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Bayern Munich beat Valencia 2-1 at Champions League


September 20th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 20 (IANS) Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos ensured a successful start for Bayern Munich in their Champions League football campaign, defeating Juventus 2-1 at the Allianz Arena.Bayern started ... Read more...

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Juventus fight back for 2-2 draw against Chelsea


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Juventus staged a strong comeback to cut Chelsea's two-goal lead and earn an away draw in Champions League football Group E opener here.Boosted by the fanatic ... Read more...

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Rest of India favourites to defend Irani Cup (Preview)


September 20th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) With the cricketing attention firmly on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, a truncated Rajasthan, the reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on Rest of India ... Read more...

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Windies cricket is poised for take-off: WICB chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Michael Muirhead, says the regional side is poised once again to take its ... Read more...

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World T20: Dwayne Bravo welcomes favourite tag


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has welcomed comments from some pundits who consider the West Indies to be among favourites to win the ICC world Twenty/20 tournament underway in ... Read more...

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Champions League: Messi’s brace sinks brave Spartak


September 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lionel Messi scored twice in nine minutes to turn a potential defeat into 3-2 victory for Barcelona in their Champions League football opener against Spartak ... Read more...

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Unimpressive India beat Afghanistan by 23 runs


September 20th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) India survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in their opening match of the World Twenty20 at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Wednesday.Chasing a ... Read more...

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World T20 Scoreboard: India vs Afghanistan


September 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 match between India and Afghanistan at the R.Premedasa Stadium here Wednesday.India: Gautam Gambhir b Shapoor Zadran 10 Virender Sehwag c Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor ... Read more...

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Corluka’s health woes solvable: Lokomotiv coach


September 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lokomotiv Moscow coach Slaven Bilic Wednesday refuted reports that defender Vedran Corluka has chronic injuries that prevent him playing more than one match per week.The ... Read more...

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Nalini Singh starts well, takes three-shot lead over Smriti


September 19th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 19 (IANS) Nalini Singh Siwach was off to another good start as she carded a two-under 70 and opened a three-shot lead at the end of the first ... Read more...

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Shillong Lajong pip Mumbai FC 2-1


September 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jamshedpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Shillong Lajong got the better of Mumbai FC 2-1 on the opening day of the Federation Cup at the Keenan Stadium here Wednesday while Pailan Arrows ... Read more...

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Shuttlers Sindhu, Jayaram advance in Japan Open


September 19th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 19 (IANS) China Masters Super Series semi-finalists P.V. Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the second round of their respective events here at the Japan Open Super Series ... Read more...

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Saina as thrilled at Sindhu’s showing as her Rs.40 crore deal


September 19th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is as delighted at her Andhra colleague Pusarla Venkata Sindhu's "brilliant showing" in the Chinese Masters Super Series as ... Read more...

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We are not a one-man show: AITA


September 19th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Wednesday refuted claims made by Mahesh Bhupathi that it was a one-man organisation with president Anil Khanna calling all the ... Read more...

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Defending champs prepare for Europa League action


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Reigning Europa League champions Atletico Madrid begin the defence of their crown when they travel to Israel to face Hapoel Tel Aviv Thursday night.Atletico have enjoyed ... Read more...

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Flying start for Malaga in Champions League


September 19th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Malaga midfielder Francisco Izco was the hero of the night as the Spanish side enjoyed a triumphant start to their Champions League football campaign with a ... Read more...

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Jeev seeks to overcome injury setback at Panasonic Open


September 19th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyogo (Japan), Sep 19 (IANS) Asian Tour stalwarts Jeev Milkha Singh of India and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee are upbeat about winning the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open despite struggling with injuries.Jeev ... Read more...

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Windies will be gunning for Australia: Edwards


September 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS/CMC) Confident strike bowler Fidel Edwards says the West Indies will be firing from all cylinders in an effort to win their opening game against Australia in the ... Read more...

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Late show gives Real Madrid home win over City


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Real Madrid scored two goals in the last four minutes to come back from 1-2 down and seal a dramatic 3-2 win at home over Manchester ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka look to China to develop sports infrastructure


September 19th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) A Chinese delegation will be visiting Sri Lanka later this week to explore opportunities to develop sports infrastructure in the island nation.A statement by the Sri ... Read more...

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Milan held by Anderlecht in Champions League


September 19th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS) AC Milan failed to shrug off their disappointing form as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Anderlecht at home in the Champions League football ... Read more...

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World T20: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe scoreboard


September 19th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Group C match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 here Tuesday.Sri Lanka:Dilshan Munaweera run out Mpofu/Taylor ... Read more...

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Ajantha Mendis spins Sri Lanka to thumping win (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka started their World Twenty20 campaign in convincing fashion, spinning a clueless Zimbabwe out of the game by 82 runs here Tuesday. Off-spinner Ajantha Mendis ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-AITA trade charges against each other (Roundup)


September 18th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Star tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday traded charges, with the player threatening to take legal action against the ... Read more...

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AITA reacts strongly to Bhupathi’s charges


September 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday hit back strongly against the charges levelled at it by tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi saying the player was ... Read more...

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India Cements eyes Hockey India League franchise


September 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After owning the most successful India Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings, India Cements looks set to add a Hockey India League (HIL) franchise.A ... Read more...

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Next year will be my last on Tour: Bhupathi


September 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday made the All India Tennis Association (AITA) decision to ban him for two years look silly by announcing that next year ... Read more...

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Spinners will be India’s trump card at World T20: MacGill


September 18th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Australian Test spinner Stuart MacGill Tuesday said tweakers will be the key if India have to win the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.The 41-year-old ... Read more...

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Bhupathi lashes out at AITA


September 18th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the All India Tennis Association (AITA), saying its administration is detrimental to growth of sport ... Read more...

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Barca start on long road to Wembley


September 18th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The long road to Wembley starts Wednesday night as FC Barcelona kick-off their Champions League campaign at home against Spartak Moscow.Wembley has a special place among ... Read more...

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Shuttler Sai Praneeth qualifies from main draw in Japan


September 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Japan Open Superseries here Tuesday.The 20-year-old won both his qualification rounds ... Read more...

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Arshavin out of Arsenal’s Champions League squad


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Andrei Arshavin has been left out of Arsenal's 18-man squad for Tuesday's Champions League football opener against Montpellier in France.Arshavin has been frozen ... Read more...

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Digvijay eyes ‘double’ at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open


September 18th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyogo (Japan), Sep 18 (IANS) India's Digvijay Singh hopes that changes to his golf swing and a strict mid-season training regime will lead him to a unique Asian Tour 'double' ... Read more...

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Brazil striker Fabiano reveals Bolt inspiration


September 18th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS) Recalled Brazil striker Luis Fabiano has vowed to celebrate in "Usain Bolt style" if he scores in Wednesday's international friendly against Argentina.Fabiano, who has ... Read more...

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Russian girls sweep synchro swimming at junior World Championships


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Volos (Greece), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a sign that Russia's stranglehold on Olympic synchronised swimming gold could continue for years to come, the country's girls team won gold in ... Read more...

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