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Gayle wants birthday win against Australia


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) One of the most feared batsmen in the shortest form of cricket, Chris Gayle wants to celebrate his 33rd birthday with a victory when the West Indies ... Read more...

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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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India lose to Iran in Asia Cup basketball


September 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 14 (IANS) India went down to Iran 71-83 on the first day of fourth edition of the Asia Cup basketball here Friday.India did well to hustle the daylights ... Read more...

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Strange that World Cup winners need to qualify: Casillas


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), Sep 11 (IANS) Spain captain Iker Casillas says that as defending World Cup champions, it felt strange to battle in out in the qualifiers for the 2014 edition.Spain ... Read more...

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South Zone TT: Sharath, Shamini emerge champions


September 9th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 9 (IANS) Sharath Kamal and Shamini Kumaresan emerged the men's and women's singles champions at the Indian Oil Servo National Ranking South Zone Table Tennis Championships which concluded ... Read more...

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Russian city remembers plane crash victims


September 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian city of Yaroslavl has paid its respects to the 44 people killed in a plane crash that wiped out an entire hockey team ... Read more...

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Spain to face Saudi Arabia in World Cup warm-up


September 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) The Spanish national team is to prepare for the first game of their World Cup qualifying campaign when they entertain Saudi Arabia in the city of ... Read more...

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CSKA look to dominate AIK again


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky is expecting Swedish side AIK to sit back and defend despite needing at least a goal in the second leg ... Read more...

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Pankaj Advani beats former World No.1 Higgins


August 25th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Furth, Aug 25 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani proved his mettle on Day 2 of the European Tour 2 Paul Hunter Classic by winning three matches in the same day stamping ... 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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Manchester United sign Van Persie


August 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dutch striker Robin van Persie has signed a four-year contract with Manchester United, the club said Friday.The ex-Arsenal forward is likely to make his ... Read more...

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Arshavin jeers distracted Russia: Capello


August 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fans jeering Andrei Arshavin distracted the Russian team and surprised new coach Fabio Capello, the ex-England boss said.Capello's first game in charge of ... Read more...

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Krasnozhan replaces Petrescu at Kuban


August 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia B team coach Yuri Krasnozhan will replace ex-Chelsea player Dan Petrescu as coach of club side FC Kuban, team president Alexander Tkachev said Thursday.Petrescu announced ... Read more...

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Djokovic wins Rogers Cup, eyes US Open


August 13th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Serbia's defending champion Novak Djokovic won the Rogers Cup for a third time, defeating Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 in the men's singles final here.World ... 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 badminton: China sweeps men’s doubles titles


August 5th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China completed an unprecedented clean sweep of the badminton gold medals Sunday, winning the Olympic men's doubles final against Denmark in straight games.Cai Yun and ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: South Koreans take men’s doubles bronze


August 5th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea's Lee Yong Dae and Chong Jae Sung won bronze in the men's badminton doubles Sunday, beating Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien ... Read more...

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Chinese badminton head coach blames referee for player’s injury


August 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Chinese badminton head coach Li Yongbo accused Danish referee Torsten Berg of causing injury to Wang Xin in the bronze medal match against India's Saina Nehwal."When ... Read more...

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Olympics: Super Saina wins bronze, Manoj Kumar loses (Roundup)


August 5th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal Saturday when she bagged the bronze after her opponent, China's Xin Wang, retired hurt ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China win women’s doubles gold


August 5th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China won the badminton women's doubles gold here at the Olympics Saturday, despite the country's top seeds being thrown out for match-fixing, underlining their domination ... Read more...

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Can’t believe I won a medal: Saina Nehwal


August 5th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said she could not believe she won a medal after she was awarded the victory against Chinese Xin Wang here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Saina


August 4th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Saina Nehwal on her winning the bronze medal in women's Badminton at the 2012 London Olympics, a statement from ... 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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Saina deserved the medal for her sheer commitment, says father


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Saina Nehwal might have got lucky to win an Olympic bronze Saturday but she deserved the medal for her sheer commitment to the game, said her ... Read more...

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Saina would have won anyway: Gopichand


August 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Minutes after Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was awarded the women's singles bronze medal play-off against Xin Wang of China Saturday, mentor and coach Pullela Gopichand said ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Saina brings India third medal (Second Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Shuttler Saina Nehwal gave India its maiden Olympic medal in badminton after China's Xin Wang retired hurt from the bronze medal play-off despite winning the first ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wang retires to hand Saina badminton bronze (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India's Saina Nehwal won women's singles bronze in badminton Saturday when her opponent Wang Xin of China broke down with a knee injury after taking ... 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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Olympic table tennis: China’s Zhang Jike wins gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
London, August 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Zhang Jike beat fellow Chinese player Wang Hao for gold in Thursday's Olympic table tennis singles final.Zhang, the 24-year-old World Champion, closed it ... 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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Olympics badminton: Saina first Indian to reach semis (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal scripted history Thursday as she became the first Indian to reach the semifinals of the Olympics badminton event.The World No.5 defeated Danish ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kashyap, Saina bring joy (Intro Roundup)


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Saina Nehwal raised hopes with their scintillating displays to storm into the singles quarter finals on a mixed day for India ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: India’s Saina marches into quarters


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) On a day when the badminton world was shrouded with controversy, it was business as usual for India's Saina Nehwal as she cruised into the quarterfinals ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kashyap first Indian male shuttler in quarterfinals (India Roundup)


August 1st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap scripted history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to enter the singles quarterfinals at Olympics, but fancied archer Deepika Kumari suffered an opening ... 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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