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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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Olympics: Late gold rush saves Russia’s blushes ahead of Sochi


August 13th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven days after the opening ceremony, the Russians were faced with a nightmare scenario. Three gold medals in the first week left one of the ... Read more...

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Sania and Paes move up, Bhupathi-Bopanna lose (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Montreal/Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Leander Paes have moved into the quarterfinals with their respective partners whereas their compatriots Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna lost their ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia defeat Bulgaria to reach final


August 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia ousted Bulgaria in a four-set Olympic men's volleyball semi-final Friday.Bulgaria fought back in the third game after going two games down before a tense ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Americans seal third straight gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defending champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won Olympic gold in women's beach volleyball Wednesday, beating fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Lin Dan retains singles gold after fierce battle


August 5th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lin Dan of China retained his Olympic badminton title edging out Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in a repeat of their Beijing showdown here Sunday.The match ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saina wins India’s third medal, Paes-Sania out (India Intro Roundup)


August 5th, 2012 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Saina Nehwal etched her name in India's Olympic folklore by becoming the country's maiden badminton medallist and the second Indian woman ever on the podium after ... 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 badminton: Li Xuerui beats No.1 Wang for gold


August 4th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Li Xuerui took gold in the women's badminton singles Saturday, beating compatriot Wang Yihan in three games to continue her winning finals record against ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Saina brings India third medal (Second Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Shuttler Saina Nehwal gave India its maiden Olympic medal in badminton after China's Xin Wang retired hurt from the bronze medal play-off despite winning the first ... Read more...

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Murray to join Federer in Olympic final


August 4th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray defeated second seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets Friday to reach the final of the Olympic tennis tournament.It sets up a ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s mixed doubles duo wins first badminton gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) China's mixed doubles players Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat their teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin at the Wembley Arena Friday afternoon, clinching the first ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer beats del Potro in epic semifinal


August 4th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Roger Federer reached the Olympics men's singles tennis final after beating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in an epic match here ... Read more...

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Sharma puts out Vijayaraghavan in ITF event


July 30th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Kaza Vinayak Sharma ousted higher ranked fellow-Indian Ashwin Vijayraghavan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Dr KCG Verghese-GNC ITF Futures men's tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Kotiyan bags double in Mumbai TT


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Second seed Ravindra Kotiyan humbled top seed Nishaad Shah twice to capture the youth boys as well as junior boys singles titles in the JVPGC All-Mumbai ... Read more...

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Roddick enters Atlanta final, to face Muller


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Atlanta, July 22 (IANS) Former World No.1 Andy Roddick ousted top seed and compatriot John Isner 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 to enter the final of the Atlanta Open.Though the two-time ... Read more...

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Indonesia Open: Saina, Kashyap storm into semis (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 15 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal edged out Chinese Shixian Wang after a marathon match to enter the women's singles semifinals at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton ... Read more...

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Chen faces Vardhan in ITF title round


June 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Top Seed Ti Chen of Chinese Taipei, ranked 301, saved a match point to beat a feisty fourth seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 ... Read more...

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Top seed Chen bows out of ITF meet


June 7th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, June 7 (IANS) Eighth seeded Kittiphong Wachiramanowong from Thailand pulled off the biggest upset of the competition by knocking out top seed Ti Chen (Chinese Taipei) 6-2, 7-6(5) ... Read more...

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China beat South Korea to reclaim Uber Cup


May 27th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Wuhan (China), May 27 (IANS) China reclaimed the Uber Cup badminton event after beating South Korea 3-0 in the final here.China blanked the South Koreans Saturday for their 12th Uber ... Read more...

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Carter, O’Sullivan set up second final encounter at snooker


May 6th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield (England), May 6 (IANS) Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter will meet each other in the World Snooker Championship final for the second time, after they both survived the last-four ... Read more...

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Djokovic pips Nadal to win longest Grand Slam final


January 29th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic edged past Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final to defend his men's singles Australian Open crown at Melbourne Park here Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Nadal overpowers Federer to reach Australian Open final


January 26th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal overcame his greatest rival Roger Federer 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 Thursday to reach his second Australian Open final here Thursday.Belarusian ... Read more...

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Federer, Nadal in Australian Open quarters (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal marched into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament here Sunday while Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters made it ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Yuki puts out fancied Beck


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) Teenager Yuki Bhambri kept his nerves at the finish to knock out a higher-ranked Slovak Karol Beck 6-2, 6-3 in just 79 minutes to enter the ... Read more...

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Berdych saves match point, clinches deciding tiebreak against Tipsarevic


November 24th, 2011 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych saved one match point in the third-set tiebreak to beat ninth-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic, a late replacement for Scot Andy Murray ... Read more...

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Djokovic struggles to beat Berdych, Murray loses to Ferrer


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic came from a set down to overcome Czech Tomas Berdych for his first victory at the ATP World Tour Finals, while ... Read more...

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Bopanna-Qureshi lose tense opener in World Tour Finals


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi lost to third seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 6-7(2), 6-4, 9-11 in a gripping Group ... Read more...

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Jeevan topples fancied Vardhan to win maiden ITF title


November 19th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 19 (IANS) Qualifier Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Chennai toppled Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan 7-5, 6-4 to win the men's singles title in the $15000 Solaris ITF Men's Futures ... Read more...

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Bopanna-Qureshi enter first ATP Tour 1000 Masters final


November 13th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 12 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered their first ATP World Tour 1000 Masters final, stopping Canadian Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi ... Read more...

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Johansson, Allen bonded over illness phobia


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson, who has worked with director Woody Allen in two films, says she grew close to him by bonding over their shared phobia of ... Read more...

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Stockholm Open: Bopanna-Qureshi in men’s doubles final


October 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 21 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi rallied to enter the Stockholm Open men's doubles final Friday, with a 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 victory over Cypriot ... Read more...

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US Open: Stosur wins marathon battle against Petrova, Sharapova ousted


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Ninth seed Samantha Stosur advanced into the fourth round at US Open tennis with an epic 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-5 victory over 24th seed Nadia ... Read more...

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Paes-Bhupathi shock World No.1 Bryans in Cincinnati


August 21st, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati (Ohio), Aug 21 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi rallied from a set and a break down to shock defending champions and top seeds Bob Bryan and ... Read more...

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Hayden picks up stakes in Brisbane Heat


July 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 26 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden picked up equity in Brisbane Heat Twenty20 franchise, for whom he turns out as a player in the inaugural season of ... Read more...

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