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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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Romario asks government to sack national coach


September 21st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian legend Romario has called on the country's president Dilma Rousseff to force the removal of national football coach Mano Menezes.The 1994 World Cup-winning ... Read more...

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Di Natale denies Anzhi Euro triumph


September 21st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Udine (Italy), Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Substitute Antonio Di Natale rescued a dramatic 1-1 draw for Udinese in the first minute of stoppage time to deny Anzhi Makhachkala a debut ... Read more...

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Spanish sides progress in Europa League


September 21st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Three Spanish clubs enjoyed good starts at the Europa League as reigning champions Atletico Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win in Israel.Levante grabbed a 1-0 win ... Read more...

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Hiddink rejects Anzhi favorite tag: Europa League


September 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Udine (Italy), Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala coach Guus Hiddink has rejected the tag of bookmakers' favourites to win their Europa League group ahead of Thursday's opener at Udinese.The ... Read more...

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UEFA withholds prize money for 23 clubs


September 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rubin Kazan, Atletico Madrid and 21 other football clubs involved in UEFA competition this season saw the payment of their prize money temporarily withheld, the ... Read more...

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Anzhi optimistic about winning Europa League


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala are capable of winning the Europa League this season, the football club's general manager Aivaz Kaziakhmedov said.The Russian side reached the group stage ... Read more...

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Zenit can win Champions League in two years: Malafeev


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg are capable of lifting the Champions League within two years, the Russian champions' goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev said.Zenit's greatest achievement to date ... Read more...

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Umpires, referees for World T20 group stage announced


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 9 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the group stage of the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup beginning ... Read more...

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Anzhi confirm Diarra signing


September 4th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra has joined Anzhi Makhachkala football club, the big-spending Russian outfit has confirmed.Diarra becomes Anzhi's highest-profile signing of the summer. Neither club ... Read more...

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Benfica sign Brazilian striker Lima


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Benfica has signed Brazilian striker Lima on a four-year contract from rival Portuguese top-flight club Braga.The deal was only announced Saturday after the clubs ... Read more...

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Mallorca end top of Primera Liga


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) Real Mallorca moved to the top of the Primera Liga football on goal difference Saturday night, thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad.Victor ... Read more...

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Real’s Diarra set to join Anzhi


September 1st, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Real Madrid have agreed to sell French midfielder Lassana Diarra to Russia's big-spending side Anzhi Makhachkala, the Spanish champions have said."Real Madrid and FC Anzhi ... Read more...

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Anzhi draw Liverpool, Udinese in Europa League


September 1st, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Europa League group stage draw has pitted Anzhi Makhachkala with English side Liverpool, Italians Udinese and Young Boys of Switzerland.The Group A campaign, which ... Read more...

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Federation Cup: Pune FC placed in tough draw


August 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Pune FC has been clubbed with Salgaocar SC, Prayag United SC and United Sikkim SC in Group D of the 34rd Federation Cup that begins ... Read more...

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Anzhi smash five past Alkmaar to qualify for Europa


August 31st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala qualified for the group stage of the Europa League for the first time Thursday with an emphatic 5-0 away win over ... Read more...

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Spartak seal passage to Champions League group stage


August 30th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ten-man Spartak Moscow progressed to the Champions League football group stage after holding on for a dramatic 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce, earning an aggregate 3-2 ... Read more...

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Ibisevic puts Stuttgart past Dynamo


August 29th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vedad Ibisevic made the difference again with a goal as VfB Stuttgart reached the Europa League group stage with a 3-1 aggregate win over Dynamo ... Read more...

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Eto’o slams fans after Europa League racism incident


August 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o hit out at fans who racially abused supporters of his Anzhi team at a Europa League game last week.Fans of Lokomotiv ... Read more...

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Dynamo Kiev beat Monchengladbach in Champions League playoff


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) Dynamo Kiev came from behind to beat their German hosts Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in the first leg of UEFA Champions League playoff.Playing after 16 years in ... Read more...

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India face South Africa in ICC Champions Trophy opener


August 21st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) India will face South Africa in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff, June 6.India and South Africa are in Group B along ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia defeat Bulgaria to reach final


August 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia ousted Bulgaria in a four-set Olympic men's volleyball semi-final Friday.Bulgaria fought back in the third game after going two games down before a tense ... Read more...

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Dynamo drawn against Stuttgart in Europa League playoffs


August 10th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dynamo Moscow will face a tough fight for a place in the Europa League group stage after they were drawn against German Bundesliga side VfB ... Read more...

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Spartak take on Fenerbahce in Champions League playoff


August 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football side Spartak Moscow were drawn against Turkish club Fenerbahce for a place in the Champions League group stage Friday.The two sides, who both ... Read more...

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Saina rises to World No.4


August 9th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has gained a place to fourth in the world badminton rankings.Saina swapped places with China's Shixian Wang in the ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Russia earns first medal in women’s doubles


August 4th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pair Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova crushed Canadians Alex Bruce and Li Michele to take the Olympic badminton bronze in the women's doubles Saturday.The ... Read more...

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China’s women duo in Olympic beach volleyball quarters


August 4th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi marched into the quarterfinals of the women's beach volleyball beating a Russian duo 2-0 in the London Olympic Games SaturdayThe ... Read more...

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Olympics: Menezes warns Brazil about complacency against Honduras


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has warned his team about the dangers of complacency in Saturday's Olympic football quarterfinal match against Honduras.According to Menezes, Honduras deserves respect ... Read more...

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Olympics: Schedule of events involving Indian athletes Friday


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes at the Olympic Games Friday.Athletics Men's shot put: Om Prakash Karhana Women's discus throw: Seema Antil and Krishna Poonia Women's ... Read more...

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Olympics badminton: South Korean appeal rejected


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An appeal by four South Korean badminton players against their disqualification from the Olympics for match-fixing has been rejected, the head of the Badminton World ... Read more...

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Chinese Olympic delegation probes shuttlers’ suspicious play


August 1st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic delegation has started investigations into allegations that some of its badminton players were deliberately losing in the group stage of the London Games."The ... Read more...

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Swiss footballer expelled from Olympics for racism


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss footballer Michel Morganalla has been sent home Monday from the Olympics by his country's officials following a racist tweet.A message posted Sunday on Morganella's ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia beats Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women's volleyball team beat Britain in straight sets in their opening Olympic group stage match here Saturday.Russia prevailed 25-19, 25-10, 25-16 against Britain, who ... Read more...

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Jwala, Ashwini lose Olympic opener


July 28th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa lost their opening group match to the Japanese duo of Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa at ... Read more...

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Olympic Basketball: Russia survives Canadian scare


July 28th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women's basketball team narrowly avoided a shock defeat to underdogs Canada in their opening match Saturday, storming back in the fourth quarter for a ... Read more...

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