Vol. 5 Num 133 Wed. October 06, 2004    
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Australia In India 2004-05
Australia begin quest to conquer 'final frontier'
India and Australia go into Wednes-day's first Test here without their first-choice teams amid growing concern about both the incle-ment weather and how the wicket will play.
Pool catches fire
20th Nat'l Championships on
Records tumbled thick and fast on the opening day of the 20th National Swimming Championships at the Army Swimming Complex yesterday.
Vettori may lead NZ in ODIs here
Spinner Daniel Vettori is likely to lead New Zealand's one-day squad for their three one-day internationals in Bangladesh next month.
Fundamentalists target women's football again
Fundamentalist elements cast a shadow over the inaugural Women's Football Tournament as they demanded suspension of the competition as it rolled into its second day yesterday.
Muktis bow out of IFA Shield
Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra crashed out of the IFA Shield when they lost 3-1 to Kolkata Mohamme-dan in their second and last group match yesterday in Kolkata according to a message received here.
Rain upsets Tigers' training
The Bangladesh cricket team's training for the upcoming New Zealand tour was disrupted by inclement weather yesterday.
India turn to Sunny
India have called up batting great Sunil Gavaskar to assist its out-of-form batsmen ahead of the Test series against world champions Australia starting on Wednesday.
King's Cup
Abahani lose to Nepal
Abahani suffered a 2-1 defeat against Nepal's national team in their last group match of the King's Cup Football tournament in Bhutan yesterday.
JFA Cup football
Natore, N'ganj in 2nd round
Enamul's hattrick inspired hosts Natore to move into the second round of the JFA Cup Under-16 Football tournament outplaying Chapainababganj 7-1 at the local stadium yesterday.
Lanka look to Asia Cup
Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu said his side must build on their Asia Cup win as they face hosts Pakistan in the tri-series one-day tournament here at the National Stadium on Wednesday.
Challenge Cup hockey
Bangladesh meet India today
It will be a dress-rehearsal for final when hosts Bangladesh will meet India in the last group match of the Under-21 Challenge Cup hockey tournament today at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium
Australia In India 2004-05
Laxman wants to do it again
India's Vangi-purappu Lax-man says he is seeking to play a pivotal role again against Australia in their home Test series starting on Wednesday.
Australia In India 2004-05
Kumble not in a hurry
India's Anil Kumble hopes to claim his 400th wicket on home turf when the first Test against Australia starts here on Wednesday -- but preferably not on the opening day itself.
From Highbury to Emirates
Arsenal's new 60,000-seater ground at Ashburton Grove which is scheduled to open for the 2006-07 season will be known as the Emirates Stadium for the next 15 years after they agreed a 100 million pound
Lazio in group of death
Top seeds Lazio of Italy drew last year's semi-finalists Villarreal, English Premiership side Middlesbrough and the experienced Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Cup draw made here on Tuesday.
Owen vows comeback
Michael Owen has vowed to silence the critics calling for him to be axed by England after a troubled start to his career with Real Madrid.
Edmilson out for six months
Barcelona's Brazilian international midfield defender Edmilson underwent surgery Monday on a cruciate ligament in his right knee which has ruled him out of action for six months, club doctor Jordi Ardevol
A tragic way to die
Brazilian footballer Cleonicio dos Santos Silva died here on Monday after being shot in the head, said local police.
Redknapp in trouble
Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp is facing a three-match ban after being charged with serious foul play by the Football Association (FA) on Monday following his horror tackle on Everton midfielderTim
Waugh's tips
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says India skipper Sourav Ganguly is suspect against the short ball.
Zvonareva crashes out
Russian Vera Zvonareva became the second seed to crash out of the 650,000-dollar WTA event here Tuesday falling to a straight sets 6-3, 7-5 first round defeat against compatriot Elena Likhovtseva.