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Yi Jianlian to carry flag for China in London


July 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian has been chosen to carry the flag of China at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games Friday."I am honoured ... Read more...

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Sharapova proud of her Russian origin


May 30th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Despite being the world's highest-earning sportswoman, Russian No.1 tennis player Maria Sharapova says she's proud to hail from a run-down Siberian town."I am really happy ... Read more...

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France’s PSG signs Brazilian Alex


January 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 28 (IANS) Brazilian defender Alex joined French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a two-and-half years' contract, the club confirmed.The Ligue 1 leaders had been tracking the ... Read more...

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BBC’S veteran snooker commentator ‘Whispering Ted’ dies


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): BBC's veteran snooker commentator "whispering" Ted Lowe has died after a prolonged illness. He was 90.Lowe was regarded as the "voice of snooker" and became a household ... Read more...

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Ronaldo retires


February 15th, 2011 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 15 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's soccer icon Ronaldo Nazario, shed a few tears as he announced his retirement citing "some important reasons", which include his interminable injuries and problems caused ... Read more...

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Smriti, Sharmila star draw in Hero Honda women’s golf


February 1st, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Smriti Mehra, India's leading women's professional player, and 19-year-old Sharmila Nicollet, the current leader on the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour, will be the star attractions in ... Read more...

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Man with golden heart Drogba dedicated to helping world’s sick


November 20th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Chelsea's ace striker Didier Drogba is not like any other footballer indulging in extravagance or cheating their partners, but is a man with a golden heart dedicated to ... Read more...

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Top mafia don-Pak intelligence agency nexus behind cricket match fixing epidemic?


November 10th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 10 (ANI): The nexus between a "top bookmaker and mafia don" and a "powerful intelligence agency" in Pakistan may be behind the match-fixing epidemic currently bedeviling cricket, an editorial in ... Read more...

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Computer beats human for the first time at Japanese chess


October 13th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13(ANI): For the first time, a computer has beaten a human at Japanese chess-shogi.It is not unusual as computers have been beating humans at western chess for years but it ... Read more...

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James Anderson poses nude for gay mag cover


September 21st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): England cricketer James Anderson has become the first professional player to feature on the cover page of gay magazine Attitude.Good-looking Anderson posed nude for October's issue of the ... Read more...

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Serena Williams admits couldn’t beat any man in top 100


July 5th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jul 5 (ANI): World No.1 and Wimbledon champion Serena Williams may frighten her female rivals with her all round game, but knows very well that she couldn't stay on the ... Read more...

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World Cup 2010 a family affair


June 11th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 11 (DPA) Family will play a role at the 2010 FIFA World Cup as Slovakia and the United States both have fathers coaching their sons, three nations have brothers in ... Read more...

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Match-fixing cloud over English domestic cricket


May 26th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) The English cricket Wednesday again came under the cloud of match fixing with reports surfacing that a county player has revealed that he was approached by an Indian ... Read more...

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New blow for tennis star by a UK court


April 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Tennis player Briton Robert Dee, who had filed a legal action against a British newspaper after it described him as the "world's worst player', has lost his case. ... Read more...

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Ferdinand rescues teenage fan from a life of crime, violence


December 27th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Ace Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand has rescued a teenage fan from a life of crime and violence through his charity.Londoner Sanchez Ming, 19, took to hanging out ... Read more...

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Snooker champion Burden aims to get into top-32


November 25th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Admitting that he did not expect such a close battle in the final, Alfred Burden of England said winning the IBSF World Snooker championship by defeating ... Read more...

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21-year-old in the Poker World Series final


November 9th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Las Vegas, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is an amazing final match in the Poker World Series 2009. As it has a 21-year-old professional poker player battling it out with a ... Read more...

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Johl, Muniyappa and Lahiri earn full card for 2009 Asian Tour


January 18th, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rayong (Thailand), Jan 18 (IANS) Amandeep Johl made a strong return to form with a final round of four-under 69 that saw him emerge as the best Indian golfer in tied 19th ... Read more...

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Bjorkman gets a final Olympic dream with wildcard entry


July 1st, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 1 (DPA) Veteran Jonas Bjorkman and teenager Kei Nishokori were among a dozen players thrown a lifeline with tennis wildcards into the Beijing Olympic tournament. Bjorkman, who will bow out ... Read more...

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Pietersen ready to lead England against South Africa


June 28th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen, who has been appointed the England captain in place of banned Paul Collingwood, says he is ready to lead the side against South Africa, the land ... Read more...

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