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Olympics: Chinese paddlers cautious of risks in early matches


July 27th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Shi Zhihao, head coach of China's women's table tennis team has said Chinese players should be ready for strong opponents in the first two matches in ... Read more...

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Omar Khan sees need for psychologist for Windies side


May 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), May 25 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies team manager Omar Khan has called on authorities to attach a full-time sports psychologist to the regional side.Khan said during his ... Read more...

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Wade beat cancer to become top Australia keeper


February 25th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Australian cricketer Mathew Wade battled cancer to become the national squad's number one gloveman. As a 16-year-old, when most youngsters worry about what they are going ... Read more...

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Batting camp will make Australians ready for mind games


December 20th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) The Australian batting camp that started here Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has not only been designed to help the top-order batsmen to ... Read more...

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Australia series a different ball game: Gambhir


December 12th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) While expressing happiness over India's 4-1 series win against the West Indies here on Sunday, stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir cautioned that the forthcoming tour of ... Read more...

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Tait all praise for Rahul Dravid’s mental toughness


September 17th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait cannot stop praising Rahul Dravid's mental toughness and happily admits that sharing the Rajasthan Royals dressing room in the Indian Premier ... Read more...

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Bhaichung Bhutia: A fairytale journey (Profile)


August 24th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) From the sleepy Tinkitam village in mountainous Sikkim to playing professional football in England, striking genius Bhaichung Bhutia has traversed many unchartered territories in Indian soccer ... Read more...

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South African bowling coach Donald plans to topple England


August 17th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) South African bowling great Allan Donald, now his country's bowling coach, is confident of toppling England from the No.1 Test spot.Donald was England's fast bowling coach ... Read more...

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Armed forces considering greater role for women officers: Antony


June 10th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India Friday said women will play a greater role in its armed forces, which are in the process of opening up more streams for them ... Read more...

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French Open result will give us confidence for Wimbledon: Qureshi


June 4th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 4 (IANS) Pakistan's Aisamul Haq Qureshi, doubles partner of Indian Rohan Bopanna, attributed their French Open quarterfinals loss to the Bryan brothers to lack of mental toughness ... Read more...

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Rohit Rajpal appointed DLTA director


May 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Executive Committee Wednesday appointed former Davis Cupper and present Fed Cup captain Rohit Rajpal as its director.The executive ... Read more...

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New Eiger speed record set


May 4th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Grindelwald, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a new speed record regarding the climb of the north face of Eiger. 27-year-old Swiss climber, Dani Arnold, scaled the challenge in 2 hours ... Read more...

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Australia can’t waste talent like India: Chappell


April 14th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Cricket Australia's national talent manager and selector Greg Chappell, who returned from a recent reconnaissance mission to Boston and Texas, has said that the cricket board cannot afford ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia manages coup, ropes in Muralidaran for guest spin coach role


February 8th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.8 (ANI): Once declared an outcast by Australian cricket fans, veteran Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has agreed to sign on as a guest spin coach at the Brisbane-based Centre of ... Read more...

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I would like to do something special for World Cup: Gautam Gambhir (Interview) (World Cup Countdown)


January 31st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari (Attn Editors : Following is the first in a World Cup cricket countdown series by IANS that will have team previews, interviews of present and former India players, features ... Read more...

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Afridi’s loss in NZ will be Misbah’s gain in Pak WC captaincy issue: Aamir Sohail


January 27th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 27(ANI): Pakistan's Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will emerge as a strong candidate for captaincy in the forthcoming World Cup, if limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi fails to lead his team to victory ... Read more...

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Black Caps need rapid ‘mental’ turnaround: Ross Taylor


January 12th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.12 (ANI): Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor hopes some of new New Zealand cricket coach John Wright's mental toughness as a player will rub off on the current crop ... Read more...

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Cook more talented than Pietersen, says Anderson


January 6th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) England fast bowler James Anderson feels team mate and in-form batsman Alastair Cook is more talented than the flamboyant Kevin Pietersen. ... Read more...

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‘Cook more talented batsman than Kevin Pietersen’


January 5th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 5 (ANI): England pacer James Anderson has said that opener Alastair Cook is a more talented batsman than Kevin Pietersen.Cook made 189 and steered England to a first-innings lead. Australia ... Read more...

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Oz team Xmas party is no fancy affair ahead of Boxing Day Test: Clark


December 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec. 24 (ANI): An Australian team Christmas isn't a fancy affair and will be underlined by the nerves that will be building for the players ahead of Sunday's Boxing Day Test ... Read more...

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Kiwi cricketers lacked mental strength: Coach Greatbatch


December 14th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 14 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach Mark Greatbatch feels the Kiwi cricketers lacked in mental toughness during their just-concluded India tour, where the team failed to win a single match. ... Read more...

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Ashes hype and speculation is part of the theatre of cricket: Langer


November 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 14(ANI): Former Australian batsman Justin Langer has hit out at critics of the national team ahead of the Ashes series.When asked for his thoughts on doubts being raised over Australia's ... Read more...

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Ex-F1 champs back ‘mentally tough’ Webber to win world title


November 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 11 (ANI): Red Bull driver Mark Webber has the mental toughness to lift the world title in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night, according to former Formula One champions.Australia's two F1 ... Read more...

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Italian Skydiver Roberta Mancino Jumps Into The Glamor World


November 10th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Men's magazine Men's Fitness has a new muse and it is none other than the Italian sky-diving diva Roberta Mancino. The national freestyle champion and Free ... Read more...

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From Melbourne to Delhi, Saina’s eventful journey (Profile)


October 14th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Life has turned full circle for badminton World No. 3 Saina Nehwal. It all started at Melbourne Commonwealth Games four years ago when she had ... Read more...

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CWG badminton: Saina makes history, first Indian woman to win gold (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Saina Nehwal created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win the singles gold in badminton at the Commonwealth Games as she saved a ... Read more...

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Pietersen could be ‘major problem’ for England’s Ashes campaign: Buchanan


October 14th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Former Australia coach John Buchanan believes Kevin Pietersen could be a major problem in England's Ashes campaign if the under performing star fails to rediscover his batting form.Buchanan, ... Read more...

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Ponting perturbed over his champion side choking in nail biting finishes


October 6th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 6 (ANI): Ricky Ponting has said he is concerned about his side, known for its mental toughness, choking in crunch situations after taking into account all the tight contests that ... Read more...

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Husain Abdullah’s Ramadan ends on Thursday


September 11th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Arizona Cardinals player Hamza Abdullah practiced through the month of Ramadan.During the month of Ramadan, Hamza endured the period and trained with his teammates. Though the player lost ... Read more...

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Archers confident of rich medals haul in Games


September 10th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Having sparkled in top rated tourneys like World Cups, Indian archers are hoping to hit the bull's eye in their quest for a medals bounty ... Read more...

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Snake Boat Race in Kerala preparations


July 29th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cochin (Kerala), July 29 (ANI): Braving the rough weather conditions, enthusiastic rowers carried out their first practice session for the upcoming Jawaharlal Nehru Trophy in the backwaters of Allepey here on Thursday. ... Read more...

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Ponting tips England to beat Pakistan in Test series


July 25th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that England are better equipped to win their upcoming series against Pakistan.Ponting said that England have got home advantage, and a comparatively balanced side. ... Read more...

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Indian American doc to compete in his first triathlon


July 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 17 (ANI): Indian American Sanjay Gupta is an award-winning, world-traveling journalist, a practicing neurosurgeon, and a best selling author, and this weekend, will compete in his first triathlon.He is ... Read more...

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Boxing, the latest stress buster for women


June 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): What was once a man's domain, the boxing ring is now being seen as a good way of working out the stress by many women.Just like in ... Read more...

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Green puts up a brave face after World Cup blunder


June 14th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 14 (IANS) If you are in England, you don't want to be in Robert Green's shoes after the goalkeeping blunder in the world cup match against the US. ... Read more...

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