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Akono replaces Lavagne as Cameroon football coach (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon Sports Minister Adoum Garoua has appointed Jean-Paul Akono as the new coach of the national football team after incumbent Denis Lavagne was sacked.Akono, a former ... Read more...

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Cameroon football coach Lavagne fired


September 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon national football coach Denis Lavagne has been fired after serving for only three months, the local media reported.The decision Thursday came five days after the ... Read more...

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FIFA’s regional development inaugurated in Delhi


September 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke inaugurated the world body's regional developmental office at Dwarka in the national capital here Thursday.The regional office has been shifted ... Read more...

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FIFA support India for U-17 and 2022 World Cup


September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) On a day when India slumped to its worst ever rankings, world body FIFA Wednesday extended support to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to ... Read more...

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US Open: Tsonga stunned by Slovak Klizan


August 31st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Martin Klizan of Slovakia caused an upset at the US Open tennis tournament with a four-set victory over fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.Tsonga ... Read more...

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Limbless man swims between US and Russian Isles


August 20th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bering Strait, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A limbless man has challenged many when he swam from America to Asia within less than two hours. Quadruple Amputte Philippe Croizon is the alleged ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kemboi wins 3,000m steeplechase for Kenya


August 6th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won Olympic gold in the 3,000 metres steeplechase Sunday after defending champion Brimin Kiprop Kipruto tripped up in the penultimate back ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out


August 1st, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) It was the end of road for India's ace men's doubles tennis pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna as they went down 3-6, 4-6 ... Read more...

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Frenchman Tony Estanguet slaloms to canoe gold


August 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medallist Tony Estanguet grabbed the top prize at the London Games Tuesday in the canoe slalom single category.Estanguet won ... Read more...

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Arsenal wants to bring in more players: Wenger


July 25th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) English club's Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Wednesday that he was still looking to add more players to his team in the summer transfer window."I ... Read more...

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Former France coach Lemerre joins Algerian club


July 15th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, July 15 (IANS) Roger Lemerre, former Euro and Africa Cup of Nations winning coach, has been named coach of Algerian first division side CS Constantine.The 71-year-old Frenchman, who led ... Read more...

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De Villota crash shook team up, says Pic


July 14th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Formula One driver Charles Pic says the crash in testing that left Marussia test driver Maria de Villota critically injured had a powerful effect on ... Read more...

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Anzhi pleads with UEFA to declare ground safe


July 4th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala have made an emotional plea to UEFA president Michel Platini to reconsider the decision to declare the club unfit to ... Read more...

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Murray reaches Wimbledon quarters


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray Tuesday defeated Croatia's 16th seed Marin Cilic in their rain-interrupted fourth-round match.The British fourth seed won a closely fought first set ... Read more...

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Man-U stint crucial against England: Blanc


June 11th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France coach Laurent Blanc says his two seasons as a Manchester United player has helped him to plan his tactics for his team's match ... 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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Bolt answers critics with world-leading time


June 1st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/CMC) Reigning Olympic double sprint champion Usain Bolt silenced his detractors, storming to a world-leading 9.76 seconds to win the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League here.Questions ... Read more...

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Barca defender Abidal released from hospital


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona confirmed that left back Eric Abidal had been discharged from hospital.Abidal underwent a liver transplant April 10 and was released Monday, just over a ... Read more...

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Man murders friend for killing goldfish


May 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) A Frenchman has been arrested on charges of murdering a neighbour whose negligence led to the death of his goldfish.The suspect - named Mario P - ... Read more...

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Nadal overcomes Tsonga, faces Murray in semis


March 29th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Miami (Florida), March 29 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal had to battle hard to overcome Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and set up a semi-final clash with Briton Andy Murray at ... Read more...

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Wenger says Wilshere cannot play in London Olympics


March 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be allowed to play in the London Olympics even though he is available for ... Read more...

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French killings arrest denied (Second Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 21 (IANS) French Interior Minister Claude Gueant Wednesday denied that a suspect involved in the shooting deaths of several people has been arrested, Xinhua reported.The attacker allegedly shot ... Read more...

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Hitler had a love child, says war soldier’s diary


March 15th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) A diary of a soldier has suggested German dictator Adolf Hitler had a love child from a Frenchwoman.Former royal engineer Leonard Wilkes' notebook supports claim that ... Read more...

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Sebastien Loeb wins his 6th Mexican Rally


March 12th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 12 (IANS) French driver Sebastien Loeb extended his lead in the 2012 World Rally championship (WRC) with a comfortable victory in the Rally Mexico.The Frenchman Sunday won ... Read more...

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Dortmund drop points as Bayern edge closer


March 11th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Defending champions and league leaders Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0 with Augsburg while record champions Bayern Munich demolished Hoffenheim 7-1 in the 25th round of German ... Read more...

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Injured Puyol to miss Champions League game


March 7th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 7 (IANS) Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is set to miss Wednesday's Champions League second leg clash with German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen because of a groin injury.Puyol joins ... Read more...

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Berlocq beats Simon in Mexican Open


February 29th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 29 (IANS) Frenchman Gilles Simon crashed out of the Mexican Open tennis tournament, losing in the first round to Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-7 (5), 3-6.The world number ... Read more...

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Fowler raises doubts on future of PLS


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler Thursday raised doubts on the future of India's much awaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which was postponed Wednesday ... Read more...

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Zambia retain football coach for three more years


February 18th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Coach Herve Renard, who guided Zambia to win their first-ever Africa Cup last Sunday, has been given a three-year lucrative contract. The Frenchman, who is the ... Read more...

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India win gold in Asian Grand Prix archery


February 18th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) India made a rich haul of one gold, three silver and a bronze medal in the individual section of the first Asian Grand Prix archery tournament ... Read more...

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PSG eyeing Liverpool’s Suarez


February 16th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 16 (IANS) Paris St. Germain have offered beleaguered Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to join the French club.PSG tried to sign exiled Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez and Brazilian ... Read more...

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Bayern, Monchengladbach, Fuerth in German Cup semis


February 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich had no problems overcoming a clumsy Stuttgart 2-0, Monchengladbach wrapped up a controversial win and second division Greuther Fuerth clinched a sensational 1-0 ... Read more...

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WSF Squash: India to meet Egypt in final


February 4th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) Ramit Tandon Saturday pulled off a thrilling win over higher ranked Geoffrey Demont to put India against Egypt in the final of the WSF Under-21 World ... Read more...

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Former Ferrari reserve driver Bianchi moves to Force India


January 27th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Sahara Force India Friday named Frenchman Jules Bianchi as their reserve driver for the 2012 Formula One season.The 22-year-old will be integrated in the team's programme ... Read more...

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Henry fires Arsenal into the 4th round of FA Cup


January 10th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Frenchman Thierry Henry made a sensational return to Arsenal as his 78th minute goal against Leeds United took the London club into the fourth round ... Read more...

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