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ONGC storm into semis


September 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Holders ONGC booked their berth in the semi-finals of the 87th MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup All-India hockey tournament, defeating BPCL 5-2 in their concluding Group A league ... Read more...

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Argentina remain on top despite 1-1 draw


September 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Peru's Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro missed a first-half penalty as Argentina held on for a barely deserved 1-1 draw in their football ... Read more...

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Nepal beats Denmark for cricket WCL promotion


September 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Nepal registered its fifth consecutive victory in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division 4 tournament, defeating Denmark by 25 runs at ... Read more...

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Junior Hockey: Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka enter quarters


September 6th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Punjab entered the quarterfinals of the junior men's hockey championship with a 15-0 win over Gujarat at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Thursday.Mandeep Singh scored ... Read more...

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Raina keen to cement Test berth


September 1st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) Branded as a One-day international and Twenty20 specialist, Suresh Raina said he was keen to shrug off the tag and cement his berth in the Indian ... Read more...

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India U-19 cricket team gets heroes welcome


August 28th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) The triumphant U-19 Indian cricket team arrived home to a euphoric reception here Tuesday afternoon.As Delhi boy and skipper Unmukt Chand, who hit a match-winning unbeaten ... Read more...

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Snooker: Advani qualifies for main draw


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Sheffield, Aug 23 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani continued his dream run by defeating World No.32 Michael Holt of England 6-4 to qualify for snooker's richest tournament, the International Championship, here ... Read more...

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‘Afghanistan’s future lies in strengthening democracy, checking corruption’


August 9th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The future of Afghanistan depends upon how it strengthens its fledgling democratic institutions and arrests corruption, says Sujeet Sarkar, the author of a ... Read more...

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Mormugao port causing Vasco’s coal dust pollution: Minister


August 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa's environment minister Alina Saldanha Tuesday said the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) was responsible for the coal dust pollution in the port city of Vasco, 35 ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Brazil captain Silva wary of South Korea


August 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil football captain Thiago Silva said Sunday his team will ignore its status as favourites in Tuesday's Olympic semi-final against South Korea at Old Trafford.Brazil ... Read more...

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China’s women duo in Olympic beach volleyball quarters


August 4th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi marched into the quarterfinals of the women's beach volleyball beating a Russian duo 2-0 in the London Olympic Games SaturdayThe ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Paes-Saina in quarters, to face Azarenka-Mirnyi (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Putting aside their off-the-court differences, India's Leander Paes and Sania Mirza played an excellent game to book a quarterfinal berth in the Olympics tennis mixed doubles ... Read more...

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Top seed Zhang Jike advances to table tennis final


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Europe's sole hope of winning a table tennis singles medal was dashed when Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov was beaten 1-4 by top seed Zhang Jike of China ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Brazil’s coach may bring changes to team


July 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Brazil's Olympic football coach Mano Menezes has revealed he is likely to make changes to the team that will face New Zealand in Newcastle Wednesday.Having picked ... Read more...

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Alive by God’s grace, says train fire survivor


July 30th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) A shaken survivor of the fire in a sleeper coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express Monday attributed his survival to the "grace of God"."It ... Read more...

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Olympics: India pins hopes on shooters Abhinav, Gagan


July 29th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Expectations are surging once again as India's golden boy Abhinav Bindra, along with compatriot Gagan Narang, will take the range at the Royal Artillery Barracks ... Read more...

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Basketball: China beat Czechs, US survives


July 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) China beat Czech Republic 66-57 to win the Olympic women's basketball opener here while the US were stretched by Croatia.China's Guard Ma Zengyu scored 14 of ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s Park reinstated for final after disqualified (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) South Korean swimming sensation Park Tae Hwan won an appeal against disqualification in the men's 400m freestyle heats and was reinstated for Saturday evening's final of ... Read more...

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Miffed Azam Khan offers to quit UP cabinet


July 26th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Miffed at his powers being curtailed, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has sent a terse letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav offering to quit the ... Read more...

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India get berth in hockey Champions Trophy


July 20th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India, who were stripped as last year's Champions Trophy host, have surprisingly been given a slot in this year's tournament as the International Hockey Federation ... Read more...

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1984 Olympics: India missed medal when it was for taking (Sports Special)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Reckoned to be one of the best teams ever in the post-Independence era, the Indian squad for the 1984 Olympics glowed with talent and promise to an extent that nothing less ... Read more...

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1964 Olympics: India regain hockey supremacy (Sports Special)


July 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
The echoes of the 1960 Olympics defeat could be heard in Tokyo where the Indian hockey team was not expected to win, at least according to the Indian media that doubted ... Read more...

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World Junior Squash: Anaka, Mahesh in last eight


July 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 10 (IANS) India's Mahesh Mangaonkar and Anaka Alankamony entered the quarterfinals of the World Junior Individual squash championship Tuesday in contrasting styles.Mangaonkar came through when his opponent Abdulla ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress slams ally NC over leader’s remarks


July 9th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 9 (IANS) The Congress in Jammu and Kashmir has warned its ruling alliance partner National Conference (NC) that it should remember that it was in power in the ... Read more...

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Basketball: Russia seals Olympics berth


July 8th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Lithuania have claimed two of the last three berths for the 12-team men's basketball tournament at the London Olympics by making the final ... Read more...

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Gagan sole Indian representative in swimming at London


July 7th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India Saturday got its sole representation from swimming at the London Olympics courtesy the 'universality quota'.World body FINA selected Karnataka swimmer Gagan Ulalmath to participate ... Read more...

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An ice cream in Kerala that’s frozen in time (Kerala Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) An ice cream does not take more than 15 minutes to melt, but in Kerala a case that began from an ice cream parlour has acquired ... Read more...

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Advani has mixed luck in World snooker


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 3 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani remained in contention for a berth in the knock-out phase as he beat Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5-4 for his second win, but later ... Read more...

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India eves in semis of Junior Asia Cup hockey


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 3 (IANS) India rallied from a goal down to beat Malaysia 2-1 in its final league match here Tuesday and booked a semi-final berth in the Junior Women's ... Read more...

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Pankaj Advani wins snooker championship opener


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 2 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani, down by three frames, fought back to defeat Australia's Ben Nunan 5-4 in his opening Group E league match of the SangSom Six ... Read more...

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Dix out of 200m for London Games


June 30th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) American sprinter Walter Dix, third in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2008 Olympics and second in both events at last year's World championships, failed ... Read more...

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Spartak owner rules himself out of Russian FA job


June 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun Wednesday ruled himself out of the vacant job as the head of the Russian Football Union (RFU).Fedun, 56, is a ... Read more...

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Corinthians coach ecstatic reaching Libertadores final


June 26th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 26 (IANS) More than half-an-hour after his club sealed a berth in the Copa Libertadores final for the first time in its history, Corinthians coach Tite ... Read more...

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Emenike signs four-year extension with Spartak


June 26th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow's Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has signed a four-year extension with the football club.Earlier, there had been reports that Emenike would return to his ... Read more...

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Kaka’s father in talks with AC Milan


June 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) The father of Real Madrid playmaker Kaka is reportedly negotiating with Italian football club AC Milan for his son's return to the San ... Read more...

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