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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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Messi and Higuain are little girls, mocks Peru defender


September 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Peru defender Carlos Zambrano has labelled Argentina stars Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain "little girls" following the teams' 1-1 draw in Tuesday's World Cup ... Read more...

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Qualifying first is not important: Messi


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (IANS) Argentina striker Lionel Messi says finishing first in the World Cup qualifying phase is not the team's priority.Argentina went to the top of the ... Read more...

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US Open: Makarova-Soares win mixed doubles


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazil's Bruno Soares and Russia's Ekaterina Makarova captured the US Open tennis mixed doubles title Thursday beating Czech Kveta Peschke and Poland's Marcin Matkowski 6-7 ... Read more...

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Czech team nominated for Davis Cup semifinal


September 5th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, Sep 5 (IANS) Czech tennis team captain Jaroslav Navratil has nominated the team for Davis Cup semifinal against Argentina to be played in Buenos Aires from Sep 14-16.The ... Read more...

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Karnataka legislators junket off, told to return at once


September 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage ... Read more...

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Maradona appointed Dubai’s sports ambassador


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was fired as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl Football Club in July, has been appointed an honorary sports ambassador of ... Read more...

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Argentina mulls new tools against domestic violence


August 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Two Argentine senators presented bills Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in ... Read more...

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Maradona’s son to play in Argentine fourth division


August 17th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 17 (IANS) Soccer legend Diego Maradona's son has reportedly signed with Argentine fourth division side Porvenir.Diego Armando Sinagra joins the club from ASD Quarto, a regional club ... Read more...

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German coach rejects Euro 2012 criticism by media


August 14th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Germany's coach Joachim Loew has criticised the media coverage as "tiresome" and "unrewarding" after his side's 1-2 loss to Italy at the Euro 2012 semi-finals.The 52-year-old ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final


August 11th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Del Potro takes bronze in men’s singles


August 5th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Juan Martin del Potro won the first medal of the London Olympics for Argentina beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their bronze medal match here ... Read more...

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Murray to join Federer in Olympic final


August 4th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray defeated second seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets Friday to reach the final of the Olympic tennis tournament.It sets up a ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer beats del Potro in epic semifinal


August 4th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Roger Federer reached the Olympics men's singles tennis final after beating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in an epic match here ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s late dash brings rowing gold in sculls


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion pair Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan of New Zealand timed a final burst to perfection to take rowing gold in the heavyweight double ... Read more...

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Valencia buy Gago from Real Madrid


July 20th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's Valencia football club have signed Argentinean midfielder Fernando Gago from Real Madrid.Gago now wants to break Real and Barcelona's Spanish domination in La Liga.Gago ... Read more...

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UAE group to launch Iftar Project in 50 countries


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will implement its "Iftar Project" and distribute food parcels to half a ... Read more...

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Maradona brands Riquelme traitor


July 19th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has branded Juan Roman Riquelme a traitor for leaving Boca Juniors, local media reported.Riquelme announced his decision to quit ... Read more...

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Brazil credit-card interest rate tops 300 percent


July 18th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Credit-card interest rates in Brazil climbed above 300 percent last month, a media report said.Brazilian rates are many times higher than those in other Latin American ... Read more...

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Riquelme in talks with Brazil’s Flamengo


July 8th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Former Argentina international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme is in talks with Flamengo about a possible move to the Brazilian club.Riquelme announced his decision to ... Read more...

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Brazil international midfielder joins Spartak Moscow


June 29th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 29 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Romulo has signed a four-year contract with Russia' s Spartak Moscow for eight million euros.The 21-year-old's Brazilian club Vasco da Gama ... Read more...

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Ronaldo pleaded with me to join Corinthians: Riquelme


June 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed former Brazil international striker Ronaldo pleaded with him to join Brazilian club Corinthians.The comment came less ... Read more...

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River Plate returns to Argentina’s first division


June 24th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 24 (IANS) South American football giant River Plate returned to Argentina's first division with a 2-0 victory over Almirante Brown.Two second half goals from former French international ... Read more...

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Theft spoils Lopez’s Argentina show


June 24th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez's Argentina show was marred by a theft backstage. But the singer didn't lose anything.The incident took place at the G.E.B.A stadium in ... Read more...

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List of French Open winners in last 10 years


June 11th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS) Rafael Nadal's record-breaking seventh French Open title Monday was his seventh triumph at Roland Garros in the last decade.Winners' list2012: Rafael Nadal (Spain) 2011: Rafael Nadal ... Read more...

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Argentina sees wind energy projects creating 10,000 jobs


June 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 11 (IANS/EFE) The government is working with the private sector to develop wind energy projects in Argentina under a plan that could create 10,000 jobs and produce ... Read more...

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Australia beat China to qualify for Olympic volleyball


June 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 10 (IANS) Australia qualified Sunday for the London Olympic Games men's volleyball competition, beating China 3-0 in the qualifying tournament here.Australia improved their record to five wins and ... Read more...

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Maradona calls Pele ‘idiot’ for comments on Messi


June 10th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) Diego Maradona reopened his feud with Pele by calling the Brazilian legend an "idiot" on Argentine radio.It came just days after Pele's assertion that ... Read more...

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Need to play regularly against top teams: Nobbs


June 5th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was happy with the team's bronze-medal finish in the Azlan Shah Cup ahead of the Olympics but said that the eight-time ... Read more...

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Nadal, Li advance to 4th round at French Open


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (IANS) Rafael Nadal reached the final 16 of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, making sure he would ... Read more...

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India play Britain for podium finish; New Zealand-Argentina final


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), June 3 (IANS) India's slim hopes of playing the Azlan SAhah Cup hockey final ended the moment Britain beat Pakistan 2-1, the finalist to play New Zealand was ... Read more...

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Fluminense playmaker Neves out for two months


May 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 31 (IANS) Fluminense announced they will be without former Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves for at least two months.Neves will undergo surgery on his injured left ... Read more...

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Neymar dreaming of final against Boca


May 26th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Santos striker and rising Brazil star Neymar says he is "dreaming" of a Copa Libertadores final against Argentine club Boca Juniors.Santos will meet Brazilian ... Read more...

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Argentina’s economic growth slows down


May 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 19 (IANS) Argentina's economic growth rate slowed down significantly in the first quarter of 2012, compared on a yearly basis, according to a report published by the ... Read more...

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South Afroca have to galvanise themselves as a team: Ntini


May 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) Former South African Test fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has said the Proteas will need to galvanise their team culture before they are able to dominate Test ... Read more...

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