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Thursday, June 03, 2004
Kale banned till Dec. 31
KOLKATA, JUNE 2. Maharashtra cricketer Abhijit Kale has been suspended till December 31, 2004 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which found "cogent proof" against the batsman for trying to "influence'' National selectors, ...
`Not possible to bowl the doosra with authentic action'
MANGALORE, JUNE 2. "It is not possible for a bowler to bowl the doosra, or for that matter the teesra, with an authentic action,'' chairman of the Indian selection committee, S. M. H. Kirmani, said. In an obvious reference to the ...
Gaudio hammers Hewitt, Nalbandian stops Kuerten
PARIS, JUNE 2. Unseeded Argentine Gaston Gaudio overpowered Australian 12th seed Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to his first Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open here on Wednesday. The 25-year-old from Buenos Aires totally ...
Shanghai to stage Masters Cup
SHANGHAI, JUNE 3. Shanghai has won the right to stage tennis' prestigious season-ending Masters Cup from 2005 to 2007, the local organiser said on Wednesday. Tennis' governing body, the ATP, faxed its consent and an official public announcement ...
Sandhya stuns Sai Jayalakshmy
NEW DELHI, JUNE 2. Young and fearless, Sandhya Nagaraj pipped the fourth-seeded Sai Jayalakshmy 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to make it to the quarterfinals of the $10,000 ITF women's circuit tennis tournament at the DLTA Complex here on Wednesday. For ...
Capriati bows... a la Agassi
PARIS, JUNE 2. Jennifer Capriati got to celebrate her French Open quarterfinal victory over Serena Williams twice. On match point, Capriati's forehand landed near the baseline, and Williams didn't play it. Capriati shrieked and skipped to the ...
NFL set to undergo sea change
NEW DELHI, JUNE 2.The National Football League (NFL) is all set for an overhaul with the Asian Football Confederation recommending radical structural changes in its format aimed at giving the game the right push in the country. The AFC, which ...
Anju leaving India today
BANGALORE, JUNE 2. With visa-related formalities finally sorted out, long jumper Anju Bobby George will leave for Europe and the U.S. on Thursday to participate in a series of IAAF Grand Prix athletic events. Anju, India's best medal hope in ...
KDBBA office-bearers resign
NAGERCOIL, JUNE 2. In an interesting development, the office-bearers of Kanyakumari District Basketball Association submitted their resignation to Selvarajan, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Basketball Association on Tuesday. K. Ramanathan, President, ...
Billiards & Snooker
APSBSA confident of hosting World Cup snooker
HYDERABAD, JUNE 2. The change of Government in the State may have led to the clouds of uncertainty on some of the prestigious projects like the IMG Bharata Academy and the Formula One but not on billiards and snooker. Capt P.V.K. Mohan, managing ...
Indian team for World junior meet
NEW DELHI, JUNE 2. A contingent of six pugilists will leave for South Korea next week to participate in the World junior boxing championship to be held at Juju from June 10 to 20. National junior coach M. Venu and an official would accompany ...
Humpy crashes out
ELISTA, JUNE 2. Koneru Humpy ran out of luck against Russia's Ekaterina Kovalevskaya and crashed out of the women's World chess championship after two nerve-wracking rapid games played to break the tie in the semifinals here late on Tuesday. ...
Pakistani golfers confirm participation
SHIMLA, JUNE 2. At least 19 professional golfers from Pakistan have confirmed their participation in the four-day India-Pakistan golf tournament to be held in Shimla from July 3. Announcing this here on Wednesday, Major V. S. Mankotia, Tourism ...
Akshay and Kunal in the van
NEW DELHI, JUNE 2. Akshay Butta and Kunal Balhara shared the lead after the second round in Category `A' (15-17 age group) of the Northern India junior and sub-junior golf tournament at the Army Golf Course here on ...
Racing : Motor
Maruti to be part of INRC 2004
MUMBAI, JUNE 2. The long wait for the participation of a manufacturer in a motor sport event in India has finally materialised. No wonder the chief of the Motorsports Association of India (MAI) is jumping with joy. Thanks to the perseverance ...
Sports : General
Utpal Chatterjee retires
KOLKATA, JUNE 2 Veteran Bengal spinner Utpal Chatterjee announced his retirement from first class cricket on Tuesday. Besides donning the national colours in a couple of one-day Internationals, Chatterjee played 128 first class matches and ...
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