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Bhupathi-Bopanna dropped from Davis Cup team


August 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Saturday decided to drop Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from the Davis Cup team that will take on ... Read more...

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Brazil select 22 players for Olympic football squad


July 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Porto striker Hulk, AC Milan's Thiago Silva and Real Madrid defender Marcelo were included as the three over-age players in Brazil's 22-man Olympic ... Read more...

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Netherlands can repeat success of 1988, says Muhren


June 7th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 7 (IANS) Arnold Muhren, who helped the Netherlands win the 1988 European Football Championship, says the new Dutch generation can repeat the feat in the 2012 edition ... Read more...

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Spears battling attention deficit disorder?


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears is apparently suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADAH), a kind of developmental disorder.The 30-year-old, who is currently judging auditions of ... Read more...

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Windies can impress but Shiv needs to bat higher, says Lara


May 17th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS/CMC) Batting legend Brian Lara has predicted a tough England series for the West Indies and says veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul needs to bat higher in the team ... Read more...

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Former England skipper Stewart gives Sammy high marks


May 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS/CMC) Former England skipper Alec Stewart has praised the development of the West Indies side under current skipper Darren Sammy.Stewart, who captained his country in 15 of his ... Read more...

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Pakistan expected to struggle in Asian Squash


April 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan's inexperienced team will struggle and have slim chances to defend their title of Asian squash team championship scheduled to be held next month in Kuwait, ... Read more...

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Sienna Miller quits fashion label as Creative Director


January 26th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah have announced their stepping down from the fashion label Twenty8Twelve. The two are the creative directors of the company. They have ... Read more...

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Windies batsmen can play spin: A team coach


November 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua) Nov 4 (IANS/CMC) West Indies A-team coach Hendy Springer has railed against conventional wisdom that the current stock of batsmen lack competence to play spin.Springer, a former Barbados ... Read more...

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Pakistan leave for UAE to play against Sri Lanka


October 15th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Pakistani cricket team departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday to play a bilateral series against Sri Lanka, starting with the first Test Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Ponting to play in Tasmania’s Sheffield Shield opener


October 8th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Defending Sheffield Shield champions Tasmania will be bolstered by the presence of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting when they take on Western Australia in the season-opener ... Read more...

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Argentinian stars have a long affair with Kolkata


September 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Even as a football mania grips Kolkata over the arrival of Messi-led Argentine football stars, oldtimers recall their rendezvous with the blue-and-white team 27 years ... Read more...

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Ganguly criticises India for being under-prepared


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said the current team was under-prepared and asked the players to "put their bodies on the line" if they ... Read more...

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With Fletcher, it’s advantage India: Bell


July 18th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) England batsman Ian Bell believes that the presence of Duncan Fletcher as coach will be a huge advantage for India in the forthcoming four-match Test series ... Read more...

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Players’ choice to play for country or club: Kapil Dev


May 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Cricket legend Kapil Dev said Sunday that it was entirely up to the cricketers to decide whether they want to play for their country or ... Read more...

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Ponting’s captaincy has exceeded its due date: Charlesworth


March 27th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 27 (ANI): Ricky Ponting's captaincy has exceeded its due date because there is no adequate replacement, according to hockey great and former first-class cricketer Ric Charlesworth.He further said it is ... Read more...

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Aaqib Javed defends Pak’s World Cup strategy


March 19th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan assistant coach Aaqib Javed has defended the team's strategy in the ongoing World Cup over criticism that they are playing a bowler short.Former captains Imran Khan and Wasim ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on proteins in brain fluids


March 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building it.The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer and stem cells.Before ... Read more...

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Australian team is worse than crisis-stricken Pakistan: Ganguly


February 20th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 20 (ANI): Taking a swipe at Australia ahead of their World Cup opener against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has labeled Ricky Ponting's side worse than crisis-stricken ... Read more...

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Dhoni says Team India is up for the World Cup


February 10th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): Indian cricket captain Mahender Singh Dhoni has said the Team is set for the world cup.He said the current team has the potential to lift the trophy ... Read more...

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Be aggressive as captain, ruthless as batsman, Kapil Dev tells Dhoni


February 7th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India's only World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has some advice for Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Be aggressive as a captain and get back that ... Read more...

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England’s supremacy can last for years, says Boycott


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2(ANI): Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott believes that the Andrew Strauss-led England team's supremacy in Test cricket can last for years.Boycott's comment comes after England took an unassailable 2-1 ... Read more...

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South Africa coach reminds India of their poor record


December 13th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) India's Test series with South Africa beginning at Centurion Thursday spiced up with the home coach Corrie Van Zyl reminding the visitors of their poor record here ... Read more...

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Kiwis need a string of wins to turn poor one-day form around: Richardson


December 6th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 6(ANI): Former New Zealand cricketer Mark Richardson reckons that the Black Caps don't just need a win, but they need a string of wins to turn their poor one-day ... Read more...

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Latif backs Afghanistan to gain Test status


November 27th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 27(ANI): Afghanistan coach Rashid Latif has said that Test status for his team could prove vital for development of the game in the war-torn country.Latif, a former Pakistan wicketkeeper, also ... Read more...

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Emerging Kiwi star Williamson found Indian bowling taxing


November 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov. 8 (ANI): Emerging New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said he found the Indian attack quite taxing while making his debut century under trying circumstances for the team."It ... Read more...

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Afridi hopeful of positive end to spot-fixing saga


October 11th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan's one-day and T20 captain Shahid Afridi hopes that the three cricketers reportedly involved in spot-fixing will come out clean in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ... Read more...

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Ashes hype will not distract bid to upstage top ranked test team India: Ponting


August 24th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 24(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is confident that the hype around the upcoming Ashes series will not distract his team ahead of October's tour of India.The Australian team is currently ... Read more...

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Salman Butt has more faith in ‘young guns’ than recalled Yousuf’s miracle cure


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2(ANI): Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has criticised the inclusion of former captain Mohammad Yousuf for rest of the Test series against England, saying that the team needs stability rather than ... Read more...

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50-50 chance for Australia in Ashes: Steve Waugh


July 28th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Australian great Steve Waugh said Wednesday that both England and Australia have equal chance of winning the Ashes cricket series starting in November. The former captain admitted ... Read more...

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Brazil missed Ronaldinho, Adriano at World Cup: Branco


July 16th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Former Brazilian football star Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal, popular as Branco, Friday said he would have included Ronaldinho in the World Cup squad. "Had I been the Brazilian coach, ... Read more...

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Afridi says will have zero tolerance to politics ruining dressing room’s atmosphere


May 28th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 28 (ANI): Newly appointed Pakistan Test captain Shahid Afridi is in no mood to tolerate any politics inside the dressing room, and has said that those making the atmosphere 'dirty' ... Read more...

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Afridi wants former skipper Younis Khan to be his deputy


May 27th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 27 (ANI): Newly appointed Pakistan Test captain Shahid Afridi wants former skipper Younis Khan as his deputy during the upcoming Asia Cup and the 'home' Test series in England."Afridi believes ... Read more...

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‘New look’ England squad has potential to defend Ashes Down Under: Pietersen


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that the new look Three Lions squad has the potential to defend the Ashes in Australia under coach Andy Flower and captain Andrew ... Read more...

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Ex Pak greats horrified over PCB’s ‘vindictive’ stance that led to Younis’ ‘retirement’


March 31st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.31 (ANI): Former Pakistani cricketers have blasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for ill-treating prolific middle order batsman Mohammed Yousuf, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in protest against ... Read more...

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