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UK natural choice to be Kerala’s partner: Envoy


September 12th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan Wednesday asked Kerala to treat Britain as the first choice for partnership.He was speaking at the Emerging ... Read more...

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India getting used to Koevermans’ style: Mehtab


August 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India mid-fielder Mehtab Hossain Monday said the team is getting used to the passing style of play under Dutch coach Wim Koevermans in the ongoing ... Read more...

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Russia emerges champion, Kishan gets individual gold


August 19th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Top seeds Russia emerged clear winners after the ninth and final round of the Tata IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind at Hotel Le Royal Meridien ... Read more...

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Russia emerges champion, Kishan gets individual gold


August 19th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Top seeds Russia emerged clear winners after the ninth and final round of the Tata IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind at Hotel Le Royal Meridien ... Read more...

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Dipika reaches Gold Series semis, creates history


August 17th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal recorded a straight sets win over American Amanda Sobhy at the Australian Squash Open to become the first Indian to enter the semifinals ... Read more...

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India storm into semis of World Junior squash


July 17th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Doha, July 16 (IANS) India snatched a dramatic 2-1 win against Hong Kong to enter the semi-finals of the World junior squash team championship here Monday for only the second ... Read more...

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Paes, Vesnina go down fighting in Wimbledon final


July 9th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina went down fighting to second seeds Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final here Sunday.The Indo-Russian pair ... Read more...

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Saina wins third Indonesia Open title (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal got a big shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she saved two match points before beating Li Xuerui of ... Read more...

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Saina scrapes past Xuerui to win third Indonesia Open crown (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal got a big shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she saved two match points before beating Li Xuerui of ... Read more...

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Family celebrates Anand’s historic feat in Moscow (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Anand’s family elated at win


May 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Daredevils can spring nasty surprise: Bayliss


April 5th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Conceding that even a depleted Delhi Daredevils side was capable of springing a "nasty surprise", Kolkata Knight Riders coach Travor Bayliss said Wednesday the ... Read more...

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All England Championships: Sindhu, Gurusaidutt clear first hurdle in qualifying


March 6th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, March 6 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt cleared the first hurdle in the All England Badminton Championships qualifiers here Tuesday while Sourabh Varma went down fighting.Sindhu defeated ... Read more...

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Asian TT: Indian men, women enter quarters


February 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Macau, Feb 24 (IANS) India entered the quarterfinals of the men's and women's team events at the Asian Table Tennis Championships with contrasting victories here Friday.The men, led by Sharath ... Read more...

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National TT: Top seeds advance into second round


January 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) All top men paddlers, including Sharath Kamal, won their first round matches at the 73rd Senior National Table Tennis Championships at the SAI sub-centre here.Though there ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Wawrinka survives a scare


January 5th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Defending champion and third seed Stanislas Wawrinka shrugged off a first set loss to beat lucky loser Edouard Roger-Vasselin while talented Canadian Milos Raonic, the ... Read more...

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Ferrer thrashes Djokovic to reach semis at ATP final


November 24th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Spain's David Ferrer thrashed world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets, earning a semi-final berth at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.Ferrer, ranked No.5 in ... Read more...

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India assured of maiden team bronze in World Junior TT


November 14th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Manama (Bahrain), Nov 14 (IANS) India were assured of their first ever medal in the team event of the World Junior Table Tennis Championships when they beat fancied South Korea ... Read more...

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Venkatesham eliminates Alok in senior national billiards


July 29th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) K. Venkatesham, the Hyderabad-based Railways player, knocked out defending champion and Asian champion Alok Kumar of PSPB 3-2 en route to the quarter-finals of the senior ... Read more...

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India beat Sri Lanka, qualify for Asian Basketball Championship


July 15th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India defeated Sri Lanka 89-35 in the final of the Middle Asia Zone qualifying event at the Thyagaraj Stadium here Friday to secure their berth ... Read more...

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ICC decision to abolish runner disappointing: Gambhir


July 7th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India's opening batsman Gautam Gambhir said Thursday the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to abolish runners is disappointing.Gambhir said that batsman who are seriously ... Read more...

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Shoaib Akhtar has “psychological edge” over Tendulkar: Hanif Mohammad


March 29th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan should play pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar against India in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final if the Mohali wicket is not spin-friendly, as the Rawalpindi Express has a "psychological ... Read more...

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South Africa-New Zealand battle could be close: Botha


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) South Africa may be on a high after their scintillating performance in the World Cup group matches, but spinner Johan Botha feels their quarterfinal battle ... Read more...

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CWG table tennis: Soumyadeep shocks Henzell, India women out


October 12th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India's Soumyadeep Roy, Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj moved into the quarterfinals of the men's singles while women's challenge ended in the table tennis event ... Read more...

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CWG boxing: Suranjoy, Akhil, Amandeep storms into semis (Lead)


October 10th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Indian boxers Amandeep Singh, Akhil Kumar and Suranjoy Singh moved into the semi-finals in the Commonwealth Games while Dinesh Kumar lost in his quarterfinal match here Saturday.Suranjoy ... Read more...

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The Sania-Shoaib honeymoon is still on (Games Sidelights)


October 8th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Sania Mirza and Shoaib Mailk have been married for over six months. But seeing the Indian-Pakistani pair at the Commonwealth Games together clearly shows their honeymoon is ... Read more...

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CWG TT: Indian men cruise, women lose to Kiwis on opening day (Roundup)


October 4th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India had a mixed opening day in table tennis at the Commonwealth Games as the men toyed with island nation Vanuatu while the women lost one of ... Read more...

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Mikhail Youzhny wins Malaysian Open


October 4th, 2010 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4 (IANS) Russia's Mikhail Youzhny won the Malaysian Open men's singles title here Sunday, rallying from a set down to beat Kazakh Andrey Golubev 6-7 (7), 6-2, 7-6 (3).The ... Read more...

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Youzhny claims epic win to set US Open semi-final against Nadal


September 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 10(ANI): Russian 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny reached the US Open semi-finals for the second time with a grueling five-set win over Swiss 25th seed Stanislas Wawrinka.Youzhny came ... Read more...

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Federer erases doubts with battling win over Berdych


August 14th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (DPA) Roger Federer took a revenge win over the man who had beaten him twice this season, fighting from 2-5 down in the final set to overcome Tomas ... Read more...

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Rusty Davydenko to open for Russia; Spain without Nadal


July 8th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (DPA) Out-of-form Nikolay Davydenko starts the campaign for hosts Russia with an opening rubber against Argentine David Nalbandian after the draw Thursday for their Davis Cup World Group ... Read more...

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India Open: Chetan advances to quarters, Jayaram falls short


June 10th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) Eighth seeded Ajay Jayaram of India squandered an early lead and paid the price for wrong tactics as he went down to Malaysia's Chun Seang Tan who ... Read more...

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Daredevils-KKR will be a battle of equals: Shipperd


March 28th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Despite losing their last two matches at home, Delhi Daredevils are banking on playing before the home crowd to breathe life in their Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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After World Cup win, Aussies target Olympics gold


March 14th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Having won the hockey World Cup after 24 years, Australian captain Jamie Dwyer said they would now aim to win the gold at the 2012 London Olympics. Australian ... Read more...

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We lost to a superior side: German coach Weise


March 14th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) German hockey coach Markus Weise doffed his hat to the Australians after the defeat in the World Cup final Saturday, saying the Kookaburras had "everything to win" ... Read more...

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