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World T20: McCullum’s record century powers New Zealand to 59-run win


September 21st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele, Sep 21 (IANS) Brendon McCullum's record-breaking century powered New Zealand to a 59-run win over Bangladesh in their first match of the World Twent20 cricket tournament at the Pallekele ... Read more...

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World T20: South Africa send Zimbabwe packing (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 20 (IANS) South Africa cantered to a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe, knocking them out of the World Twenty20 Championship, in a Group C encounter at the Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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Ajantha Mendis spins Sri Lanka to thumping win (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka started their World Twenty20 campaign in convincing fashion, spinning a clueless Zimbabwe out of the game by 82 runs here Tuesday. Off-spinner Ajantha Mendis ... Read more...

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Yuvraj centre of attraction at Vizag T20 (Preview)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, Sep 7 (IANS) All eyes would be on comeback man Yuvraj Singh when India take on New Zealand in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals here Saturday, ... Read more...

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Women’s cricket: Bangladesh shock South Africa by two wickets


September 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) The South African women's cricket team suffered a two-wicket defeat at the hands of hosts Bangladesh in the first One-day International (ODI) of the three-match series ... Read more...

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Casillas, Xavi win Prince of Asturias award


September 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) The prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Sport was awarded to Spain football internationals Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez.The award saw the Real Madrid goalkeeper and ... Read more...

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Ghana third best African side on FIFA ranking


September 6th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Sep 6 (IANS) Ghana moved one place up from the 32nd to the 31st position on the September edition of the FIFA world rankings, the Ghana Football Association ... Read more...

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Lance Armstrong still remains my hero, says Yuvraj


August 29th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's star cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who was honoured with the Arjuna Award, said Lance Armstrong continues to be his hero despite the cyclist having ... Read more...

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Ganguly apprehensive about Yuvraj’s comeback


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is nervously hoping for Yuvraj Singh's success in the Twenty20 World Cup and says two Internationals against New Zealand before ... Read more...

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Sneijder named captain of Dutch football team


August 15th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 15 (IANS) Wesley Sneijder has replaced Mark van Bommel as the new captain of the Dutch football team, head coach Louis van Gaal announced ahead of Wednesday's ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India heading for lowest finish (Preview)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India will have to reconcile to playing for positions ninth to 12th and their result against Belgium on Tuesday would be of no consequence in the ... Read more...

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Zardari writes to Manmohan, hails cricket ties resumption


July 19th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing the hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five ... Read more...

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Monchengladbach signs De Jong from Twente


July 18th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 18 (IANS) Dutch club FC Twente and Borussia Monchengladbach have agreed on the transfer of Luuk de Jong to Germany, they announced Wednesday.The 21-year-old forward signed a ... Read more...

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Former Pakistani players hail cricket revival with India


July 16th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The announcement of revived sub-continental cricketing ties might not have down well with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, but former Pakistani players have given it ... Read more...

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Gavaskar slams India-Pakistan cricket series’ revival


July 16th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar Monday questioned the timing of the India-Pakistan cricket series and need for reviving cricketing ties between the two countries when ... Read more...

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Black Caps say Gayle’s wicket is key to winning series


July 9th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 9 (IANS/CMC) Desperate New Zealand have placed a large bounty on the head of in-form West Indies opener Chris Gayle.They believe getting the big-hitting left-hander cheaply will ... Read more...

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Yatai to face Wolfsburg in friendly match


July 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Changchun (China), July 8 (IANS) Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai will play against German Bundesliga team Wolfsburg July 28, the club announced.Wolfsburg will be the first big-named European ... Read more...

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Yuvraj eyes return against Kiwis before T20 World Cup


July 7th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, says it is crucial for him to play in the T20 Internationals against ... Read more...

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Abreu quits Botafogo, signs with Figueirense


July 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Brazilian club Figueirense has confirmed the signing of veteran Uruguay international Loco Abreu.Abreu was released by Rio de Janeiro outfit Botafogo after telling the ... Read more...

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Smith, Gayle enable West Indies beat New Zealand


July 6th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 6 (IANS/CMC) West Indies defied rain to make a winning start to their One-Day International series against New Zealand, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win thanks to explosive ... Read more...

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Gayle hoping to give home fans special treat


July 5th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Chris Gayle returns to Sabina Park with the West Indies for the first time in three years and is hoping he can deliver something special before ... Read more...

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Nasri, three others to face disciplinary charges


July 4th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 4 (IANS) France internationals Samir Nasri, Hatem ben Arfa, Yann M'Vila and Jeremy Menez will face a disciplinary commission over their actions at the Euro 2012 Football Championship, ... Read more...

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Gayle, Pollard shine as Windies break winless slide


July 1st, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale (Florida), July 1 (IANS/CMC) Aggressive opener Chris Gayle stroked his second half-century in three innings since his return to the West Indies team as the Caribbean side broke ... Read more...

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West Indies, Black Caps gear up for historic Florida T20s


June 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale (Florida), June 27, (IANS/CMC) The embattled West Indies cricket team has touched down here to prepare for two historic Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand.For the first time, West ... Read more...

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Vettori to return to shortest format with World T20


June 20th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 20 (IANS) All-rounder Daniel Vettori has declared himself available for the Twenty20 World Cup in September, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced Wednesday.Last year, Vettori had opted out of ... Read more...

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Strootman from fan to player at Euro 2012


June 7th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 7 (IANS) Kevin Strootman played for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch second division in January last year and now he is part of the Netherlands football squad ... Read more...

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South Africa dump Boxing Day Test for T20s


June 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) South Africa for the first time in two decades have dumped the traditional Boxing Day Test, played in Durban since Proteas re-entered international sport in 1992, ... Read more...

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Bulgaria stun the Netherlands with win in Amsterdam friendly


May 27th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 27 (IANS) The Dutch football team were left disappointed after a 1-2 loss to Bulgaria here in the first of three friendlies before the start of Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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Coach Del Bosque recalls Torres and Mata in Spanish squad


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque has called Chelsea pair of Fernando Torres and Juan Mata into his preliminary squad for the European Championships.Mata and Torres ... Read more...

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Santos equal record to cruise into Copa Libertadores quarter-finals


May 11th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 11 (IANS) Santos equalled their greatest winning margin in the Copa Libertadores with an 8-0 humiliation of Bolivar at the Vila Belmiro stadium.Brazil internationals Neymar, Elano ... Read more...

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Cologne relegated, Dortmund break Bundesliga record


May 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) Cologne were relegated on the final day of the Bundesliga football season following a 1-4 home defeat to Bayern Munich while champions Borussia Dortmund broke ... Read more...

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China’s former soccer chiefs stand trial for graft


April 24th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dandong(Liaoning Province) April 24 (IANS) Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong stood trial in a northeastern Chinese court Tuesday for taking bribes.The Dandong Intermediate People's Court started the ... Read more...

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ICC increases participating teams for World Twenty20


April 16th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to expand the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh from 12 teams to 16 to boost the associate members.The associate ... Read more...

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Ganso scores twice as Santos thrash Catanduvense


April 16th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 16 (IANS) Paulo Henrique Ganso scored two goals and Neymar one to help Santos sweep Catanduvense aside 5-0 in the Sao Paulo championship.The Brazilian internationals turned ... Read more...

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Former Brazilian striker Adriano released from hospital


April 15th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 15 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Adriano has been released from hospital and is ready to begin rehabilitation after a second operation on his left Achilles tendon.Hospital ... Read more...

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