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Smith credits daughter for resurgence


April 1st, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 1 (IANS/CMC) Dashing West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith says his six-year-old daughter Niyesha is a key reason behind his resurgence.The 28-year-old right-hander has enjoyed a purple patch of ... Read more...

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Don’t put pressure on Kohli, says Sachin Tendulkar


March 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The in-form Virat Kohli should not be put under too much pressure in the wake of his stupendous success with the bat, feels his senior ... 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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Ghosal goes down fighting in Punj Lloyd Squash


December 15th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal went down fighting to England's Peter Barker in the pre-quarterfinals of the Punj Lloyd Squash Masters here Thursday, ending India's challenge in the ... Read more...

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Hedwall wins Women’s Indian Open golf, Sharmila top Indian


December 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Dec 11 (IANS) Sweden's Caroline Hedwall struck a purple patch in the middle of her final round with four straight birdies to win the Hero Women's Indian Open here ... Read more...

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Injured Barath out of Test series, Simmons is replacement


October 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, Oct 19 (IANS/CMC) Injury has forced West Indies opener Adrian Barath out of the Test series against Bangladesh, starting later this week, and selectors have called up in-form opener Lendl ... Read more...

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Mary Kom eases into semis of National Boxing


October 14th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 14 (IANS) Five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom (51 kg) eased into the sem-finals of the Women's National Boxing Championship with a 17-0 victory over P. Nirosha of ... Read more...

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Male fish extremely choosy about mates


October 12th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Male fish can be extremely choosy about females, depending on how attractive or good looking they are, before committing themselves.In their choice of mates, males also ... Read more...

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World boxing meet: Devendro, Manoj make it to London Olympics


October 4th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Devendro Singh (49kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by advancing to the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Championships in ... Read more...

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India will go into third Test with No.1 Test ranking at stake


August 9th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 9 (IANS) Down 0-2 in the four-Test series, India's reputation as fearsome fighters and their World No.1 ranking will be on the line when they square up ... Read more...

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Vidya Pillai extends reign as national snooker champion


July 25th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Vidya Pillai extended her reign as the ladies National snooker champion with a comfortable 3-1 win against the inexperienced Arantxa Sanchis of Maharashtra in ... Read more...

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Strauss hoping his pacers will bowl with accuracy


July 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss is banking on the accuracy of his pacers to take advantage of the weaknesses, if any, of the strong Indian batting ... Read more...

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India assured of two more medals at President’s Cup boxing


July 6th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 6 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist V. Santosh Kumar (64kg) and Jasveer Singh (81kg) entered the semifinals of the President's Cup boxing here Wednesday and assured India of ... Read more...

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Commanding win for Gill at Maharashtra rally


June 5th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik, June 5 (IANS) Expectedly, Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif), driving a modified 2000cc Mitsubishi Cedia, led a 1-2 finish for Team MRF along with Lohitt V. Urs (PVS Murthy) ... Read more...

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I am going through the best phase of my career: Yuvraj (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) In-form Yuvraj Singh Thursday rated India's World Cup quarterfinal victory over Australia as special and said he was going through the best phase of his ... Read more...

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Beating the four-time World Champions is special: Yuvraj


March 25th, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) In-form Yuvraj Singh Thursday rated India's victory over Australia as special and said the pressure of playing the four-time World Cup champions was something he ... Read more...

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Stopping England juggernaut won’t be easy for Ireland: Bresnan


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar.2 (ANI): While Ireland skipper William Porterfield believes his team will hit a purple patch against England in their World Cup encounter here today, fast bowler Tim Bresnan who snared ... Read more...

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India eyes first-ever ODI series win in South Africa


January 20th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Port Elizabeth, Jan 20 (IANS) India would be looking to complete a series win when they take on South Africa in the fourth cricket ODI here Friday.India bounced back after their ... Read more...

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Bell, Broad might be better candidates than Cook to lead England: Vaughan


December 16th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Michael Vaughan has said that opener Alastair Cook is not certain to take over from Andrew Strauss as England captain, and added that Ian Bell or all-rounder Stuart ... Read more...

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“Cricket in Pakistan is in a ‘mess’, so is the country”: Imran Khan


December 10th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Pakistan cricket is facing its biggest crisis so far, and the team stands little chance of winning the 2011 World Cup without fast bowlers Mohammad Aamir and ... Read more...

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We got the best possible start, says England’s Swann


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Dec 3 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann was delighted after Australian were all out for 245 in the first innings on the opening day of the second Ashes Test here Friday.Australia, ... Read more...

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Asian Games hockey: India beat Pakistan, reach semi-finals (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 20 (IANS) Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh slotted two goals as India entered the semi-finals of men's hockey with an emphatic 3-2 victory over Pakistan at the Asian Games here Saturday.Sandeep (3rd ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Railways restrict Assam to 174/7 on first day (Round up)


November 10th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A four-wicket haul by left-arm spinner Murali Kartik restricted Assam to 174 for 7 in the first innings against Railways in the Ranji Trophy Elite division here ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Kohli century props up Delhi against Tamil Nadu


November 10th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) Virat Kohli again hit the purple patch with an unbeaten 119 as Delhi ended on 258 for three against Tamil Nadu on the first day of their Ranji ... Read more...

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Proteas restrict Windies in Basseterre Test


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Basseterre (West Indies), June 22 (ANI): South Africa has restricted the West Indies to a three-run first innings lead in the second Test being played here. The match appeared to be heading ... Read more...

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Series win highlights widening gap between Aussies, others: Roebuck


March 31st, 2010 - 9:32 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar.31 (ANI): Australia's emphatic two-nil series win over New Zealand further highlights the widening gap not only between these two sides, but also between Australia and the other cricketing nations in ... Read more...

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Gangjee tied 10th after third round in Malaysian Open


March 6th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 6 (IANS) Rahil Gangjee struck a purple patch with six birdies and an eagle in a span of 10 holes to finally come back with a six-under 66 despite ... Read more...

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Jeev shoots 68 in stormy conditions at Dubai (Lead)


February 4th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 4 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh played through extremely well in storm-like conditions to card a solid four-under 68 that gave him a share in the six-way lead at the end ... Read more...

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Jeev shares first round lead at Dubai Classic


February 4th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 4 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh playing his first competitive round since he became a proud father last month, made it a memorable one with a solid four-under 68 that gave ... Read more...

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Jeev-Jyoti gobble par-fives, India seventh at Omega World Cup


November 27th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Shenzhen (China), Nov 27 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa combined superbly to birdie each of the five par-fives and bring home a four-under 68 that kept them in ... Read more...

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Shane emerges sole leader at Crompton Greaves Open


November 26th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Shaquill Shane of the United States returned a six under 47 to grab the sole lead on day two of the Crompton Greaves Open 2009 golf, an Aircel-PGTI ... Read more...

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Thaworn eager for Hero Honda Indian Open challenge


October 5th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Thailand's star golfer Thaworn Wiratchant will be hunting for a record-equalling 12th Asian Tour title when he tees off at the lucrative Hero Honda Indian Open starting ... Read more...

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Liverpool coach Rafa says Torres hitting peak fitness


September 28th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.28 (ANI): Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez has warned Europe that a lethal Fernando Torres is hitting peak fitness at the right time.The Kop's star Spanish striker blasted a hattrick ... Read more...

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England great Sydney Barnes inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame


July 31st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 31 (ANI): Legendary England bowler Sydney Barnes has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.On day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Barnes's granddaughter Penelope Bailey ... Read more...

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England’s Sydney Barnes inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame


July 31st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 31 (ANI): Legendary England bowler Sydney Barnes has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.On day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Barnes's granddaughter Penelope Bailey ... Read more...

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