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Tendulkar should go out on a high: Imran


September 12th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan has advised India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar not be at the mercy of the selectors and asked him to ... Read more...

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Kidman, Urban lock lips at US Open


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman and her singer husband Keith Urban didn't shy away from indulging in some public display of affection at the US Open ... Read more...

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West Indies tour helped me prepare for comeback: Pujara


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara, who struck his maiden Test century here Thursday, said the recent India A's tour of the West Indies helped him prepare well for his ... Read more...

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Max Biaggi hints at retirement


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Legendary motorbike racer Max Biaggi hinted Thursday he may retire at the end of the season.While in Moscow ahead of the inaugural Superbike World championship ... Read more...

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Hyderabad stadium’s pavilion named after Laxman


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has named the north- end of the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal after V.V.S. Laxman, who announced his retirement ... Read more...

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Tendulkar pays Laxman a visit


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar paid a visit to his former team mate V.V.S. Laxman, who surprisingly retired from international cricket ahead of India's first Test ... Read more...

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New Zealand gearing up to put pressure on India


August 19th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) New Zealand will look to put India under pressure when the two teams clash here for the first cricket test beginning Wednesday.Despite the series loss ... Read more...

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Badrinath replaces Laxman in India Test squad


August 19th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The All-India Senior Selection Committee Sunday named Subramaniam Badrinath as V.V.S. Laxman's replacement in the Indian cricket team for the two-Test series against New Zealand starting ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram was toughest bowler, says Laxman


August 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) India's stylish batsman V. V. S. Laxman, who announced his retirement from international cricket Saturday, said Pakistan's legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram was the toughest ... Read more...

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Laxman retires from international cricket (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) India's top test cricketer V.V.S. Laxman Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.Addressing a press conference at Uppal stadium here, the middle order ... Read more...

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V.V.S. Laxman retires from international cricket


August 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxman Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, ahead of the home Test series against New Zealand, starting Aug 23.Laxman, ... Read more...

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England’s Muamba quits football


August 15th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) English footballer Fabrice Muamba announced his retirement from football Wednesday, after suffering a heart attack during a match last season.The England youth international collapsed during ... Read more...

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Olympics: France’s Bresset scrambles to mountain bike gold


August 11th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's Julie Bresset scrambled to Olympic gold in the women's mountain bike race Saturday.The reigning world junior and European champion, 23, won by over a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Silver medallist Afanaseva may quit gymnastics


August 8th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian gymnast Ksenia Afanaseva is considering retirement after winning silver at the London Olympics in the team all-around, she said Wednesday.Afanaseva, 20, is a two-time ... Read more...

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Olympic triathlon: Swiss’ Spirig wins gold in photo finish


August 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Switzerland's Nicola Spirig won the Olympic women's triathlon here Saturday in a photo finish with Sweden's Lisa Norden.Spirig and Norden both finished in a time ... Read more...

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Brazilian star Juninho ’scared’ of retirement


August 4th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Lyon and Brazilian international midfielder Juninho admitted that he fears having to call an end to his professional career.The 37-year-old has been one ... Read more...

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Phelps retiring at right time: Soviet gymnast Latynina


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) "American swimmer Michael Phelps is right to quit the sport after breaking my record of 18 Olympic medals," says former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.Phelps ... Read more...

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Phelps confirms retirement after London Olympics


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Swimming legend Michael Phelps, the most prolific Olympic medallist, has confirmed he would retire after the London Olympics."No more competitive swimming, no more club meets. ... Read more...

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Former Brazil defender Roberto Carlos retires


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has announced his retirement from football.The 39-year-old will assume an ambassador's role for Russian club Anzhi ... Read more...

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Formula One: Force India fail to score a point


July 29th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, July 29 (IANS) Sahara Force India failed to score a point at the Hungarian Grand Prix held here Sunday, with its drivers finishing 11th and 12th.Former GP2 champion Nico ... Read more...

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What Pranab Mukherjee will earn


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As president, Pranab Mukherjee will draw a salary of Rs.1.5 lakh a month.He will get to stay in the imposing Rashtrapati Bhavan, and have ... Read more...

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Dravid’s retirement has created an irreplaceable void: Sachin


July 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels the retirement of his long-time teammate Rahul Dravid has created an irreplaceable void at number three position in the ... Read more...

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Deco signs contract extension with Brazil’s Fluminense


July 13th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) Former Portugal's midfielder Deco has signed a contract extension with Fluminense that ties him to the Brazilian club until the end of 2013.The new ... Read more...

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Lee’s international career in numbers


July 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from international cricket Friday, played for his country for 13 years.Lee played in 76 Tests, 217 One-Day ... Read more...

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British surrogate mother ‘retires’ after 10 children


June 30th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Britain's most prolific surrogate mother who gave birth to 10 children has announced her retirement from the baby business.Jill Hawkins, 47, insists premature twins Jacob and ... Read more...

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No retirement for now: Woody Allen


June 28th, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 28 (IANS) He is one of Hollywood's legendary filmmakers, but Woody Allen feels he is yet to make a great movie and has no plans to quit the ... Read more...

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Ronaldo pleaded with me to join Corinthians: Riquelme


June 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed former Brazil international striker Ronaldo pleaded with him to join Brazilian club Corinthians.The comment came less ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen plans retirement?


June 19th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Charlie Sheen will reportedly retire from acting after his new show "Anger Management" comes to an end.The 46-year-old is looking forward to spending time with his ... Read more...

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Armstrong again faces doping charges


June 14th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is facing new charges from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).The American, who has switched to the triathlon after retiring ... Read more...

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Katich was one of Australia’s best: Waugh


June 12th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 12 (IANS) Former Australian opening batsman Mark Waugh has paid rich tributes to Simon Katich, who Tuesday announced his retirement from first class cricket, saying he should be ... Read more...

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Doctrove keen on helping younger generation


June 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), June 9 (IANS/CMC) Retired ICC Elite panel umpire Billy Doctrove has vowed not to turn his back on umpiring and says he would like to help the emerging generation ... Read more...

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Former world boxing champion Wright retires


June 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Former light-middle weight world boxing champion Ronald "Winky" Wright of the US has announced his retirement."Part of being a boxer is knowing when to call it ... Read more...

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No retirement yet for Vishy Anand (Roundup)


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) At 42, Viswanathan Anand, who last week won his fifth World title defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel in Moscow, asserted that he has not thought of ... Read more...

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Definitely no thoughts of retirement: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand Sunday ruled out any possibility of retirement and said winning the fifth World title has given him the boost to carry ... Read more...

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George Lucas wants to make hobby movies


June 1st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) "Star Wars" director George Lucas is hoping to give up on Hollywood and make small scale movies at home for his own enjoyment."I'm moving away from ... Read more...

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