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Bayern Munich beat Valencia 2-1 at Champions League


September 20th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 20 (IANS) Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos ensured a successful start for Bayern Munich in their Champions League football campaign, defeating Juventus 2-1 at the Allianz Arena.Bayern started ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Phil Jones for up to eight weeks


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury in training, the team said.England ... Read more...

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Easy win for Real Madrid, but Ronaldo suffers injury


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals of the season but had to leave the pitch injured in the second half as his side enjoyed a ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup final: Cameroon can spoil India’s party (Preview)


September 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The trial run between reigning Nehru Cup champions India and challengers Cameroon was of little help in judging the relative strengths of the two teams ... Read more...

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Real Madrid entertain Granada at home


September 1st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Real Madrid will aim to maintain the feel good factor after winning the Spanish Supercup when they face Granada in the Spanish La Liga football Sunday ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Syria beat Nepal for first win


August 30th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) In a match that had little bearing to the group table, Syria easily beat Nepal 2-0 Thursday to record their first win in the Nehru ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: India one win away from a third final (Preview)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) On current form India should beat a struggling Nepal and make their third straight final of the Nehru Cup here Tuesday.India appeared a bit rusty ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Cameroon outclass Nepal 5-0 (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Cameroon set the Nehru Cup football tournament alight by drubbing Nepal 5-0 at the Jawaharlal Stadium here Sunday.Midfielder Ebanga Bertin orchestrated a comprehensive win for ... Read more...

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We are yet to play to our potential: Subrata Paul


August 24th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India goalkeeper Subrata Paul said Friday that they were not at their best in their match against Syria and were yet to play to their ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Maldives impress against Nepal


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maldives continued their dominance over Nepal and gave a good account of themselves with a 2-1 win over their South Asian rivals in the ... Read more...

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Dynamo Kiev beat Monchengladbach in Champions League playoff


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) Dynamo Kiev came from behind to beat their German hosts Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in the first leg of UEFA Champions League playoff.Playing after 16 years in ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India lose to SA, finish 12th


August 11th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) South Africa gave the finishing touches to India's disastrous campaign in the Olympic men's hockey competition with a 3-2 win in the classification match for 11-12 ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Jittery India suffer third defeat


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A jittery India crashed to a 2-5 defeat against Germany for their third straight reverse in Group B of the Olympic men's hockey competition here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Valiant Indians go down 2-3 to the Netherlands (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Eight time winners India gave tough fight to much higher ranked Netherlands before going down 2-3 in their opening London Olympic Games pool B men's hockey ... Read more...

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Play Indian-style attacking hockey: Vasudevan Baskaran (Interview)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Vasudevan Baskaran, who led India to its last Olympic hockey gold 32 years ago, feels the team needs to adopt the aggressive "Indian style of play" ... Read more...

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1996 Olympics: Divided Indian hockey team make another poor finish (Sports Special)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Apparently, Indian hockey had not learnt anything from past mistakes as intrigue and dissension continued to plague the national team that, along with the officials of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), ... Read more...

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1984 Olympics: India missed medal when it was for taking (Sports Special)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Reckoned to be one of the best teams ever in the post-Independence era, the Indian squad for the 1984 Olympics glowed with talent and promise to an extent that nothing less ... Read more...

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India hold UAE 1-1 in U-22 AFC Championship qualifier


June 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 29 (IANS) The Indian under-22 football team showed some character in holding a formidable United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1-1 in the U-22 AFC Championship qualifiers at the Royal ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Italy ready for German pressure, says coach Prandelli


June 28th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Keeping hold of the ball will negate Germany's main tactic of pinning Italy back inside their half, Italian coach Cesare Prandelli said ahead of their ... Read more...

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Prayag United signs up Costa Rican midfielder (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) I-League football club Prayag United have signed up Costa Rican international medio Carlos Hernandez, the top scorer in the Australian A League last year, for the ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Last chance to change for Dutch team


June 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS) The Dutch national team is on the brink of elimination at Euro 2012 and coach Bert van Marwijk has indicated that things will change in ... Read more...

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Time running out for England’s Golden Generation: Hodgson


June 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Senior England players such as John Terry and Steven Gerrard are running out of time in the national side as young talent emerges, England coach ... Read more...

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Germany’s Gomez breaks deadlock for win over Portugal (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Mario Gomez header helped Germany to register a 1-0 win over Portugal in their Euro 2012 Group B opener here Saturday.The win ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Germany take on Portugal in first top clash


June 8th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS) Germany will resume their long-standing rivalry against Portugal in their opening Group B match at the European Championship Saturday when the two traditional powers are ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to meet Services in Santosh Trophy final


May 27th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Cuttack, May 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu held onto a first-half lead to pip Manipur 2-0 in the semi-finals here Saturday and book a summit clash with Services in the final ... Read more...

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Services scrape past Kerala to enter Santosh Trophy final


May 25th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cuttack, May 25 (IANS) Services scored once in each half as they beat Kerala 2-1 at the Barabati Stadium here Friday to advance to the final of the 66th Santosh ... Read more...

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Junior Asia Cup: India beaten by Malaysia in semis


May 10th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Malacca (Malaysia), May 10 (IANS) India lost 0-2 to Malaysia in the semi-final of the 7th Junior Men's Asia Cup Hockey Tournament played at the MBM Hockey Stadium here Thursday.India ... Read more...

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Salgaocar edge past Chirag 1-0 in I-League


April 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 29 (IANS) Defending champions Salgaocar SC scraped past Chiag United Kerala 1-0 in the I-League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda here Sunday.Salgaocar captain Luciano Sabrosa made ... Read more...

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Real Madrid defeat Barcelona in Camp Nou


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Real Madrid took a huge step towards winning the Spainsh Primera Liga title as they defeated defending champions FC Barcelona 2-1 in the Camp Nou ... Read more...

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East Bengal scrape past Chirag United 4-3


April 16th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) East Bengal beat Chirag United Kerala 4-3 in a thrilling I-League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan here Monday.For East Bengal, Penn Orji scored in the ... Read more...

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Real Madrid to play Apoel in Champions League


April 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Real Madrid face what in theory should be a comfortable evening when they entertain APOEL Nicosia in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal ... Read more...

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WSH: Punjab outplay Lions to enter final


April 1st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) An aggressive Sher-E-Punjab punished an errant Karnataka Lions 4-1 en route to the final of the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey competition here Sunday.The score-line was ... Read more...

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WSH: Comets move closer to semi-final spot


March 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Chandigarh Comets virtually assured themselves a berth in the semi-finals when they defeated Chennai Cheetahs 4-0 in the World Series Hockey competition here Monday.The victory that ... Read more...

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I-League: East Bengal beat Salgaocar 1-0


March 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) East Bengal put their title aspirations back on track with a 1-0 win over Salgaocar SC, in the 21st round of the I-League at the Yuba ... Read more...

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WSH: Karnataka Lions shock Punjab


March 24th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 23 (IANS) Former India goalkeeper Devesh Chauhan saved the blushes for Karnataka Lions who stumbled to a 2-1 win against leaders Sher-E-Punjab in the World Series Hockey tournament ... Read more...

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