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Azlan Shah: India bounce back to beat South Korea 2-1


May 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 25 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from an opening match defeat to beat South Korea 2-1 with a last-minute strike from S.K. Uthappa in a closely ... Read more...

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Sammy backs Gibson’s approach to team building


May 25th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham (England), May 25 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy has come to the defence of under-fire West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson, contending that the Barbadian had transformed the side into ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain handed tough draw in men’s water polo


May 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Hosts Great Britain have been handed out a tough draw in the men's water polo event for the 2012 London Olympics.Britain have been clubbed with Olympic ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in London


April 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri will lead the 18-member Indian hockey team for the four-nation Olympic test event in London May 2-6.Selection trials were conducted at ... Read more...

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Sammy warns Windies will be just as dangerous in Tests


April 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 1 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy has warned Australia to expect more of his side's fighting spirit when the three-Test series kicks off here next weekend.He was ... Read more...

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I-League: Pune FC take on Pailan Arrows


March 24th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 24 (IANS) Hosts Pune FC, who sit pretty at the fifth spot with 34 points from 20 matches, take on Pailan Arrows at the Balewadi Sports Complex Sunday. ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic qualifier: Indian men close to reaching final; women in tight spot (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team brightened their chances of a place in the final of the 2012 London Olympic Qualifiers with a hard fought 3-2 ... Read more...

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Indian men thrash Canada 15-1, women held by Ukraine (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team started their 2012 London Olympics qualifying campaign with a thumping 15-1 win over Singapore while the women's team were held 1-1 ... Read more...

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Indian women’s hockey coach rues missing three points


February 18th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar rued missing several scoring opportunities and thereby splitting points with lowly Ukraine in their opening match in the 2012 ... Read more...

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Indian women held 1-1 by lowly ranked Ukraine in hockey qualifiers (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian women started their campaign in the 2012 London Olympic hockey qualifiers in an unconvincing fashion with a 1-1 draw against lowly Ukraine at ... Read more...

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Prayag cautious ahead of ‘prestige battle’


January 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Prayag United SC take on Chirag Kerala in an I-League football clash at the Salt Lake Thursday. Prayag, who have been the surprise package so far, ... Read more...

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Afridi finds it “really difficult to prosper under the current ICC ranking system”


April 28th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 28(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has expressed unhappiness over the International Cricket Council's One-Day International (ODI) Ranking System.Pakistan have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against the ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Ahmedabad for India- Australia cricket quarterfinal


March 24th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar. 24 (ANI): Ahead of the quarter final match between India and Australia today, authorities have beefed up security in Ahmedabad.Strict security measure are being taken following an Intelligence Bureau (IB) ... Read more...

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We will play for Irish cricket and pride: Porterfield


March 17th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Giant-killers Ireland face the Netherlands in their final 2011 World Cup game Friday and captain William Porterfield said his team will be playing for pride against ... Read more...

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Dutch lament reduction of teams in World Cup


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 2 (IANS) Dutch captain Peter Borren Thursday lashed out at top cricketing nations who justified the world body's decision to keep minnows out of the next World Cup, ... Read more...

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Australia defeated in Ashes Test, but rise to fourth in ICC Test rankings


December 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.8 (ANI): Amid the doom and gloom of the humiliating second Test defeat to England in Adelaide yesterday, a strange light is shining on Australia - they have risen to fourth ... Read more...

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Pakistan unhappy with cricket’s FTP


December 1st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket chiefs are unhappy with the International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme (FTP) because their team hasn't been given enough matches against top sides like India, Australia ... Read more...

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CWG TT: Women win silver, men knocked out (Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Indian women's table tennis team won its maiden silver in the Commonwealth Games after losing to Singapore 0-3 in the final, while the defending ... Read more...

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Hockey will be the best at CWG: Baskaran


September 28th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The hockey event will provide the highest level of competition at the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games considering the quality of teams in the fray, says ... Read more...

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AIFF rejects Bob’s plan; IMG-RIL to sponsor under-15 team


August 25th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Wednesday rejected chief coach Bob Houghton last minute plan of not playing friendlies against Namibia, Gambia and Turkmenistan as part of ... Read more...

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History and rankings matter little in Davis Cup (Lead)


March 4th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India's 2-1 head-to-head Davis Cup record against Russia may look impressive on the eve of their World Group first round, but the history is as irrelevant ... Read more...

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Pressure will be on India: Pakistan’s hockey captain


January 30th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey captain Zeeshan Ashraf believes that the team's recent record against India makes them favourites to win their opening match of the World Cup beginning February 28 ... Read more...

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Champions Trophy: Australia beat England 2-1 for third consecutive win


December 1st, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 1 (DPA) Title-holders Australia got their third win in as many matches over England 2-1 at the field hockey Champions Trophy Tuesday. Des Abbott scored the winner for the hosts with ... Read more...

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Ex-Kiwi skipper Crowe formulating knockout Test championship


September 21st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Durham (UK), Sep. 21 (ANI): Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe, now a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club's World Cricket Committee, has formulated a knockout Test championship to be held every ... Read more...

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Syria, Thailand highest ranked teams in Nehru Cup


July 11th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Last year's runners-up Syria will be the highest ranked team, besides Thailand, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka and defending champions India in the 14th edition of the ONGC ... Read more...

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Pakistan coach upbeat about team’s chances against Aussies


March 21st, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 21(IANS) Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan may be making attempts to lower expectations from his boys in their one-day games against Australia but coach Intikhab Alam is upbeat about ... Read more...

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Akram urges womens cricket team to play to their potential in World Cup


February 27th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.27 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has urged the womens cricket team to perform to their potential in the forthcoming ICC Womens World Cup. "I want to see the ... Read more...

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Malik to continue as Pakistan cricket captain


January 2nd, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 1 (IANS) Shoaib Malik will continue to lead the Pakistani cricket team as long as the 26-year-old all rounder "delivers", the country's cricket board chief Ijaz Butt said Thursday.The Pakistan ... Read more...

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ICL offers Rs.123 million as prize money


March 8th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) The Indian Cricket League (ICL) is offering a whopping $3.08 million (Rs.123 million) prize money in the second Twenty20 tournament starting Sunday. The winning team will take away ... Read more...

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Britain toughest hurdle for India at hockey Olympic qualifiers


February 29th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
(Preview) Santiago (Chile), Feb 29 (IANS) Great Britain will be India's biggest hurdle in the passage to the Olympic Games. In the second World Hockey Men's Olympic Qualifiers getting underway in Santiago Saturday, ... Read more...

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