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Italians won’t buy used car from Balotelli, PM


August 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 7 (IANS/AKI) Only a few Italians would buy a used car from Manchester City soccer star Mario Balotelli or Prime Minister Mario Monti as they were not "trustworthy", ... Read more...

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Soccer power: Kicking malaria out of Africa


July 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) With the Olympics on, it's a fever nobody seems to mind in the 54-nation continent at any time. Soccer fever, which afflicts nearly every African, ... Read more...

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Soccer player slain in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A professional soccer player died and one of his teammates was wounded in an attack by gunmen in a town near the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, ... Read more...

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IPL is changing the face of world cricket: Pollock


May 7th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former South African fast bowler and captain Shaun Pollock feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has done a world of good for the game ... Read more...

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Sailen Manna - a genteel footballer and natural leader (Obituary)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A natural leader, Sailen Manna was like a banyan tree in Indian soccer, who led the national team to international glory in the early years of ... Read more...

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Soccer legend Sailen Manna is dead (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died at a private hospital here Monday due to old age complications. He was 87, ... Read more...

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Zambian soccer players warned against indiscipline


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 3 (IANS) The Zambian government has warned its footballers currently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that it will not tolerate any more indiscipline at ... Read more...

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Seventeen held for football match-fixing


December 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 20 (IANS/AKI) Five soccer players were among 17 people arrested in Italy Monday suspicion of participation in an international match-fixing ring based in Singapore.Cristiano Doni, the Atalanta captain ... Read more...

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Football players trained with electric shocks in Norway


December 20th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As if playing football is not hard enough, a group of soccer players in Norway were given something to worry about. In an experiment that was carried ... Read more...

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Brazilian football legend Socrates dies at 57


December 4th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 4 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Socrates, the captain of the 1982 World Cup squad, passed away Sunday of an intestinal infection. He was 57 and is survived ... Read more...

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Weather gods too smiling on Messi


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) With day temperatures dipping below normal, it seems the weather gods too have joined in to extend hospitality to latest soccer demigod Lionel Messi and his ... Read more...

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Sourav Ganguly in key Bengal sports panel


July 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday roped in former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as vice chairman of the State Sports Council.Disclosing this, state Sports Minister ... Read more...

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Protesting, showing-off more typical of male footballers


July 4th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Putting on a show, play-acting and protesting are more typical of men who play soccer at the national or world level than women, a study says. ... Read more...

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Maradona to coach Dubai club


May 17th, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has accepted a two-year deal to coach Dubai's Al Wasl club.Maradona is to take over as coach next season, club vice-chairman ... Read more...

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Soccer player suspended for fight sparked by racist insult


April 6th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 6 (IANS/EFE) Afro-Colombian forward Carlos Darwin Quintero has been suspended for six matches for his part in a fight he says was spurred by a racial epithet, ... Read more...

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Mexican soccer players’ fines go to charity


March 30th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 30 (IANS/EFE) The fines imposed on Mexican national soccer team players for having a private party in September 2010 were donated to charity, an official said.The players ... Read more...

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Six UK footballers jailed for gang raping 12-year-olds


March 18th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 18 (ANI): A British judge has sent six footballers accused of gang raping two 12-year-old girls in a park to jail.Courtney Amos,19, Ashley Charles, 20, Dennis De Sousa, 18, Jahson ... Read more...

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Gillette won’t renew its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods


December 24th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): The Gillette brand has announced that it will cut ties with golfer Tiger Woods at the end of the year.The brand, known for its shaving products, ... Read more...

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Athletes’ own blood could treat tendon injuries


December 18th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 18 (ANI): A doctor in Melbourne has perfected the technique of treating tendon injuries in athletes by injecting them with their own blood, also quickening their recovery time.David Connell has ... Read more...

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Two men gunned down while playing soccer in Mexico


November 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen opened fire with assault rifles on a group of soccer players in Guadalupe, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, killing two young men ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian happy being single


September 27th, 2010 - 5:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian says she is happy being single and doesn't need a man for the fulfilment. The reality TV star - who has previously dated soccer players Reggie ... Read more...

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How men and women play soccer differently


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): The significant differences in the knee alignment and muscle activation that exist between men and women also translate into the way they play soccer, says a new study.Data ... Read more...

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Footie referees may be biased based on play’s direction of motion


July 8th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Soccer referees may be unconsciously biased towards calling fouls based on a play's direction of motion, new American research reveals.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Dallas Cowboy Miles Austin Dates Kim Kardashian


June 24th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American actress Kim Kasrdashian has a long list of names in terms of relationships. According to the latest report, the lady is ... Read more...

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Maths can reveal true soccer stars


June 17th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Can you ever give statistics on how a soccer player has contributed to a match? Well, a professor at Northwestern University has done just that.Luis Amaral, combined his ... Read more...

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Ronaldo’s wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds


June 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Ace Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's wax figure has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds here. One of the most expensive soccer players in the world, Ronaldo's wax statue was ... Read more...

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Several Chinese soccer officials detained on match-fixing charges


January 28th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan. 28 (ANI): Several high-ranking officials of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have been detained amid probe into match-fixing in soccer games, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Wednesday.Nan Yong ... Read more...

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Soccer better than running when it comes to women’s fitness


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Playing soccer can help women get in better shape than just running, say researchers.Lead researcher and Associate Professor Peter Krustrup from University of Copenhagen said that many women ... Read more...

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Soccer players-loving Amie Buck could end up having own team


September 28th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): 'X Factor' stripper Amie Buck is such an ardent lover of football players that she could even end up with a soccer team of her own.Buck, 22, ... Read more...

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Mexico detects 1.7 mn tax evaders


September 25th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 25 (EFE) At least 1.7 million Mexicans, among them several soccer stars, have not paid their taxes since June 2008, according to data gathered by the Tax Administration System, ... Read more...

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Low-fat choco milk ‘as effective as sports drinks’


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Low-fat chocolate milk provides an equal or potentially superior muscle recovery after exercise than specially designed sports drinks, claims a new study.The research from James Madison University has ... Read more...

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Ten worst footie haircuts revealed


April 14th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.14 (ANI): Brazilian football star Ronaldo tops the list of soccer players with the worst haircuts. The Sun reveals the top ten worst haircuts in football:1. Ronaldo (Brazil)2. Carlos ... Read more...

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Rock concert drummers are as fit as the fittest footballers


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Drumming in a rock concert puts the performer through the same gruelling exercise as a Champions League footballer during a match, says new study, which concludes that ... Read more...

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Ranbir Kapoor’s next film gets a title


March 7th, 2008 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor's post-"Saawariya" project, a romantic musical for Yash Raj Films, had been struggling to find an appropriate title. Finally, it has one - "Bachna ... Read more...

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