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Thursday, May 06, 2004
Aussies say no to tri-series
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Australia has turned down an offer to participate in a tri-series in India when it arrives in October this year. Confirming this, the Board Secretary S. K. Nair said efforts were on to squeeze in a couple of Tests against ...
Match ends in a draw
LONDON, MAY 5. New Zealand's tour opener against the British Universities XI finally got underway on the third morning at Fenner's cricket ground in Cambridge and expectedly petered out to a draw on Wednesday. The first two days were a complete ...
Laxman could be the next Tendulkar: Lee
CHENNAI, MAY 5. He isn't quite the sort to exchange pleasantries with you on a cricket pitch; but off it, Brett Lee appears genial. And, while this might sound hard to believe given our trite notions of fire-breathing fast bowlers ...
England asks Windies to bat
BRIDGETOWN, MAY 5. England won the toss and chose to field in the seventh and final one-day international against West Indies here on Wednesday. West Indies has named the same XI that won last Sunday's sixth ODI at Gros Islet by four wickets to ...
SBV in semifinals
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya (SBV) scored a 21-run win over Sonnet Club and made it to the semifinals of the Sushila Tiwari memorial under-17 cricket tournament here.
Dahiya steers IA to title triumph
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Former international Vijay Dahiya struck a classy 139 as Indian Airlines won the 13th all-India Davinder Singh memorial cricket tournament at the Harbaksh Stadium here on Wednesday. Dahiya's 139 came in just 130 balls with 11 ...
Federer, Roddick exit
ROME, MAY 5. Albert Costa stunned Roger Federer in the second round of the Telecom Italia Masters on Wednesday, coming from a set down to oust the world's No. 1 player 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. The upset left the clay court tournament without its two top ...
Shantanu rallies past Kunal
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Shantanu Rajput defeated Kunal Barua 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals of the boys' under-14 section in the Peninsula tennis tournament at the IIT Complex here on Wednesday.
Sandhya and Sanaa provide a ray of hope
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Sandhya Nagaraj and Sanaa Bhambri played hard when it mattered, taking India to the brink of qualification for the knockout phase in the Asia-Oceania junior Fed Cup under-16 tennis tournament in Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand, on ...
Comfortable win for AGAP
HYDERABAD, MAY 5. AG Andhra Pradesh scored a comfortable 4-2 win over Nav Bharat Club in the A-1 division hockey league championship match at Begumpet Police Stadium here on Wednesday. The winner led 3-1 at half-time. AGAP shot into lead in the ...
BSF marches into final phase
SHILLONG, MAY 5. Border Security Force moved into the final phase of the second division National Football League, beating a listless Manipur Police 2-0 in a Group `B' match here on Wednesday. BSF ended with five points from three games to ...
Porto in Champions League final
LISBON, MAY 5. The Ninja did it. Again. Brazilian striker Derlei, nicknamed `The Ninja' by fans because of his pace and stealth, got the goal on Tuesday that put FC Porto into the Champions League final at the expense of Spain's Deportivo de La ...
HAL, Hindustan FC split points
BANGALORE, MAY 5. Satish Kumar helped HAL keep its pride intact at the Football Stadium here on Wednesday. In a Second Division National Football League Group A match, S. Sunil was substituted by Satish in the second half with HAL trailing 0-1 ...
East Bengal struggles to hold Geylang
KOLKATA, MAY 5. Kingfisher East Bengal's international cruise hit the doldrums on the home stretch as it managed just a 1-1 draw against Singapore's Geylang United in a AFC Cup group E match here at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday. The city ...
Bannister re-lives the golden moment
LONDON, MAY 5. Fate, in the form of gale-force winds buffeting the modest track at Oxford's Iffley Road, nearly dashed Roger Bannister's dream of running the first sub-four-minute mile. As the runners shuffled into position on the evening of ...
Southern Railway takes women's title
VIRUDHUNAGAR, MAY 5. Southern Railway women's team, Chennai, lifted the V.K.V. Nadaraja Nadar Memorial Trophy defeating Rising Star BC, Chennai, 74-26 in the last match of the women's semifinal round robin league of the second annual State-level ...
Ratnakaran surprises Himanshu Sharma
KOCHI, MAY 5.Kerala champion K. Ratnakaran, a former Asian junior bronze medallist and the sixth seed here, jolted top-seeded Himanshu Sharma and moved into joint lead with Tamil Nadu's Poobesh Anand after the penultimate round of the second B.C. ...
Racing : Horse
Sabir keeps slate clean
CHENNAI, MAY 5. A squall in the morning flattened the top half of the Optimist (under-15) fleet, resulting in 27 of the 44 boats not finishing the day's second race amidst confusion. The conditions were far better in the afternoon. So much so ...
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