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Street criminal becomes top athlete in Brazil

August 22, 2003 16:12 IST
  August 22, 2003 | 16:15 IST


Shattering blow to Bhupathi family and fans

The news that Leander Paes has lesion in brain and needs urgent medical attention came as a shattering blow to Bhupathi's family in Bangalore.
[ thehindu.com ]



Street criminal becomes top athlete in Brazil

A Brazilian woman who lived as a criminal on the streets of Sao Paulo for more than 30 years has become one of the country's best long distance runners.
[ ananova.com ]



How home hopes are shaping up

Colin Jackson, who won two gold medals in the 110m hurdles, rates Britain's medal prospects at the forthcoming world championships.
[ guardian.co.uk ]



World Athletics women's events

BBC Sport Interactive looks at the medal prospects in each of the women's individual events at the 2003 World Athletics Championships.
[ bbc.co.uk ]



World Athletics diary

The French might like to portray themselves as a relaxed bunch, but there is anxiety in the air at the Stade de France.
[ bbc.co.uk ]



IAAF Congress approves anti-doping code

The International Association of Athletics Federations adopted the new global anti-doping code setting out uniform rules and sanctions for drug violations.
[ ndtv.com ]



Edwards jumps his last

Jonathan Edwards this morning announced he will retire from athletics after competing in the World Championships in Paris.
[ guardian.co.uk ]



Johnson quietly stalks title

The world's best sprinters will be even more tense and watchful than usual when they begin powerplays in Paris on Sunday.
[ foxsports.news.com.au ]



IAAF launch global plan

Track and field's world governing body announced a nine-year plan today to boost the sport's global popularity as it struggles to compete for attention and sponsorship outside Olympic years.
[ foxsports.news.com.au ]



US veteran out of world titles

Veteran American 1500 metres specialist Suzy Favor-Hamilton has been forced to pull out of the world championships because of injury, the US team confirmed today.
[ foxsports.news.com.au ]



Montoya plays down title chances

Juan Pablo Montoya believes his in-form Williams team can continue to improve but the Colombian refuses to be drawn on his own prospects of landing the world Formula One championship.
[ foxsports.news.com.au ]



Last-ditch push to save Canadian grand prix

A high-powered delegation, including the mayor of Montreal Gérald Tremblay and Canada's justice minister Martin Cauchon, arrived here yesterday in a last-ditch attempt to save the Canadian grand prix.
[ guardian.co.uk ]



Work to begin on Turkish GP track

Although Bernie Ecclestone has yet to confirm that Turkey will definitely host a round of the Formula One World Championship, work on the country's first Grand Prix circuit will begin next month.
[ pitpass.com ]



Safin, Canas withdraw from US Open

US Open champion Marat Safin of Russia has withdrawn from the final Grand Slam tournament of the year due to a wrist injury. Guillermo Canas of Argentina also withdrew following wrist surgery.
[ web.mid-day.com ]



Sampras set to announce retirement

The greatest player in tennis history is to announce his retirement.
[ guardian.co.uk ]



Sampras - the absent king

Flushing Meadows will be a different place this year with the towering presence of defending champion Pete Sampras absent, seemingly never to return.
[ bbc.co.uk ]



Clijsters chases major boost

Kim Clijsters could have been forgiven for relaxing after she became the new world number one in Los Angeles two weeks ago.
[ bbc.co.uk ]



Revised US Open men's draw

The men's singles draw for next week's US Open, revised to reflect the withdrawals today of Russian 26th seed Marat Safin and Argentina's Guillermo Canas.
[ foxsports.news.com.au ]



Becks: The biggest test of my career

David Beckham has faced many challenges in his extraordinary life and come through them all with his unique blend of courage, talent and mental resilience.
[ mirror.co.uk ]



Sven's backs Ferdinand to beat form slump

Sven Goran Eriksson has refused to push the panic button over England's slack defending, but admitted Rio Ferdinand slumped last season.
[ mirror.co.uk ]



Giggs out to haunt Italians

Ryan Giggs last night predicted Italy would be terrified of Wales when the countries clash in their vital Euro 2004 qualifier.
[ mirror.co.uk ]



Shut it Vieira

Patrick Vieira was last night told by the FA he was talking nonsense after he launched a stinging attack on what he sees as the victimisation of Arsenal.
[ mirror.co.uk ]



The bad boy of British bowls

Griff Sanders' wild ways (he rolled a cigarette and ate a bag of chips on the grass) got him into big trouble with the bosses of Devon bowling. Now he's about to become a film hero. Martin Kelner reports.
[ guardian.co.uk ]



MSSA: Close encounters, the shuttle kind

The competition started to hot up yesterday in the Colgate-Mumbai School Sports Association inter-school badminton tournament entered the quarter-final stages in both the senior boys and girls category at Cricket Club of India.
[ web.mid-day.com ]



Sandhya has it easy

Sandhya Nagaraj had enough ammunition to overcome an error-prone fourth seed and Statemate Vandana Murali 6-2, 6-2 in the girls' under-18 quarterfinals of the Adidas-Madras Cricket Club junior National tennis championship at the Club courts.
[ thehindu.com ]



Indians reach after tiring journey

The temperature in Teheran is soaring like Sachin's sixer. This is a cause for concern for the Indian team which landed here this morning after a tedious journey for its campaign in the 12th World junior men's volleyball championship that begins at two different but closely-located venues on Saturday.
[ thehindu.com ]

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