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‘Capello appointment will kill Russian coaching’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Appointing Italy's Fabio Capello as Russia coach would kill off Russian coaching, said former national team manager Valery Gazzaev.The Russian Football Union reportedly is in ... Read more...

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Guangzhou Evergrande denies Kaka move


July 5th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), July 5 (IANS) Chinese super league club Guangzhou Evergrande has denied any links with Brazilian and Real Madrid star Kaka, saying the club have no plan to make ... Read more...

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Fenerbahce president convicted over match-fixing


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) A Turkish court has convicted and sentenced Fenerbahce sports club president Aziz Yildirim to 75 months in prison on match-fixing charges.The court Monday also convicted several ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s street chess flourishes under busy flyover (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Rain or sun does not bother them, neither does the cacophonous traffic nor the incessant clamour of a packed city. Their dream is to get World ... Read more...

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Botafogo on verge of Seedorf deal


June 7th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) Botafogo is reportedly within days of an announcement on its pursuit of former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf.The 36-year-old's agent, Deborah Martin, is ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan asked to cut military spending


May 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) An India-Pakistan media conclave here has urged the two countries to cut their military expenditure and focus more on socio-economic development."Increasing tensions between India and ... Read more...

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Betis to tour China for first time


May 8th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Spanish La Liga football club Betis will tour China for the first time this summer. Club President Miguel Guillen explained that the club's first trip to ... Read more...

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No decision yet on Adriano, says Flamengo president


April 21st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, April 21 (IANS) Flamengo Football Club president Patricia Amorim says the club is still undecided about whether to re-sign troubled striker Adriano.Amorim also said there was no ... Read more...

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Inter Milan sack manager Ranieri


March 27th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS) Inter Milan sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, according to a statement released by the Serie A club."President Massimo Moratti and Internazionale wish to thank Claudio Ranieri and ... Read more...

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Luis Fabiano’s regret revealed


March 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 25 (IANS) Sao Paulo striker Luis Fabiano confessed that he regrets not having played for one of Europe's biggest teams.The 31-year-old striker left Sao Paulo ... Read more...

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Barcelona look to close gap with Madrid


March 15th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 15 (IANS) Second placed Barcelona will look to close the 10-point gap with Real Madrid when they visit Sevilla Saturday in the 27th round of the Spanish Primera ... Read more...

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Brazil’s Corinthians keen on building team in China


March 1st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 1 (IANS) Corinthians football club president Mario Gobbi has shown interest in creating a team in China.With the arrival of Chinese striker Chen Zhizhao, the club ... Read more...

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Corinthians win in Adriano’s season debut


February 19th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) Making his debut in the 2012 season, Adriano aided in Corinthians' 1-0 win over Sao Caetano in the eighth round of the Sao Paulo ... Read more...

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Bebeto joins Brazil’s organising committee for 2014 World Cup


February 18th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Amidst widespread rumours of Ricardo Teixeira stepping down as president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF), soccer legend Bebeto was named in Brazil's ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho in hot water at Flamengo


January 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 19 (IANS) Flamengo head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has given the club an ultimatum that he would resign unless former Brazilian star Ronaldinho Gaucho is released. The ... Read more...

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Inter Milan made bid for Tevez, says club president


January 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti confirmed Monday that they have made a 25-million euro bid for Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez.The Nerazzurri are back in ... Read more...

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An honour to be compared with Bhaichung: Sunil Chhetri


January 6th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Star Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri Friday said it was an "honour" for him to be compared with former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia and it would be ... Read more...

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Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern signs Polish lad


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 2 (IANS) German Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern announced Sunday the signing of highly-regarded Poland Under-20 international Jakub Swierczok from Polish second division outfit Polonia Bytom.The 19-year-old signed a three-and-a-half ... Read more...

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Mumbai media delegation invited to Pakistan


November 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) A 22-member Indian media goodwill delegation will leave for Pakistan Nov 14 on a week-long tour, a Mumbai Press Club official said here Friday.The delegation, led ... Read more...

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Two tough defences as Barca host Sevilla


October 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Two of the tightest defences in Spanish football will go head to head when FC Barcelona entertain Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium Saturday night.Barcelona ... Read more...

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No plans to change coach for Fed Cup performance: Mohun Bagan


September 29th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Famed soccer club Mohun Bagan Thursday claimed it has no intention to sack chief coach Stephen David Darby because of the outfit's poor show in the ... Read more...

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Real Madrid prepare to take on Ajax in Champions League


September 26th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Real Madrid will have another chance to calm the atmosphere surrounding the club when the Spaniards take on Ajax in their first home Champions League match ... Read more...

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Hopping from Germany to galaxy to Kashmir at Puja pandals


September 18th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Hopping around Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata this year could take you on a tour of Germany, Kashmir and even planets and asteroids! With budgets ... Read more...

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Barcelona plans to increase Camp Nou capacity by 10,000


September 8th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spanish and European Champions FC Barcelona are considering reforming their famous Camp Nou Stadium to increase its capacity and allow a further 10,000 football fans to ... Read more...

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Spanish clubs move to end domination of big two


September 7th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 7 (IANS) Spanish football club Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido has said he is meeting every club president in the Primera Liga, with the exception of those ... Read more...

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Mamata regrets country’s poor soccer standards (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday regretted the poor standards of Indian football, as she was given honorary life membership of Mohun Bagan at ... Read more...

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Mamata made Mohun Bagan’s honorary life member


July 29th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was Friday given honorary life membership of Mohun Bagan at a programme celebrating the centenary of the club's historic ... Read more...

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After Mahindra, now JCT disbands football club


June 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Corporates are washing their hands of Indian football. After Mahindra and Mahindra, now JCT has decided to wind up its Phagwara-based popular club for, ... Read more...

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Scribe’s murder: Media mulls boycotting Chavan, Patil


June 16th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) In an effort to build up pressure on the Maharashtra government to hand over the Jyotirmoy Dey murder case to the CBI, Mumbai media is ... Read more...

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Journalist’s murder: Scribes on relay hunger strike


June 15th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Over 50 Mumbai mediapersons Wednesday launched a one-day relay hunger strike protesting the Maharashtra government's refusal to hand over the probe into the murder of journalist ... Read more...

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Chavan rules out CBI probe, media threaten stir on scribe killing


June 13th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Media organisations in Mumbai Monday toughened their stand and threatened to launch an agitation after June 15 as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan rejected a Central ... Read more...

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Royal Emirates Group buys Spanish soccer club


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS/EFE) The Dubai-based Royal Emirates Group investment firm confirmed Thursday the purchase of Spanish first division soccer club Getafe, which is to be renamed "Getafe Team Dubai".The ... Read more...

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French club president suspended over bid to buy Messi


March 11th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): The president of a French village side has been suspended for six months over a bid to sign Bracelona's ace playmaker Lionel Messi.Cédric Enjolras, the president of FC ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia ‘deliberately stalling’ review of Ashes loss


February 21st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 21 (ANI): Cricket Australia is said to be 'deliberately stalling' the review of Australia's disastrous Ashes campaign which is unlikely to be completed in time for their next Test series.Six ... Read more...

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Cantona joins New York Cosmos to make football comeback


January 19th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 19(ANI): Former France and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is set to make a return to football as the Director of Soccer at New York Cosmos.Cantona's role will ... Read more...

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