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Windies cricket is poised for take-off: WICB chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Michael Muirhead, says the regional side is poised once again to take its ... Read more...

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Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot


September 12th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) A rare species of armadillo is set to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.World football's governing body FIFA ... Read more...

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Menezes to keep same squad for China friendly


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has ruled out making major changes to his team for Monday's international friendly against China in Recife city.The match follows ... Read more...

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Ghana to observe FIFA Fair Play Day against Malawi


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 7 (IANS) Ghana will observe the annual FIFA Fair Play Day when its national senior male team, the Black Stars, play Malawi in the final first-leg of the ... Read more...

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FIFA names World Cup ball Brazuca


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has said that "Brazuca" will be the official name of the 2014 World Cup match ball.The name won a ... Read more...

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Ceni upstages Pele as Brazil’s greatest


August 29th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has been voted Brazil's greatest player in the Copa Libertadores, ahead of Pele and Zico.Ceni was selected by ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension against former president


August 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its suspension of Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid investigation into possible corruption indulged in by its former president.The governing ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension of former president


August 19th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Sunday the extension of suspension against Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid corruption charges against its former president.The Asian football governing ... Read more...

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Mary Kom slams level of refereeing at London Olympics


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom Tuesday slammed the level of refereeing in the boxing competitions of the London Games.Mary Kom said the decision making ... 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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Topless women stage protest in London over Olympic body’s rules


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police in central London have arrested four topless women for carrying out a protest. The four topless accused the Olympic governing body of having supported Islamic regimes. ... Read more...

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GJM sweeps maiden GTA polls, not to give up Gorkhaland demand


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 2 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Thursday swept the polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), capturing all 45 seats in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s Yang quits badminton after being expelled


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China's Olympic badminton doubles champion Yu Yang has decided to quit the sport, hours after being disqualified from the Games here for "throwing a match".Her announcement ... Read more...

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Badminton incident not acceptable: IOC


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday said badminton players throwing matches at the London Olympics to secure a favourable fixture was "not acceptable".The Badminton World Federation ... Read more...

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AFC provisionally suspends Bin Hammam


July 17th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 17 (IANS) The Asian football governing body has handed its former head Mohamed Bin Hammam a 30-day ban for alleged financial irregularities.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in ... Read more...

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Anzhi plead fans not to bury European dream


July 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have issued a plea to their supporters not to spoil their chances of staging European football at their home stadium in ... Read more...

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Eto’o asks UEFA to reconsider Anzhi ban


July 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has urged UEFA to reconsider the ban it placed on the club to hold Europa League matches in Dagestan.Eto'o argued ... Read more...

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GJM wins absolute majority in GTA polls


July 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secured an absolute majority in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing body Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) even before ... Read more...

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Anzhi stars upset at UEFA stadium ban: Boussoufa


July 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/IANS RIA Novosti) Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala's star-studded team is upset at UEFA's decision to ban the team from playing Europa League games at their home stadium, Anzhi's ... Read more...

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FIFA praises Costa Rica’s victory in pre-World Cup


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), July 10 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA praised Costa Rica's national futsal or indoor football team for its victory against Guatemala in the pre-World ... Read more...

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Football authority clears use of goal-line technology


July 6th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the governing body that determines the laws of football, at a special session convened in Zurich decided to allow ... Read more...

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Football matches can now have five referees


July 6th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) Football matches could be officiated by five referees in the future after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved the method.IFAB, the sole body allowed to ... Read more...

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Ex-world cycling champion Rasmussen gets 18-month ban


July 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 5 (IANS) Former track cycling world champion Alex Rasmussen of Denmark was banned for 18 months because he missed two doping tests, announced the Court of Arbitration for ... Read more...

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Boxing may replace European football in volatile Dagestan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian boxing promoter Vladimir Hrunov has vowed to give sports fans in the southern region of Dagestan something to shout about after the local football ... Read more...

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Dagestan unfit to host Europa matches: UEFA


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European football's governing body UEFA has proclaimed the Russian province of Dagestan unfit to hold Europa League matches for Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala ... Read more...

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Anzhi unfit to host Europa League games: UEFA


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European football's governing body UEFA has proclaimed the Russian province of Dagestan is unfit to hold Europa League football matches for Russian Premier League side ... Read more...

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Coe, Bubka to be inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame


June 25th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka are the latest two legends to be named among the 24 inaugural members of the Hall of Fame of International Association ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: UEFA to probe Russian fans behaviour


June 10th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Football Union will face disciplinary proceedings by European soccer body UEFA following crowd disturbances and the use of pyrotechnics during and after Russia's ... Read more...

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Senegal coach optimistic ahead of World Cup qualifier


June 9th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), June 9 (IANS) Senegal's head coach Joseph Koto is confident his team will pick three points against Uganda Saturday when the two teams clash in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket to trim staff by 60 percent


June 7th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket governing board has decided to reduce its staff by 60 percent to reduce losses and improve management, the sports ministry said here Thursday.Sri ... Read more...

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Surajkund Mela to go international


June 7th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) The famous Surajkund Crafts Mela will be upgraded as an international event and known as Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February next year, a Haryana tourism ... Read more...

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‘All in one rhythm’ slogan for Brazil World Cup


May 30th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA announced "All in one rhythm" will be the official slogan for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.FIFA Secretary General ... Read more...

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FIFA backs reform ‘road map’ at annual congress


May 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 26 (IANS) Amdist charges of corruption flying thick and fast, delegates at the 62nd FIFA Congress backed measures to reform structures within the world football governing body ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan joins Georgia in joint bidding for Euro 2020


May 26th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 26 (IANS) Georgia welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to join it in jointly bidding for the 2020 European Football Championship. "Joint bid will ease efforts to overcome challenges related ... Read more...

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Georgia submits formal bid for 2020 Euro Championship


May 16th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 16 (IANS) Georgia has submitted its formal bid for the 2020 European Football Championship, the country's sports minister confirmed.Lado Vardzelashvili said Georgia submitted its bid late Monday ... Read more...

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