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Sindhu knocks out London gold winner out of China Masters (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou, Sep 14 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu played the match of her life to knock London Olympics gold winner Li Xuerui out of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: Yuki gives India 1-0 lead


September 14th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Yuki Bhambri fought back from two sets down to give India a 1-0 lead against New Zealand on the opening day of the Davis Cup ... Read more...

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Reigning champion Dortmund defeat Bremen in season opener


August 25th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dortmund, Aug 25 (IANS) The 50th Bundesliga kicked-off as defending champion Borussia Dortmund defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 owing to the winner by substitute Mario Goetze, at the Signal Iduna Park ... Read more...

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Mehta gets better of White


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian cueist Aditya Mehta won the third round match at the qualifying stages of the International Open Snooker Tournament here with a thrilling 6-5 win over ... Read more...

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Dipika loses in semis of Australian Open squash


August 18th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) After becoming the first Indian to reach the semi-final of a Gold Series event, Dipika Pallikal lost out to England's World No.4 Laura Massaro in five ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Germany beats Brazil for its maiden gold


August 10th, 2012 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink gave Germany its first Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball Thursday, beating the World No. 1 pair of Brazil's Alison ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: Gold for Chinese men’s team


August 9th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's men's table tennis team put in a dominating performance to take gold Wednesday, thrashing South Korea in the final.With the latest win in table ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: India’s Manoj Kumar knocked out


August 5th, 2012 - 4:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian boxer Manoj Kumar was knocked out of the 2012 London Olympics after he lost his 64kg pre-quarterfinal bout to Great Britain's Tom Stalker at the ... Read more...

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Ghadge leads ‘Star Blue’ into Mumbai billiards semis


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Sunil Ghadge snatched the decider with exquisite shots to lead Central Railway Mumbai Institute 'Star Blue' into the semifinals of The Zarine and Yazdi Daruvala Charitable ... Read more...

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CCI, Park Club in Mumbai billiards quarters


August 1st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) CCI 'Billiards Boys' and Park Club 'Samurais' fashioned exciting wins to storm into the quarter-finals of The Zarine and Yazdi Daruvala Charitable Trust Mumbai Billiards League ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Kashyap enters quarters, creates history (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created history by becoming the first Indian male player to enter the singles quarter-finals at Olympics, defeating Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne in three ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Saina in pre-quarters, Jwala, Ashwini win (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Victories for Saina Nehwal in the women's singles and Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa in the doubles capped of a brilliant day for the Indian badminton ... Read more...

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Azarenka digs deep to beat Begu at Olympics


July 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus dropped a set before beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu to move into the second round of the women's tennis singles ... Read more...

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Sania-Rushmi crash out of Olympic tennis


July 29th, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian women's doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakarvarthi were knocked out of the tennis competition of the 2012 London Olympics by Chia-Jung Chuang and ... Read more...

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Federer survives scare at Olympics


July 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Roger Federer was forced to dig deep to avoid a first-round Olympic tennis tournament exit Saturday after stiff resistance from Colombia's Alejandro ... Read more...

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Youngsters impress in all-India snooker


July 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Sparsh Pherwani, Harmehr Mago and Karan Chuganee went down in their round one matches but not before leaving their mark on day one of the Shyam ... Read more...

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Mahesh, Anaka bow out of world junior squash


July 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 11 (IANS) Indian challenge in the World Junior Individual Squash Championship ended as Mahesh Mangaonkar and Anaka Alankamony lost their matches to Egyptian stars in the quarter-finals here.Mangaonkar ... 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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Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Serena Williams overcame a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.The American, a ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out of Wimbledon


July 4th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek along with the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men's ... Read more...

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Roma secures Brazilian defender Castan


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Brazilian centre-back Leandro Castan has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract with Italian Serie A club Roma.Castan will join the Giallorossi later this week ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sharapova knocked out; Williams survives scare (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) World No. 1 Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon Monday with a humbling fourth round straight-sets defeat to 15th seeded German Sabine Lisicki.Lisicki, who lost ... Read more...

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Williams survives scare to beat Shvedova


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams fended off a second set comeback to defeat wild card Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

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Defeat no tragedy, it’s just a match: Nadal


June 29th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock second-round defeat to 100th-ranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon.The Spanish second seed looked ... Read more...

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Kvitova survives scare to reach Wimbledon second round (Second Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (RIA Novosti) Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stretched by Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova before winning her women's singles first round match here Tuesday.Rain stopped play for around 25 ... Read more...

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Schiavone fights back to oust Robson (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was forced to fight back from a set down to beat British youngster Laura Robson in the Wimbledon tennis ... 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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Paddler Harmeet Desai wins Brazil Open


June 17th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Harmeet Desai defeated Belgian Cedric Nuytin 4-2 to win the under-21 men's final of the Brazil Open table tennis tournament in Santos.The intense final Saturday ... 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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Welbeck on wonder goal: I knew it was coming


June 16th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England striker Danny Welbeck had practised the pirouette back-flick that gave his country a vital 3-2 win over Sweden in Friday's Euro 2012 Group D ... Read more...

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Saina pockets Thailand Open title


June 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 10 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal waged a tough battle against local hope Ratchanok Inthanon to win the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton event here Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Vardhan, Balaji in title round of ITF meet


June 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore June 8 (IANS) Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji virtually snatched victories from the jaws of defeat in the semi-finals to set up a title clash in the $10,000 ... Read more...

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Vardhan, Balaji in title round of ITF meet


June 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore June 8 (IANS) Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji virtually snatched victories from the jaws of defeat in the semi-finals to set up a title clash in the $10,000 ... Read more...

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Sharapova beats Kvitova to enter French Open final (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova reached her first French Open final Thursday after a comfortable straight-sets win over world No. 4 Petra Kvitova. The Russian will ... Read more...

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Errani beats Stosur to reach French Open final


June 7th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Sara Errani upset reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur in the French Open semi-final Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final.Errani held on ... Read more...

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