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South takes on upbeat East
DHARAMSHALA (HP), FEB. 13. The Board of Control for Cricket in India's experiment with the Duleep Trophy continues with another variation this season. This time, the inclusion of England `A' team has added some `international' flavour to what has ...

A good contest on the cards
GURGAON, FEB. 13. Narendra Hirwani's presence should motivate the young brigade in either camp as Central Zone and West Zone launch their Duleep Trophy campaign with a four-day fixture at the newly-constructed Devi Lal Stadium here. The venue, ...

England 'A'-TN practice game from today
CHENNAI, FEB. 13. Tamil Nadu will meet England `A' in a four day practice match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium from Saturday. The State side did not enjoy a happy campaign in the recently concluded competition between the zonal one-day ...

Solanki cracks century
KOCHI, FEB. 13.Captain and Baroda Ranji star Rakesh Solanki cracked an exciting century (111, 140 balls, 4 x 6, 13 x 4) as West Zone made merry on the second day of its four-day semifinal against East in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy National under-19 ...

Navdeep reigns supreme
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 13.Navdeep Singh played an energetic game in the climax to beat Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 in the final of the ITF Grade `III' junior tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex here on Friday. It was the second singles ...

AITA bonus to Davis Cuppers
NEW DELHI, FEB 13.The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has decided to present a bonus of Rs. 2.5 lakh to Leander Paes and Rs. 50,000 to Mahesh Bhupathi for their success against New Zealand in the recent Davis Cup tie. The AITA Executive ...

Tanasugarn top-seeded
HYDERABAD, FEB. 13. World No. 35 Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand has been given the pride of place for the Women's Tennis Association-Hyderabad Open which gets underway at the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh complex here on February 16. The ...

All eyes will be on Wanyoike
MUMBAI, FEB. 13. Seeing is believing. Henry Wanyoike may attract more attention than many of the reputed marathoners hitting the roads in the Mumbai International Marathon 2004 this Sunday. He is blind and will be running the men's half-marathon ...

Powell focusing on a comeback at 40
MUMBAI, FEB. 13.Mike Powell, who is in India after being invited to grace the Standard Chartered Mumbai International Marathon 2004 as one of the VIPs, is happy that drug cheats in American athletics are getting exposed. "When a name comes ...

Double each for Vinod, Horatti
BANGALORE, FEB. 13. Vinod Kumar of Uttar Pradesh among the seniors and Karnataka's B.T. Horatti in the junior section, bagged a double each on the second day of the sixth National Games for the disabled, in progress at the Sree Kanteerava stadium ...

Billiards & Snooker
Manan Chandra, Ashok Shandilya bow out
GWALIOR, FEB. 13. India's lone pro Manan Chandra and former champion Ashok Shandilya were given a raw deal by the novices on a day of upsets in the National snooker championship at the Jiwaji University here on Friday. Twice Asian champion ...

Four players lead in boys' section
HYDERABAD, FEB. 13. Four players — top-seeded Deepan Chakravarthy, Arun Prasad, Nikhilesh Kumar and T. Abbay — shared the lead with five points each at the end of the sixth round in the National junior chess championship for boys and ...

Racing : Horse
It's Raise The Prize vs. Bombay Sapper
HYDERABAD, FEB. 14. Raise The Prize and Bombay Sapper should fight out the finish of the Category I Umraolal Gupta Memorial Cup (1,400m) the main event of the races to be held here today. There will be no false rails. 1 1-45 Mount Everest ...

Moon Emperor in fine nick
BANGALORE, FEB. 14.Moon Emperor, who is in fine nick as evidenced by his track movements, is expected to score in the A.V. Thomas Million (1,200m), the chief event of this afternoon's meeting. False rails (width about 4 mts from 1,600m to ...

Suma equals world record, books Olympic berth
NEW DELHI, FEB. 13. Ace markswoman Suma Shirur continued to lead the Indian charge at the 10th Asian shooting championship in Kuala Lumpur winning the gold in the air rifle event and booking a berth for the 2004 Athens Olympics in the ...

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