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Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Murali is mentally strong, says brother
COLOMBO, JULY 19. Of Muttiah Muralitharan's three brothers, it is Prabhakaran's resemblance to the wizard off-spinner that is striking. The features and a similar kind of haircut; you just couldn't miss him, sitting a few rows below the press ...
India is not an overrated side
The Indians, after having set high standards for themselves, were found wanting in the shock defeat against the host. The Sri Lankans had all the cylinders firing right from winning the toss. But then, does that mean that India is an overrated ...
Batting not a problem with us: Ganguly
COLOMBO, JULY 19.Positive as always, the Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said his boys displayed tremendous spirit in adversity in the 12-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka on Sunday. "Even though we lost, I'm happy that we came very close to ...
Bangalore to host first Test
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. Bangalore will host the first Test in the four-match series between India and Australia later this year. The dates for the series were announced by the Board here on Monday. After a three-day match at Hyderabad from ...
Haas has the Mercedes-Benz Cup
LOS ANGELES, JULY 19.Tommy Haas defeated Nicolas Kiefer 7-6(6), 6-4 to win the Mercedes-Benz Cup in the first all-German ATP Tour final in 10 years. Haas joined Jimmy Connors as the only unseeded winners of the tournament since the Open era ...
Dhanraj to go to Athens after all
CHENNAI, JULY 19. The Indian Hockey Federation at last managed to decide on the 16 players who will try to re-establish India as a major entity, at the Athens Olympics next month. After watching the much-improved team share honours with world ...
CHENNAI, JULY 19. In a sudden and surprising development on Sunday night, the Indian Hockey Federation decided to remove Rajinder Singh from the post of chief coach and the team will now be handled by the two German coaches, Kutz and Rach, along ...
Mexico swept by Brazilian wave
PIURA (PERU), JULY 19. Traditional powers Brazil and Uruguay set up a semifinal showdown by trouncing two group winners in the Copa America on Sunday. Brazil outclassed Mexico 4-0 at Miguel Grau Stadium, after Uruguay eliminated Paraguay 3-1 ...
Devers, Dragila hold centre-stage
SACRAMENTO (CALIFORNIA), JULY 19. Veterans Gail Devers and Stacy Dragila were the stars on the last day of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials that had mostly been a showcase for teenagers, collegians and other first-time Olympians. The ...
Hari Shankar, Benedict hog limelight
CHENNAI, JULY 19. Even as one had reconciled to a prosaic progression of events on the second day of the Inter-State athletics meet two splendid competitors at the high jump pit raised the temperature at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Neither of ...
Billiards & Snooker
Impressive show by Randhawa
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. India's top pro Jyoti Randhawa completed his memorable week at the British Open golf championship by finishing in the top-40 with a last round card of 72 at the par-71 Royal Troon in Scotland. The 32-year-old golfer, the ...
Racing : Motor
Sports : General
Karimi stands tall for Iran
NEW DELHI, JULY 19.Debutant girls from Iran turned out to be the cynosure of all eyes on the opening day of the 10th Asian junior table tennis championship at the NDMC Indoor Stadium here on Monday. Without ado, India booked quarterfinal ...
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