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Lampard hails Drogba for Chelsea’s historic win


May 20th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 20 (IANS) Chelsea captain Frank Lampard dedicated the Blues' historic Champions League win to Didier Drogba, who went from being zero to hero during final against Bayern ... Read more...

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Gilchrist still doubtful for Tuesday’s match


May 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's full-time captain Adam Gilchrist, who is recovering from hamstring injury, is still not sure of playing Tuesday's match against Deccan Chargers.He told reporters ... Read more...

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Irfan, media manager deny reports of rift in team


February 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Team India media manager G.S. Walia and all-rounder Irfan Pathan Friday denied any rift between skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virender Sehwag and ... Read more...

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Van der Vaart set to return against Norwich


December 25th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur forward Rafael van der Vaart looks set to play against Norwich Tuesday night after his hamstring injury proved less serious than first feared.The 28-year-old ... Read more...

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Styris retires from international cricket


June 24th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 24 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris Friday announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing down the curtains on a 12-year career.Styris played his last match in the ... Read more...

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Ferguson at risk of another FA rap over referee ‘conspiracy’ comment


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has risked another FA rap by suggesting that his club is a victim of referee's conspiracy.United now faces Chelsea in ... Read more...

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Zaheer is world’s best medium pacer: Kirsten


April 5th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) India's outgoing cricket coach Gary Kirsten feels Zaheer Khan is the best medium pacer in the World.The 43-year-old South African, in his farewell press conference Tuesday ... Read more...

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Nehra ruled out, Gambhir looks good to play the final: Dhoni


April 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) An impressive performer against Pakistan in the World Cup semifinal, pacer Ashish Nehra has been ruled out of the final against Sri Lanka here Saturday.Announcing ... Read more...

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Conservative game plan at World Cup proved costly for Black Caps: Astle


March 31st, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Mar 31(ANI): Former New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle reckons that the Black Caps' inability to adapt their game plan is what cost them a place in the World Cup final.The Black ... Read more...

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Ponting will be remembered as one of Australia’s great captains: Mark Waugh


March 29th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 29(ANI): Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh has said that Ricky Ponting's record as captain means that he will be remembered as one of the greats."His record as captain is ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka all excited ahead of the big game


March 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Large-size cut-outs of Sri Lankan cricketers line up the streets of this capital of the island nation. The air is thick with anticipation and the buzz ... Read more...

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Jayawardene cautions against complacency ahead of WC quarterfinal clash with England


March 25th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 25(ANI): Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene believes that England are a team for the big occasion and should not be written off ahead of Saturday's quarterfinal in Colombo."They've had a ... Read more...

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Ponting confident of overhauling his troubled World Cup campaign


March 21st, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 21(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that he is confident of overhauling his troubled World Cup campaign, and bounce back to his best form in the 'big games' of ... Read more...

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Ponting will see Australian cricket through its toughest period: Hilditch


March 20th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 20 (ANI): The chairman of the National Selection Panel (NSP) in Australia, Andrew Hilditch, has said that Ricky Ponting will captain the cricket team beyond the World Cup.Predicting a tough ... Read more...

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Shafiq will help ease Pak’s WC batting woes: Afridi


March 17th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 17(ANI): Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi believes that right-handed batsman Asad Shafiq will provide stability to the team's top-order in the World Cup knockout stage.Shafiq had hit a timely 78 not ... Read more...

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Aussies raring to play big games; target Pakistan (Sidebar)


March 17th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Title holder Australia has set its sights on bigger games ahead in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and vowed to give a tough fight to ... Read more...

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Ponting wants his spinners to strike


March 15th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 15 (IANS) Australian skipper Ricky Ponting Tuesday hoped his spinners, Steven Smith and Jason Krejza, would strike Wednesday in their Group A fixture against Canada here and get ... Read more...

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It’s about winning four games in a row: Swann


March 14th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann sees "light at the end of the tunnel" for his inconsistent team and says it is all about winning four games in ... Read more...

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Australia to field best team against underdogs Kenya


March 12th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Four-time champions and title-holder Australia will field 11 of their best players against underdogs Kenya in a World Cup Group A match at the Chinnaswamy stadium ... Read more...

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We have to be at our best from now on: Dhoni


March 11th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 11 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his team has to raise its intensity in the remaining two World Cup Group B games against South Africa and ... Read more...

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Pak needs to take full advantage of batting powerplays, says Misbah


March 7th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq reckons that his team is not taking full advantage of its batting powerplays at the World Cup.Pakistan, who have won all three games of ... Read more...

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We will love to spoil the Indian party: Strauss


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Feb 26 (IANS) England skipper Andrew Strauss Saturday put a confident India on notice by asserting that the hosts would be under pressure in their World Cup clash ... Read more...

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Australia have the ability to handle spin, says Ponting


February 24th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Nagpur, Feb 24 (IANS) With New Zealand planning to open the attack with spin at one end in their World Cup Group A match here Friday, Australia's captain Ricky Ponting ... Read more...

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Next three weeks crucial for Manchester United’s bid for a second Treble


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson has said that six games in the next three weeks will define Manchester United's bid for a second Treble.Ferguson is also confident that ... Read more...

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India need to win the big matches: Steve Waugh


February 11th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh rates a more "confident and aggressive" India highly and says they only need to learn how to win big matches like Australia.Waugh ... Read more...

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Black Caps going to 2011 World Cup with poor form, loss of confidence


February 7th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.7 (ANI): New Zealand travel to the Indian subcontinent on Tuesday for the 2011 cricket World Cup in very different circumstances to what they were as a side in 2007.Then, they ... Read more...

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Arsenal will overhaul Man U’s lead in Premier League, insists Robin van Persie


February 5th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5(ANI): Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is confident that his team can overhaul current Premier League points' table leaders Manchester United in the title race.Arsenal is currently in the ... Read more...

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Wright is the man with a World Cup plan for the Black caps


February 4th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb.4 (ANI): When New Zealand coach John Wright brings his country's national cricket team to the Indian subcontinent for the World Cup later this month, he will have two ... Read more...

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Fabregas says Arsenal afraid of losing big games


December 20th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 20 (ANI): Cesc Fábregas has admitted Arsenal were "scared" of losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford last Monday and that they fear defeat in major fixtures.Arsenal lost 1-0 ... Read more...

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Listening to SuBo calms me down, says Wayne Rooney


December 19th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 19 (ANI): Wayne Rooney says listening to Susan Boyle helps him relax before crucial matches.The Manchester United and England star is a huge fan of the former Britain's Got ... Read more...

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Arsenal will use ‘big game’ against Man U to prove league title bid: Wenger


December 13th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13(ANI): Ahead of Monday's Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his young team to prove that they can finally come of ... Read more...

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The Obamas Talk Politics, Sports And Their Life At The White House In Barbara Walters Interview


November 27th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about everything starting from LeBron James to Sarah Palin and even North Korea in the Thanksgiving ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for India only after Games: Fennell


October 9th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Michael Fennell doesn't want to jump the gun, he wants to wait till the Delhi Games are over before giving India the ... Read more...

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CWG will change India’s sporting scenario, says Richards


October 7th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India, the world cricket power, will now be known not as a one-sport country but as a major sports loving nation after successfully hosting ... Read more...

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Strauss: Pakistan must not win series


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.22 (ANI): With the one-day series between England and Pakistan even at two all, skipper Andrew Strauss says losing the fifth and final confrontation with Pakistan would bring not only pain ... Read more...

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