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Salvi replaces Aaron in Delhi Daredevils squad


September 21st, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Mumbai bowler Aavishkar Salvi replaced Varun Aaron at Delhi Daredevils after the Jharkhand pacer was advised he will need to have a tonsillectomy which will ... Read more...

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Galliani allows more time for AC Milan coach Allegri


September 21st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Sep 21 (IANS) AC Milan club vice-president Adriano Galliani insisted that the 'Rossoneri' head coach Massimiliano Allegri has not been given one game to save his job.Local reports this ... Read more...

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Ajax to miss Sigthorsson for four more months


September 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 13 (IANS) Ajax will be without striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson for at least another four months due to a shoulder injury, the Amsterdam based club announced Thursday.The 22-year-old ... Read more...

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Former Portugal striker Pinto fined for tax evasion


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Portugal international Joao Vieira Pinto was fined and handed a one-year probation after being convicted in a tax evasion case dating to 2000.The former striker, ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Jay-Z celebrate with Lady Gaga


September 11th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Singers Rihanna and Jay-Z partied hard with Lady Gaga, post the London Paralympic closing ceremony performance.Both the singers gave an energetic performance at the closing ... Read more...

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Non-playing Arshavin out of Russia plans


September 8th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin will stay out of the Russia team he used to captain unless he starts playing regular club football, Russia coach Fabio ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins 6-0, 6-0 in the US Open 4th round


September 4th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renowned tennis champion Serena Williams just had her fourth straight set victory of the United States Open tournament by defeating Andrea Hvalackova of Czech Republic. ... Read more...

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World of Warcraft banned in Iran


August 30th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Due to trade restrictions, the United States has blocked Iran from accessing the World of War craft game. The US is the one which is behind the limitations to Iran. This game ... Read more...

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German referee dies as javelin pierces his throat


August 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) In a tragic incident in Germany, a 75-year-old referee died of injuries sustained when he was speared through the throat with a javelin at an athletics ... Read more...

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Somali Olympic sprinter dies at sea


August 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 21 (IANS) A Somali sprinter, who was member of the Olympic team at the 2008 Beijing Games, died during an attempt to reach the Italian shores on a ... Read more...

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When Victoria Beckham suffered panic attack


August 19th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Victoria Beckham suffered a panic attack and almost walked off stage ahead of the Spice Girls reunion gig at the Olympics closing ceremony.The 38-year-old ... Read more...

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Chimps selfish when it comes to food


August 17th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Some things cannot be explained by evolution. Chimps and bonobos don't share an innate sense of fairness with their closest human kin.Keith Jensen, professor at Queen ... Read more...

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Flamengo still eyeing Adriano return


August 16th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Flamengo president Patricia Amorim says the club could still re-sign former Brazil international striker Adriano.The 30-year-old has been undergoing physiotherapy under the guidance of ... Read more...

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Helen Mirren applauds soldiers


August 16th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Soldiers deployed to secure the Olympic venues here were pleasantly surprised when veteran actress Helen Mirren applauded them for their work.Troops were drafted in to ... Read more...

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Could have won gold from other draw: Yogeshwar Dutt


August 15th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said Wednesday that he could have won the gold had he been placed in the other half of ... Read more...

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Youth Hockey Brawl gets violent in Lativa


August 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Latvia, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world hockey invitational tournament, which is touted to be the largest tournament in the world, is often held in Chicago every year. However, the organizers of ... Read more...

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Would have loved to hear national anthem: Sushil


August 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) London Olympics silver medallist Sushil Kumar said he wanted to win the gold in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling event and hear India's national anthem.Sushil ... Read more...

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Former Brazilian striker leads Flamengo revival


August 12th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) Former Brazilian international striker Vagner Love scored his fourth goal in less than a week as rejuvenated Flamengo defeated Nautico 2-0 in Brazil's Serie ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar enters quarters


August 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's medal hope Sushil Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals in the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling defeating Turkey's Ramazan Sahin 3-1 at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympics: Rana finishes 36th in men’s 50km walk


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Basanta Bahadur Rana created a national record but that could only ensure him a 36th place in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympics: Canoe sprint gold for New Zealand’s Carrington


August 11th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand paddled to Olympic canoe sprint gold in women's kayak single 200 metres event Saturday.Carrington burst out of the ... Read more...

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Human hockey puck sues organisers


August 10th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nashville, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A radio personality in Nashville is suing hockey team the ‘Nashville Predators’ over an alleged injury after their ‘human hockey puck’ stunt. Radio Presenter Adam Davis agreed ... Read more...

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Australian woman scatters her father’s ashes on Olympic track


August 10th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian woman, whose father participated in the Olympics in 1948, the last time the Olympics were held in London and won a silver medal scattered her ... Read more...

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Olympics: Gold for Tunisia’s Mellouli in marathon swimming


August 10th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10-kilometre marathon swim Friday.Mellouli finished the open-water swim ... Read more...

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205 players for blind Chess Olympiad


August 9th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) In all, 205 competitors, including 19 International Masters and over 90 FIDE-rated players representing 26 countries will be taking part in the 15th Chess Olympiad for ... Read more...

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We should be proud of Indian Olympians: Abhishek


August 8th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who recently attended the 2012 London Olympics, says countrymen should be proud of all Indian sportspersons who have made it to ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Pearson powers to 100m hurdle gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion Sally Pearson powered to Olympic gold in the women's 100m hurdles final Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the process.The Australian exploded ... Read more...

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Olympics: Zhe wins parallel bars gold for China


August 7th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Feng Zhe won the Olympic gold in the men's parallel bars here Tuesday.Zhe, the 2010 world champion who also took team gold with China, ... Read more...

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Olympic equestrian: Britain gallops to gold


August 7th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain bagged its first Olympic showjumping gold in 60 years Monday, winning a thrilling jump-off against the Netherlands here.Riders Ben Maher, Scott Brash, Nick Skelton ... Read more...

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U.S. judoka expelled from Olympics for cannabis


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been disqualified from the London Olympics after testing positive for cannabis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday.Delpopolo, 23, failed ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Narang, Rajput fail to qualify


August 6th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the London Olympics finals of the men's 50-metre rifle three positions here at the ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams destroys Sharapova to win gold


August 4th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams of the US demolished Russia's Maria Sharapova to grab her first Olympic gold in the women's singles tennis Saturday.Fourth seed Williams blew ... Read more...

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Olympics: Moroccan runner expelled for doping


August 4th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moroccan 1,500 metres runner Amine Laalou is out of the Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Saturday.Laalou, ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Sandeep and Manjeet finish 19th


August 4th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian rowers Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finished 19th in the Olympic finals of the men's lightweight double sculls here Saturday.They clocked seven minutes and 8.39 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Zielinski lifts Poland’s first gold


August 4th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Adrian Zielinski of Poland claimed weightlifting gold by the narrowest possible margin in the men's 85kg category Friday.Zielinski scored a total of 385kg, the same ... Read more...

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