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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Italy beat Malta 2-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 12 (IANS) Italy wrenched a less convincing 2-0 win over Malta at home to chalk up their first win in the 2014 football World Cup qualifiers.Mattia Destro opened ... Read more...

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Di Resta earns four points for Force India


September 9th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Monza, Sep 9 (IANS) Sahara Force India driver Paul di Resta finished eighth in the Italian Grand Prix here to bring home four points for the team Sunday.Teammate Nico Hulkenberg ... Read more...

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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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Asian Volleyball: India outclass Australia


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) India defeated Australia in straight sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 in the 3rd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for men in Vietnam's Vinh Phuc province, reports Xinhua.India ... Read more...

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Sesa Goa in Durand Cup


August 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 27 (IANS) Sesa Goa drew 1-1 with Pune FC to qualify for the semifinal of the 125th Durand Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium here Monday.The result helped ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: India one win away from a third final (Preview)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) On current form India should beat a struggling Nepal and make their third straight final of the Nehru Cup here Tuesday.India appeared a bit rusty ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Azerbaijan’s Sharifov


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sharif Sharifov gave Azerbaijan its second gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Reigning World Champion Sharifov ... 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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Olympics: India to protest AIBA’s decision on Vikas


August 4th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian contingent at the London Olympics will protest the decision of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) to overturn the result of the men's 69-kg bout ... Read more...

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Vikas Krishan loses a bout he won five hours earlier (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Five hours after Indian boxer Vikas Krishan was declared winner in his 69 kg pre-quarterfinal bout in the Olympic Games, the sport's governing body has overturned ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s mixed doubles duo wins first badminton gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) China's mixed doubles players Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat their teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin at the Wembley Arena Friday afternoon, clinching the first ... 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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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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Olympics Archery: Indian women pipped by Denmark (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) India's challenge in the London Olympics archery team event ended Sunday when the women lost to Denmark by a slender one-point margin in the elimination round ... Read more...

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Italy beat US to take first Olympic archery gold


July 29th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy took their first medal of the London Olympics Saturday, beating the US 219-218 in a nail-biting men's archery final at the Lord's cricket stadium.On ... Read more...

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FIFA to rule on Zambia’s protest this month


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), July 4 (IANS) Zambian football's governing body has said world governing body FIFA will adjudicate over its protest on Sudan's fielding an ineligible player in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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Obama leads in three swing states: poll


June 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) President Barack Obama leads over his likely Republican rival in the November presidential poll in three critical swing states even as voters are divided on ... Read more...

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Miami Heat take 2-1 series lead in NBA finals


June 18th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 18 (IANS) Miami Heat overcame a 10-point third quarter deficit to beat Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 in a pulsating Game 3 of the NBA Finals at the American ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Ukraine could miss Shevchenko against England


June 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS) Ukraine might play their crucial final Group D match against England in Euro 2012 Tuesday without captain Andrei Shevchenko, who suffers a knee problem.The 35-year-old ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russian midfielder Dzagoev asks fans to behave


June 16th, 2012 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football fans must behave themselves to avoid harming the team's chances of qualifying for Euro 2016, midfielder Alan Dzagoev has said.Russia received a suspended ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Italy have fitness problems, says coach Prandelli


June 15th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy have problems with fitness and these are costing the team as players flag in the final half-hour, coach Cesare Prandelli said.A Mario ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Mandzukic strike help Croatia draw 1-1 with Italy


June 15th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Poznan, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Mario Mandzukic equaliser 18 minutes from time gave Croatia a 1-1 draw against Italy in their Euro 2012 group stage game here Thursday.With four ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Polish blast blows Group A wide open


June 13th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A fiercely-struck equaliser from Jakub Blaszczykowski gave Poland their reward for a battling display in a 1-1 draw with Russia that showcased flowing, end-to-end football.Defeat ... Read more...

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French Open: Ferrer sends out a warning to the favourites (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS) Sixth-seeded David Ferrer sent out a stern warning to the pre-tournament favourites by demolishing Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets here Saturday.The Spaniard steamrolled through to ... Read more...

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Webber wins in Monaco, Force India earn double points


May 28th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Monaco, May 27 (IANS) Sahara Force India secured a double points finish in the Monaco Grand Prix here Sunday as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and eighth ... Read more...

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Joshna Chinappa pockets Chennai Open title


May 26th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Joshna Chinappa won her sixth title on the professional tour when she beat England's Sarah Jane Perry 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 12-10, in the final of the ... Read more...

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Mahindra Racing bag points at Le Mans


May 20th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Le Mans (France), May 20 (IANS) Mahindra Racing's German rider Marcel Schrotter claimed a determined 12th place in Sunday French Moto GP, soldiering on in conditions that saw falls for ... Read more...

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Juve win Serie A title after Milan loses in derby


May 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 7 (IANS) Juventus defeated Cagliary 2-0 to clinch their first Serie A football title since 2003 at the expense of AC Milan's 2-4 loss to Inter Milan ... Read more...

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Liga’s penultimate round about survival and qualifying


May 4th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) With the outcome of the BBVA Primera Liga football title resolved with Real Madrid crowned champions Wednesday night, the coming weekend's penultimate round of games in ... Read more...

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Napoli beat Novara to keep Champions League hopes alive


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Italian Serie A club, Napoli remained in contention for a place in next season's Champions League after they beat relegation-threatened Novara 2-0 at home.Edinson Cavani and ... Read more...

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Ajax move closer to Dutch title


April 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 16 (IANS) Defending champions Ajax football club beat De Graafschap 3-1 to open a six-point lead over the other title contenders at the top of the Dutch ... Read more...

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Messi scores brace as Barca keep pace with Madrid


April 15th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona ended four points behind Spanish Primera league leaders Real Madrid after a hard fought 2-1 win away to fifth placed Levante.Barca needed a fine ... Read more...

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HAL take on Mumbai FC in I-League


April 13th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 13 (IANS) HAL Bangalore, who are already relegated, will take on Mumbai FC in the 25th round I-League football at the Bangalore Football Stadium here Saturday.Mumbai FC have ... Read more...

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Bologna beat Cagliari to move clear of relegation


April 13th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 13 (IANS) Bologna beat Cagliari 1-0 for a crucial win at home to move away from the relegation zone in the Italian Serie A.Alessandro Diamanti scored the winner ... Read more...

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