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Tendulkar firmly on top
LONDON, SEPT. 23. Sachin Tendulkar's dominance at the 2003 cricket World Cup has ensured that he rules the one-day batting ratings, released on Monday, in spite of a six-month break from international outings. The `Master Blaster' leads the ...
Rain plays spoilsport
VISAKHAPATNAM, SEPT. 23. The penultimate day of the last round-robin league matches in the P. Ramachandra Rao Trophy South Zone under-22 tournament here on Tuesday saw rain coming in the way of Tamil Nadu's plan for an outright win against Kerala ...

Tata Open: Srichaphan confirms participation
CHENNAI, SEPT. 23. Thailand's tennis sensation and World No.12 Paradorn Srichaphan has confirmed that he will defend his title at the Tata Open 2004 scheduled in Chennai from January 5 to 11. "This year started off on a great note for me having ...
Sanjay ousts Abhay
MUMBAI, SEPT. 23. Familiarity with the court surface gave Sanjay Salian a decisive edge in the ITF's junior tournament 2003. The Mumbai qualifier stuck to his strengths against a higher ranked player, chipping away at fourth seed Abhay Prakash's ...

Suraj Lata Devi at the helm
BANGALORE, SEPT. 23.Suraj Lata Devi will captain the Indian women's hockey team at the Afro Asian Games in Hyderabad and the Asia Cup in New Delhi, scheduled to come off in the next two months. The 36 probables undergoing a camp since September ...
India steamrollers Bangladesh
KUALA LUMPUR, SEPT. 23. A disturbing note of monotony has pervaded the Asia Cup, notwithstanding the avalanche of goals surfacing out of ill-matched and imbalanced combinations striving to dish out a quality unacceptable to the audience. If ...
Jugraj to go to U.S. for physiotherapy
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 23.Short corner expert Jugraj Singh would be sent to the the United States for physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Indian Olympic Association secretary general Randhir Singh said here on Tuesday. Jugraj, who is recovering in a ...

Asian Games
Entries for AAG still in limbo
MANILA, SEPT. 23. Despite the encouraging projections back home of the top stars from Asia and Africa competing in the Afro Asian Games in Hyderabad next month, indications are that even the best from Asia will not be there in athletics. The ...

Shakti wins silver in shot put
MANILA, SEPT. 23.The gold that the whole of the contingent might have been praying for, never materialised on the final day of the 15th Asian athletics championships on Tuesday and for the first time ever, in the 30-year-old history of the ...

India beats Kuwait
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 23.The Indian team defeated Kuwait 94-74 in its opening match in the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) championship in Harbin, China. The team led 47-24 at half time, according to information received here on ...

Billiards & Snooker
Award for Arjun Singh
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 23. Delhi golfer Arjun Singh added another feather to his cap today after being adjudged as the 'Golfer of the Month' for August on the Hero Honda Golf Tour's 2003-04 season. Arjun will receive a plaque, a dozen Pro VI golf ...

India-China match in Malaysia
KOZHIKODE, SEPT. 23.A six-month coaching programme for Indian players will commence here on October 1. Some well-known foriegn coaches, including Evgeny Vladimirov from Kazakhstan, will conduct these camps, for both senior and age-group ...
Neeraj joins Ramesh in lead
LUCKNOW, SEPT. 23. Without doubt, the best of Neeraj Kumar Mishra and twice National `B' champion Varugeese Koshy, as players, is firmly behind them. But the way the two veteran International Masters, having turned to coaching in a big way, are ...

Racing : Horse
M.A.M. Ramaswamy unanimously elected Chairman of MRC
CHENNAI, SEPT. 23.Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy was unanimously elected as the Chairman and Senior Steward of the Madras Race Club and Mr. K. Balarama Das unanimously elected as the Deputy Chairman, for the year 2003-2004 at the Committee Meeting held on ...

Sports : General
Samsung scholarship for five 'Olympic Ratnas'
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 23.Samsung India has announced an Olympic fund of one crore rupees, to support India's bid to reap a rich reward in the forthcoming Olympic Games in Athens. Announcing this in a press conference here on Tuesday, the Director of ...

Time for Satyadev to catch-up with Tarundeep
AMRITSAR, SEPT. 23.Indian archers have a long road to cross if the aspirations of winning an Olympic medal are to be realised. Just the hype wouldn't take them to any pedestal. Consistency is the key, which woefully has been in a short supply. ...

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