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D’Ambrosio to replace Grosjean for Italian GP


September 5th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Monza (Italy), Sep 5 (IANS) Lotus reserve driver Jerome d'Ambrosio will replace the suspended Romain Grosjean in Sunday's Formula One Italian Grand Prix here.The 26-year-old Belgian gets his chance after ... Read more...

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Anzhi confirm Diarra signing


September 4th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra has joined Anzhi Makhachkala football club, the big-spending Russian outfit has confirmed.Diarra becomes Anzhi's highest-profile signing of the summer. Neither club ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: India to face Pakistan in quarters


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 16 (IANS) India trounced minnows Papua New Guinea by 107 runs to set up a quarterfinal clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at ... Read more...

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Kagawa’s girlfriend set to sizzle Manchester


July 14th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Manchester United's newest signing Japanese Shinji Kagawa is set to add a dash of glamour to Old Trafford, thanks to his girlfriend Ameri Ichinose.Ichinose, an ... Read more...

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Watson not surprised by spirited Windies


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (St. Vincent), March 22 (IANS/CMC) Australia captain Shane Watson says the West Indies' fighting spirit in the ongoing five-match One-day international series has not come as a surprise. West Indies ... Read more...

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Sachin should keep going: Time


March 18th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Hailing Sachin Tendulkar's feat of scoring 100 centuries, Time magazine has joined issue with those seeking his retirement saying the Indian cricket legend has "earned ... Read more...

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Third tier Mirandes reach semis of Spanish Copa del Rey


January 25th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 25 (IANS) Third-tier side Mirandes produced one of the biggest surprises in the history of Spain's Copa del Rey football when they defeated Espanyol to earn a place ... Read more...

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Real Madrid reach quarterfinal of Copa del Rey


January 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Real Madrid booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Spanish Copa del Rey thanks to a 1-0 win away to Malaga.The win came courtesy a ... Read more...

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ICC reinstates minnows in Cricket World Cup (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 28 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) in a U-turn Tuesday decided to allow the minnows to play in the 2015 World Cup, and also leave ... Read more...

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Pakistan manager happy with performance in Ireland


May 31st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 31 (IANS) Pakistan cricket manager Intikhab Alam believes "good relationship" between the players and the team management was the prime reason behind Pakistan's 2-0 series triumph over minnows ... Read more...

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Black Caps hoping for history to repeat itself against Proteas


March 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Black Caps are happy to be underdogs heading into tomorrow night's quarterfinal against South Africa in Dhaka, but are quietly hoping for history to repeat itself when ... Read more...

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Future of 50-over cricket safe: Lorgat


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 23 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said Wednesday the success of the World Cup has proved that the future of One-Day Internationals (ODIs) is ... Read more...

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Pakistan unpredictable, West Indies inconsistent (Preview)


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan are unpredictable even if they are in form. They still start favourites against an equally inconstant West Indies in the first quarter-final of the ... Read more...

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David Hussey must play in place of White: Mark Waugh


March 17th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 17 (ANI): Former opener Mark Waugh wants out of form Cameron White to be replaced by David Hussey, who has been left out of Australia's last two matches against Kenya ... Read more...

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Aussies raring to play big games; target Pakistan (Sidebar)


March 17th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Title holder Australia has set its sights on bigger games ahead in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and vowed to give a tough fight to ... Read more...

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Fans taunt Tait for hounding Canadian batsman (World Cup Diary)


March 16th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Australian Shaun Tait, who bowled at an awesome 146-148kmph speed, was taunted by about 1,000 fans in the stadium after Canadian top-order batsman Zubin Surkari was ... Read more...

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Heral Patel rips apart Australian seamers, Canada score 211 (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Teenaged opener Heral Patel gave an explosive start to Canada, launching an audacious assault on Australian pacers, but the minnows lost their way thereafter and set ... Read more...

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Canada take on Australia in near empty stadium


March 16th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) The last league match of the 2011 World Cup here began Wednesday between minnows Canada and defending champions Australia at the Chinnaswamy stadium, with a few ... Read more...

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We will fight for honours against Australia: Bagai


March 15th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 15 (IANS) Undeterred by the invincible reputation of Australia, minnows Canada are determined to put a fight in their last 2011 World Cup league match here Wednesday."We have ... Read more...

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Ponting wants his spinners to strike


March 15th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 15 (IANS) Australian skipper Ricky Ponting Tuesday hoped his spinners, Steven Smith and Jason Krejza, would strike Wednesday in their Group A fixture against Canada here and get ... Read more...

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For cricket’s future, minnows must be encouraged: Roebuck


March 15th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 15 (ANI): Cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said that the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) move not to allow weaker teams to play in the 2015 World Cup would be a ... Read more...

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Haven’t seen a new team emerging from this World Cup: Ponting


March 12th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Australian skipper Ricky Ponting Saturday reiterated his stand on the participation of the minnows in the next World Cup, saying they are not consistent enough to ... Read more...

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Afridi worried over Pak’s poor show against New Zealand, Canada


March 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Pallekele, Mar 10(ANI): Pakistan's limited overs captain Shahid Afridi is a worried man as his team flopped miserably against New Zealand in the ongoing World Cup on Tuesday, and that they were ... Read more...

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Michael Hussey will play a big part in rest of Oz World Cup campaign: Clarke


March 10th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 10(ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke believes that rival nations at the World Cup would be even more wary of his team because of veteran batsman Michael Hussey's inclusion."I think opposition ... Read more...

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Ireland moves past Zimbabwe in ICC one-day rankings


March 8th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 8 (ANI): Minnows Ireland have leapfrogged Zimbabwe in the one-day international cricket rankings after their stunning Cricket World Cup win over England.The sensational victory in Bangalore earned Ireland, a second-tier, ... Read more...

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Spectators disinterested in clash of minnows (Diary)


March 7th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The security personnel manning the gates at the Ferozeshah Kotla had a ball Tuesday as they had nothing much to do with only the diehard ... Read more...

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Nannes to join Aussies as standby player for World Cup


March 7th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 7(ANI): Australian chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that Victorian Bushrangers fast bowler Dirk Nannes will join the squad as a standby player for the World Cup.It comes after ... Read more...

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Unfazed Ireland looks ahead for better performance


March 7th, 2011 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) Down but not yet out is the message a disappointed Ireland skipper William Porterfield sought to convey late Sunday after his defiant team lost to fancied ... Read more...

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Canada have the edge over Kenya (Preview)


March 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Canada will have an edge over Kenya when the two minnows clash in a World Cup Group A match at the Ferozshah Kotla here Monday.Kenyan ... Read more...

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Michael Hussey replaces injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup team


March 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 6(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Hussey has been recalled into the 15-man World Cup team a month after he was ruled out of it due to injury.It comes a week after ... Read more...

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Race to replace injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup squad down to three players


March 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 6 (ANI): Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that pacers Peter Siddle and Dirk Nannes, as well as veteran Mike Hussey, were in the frame to join the World cup ... Read more...

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Bangalore set for cracker of contest


March 6th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) A week after the high-octane India-England match ended in a dramatic tie, this tech-hub is set for another cracker of a contest Sunday afternoon, with an ... Read more...

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India not taking Ireland lightly, says Dhoni


March 5th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Ireland are no longer minnows for India after their dramatic victory over England, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted here Saturday."Defeat by Bangladesh in 2007 edition still ... Read more...

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Stumbling win against Canada “a wake-up call” for Pakistan


March 4th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 4(ANI): Pakistan's poor performance against World Cup minnows Canada in the ICC World Cup group-stage match on Thursday is "a wake-up call" for the 1992 trophy winners, skipper Shahid Afridi ... Read more...

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England skipper pats Ireland for sensational victory


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) A distraught English skipper Andrew Strauss late Wednesday was gracious to acknowledge that minnows Ireland fully deserved victory in their Group B encounter in the ICC ... Read more...

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