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Brazil lags 95 percent in 2014 Football World Cup work

May 24th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) A Brazilian government report has revealed just five percent of the country's 2014 Football World Cup projects have been completed, implying nearly 95 percent ... Read more...

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Injured Swann opts out of Australia ODIs, to be fit by World Cup

January 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann was Tuesday ruled out from the remaining One-day Internationals (ODI) against Australia due to a back injury but is expected to be fit in ... Read more...

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Injured Swann to return to England

January 25th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide (Australia), Jan.25 (ANI): England off spinner Graeme Swann will be sent home from the Australian tour because of a back injury.Swann joins all-rounder Tim Bresnan, who has already left Australia with ... Read more...

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Pakistan will raise winning team for World Cup: Afridi

December 13th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi feels that his team will transform itself into a winning outfit in the lead up to the World Cup that starts ... Read more...

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I’m cursed, says ’shattered’ Ferdinand

June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 5(ANI): England captain Rio Ferdinand has said that he is cursed after his dreams of lifting the World Cup were shattered by a knee injury.Ferdinand damaged his ... Read more...

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Red alert: Lead found in red shades of lipstick

May 27th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 27 (ANI): Warning for women: Your favourite red lipsticks that make you look attractive, composed, sexy and ready for the world, may in fact be causing you more harm than ... Read more...

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Can Bafana Bafana keep host streak alive? (Group A team profile)

May 26th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) Every host nation of the previous 18 World Cups has advanced past the first round. That streak is in serious peril as South Africa face a paramount task ... Read more...

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Home advantage will make West Indies favourite: Gayle

April 28th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 28 (IANS) West Indies cricket captain Chris Gayle has said that the hosts have a good chance of lifting the World Twenty20 championship at home. Last year ... Read more...

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Australia’s one-run loss to Zimbabwe “wont be a setback”: Johnson

April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
St. Lucia, Apr 28(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has refused to label his side's one-run loss to Zimbabwe in their opening T20 World Cup warm-up game as a setback."I think we ... Read more...

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Gerrard will keep Manchester United’s title hopes alive: Rooney

April 27th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will keep Old Trafford's title hopes alive and will lead his team to a victory in Sunday's Premier ... Read more...

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Injured David Beckham says that he hopes for a swift recovery

March 16th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Turku, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The injured football star David Beckham is due for surgery either on late Monday, or on Tuesday. He is quite upset at the sudden turn of ... Read more...

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South Africa still not ready to host 2010 World Cup: FIFA

February 24th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke has said that South Africa is still not ready to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, nearly 100 days ahead of the start ... Read more...

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Event to test facilities before hockey World Cup scrapped

January 4th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The four-nation hockey tournament to test the facilities at the renovated National Stadium before the World Cup has been cancelled. The excuse trotted out is that the ... Read more...

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Bolt runs into sports history with 100m record (Lead)

August 17th, 2009 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, Aug 17 (DPA) Usain Bolt produced one of the greatest moments in world sport when he lowered the 100 metres world record to an astonishing 9.58 seconds for the world ... Read more...

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Injured Watson, Hopes and Bracken to miss IPL (Lead)

May 8th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 8 (IANS) The Aussie team's medical staff have ruled out the injured all-rounders Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) and James Hopes (Kings XI Punjab) and medium-pacer Nathan Bracken (Bangalore Royal Challengers) ... Read more...

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