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Tuesday, September 23, 2003
A great challenge: Fleming
CHENNAI, SEPT. 22. New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming does not view the forthcoming two-Test series against India as a personal confrontation with his counterpart. "I respect Sourav (Ganguly) as a leader as well as a player. This is no revenge ...
Clean sweep for Pakistan
KARACHI, SEPT. 22. Pakistan scored a convincing 58-run victory in the fifth and final One-day international at National Stadium. Pakistan batsmen put behind the disappointment of South Africa's decision to cancel the tour due to security fears ...
Sunil loses in first round
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 22. Sunil Kumar went down 3-6, 1-6 to 1004th ranked wild card entrant Murad Inoyatov of Uzbekistan in the first round of the $100,000 Asian tennis championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Monday. Mustafa in final qualifying ...
Preethi puts out Pooja
MUMBAI, SEPT. 22.Preethi Subramaniam banked on athleticism and deception to hammer home her point for more opportunities. The unseeded Coimbatore girl, remembering tennis lessons from karateka father Subramaniam, washed away fourth seed Pooja ...
Japan, Pakistan ensure semifinal spots
KUALA LUMPUR, SEPT. 22.Even as the equations change, however ephemeral they may be in the context of sport, Japan added a new dimension to the continental power balance, emerging the first outfit to ensure a berth in the semifinal of the Asia Cup ...
Iran lifts J.R.D. Tata Cup
JAMSHEDPUR, SEPT. 22.Iran had the wherewithal to excel on the rain-drenched pitch to quell the challenge of Uzbekistan and win the J.R.D. Tata Cup International invitational football tournament here on Monday. Iran's 2-0 victory in the 70-minute ...
Ishikawa halts Chinese gold hunt
MANILA, SEPT. 22.Sun Yingjie completed the distance double by winning the 5000 metres as China continued to assert its supremacy on the third day of the 15th Asian athletics championships at the Rizal Memorial Stadium here on Monday. Just as it ...
Abhijit stuns Dinesh
LUCKNOW, SEPT. 22. National junior champion Abhijit Gupta gave another example of his growing prowess when he knocked down International Master Dinesh Kumar Sharma in the sixth round of the Pilloo Mody international rating chess tournament to ...
Racing : Horse
Are stewards playing to the gallery?
BANGALORE, SEPT. 22. The decision by the Stewards of the Mysore Race Club to declare the Sidapur Plate (Div. II), second race on last Friday's card, null and void may be without precedent but it is surrounded by shades of populism. When the ...
Racing : Motor
Naren-Ramkumar duo on a roll
CHANDIGARH, SEPT. 21. Team MRF Tyres V.R. Naren Kumar and co-driver D. Ramkumar won for the eighth time in a row after clinching the Power M1 Challenge Rally at Chandigarh. Team JCT Limited's Samir Thappar and Asia Zone Rally Champion ...
Shikha, Akbar adjudged best swimmers
KOLKATA, SEPT. 22. The curtains came down on the 57th Senior National aquatic championship at the Subhas Sarobar Pool here on Monday on a triumphant note for Karnataka, which retained the overall championship with 287 points. Shikha Tandon ...
Raman, Poulomi reign supreme
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 22. Defending champion and top-seed S. Raman staged a remarkable fight back to record a 7-11, 11-8, 13-15, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 win over second-seeded Subhajit Saha to retain the title while Poulomi Ghatak (PSPB) had a ...
Domestic tournaments lack competitive edge
HYDERABAD, SEPT. 22. The prestigious all-India inter-institutional table tennis tournament could well turn out to be an event for also-rans and the proverbial Dad's Army if a certain trend is not checked. A close look at the present edition of ...
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