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I will be hard to beat next season: Blake


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) Reigning 100 metres world champion Yohan Blake has sent out an early warning that he will be hard to beat when the new track and field ... Read more...

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Shuttler Sindhu breaks into top 20


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu broke into the top 20 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday.Sindhu jumped four places for a career-best 20th ... Read more...

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Shuttlers Sindhu, Jayaram advance in Japan Open


September 19th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 19 (IANS) China Masters Super Series semi-finalists P.V. Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the second round of their respective events here at the Japan Open Super Series ... Read more...

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We are not a one-man show: AITA


September 19th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Wednesday refuted claims made by Mahesh Bhupathi that it was a one-man organisation with president Anil Khanna calling all the ... Read more...

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Bhupathi lashes out at AITA


September 18th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the All India Tennis Association (AITA), saying its administration is detrimental to growth of sport ... Read more...

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Shuttler Sai Praneeth qualifies from main draw in Japan


September 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Japan Open Superseries here Tuesday.The 20-year-old won both his qualification rounds ... Read more...

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Russian girls sweep synchro swimming at junior World Championships


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Volos (Greece), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a sign that Russia's stranglehold on Olympic synchronised swimming gold could continue for years to come, the country's girls team won gold in ... Read more...

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Sindhu knocks out London gold winner out of China Masters (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou, Sep 14 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu played the match of her life to knock London Olympics gold winner Li Xuerui out of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Kipsang to debut in Berlin Marathon


September 14th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 14 (IANS) World cross-country junior champion Geoffrey Kipsang will debut in the Berlin Marathon Sep 30.However, it will not be a walk through the pack for the 19-year-old ... Read more...

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Coach key to my success, says Bolt


September 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has hailed coach Glen Mills as the key to his recent success at the London Olympics.The 26-year-old swept both sprints to become ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt to visit New Zealand


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will visit New Zealand next month through his association with a sports drink.Hot on the heels of his stunning Olympics ... Read more...

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Tsegay favourite to win Delhi Half Marathon


September 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) One of the world's fastest half-marathoners Ethiopian Atsedu Tsegay has confirmed his participation for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.The 21-year-old Tsegay clocked 58.47 minutes when ... Read more...

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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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Sluggish Bolt wins as sharp Blake also triumphs


September 8th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Sprint icon Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake scored contrasting victories to headline the season-ending Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting here.While Bolt coasted to ... Read more...

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PM honours Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday presented special awards to Olympic medallists Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt.Boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Dutt were given a ... Read more...

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Perry, Mayer reconcile?


September 7th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 7 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has reportedly reunited with guitarist John Mayer. The two were spotted going to a restaurant together.The couple, said to have dated ... Read more...

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Mary Kom gets Rs.2 lakh from Mamata, eyes Olympic gold at Rio


September 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 7 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medal winning woman boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday received a a cash award of Rs 2 lakh from West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton pregnant?


September 6th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Kate Middleton is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Prince William.The couple, who tied the knot April 29 last year, has reportedly been trying ... Read more...

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Indonesia slaps bans on scandal-tainted shuttlers


September 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indonesian badminton association (PBSI) Wednesday slapped a four-month ban on the women's doubles pair involved in the Olympic match-throwing scandal."After studying and hearing, the sanction ... Read more...

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Sushil Kumar felicitated in Chandni Chowk


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was felicitated by the people of Chandni Chowk here Saturday.The event was held on the main road of the ... Read more...

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Katie Price sets her sights on 2016 Olympics


August 31st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former glamour model Katie Price is spending thousands of pounds on horses in the belief and hope that she will be chosen to represent team GB in ... Read more...

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Bolt breezes to take 200m in Zurich Diamond League


August 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 31 (IANS) London Olympics champion Usain Bolt sprinted to a comfortable 200m win in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.Bolt posted a meet record of 19.66 seconds as ... Read more...

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Mel C unaware of Halliwell, Brand affair


August 31st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Melanie Chisholm is clueless about fellow Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell's growing proximity with British comedian Russell Brand."I don't know what's going on. I ... Read more...

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I have opened doors for other women wrestlers: Geeta Phogat


August 30th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of ... Read more...

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Vijay, Yogeshwar awarded Khel Ratna; Yuvraj gets Arjuna (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt besides presenting a record 25 Arjuna ... Read more...

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Russia’s women’s volleyball coach dies


August 29th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russia's women's volleyball team has died, a federation spokesman said. Sergei Ovchinnikov was 43.The cause of death was unclear.Ovchinnikov led the ... Read more...

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Brand, Halliwell bond over yoga


August 29th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand and singer Geri Halliwell, who are rumoured to be dating each other, reportedly bonded big time while practising yoga.Halliwell, 40, who ... Read more...

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French steeplechase runner banned for 10 years


August 29th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 29 (IANS) French steeplechase runner Nour-Eddine Gezzar will have to serve a 10-year ban after a second doping offence, the French Athletics Federation said.The 32-year-old was denied a ... Read more...

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Pakistan delegation to visit India for hockey revival


August 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A two-member delegation of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will visit India next month to discuss the revival of bilateral series, official said Tuesday.Secretary of PHF ... Read more...

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Shooter Joydeep Karmakar: The mind will go where the spirit takes it (Interview)


August 28th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) He mulled selling his kidney to buy a rifle, became a national champion with a borrowed gun, has participated in 17 World Cups, missed out a ... Read more...

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Li Na, Stosur ease into US Open second round


August 28th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Flushing Meadows (New York), Aug 28 (IANS) Chinese ninth seed Li Na and defending champion Samantha Stosur reached the US Open tennis second round Monday with easy victories.Li, the ... Read more...

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Brand dating Halliwell?


August 28th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand is reportedly dating singer Geri Halliwell.Brand, 37, and Halliwell, 40, got to know each other during the London Olympics closing ceremony. ... Read more...

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Olympic rehearsals made Halliwell’s birthday bizarre


August 28th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell said her 40th birthday was very "bizarre" as she spent the entire day rehearsing for the London Olympics closing ceremony."My actual birthday ... Read more...

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Inter-Institutional TT: Double delight for Ghosh, Ghatak


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Teenager Soumyajit Ghosh and veteran Poulomi Ghatak captured the singles and doubles crowns at the 42nd All-India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships here Monday.Twenty-year-old Ghosh anointed himself ... Read more...

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Jamaican trio wins but Fraser-Pryce beaten again


August 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 27 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican runners Nickel Ashmeade, Rosemarie Whyte and Kaliese Spencer took victories but compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce played second fiddle again to American Carmelita Jeter at the Birmingham Grand ... Read more...

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