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Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Australia, Pakistan to meet in last league game
AMSTELVEEN, AUG. 24. Weather in Holland can be extremely fickle. You can have sunshine one moment, and cloud cover followed by rain the next. Cricketing fortunes can be fickle too. Only months ago, the Indian cricket was on a high, matching ...
LG Cup: Vietnam beats India
HANOI (VIETNAM), AUG. 24. Vietnam registered a 2-1 win over India to book a place in the LG Cup semifinals here on Tuesday. The win at Ho Chi Minh City put Vietnam on top of the Group `A' standings. India also advanced to the next stage after ...
Anand clinches title
CHENNAI, AUG. 24. Viswanathan Anand won The Challenge Rapid chess tournament with a round to spare humbling Rafael Leitao of Brazil in the ninth round at Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning. Needing a draw to win the tournament, Anand spotted a ...
Bhagyashree stays on top
KOZHIKODE, AUG. 24. Bhagyashree Thipsay may have conceded a draw for a second time in as many days, but she still looks the player to beat. She remains in the lead, along with four others, after the sixth round of the 31st National women's `B' ...
Indians languish in last place
ATHENS, AUG. 24.Continuing their highly forgettable journey through the Mediterranean, the Indian sailing duo of Malav Shroff and Sumeet Patel remained anchored to the last place after the 15th and penultimate race of the 49er (Mixed Open ...
Italy upsets U.S., enters final
ATHENS, AUG. 24.Manuela Zanchi scored with two seconds in regulation as Italy upset the United States 6-5 on Tuesday and advanced to the final of the women's Olympic water polo tournament.
`Mosquito' heaves to a new high
ATHENS, AUG. 24. Two records were obliterated on Monday in athletics and one performance that stood out for its quality came from the Hungarian discus thrower, Robert Fazekas. The 29-year old, who was once a judo player, set a new Olympic ...
Irini Merleni makes history
ATHENS, AUG. 24. The first woman ever to win gold in Olympic wrestling screamed with delight, subsided into floods of tears and leapt into the arms of an astonished referee. Five minutes later she was still sobbing and tearing at her hair on ...
China, Russia in women's semifinals
ATHENS, AUG. 24.China moved one step closer to its first gold medal since 1984 by beating Japan 25-20, 25-22, 25-20 in the quarterfinals of the women's volleyball tournament. Lina Wang and Ping Zhang each scored 12 points for the Chinese, ...
Sports : General
Ostrich-like stance won't help
WEIGHTLIFTERS Pratima Kumari and Sanamacha Chanu have tested positive for prohibited substances at the Athens Olympics. There is a national uproar; officials are shocked. The `pass-the-buck-around' syndrome has gripped everyone. "We won't spare ...
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