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I will be hard to beat next season: Blake


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) Reigning 100 metres world champion Yohan Blake has sent out an early warning that he will be hard to beat when the new track and field ... Read more...

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Next year will be my last on Tour: Bhupathi


September 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday made the All India Tennis Association (AITA) decision to ban him for two years look silly by announcing that next year ... Read more...

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Sindhu knocks out London gold winner out of China Masters (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou, Sep 14 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu played the match of her life to knock London Olympics gold winner Li Xuerui out of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here ... Read more...

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Champion Russian wrestler dies of heart attack at 35


September 13th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former European Greco-Roman wrestling champion Sergei Artyukhin has died of a heart attack aged 35, the Russian Wrestling Federation announced Thursday.Artyukhin, the brother of ex-NHL ... Read more...

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Coach key to my success, says Bolt


September 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has hailed coach Glen Mills as the key to his recent success at the London Olympics.The 26-year-old swept both sprints to become ... Read more...

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Andy Murray Survived Mass School Shooting


September 12th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 25 year old tennis star from Britain Andy Murray won the US open championship on Monday night. He also has a gold medal from the London ... Read more...

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Belarus shot putter Ostapchuk banned for one year


September 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 11 (IANS) Belarus shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who had her Olympic title stripped in London for failing a drug test, received a one-year ban Tuesday.Ostapchuk won the gold ... Read more...

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Medvedev lauds ‘courageous’ Russian paralympians


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.Monumental efforts particularly in athletics, where 19 gold were won, and ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt to visit New Zealand


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will visit New Zealand next month through his association with a sports drink.Hot on the heels of his stunning Olympics ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Jay-Z celebrate with Lady Gaga


September 11th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Singers Rihanna and Jay-Z partied hard with Lady Gaga, post the London Paralympic closing ceremony performance.Both the singers gave an energetic performance at the closing ... Read more...

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Head-to-head: Djokovic vs. Murray


September 10th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) The US Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Britain's makes for an exciting clash at the Flushing ... Read more...

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PM honours Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday presented special awards to Olympic medallists Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt.Boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Dutt were given a ... Read more...

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‘British kids don’t find reading interesting’


September 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A study in Britain has warned of children increasingly viewing reading as not so interesting an activity possibly due to their involvement with the internet and ... Read more...

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Perry, Mayer reconcile?


September 7th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 7 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has reportedly reunited with guitarist John Mayer. The two were spotted going to a restaurant together.The couple, said to have dated ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton pregnant?


September 6th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Kate Middleton is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Prince William.The couple, who tied the knot April 29 last year, has reportedly been trying ... Read more...

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Kafelnikov to play golf for Ukraine


September 5th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former tennis World No.1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov has snubbed his home country Russia to pursue his dream of Olympic golf with Ukraine, he said Wednesday.Since retiring ... 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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Jay Z to perform at Paralympics closing


September 5th, 2012 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer Jay Z will reportedly join Coldplay on stage at the Paralympic games closing ceremony in London.The Paralympics are organised for sportsmen who are physically ... Read more...

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Brand, Halliwell part ways?


September 4th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand and singer Geri Halliwell are reportedly on the verge of parting ways.Brand, 37, is not looking for a strong commitment after ... Read more...

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Maradona appointed Dubai’s sports ambassador


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was fired as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl Football Club in July, has been appointed an honorary sports ambassador of ... Read more...

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No mixed doubles without Jwala, says Diju


September 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju expressed surprise over reports that his mixed event partner Jwala Gutta is taking a sabbatical from the game, and said ... Read more...

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Price wants to participate in Olympics


September 1st, 2012 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Glamour model Katie Price is keen on being part of the Great Britain (GB) team in the 2016 Olympics and has already started practising horse ... Read more...

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Katie Price sets her sights on 2016 Olympics


August 31st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former glamour model Katie Price is spending thousands of pounds on horses in the belief and hope that she will be chosen to represent team GB in ... Read more...

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Is Johnny Ball going to join ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?


August 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnny Ball, the father of former Strictly Come Dancing dancer Zoe Ball, has just signed up to participate in the strictly come dancing show. If he participates ... Read more...

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Jwala takes a sabbatical, Ashwini looks for a partner


August 31st, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India's famed badminton doubles exponent Jwala Gutta has decided to go on a sabbatical, telling her partner Ashwini Ponnappa to look out for a partner.... Read more...

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Bolt breezes to take 200m in Zurich Diamond League


August 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 31 (IANS) London Olympics champion Usain Bolt sprinted to a comfortable 200m win in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.Bolt posted a meet record of 19.66 seconds as ... Read more...

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Mel C unaware of Halliwell, Brand affair


August 31st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Melanie Chisholm is clueless about fellow Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell's growing proximity with British comedian Russell Brand."I don't know what's going on. I ... Read more...

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I have opened doors for other women wrestlers: Geeta Phogat


August 30th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of ... Read more...

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Hockey India to appoint high performance manager


August 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In the aftermath of the London debacle, Hockey India (HI) Wednesday decided to appoint a high performance manager, who will oversee the affairs of all ... Read more...

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Russia’s women’s volleyball coach dies


August 29th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russia's women's volleyball team has died, a federation spokesman said. Sergei Ovchinnikov was 43.The cause of death was unclear.Ovchinnikov led the ... Read more...

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Brand, Halliwell bond over yoga


August 29th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand and singer Geri Halliwell, who are rumoured to be dating each other, reportedly bonded big time while practising yoga.Halliwell, 40, who ... Read more...

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French steeplechase runner banned for 10 years


August 29th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 29 (IANS) French steeplechase runner Nour-Eddine Gezzar will have to serve a 10-year ban after a second doping offence, the French Athletics Federation said.The 32-year-old was denied a ... Read more...

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Pistorius predicts hard race at Paralympics


August 29th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius said the men's T44 100 metres final at the London Paralympics will be difficult to win.The South African is the defending champion ... Read more...

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I feared I was pregnant: Sharapova


August 28th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said she feared she was pregnant when she contracted a stomach bug earlier this month.Sharapova withdrew from the Canadian ... Read more...

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Brand dating Halliwell?


August 28th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand is reportedly dating singer Geri Halliwell.Brand, 37, and Halliwell, 40, got to know each other during the London Olympics closing ceremony. ... Read more...

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