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Thursday, June 10, 2004
SYDNEY, JUNE 9. Leg-spinner Stuart MacGill, who pulled out of the Zimbabwe tour on moral grounds, was ignored by the selectors who named a 13-member squad for the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka next month. MacGill's replacement Cameron ...
England looks for whitewash
NOTTINGHAM, JUNE 9. Here is a strange fact to ponder on the eve of the third Test as England heads for a clean sweep over a New Zealand side full of crocks. Justin Langer, the Australian opening batsman, played a couple of seasons for Middlesex ...
Dalmiya rules out one-day series against Pakistan this year
DUBAI, JUNE 9.The BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya today ruled out the possibility of a one-day series against Pakistan in India or Sharjah this year, saying there was no time to squeeze in any new fixtures. "We are hard pressed to sort out ...
Hewitt cruises ahead
LONDON, JUNE 9.Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the third round of the Stella Artois Championships on Wednesday, out-gunning Spain's Marc Lopez from the back of the court. A two-time champion at the Queen's Club, Hewitt was too strong on centre ...
Irwin knocks out Sunil Kumar
INDORE, JUNE 9. Unfancied Richard Irwin of Britain knocked out the top-seeded Sunil Kumar 6-3, 7-5, while Prahlad Srinath played a solid all-court game in ousting the third-seeded Vinod Sridhar 7-5, 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Shimla ITF ...
Raul determined to make a mark
MADRID, JUNE 9.Very few teams at the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal will pick, as first-choice striker, a player in terrible form who has scored just eleven league goals all season and not a single one for two months. But Spain, of course, ...
Nistelrooy times it right
LONDON, JUNE 9.This season has probably been the toughest at Manchester United for Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy since his $34 million move to the English Premier League giant in April 2001. A series of niggling injuries combined with ...
Youth could rule in Portugal
FRANKFURT, JUNE 9.Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Wesley Snijder are just three teenage names out to shake up the old order at Euro 2004 that kicks off on Saturday. Youth could rule at the tournament in Portugal as several teams have ...
Japan thrashes India
SAITAMA (JAPAN), JUNE 9. Forward Tatsuhiko Kubo scored a goal as Japan cruised to a 7-0 win over India in a 2006 World Cup qualifying match here on Wednesday. Kubo, who plays for J-League side Yokohama F Marinos, opened the scoring in the 12th ...
Vishal, Leela claim titles
HYDERABAD, JUNE 9. Vishal Reddy of Nandyal and Leela Lakshmi of Tirupati won the under-10 boys and girls' singles titles respectively in the second Yonex-SAAP sub-junior badminton tournaments at the Fateh Maidan Indoor Stadium here on ...
Karnataka boys subdue Rajasthan
CHITTOOR, JUNE 9. Karnataka clinically subdued Rajasthan boys 69-37 in their group `E' match of the Nutrine Maha Lacto 55th junior National basketball championships at the District Sports Authority Stadium courts, Masonic Grounds here on ...
Billiards & Snooker
Sensational win for Alok Kumar
AQABA, JUNE 9. "I have beaten a Thai player only once in my life," remarked national snooker champion Alok Kumar gloomily on Tuesday night at dinner when he learnt that he had drawn Issara Kachaiwong in the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian snooker ...
Delhi all set to receive Olympic torch
NEW DELHI, JUNE 9.With less than 24 hours to go for its arrival from Beijing, the national capital is gearing up to receive the Olympic flame. Elaborate security arrangements are being planned by the city police for the Olympic torch run in ...
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