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Boxing may replace European football in volatile Dagestan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian boxing promoter Vladimir Hrunov has vowed to give sports fans in the southern region of Dagestan something to shout about after the local football ... Read more...

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China vows long-term efforts to curb football gambling


June 15th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have vowed to make joint efforts to cut down on football-related gambling and fraud in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to ban sportsmen refusing to represent country


June 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka is considering imposing a temporary ban on national athletes who refuse to represent the country at any given time.Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Xinhua ... Read more...

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Lille playmaker Hazard hints at Chelsea move


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) French club Lille's Belgian star Eden Hazard has hinted at a move to newly-crowned European champions Chelsea admitting that their Champions League victory has made a ... Read more...

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Lowest turnout in India ODI at Eden (Diary)


October 25th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) It was an unusual Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Known the world over for its cricket mad spectators who always scramble for tickets to savour the ball-willow ... Read more...

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Goa chess ace Kulkarni awarded Dilip Sardesai sports award


August 25th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) Goa's chess ace Bhakti Kulkarni has been chosen for the state government's Dilip Sardesai sports excellence award this year as Chief Minister Digambar Kamat refuted claims ... Read more...

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West Bengal to make comprehensive sports policy


May 26th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A comprehensive policy for all round development of West Bengal's sports and sportspersons is in the pipeline, said state Sports Minister Madan Mitra Wednesday."A proposal has ... Read more...

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Len Berman Leaving WNBC


April 1st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by GD
In yet another major reshuffle involving television icons WNBC sportscaster Len Berman is leaving the station after 24 years of appearing on the channel.No mention of his leaving was made at the ... Read more...

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Skiing gaining popularity among Gulmarg youth


January 29th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Gulmarg, Jan 29 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir''s Gulmarg, a bowl shaped plateau at an altitude of about 8,500 feet in the Pir Panjal ranges is a favourite destination for tourists to ... Read more...

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Iran football fans vote against ban on popular TV presenter


January 27th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 27 (DPA) Following a dispute between the Iranian Football Federation (FFI) and a popular television presenter, football fans voted in favour of the presenter in a text message survey.Adel Ferdowsipour, ... Read more...

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Mother demands probe into funds raised for Budhia


May 6th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) Sukanti Singh, mother of marathon kid Budhia, has demanded a probe into the funds raised by different trusts for the welfare of her son. She also asserts that ... Read more...

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Maradona not to carry Olympic torch in Buenos Aires


April 12th, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by admin
DPA Buenos Aires, April 11 (DPA) Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona will not participate in the Olympic torch relay in Buenos Aires Friday, officials said. Contrary to the wishes of Buenos Aires ... Read more...

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Half Marathon herald’s onset of summer sports in J-K


March 2nd, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Mar 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir played host to half marathon that set the stage for the summer sports in the Valley on March 2.Twenty-One-kilometre half-marathon started from the up market ... Read more...

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