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Thursday, May 09, 2002
Lankan stars are coming
HYDERABAD MAY 8. In recent times Sri Lanka has thrown up several noteworthy sportspersons in the track events at the Asian level. Some of that island's top athletes will be seen in action during the first of the series of Asian Grand Prix ...
No clear leader yet
POLLACHI, MAY 8.Even the tenth and penultimate round of the 50th Tamil Nadu State FIDE-rated chess championship organised by the Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology failed to produce a clear leader. Coimbatore's A. Muthuswamy, ...
Tania shocks Bhagyashree
LUCKNOW, MAY 8.Tania Sachdev may be a player of modest talent, but over the board, she surely is more intelligent than most players take her to be. She proved it in a telling manner by bringing down Saheli Dhar-Barua in the morning session. As ...
The rise and fall of the spin empire
ANTIGUA, MAY 8.The transition from pace to spin had been smooth as India discovered winning ways when Ajit Wadekar ordered favourable tracks to assist the slow men. India won quite a few series at home on `doctored' pitches as Wadekar proved a ...
WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN
Great Matches: France vs Brazil, Mexico, 1986
It was champagne football all the way as France came from behind to shoot out Brazil in only the second match to be decided via the tie-breaker in the history of the World Cup. Although the heat and altitude of Guadalajara did take its terrible ...
World Cup: Down memory lane 1958 Sweden
1958 was the year Brazil, so unfortunate in 1950, finally captured the world title it had been threatening to win for so long. In its first round match against the Soviet Union, the South Americans introduced two new players, a bandy-legged ...
Fernandes is Customs' saviour
MUMBAI, MAY 8.Mumbai Customs extended its stay in the 100th Aga Khan Hockey Tournament, sponsored by Bharat Petroleum, with a hard-earned 2-1 win over Chandigarh XI at the Bombay Gymkhana on Wednesday. The 64th minute match-winner came off a ...
Sports : General
New dates for Afro-Asian Games
NEW DELHI, MAY 8.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), on Wednesday, announced that the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), have sanctioned October 24 to November 1, 2003, as new ...
BOXING: SCOTRUN (PENNSYLVANIA): World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis stoked up the pre-fight antagonism between himself and Mike Tyson, comparing the American to ``a cartoon character''. The Briton broke off from his preparations ...
Pakistan, Malaysia clinch titles
KUALA LUMPUR, MAY 9. Pakistan won the men's Asian Squash Championship on Wednesday, upsetting defending champion Malaysia with a straight three-tie win. Malaysia's women's team retained its title, by easily defeating India in its final without ...
Six Indians in last eight
MUMBAI, MAY 8.The Indian satellite circuit of the good old days was a class act. In the first years, Frenchman, Jean-Phillip Fleurian gave an impression that visits to India were grist to his mill. He honed his talent on assorted types of courts ...
Indian girls maul Malaysia
NEW DELHI, MAY 8.The Indian girls dropped a mere seven games in all in winning their two singles and one doubles match against Malaysia in the Asia-Oceania World junior (under-14) tennis tournament in Jakarta on Tuesday. It was the second ...
Happy days for Chandrasekar
CHENNAI, MAY 8.Three-time former National table tennis champion V. Chandrasekar appeared a relieved man at a press conference here on Tuesday. He had his reasons. Not only was his academy's contract with Medimix renewed, also his ongoing annual ...
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