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Friday, March 01, 2002
The race is yet to hot up
LINARES, FEB. 27. High level of defensive play coupled with an equal extent of missed chances have contributed to the fewer number of decisive games in the ongoing 19th City of Linares chess tournament being played here at Hotel ...
HYDERABAD, FEB. 28. World junior champion Koneru Humpy's hopes of clinching the third and final GM norm to get the coveted GM title in men's section also vanished in thin air after her defeat to GM Vajda Levente of Romania (ELO 2513) in a seventh ...
Harikrishna, Harika win under-18 crowns
BIKANER, FEB. 28. In keeping with the expectations, K. Sasikiran wasted little time in going through the formalities of a 10-move draw with Dibyendu Barua and won the Asian Open chess championship at the Laxmi Niwas Palace here on Thursday. A ...
Class act by Andy Flower, Ebrahim
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. Andy Flower and Dion Ebrahim would have made an exceptional contribution towards starting a debate on the state of affairs in the Indian dressing room. Andy struck form but missed his century while Ebrahim produced steady ...
Tababi scores a hat-trick
KOLKATA, FEB. 28. Four goals including a hat-trick by Th. Tababi Devi enabled the holder Manipur to outclass Assam 5-0 and move into the semifinals of the 10th senior National women's football championship on Thursday. Joining Manipur at the last ...
ATHLETICS: NEW YORK: Olympic pole vault champion Stacy Dragila withdrew from the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships on Wednesday because of a lingering foot injury and flu. She has had a disappointing 2002, clearing 4.57 meters (15 feet) just ...
Spain-Holland go Dutch
KUALA LUMPUR, FEB. 28. Now it is Russian roulette. No soothsayer can forecast how the dice will roll as the mystique of spotting the qualifiers gets curiouser and curiouser in the hockey World Cup. On a grey afternoon defending champion, Holland, ...
No automatic qualification for champion
KUALA LUMPUR, FEB. 28. The defending champion is not likely to be an automatic qualifier for the Olympics. This line of thinking was indicated by Ms. Els van Breda Vriesman, president International Hockey Federation, on Thursday. Holland 1 -- ...
Choi overcomes a fighting Rushmi
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. She fought, but not hard enough against a crafty opponent. Rushmi Chakravarti had an honourable end to her campaign after a 3-6, 6-7 (4-7) defeat at the hands of the fourth-seeded Young-Ja Choi of Korea in the quarterfinals of ...
Fed Cup team gearing up
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The captain has few options, but the biggest challenge would be how well he plays the few cards he has on hand. In the absence of the country's No. 1 woman tennis player, Nirupama Vaidyanathan, recuperating from a neck ...
Anirban scrapes past Harsh
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. Anirban Tarafdar of Tripura scraped past Food Corporation of India's Harsh Chopra 4-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8, 14-12 to qualify for the main draw in the men's section of the 63rd National and inter-State table tennis championship ...
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