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Corluka’s health woes solvable: Lokomotiv coach


September 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lokomotiv Moscow coach Slaven Bilic Wednesday refuted reports that defender Vedran Corluka has chronic injuries that prevent him playing more than one match per week.The ... Read more...

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Cameroon football coach Lavagne fired


September 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon national football coach Denis Lavagne has been fired after serving for only three months, the local media reported.The decision Thursday came five days after the ... Read more...

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Four Indians in quarters of China Masters


September 13th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou (China), Sep 13 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Varma, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here Thursday. Gurusaidutt beat ... Read more...

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Jayaram packs off World No. 9 at China Masters


September 12th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou (China), Sep 12 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram outplayed World No.9 Kenichi Tago while his compatriot R.M.V. Gurusaidutt beat higher-ranked Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the men's singles opening round at ... Read more...

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Sluggish Bolt wins as sharp Blake also triumphs


September 8th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Sprint icon Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake scored contrasting victories to headline the season-ending Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting here.While Bolt coasted to ... Read more...

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US Open: Sharapova to face Azarenka in semis (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova survived a scare to beat 11th seed Marion Bartoli in the US Open women's singles quarterfinal here at ... Read more...

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Benfica sign Brazilian striker Lima


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Benfica has signed Brazilian striker Lima on a four-year contract from rival Portuguese top-flight club Braga.The deal was only announced Saturday after the clubs ... Read more...

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US Open: Vesnina upsets Peng


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Elena Vesnina of Russia stunned 32nd seed Peng Shuai to reach the second round of the US Open tennis with a straight-sets win here.Vesnina, ... Read more...

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Three Nepalis held for killing compatriot


August 27th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Three Nepalis have been arrested here for killing a compatriot, police said Monday.Shiv Raj, 28, Jang Bahadur, 23, and Dharam Pal, 43, were arrested from ... Read more...

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Jamaican trio wins but Fraser-Pryce beaten again


August 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 27 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican runners Nickel Ashmeade, Rosemarie Whyte and Kaliese Spencer took victories but compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce played second fiddle again to American Carmelita Jeter at the Birmingham Grand ... Read more...

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Olympic gold medallists’ encore at Hungarian athletics meet


August 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 21 (IANS) London Olympics gold medallists Sanya Richards-Ross, Krisztian Pars and Christian Taylor all won with ease at the Gyulai Memorial Athletic Meet here.Four-time Olympic and five time ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna in Cincinnati tennis quarters


August 17th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati, Aug 17 (IANS) Sixth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna moved into the men's doubles quarterfinal here at the Cincinnati Masters tennis after receiving a walkover.Dutch Robin Haase ... Read more...

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Domenech heads Kenya’s list for foreign football coach


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former head coach of France Raymond Domenech is being touted as the favourite among the final four short-listed candidates to take over the job of Kenya's ... Read more...

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Campbell-Brown eyes Rio 2016 despite London disappointment


August 14th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown says she is eyeing a fifth consecutive Olympics despite her disappointing outing at the London Games.The marquee sprinter captured bronze in the 100 metres ... Read more...

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Olympics: Chicherova soars to high jump gold for Russia


August 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Anna Chicherova won the Olympic gold medal in the women's high jump, clearing 2.05 metres for victory.Chicherova's triumph Saturday marks a Russian Olympic double ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: France’s Lavillenie soars to gold


August 11th, 2012 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's world and European pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie took the gold medal Friday with an Olympic record leap of 5.97 metres.World silver medallist Bjorn ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Indian wrestlers Amit Kumar, Narsingh Yadav out (India Intro Roundup)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) India's male wrestlers started their Olympic campaign on a disappointing note with both Amit Kumar and Narsingh Pancham Yadav crashing out of their respective weight categories ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Strombergs retains BMX gold medal


August 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Latvia's Maris Strombergs became the first Olympian to retain a BMX title with victory in the men's final Friday.The double World Champion won the first ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Amit’s bronze medal hopes alive, Yadav out (India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian wrestler Amit Kumar Olympic medal hopes are still alive as he qualified for the Repechage 2 of the 55kg category while his compatriot Narsingh Pancham ... Read more...

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Court slams failure to weed out Bangladeshi migrants


August 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday expressed concern over the central government's failure to act against nearly three crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are staying in the ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt warns Blake off 200m gold


August 8th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Repeat men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic: Zakharov breaks Chinese dominance for diving gold


August 8th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ilya Zakharov of Russia took diving gold in the men's three-metre springboard Tuesday, breaking 20 years of Chinese dominance in the event.The 21-year-old had the ... Read more...

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Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s one-two in 50 m pistol


August 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean shooters took the gold and silver in the men's 50 metre pistol at the London Olympics Sunday, with the top prize going to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Michael Phelps bids farewell


August 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The first Olympic medal came on a humid August night beneath the Athenian stars eight years ago, and the 22th - the last one for ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Li Xuerui beats No.1 Wang for gold


August 4th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Li Xuerui took gold in the women's badminton singles Saturday, beating compatriot Wang Yihan in three games to continue her winning finals record against ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kobe Bryant watches Federer win


August 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) National Basketball Association (NBA) star Kobe Bryant was in the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon in the Olympic Games to witness the longest three-set tennis ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer plays Murray in repeat of Wimbledon final (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Swiss World No.1 Roger Federer has survived a marathon semifinal in his quest to win a singles gold medal at the London Olympics tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay Kumar gives India second medal from the ranges (Second Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Army marksman Vijay Kumar gave India its second medal of the London Olympics, winning the silver in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol event after ... Read more...

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Phelps confirms retirement after London Olympics


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Swimming legend Michael Phelps, the most prolific Olympic medallist, has confirmed he would retire after the London Olympics."No more competitive swimming, no more club meets. ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: World No.1 Wang Yihan too good for Saina (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's dream of an Olympic gold was shattered Friday when she lost to a superior Wang Yihan of China in the women's singles semifinals. The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saina, Vijender within sniffing distance of a medal (Overall Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Saina Nehwal achieved a first by marching into Olympic badminton semifinals, while star boxer Vijender Singh is only a bout away from repeating his medal performance ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Saina creates history; Kasyhap’s dream run ends (Second Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Saina Nehwal scripted history as she became the first Indian to reach the semi-finals of Olympic badminton while compatriot Parupalli Kashyap went down in an impressive ... Read more...

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Phelps, Lochte showdown in 200m medley


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps has set up an enticing duel Thursday night with compatriot Ryan Lochte in the men's 200 metres individual medley.Both ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: Record-breaker Lu lifts gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Lu Xiaojun broke two of his own world records as he took the Olympic gold in the men's 77 kg weightlifting category here.Lu Xiaojun ... Read more...

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