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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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Olympics women’s hockey: China lose to Japan, miss making semis


August 7th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) China failed to reach the women's hockey semifinals at the London Olympics after losing to Japan 0-1 in the last round of group matches.China collected ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Menezes refutes Brazil gold medal pressure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has said his team is not feeling the pressure of aiming for the country's first Olympic football gold medal.Brazil will ... Read more...

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Bolt screams to Olympic 100m gold (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres Sunday, screaming to the line in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.The Jamaican collected his fourth ... Read more...

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Dutch star Seedorf scores first goal for Botafogo


August 5th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) Former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf scored his first goal since joining Botafogo as the Rio club rallied to beat Atletico Goias 2-1.Goalkeeper Marcio ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Coach worried about Liu Xiang’s foot injury


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The coach of 2004 Olympic hurdles champion Liu Xiang said here Friday that he is troubled about his ward's foot injury."His back problem is nothing to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Menezes warns Brazil about complacency against Honduras


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has warned his team about the dangers of complacency in Saturday's Olympic football quarterfinal match against Honduras.According to Menezes, Honduras deserves respect ... Read more...

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British boy falls to death in Malaysia


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A nine-year-old British boy has died after falling from a hotel window while holidaying in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.Matthew Hamer, of York, was a popular member ... Read more...

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All aspects of train fire to be probed: Railway Board chief


July 30th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) All aspects of the fire aboard Tamil Nadu Express Monday that left 32 dead and injured 27 will be probed in detail, said Railway Board chairman ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Tamil Nadu train fire


July 30th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of 35 people who were burnt alive in the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express and directed ... Read more...

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Four children killed as school bus-train collide


July 30th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) At least four school children were killed and nearly 20 injured when a local train collided with a school bus in Baba Bakala area of Punjab's ... Read more...

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Rs.5 lakh compensation for victims of Tamil Nadu train fire


July 30th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government Monday announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh each for the families of the dead in the Tamil Nadu Express blaze, in which some ... Read more...

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Train fire: Most passengers charred to death in sleep


July 30th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Most of them were fast asleep, while some were awake waiting to reach their destination in another three hours, when a ghastly fire cut short their ... Read more...

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Train fire: Majority of victims from Chennai


July 30th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Most of the victims of the train fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh early Monday were from Chennai, according to railway officials.Out of 72 passengers travelling ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia beats Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women's volleyball team beat Britain in straight sets in their opening Olympic group stage match here Saturday.Russia prevailed 25-19, 25-10, 25-16 against Britain, who ... Read more...

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Flamengo confirms interest in Dorival as new coach


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Brazilian football giants Flamengo have confirmed their interest in signing Dorival Junior as their new coach.Less than a day after sacking Joel Santana, Flamengo's ... Read more...

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We have a good chance of an Olympic medal: Diju


July 25th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) India's badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju, who will be playing mixed doubles with Jwala Gutta in the London Olympics, believes they have a good chance of ... Read more...

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Noida village bans tobacco sale, use


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Noida, July 22 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a village council in this Uttar Pradesh district Sunday decided to ban sale of tobacco products in the village and ... Read more...

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Riquelme does not deserve to play at Flamengo: Coach


July 21st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS) Flamengo coach Joel Santana has said that former Argentine international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme does not deserve to play with the Rio de Janeiro ... Read more...

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Mayookha’s coach yet to get clearance for London Games


July 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 21 (IANS) The coach of Mayookha Johny, India's star athlete who is competing at the London Olympics in triple jump, is yet to get clearance to accompany her ... Read more...

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Win international sports medal, get promoted


July 20th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games ... Read more...

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Maradona brands Riquelme traitor


July 19th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has branded Juan Roman Riquelme a traitor for leaving Boca Juniors, local media reported.Riquelme announced his decision to quit ... Read more...

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Chelsea’s 33 mn euro bid for Willian rejected


July 19th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk has reportedly rejected a 33 million euro bid from Chelsea for Brazilian winger Willian.The value exceeds the 32 million ... Read more...

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Krishna Poonia crosses the 63m barrier


July 18th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) India's top discus thrower Krishna Poonia gave herself something to cheer about ahead of the Olympics as she crossed the 63 metres mark in the Woodford ... Read more...

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Important to start well, says Dhoni


July 17th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday said it was important to be on the mark at the start of the season beginning with the One-day series ... Read more...

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Boca Juniors hint at signing Maradona as coach


July 16th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) Boca Juniors vice-president Juan Carlos Crespi has revealed club legend Diego Maradona could return to the Argentine outfit as coach.Maradona was last week sacked ... Read more...

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Junior squash: Unbeaten India top group


July 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 15 (IANS) India topped Group D with an all-win record as they beat both Australia and hosts Qatar 3-0 in the World junior squash team championship here.India, who ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to induct eight-coach trains to ease rush


July 15th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) To deal with the problem of over crowding, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will introduce trains with eight coaches by the end of this ... Read more...

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Hiddink hints at Anzhi exit


July 13th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Guus Hiddink suggested Friday that he does not plan to stay as coach of big spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the long term.Hiddink, 65, ... Read more...

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Basketballer seriously injured after slam dunk accident


July 13th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) A Brazilian under-22 basketballer was seriously injured when the backboard collapsed onto him during a training session in the capital Brasilia.David Henrique Conrado Meira ... Read more...

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Maradona wants to keep coaching UAE team


July 12th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 12 (IANS) Diego Maradona has said he would like to continue as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl team despite the club's announcement of his dismissal.Maradona, expected to ... Read more...

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Lokomotiv Moscow release Stanislav Ivanov


July 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lokomotiv Moscow have released Moldovan midfielder Stanislav Ivanov, the club said Wednesday.The 31-year-old has been a fringe player at best since joining from now-dissolved FC ... Read more...

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We should be back with a medal: Gopichand (Interview)


July 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is optimistic that the country's shuttlers will return home with at least one medal from the London Olympics. The five-member ... Read more...

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Russian football to pay tribute to flood victims


July 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A minute's silence is to be observed ahead of Monday's first round of football matches in the Russian second tier in honour of the 171 ... Read more...

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Arif sure of Saina bagging Olympics medal


July 8th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Former national chief badminton coach Syed Mohammed Arif believes India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal will win a medal at the London Olympics."I firmly believe that the ... Read more...

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