sporting greats

Somdev not surprised at getting Olympic wild card


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman says he was not surprised at getting a singles wild card entry for the London Olympics."The news that I got ... Read more...

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Webster to boost West Indies morale ahead of second Test


June 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 27 (IANS) The West Indies hope that famous sports psychologist Rudi Webster will sort out the issues in the team ahead of the second cricket Test against ... Read more...

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Melbourne Cricket Club to honour Shane Warne


December 26th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) The Melbourne Cricket Club has announced that spin wizard Shane Warne will be the 11th Australian sporting great to be honoured with a statue outside the famous venue.The ... Read more...

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Team must go for CWG: New Zealand sporting greats


September 19th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 19 (IANS) New Zealand's sporting greats Sunday exhorted the country's athletes to particiapte in the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games and shared their experiences of the warm hospitality they received in ... Read more...

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Formula One legend Murray Walker voted best commentator of all time


December 2nd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 2 (ANI): Legendary Formula One commentator Murray Walker has been voted as the world's greatest sports commentator of all time.Walker, 86, who began broadcasting in 1948 and spent much ... Read more...

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Thackeray to Tendulkar: Stay off politics, you don’t know Mumbai’s problems (Lead)


November 16th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking strong exception to Sachin Tendulkar's recent comment that "Mumbai belongs to all", Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has warned the legendary cricketer to "keep off ... Read more...

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Tendulkar has date with ‘himself’ - courtesy Madame Tussauds


April 13th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) It was another record but of a different kind for master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Madame Tussauds flew the cricketer's wax figure some 7,000 km to meet the ... Read more...

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Sachin to join sporting legends at Madame Tussauds


February 27th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar will be the latest sporting great to be featured at the internationally-renowned Madame Tussauds in London when a new wax figure of the Mumbai-born ... Read more...

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Sports heroes felicitated, hold candlelight vigil against terrorism


January 15th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) India's three sporting heroes from chess, shooting and cricket were felicitated Thursday at a colourful function where they also held a candlelight vigil against terrorism.India's first ever Olympic ... Read more...

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Bindra joins big sporting names from small city Chandigarh


August 13th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Small city with some of India's biggest sporting names. Add that to the many sobriquets of Chandigarh - planned city, garden city, city ... Read more...

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‘Chak De! India’ gets award named after Billie Jean King


April 24th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Yash Raj Films' hit "Chak De! India", a gritty tale about an Indian women's hockey team, has bagged The Billie Awards in the US, named after legendary ... Read more...

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Australian sporting greats slam board over Hayden reprimand


February 29th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb 29 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) officials have been labelled "sooks" (an Australian slang for a weak, timid person) as two of country's sporting greats described the warning given to Matthew ... Read more...

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Thommo takes Cricket Australia to task over Hayden reprimand


February 29th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb. 29 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thommo Thomson and rugby great Tommy Raudonikis have condemned Cricket Australias move to reprimand opener Mathew Hayden for his obnoxious weed remark against ... Read more...

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