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U.S. Open: Robson ousts Li Na


September 1st, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) British teen Laura Robson stunned Chinese ninth seed Li Na at the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows to book a fourth round ... Read more...

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Roach, Gayle fire West Indies to victory


July 30th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
North Sound (Antigua), July 30 (IANS/CMC) Kemar Roach put the chains in motion before Chris Gayle coolly navigated the West Indies to a nine-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first ... Read more...

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Sweden shocks France but still bows out at Euro 2012 (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 20 (IANS) The already out Sweden ended their Euro 2012 campaign on a high note by upsetting France 2-0 in the final round of Group D clash Tuesday.Zlatan ... Read more...

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Top seed Chen bows out of ITF meet


June 7th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, June 7 (IANS) Eighth seeded Kittiphong Wachiramanowong from Thailand pulled off the biggest upset of the competition by knocking out top seed Ti Chen (Chinese Taipei) 6-2, 7-6(5) ... Read more...

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Olympic gold medallist Chen Ying picks up World Cup title


May 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China's Olympic champion Chen Ying lifted the women's 25m pistol title in Munich's World Cup shooting event, the ISSF official website reported Friday.Chen shot the best ... Read more...

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England retain same side for Trent Bridge Test


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS/CMC) England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test against the West Indies, starting at Trent Bridge Friday.Chief selector Geoff Miller said he was pleased ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Royals thrash Kings XI Punjab by 43 runs (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, May 6 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals recorded their first victory after a string of four defeats with a convincing 43-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Serbia-Czech Republic in Fed Cup final


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic won their reverse singles matches to take Serbia into the Fed Cup final for the first time, beating Russia 3-2.Jankovic ... Read more...

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IPL: Knight Riders trample Royal Challengers (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tasted their first victory in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) late Tuesday, trampling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by ... Read more...

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India bow out of AFC Challenge Cup


March 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) India bowed out of the AFC Challenge Cup when they went down fighting to the Philippines 0-2 in their second encounter of the tournament here Sunday. ... Read more...

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Men’s hockey Olympic qualifier: Italy blank Singapore


February 24th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Italy beat Singapore 4-0 to record their first victory in the men's hockey Olympic qualifier at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Friday.Italy and ... Read more...

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Women’s hockey Olympic qualifier: Canada overcome resolute Poland


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Canada recorded their first victory in the women's hockey Olympic qualifier beating Poland 1-0 at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Wednesday.Canada started brightly and ... Read more...

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Men’s hockey Olympic qualifier: Poland beat Canada


February 19th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Poland recorded its first victory in the men's hockey Olympic qualifiers defeating Canada 3-2 in a hotly-contested match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka thrash Australia by eight wickets


February 17th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka recorded their first victory in the Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series, beating Australia by eight-wickets in a rain-marred match at Sydney Cricket Ground Friday.Australia were ... Read more...

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Defending champions Santos lose Libertadores opener


February 16th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 16 (IANS) In the first game of the Libertadores Cup football, defending champions Santos lost 1-2 on the road against Bolivia's Strongest FC. Before leaving for ... Read more...

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Dhoni relieved after India’s first ODI win overseas since June


February 8th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 8 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief after the World Champions won their first One-day International since June last year.India defeated Sri ... Read more...

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Mumbai FC stun Churchill Brothers 2-1


February 6th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai FC registered their first victory in seven matches when they dented Churchill Brothers' title hopes with an inspiring 2-1 win in a 19th round football ... Read more...

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Last-minute thrillers render Chelsea win, Arsenal loss


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Chelsea edged past Wolverhampton while Fulham stunned Arsenal in two thrilling matches played in the English Premier League -- with this loss Monday, the Gunners ... Read more...

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Rohit Sharma smashes 95, but India lose third ODI (Roundup)


December 6th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Rohit Sharma's valiant 95 went in vain as the West Indies defeated India by 16 runs in the third One-Day International here Monday and kept ... Read more...

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Rohit Sharma smashes 95, but India lose third ODI (Lead)


December 6th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Rohit Sharma's valiant 95 went in vain as the West Indies defeated India by 16 runs in the third One-Day International here Monday and kept ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods ends two-year title drought


December 5th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Champion golfer Tiger Woods put an end to his two-year title drought by winning the Chevron World Challenge here.He made birdies at 17 and 18 ... Read more...

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Djokovic struggles to beat Berdych, Murray loses to Ferrer


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic came from a set down to overcome Czech Tomas Berdych for his first victory at the ATP World Tour Finals, while ... Read more...

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Indian bags first gold in South Asian Beach Games


October 9th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 9 (IANS) India started its medal hunt in the inaugural South Asian Beach Games in Hambantota, claiming both the gold and silver medals in equestrian-tentpegging event.Nepal won the ... Read more...

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Strauss, Flower receive OBEs


October 5th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Test skipper Andrew Strauss and head coach Andy Flower received OBEs at Windsor Castle for guiding England to an Ashes victory in Australia last winter.Strauss and ... Read more...

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It was important to get back on track: Ranieri


September 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 25 (IANS) Inter Milan's new coach Claudio Ranieri said his side started on the right foot in their 3-1 away victory over Bologna Saturday.Ranieri took charge only Thursday ... Read more...

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Hat-trick of wins for Walavalkar


August 20th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Mumbai's Ameya Walavalkar and his Mars Racing team-mate R. Deepak (Chennai) capitalised on a mistake by pole-sitter S Narendran (TVS Girling) for a 1-2 finish ... Read more...

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Lucknow celebrates as Hazare leaves Tihar Jail


August 19th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Dancing to the beats of drums and singing patriotic songs amidst ecstatic shouts of "Anna nahin ye aandhi hai, aaj ka yug ka Gandhi hai (He ... Read more...

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Saina Nehwal in semifinal of Indonesia Open


June 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal moved into the semifinal of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton with a 21-19, 21-19 victory over Tine Baun of Denmark in ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: Pakistan beat India 3-1


May 11th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 11 (IANS) Pakistan came back from a goal down to beat India 3-1 in the Azlan Shah hockey tournament here Wednesday.Rupinder Pal Singh converted a peanlty corner ... Read more...

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Mary Kom wins gold at ASBC Asian Cup


May 9th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India's MC Mary Kom defeated Asian champion Kim Myong Sim 4-3 to win the gold in the 48 kg category at the ASBC Women's Boxing ... Read more...

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Junior Davis Cup: India beat Sri Lanka 3-0


April 20th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India registered their first victory in the junior Davis Cup with a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in the Asia-Oceania Junior Davis Cup at ... Read more...

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Hamilton ‘overwhelmed’ by first win since August


April 18th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Apr. 18 (ANI): A delighted Lewis Hamilton has said that he is overwhelmed by his first victory in Formula One since August last year.He paid tribute to McLaren's pit team after ... Read more...

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Kochi Tuskers overpower Mumbai Indians in pulsating tie (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene smashed 128 runs in their opening stand as Kochi Tuskers defeated Mumbai Indians by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium ... Read more...

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KKR will emerge stronger in upcoming matches of IPL: Shahrukh


April 12th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 12 (ANI): Expressing happiness over the team's first win, Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee owner, Shahrukh Khan, has said that he is confident of his team emerging ... Read more...

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We were hungry for a win: Gautam Gambhir


April 12th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) After clinching the first victory of the IPL season 4, Kolkata Knight Riders Captain Gautam Gambhir Monday said, his team was hungry for a win."Our ... Read more...

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