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Leverkusen held to goalless draw by Kharkiv


September 21st, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 21 (IANS) Leverkusen and Metalist Kharkiv started with one point in their UEFA Europa League adventure following a goalless draw in Group K at BayArena.Metalist Kharkiv suffered two ... Read more...

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Bangladesh women beat South Africa in T20 opener


September 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 11 (IANS) Bangladesh women defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opener of their three-match T20 cricket series to take a 1-0 lead here Tuesday at the ... Read more...

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Medvedev lauds ‘courageous’ Russian paralympians


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.Monumental efforts particularly in athletics, where 19 gold were won, and ... Read more...

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China makes history at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) China has made history by taking its 90th gold medal at the London Paralympics, surpassing its record of 89 golds at the Beijing 2008.The 90th gold ... Read more...

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Australia lose to Pakistan in dramatic finish


September 8th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS) Australia lost the second T20 cricket match against Pakistan by six wickets after the game went down to the wire.The match finished with a dramatic super ... Read more...

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Proteas women tour Bangladesh ahead of World T20


September 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 4 (IANS) The South African women's cricket team arrived here Tuesday to play six warm-up matches against Bangladesh ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Kohli optimistic of Indian win


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Playing "normal cricket" will be the key to India's success in the second Test against New Zealand if they have to chase a target of 250-plus, ... Read more...

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Nepal played better than us: Koevarmans


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans credited Nepal for holding the hosts to a goalless draw in a rain-marred Nehru Cup football match at the ... Read more...

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Anaka, Kush top seeds


August 26th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) Asian junior champions Anaka Alankamony and Kush Kumar have been given top billing in the fourth Indian Junior Open Squash Championship starting here Monday.The tournament is ... Read more...

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India beat New Zealand by an innings and 115 runs


August 26th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 26 (IANS) India beat New Zealand by an innings and 115 runs in the first cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Sunday.Following-on, New Zealand could ... Read more...

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Sania hosts kids in Yale (With Image)


August 21st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Haven (Connecticut), Aug 21 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who was here to take part in a tournament, took some time off to host a kids day clinic ... Read more...

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New Zealand gearing up to put pressure on India


August 19th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) New Zealand will look to put India under pressure when the two teams clash here for the first cricket test beginning Wednesday.Despite the series loss ... Read more...

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Hannover qualifies for Europa League playoffs


August 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (IANS) Bundesliga football club Hannover defeated Irish team St. Patrick's Athletic 5-0 on aggregate to qualify for Europa League playoffs.Hannover wrapped a 3-0 away win in the ... Read more...

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India take on Syria in Nehru Cup opener


August 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Defending champions India will take on Syria in the opening match of the Nehru Cup football tournament which kicks-off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

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US captures Olympic gold in artistic gymnastics


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US emphatically captured the artistic gymnastics gold at the London Olympics Tuesday, finishing well clear of the Russians, who claimed silver.The Americans won with ... Read more...

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Olympics: Greece leads players’ parade in opening ceremony


July 28th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Greece, the traditional hosts of the Olympics, led the 204 nations and their athletes into the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony here Friday.Taekwondo fighter Alexandros ... Read more...

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India get berth in hockey Champions Trophy


July 20th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India, who were stripped as last year's Champions Trophy host, have surprisingly been given a slot in this year's tournament as the International Hockey Federation ... Read more...

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Italian imam held for human trafficking


July 18th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, July 18 (IANS/AKI) A radical Muslim imam and three Syrian nationals were arrested in Italy Wednesday on suspicion of belonging to a human trafficking gang that smuggled illegal migrants ... Read more...

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Gibson says West Indies should cherish series win


July 18th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 18 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson says West Indies' win over New Zealand in the recent One-day series is one to "cherish", adding that his side ... Read more...

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Junior squash: Unbeaten India top group


July 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 15 (IANS) India topped Group D with an all-win record as they beat both Australia and hosts Qatar 3-0 in the World junior squash team championship here.India, who ... Read more...

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Money was not motivator, says Ignashevich


July 14th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich insisted Saturday that money was not a motivating factor at Euro 2012, after reports that the team ... Read more...

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Khloe Kardashian to host ‘The X Factor’?


July 11th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is being lined up to present the next series of US version of "The X Factor".The 28-year-old is one of a ... Read more...

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Bayern’s Tymoshchuk considering his options


July 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said Sunday that he is considering offers from a range of European clubs, including from Russia.The 33-year-old Ukrainian has ... Read more...

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India lose to Spain in second hockey Test


July 8th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Santander (Spain), July 8 (IANS) India went down fighting 1-2 to hosts Spain in the second hockey Test at La Albericia here late Saturday.Sandeep Singh (penalty corner 28th minute) scored ... Read more...

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100 percent may not get favourable result: Dika


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 2 (IANS) India midfielder Lalrindika Ralte said in Tuesday's do-or-die match against hosts Oman in the AFC U-22 Championship qualifier even giving 100 percent may not yield a ... Read more...

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Alonso rules out Spain changing tactics for Ronaldo


June 26th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The attacking threat of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo will not force Spain to change their approach when they face Portugal in the Euro 2012 semi-final here ... Read more...

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Ignashevich nervous about club return after Euro failure


June 25th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich is nervous about returning to his club after Russia's shock elimination from Euro 2012 in the group stage, ... Read more...

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We dared to play great football, says Ibrahimovic


June 20th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the team's 2-0 Euro 2012 consolation victory against France was for the fans, saying his team "dared to ... Read more...

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Wanted to win for our fans, says Ibrahimovic


June 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the team's 2-0 Euro 2012 consolation victory against France was for the fans, saying his team "dared to ... Read more...

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Ukraine coach hits out at refereeing after Euro exit


June 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has lashed out at the standard of refereeing in the 0-1 defeat to England that knocked the Euro 2012 co-hosts ... Read more...

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UEFA hails Ukraine, Poland Euro 2012 success


June 19th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 19 (IANS) UEFA President Michel Platini has expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements for the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine."I am very pleased with organising. Poland and ... Read more...

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England’s Walcott doubtful for Ukraine match


June 18th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 18 (IANS) English winger Theo Walcott is doubtful for their crucial final Group D match with co-hosts Ukraine in Euro 2012 Tuesday.The 23-year-old Arsenal star, who scored ... Read more...

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Czechs beat Poland 1-0 to make quarters


June 17th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Wroclaw (Poland), June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic advanced to the knockout stage of Euro 2012 and eliminated Poland as Petr Jiracek's second-half strike secured a deserved 1-0 win ... Read more...

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Set pieces crucial to beating England: Shevchenko


June 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine's talismanic striker and captain feels that his team will have to defend well at set pieces if they are to beat England Tuesday ... Read more...

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Mellberg rues cheap goals as Sweden exit


June 16th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden defender Olof Mellberg lamented the cheap goals that saw Sweden's elimination from the Euro 2012 Football Championship after two defeats in as many games.Mellberg ... Read more...

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