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Lancashire-bound Harbhajan raring to get back into the groove
NEW DELHI, JUNE 11.Having recovered fully from a niggling injury, ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh now wants to use his curtailed stint in Lancashire to get back into the groove for India's engagements against New Zealand and Australia towards the ...
Sri Lanka's wins bring to fore the importance of teamwork
All credit to Sri Lanka for winning back-to-back ODIs in Bridgetown, clinching the three-match series in the process. It is an outstanding achievement for a side that went through a difficult phase following the World Cup. Sri Lanka made the ...
Asif Iqbal suggests tours by legends
KARACHI, JUNE 11.Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal on Wednesday proposed tours by legendary cricketers as sporting ambassadors between Pakistan and India, saying they could serve as a bridge to break the political stalemate between the nuclear ...

Vijay Kannan keeps his cool
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11.It was like the start of a diesel engine. Very sluggish, but very effective after a few minutes. Vijay Kannan got off to an erratic start, but settled down to play a delightful game in taming Hayato Furukawa of Japan 7-6 ...
Agassi soldiers on
LONDON, JUNE 11. Andre Agassi's 1,000th career match was a tougher than expected 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 victory on Tuesday when he held off a determined challenge from Polish-born Australian Peter Luczak to reach the third round of the Queen's Club ...
Praveen rallies to upset Kiran Kumar
BANGALORE, JUNE 11.R.K. Praveen battled back in a gritty fashion to beat the eighth seed, N. Kiran Kumar 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3 to mark the lone upset in the boys under-18 singles event in the Embassy-AITA Super Series tennis championship which got ...

Good comeback by U.P.; Assam hammers Delhi
CHENNAI, JUNE 11.Adding a new dimension to the ongoing senior women's National football championship at the Nehru Stadium was the element of surprise. What else can one say of Uttar Pradesh, which rose like a phoenix on Wednesday, after being ...
The Beckham brouhaha is set to continue
LONDON, JUNE 11. Manchester United agreed to sell David Beckham to Barcelona on Tuesday, but the English superstar indicated he would reject the deal. After months of speculation about Beckham's future, Manchester United said it had accepted a ...
AIFF transfers list
CHENNAI, JUNE 11. M. Sudeesh of ACME FC and K.M. Sajeer of FC Kochin, both from Kerala, will join Indian Bank, Chennai, as per the fresh list of players transfers approved by the All India Football Federation. With no club in Kerala in the ...

Rohit makes Truong Son sit up
KOZHIKODE, JUNE 11.He hardly sits in his chair during a game of chess. Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son prefers to watch the proceedings, standing, from a distance after making his moves. But on Wednesday, G. Rohit ensured that it wasn't a very pleasant ...

Tiger hunters prepare for the kill
OLYMPIA FIELDS (ILLINOIS), JUNE 11.The Tiger hunters are out in force at the U.S. Open, and the awe and fear that Woods once struck in opponents is rapidly fading. Masters champion Mike Weir and world number two Ernie Els are leading the charge ...
Woods looks to set the record straight
OLYMPIA FIELDS (ILLINOIS), JUNE 11. Slam and slump. Mike Weir got all the questions about the first topic, courtesy of his playoff victory in the Masters that makes him the only player capable of winning the Grand Slam this year. Tiger Woods ...
Otters Club tourney from June 13
MUMBAI, JUNE 11. The squash courts at Otters Club in Bandra will be busy for a week starting from June 13. It will host the Rs. 3.07 lakh Indian Oil-Servo 4th Otters Club Squash Championship at its glass-backed courts. Except for National ...

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Afghanistan might take part in Athens Olympics
KABUL, JUNE 11. A senior International Olympic Committee official said on Tuesday he was confident that Afghanistan, banned from the Olympics since 1999, would be reinstated and allowed to participate in the 2004 Games. Pere Miro, the IOC's ...

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