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Capello seeks to rein in player bonuses


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new chief football coach Fabio Capello wants to rein in the massive bonuses given to national team players, the acting president of the Russian ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China win women’s doubles gold


August 5th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China won the badminton women's doubles gold here at the Olympics Saturday, despite the country's top seeds being thrown out for match-fixing, underlining their domination ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Powerhouses enter knock-out stage


July 31st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Brazil's top-seeded pair of Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Da Silva secured a second straight win for a top 16 berth in the women's beach volleyball ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kashyap shines on a mixed day for Indian badminton (Roundup)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot for Indian badminton on a day when the highly-rated women's doubles pair and the mixed doubles team lost their ... Read more...

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Olympic: Kashyap gives India winning start; Jwala-Diju lose (Second lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap gave India its first win in badminton while the mixed doubles pair of V. Diju and Jwala Gutta went down in their opening group ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League slips to 53rd slot


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League's calendar change has seen it slip 42 places to 53rd in the annual rankings of the world's strongest football championships, the ... 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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Team relied on class, not effort: Russian sports minister


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday that Russia relied too much on their natural class without putting in the required effort to qualify for the ... Read more...

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Denmark cooking up sensation for Germany: Eriksen


June 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rising Danish star Christian Eriksen is sure that his team can pull off another shock result against Germany Sunday.Denmark are sure of a place ... Read more...

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Greece victimized by referees at Euro 2012: Karagounis


June 17th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's qualification for the Euro 2012 quarterfinals is a triumph because the team has constantly been victimized by referees, captain Giorgos Karagounis has said.The Greeks ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Ukraine coach slams fans for jeering own team


June 16th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian fans should take some lessons from the positive attitude of Irish supporters instead of jeering their own team, Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia-Greece game will be tough, says Pavlyuchenko


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko thinks that Saturday's game against Greece will Russia's toughest test in the group stage.A win for the Russians Saturday would guarantee ... Read more...

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Uzbek football teams to escape taxes


June 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's football clubs will have to pay only a fraction of their taxes for the next three years after the government extended tax breaks to ... Read more...

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British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 Group B Preview: Many challenges in Group of Death


June 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS) All national team coaches agreed after the Euro 2012 Football Championships draw in December that only one pool could be touted as the "Group of Death" ... Read more...

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Team Britain given tough football draw in Olympics


April 25th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) The British men's football team has been handed out a tough draw in the 2012 London Games.Britain have been clubbed with African giants Senegal, reigning Copa ... Read more...

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Advantage Mumbai in Vijay Hazare Trophy final


March 11th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Mumbai will hold the edge when they take on Bengal in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Ferozshah Kotla here Monday.Mumbai registered ... Read more...

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APOEL make Champions League history beating Lyon


March 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), March 8 (IANS) APOEL Nicosia extended its stunning run in the Champions League after goalkeeper Dionisios Chiotis pulled off an impressive performance to give the Cypriot club a ... Read more...

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Europa League: Atletico Madrid qualifies for knock-out stages


December 16th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid manager Gregorio Manzano heaved a sigh of relief as his the troubled Spanish side qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League as ... Read more...

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Manchester ‘big two’ crash out of champions league


December 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) The big two from Manchester, United and City, failed to qualify for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League and will now be playing ... Read more...

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Drogba stars as Chelsea march into champions league last 16


December 7th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Didier Drogba's brace propelled Chelsea into the UEFA Champions League knockout stage as the Londoners beat Valencia 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.Drogba's third-minute opening goal gave ... Read more...

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Del Bosque warns of Italian threat in Euro 2012


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 3 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was wary of having Italy in the same group of the Euro 2012 football after the draw for the tournament was ... Read more...

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APOEL Nicosia make Champions League breakthrough


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Dec 2 (IANS) APOEL Nicosia made history by becoming the first team from Cyprus to reach the pre-quarterfinals in the UEFA Champions League.APOEL's goalless draw at Zenit St. ... Read more...

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Leverkusen shock Chelsea; Arsenal, Valencia win (Roundup)


November 24th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Leverkusen came from a goal down to shock Chelsea at home while Valencia and Arsenal registered impressive wins in Champions LeagueThe German team showed great ... Read more...

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Jose Mourinho’s men eye top spot in Champions League Group D


November 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will be looking for a victory to assure their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League as group leaders when they face ... Read more...

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Adriano injury setback for Barca


November 15th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 15 (IANS) Barcelona football club will be without defender Adriano Correia for around three weeks after the player suffered a muscle injury while being on international duty ... Read more...

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Judging Wright’s contribution to New Zealand Cricket should wait


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr. 3 (ANI): Since taking over as Black Caps coach in late December, John Wright has done little to dissuade the widely held belief he is one of world cricket's best ... Read more...

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Bangladesh cricket to undergo inquiry following World Cup failure


March 29th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 29(ANI): An investigation is to be launched into the Bangladeshi cricket team's failures at the ongoing World Cup on the Indian sub-continent, the government has announced.The team failed to enter ... Read more...

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Collingwood to undergo knee surgery after World Cup


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): To prolong his international career, Paul Collingwood will undergo knee surgery immediately after England's World Cup campaign ends.The all-rounder, who has already announced his retirement from Test cricket ... Read more...

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No World Cup quarterfinals for Asoka de Silva


March 21st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan umpire Asoka de Silva, whose decisions have come under the scanner in the World Cup, has been ignored for the knockout stages of ... Read more...

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Pak must start building up again for WC knockout stages: Waqar


March 21st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has cautioned his team against over-confidence after they secured top spot in World Cup Group A.Pakistan had defeated Australia and Sri Lanka to finish as ... Read more...

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‘Frustrated’ Ponting asks struggling Oz spinners to deliver against Pak


March 18th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 18 (ANI): Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is frustrated with his struggling spinners as they are not able to put pressure on the batsmen and check the flow of runs.Jason Krejza ... Read more...

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David Hussey must play in place of White: Mark Waugh


March 17th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 17 (ANI): Former opener Mark Waugh wants out of form Cameron White to be replaced by David Hussey, who has been left out of Australia's last two matches against Kenya ... Read more...

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Asian team will win World Cup: Ramiz Raja


March 13th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 13 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Ramiz Raja has predicted that an Asian team will win the 2011 World Cup."There was a time when Asian teams didn't have ... Read more...

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We were under pressure, says Dhoni


March 10th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that being reduced to 99 for four by minnows Netherlands here Wednesday did put them under pressure but said ... Read more...

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