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Olympic athletics: Merritt hurdles to 110m gold for US


August 9th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Aries Merritt of the US took the Olympic gold medal in the men's 110 metres hurdles Wednesday.Merritt, the world No. 1, ran a new personal ... Read more...

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Zeta-Jones too lazy to exercise


June 11th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says she is too lazy to exercise when she is not working.The 42-year-old, who is married to screen legend Michael Douglas, says ... Read more...

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Adriano can revive career with Flamengo: Zico


April 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 2 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Zico has backed clubless striker Adriano to resurrect his troubled career at Flamengo."Adriano underwent medical tests by Flamengo doctors in Rio ... Read more...

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Starting to feel my age: Beckham


October 1st, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Soccer ace David Beckham, 36, says he has started feeling his age as he now has more aches and pains when he wakes up."I definitely feel ... Read more...

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World atheletics: Jamaican quartet claim 4×100 relay record


September 5th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Sep 4 (IANS) The Daegu world championships finally reached a thrilling peak, witnessing a world record falling in the last event with Usain Bolt's final ... Read more...

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Pakistan will raise winning team for World Cup: Afridi


December 13th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi feels that his team will transform itself into a winning outfit in the lead up to the World Cup that starts ... Read more...

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Injury-plagued Oram says World Cup is his ‘carrot’ to nix his retirement fears


December 5th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 5(ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram, who is fighting to overcome a knee injury, has said that he will consider retiring if he fails to make the Black Caps' 15-man ... Read more...

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England top six batsmen have underperformed: Flower


November 10th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Coach Andy Flower has put pressure on England batsmen by saying that they have under-performed for two years, and asked the top six to score in a big ... Read more...

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Christie is my Commonwealth benchmark: Mark Lewis-Francis


September 29th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.29 (ANI): MARK Lewis-Francis has said that one of his inspirations for his successful comeback is seeing 50-year-old Linford Christie lifting more weights than him.Christie is Lewis-Francis's coach and has ... Read more...

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Beckham out of entire MLS season


April 27th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Ace midfielder David Beckham, who missed playing for England in the World Cup due to injury, has said that he will not play again until November, ruling ... Read more...

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KP can flourish if allowed to be footloose and fancy free


March 7th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 7 (ANI): Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen can flourish if allowed to be footloose and fancy free.In his past eight Tests, Pietersen has scored 379 runs at an average of ... Read more...

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Bell believes Durban Test ton has saved his England career


December 30th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 30 (ANI): England middle-order batsman Ian Bell believes his knock of 141 in the second Test against South Africa here, has saved his career in international cricket.The Warwickshire ... Read more...

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KP could deliver something special in Durban Test: Strauss


December 25th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 25 (ANI): England's best bat Kevin Pietersen is getting back to his best form and there are signs that he could deliver something special at his former home ... Read more...

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England opener Cook strikes form ahead of first Test against S. Africa


December 10th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
East London (S. Africa), Dec.10 (ANI): England opener Alistair Cook scored 66 not out on the opening day of England's two-day game against a South African Invitation XI.It was the perfect preparation ... Read more...

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KP points the finger at ECB for his delayed return to England squad


November 12th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Nov.12 (ANI): England's best batsman Kevin Pietersen has suggested that his recovery from Achilles surgery that forced him out of this summer's Ashes series was mismanaged by the England and Wales ... Read more...

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Seven weeks enough to overcome 2009 nightmare: Pietersen


November 12th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): England's premier batsman Kevin Pietersen insists the seven weeks remaining in 2009 are long enough to prevent it from being a total nightmare of a year.In January, ... Read more...

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Bring Strauss into T20 team after England’s dismal performance


November 11th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): A strong demand is being made to include Test and 50-over captain Andrew Strauss in the T20 team ahead of a crucial Friday match against the Proteas, after ... Read more...

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Strauss “genuinely excited” about having “hungry” Pietersen back


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss is counting the days until explosive batsman Kevin Pietersen comes back into the team."I'm genuinely excited about having Kevin back. We've missed his quality ... Read more...

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Recharged Pietersen fresh after enforced break due to injury


October 30th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who had an operation on his Achilles and faced the last ball on July 18, is refreshed and will bat for the first time ... Read more...

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Anderson alleges ‘northern bias’ cost him vice-captaincy


October 25th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 25 (ANI): England pacer Jimmy Anderson has alleged that a bias against his northern roots was the reason why he was overlooked for the job of England vice-captain."I am ... Read more...

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Pietersen out of T20 Champions League


September 9th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.9 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen will not be available for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the upcoming Twenty20 Champions League.The big-hitting batsman, 29, is currently recovering from surgery on ... Read more...

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Infection keeps Pietersen out of ODI series against Australia


August 13th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 13 (ANI): England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen will miss the entire one-day series against Australia, after he suffered an infection of the scar tissue following an operation to the Achilles ... Read more...

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Hayden defends KP’s decision to play in IPL


July 30th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Former Australian opener Mathew Hayden has defended England batsman Kevin Pietersen for playing in the Indian Premier League during an Ashes year despite his subsequent injury problems.He ... Read more...

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Bell only change in England squad for third test


July 26th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell is England's only change for the third Ashes Test. He comes in for injured Kevin Pietersen.Injury-hit all-rounder Andrew Flintoff remains in a 13-man squad ... Read more...

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England can win Ashes without Flintoff, KP: Flower


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): England cricket team coach Andy Flower believes the hosts can win the Ashes without Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff.Speaking after England's historic win over Australia at Lord's, Flower ... Read more...

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KP says adrenalin-fuelled England ready to take on Aussies at Edgbaston


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): England's adrenalin-fuelled walking wounded have now discovered they have what it takes to recapture The Ashes.According to The Sun, that is the verdict of Kevin Pietersen, one of ... Read more...

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England cricketers to train in Belgium for Ashes


June 26th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The England cricket team is all set to chug along to Belgium on the Eurostar to get battle hardened for the first Ashes Test starting July 8 in ... Read more...

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England will get a massive boost with Flintoff’s return: Ponting


June 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Leicester (UK), June 18 (ANI): England will get a massive boost with the return of all-rounder Andrew Flintoff to the Test squad ahead of the Ashes series, claims Australian captain Ricky Ponting.Talismanic ... Read more...

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Pietersen to see Ashes through with pain-killers


June 9th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen will have to rely on pain-killing injections to see him through the Ashes series after he ruled out the long break he would need to cure ... Read more...

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England dangerous dark horse for Twenty20 World Cup: Collingwood


June 3rd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): England captain Paul Collingwood believes his team can exploit their role as unfancied outsiders and become a dangerous dark horse to lift the Twenty20 World Cup.Collingwood believes ... Read more...

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Ponting says he is better off for having missed IPL


May 30th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Australia captain Riicky Ponting made a virtue of his decision to skip the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa, saying he is "relaxed and rejuvenated" by ... Read more...

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Freddie Flintoff may not be a success in Ashes: Ponting


May 30th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): The war for Ashes 2009 has begun with Australian captain Ricky Ponting firing the first salvo, questioning whether England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will be any good this summer.Flintoff ... Read more...

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David Craig arrives at 007 tribute in a sling


October 7th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 8 (ANI): Daniel Craig, who has been wounded several times while performing own stunts for the forthcoming movie Quantum of Solace, appeared at the Ian Fleming tribute with his ... Read more...

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Oz mystery spin weapon McGain on ice with a frozen shoulder


September 25th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Sept.25 (ANI): Australias preparations for next month''s Test series against India have got off to a bad start with key wrist spinner Bryce McGain unable to bowl. Thirty-six-year-old McGain is still ... Read more...

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Ancient town of Troy was much bigger than previously thought


September 19th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): New excavations have revealed that the ancient town of Troy was much bigger than previously thought, and may have housed as many as 10,000 people.According to a ... Read more...

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