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Houston decides Astrodome fate

May 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Houston, May 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Houston Astrodome may be demolished, according to its operators.After a visit to the dome, Walt Disney allegedly called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. ... Read more...

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Williams sweeps to Wimbledon title over Zvonareva (Second Lead)

July 3rd, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (DPA) Serena Williams romped to the fourth Wimbledon title of her career Saturday, requiring just 67 minutes to completely dominate Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2. The blow-out on Centre ... Read more...

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Williams retains Australian Open title, wins 12th Grand Slam (Lead)

January 30th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (DPA) Serena Williams claimed her 12th Grand Slam title as she won the Australian Open for the fifth time with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 defeat of Justine Henin ... Read more...

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All time tennis legends pay tribute to Margaret Court’s iconic 1970 Grand Slam

January 30th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 30 (ANI): All time tennis greats gathered at Melbourne Park to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australian legend Margaret Smith Court's extraordinary 1970 calendar-year grand slam.Her peers agreed that Smith ... Read more...

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Henin, Williams both looking for history in Melbourne

January 29th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (DPA) Justine Henin could complete her career comeback fairytale with a victory over Serena Williams in Saturday's Australian Open women's final, with the Belgian taking a Grand Slam ... Read more...

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Serena holds off Li to enter her fifth Australian Open final

January 28th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (DPA) Serena Williams fought off the Chinese challenge from 16th seed Li Na, making her way into her fifth final at the Australian Open Thursday 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 ... Read more...

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Date-Krumm becomes second-oldest WTA singles champion

September 27th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 27 (DPA) Japanese professional tennis player Kimiko Date-Krumm Sunday became the second-oldest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) champion when she beat Spain's second seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-3 to win ... Read more...

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Justine Henin makes a comeback to Tennis

September 24th, 2009 - 3:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Belgium, Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 27-year-old former world number one Justine Henin has decided to make a comeback to professional tennis in January next year in a bid to win the ... Read more...

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Will Murray realise Grand Slam dream at US Open?

August 24th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 24 (ANI): Andy Murray is hoping to break his Grand Slam duck at next week's US Open.Murray, who won the Montreal Masters last week, will be seeded No 2 ... Read more...

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Sidney Poitier honoured with Medal of Freedom for bringing tragedy of racism to light

August 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): American actor Sidney Poitier was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama for his contribution towards bringing racism to light through the ... Read more...

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Billie Jean King would like to correct Obama

August 13th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.13 (ANI): Tennis legend Billie Jean King has said that President Obama got it all wrong about her accomplishments when he said that she had won 12 Grand Slam titles, 101 ... Read more...

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Obama honors Tutu, Kennedy with freedom medal

August 13th, 2009 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) US President Barack Obama bestowed the highest US civilian honour to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and US Senator Edward Kennedy and 14 others at the White House Wednesday. "Let ... Read more...

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2009 Medal of Freedom Recipients

August 13th, 2009 - 2:30 am ICT by admin
* Nancy Goodman Brinker is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s leading breast cancer grassroots organization. ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking to receive Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

July 31st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, is among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.US President Barack Obama announced yesterday the complete ... Read more...

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Allaster appointed new WTA head

July 13th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Florida), July 13 (DPA) The Women Tennis Association (WTA) will be headed by a woman after Canadian Stacey Allaster was promoted Monday from president to CEO, five months after ... Read more...

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Zvonareva named UNESCO Gender Equality Ambassador

May 21st, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 21 (Xinhua) Russia's Vera Zvonareva has been named a "Promoter of Gender Equality" by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Zvonareva, 24, is ranked number six on Women's ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins Australian Open title

January 31st, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.31 (ANI): American Serena Williams on Saturday won her tenth Grand Slam title by winning this year''s Australian Open. Williams, 27, overwhelmed Russian Dinara Safina 6-0 6-3 in 59 minutes to ... Read more...

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Oldest retired judge assigned by the state to hear cases Judge Julius M. Title is dead

September 24th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by David M N James
Retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Julius M. Title is dead.Judge Julius died of heart failure on Sunday at his home in Cheviot Hills at the age of 93. Judge Julius ... Read more...

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Federer outclasses Murray for fifth US Open title (Lead)

September 9th, 2008 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Roger Federer showed Andy Murray Monday what it takes to win a Grand Slam title when he overran the young Scot in straight sets 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 ... Read more...

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Ivanovic vows to recover after shock exit

August 29th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 29 (DPA) Shaken world's top women's tennis player Ana Ivanovic vowed a rapid recovery after suffering an historic US Open defeat, becoming the first women's top seed at ... Read more...

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Venus Williams tournament winning mantra is to eat, eat, eat all the time!

July 7th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has revealed that she has to binge on food all the time during a tournament.The 28-year-old tennis sensation slipped away with the ... Read more...

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‘Chak De! India’ gets award named after Billie Jean King

April 24th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Yash Raj Films' hit "Chak De! India", a gritty tale about an Indian women's hockey team, has bagged The Billie Awards in the US, named after legendary ... Read more...

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