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Hulk in Brazil’s starting line-up against China


September 10th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) Forward Hulk is poised to replace Leandro Damiao in Brazil's starting line-up for Monday's international football friendly with China in Recife.The Zenit St.Petersburg star ... Read more...

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Arsenal agree 12.8m pound deal for Giroud


June 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) English club Arsenal have reportedly agreed to sign highly rated French forward Olivier Giroud on a deal worth 12.8 million pounds from French champions Montpellier.Giroud, ... Read more...

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India restrict Sri Lanka to 236/9 (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka lost their way in the middle overs to settle for 236 for nine in the fifth match of the Tri-series against India here ... Read more...

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Dhoni hints at phasing out seniors after Adelaide


January 15th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday hinted at phasing out senior players after the end of the cricket series in Australia.Calls for phasing out seniors ... Read more...

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Henry fires Arsenal into the 4th round of FA Cup


January 10th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Frenchman Thierry Henry made a sensational return to Arsenal as his 78th minute goal against Leeds United took the London club into the fourth round ... Read more...

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James, Bryant named Players of the Week


January 10th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 10 (IANS) LeBron James of Miami Heat in Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers in Western were named the Players for the Jan 2-Jan ... Read more...

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Odafe hat-trick helps Mohun Bagan come from behind to beat Arrows


October 24th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Nigerian Odafe Okolie struck the first hat-trick in the I-League as Mohun Bagan cam back from a goal down to beat Pailan Arrows 3-1 in an ... Read more...

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Kevin Durant bags 66 points at Rucker Park


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant had a good game when he featured in a exhibition basketball game at the Rucker Park. The NBA’s leading scorer bagged ... Read more...

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Relieved at Gayle’s absence: Raina


June 5th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 5 (IANS) India's stand-in-skipper Suresh Raina says he was relieved that explosive opener Chris Gayle would not be playing the opening matches during their tour of ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Muralitharan raise the stakes


March 31st, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The World Cup final in Mumbai Saturday will be the perfect backdrop for the greatest batsman and the greatest bowler of this era to ... Read more...

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Sehwag doubtful for World Cup quarterfinal against Australia


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 23 (IANS) India's dashing opener Virender Sehwag is doubtful for Thursday's high-voltage World Cup quarterfinal against defending champions Australia.A right knee problem forced Sehwag to miss India's ... Read more...

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Clarke needs to be tougher batsman to win over Oz fans: Dean Jones


January 1st, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 1(ANI): Australian stand-in captain Michael Clarke must start making runs to win the hearts of Australian fans again, according to former batsman Dean Jones.Clarke was named captain after Ricky Ponting ... Read more...

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Merv Hughes backs Clarke’s appointment as stand-in captain for Sydney Test


December 31st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 31ANI): Former Australian selector Merv Hughes has defended the appointment of Michael Clarke as stand-in captain due to Ricky Ponting's injury.Ponting will miss the final Test in Sydney after X-rays ... Read more...

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Clarke’s form may force CA to look at options for Ponting’s successor: Sutherland


December 28th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 28(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive James Sutherland has said that the board was not discussing the issue of Ricky Ponting's captaincy, but admitted that it was important to have ... Read more...

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Clarke must shape up as batsman or forget about Oz captaincy: Ian Chappell


December 21st, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 21(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell has said that Michael Clarke must reaffirm his status as an irreplaceable Test batsman before he can lay claim to succeed Ricky Ponting as ... Read more...

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Tévez hands in transfer request to Manchester City


December 12th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.12 (ANI): Carlos Tévez has rocked Manchester City by submitting a formal transfer request.According to The Telegraph, Tevez, who is the captain and the club's leading scorer is adamant that ... Read more...

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David Hussey desperately wants to play against England in Ashes


December 10th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): Victoria batsman David Hussey, who has a stunning average of 55.18 in 152 first-class games, has said that he desperately wants to play against England during the ongoing ... Read more...

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Tony Parker, Eva Longoria to settle divorce ‘amicably’


November 21st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): It seems Tony Parker is committed to settling his divorce with Eva Longoria peacefully.In filing his own divorce papers Friday in Texas, the star player for the San ... Read more...

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‘Whistleblower’ Yasir not banned from playing in national T20 championship: PCB


October 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 8 (ANI): Yasir Hameed, who made claims over match-fixing in the team during Pakistan's infamous tour to England earlier this year, before retracting from his comments, is not banned from ... Read more...

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Klose quietly ready to reach his century


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Erasmia (South Africa), July 2 (DPA) Miroslav Klose will join an illustrious group of German players to reach 100 caps if he takes the field as expected against Argentina Saturday in ... Read more...

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Crouch tips Rooney to pick up WC winner’s medal and Player of the Year award


June 7th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 7(ANI): England striker Peter Crouch insists that Wayne Rooney can pick up a World Cup winner's medal before being named FIFA's World Player of the Year.Rooney was England's ... Read more...

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Salman Butt looks at ‘tough’ summer assignments


May 26th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Salman Butt feels it is difficult for batsmen, particularly openers, to face Australian and England bowlers in English conditions. The left-handed batsman, who was Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Clarke gives Warner the licence to hit


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), May 2 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke has given the green signal to opener David Warner to take a big swing at the ball in the World Twenty20. Warner is ... Read more...

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Clarke gives Warner the freedom to go for big hits


May 1st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), May 1 (IANS) Australian skipper Michael Clarke has given a free hand to opener David Warner to go for the big shots whenever he likes in the ongoing World ... Read more...

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Strauss admits of having thought about quitting after being axed


December 13th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (S. Africa), Dec 13(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has admitted that he had seriously thought about quitting cricket after being dropped from the team's tour of Sri Lanka at the ... Read more...

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Tendulkar crosses 30,000 runs in international cricket


November 20th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar reached another milestone Friday when he completed 30,000 runs in international cricket en route his century on the last day of the first Test against ... Read more...

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Kiessling set for Germany call-up


November 1st, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Nov 1 (DPA) Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling will be named later this week in Germany's squad for two friendly internationals after impressing coach Joachim Loew in Saturday's 2-2 draw ... Read more...

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Places up for grabs for Oz ODI tour of India: Ponting


October 19th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 19 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting says the national selectors and he will have to take some tough decisions while deciding on the batting line-up for the seven-game one-day ... Read more...

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Strauss vows that England will shine in Australia in 2010


October 8th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.8 (ANI): Andrew Strauss has already started to plot England's defence of the Ashes Down Under.After waiting 16 years to regain the urn under Michael Vaughan in 2005, England held it ... Read more...

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Top stars fail to draw crowds at Corporate Trophy cricket


September 6th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, Sep 6 (IANS) Despite the presence of stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh, the Indian cricket board's Corporate Cup turned out to be a damp squib failing to ... Read more...

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India girls finish ninth in junior hockey World Cup


August 16th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Boston, Aug 16 (IANS) Rani Devi struck a brace as India beat New Zealand 2-0 to finish ninth in the Women's Junior World Cup at Harvard University's Jordan Field here Sunday. Rani struck ... Read more...

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WNBA All-Star Game: Cash Makes A Gritty Comeback


July 26th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by GD
Storm's forward Swin Cash displayed her brilliance on the court as the West won the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday.Cash, who had recently recovered from a back surgery was all charged up ... Read more...

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Divine intervention helped Drogba gain form


April 26th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Didier Drogba's family is thanking divine intervention for helping restore him as the leading scorer of Chelsea.Drogba is heading for a Champions League semi-final first leg ... Read more...

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Orange Cap for Dravid, Purple for Rudra Pratap


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, April 23 (IANS) Bangalore Royal Challengers Rahul Dravid pipped Super Kings's Matthew Hayden to become the pride owner of the DLF IPL Orange Cap while the Purple Cap went to ... Read more...

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Orange cap for Hayden, Purple for Kumble


April 21st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Port Elizabeth, April 21 (IANS) Matthew Hayden and Anil Kumble became the first holder of Orange and Purple caps in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) second season. Chennai Super Kings' Hayden is currently ... Read more...

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