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Argentina face Paraguay in World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (IANS) Argentina will be looking to strengthen their qualification chances for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when they face Paraguay in South American qualifying ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Late strike gives Canada bronze


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stoppage-time goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women's football medal with a 1-0 victory over France in Thursday's bronze medal match ... Read more...

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Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs


August 6th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs has said he was deeply hurt with the performance of the eight-time Olympic champions in the 2012 London Games and ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India suffer another reverse, lose 1-3 to Kiwis


August 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand chalked up a 3-1 win over India who thus slid to their second defeat in as many matches in the Olympic men's hockey competition ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Valiant Indians go down 2-3 to the Netherlands (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Eight time winners India gave tough fight to much higher ranked Netherlands before going down 2-3 in their opening London Olympic Games pool B men's hockey ... Read more...

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Hockey India signs 28 domestic players for pro-league


June 8th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Top Indian forwards Shivendra Singh, Tushar Khandekar and Yuvraj Walmiki, besides 25 others, signed up for the inaugural cash-rich professional league of Hockey India (HI) ... Read more...

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Why we should all be walking backwards for our health (The Funny Side - IANS has introduced a weekly column by Hong Kong-based humour writer Nury Vittachi)


June 8th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Want to get ahead? Just back up. The ancient Chinese tradition of walking backwards for health is spreading like wildfire around the world. More than 20 countries have set up ... Read more...

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Portugal lose last friendly before the Euro 2012


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, June 3 (IANS) One week before their match against Germany in the Euro 2012, the Portuguese national football team lost to Turkey 1-3 in a friendly here.For the Portuguese, ... Read more...

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Junior Asia Cup: India beaten by Malaysia in semis


May 10th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Malacca (Malaysia), May 10 (IANS) India lost 0-2 to Malaysia in the semi-final of the 7th Junior Men's Asia Cup Hockey Tournament played at the MBM Hockey Stadium here Thursday.India ... Read more...

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India women go down to New Zealand in four-nation meet


April 12th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 12 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team Thursday went down fighting 1-2 to hosts New Zealand in their opening match of the Four-Nation Tournament at the Harbour Hockey ... Read more...

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Assocham wants laws on securities contract amended


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry lobby Assocham Sunday urged the government to revamp rules governing forward and option contracts in securities for a healthy financial sector in the country."No ... Read more...

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East Bengal in IFA Shield final


March 13th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 13 (IANS) Riding on a first half strike by Tolgey Ozbay, East Bengal scraped into the final of the IFA Shield football tournament for the 40th time with ... Read more...

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WSH: Marines gun down Lions


March 9th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) Mumbai Marines completed a successful swing through the south by handing out a 2-1 defeat to Karnataka Lions here Thursday to jump five spots to the ... Read more...

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Karan stars in Bhopal Badshahs win in WSH


March 5th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Three snap goals in the third quarter carried Bhopal Badshahs to a 3-1 win against hosts Karnataka Lions in the World Series Hockey league here Monday.Striker ... Read more...

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WSH: Pune Strykers beat Delhi Wizards in an away game


March 4th, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Penalty corner expert Gurpreet Singh's late conversions steered Pune Strykers to an impressive 3-1 win over Delhi Wizards in the third and last match on ... Read more...

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A dignified genius, say Manna’s contemporaries


February 27th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Sailen Manna's contemporaries Monday hailed the legendary Indian footballer as one who combined on-field toughness of a defender with dignity and ability to intimidate the opponents ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic qualifier: Final can be tight, but India should win (Preview)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) By design or by accident, India are playing France Sunday in a match that matters the most in the men's hockey qualifiers here for the ... Read more...

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Women’s hockey Olympic qualifier: India beat Italy


February 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team scraped past Italy 1-0 in their last pool match here Friday to take on South Africa in Saturday's final of ... Read more...

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We are improving with each game: Nobbs (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team coach Michael Nobbs was happy with the clinical performance against France here Tuesday and said a different game will be played ... Read more...

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Penalty corners a concern for women’s hockey team: Coach


February 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar Tuesday was happy with the team's 3-0 win over Poland in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers but was concerned ... Read more...

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India’s attacking hockey pleases Ajit Pal, Zafar


February 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's free-flowing attacking hockey in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers has pleased the likes of legendary captains Zafar Iqbal and Ajit Pal Singh.They, however, feel ... Read more...

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Indian women’s hockey coach rues missing three points


February 18th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar rued missing several scoring opportunities and thereby splitting points with lowly Ukraine in their opening match in the 2012 ... Read more...

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Odafa rescues Mohun Bagan again in I-League


February 11th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Odafa Okolie proved the savior yet again for Mohun Bagan as they registered a 2-1 victory over Mumbai FC in the 20th round of I-League football ... Read more...

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Chirag United challenge for Air India


February 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 11 (IANS) Air India would probably be playing their last home match of this season at the Balewadi Sports Complex, when they take on Chirag United Kerala in ... Read more...

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Padma Shri is a recognition for Indian hockey: Zafar


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India hockey captain and coach Zafar Iqbal Wednesday reacted in his typical unassuming way to his getting Padma Shri in the Republic Day awards, ... Read more...

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India come from behind to hold South Africa 3-3, win series 3-1


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India made a stunning comeback from three goals down to hold South Africa 3-3 and won the five-match Karbonn Cup hockey Test series 3-1 at ... Read more...

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Karbonn Cup: Indian women beat Azerbaijan in opening match


January 15th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian women beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in the first match of the four match Test series for the Karbonn Cup at the National Stadium here Sunday.India ... Read more...

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Wenger confirms Thierry Henry’s return


December 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Friday New York Bulls striker Thierry Henry will make an emotional return to the club he left in 2007 ... Read more...

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Indian women’s hockey team lose to Argentina


December 15th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team lost 1-3 to Argentina in the inaugural of the Four-nation tournament in the Argentine city Parana.India failed to score any goal ... Read more...

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Poonam Rani to lead India’s challenge in U-21 hockey


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Poonam Rani will lead India's campaign in the four-nation junior women Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament here Nov 8-12.The under-21 tournament will also feature Australia, Germany ... Read more...

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Indian girls win bronze in U-18 Asia Cup hockey


September 25th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 25 (IANS) India defeated defending champions South Korea 2-0 in the bronze medal play-off at the girls Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament here Sunday. The goal scorers for ... Read more...

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Indian girls enter semis of u-18 Asia Cup


September 20th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India outclassed China 4-2 Tuesday to advance into the semifinals of the girls U-18 Asia Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.The goal scorers for India, who led ... Read more...

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Asian Champions Trophy: India to play attacking game against Pakistan


September 10th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ordos (China), Sep 10 (IANS) India will display aggressive hockey when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the first edition of the men's hockey Asian Champions Trophy here ... Read more...

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Patil forwards Sen’s resignation for notification


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday sent the resignation of Calcutta High Court's Justice Soumitra Sen to the department of justice for issuance of a notification ... Read more...

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Messi choreographs Argentina’s 1-0 victory over gritty Venezuela (Lead)


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Lionel Messi celebrated his debut as Argentina's regular captain by setting up the winner from a setpiece to enable his side get past fellow Latin Americans ... Read more...

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