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Friday, August 20, 2004
Keen fare in the offing
AMSTELVEEN, AUG. 19. The serene canals dotted with elegant boats creating dazzling patterns, expressways with railway tracks on one side and lush green trees on the other, bright trams cutting right into the heart of the market places snaking ...
Humpy holds Sorokin
VIJAYAWADA, AUG. 19. It was Maxim Sorokin's turn to spring a surprise on Koneru Humpy by forcing a draw in the second round of the Hotel Ilapuram Grandmasters eight-match chess series, for the Krishna Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition ...
Leander-Mahesh's golden dreams end
ATHENS, AUG. 19. The golden hopes were dashed. On a depressing day, fifth-seeded Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi surrendered to unseeded Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-2, 6-3 in the doubles semifinals at the tennis centre here ...
Last-minute blunder costs India dear
ATHENS, AUG. 19. India went down 4-3 to Australia in a pulsating duel, conceding a goal with just 20 seconds left for the hooter, in a Pool `B' match of the men's hockey competition here on Thursday. India made a remarkable recovery in the ...
Satyadev flatters to deceive
ATHENS, AUG. 19. Satyadev Prasad scared the wits out of top seed Dong Hyun Im of Korea before losing a quarterfinal berth 165-167 in the men's archery competition at the Panathinaiko Stadium here on Thursday. The 24-year-old Satyadev, with a ...
A dream spin for Paul Hamm
ATHENS, AUG. 19. He was dead and buried 6 feet under the landing mat, and he knew it. ``That's it, I'm done,'' Paul Hamm told himself on Wednesday night, after he'd tumbled from first to 12th with a slip of a foot on the vault. And then, the ...
Pratima Kumari suspended on doping charges
ATHENS, AUG. 19.Pratima Kumari has been provisionally suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following an "adverse analytical finding'' of the dope test. This was announced in a release by the IWF, which also stated that ...
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