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Air India rout Railways


September 6th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sept 6 (IANS) Air India trounced Indian Railways 4-0 with goals by V.S. Vinaya, Shivendra Singh, Joga Singh and Vikas Pillay in a Group B match of the 87th ... Read more...

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Seedorf double inspires Botafogo


September 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) Dutch star Clarence Seedorf scored twice as Botafogo rallied from a goal down to beat Cruzeiro 3-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship.Seedorf struck ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek steamroll into US Open semis


September 6th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek steamrolled into the US Open semifinals defeating Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek in a rain-affected men's doubles quarterfinal here at ... Read more...

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Sharapova reaches US Open semi-finals


September 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova defeated France's Marion Bartoli 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the US Open semi-finals.The match between Sharapova, the world ... Read more...

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Junior Hockey: Punjab launch campaign in style


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) Akashdeep Singh scored four goals, including a hat-trick, to help Punjab blank Chattisgarh 7-0 in their opening match of the junior men's national hockey championship at ... Read more...

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Portugal fourth in FIFA rankings


September 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal rose to fourth in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, dropping Uruguay down a place.Portugal won their only match in August beating Panama 2-0 ... 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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Owen joins Stoke as free agent


September 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Former England striker Michael Owen has signed for Stoke City as a free agent, said the Premier League side.The 32-year-old sealed a one-year contract with Stoke ... Read more...

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Kerala split points with Kashmir in junior hockey


September 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Kerala split points with Jammu & Kashmir playing out a 4-4 draw in a pool G league match of the Junior National Men's Hockey Championship at ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins 6-0, 6-0 in the US Open 4th round


September 4th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renowned tennis champion Serena Williams just had her fourth straight set victory of the United States Open tournament by defeating Andrea Hvalackova of Czech Republic. ... Read more...

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Darren Bravo eagerly eyeing World T20 return


September 4th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 4 (IANS/CMC) Stylish West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is hoping to rekindle his love affair with Sri Lanka when he suits up for the Twenty20 World Cup later ... Read more...

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Russian Paralympic archers sweep podium


September 4th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Paralympic archers swept the podium in the men's standing category as Timur Tuchinov beat Oleg Shestakov in the final here.Tuchinov downed Shestakov 7-3, while ... Read more...

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Ashwin, Kohli achieve career-best rankings


September 4th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 4 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin broke into the top 20 for the first time in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers released Tuesday.Virat Kohli, who scored 103 ... Read more...

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India beat New Zealand by five wickets


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) India won the second cricket Test by five wickets and whitewashed New Zealand in the two-match series at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Monday.Set a target ... Read more...

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Forlan ends goal drought with double


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan scored for the first time since his July move to Brazil's Internacional.Forlan's double helped his team defeat Flamengo 4-1 ... Read more...

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Rain stops play in Bangalore Test


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) India's second innings against New Zealand was halted by rain after lunch on the fourth day of the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy ... Read more...

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India must play matches on FIFA dates: Kovermans


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevarmans Sunday said that India must play on dates designated by world body FIFA for friendlies if they want to ... Read more...

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Kohli optimistic of Indian win


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Playing "normal cricket" will be the key to India's success in the second Test against New Zealand if they have to chase a target of 250-plus, ... Read more...

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Pazzini’s hat-trick helps Milan beat Bologna


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 2 (IANS) Giampaolo Pazzini put on an inspiring performance on his AC Milan debut as he scored a hat-trick to beat Bologna 3-1 in the Italian Serie ... Read more...

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Kidman, Urban lock lips at US Open


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman and her singer husband Keith Urban didn't shy away from indulging in some public display of affection at the US Open ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho ‘available’ for Brazil recall


September 1st, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Ronaldinho says he is ready to return to Brazil's national team should coach Mano Menezes recall the rejuvenated star.The former Barcelona and AC ... Read more...

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Poonacha, Riya bag ITF junior titles


September 1st, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Niki Kaliyandi Poonacha completed his dream run in the Indian Oil-Servo ITF junior tennis tournament by winning the boys singles title after he beat third seed ... Read more...

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Koevermans happy with Indian defence


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans was happy with his young defence that stood up to the task despite conceding an early goal in the ... Read more...

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Dodsal FC enters Durand Cup final


August 31st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Dodsal FC, Mumbai's newest professional football club, entered the final of the Durand Cup Friday.Dodsal FC effortlessly beat most established football clubs of India on ... Read more...

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Defoe extends contract with Tottenham till 2015


August 31st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England striker Jermain Defoe has signed a new deal with Tottenham Hotspur that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2015, the club said ... Read more...

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Sesa FA bow out of Durand Cup


August 31st, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Sesa FA lost to Air India 5-6 on penalties in the Durand Cup football semifinal here at the Ambedkar Stadium Friday.Air India had pushed the ... Read more...

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Better to be silent: PM


August 31st, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said he did not want to get into a slanging match with political leaders and it ... Read more...

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Lunch Scoreboard: India vs New Zealand, Second Test, Day One


August 31st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at lunch on the first day of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand’s Rs.11 lakh for Unmukt Chand


August 29th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 29 (IANS) Uttarakhand Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs.11 lakh for Unmukt Chand, who led India to lift the 2012 U-19 World Cup.Sports Minister Dinesh Agarwal made ... Read more...

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Windies performed well, says U-19 captain Braithwaite


August 29th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 29 (IANS/CMC) West Indies colts captain Kraigg Braithwaite says his team performed well despite its failure to capture the Under-19 world cup down under.Of the ten matches played, ... Read more...

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Australia beat Pakistan by four wickets in first ODI


August 29th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 29 (IANS) Pacer Mitchell Starc took his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs and helped Australia to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in their opening match here. Though Pakistan ... Read more...

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Woods and McIlroy to face-off in China


August 29th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy will take on 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods in a one-day duel in Zhengzhou Oct 29.The world's two most ... Read more...

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Ibisevic puts Stuttgart past Dynamo


August 29th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vedad Ibisevic made the difference again with a goal as VfB Stuttgart reached the Europa League group stage with a 3-1 aggregate win over Dynamo ... Read more...

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Eto’o rejects Cameroon’s invite


August 28th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), Aug 28 (IANS) Cameroon's top striker Samuel Eto'o Tuesday turned down the invitation to return to the national team for the 2013 African Nations Cup first leg qualifier ... Read more...

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India U-19 cricket team gets heroes welcome


August 28th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) The triumphant U-19 Indian cricket team arrived home to a euphoric reception here Tuesday afternoon.As Delhi boy and skipper Unmukt Chand, who hit a match-winning unbeaten ... Read more...

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