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Friday, March 04, 2005
Sania's run comes to an end
DUBAI, MARCH 3. Sania Mirza's dream run came to an end as the 28th ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia subdued the 18-year-old Indian with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the quarterfinals of the $1,000,000 Dubai Open tennis championship here on Thursday ...
Prakash, Harsh to tackle the Chinese
NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. He has led from the front all long, and for a change Leander Paes opted to take the backseat, as he put Harsh Mankad and Prakash Amritraj to tackle the Chinese in the singles matches on the opening day of the Asia Oceania ...
THE INZAMAM-UL-HAQ COLUMN
Dharamsala's serenity has helped ease pre-tour tension
Touring India is not new to me. I have come to India many times mostly to play cricket or on personal work, and each time I have discovered new things during my stay here. This time when we landed in New Delhi and I still felt both excitement and ...
North in sight of outright win
INDORE, MARCH 3. North Zone dismissed South for 305 and set itself a victory target of 144 runs at the end of the third and penultimate day in the Duleep Trophy league match at the MPCA Stadium here on Thursday. After a 162-run first innings ...
Not a happy day for Pakistan
DHARAMSALA, MARCH 3. Happiness is a state of mind. It can take a good reason and a lot of effort to make a person happy. Still there is no assurance that at the end of the day, the individual in question will be as pleased, as intended. On ...
Why was Joshna overlooked?
CHENNAI, MARCH 3. Joshna Chinappa knew of her not being in the government's list of cash award winners on Wednesday from a shooter friend who rang up from Delhi wondering why her name had been excluded. As reported, Saurav Ghosal and Ritwik ...
Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend inaugurated
CHENNAI, MARCH 3. At a glittering ceremony on the fourth deck of the Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy stand of the Madras Race Course at Guindy, the 43rd Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend was inaugurated here this evening. Fittingly, it was Dr. Ramaswamy ...
Karthikeyan will be flying on an old wing and a family's prayer
MELBOURNE, MARCH 3. Narain Karthikeyan's lips are stretched and teeth bared in a snarl of agony and effort. His shirt is slowly being washed in sweat and his arms quiver like branches in a gentle wind as he holds two dumbbells aloft. It's ...
Asim Kamal loves pressure
DHARAMSALA, MARCH 3. Asim Kamal is struggling to cement his place in Pakistan's Test team. Ironically, in crisis, this left-hander has often given his best to put the team on the right course. For most regular players in the Pakistan line-up, ...
Bangar, Aftab share honours
NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. If Aftab Ahmad was on a learning course, Sanjay Bangar was pursuing a path of redemption from a disappointing phase of "not playing to potential." As a result, the ongoing Duleep Trophy match between Central Zone and ...
Kanwalpreet may be banned
CHENNAI, MARCH 3. Punjab Police's defender, Kanwalpreet Singh, faces a threat of ban for two years from competitive hockey for his attack on Deepak Thakur in the Ranjit Singh memorial tournament in Delhi last week. The Indian Hockey Federation ...
RSB (Kochi) retains title
BANGALORE, MARCH 3. Regional Sports Board (RSB), Kochi, retained the all India civil services basketball championship for the seventh successive year. It outclassed RSB, Jaipur, in a one-sided final 69-49 at the Sree Kanteerava stadium indoor ...
Formidables to represent India in Worlds
CHENNAI, MARCH 3.Formidables (Delhi) will represent India in the world team championship by virtue of its win over current champion Indian Railways in the final of the Indian team selection trials at the T. Nagar Social Club here on Wednesday. ...
Kasparov keeps lead on a `draw' day
LINARES, MARCH 3. The sequence of one decisive result in each of the first six rounds was broken when all three matches of the seventh round were drawn in the City of Linares chess tournament here on Wednesday. As a result, there was no change ...
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