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Sania boosts India chances

Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 2: Bolstered by the return of ace player Sania Mirza and drawn into a relatively easy pool, India would aim to re-enter Group-I of the Asia/Oceania zone, when the Fed Cup begins here on Thursday.

Massa sets pace in Valencia

Valencia, Feb. 2: Brazilian Felipe Massa insisted on Monday he felt no fear as he returned to the track after being seriously injured in an accident at last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix by setting the fastest time in pre-season testing.

Queen’s Guest races to victory

Chennai, Feb. 2: Robert Foley-trained Queen’s Guest, ridden by B. Prakash up, won the Mayuram Plate, the main event of the races held here on Tuesday.

F1 all set to formalise new points system

Valencia (Spain), Feb. 2: Formula One is set to formalise new regulations for the expanded 13-team championship to include a points system that would reward the top 10 drivers while handing race winners 25 points.

Ashwa Paarth romps home

New Delhi, Feb. 2: Ashwa Paarth raced to a comfortable 4-1/2 length victory in the Sohna Stud Million (4th race), the main event of the races held here on Tuesday.


South African players at a practice session at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Monday. The visitors take on Board President’s XI in a two-day warm-up match beginning Tuesday.  Photo: PTI

‘SA good enough to dethrone India’

Nagpur, Feb. 1: India will start the forthcoming Test series as favourites but South Africa are good enough to dethrone them and regain the world number one tag, visiting captain Graeme Smith said here on Monday.

Pak to probe Oz whitewash

Lahore, Feb. 1: Pakistan’s cricket chief on Monday formed a panel to investigate the team’s crushing defeat in Australia and rejected the resignation of a senior official over the humiliating whitewash.

Smith and Co. ready for Indian challenge

Nagpur, Feb. 1: Graeme Smith’s South Africa open their tour of India on Tuesday with a practice match ahead of their bid to dislodge the hosts as the number one Test nation.

ACA tells IPL to share security plan

New Delhi, Feb. 1: Australian Cricketers’ Association on Monday asked the Indian Premier League authorities to show "common sense" and share the security plans with it in order to advice Australian players on their participation in the IPL-III starting next month.

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