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  August 19, 2003 | 20:00 IST

Playing through the pain

For the first time in three years, the US Open final will not be contested by Venus and Serena Williams.
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FIA hears Ralf Schumacher's appeal

Pouring over videos and graphs, the appeals board of motorsport's governing body was studying today whether Ralf Schumacher was to blame for a crash at the German Grand Prix.
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Kewell's fitness in doubt

Soccer Australia is sweating on the fitness of star forward Harry Kewell, who may miss the friendly against Ireland tomorrow through injury.
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Schumacher determined to halt winning drought

Ferrari's five-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is confident of halting an alarming run of results by taking the chequered flag in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
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The football transfer uncovered

Transfers are big business and the figures involved can blow your mind, but what actually happens when a player makes the switch?
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Betting - it's kid's stuff

Like most children, Chris Kirkland no doubt cost his family a small fortune in toys, clothes and food when he was growing up.
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European giants tune up for Euro 2004

European giants England, France, Germany and Italy take center-stage on Wednesday as they fine-tune their Euro 2004 preparations in a full programme of international friendlies.
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Kirkland's dad could win �1,000 on six-year-old bet

The father of Liverpool goalie Chris Kirkland, who bet in 1997 his son would play for England, stands to collect �1,000 if his son lines up against Croatia tomorrow.
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Shock USPGA winner Micheel arrives home

Shaun Micheel returned home to Memphis a day after becoming the shock winner of golf's final major of 2003 � the Wanamaker Trophy, the 85th US PGA Championship.
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Clash of tourneys put players in a spot

Shuttlers participating in the Colgate-Mumbai School Sports Association inter-school badminton tournament at Cricket Club of India are caught in a classic catch-22 situation.
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Tigers woo Chinese star

Melbourne Tigers are set to make NBL history by signing Chinese international Wu Zheng.
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Indonesian cyclist dies on tour

An Indonesian cyclist died from head injuries after a group of racers collided with an oncoming passenger bus during a national competition on Java island.
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Johnson searching for form

Less than a week out from his first race at the world athletics championships, Patrick Johnson is still searching for form after a disappointing run in Helsinki overnight.
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Korean enters history books

Se Ri Pak became only the eighth player to win the same LPGA tournament four or more times in Sylvania, Ohio, yesterday.
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Beckham is Collina's favourite player

Pierluigi Collina has revealed that his favourite player of all time is David Beckham.The Italian, who has established himself as the most respected referee in the world game, collected the shirt worn by England's captain against Argentina during last summer's World Cup, a match in which Beckham scored the only goal from the spot.

Knowing Batistuta well, I opted for a joke which might calm him down

In an extract from his new autobiography, Pierluigi Collina reflects on a World Cup clash to savour.

Beckham driven but distracted

The England captain is not fully fit but his desire is intact.

'I've never seen a player lose it with Arsene'

In the final extract from his gripping new Arsene Wenger biography, Jasper Rees reveals some of the Frenchman's secret weapons.

Ferguson never wished me goodbye: Beckham

A proud son of Essex, David Beckham's heart will always be in England and particularly in the England national side. Yesterday, a smile lighting up his tanned face, the new Real Madrid player sat at England's Essex retreat and mused about how his life had changed since he was sold by Manchester United.

Superstitious Romanians leave woman grounded

A female photographer was banned from travelling on the same plane as the Romanian soccer team because of the side's superstitions, a Romanian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Goalie and dad pray for a save

A female photographer was banned from travelling on the same plane as the Romanian soccer team because of the side's superstitions, a Romanian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

World's best top US seedings

A female photographer was banned from travelling on the same plane as the Romanian soccer team because of the side's superstitions, a Romanian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

All the top footie stories

Paolo Di Canio could make his Premiership debut for Charlton this weekend - if he proves his fitness over the next four days.

Gascoigne asked to stand for local council

The former England footballer, Paul Gascoigne, is reported to be interested in entering politics.

Becks glad to be back with England

England skipper David Beckham is happy to be back with the national team for the friendly against Croatia, despite a back injury picked up at Real Madrid.

Sport around the world

Ralf Schumacher will plead with motor racing's law lords to keep his world title hopes alive writes Stan Piecha.

Flying Finn touches down

Having won his first title on a tractor 21 years ago, Tommi Makinen has decided he no longer wants to plough the same old furrow.

Becks: I love being a superstar

David Beckham would swap paella for pie and mash but apart from that he would not give up anything.

Hungarian GP Trivia Quiz

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