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FIFA gives India checklist for hosting U-17 World Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Friday gave India a checklist to abide by if the country is to host the Under-17 World Cup.Valcke's pre-requisites include ... Read more...

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Cameroon footballers want to play in India’s I-League


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A second-string Cameroon side might have suffered a 4-5 loss to India in the just-concluded Nehru Cup but many of the footballers now want to ... Read more...

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AIFF forms two bodies for club-licensing criteria


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With I-League clubs repeatedly failing to meet club licensing criteria, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Wednesday formed two committees that would ensure that the ... Read more...

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Sahara pick up Lucknow franchise of HI League


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) Indian hockey's chief sponsor Sahara India Pariwar announced Monday that they have bought the Lucknow franchise of the proposed Hockey India League (HIL).Speaking on the occasion ... Read more...

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Hockey India signs 28 domestic players for pro-league


June 8th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Top Indian forwards Shivendra Singh, Tushar Khandekar and Yuvraj Walmiki, besides 25 others, signed up for the inaugural cash-rich professional league of Hockey India (HI) ... Read more...

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Hockey India’s league in January with six teams


June 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Hockey India's (HI) ambitious professional league will hit-in during January-February next year with six city-based teams to start with.HI secretary-general Narinder Batra told IANS Friday ... Read more...

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SAI official in trouble for allowing banned athletes to train


March 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The inquiry committee, set-up by Sports Minister Ajay Maken to go into the circumstances in which athletes undergoing a doping ban were allowed to train ... Read more...

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Every sport needs an icon: Suniel Shetty


March 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Citing the phenomenal popularity of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actor Suniel Shetty, who will host the wrestling show "EPW-Saviours", says it is important to create an ... Read more...

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FIH gives HI and IHF a month to resolve tangle


February 27th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre Monday said that Hockey India (HI) and the derecognised Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should merge for the betterment ... Read more...

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Indian footballers want a well managed PLS


February 14th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian footballers want the much awaited Professional League Soccer (PLS) managed well so that it benefits the game in the country.Ace striker Sunil Chettri said ... Read more...

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Former French international Trezeguet to join River Plate


December 17th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 17 (IANS) Former French international David Trezeguet is to join the Argentine football powerhouse River Plate on a two-and-half year deal after undergoing a medical examination, the ... Read more...

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Iranian soccer player sacked for ‘immoral’ goal celebration


November 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 6 (IANS) Iran's Persepolis soccer club has sacked defender Sheis Rezaei for his "immoral" goal celebration during the 3-2 victory over local Damash club.Rezaei and his teammate Mohammad ... Read more...

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FIH looks at India as a major hockey hub


May 11th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India will be the focal point of world hockey for the next four years. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has drawn up an ambitious programme ... Read more...

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‘HI has to deal with players appearing in World Series Hockey’


May 11th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) Wednesday said it is up to Hockey India (HI) to deal with the players appearing in the World Series Hockey (WSH), ... Read more...

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AFC relaxes rules to accommodate four erring I-League clubs


April 14th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Thursday yet again deferred its ultimatum to Indian clubs on the licensing criteria to be eligible to play in the ... Read more...

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ONGC, Air India, HAL excluded from next season’s I-League


April 13th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) After missing several deadlines, three I-League clubs - Air India, ONGC and HAL - will finally face the axe from the elite division football league ... Read more...

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US Lingerie Football League goes to Canada (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 13 (IANS) The US-based Lingerie Football League (LFL), where young women play the game in, well, lingerie, has named Toronto its first international franchise.Launched in 2009, the LFL ... Read more...

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American lingerie football goes to Canada


April 13th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 13 (IANS) The US-based Lingerie Football League, where sexy young women play the game in bras and panties in front of mostly male fans, has named Toronto its ... Read more...

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FIH cannot stop players from joining World Series: IHF


January 27th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Thursday said it was "surprised" at the world body FIH de-recognising the World Series Hockey (WSH) and threatening players with a ban ... Read more...

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Pheonix Mercury Basketball Star Diana Taurasi Tests Positive For mild Stimulant


December 24th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Phoenix Mercury stand-out Diana Taurasi is hogging the limelight after her attorney revealed to a reputed media outlets that the much-acclaimed basketball player has tested positive ... Read more...

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Sourav, Mouma win National Ranking TT titles


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Sourav Chakroborty and Mouma Das of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won the men's and women's titles at the National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (North Zone) here ... Read more...

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Vijay Mallya hands over Mohun Bagan baton to son


December 20th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Adhering to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regulations, liquor baron Vijay Mallya has resigned as the director of the Mohun Bagan football club but remains the chairman of ... Read more...

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NCAA Rules Kentucky Freshman Enes Kanter Permanently Ineligible


November 12th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) University of Kentucky freshman Enes Kanter who was considered to be one of the top prospects of the 2011 NBA Draft, has been ruled ineligible by ... Read more...

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AFC president asks AIFF to come down hard on erring I-League clubs


September 13th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad Bin Hammam said Monday that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will not allow clubs to participate in next year's I-League ... Read more...

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Taiwan plans to join World Cup in 2038


July 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, July 10 (DPA) Taiwan plans to participate in the World Cup football tournament by 2038, a sports official said Saturday. Lu Kun-shan, director of the Chinese-Taipei Football Association, said the World Cup ... Read more...

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Sesa Football Academy’s new facility inaugurated in Goa


February 15th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Sesa Football Academy's state of the art infrastructural facility was inaugurated at Sirsaim by chief minister Digambar Kamat here Monday. The new facility that has a football turf, ... Read more...

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AIFF seek Asian body’s help to professionalise I-League


December 16th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has sought help from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to professionalise the I-League. AIFF general-secretary Alberto Colaco said the national federation ... Read more...

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Chinese football, a source of shame for its fans for years


November 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 30(ANI): In spite of conquering every sport played the world over, China's performance in football has been a source of shame for its fans for years, with the national team ... Read more...

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Indian players make a mark in game of baseball in US


November 5th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Hothpur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 5 (ANI): Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel hailing from two obscure places in Uttar Pradesh have made India proud by excelling as the first ever Indian baseball players ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabian millionaires can buy most English football clubs: Almedlej


October 9th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8(ANI): Dr Hafez Almedlej, the chairman of the Saudi Professional League Commission, has claimed that English football clubs are gaining in popularity and a dozen Saudi Arabian millionaires might ... Read more...

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Professionalise I-League or face action, AFC warning to AIFF


August 27th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A senior official of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is unhappy that the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) ignored repeated reminders and warnings to make the I-League professional ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh and Co to seek out new Bollywood starlet at IPL games


April 16th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty will be among those watching all the women attending the Indian Professional League games in South ... Read more...

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Bollywood minstrels to mark IPL launch in Cape Town


April 15th, 2009 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Cape Town, April 15 (IANS) The streets of South Africa's carnival city will be awash with Bollywood stars in a different off-screen guise joining the famed Cape Minstrel groups ... Read more...

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Akhtar urges PCB to launch cash-rich T20 league to attract cricket stars


December 17th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.17 (ANI): Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes Pakistan can lure foreign cricket stars back to the country by showing them the money. The enigmatic pacer star told reporters here on Tuesday ... Read more...

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Shoaib urges India to follow England’s example


December 16th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan's star pacer Shoaib Akhtar Tuesday complimented England for their decision to tour India in spite of security concerns and urged Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men to show ... Read more...

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