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Manchester United voted most popular club


May 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A recent survey has found that England's Manchester United are the most popular football club with 659 million followers worldwide. The survey was carried out ... Read more...

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Mini Pune descends at Eden for SRK-Dada grudge match


May 5th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Going by the number of spectators wearing Pune Warriors jerseys, it seemed a mini Pune had descended at the Eden Gardens where their favourite team was ... Read more...

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Indian women cricketer Anjum Chopra trains with KKR


March 31st, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra is excited at being given the opportunity to train with the Indian Premier League franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders and says ... Read more...

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Indians in New Zealand thrilled over World Cup win


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton (New Zealand), April 3 (IANS) Amid whoops of joy, Indians in New Zealand took to the streets as soon as Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni hit a huge six to ... Read more...

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No pressure on Pak team ahead of semi-final clash against India: Afridi


March 29th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar 29 (ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi today said his team is not under any pressure for Wednesday's semi-final clash against India, as they were not the favourites to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s youth in high spirits during World Cup


March 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhiites as young as sixteen years have taken to alcohol in a big way during the ongoing cricket World Cup, says a survey by a ... Read more...

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Did Prince William skip his share of pub bill at stag party?


March 6th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): Prince William and his five pals reportedly enjoyed food at a London pub but only five of them contributed the bill.William zipped into London Wednesday on his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Parore


February 19th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 19 (ANI): Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore has said that India's deep batting line up and their ability to play spin better makes them one of the favourites ... Read more...

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India favourites to win World Cup: Lara


January 18th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) West Indian batting legend Brian Lara Tuesday said India are the favourites for the World Cup, beginning Feb 19 in the sub-continent but cautioned them about the ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber Megrahi speaks English with Scottish accent


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi reportedly has learnt English in Greenock Prison and spoke in Scottish accent when he telephone his friends in Scotland to talk about Rangers.The Daily ... Read more...

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Netherlands’ fans demonstrate against ‘Octopus Paul’ in Kerala


July 11th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11(ANI): Fans of the Netherlands team staged a protest in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, against the psychic 'Octopus Paul' for predicting their favourite team's defeat in the World Cup final.Fans, on Saturday, ... Read more...

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Spain or Holland … soccer fans in India await World Cup final


July 11th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Who will win, Spain or Holland? Football fans across the country are divided between the red corner for Spain and orange for Holland as they await the ... Read more...

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Waka Waka….. It’s Time For Africa in Meghalaya


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Waka Waka... It's Time For Africa. From young to old, the talk in Meghalaya is about World Cup soccer. The passion of the once-in-four years FIFA World Cup ... Read more...

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Katy Perry says World Cup is ruining Russell Brand romance


June 26th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): Katy Perry has revealed that the World Cup has ruined her romantic life with fiancee Russell Brand, as he spends most of his time following games on ... Read more...

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World Cup unites Africans studying in Delhi


June 17th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The 1,500- strong African student community here may be thousands of miles away as the FIFA World Cup unfolds in their continent for the first ... Read more...

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Kolkatans enjoy football, rain


June 13th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) As the mercury dipped with the monsoon arriving in West Bengal, the people of soccer-crazy Kolkata enjoyed the weekend playing football and watching the action at the FIFA ... Read more...

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Fans would give Asia Cup due attention despite football frenzy: Afridi


June 13th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.13 (ANI): Given the public frenzy for the FIFA World Cup, Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi still believes fans would give the upcoming Asia Cup in Sri Lanka due attention.Talking ... Read more...

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FIFA World Cup fever grips football lovers in India


June 12th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, June 12 (ANI): As football lovers around the world are feeling joyous over the start of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, the football fever has started to grip ... Read more...

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Mithun Chakroborty supports Spain for FIFA


June 9th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) National award winning actor Mithun Chakroborty, an avid football fan, is a die-hard supporter of Spain in the FIFA World cup, starting Friday in South Africa. "My favourite team ... Read more...

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Kolkata celebs gear up for FIFA World Cup


June 8th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) With the FIFA World Cup in South Africa only three days away, celebrities of this soccer-mad city are rescheduling their routine logbook to watch their favourite players and ... Read more...

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Kerala soccer fan paints Argentine colours on his auto rickshaw


June 1st, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Malappuram (Kerala), June 1 (ANI): A soccer fan from Kerala has painted his three-wheeled auto rickshaw in the blue and white stripes of the Argentina flag and offers free ride to those, ... Read more...

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Bhajji backs Brazil for the 2010 FIFA World Cup


May 26th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Indian offie Harbhajan Singh considers Latin American soccer powerhouse Brazil as his favourite team in the coming World Cup in South Africa. "I don't follow soccer too much. ... Read more...

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Gary Lineker to cook lunch if he loses soccer bet to wife Danielle Bux


May 10th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Retired English footballer Gary Lineker has made a soccer bet with his wife Danielle Bux that could land him in the kitchen next week cooking lunch if he ... Read more...

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Feature:Ode to Sachin: TV’s Hottest send their wishes to Cricket’s Finest


April 27th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): If Cricket is the biggest religion in our country, then this Sunday should count as the biggest religious festival, as all eyes will be on the ... Read more...

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Bollywood lends colour as IPL 3 ends with style (Lead)


April 25th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) It was a carnival, no less as a laser show, a bevy of Bollywood stars, dancers donning elaborate feathered headdresses and furs, stilt-walkers and a mini parade ... Read more...

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Footie fan flies from Oz to Britain only to miss game due to broken train!


March 20th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 20 (ANI): A football fan has revealed that he flew 10,000 miles from Australia to Britain to watch his favourite team play only to miss the game because of a ... Read more...

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Bollywood stars roots for favourite IPL teams


March 13th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is on and micro-blogging site Twitter is abuzz with posts from Bollywood personalities rooting for their favourite teams. Actor Rahul Bose posted ... Read more...

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Fear intensifies enjoyment of games, sporting outcomes


November 17th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Fear seems to intensify the enjoyment of games and sporting events, says a new study. Researchers studied fans of two college football teams as they watched the teams' annual ... Read more...

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Chandigarh police bust major cricket-betting racket, arrest four bookies


November 1st, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Nov 1(ANI): The Crime Branch of Chandigarh Police on Sunday said that it had cracked a major cricket-betting racket and arrested four bookies in the city.Addressing the media in Chandigarh, Superintendent ... Read more...

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Arsenal fan logs six million miles to watch his favourite team play


September 30th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.30 (ANI): Arsenal fan Nesan Sinnadurai, a self-employed IT consultant, reckons that since 1967, he has clocked up six million miles to watch the club play.The Sun quoted the Sri ... Read more...

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‘Retired’ Romario readies to return to football at 43


August 14th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (DPA) The well-publicised retirement of Brazilian superstar Romario turned out to be reversible. At 43, the former striker said he is planning to return to the pitch ... Read more...

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Barack Obama throws first pitch at 2009 All-Star game in St. Louis


July 15th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 15 (ANI): Barack Obama is one sporting president, and he gave a glimpse of his game recently by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch St. Louis Cardinals first ... Read more...

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Iran moving towards martial law, warns Khatami


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 21 (DPA) Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami Sunday warned that the country was moving towards martial law. "I am worried that security and military is gradually prevailing over the country's atmosphere," ... Read more...

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Renewed clashes in Tehran as Moussavi plans speech


June 15th, 2009 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 15 (DPA) With clashes continuing Sunday night on the streets in Tehran, Iran's opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi plans to make a speech to Iranians in the capital's Azadi (Freedom) square. Eyewitnesses ... Read more...

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For Bangalore, it was a royal let down by the Challengers


May 25th, 2009 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 25 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on India's tech hub late Sunday as the Royal Challengers failed by a whisker to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title ... Read more...

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