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We can go all the way: Chris Gayle


September 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has backed the West Indies to reach the final of the World Twenty20 Championship beginning Sep 18.The big-hitting left-hander, the hottest commodity in ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho ready to face former Milan teammate Seedorf


August 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said he will put his friendship with Clarence Seedorf aside when the former AC Milan teammates meet in Brazil's ... Read more...

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German coach rejects Euro 2012 criticism by media


August 14th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Germany's coach Joachim Loew has criticised the media coverage as "tiresome" and "unrewarding" after his side's 1-2 loss to Italy at the Euro 2012 semi-finals.The 52-year-old ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Brazil captain Silva wary of South Korea


August 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil football captain Thiago Silva said Sunday his team will ignore its status as favourites in Tuesday's Olympic semi-final against South Korea at Old Trafford.Brazil ... Read more...

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Olympics: China’s Lei Sheng wins foil gold


August 1st, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Chinese fencer Lei Sheng beat Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt 15-13 to win the men's foil gold Tuesday.The 28-year-old Chinese, who beat top seed Valerio Aspromonte and ... Read more...

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Mexican diving duo eye gold at Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Mexican diver Ivan Garcia believes he and his partner German Sanchez can overcome the Chinese challenge to take the gold medal in the 10-metre platform synchronized ... Read more...

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Marcelinho an Olympic rookie at 37


July 16th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) He may be at an age when most elite athletes have retired, but Brazilian basketballer Marcelinho's Olympic career is only just beginning.The 37-year-old will ... Read more...

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Windies will win series if they win opener, says Bravo


July 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies vice-captain Dwayne Bravo says the Caribbean side needs to break its worrying trend of slow starts to series if it is to beat ... Read more...

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‘West Indies favourites for T20 World Cup’


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that the West Indies will be the team to beat in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup which kicks off in Sri ... Read more...

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Spain, Germany favourites for Euro: Dwight Yorke


June 26th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke backed either Spain or Germany to take home the Euro 2012 trophy."Spain are the favourites but Germany are not ... Read more...

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Alonso sends Spain past France, into Euro 2012 semis


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning champions Spain a 2-0 Euro 2012 quarterfinal victory over France Saturday, setting up a semifinal against Portugal.Alonso celebrated ... Read more...

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Yuvraj eyes a comeback at T20 World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 20 (IANS) Indian cricketer Yuvraj is in no mood to rush his comeback into the national side after undergoing cancer treatment. However, he hopes to be fit for ... Read more...

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Cold reception for ‘Oranje’ in the Netherlands


June 19th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 19 (IANS) The Dutch national football team returned home Monday after their inglorious exit at Euro 2012 and were treated with boos when they arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol ... Read more...

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Carroll hails ‘great’ England


June 16th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Carroll has hailed the "great" England performance that saw his side narrowly scrape past Sweden 3-2 in their Euro 2012 encounter here.The Liverpool ... Read more...

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Mamata meets Sonia to discuss presidential poll


June 13th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss who would be the United Progressive Alliance's choice for the ... Read more...

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France played much better than England, says Evra


June 12th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 12 (IANS) French defender Patrice Evra feels his team played better than England in the 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 football opener at the Donbass Arena.The ... Read more...

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Adam Levine loves British game shows


June 10th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine loves British game shows like "Deal or No Deal" and "Countdown".The 33-year-old admits that programmes fronted by Noel Edmonds and Nick ... Read more...

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Portugal can be a surprise, says Cristano Ronaldo


June 9th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS) Portugal's top star Cristano Ronaldo believes that his side has the capacity to upset the tournament favourite Germany in the Group B opening match here ... Read more...

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Champions League defeat a thing of past: Thomas Muller


June 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ahead of his country's Euro 2012 campaign, Germany's attacking midfielder Thomas Muller said Friday he had banished the memory of the Champions League ... Read more...

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Russia lack the pace to be a top team: Arshavin


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russians lack the pace to be considered Euro 2012 favourites, captain Andrei Arshavin said Friday.Dick Advocaat's side kick-off their Group A campaign late ... Read more...

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Euros riding high on Spain


June 7th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Britain's top betting sites Ladbrokes and William Hill have tipped World Cup champions Spain to defend their Euro crown by giving them odds of 11/4.Germany (3/1) ... Read more...

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De Niro, Stallone in talks for ‘Grudge Match’


June 1st, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Actors Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are officially in talks to star in boxing movie "Grudge Match".The pair are the hot favourites of director ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah: India beat Malaysia to keep alive hopes


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 28 (IANS) Five-time champions India kept alive their hopes in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament with a 3-2 win over hosts Malaysia here Monday.India, who ... Read more...

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We are Champions League favourites: Tiwary


May 28th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Crowing with delight at Kolkata Knight Riders finishing champions in the Indian Premier League (IPL), batsman Manoj Tiwary said Monday they would start favourites at the ... Read more...

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Services face Kerala in Santosh Trophy semis


May 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cuttack, May 24 (IANS) Services and Kerala will square off in the semi-final of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Barabati Stadium here Friday.With tournament favourites ... Read more...

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‘Hillary visiting Kolkata as Mamata government US’ favourite’


May 6th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Former West Bengal chif minister and Marxist leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday took a dig at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the city, ... Read more...

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Brazil hope to end Olympic judo medal drought in London


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 2 (IANS) Brazil will be hoping to end a 20-year Olympic gold medal drought at the London Games.For the first time in Olympic history, Brazil will ... Read more...

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Adapt to English conditions to win: Walsh to Windies


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), May 2 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh believes the West Indies can be successful in England if they are consistent and quickly adapt to the local conditions.The West ... Read more...

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Underwood likes variety in music


April 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Singer Carrie Underwood loves different kind of music and doesn't confine herself to listening to or playing only one type of music."I grew up listening ... Read more...

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No problem batting in any position: Naman Ojha


April 28th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha, who recently relinquished his opening spot to Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene, Saturday said he had no problems batting ... Read more...

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We have to stay alert against Sporting Clube: Armando


April 14th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 14 (IANS) Dempo have opened a seven-point lead at the top of the table and are overwhelming favourites to regain the title. But coach Armando Colaco said Sporting ... Read more...

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India relegated to Group II after Davis Cup loss (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Namangan (Uzbekistan), April 7 (IANS) India were relegated to Group II in Asia/Oceania after Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were stunned by Murad Inoyatov and Denis Istomin in the ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: Uzbekistan take 3-0 lead against India


April 7th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Namangan (Uzbekistan), April 7 (IANS) Murad Inoyatov and Denis Istomin stunned Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna in the key doubles tie Saturday as Uzbekistan took an unassailable 3-0 lead ... Read more...

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Spain humble ahead of Davis Cup tie


April 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Alex Corretja, the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup tennis team, said Wednesday that his side would approach its quarterfinal tie against Austria with humility.The ... Read more...

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Milan can reach Champions League final, says coach


March 17th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 17 (IANS) AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri has said his side has a golden chance to progress to the final of the Champions League if they ... Read more...

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