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Sindhu knocks out London gold winner out of China Masters (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou, Sep 14 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu played the match of her life to knock London Olympics gold winner Li Xuerui out of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here ... Read more...

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Iniesta out for two weeks


September 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 13 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss his team's Champions League opener against Spartak Moscow next Wednesday due to an injury which may keep him out of ... Read more...

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Menezes to keep same squad for China friendly


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has ruled out making major changes to his team for Monday's international friendly against China in Recife city.The match follows ... Read more...

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Forlan ends goal drought with double


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan scored for the first time since his July move to Brazil's Internacional.Forlan's double helped his team defeat Flamengo 4-1 ... Read more...

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Iniesta wins UEFA’s award for best player


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has been voted as UEFA's best player, beating teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder, who inspired Spain ... Read more...

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Saina aims for greater feats after Olympic bronze (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal Tuesday said winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics was a dream come true and would motivate her to achieve ... Read more...

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Ruud Gullit for pact barring big clubs luring away native talent


July 29th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) With big football clubs luring away exciting talents to offshore destinations hurting the prospect of countries like the Netherlands, legendary Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit Sunday advocated ... Read more...

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BWF expects new faces, new format at London Olympics


July 16th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is expecting new faces to challenge traditional powerhouses and new group stage format to shine at the coming London Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Lippi confirms Conca stay


July 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), July 15 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has confirmed that Argentinean midfielder Dario Conca would stay with the team."Conca will stay in my team," Lippi said Saturday ... Read more...

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Forlan, Seedorf promise success for new clubs


July 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazilian football club's star signings Diego Forlan and Clarence Seedorf had a message for fans of their respective new clubs: they have come ... Read more...

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Hulk hits back at Romario criticism


July 8th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazil international winger Hulk has hit back at criticism from legendary striker Romario by saying he deserves to be respected.Romario, now a federal ... Read more...

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Forlan signs with Brazil’s Internacional


July 7th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Brazilian club Internacional has signed Uruguay striker Diego Forlan on a three-year contract.The 33-year-old was confirmed as Brazilian football's latest big name recruit on ... Read more...

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Spanish press hail Euro 2012 triumph


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) The Spanish media hailed their football team after they were crowned European Champions Sunday night with a 4-0 win over Italy.Spain's victory, which came ... Read more...

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Chettri to go club hunting after July


June 26th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India football captain Sunil Chettri, who is currently a free agent, will go club hunting after July.The former Kansas City striker, who has been released ... Read more...

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Miami Heat win second NBA title


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Miami Heat defeated Oklahoma City Thunder in the fifth game of the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals Friday to win the series 4-1 and the ... Read more...

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Paes serves a threat, AITA defers Olympics selection (Roundup)


June 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) was forced to defer its announcement of the final pairing for the London Games till Thursday after Leander ... Read more...

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Paes threatens to withdraw from Olympics


June 20th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India's tennis ace Leander Paes Wednesday served notice to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) saying he would pull out of the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Netherlands can repeat success of 1988, says Muhren


June 7th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 7 (IANS) Arnold Muhren, who helped the Netherlands win the 1988 European Football Championship, says the new Dutch generation can repeat the feat in the 2012 edition ... Read more...

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Messi makes history with 50 goals in Spanish league


May 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) Argentine star Lionel Messi made history as he scored four goals in his side's 4-0 win over local rivals Espanyol in the Spanish Primer Liga to ... Read more...

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Manchester City third-highest payers in world sport


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) After Barcelona and Real Madrid, English giants Manchester City have emerged as the third highest payers in the world of sports even ahead of their famed ... Read more...

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No praise enough for Messi: Guardiola


March 21st, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had words of praise for striker Lionel Messi, who made history by becoming the football club's leading scorer Tuesday.Messi's hat-trick in Barca's ... Read more...

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Cricket brings together BJP, Congress


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 17 (IANS) In these troubled political times, BJP and Congress leaders came together to play cricket here Saturday, the MPs XI defeating legislators from Haryana by five ... Read more...

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Under fire, Suarez gets support from Uruguayan president


February 17th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Montevideo, Feb 17 (IANS) Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has expressed his solidarity with the country's world famous football player Luis Suarez, who has been an object of criticism ever ... Read more...

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Healthy competition benefiting India’s hockey goalkeepers


February 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India's hockey goalkeeper Bharat Chettri and P.R. Sreejesh have said there is only healthy competition between them and they take pride in each other's success.While ... Read more...

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Sharath avenges National championship loss to Amalraj


February 7th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India's top paddler Sharath Kamal avenged his loss to Anthony Amalraj at the National Table Tennis Championships last month by beating him in the final ... Read more...

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I dare to dream: Djokovic


February 7th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) "I dare to dream about becoming the best player. Now I have this special award and I think everything is possible," said Serbian tennis giant ... Read more...

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Nadal calls the Australian Open final as his toughest match


January 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal, who lost to Serb Novak Djokovic in a marathon Australian Open tennis final Sunday, has dubbed the match as the toughest ... Read more...

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Nobody can replace Bhaichung, says Gouramangi


January 7th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Bhaichung Bhutia, who will be playing his swansong match against European giants Bayern Munich Tuesday, is irreplaceable, says his India teammate Gouramangi Singh.Speaking on ... Read more...

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Quitting T20 made me a better player: Clarke


January 6th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke says his decision to retire from T20 cricket at the start of 2011 has made him a better player in the ... Read more...

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Ponting wants to carry on even after India series


December 28th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting indicated Wednesday that he has no intentions of hanging up his boots after the Test series against India.Ponting, third all-time ... Read more...

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Suchde crashes out of Punj Lloyd Squash, Ghosal plays Tuesday


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian wildcard Siddharth Suchde could not match the pace of World No.3 Gregory Gaultier of France to lose 4-11, 1-11, 6-11 in the opening round ... Read more...

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All down to hard work: Dravid on getting Polly Umrigar Award


December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Presented the Polly Umrigar Award in recognition of the 1,285 runs with six centuries he made from 15 Tests between October 2010 and September 2011, ... Read more...

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US wins Omega Mission Hills World Cup golf


November 27th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Haikou (China), Nov 27 (IANS) Matt Kucher and Gary Woodland of the United States showed why they are the best in the world when they staged a battling comeback ... Read more...

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Messi wants to play whole career for Barcelona


November 6th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona, has said he wants to play his whole life for the famed Spanish club and would never ... Read more...

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Salgoacar’s Bencherifa is I-League’s best coach


October 18th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Salgaocar's Moroccan coach Karim Bencherifa won the Syed Abdul Rahim Trophy for the best coach for leading the Goan team to the I-league and the ... Read more...

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