Sato, 1:15.809; 4. Jarno Trulli, 1:16.144; 5. Rubens Barrichello, 1:16.262; 6. Ralf Schumacher, 1:16.293; 7. ...

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  • Kothari to launch motocross academy

    Sports : General
    Govt. reward for Indian cueists
    KOLKATA, MAY 8.The splendid showing of the Indian cueists during 2002-03 has been well received by the Union government and they have been suitably rewarded for bringing laurels to the country. The period included the Busan Asian Games, World and ...

    India to send teams for four events
    HYDERABAD, MAY 8. India will field teams in four disciplines in the fourth World Traditional Games to be held in Montreal from July 30 to August 8, according to K.P. Rao, Director of the newly formed Sports for All Association of India. Mr. Rao ...

    German Shepherd adjudged best
    UDHAGAMANDALAM, MAY 8. All roads in this holiday destination on Saturday led to the Breeks Open Air stadium where dog shows of a high calibre were staged by the Madras Canine Club despite inclement weather. With the shows having attracted as ...

    Other Stories

  • Usha's venture gets financial support

    Volleyball
  • Radhika-Preeti pair posts win

    World View
  • Confusion ends over World Cup bids
  • Shoaib leaves it to the PCB



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