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Olympic football: Menezes refutes Brazil gold medal pressure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has said his team is not feeling the pressure of aiming for the country's first Olympic football gold medal.Brazil will ... Read more...

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Brazil officials deny Manchester United deal for Lucas


August 6th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) denied reports that Lucas Moura was granted leave from the country's Olympic team to sign with English club Manchester United.Britain's ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Brazil captain Silva wary of South Korea


August 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil football captain Thiago Silva said Sunday his team will ignore its status as favourites in Tuesday's Olympic semi-final against South Korea at Old Trafford.Brazil ... Read more...

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Barcelona in bid to secure Neymar after Olympics


July 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 30 (IANS) Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the football club is hoping to secure the transfer of Brazil star Neymar after the London ... Read more...

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Beckham left out of Britain’s Olympic squad


June 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Former England captain David Beckham has been left out of the Great Britain Olympic football squad by head coach Stuart Pearce.Beckham said: "Naturally I am ... Read more...

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Japanese midfielder Kagawa to join Man United


June 5th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Borussia Dortmund's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa is to join Manchester United pending the issue of a UK work permit, the English club said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams quits smoking


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) After putting an end to his drinking habit, Robbie Williams has now kicked the butt.The 38-year-old gave up drinking after getting hooked on drugs and ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar: A diminutive man and colossal cricketer (Profile)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
A shy, diminutive 16-year-old cricketer with curly locks made his Test debut for India in Karachi on Nov 15, 1989. It was a momentous year in world history with communist ... Read more...

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Athletic look to progress in Europe


March 14th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 14 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao prepare for one of the most important nights of football when they entertain Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa ... Read more...

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Bilbao upset Man U in Europa League


March 9th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Spain's Athletic Bilbao stunned Manchester United with a convincing performance in the Europa League, outclassing the English champions in a 3-2 away win at Old Trafford ... Read more...

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Modric is Man U’s prime summer target


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) English Premier League giants Manchester United are planning a 50 million pound bid for Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who is currently playing for rival club ... Read more...

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Scholes returns to Manchester United


January 9th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) Former England midfielder Paul Scholes has made a sensational return to Manchester United after retiring from professional football at the end of last year's English ... Read more...

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Fan who backed Premier League underdogs lands bet


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An English Premier League fan could not believe his luck when his highly unlikely predictions came to pass. The Everton fan staked five pounds on ... Read more...

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Giggs to discuss future with Manchester United


December 24th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Welsh football veteran Ryan Giggs will soon discuss his future with English Premier League reigning champions Manchester United.The 38-year-old Giggs starred for United as they trounced ... Read more...

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Committed to Arsenal till last day of contract: Wenger


November 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Arsene Wenger has rubbished rumours of his leaving Arsenal, saying he is committed to the club till the last day of his contract, which expires ... Read more...

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Luis Suarez charged by FA for racial abuse


November 17th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) On a day when FIFA president Sepp Blatter said there was no racism in football, the Football Association (FA) charged Liverpool's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for ... Read more...

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Mario Balotelli’s house catches fire after fireworks zoom off in wrong direction


October 24th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, Oct 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli lifted his jersey to reveal an inner T-shirt that had a question which only he could answer. After scoring against Manchester United ... Read more...

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Trash Tevez t-shirt campaign brings together United and City fans


October 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A 'Trash Tevez T-shirt' campaign has brought both Manchester United and City football fans together ahead of Sunday's much awaited clash between the two clubs ... Read more...

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England play six Tests, 13 ODIs and four T-20s next summer


September 30th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a hectic international schedule for next summer for World No.1 Test team England who play with the ... Read more...

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Ferguson hails oldie goldie Giggs


September 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson hailed his veteran striker Ryan Giggs who scored a superb left-foot strike against Benfica in Champions League Wednesday - 17 ... Read more...

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Lack of partnerships proved crucial: Dhoni


September 1st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said lack of partnerships cost the team a six-wicket defeat against England in the one-off Twenty20 international at the Old Trafford ... Read more...

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India can certainly bounce back in ODIs: Broad


September 1st, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad expects India to bounce back in the five-match ODI series starting Saturday.Broad led England to a six-wicket win in the one-off ... Read more...

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Scoreboard: India vs. England, Twenty20


September 1st, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the lone Twenty20 international between India and England at the Old Trafford here Wednesday.India:Parthiv Patel c Broad b Dernbach 10Ajinkya ... Read more...

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India lose only Twenty20 international in England (Lead)


September 1st, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) A win eluded India once again as they lost the lone Twenty20 international against England by six wickets at the Old Trafford here Wednesday.Sterling displays from ... Read more...

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England beat India by six wickets in Twenty20


September 1st, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) England beat India by six wickets in their Twenty20 international match at the Old Trafford here Wednesday.Mahendra Singh Dhoni had won the toss and opted to ... Read more...

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India opt to bat in Twenty20 match


September 1st, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Manchester, Aug 31 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against England in the Twenty20 International at the Old Trafford here Wednesday.India: Parthiv Patel, ... Read more...

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Capello leaves out Rio, Crouch from England squad


August 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) England manager Fabio Capello is not convinced about the fitness of Rio Ferdinand and has left out the Manchester United defender from the squad for ... Read more...

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England rest Pietersen for one-day series against India


August 27th, 2011 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) England rested their star batsman Kevin Pietersen for the five-match one-day series against India following their 4-0 Test series win. He has, however, been named in ... Read more...

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Lord’s awaits Tendulkar’s signature


July 20th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar likes to leave his imprints on history. The magnitude of the occasion gets the best out of him. And the moment will not ... Read more...

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City will be a thorn in our flesh: Ferguson


July 19th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted for the first time that "noisy neighbours" Manchester City can no longer be ignored at Old Trafford."There was ... Read more...

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India beat Qatar in international football friendly


July 18th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 18 (IANS) India held on to their early lead to beat a higher-ranked Qatar in an international football friendly at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha Sunday night.It ... Read more...

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India’s batting trio await their last hurrah in England


July 17th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) At the twilight of their incredible careers, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman could be touring England for one last time. The batting trio ... Read more...

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Ferguson rejects reports of Sneijder’s move to Manchester United


July 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson Thursday rejected reports that Dutch star Wesley Sneijder was moving to Old Trafford from Italian club Inter Milan.The Italian media ... Read more...

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It was pleasing to win the series after being behind: Cook


July 10th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) England One-day captain Alastair Cook lauded his team for winning the series against Sri Lanka and insisted his stellar batting performance in the the five matches ... Read more...

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Cook answers his critics, says he was always good for ODIs


July 7th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) England's One-day International captain Alastair Cook, who answered his critics by smashing 95 runs off 75 balls in the team's ODI win over Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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