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Saturday, July 05, 2003
Kallis in ominous form
MANCHESTER, JULY 4. As Jacques Kallis headed rapidly towards 7,000 one-day international runs only a week after reaching 6,000, he demonstrated not only what it requires to be a great batsman, but also why England may struggle to reach the final ...
It's a Philippoussis vs Federer final
LONDON, JULY 4.It takes a certain sort of hubristic self-confidence to have Alexander the Great tattooed on your right arm. For, unless you back yourself to climb all those formidable peaks, you wouldn't want to take off your shirt, to say the ...
Facts point to Serena but the heart says Venus
LONDON, JULY 4.All those years ago, in an era when two of the greatest players of all time, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, were fighting out their famous battles for turf rights at Wimbledon towards the end of the 1980s, drug-mafia ...
Small is the call
LONDON, JULY 4. A group headed by former Wimbledon champions such as Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker and John McEnroe thinks rackets should be smaller. An open letter to International Tennis Federation (ITF) president Francesco Ricci Bitti ...
Bahniman Bora retains under-19 title
CHENNAI, JULY 4.Winning evokes a special feeling. For the defending champion, Bahniman Bora, it meant something more. This was the Assam lad's last year in the junior section and to sign off from the Krishna Khaitan memorial all India junior ...
Indian squad for World tourney
BANGALORE, JULY 4. A nine-member Indian squad will take part in the World badminton championship, scheduled to be held in Birmingham from July 28 to August 4. The selection of the Indian players for the meet was based on ranking prevalent in ...
Indian team confident despite Shabbir's injury
HYDERABAD, JULY 4. India's campaign in the Middle-Asia qualifying tournament to be held in New Delhi next week, where the winner will qualify for the Asian Basketball Confederation championship, scheduled later this year, suffered a major blow ...
Priyanka to fight it out with Mekhala
MUMBAI, JULY 4. Priyanka Yadav, a product of the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) training programme and ranked fifth in India, pulled off a sensational semifinal upset over experienced second seed Deepali Anvekar on Friday in the Rs. 3.70 lakh ...
India takes on Poland
SUPHANBURI (THAILAND), JULY 4. When the ninth World Youth (boys) championship gets underway at the Silapa-archa Gymnasium here on Saturday, India steps into another realm of world volleyball that is totally different from the Asian scene. As the ...
Jaspal makes it to air pistol final
NEW DELHI, JULY 4. He is one of the best pistol shooters of the world. However, Jaspal Rana hardly reminds us about his status among the elite in world level competitions. For, his recent exploits have been restricted to the Commonwealth ...
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