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Sunday, April 13, 2003
Billiards & Snooker
Joshi pockets title
MUMBAI, APRIL 12. Devendra Joshi defeated the odds, ignored partisan crowd and conquered in-form Sarang Shroff in the final of the Rs. 10 lakh NSCI All-India snooker championship on Saturday. He won 7-2 (17-56, 55-46, 62-46, 76-27, 28-67, ...
Chinese sitting pretty
JODHPUR, APRIL 12. With the Indian teams busy pulling down each other, China continues its climb to the top despite some modest showings so far in the Asian team chess championship here. After five eventful rounds, India and Vietnam are ...
Smith leads a new-look South African outfit
DHAKA, APRIL 12. A country in search of a cricketing leader, a young, rather hot-blooded man, with dreams in his eyes...and the beginning of yet another quest for a championship. South Africa's cricketing journey is one that is laced with agony ...
Ashok Kumar performs hat-trick
TIRUCHI, APRIL 12. R.P. Ashok Kumar's hat-trick helped host Tamil Nadu trounce last year's qualifier Andhra Pradesh 7-0 in the South Zone phase of the Under-21 national football championship here on Saturday. The defeat, its second in as many ...
Vijay Kumar and DGC, the chemistry works again
NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. On a course where pros dread the thick forest lining the fairways, Vijay Kumar found enough bunkers to his dismay. Towards the end, the lead slipped from a cosy four holes to just one but he trudged along to seal the title ...
Weir grabs lead
AUGUSTA, APRIL 12. Canada's Mike Weir cruised to six-under-par through 12 holes of the second round to grab the lead at the U.S. Masters on Friday. The left-hander opened on a cold, wet morning with a two-under 70 in the first round at Augusta ...
Sports : General
Four test positive for nandrolone, eight steroid cases
NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. Four of the athletes who tested positive among the 22 reported cases at the National Games in Hyderabad, including both the sprint champions, have turned up nandrolone in their urine samples. In all, there are 12 steroid ...
Sanam tames a fighting Wrik
NEW DELHI, APRIL 12. He dived full length to his right, a la Leander Paes, and came up with a spectacular retrieve on the baseline, a rare sight on the unmerciful deco-turf courts, but the ball sailed long, bringing the curtains down on his ...
Manisha clinches title
MUMBAI, APRIL 12. Manisha Malhotra desperately needed to shed the under-achiever tag after coming into the $10,000 International Tennis Federation's Women's Futures as the highest ranked Indian. The first leg at Cricket Club of India saw her ...
India, Iran enter final
VISAKHAPATNAM, APRIL 12. India, the host, and Iran, the defending champion, took one step closer to the title when they got the better of DPR Korea 26-24, 25-23, 25-21 and China 24-26, 25-17, 25-23, 25-18 respectively in the semifinals of the ...
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