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Gilchrist eager to bridge India-Oz gap

Hyderabad, Feb. 2: Adam Gilchrist is understandably excited as he goes into IPL-III as captain of the defending champions, the Deccan Chargers, . However, the Aussie is keeping his feet firmly on the ground as he knows things can get tricky in the Twenty20 format.

Shooters reap rich harvest

Dhaka, Feb. 2: The Indians shot to glory bagging two gold, one silver and two bronze medals on the opening day of the shooting event at the 11th South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

Lifters bag two gold

Dhaka, Feb. 2: The Indians weightlifters ruled the roost claiming both the gold medals on offer on the concluding day of the event on Tuesday in the South Asian Games here. The Indian lifters had the best day so far with Srinivasa Rao Mallisetty and Sandeep Kumar winning a gold each at the National Sports Council Gymnasium hall.

Harinder, Brasa at loggerheads now?

New Delhi, Feb. 2: The 22 probables for the Indian hockey team get their final preparations under way for the World Cup with a three-week camp at the newly-renovated Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from Wednesday.

Vijender gets silver

New Delhi, Feb. 2: Olympic hero Vijender Singh broke the bronze jinx and fetched one of India’s two silver medals at the two-day Champion of Champions invitational boxing tournament in Guangzhou, China, on Tuesday.

Chirag seek top-four finish

Kolkata/Mumbai, Feb. 2: Chirag United take on lowly Lajong FC in the 13th round tie of the I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday, knowing fully well that a win would give their title chances a big boost. Currently fifth in the standings with 20 points from 12 matches, a win will guarantee Chirag a finish among the top four.

Ministry asks IOA, OC to fulfil RTI obligation

New Delhi, Feb. 2: The sports ministry on Tuesday directed the Indian Olympic Association and the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee to immediately appoint ‘central public information officers’ and ‘appeallate authorities’ under the Right to Information Act, as per the directive of the Delhi high court last month.

‘Important to get off to winning start, says Halappa

Bengaluru, Feb. 2: The halting words and guarded speech that characterised midfielder Arjun Halappa are a thing of the past now. In their place, you find a confident and mature individual. And it was on full display as Halappa stuck to his stance during the recent crisis that engulfed Indian hockey.

Mandira set for feature

Kolkata, Feb. 2: Mandira, with Imran Chisty in the saddle, is expected to win the Bold Chieftain, terms race for maiden horses 3-year-old only and the chief event of the races to be held here on Wednesday. Cuba Libre and Arielle can upset.

Mysore runners for Thursday

Mysore, Feb. 2: Following are the acceptances for races to be held on Thursday.

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