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Friday, August 08, 2003
Rakshan cracks century
BANGALORE, AUG. 7. Opener Rakshan Rai's 115 helped Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) post 362 for seven in the stipulated 90-over first innings against Rajasthan Cricket Association in the KSCA all-India invitation MRF Trophy tournament ...
Dravid's 114 in vain
LONDON, AUG. 7. Rahul Dravid's quickfire 114 failed to save Scotland as the English County minnows crashed to a 75-run defeat against Northamptonshire in a National Cricket League one-day match at County ground on Wednesday. Electing to bat, ...
India, Pakistan in same pool
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been clubbed in the same pool for the Asia Cup hockey tournament to be held in Kuala Lumpur from September 21 to 28. Like last year when two neighbours played each other thrice in quick ...
Controversy dogs Federation Cup
KOLKATA, AUG. 7. The ground of the Salt Lake Stadium having been rectified and the controversies surrounding it put to rest, the ongoing Tata Federation Cup football tournament now faces a new predicament that of crowd trouble and ...
Miral shows Varsh the door
KOCHI, AUG. 7. Kerala champion Rupesh Kumar and top-seeded Sanave Thomas brushed aside their respective opponents and marched into the men's semifinals of the third RSC `Play for Gold' South India Open badminton tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi ...
ONGC enters semifinals
CHENNAI, AUG. 7. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Dehradun, did not have the services of its ace shooter Desh Raj, who is in the Indian team preparing for the coming Asian senior championship in China, but that did not affect the visiting side's ...
Ramesh, Humpy and Jha stay ahead
NAGPUR, AUG. 7. A three-way tie at the top, followed by a bunch of those desperately seeking qualification to the premier National `A' field, has set the National `B' chess championship on course of a thrilling finish. Overnight leaders Koneru ...
Anand beats Peter Leko
DORTMUND, AUG. 7. Former World chess champion Viswanathan Anand won his second black game in a row defeating World championship challenger Peter Leko of Hungary in a round six game of the Sparkassen chess meeting at the Dortmund Theatre on ...
Sasikiran not to defend National `A' title
KOZHIKODE, AUG. 7.Krishnan Sasikiran, ranked No. 40 in the world and poised to move further ahead, will not defend his title at the next National `A' chess championship. The Chennai-based Grandmaster told The Hindu on Thursday that he ...
Tanya impresses on World junior circuit
NEW DELHI, AUG 7. Golf prodigy Tanya Wadhawa, who returned a Grand Slam of wins in the Junior international golf circuit last year, put up yet another superb display on the World junior golf circuit this year, with one win and two runner-up ...
Eagleton championship from Aug. 11
BANGALORE, AUG. 7. Eagleton Golf Resort will conduct the National amateur golf championship at its resort from Aug. 11 to 14. Most of the golfers currently participating in the BGC Amateur Championship have confirmed their entries for the ...
Racing : Motor
Heat's on Schumacher and Rossi
PARIS, AUG. 7.Twelve months ago Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi were on top of the world. Schumacher had wrapped up his fifth Formula One world title with half of the season remaining while Rossi was about to pick up his second ...
Sports : General
Another boost to doping?
The news that Renu Kohli is one among the coaches being recommended for the prestigious Dronacharya Award should make everyone concerned about the growing doping menace wonder whether the so-called measures being taken by the Union Government are ...
Indian boys do well
CHENNAI, AUG. 7. Indian boys made a fine impression on the opening day (Wednesday) in the Hong Kong junior squash open championship by winning their matches comfortably at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Shatin. Siddhant Pai, Akshay Deepak ...
Choudhary, Madhu inch closer to title
HYDERABAD, AUG. 7. The favourites Rajesh Choudhary and P. Madhu, both of AYN, inched closer towards the standard rig and radial rig category titles respectively on the third day of the Laser National sailing championships conducted by the LCAI at ...
Fine show by Indians
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. Indian lifters put up a superb performance clinching four gold and six silver medals in the fifth Asian youth weightlifting championships currently underway in Bali, Indonesia. Sunil Naik grabbed two gold medals one in ...
Llorente tested positive at Tour de France
MADRID, AUG. 7.Spanish cyclist Javier Pascual Llorente tested positive for the banned hormone EPO during the Tour of France, the only rider to fail a drug test during the showcase race. The Spanish cycling federation said on Wednesday it had ...
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