Volume 4 Number 294 Thu. March 25, 2004    
 
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SAMSUNG CUP JEET LO DIL India-Pakistan 2004
Lahore writes Indian history
World cricket is indebted to Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vaj-payee's foresight. Other-wise the mo-ther of all confrontations might have been promptly buried as a piece of history.
 
Saleh, Ashraful steady A team
National vice-captain Rajin Saleh and Mohammed Ashraful produced a 126-run unbroken stand for the third wicket as Bangladesh A fought back after Zimbabwe A made a massive first innings total in the four-day
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Lehmann puts Aus atop
Darren Lehmann scored his fifth Test century to help Australia pile up 314 for six on the opening day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
 
Saqlain's teesra trick
Saqlain Mushtaq, who introduced the off-spinners' googly or the "doosra" (the other one) to international cricket, is developing a "teesra" (the third one) in a bid to win back a place in the Pakistan
 
'Learn from Englandí
West Indies skipper Brian Lara was clinging to his job on Wednesday but insisted that the fallen Caribbean kings could still level the series against England if they followed the example set by Michael
 
Fear the impetus
Protea star Shaun Pollock says the fear of becoming the first South African team to lose a series to New Zealand is all the motivation the tourists need for the third cricket Test starting here Friday.
 
Ganguly scare
India captain Saurav Ganguly was carried off the field on a stretcher after hurting his back fielding in the deciding fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday.
 
Singer nat'l chess starts Sunday
The final phase of the Singer 30th national chess championship begins at the NSC conference room on Sunday.
 
Five added to A team
Selectors yesterday called up five additional players to join the Bangladesh A team in Bogra to play two one-day matches against visiting Zimbabwe A.
 
Waiting for Serena
Serena Williams will steal the spotlight when she makes her return from an eight-month layoff here at the WTA and ATP Masters Series, but the men's field could produce more excitement.

The 6.

 
UEFA Champs League
Milan a class apart
Holders AC Milan virtually booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-1 thrashing of Deportivo Coruna at the San Siro on Tuesday.
 
UEFA Champs League
Going gaga over Kaka
The Italian press hailed AC Milan as the saviours of Italian football following Tuesday's breathtaking quarter-final, first leg victory over Deportivo La Coruna in the Champions League.
 
UEFA Champs League
Porto pack a punch
FC Porto lived up to their billing as potential Champions League winners with a convincing 2-0 win over French champions Lyon in the first leg of their quarter final here Tuesday.
 
UEFA Cup
Brave Houllier
Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has motivated his players for their UEFA Cup fourth round match on Thursday by reminding them of Marseille's celebrations after the 1-1 draw in the first leg.
 
Bayern flops face cuts
Bayern Munich's highly-paid stars will face salary cuts after the German giants' failure to qualify for the knockout stages of this season's Champions League.
 
Bomber is a Beckham fan!
England football captain David Beckham signed a birthday card for one of the suspected Madrid train bombers when he met him just weeks before the attack, several British newspapers said Wednesday.
 
AIUB Cup cricket
American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) Blues and Independent University moved into the semifinals of the third AIUB Cup cricket tournament beating their respective rivals at different city
 
Rifles clinch ID kabadi
Bangladesh Rifles won the Independence Day kabadi title defeating Bangladesh Police in the last group match 36-28 at the outer stadium kabadi court yesterday.
 
Nat'l team bridge
ATM Moazzem Hussain's team was leading Aces Alpha by 60-31 IMP (international match points) at the end of the second session of the Fizz-Up 23rd National Team Bridge Championship yesterday.
 
U-15 cricket
Khulna and Chittagong comfortably won their respective matches in the Age Group Under-15 Development cricket tournament yesterday.
 

 
   
 
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