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Messi and Higuain are little girls, mocks Peru defender


September 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Peru defender Carlos Zambrano has labelled Argentina stars Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain "little girls" following the teams' 1-1 draw in Tuesday's World Cup ... Read more...

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Ghana third best African side on FIFA ranking


September 6th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Sep 6 (IANS) Ghana moved one place up from the 32nd to the 31st position on the September edition of the FIFA world rankings, the Ghana Football Association ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Cameroon beat Maldives; face India in final


August 29th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A spirited Cameroon got the better of 10-man Maldives 3-1 in the crucial Nehru Cup football tournament match at the Jawaharlal Stadium here Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: India held to a goalless draw by Nepal


August 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Defending champions India were held to a goalless draw by a spirited Nepal in a rain-marred match but the latter crashed out of the Nehru Cup ... Read more...

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Inter-institutional TT: PSPB retain men’s, women’s team titles


August 24th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) retained the men's and women's team crowns at the 42nd All India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships here Friday to complete a ... Read more...

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Geetika suicide: Kanda evades reply to 7 key questions


August 19th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of Geetika Sharma, was proving to be a hard nut to crack as investigators ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Irishman ends Devendro’s dream run (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics Wednesday, putting up a brave fight against Irishman Paddy Barnes in ... Read more...

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Olympics: Hopes pinned on boxers Mary Kom, Devendro (Overall India Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) After a forgettable day at the London Olympics, India hopes for a double delight Wednesday with the semifinal and quarterfinal bouts of Manipuri boxers M.C. Mary ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, hockey team’s pathetic show continues (India roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) India had a luckless day at the Olympics with the men's hockey team continuing their pathetic show by going down to Belgium 0-3 to suffer their ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India crash to fifth successive defeat


August 7th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Belgium struck thrice to hand India their fifth consecutive defeat in the preliminary league of the Olympic men's hockey competition here Tuesday.Goals by veteran Jerome Dekeyser ... Read more...

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Olympics women’s hockey: China lose to Japan, miss making semis


August 7th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) China failed to reach the women's hockey semifinals at the London Olympics after losing to Japan 0-1 in the last round of group matches.China collected ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s one-two in 50 m pistol


August 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean shooters took the gold and silver in the men's 50 metre pistol at the London Olympics Sunday, with the top prize going to ... Read more...

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Sagan wins again as crashes hit Tour de France


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Slovakian prodigy Peter Sagan won a second stage in his maiden Tour de France as the peloton was ravaged by crashes.As in stage one Sunday, ... Read more...

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Nieto claims Mexico presidency win


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, July 3 (IANS) Institutional Revolutionary Party's Enrique Pena Nieto has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential elections, the Prensa latina news agency reported."I assume with emotion, great commitment, and full ... Read more...

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Do or die for India against Oman in AFC U-22 qualifier


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 2 (IANS) India are in a must-win position when they take on hosts Oman in their last match at the AFC U-22 championship here Tuesday.Both India and Oman ... Read more...

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Zaccheroni to stay with Japan for two more years


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) Alberto Zaccheroni, head coach of the Japanese football team, has been given a contract extension for two more years, said the country's football association Saturday.Zaccheroni's contract ... Read more...

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Greece victimized by referees at Euro 2012: Karagounis


June 17th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's qualification for the Euro 2012 quarterfinals is a triumph because the team has constantly been victimized by referees, captain Giorgos Karagounis has said.The Greeks ... Read more...

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Bulgarian extends lead in chess rapid, blitz World championships


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Batumi (Georgia), June 3 (IANS) Stefanova Antoaneta, the 2004 World champion from Bulgaria, has further extended her lead in the 2012 women's World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships.The Grandmaster (GM) ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Royals knocked out, Chargers win finally (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Former champions Rajasthan Royals were knocked out of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League following their five wicket defeat by Deccan Chargers at Rajiv ... Read more...

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India’s Negi is Asian chess champion


May 14th, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Ho Chi Minh City, May 14 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Parimarjan Negi and Irene Sukandar of Indonesia emerged champions of the Asian Continental Open and Women's championships respectively here Sunday.Negi ... Read more...

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Indian Open: Neha goes down in pre-quarters


April 26th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a day to forget for the Indian contingent with Neha Pandit, Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa and Manish Gupta-Gaurav Venkat all losing their pre-quarterfinal matches ... Read more...

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Guardiola congratulates Madrid for Camp Nou win


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola congratulated Real Madrid after his team lost 1-2 in the Camp Nou Stadium thanks to goals from Sami Khedira and Cristiano ... Read more...

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Real Madrid defeat Barcelona in Camp Nou


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Real Madrid took a huge step towards winning the Spainsh Primera Liga title as they defeated defending champions FC Barcelona 2-1 in the Camp Nou ... Read more...

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Jayaram in second round of Asian Badminton Championship


April 17th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Qingdao (China), April 17 (IANS) India's top men's shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a straight-set victory at the Asian Badminton Championships here Tuesday on a day best forgotten when three ... Read more...

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I-League: Pune FC look to open gap on rivals for second spot


April 14th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 14 (IANS) Pune FC welcome back some key players as they look to cement their second place in the table and score some crucial points against Churchill Brothers ... Read more...

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Olimpia to face Flamengo in Libertadores Cup


March 28th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 28 (IANS) Olimpia, the reigning champions of Paraguayan soccer, will face Brazil's Flamengo in the fourth game of Group 2 in the Libertadores Cup.The Wednesday night ... Read more...

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Milan beat Roma to extend lead


March 25th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 25 (IANS) Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace as AC Milan beat Roma 2-1 at home to extend their lead in the Italian Serie A to ... Read more...

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I-League: Dempo score easy victory over HAL


March 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, March 24 (IANS) Dempo Sports Club opened a nine point gap at the top of the I-League football ladder with an easy 3-0 win over HAL Bangalore at the ... Read more...

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We can’t be complacent: Dempo coach


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Margao (Goa), March 23 (IANS) Coach Armando Colaco is taking nothing for granted when leaders Dempo SC play bottom-placed HAL as the I-League resumes at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Saturday.Dempo ... Read more...

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Corinthians top Group F in Libertadores Cup


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 (IANS) Corinthians took first place in Group F with a narrow 1-0 victory over Mexico's Cruz Azul at home in the 2012 Libertadores Cup.The game's ... Read more...

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Barca beat Gijon 3-1 without Messi


March 4th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona, playing without their talisman Lionel Messi who was suspended for the game, beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 at the Camp Nou.The win takes Barca to ... Read more...

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Spurs’ Bale likely to be out for three weeks


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Tottneham Hotspurs football star Gareth Bale has torn a hamstring and is likely to be out for three weeks which means he will miss Spurs' ... Read more...

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Arsenal thrash Spurs to reclaim EPL fourth spot


February 26th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Arsenal reclaimed the fourth place in the English Premier League after a resounding 5-2 victory over city rivals Tottenham Hotspurs here Sunday.Tottenham though were the ... 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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Hockey Olympic qualifer: Indian women go down 2-5 to South Africa


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's unbeaten run in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers ended here Wednesday with a 2-5 defeat against tournament favourites South Africa ... Read more...

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