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Alonso is toughest rival, says Massa


September 14th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Brazilian driver Felipe Massa has described Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso as the toughest opponent in his 10-year Formula One career."I've always had strong teammates ... Read more...

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Murray’s road to US Open title


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Britain's Andy Murray, who defeated Serbia's Novak Djokovic in Monday's men's singles final, had a tough third round match against Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, three ... Read more...

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Contador takes Tour of Spain title after serving doping ban


September 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 10 (IANS) Spaniard Alberto Contador has come back from a two-year doping ban to lift his second Tour of Spain cycling title.Saxo-Bank rider Contador finished the 21st and ... Read more...

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Hamilton glides to Monza victory


September 9th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Monza, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix Sunday to take second place in the Formula One driver's world championship behind leader Fernando Alonso.It was the ... Read more...

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Fabregas denies problems with new Barca coach


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has ruled out any hint of problems with new coach Tito Vilanova.Although he has started his side's three BBVA Primera ... Read more...

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Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez combine styles


August 18th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez had thousands dancing to their repertoire of hits in Los Angeles, one of the last cities on their summer ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Hidayat to revive rivalry against Lin Dan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indonesian ace shuttler Taufik Hidayat didn't wait too long before joining his old foes defending champion Lin Dan of China and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei ... Read more...

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Azarenka digs deep to beat Begu at Olympics


July 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus dropped a set before beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu to move into the second round of the women's tennis singles ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Ghosh’s loss ends Indian challenge


July 29th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh put up a spirited effort against higher ranked Kim Hyok Bong of North Korea before going down in the men's singles second round at ... Read more...

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Federer says Olympics tougher than a Grand Slam


July 27th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer says winning the Olympic gold could be harder than winning a Grand Slam title.Federer, who made history three ... Read more...

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Enrique Iglesias wants to record with JLo


July 24th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, currently on tour in the US with Jennifer Lopez, has said Monday that he would like to record some "cool, ... Read more...

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German GP: Alonso cruises to season’s third win


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hockenheim, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fernando Alonso stretched his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship with an imperious win at the German Grand Prix Sunday.The Ferrari driver held off ... Read more...

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McGeady eyes revenge against Alania


July 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady said Tuesday he is eyeing revenge over newly promoted Alania Vladikavkaz in their 2012-13 season-opener this weekend.Spartak was on the ... Read more...

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Marussia test driver loses eye after crash


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Marussia test driver Maria deVillota has lost her right eye after a crash while testing its Formula One car, the team said Wednesday.De Villota was ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Torres wins Golden Boot


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2012 European championship.The Spaniard, who scored a goal and an assist ... Read more...

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Unsung Czech Lukas Rosol stuns Nadal (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Little-known Czech Lukas Rosol pulled off one of the biggest upsets at Wimbledon by knocking out two-time champion Rafael Nadal over five sets in the ... Read more...

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Nadal wins record seventh French Open (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a rain-delayed French Open final Monday to eclipse the great Bjorn Borg for a record seventh Roland Garros ... Read more...

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French Open final postponed to Monday


June 11th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The French Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will continue Monday after rain stopped play with the Spaniard in the ... Read more...

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Nadal wins sixth Rome Masters title


May 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win six Rome Masters titles after defeating World No.1 Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 in a rain-affected final ... Read more...

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Federer vows to return to Madrid after winning third title


May 14th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) Roger Federer, after his victory over Czech Tomas Berdych, insisted that he was not considering a boycott of the Mutua Madrid Open.Federer came back from ... Read more...

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Maldonado wins maiden F1 race, Hulkenberg comes 10th


May 13th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, May 13 (IANS) Pastor Maldonado stormed to his maiden Formula One win in the Spanish Grand Prix here Sunday, also ending the eight-year victory drought for his Williams team. ... Read more...

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Pellegrino named as new Valencia coach


May 8th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Spanish La Liga football club Valencia announced that former defender Mauricio Pellegrino will be their new coach for the next two seasons.The decision which was announced ... Read more...

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Li Na advances in Madrid Open


May 8th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) China's Li Na sailed to the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open after an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa.The world number eight showed ... Read more...

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Djokovic dreams big in Olympic year


April 19th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, April 19 (IANS) Winning all the four tennis Grand Slams and an Olympic gold is never easy, but Serbia's World No.1 Novak Djokovic dreams of fulfilling it.The Serbian ... Read more...

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Schalke humbles Hannover 3-0 in Bundesliga


April 9th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 9 (IANS) Schalke striker and Spanish veteran Raul Gonzalez netted a brace to inflict a 3-0 loss on Hannover while Hamburg and Leverkusen shared points to complete the ... Read more...

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Nadal overcomes Tsonga, faces Murray in semis


March 29th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Miami (Florida), March 29 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal had to battle hard to overcome Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and set up a semi-final clash with Briton Andy Murray at ... Read more...

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Federer claims fourth Indian Wells title


March 19th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 19 (IANS) Swiss maestro Roger Federer claimed his fourth BNP Paribas title, beating American John Isner in straight sets here.Federer is at par with Spaniard ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan confident of better show in Malaysia


March 19th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sepang (Malaysia), March 19 (IANS) HRT's Narain Karthikeyan is confident of a better show in the second round of the Formula One season here following a no-show in Australia.Karthikeyan and ... Read more...

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Indian Wells: Federer thrashes Nadal, Isner shocks Djokovic


March 18th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 18 (IANS) Swiss maestro Roger Federer avenged his Australian Open semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal but ousting the Spaniard in straight sets while American John ... Read more...

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Nadal to meet Federer in semis


March 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 17 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal will face 16-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells as ... Read more...

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Liverpool goalkeeper involved in racism row


March 1st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been caught in a racism row after he featured in a commercial for a Spanish insurance firm. The commercial was pulled ... Read more...

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FIH gives HI and IHF a month to resolve tangle


February 27th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre Monday said that Hockey India (HI) and the derecognised Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should merge for the betterment ... Read more...

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Gibraltar to decide its own future, Britain tells Spain


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) Britain will not negotiate with Spain on the question of sovereignty over Gibraltar without the approval of the colony's residents, Premier David Cameron said here ... Read more...

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Canizares, Whiteford take joint lead at Avantha Masters; Rai tied 4th


February 16th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 16 (IANS) Spain's Alejandro Canizares and Scotland's Peter Whiteford set the early pace when they posted matching six-under-par 66s to share the first round lead at the Avantha ... Read more...

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Sports tribunal suspends Spanish cyclist


February 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will lose his 2010 Tour de France title and be excluded from this year's Tour as well as the 2012 Olympics, ... Read more...

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