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Champion Russian wrestler dies of heart attack at 35


September 13th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former European Greco-Roman wrestling champion Sergei Artyukhin has died of a heart attack aged 35, the Russian Wrestling Federation announced Thursday.Artyukhin, the brother of ex-NHL ... Read more...

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I’ll retire if I don’t get fights: Holyfield


September 12th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Heavyweight boxing legend Evander Holyfield will end his 28-year professional career if he fails to line up a fight by the end of the year.Four-time ... Read more...

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Diarra denies money main motive for Anzhi move


September 10th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New Anzhi Makhachkala signing Lassana Diarra has denied his move from Real Madrid football club was motivated by money.Anzhi announced the transfer of the 27-year-old ... Read more...

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Ukraine’s Khacheridi doubtful for England qualifier


September 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine defender Yevhen Khacheridi may miss his country's World Cup qualifier against England Tuesday after catching a virus, his team Dynamo Kiev announced.The 25-year-old centre-back ... Read more...

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Bertrand signs long-term contract with Chelsea


September 5th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defender Ryan Bertrand has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the London side said on its website Wednesday.The left back joined the Chelsea academy ... Read more...

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Paralympic discus gold for Russia


September 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Alexei Ashapatov has hurled his way to Paralympic gold in the men's discus for athletes who use wheelchairs, setting a new world record along ... Read more...

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I stayed on for the fans, says Bolt


September 1st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) As the curtains come down on a gruelling season, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt says if it were not for the fans he would have ended his ... Read more...

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Melandri wins in Russia to take Superbike Championship (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Marco Melandri took won to claim the championship lead in the second Superbike World Championship race at Moscow Raceway Sunday, beating Tom Sykes as his ... Read more...

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Moscow raceway targets MotoGP standard


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's first international-standard racetrack will be extended and modified in a project to make the circuit suitable for hosting a MotoGP round, circuit manager Ekaterina ... Read more...

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Zvonareva withdraws from US Open


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the US Open tennis tournament.A statement on the tournament website Tuesday did not say why Zvonareva, a former ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Ukraine’s Usyk slogs his way to gold


August 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine's Olexander Usyk slogged his way to Olympic heavyweight boxing gold, winning a bruising final against Italy's Clemente Russo.Usyk, the No. 1 seed, repeated his ... Read more...

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Olympic handball: Norway retains gold


August 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norway defended its Olympic gold medal in women's handball with a 26-23 defeat of Montenegro, which took home its first-ever medal in the Games.Norway, also ... Read more...

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Olympics: Canoe sprint gold for New Zealand’s Carrington


August 11th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand paddled to Olympic canoe sprint gold in women's kayak single 200 metres event Saturday.Carrington burst out of the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain’s McKeever speeds to canoe gold (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ed McKeever of Britain sped to canoe sprint Olympic gold in the men's kayak singles 200 metres event Saturday.The 2010 world champion charged into an ... Read more...

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Olympics: McKeever wins canoe gold


August 11th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ed McKeever of Britain sped to canoe sprint Olympic gold in the men's kayak singles 200 metres event Saturday.The 2010 world champion charged into an ... Read more...

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Olympics: German duo stroke to canoe gold


August 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela stroked to Olympic gold in the men's canoe double 1,000 metres Thursday.Kretschmer and Kuschela overhauled Sergiy Bezugliy and Maksim Prokopenko ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany beat Hong Kong for table tennis bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Beijing silver medallists Germany took bronze in the Olympic men's table tennis tournament here, defeating Hong Kong Wednesday.Germany's Timo Boll won the first and last singles ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany’s Brendel paddles to canoe gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canoeist Sebastian Brendel paddled to gold for Germany in the Olympic men's C1 1,000-metre sprint Wednesday, forcing Spain's David Figueroa Cal to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympics: Norway’s Larsen takes Kayak sprint gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian kayaker Eirik Veras Larsen produced a late surge to beat highly-rated Canadian Adam van Koeverden to take Olympic gold in the men's K1 1,000 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Zhe wins parallel bars gold for China


August 7th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Feng Zhe won the Olympic gold in the men's parallel bars here Tuesday.Zhe, the 2010 world champion who also took team gold with China, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Van Rijsselberge surfs to sailing Gold


August 7th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dorian van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands won the Olympic windsurfing medal race Tuesday, clinching the regatta gold he had already guaranteed in style.Van Rijsselberge coasted ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain’s Brownlee slogs to triathlon gold


August 7th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Alistair Brownlee slogged to Olympic gold in the men's triathlon Tuesday, with his brother Jonny taking the bronze.Brownlee, the reigning world champion, becomes the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Isinbaeva wants family before considering Rio 2016


August 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Double Olympic champion Yelena Isinbaeva is to take a break from sport to have a child before she considers a comeback for the 2016 Rio ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: Ukraine’s Torokhtiy wins 105kg event


August 7th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy outmuscled the competition to take the gold in a close men's 105 kg weightlifting final at the London Olympics.Torokhtiy lifted a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt admits to pressure ahead of 100m conquest


August 7th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has admitted to being under pressure to defend his men's Olympics 100 metres title in London.Shortly after storming to victory in a new ... Read more...

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U.S. judoka expelled from Olympics for cannabis


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been disqualified from the London Olympics after testing positive for cannabis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday.Delpopolo, 23, failed ... Read more...

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Federer, Azarenka retain top spot


August 6th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss great Roger Federer and Belarus's Victoria Azarenka hung on to their top spot in the world tennis rankings released Monday.In the men's ATP ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams sisters win doubles gold


August 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, claimed their record fourth tennis gold in the Olympics as they overpowered Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of ... Read more...

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Russian lifter mysteriously pulls out of Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian weightlifter Dmitry Klokov has withdrawn from the Olympics for unspecified medical reasons, the country's sports minister said Saturday.Klokov, a Beijing silver medallist, was expected ... Read more...

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Olympics: Franklin sinks world record to clinch 200m backstroke gold


August 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's 17-year-old swimming sensation Missy Franklin smashed the world record to win the Olympic women's 200 metres backstroke final here.Franklin, who took the 100m title ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Manaudou takes 50m freestyle gold


August 4th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French swimmer Florent Manaudou shot to the Olympic 50 metres freestyle gold, consigning defending champion Cesar Cielo to his first major final defeat in four ... Read more...

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Phelps retiring at right time: Soviet gymnast Latynina


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) "American swimmer Michael Phelps is right to quit the sport after breaking my record of 18 Olympic medals," says former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.Phelps ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Germans row to quadruple sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's rowers dominated the men's quadruple sculls final Friday to take the Olympic gold medal.The Germans started the fastest and slowly pulled away to complete ... Read more...

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Olympics: New Zealand glides to rowing pairs gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New Zealand duo Eric Murray and Hamish Bond glided serenely to an Olympic gold in the men's heavyweight coxless pairs here Friday.Murray and Bond were ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: New Zealand’s Drysdale takes single sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five-time world champion rower Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand powered to gold in the single sculls event at the London Olympics here Friday.Drysdale won by ... Read more...

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