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Messi wins Fifa Ballon d’Or for third successive year


January 10th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Jan 10 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, named the world player of the year, has won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third successive year.The 24-year-old became only ... Read more...

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Benzema doubtful ahead of return leg against Malaga


January 9th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 8 (IANS) Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is doubtful for his side's return leg in the Copa del Rey in Malaga Wednesday after leaving the field injured in ... Read more...

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Zambia not afraid of Senegal striker Demba Ba


January 6th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Jan 6 (IANS) Zambia's head football coach says his team is not afraid of Senegal's deadly striker Demba Ba, who has been in top form while playing for ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Wawrinka survives a scare


January 5th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Defending champion and third seed Stanislas Wawrinka shrugged off a first set loss to beat lucky loser Edouard Roger-Vasselin while talented Canadian Milos Raonic, the ... Read more...

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Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-2 in Copa del Rey


January 4th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 4 (IANS) Reigning Copa del Rey holders Real Madrid fought back from two goals down to defeat Malaga 3-2 in the first leg of their last 16 Copa ... Read more...

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Injured Somdev pulls out of Chennai Open


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) In a huge setback to Indian hopes at the Aircel Chennai Open that commenced here Monday, Somdev Devvarman has pulled out of the tournament citing ... 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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Henry offered two-month contract by Arsenal


December 29th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) English Premier League side Arsenal have offered Frenchman Thierry Henry a two-month contract to return to the club he left in 2007.Arsene Wenger had been ... Read more...

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Italian Ancelotti set to coach Paris Saint-Germain


December 29th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 29 (IANS) French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is set to sign Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti to replace Frenchman Antoine Kombouare, reports in France say.Ancelotti, 52, ... Read more...

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Guttman named new football coach of Israel


December 28th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 28 (IANS) Eli Guttman has been named the new coach of the Israel football team, the country's football association announced.Guttman, the former Hapoel Tel Aviv manager, replaced Frenchman ... Read more...

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i1 Series car gets the nod from drivers


December 20th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi), Dec 20 (IANS) The i1 Supercar Series car hit the track at the Yas Marina circuit here Tuesday and was given the thumbs up by all ... Read more...

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Former French midfielder Tigana to coach Shanghai Shenhua


December 19th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, December 19 (IANS) Former French legendary footballer Jean Amadou Tigana has signed for Shanghai Shenhua as the head coach, the Chinese Super League club announced.The 56-year-old Frenchman, who was ... Read more...

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Willstrop-Gaultier set up a cracking final in Punj Lloyd Squash


December 17th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) France's Gregory Gaultier downed an erratic Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy while England's James Willstrop overwhelmed compatriot Peter Barker in the semifinals of the Punj Lloyd ... Read more...

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Nicolas Anelka signs with China’s Shanghai Shenhua


December 12th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Out of favour Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has signed a two-year deal with Chinese Super League football side Shanghai Shenhua.Anelka is all set to join the ... Read more...

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Federer climbs to third place in World rankings


November 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Roger Federer's sixth ATP World Tour Finals title that he won after beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga here Sunday, catapulted him to third position in world ... Read more...

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Berdych seals semis berth in World Tour Finals


November 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Seventh seed Thomas Berdych of the Czech Repuclic grabbed the final semi-final spot by beating Spain's David Ferrer 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 at the Barclays ATP ... Read more...

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World Tour Finals: Nadal wins three-hour battle with Fish


November 21st, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal fought hard for three hours to overcome debutant Mardy Fish at the ATP World Tour Finals here.Nadal met Fish, his first ... Read more...

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Wenger ridicules Blatter’s take on racism


November 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ridiculed FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism, saying that any player who is found guilty of racism should be ... Read more...

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Footballers’ association demands Blatter’s resignation on racism comments


November 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter's suggestions that there is no racism in football has come under heavy fire from all quarters with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) ... Read more...

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Federer wins his first Paris Masters 1000 title


November 14th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 14 (IANS) World No. 4 Roger Federer has claimed his first BNP Paribas Masters 1000 title with a 6-1, 7-3 (3), victory over sixth-seeded Frenchman Joe Wilfried ... Read more...

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Simulated manned flight to Mars completed


November 4th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The unique Mars 500 experiment simulating a manned flight to the Red Planet has been successfully completed.The metal door of the spacecraft, sealed July 3, ... Read more...

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Something ‘un-French’ about this Frenchman


October 20th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor, writer and director Martin Provost, whose film "The Long Falling" is being screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, is not your typical Frenchman.His heart beats ... Read more...

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Scarlett Johansson records a song


September 6th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has unveiled her singing skills by appearing in the remake of Serge Gainsbourg’s classic song "Bonnie & Clyde." The video of the song ... Read more...

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French fan flies down to Kolkata, but misses Messi


August 31st, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) The 24-year-old with his lean but tight frame can be easily mistaken for a skilful footballer. But in fact, the smiling Frenchman has flown down ... Read more...

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Celebrity chef wants to dish up Sobhraj film (With Images)


August 7th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) He once wowed India with a TV show where he rolled out French cuisine with a flourish. Now celebrity chef Alain Andre is seeking to ... Read more...

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Don’t want to leave Chelsea: Anelka


July 21st, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) French veteran Nicholas Anelka has said he does not want to leave Chelsea and will fight for his place under manager Andre Villas-Boas."I never said ... Read more...

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Indian TT players at ease with European trainers


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indian table tennis players prefer training under European coaches because they are English speaking and, importantly, they have had more encouraging results under them ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Paes-Bhupathi crash out in second round


June 25th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) India's top doubles pair Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the second round of Wimbledon tennis with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(1), 4-6 loss ... Read more...

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India yet to decide on IMF chief nominee


June 17th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India has not yet decided on who to support as the next chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks manuscript on Orissa plants written in 1725


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked for help from the French envoy in India to get a digitised copy of a manuscript on plants in ... Read more...

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Platini rules out contesting FIFA presidency post


May 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) FIFA vice-president and former French footballer Michel Platini said he is not in fray for the presidency of the world football's governing body.Platini said he would ... Read more...

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Merkel wishes European to be next IMF chief


May 19th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she wants a European to be the next leader of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)."My opinion is that we should ... Read more...

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Somdev crashes out of Nice Open first round


May 16th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nice, May 16 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the men's singles first round of the Nice Open tennis.Somdev, ranked 66, went down fighting to World No. 53 ... Read more...

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Barcelona Open: Rafa Nadal enters semis


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by ANI
Barcelona (Spain), Apr. 23 (ANI): World Number One Rafael Nadal has entered the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open after brushing aside Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-2 6-2.The world No 1 is unbeaten ... Read more...

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Jeev improves to tied second at Volvo China Open


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chengdu, April 22 (IANS) India's Jeev Milkha Singh moved into tied second place with a second successive round of six-under 66 and was only one shot behind the leader Jamie ... Read more...

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