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Iniesta wins UEFA’s award for best player


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has been voted as UEFA's best player, beating teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder, who inspired Spain ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on Pinki case


July 7th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks about the progress of investigations into athlete Pinki Pramanik's ... Read more...

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Sabanayakan elected unopposed as CSJC president


May 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) S. Sabanayakan of The Hindu was Thursday re-elected unopposed as president of the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club for 2012-13 at its annual general meeting here.The list ... Read more...

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Vengsarkar, Shiny Wilson presented lifetime achievement awards


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club ... Read more...

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Mumbai sports scribes sweep team titles at national meet


March 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM) picked up two more team titles at the 36th National Convention of the Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) here.SJAM ... Read more...

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Sports journalist S.K.Sham dead


November 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Veteran sports journalist S. K. Sham passed away here Monday. He was 71 and is survived by his wife.Sham, a former president of the Mumbai Press ... Read more...

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SJFI mourns Peter Roebuck’s death


November 13th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) The Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) Sunday mourned the death of Peter Roebuck, player-turned-cricket writer, who died in South Africa.In a condolence message, SJFI president ... Read more...

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We need to invest in our youth: Yechury


October 29th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Saturday said the country needed to invest more in its youth who can build a better and ... Read more...

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Come-and-Play scheme has 10,000 on its rolls


September 6th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) More than 10,000 trainees have been enrolled in the Come-and-Play Scheme to utilise the infrastructure created for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), parliament was informed ... Read more...

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Hockey legend Leslie Claudius honoured


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) City-based East Bengal Club Monday celebrated its 92nd foundation day by honouring Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius with the 'Bharat Gaurav Samman.Triple Olympic gold medal ... Read more...

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Para-athlete Prasanta Karmakar lashes out at Bengal, Railways


July 30th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Arjuna Award winning para-athlete Prasanta Karmakar Saturday lashed out at the West Bengal government and the Railway ministry for not supporting him during his tough ... Read more...

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‘Managing logistics for Indian Grand Prix a major challenge’ (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 2 (IANS) Managing the logistics for the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix in October will be the major challenge for the organisers, says Vicky Chandhok, head of ... Read more...

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‘Managing logistics will be a humongous excercise in Indian GP’


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 2 (IANS) Vicky Chandhok, head of the country's apex body for motor sports and the one overseeing the track preparation for the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix, ... Read more...

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India’s oldest hockey Olympian laid to rest (Lead, superseeding earlier story)


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) The funeral of Joseph "Joe" Galibardy, the oldest surviving member of India's 1936 Olympic hockey team, took place here Tuesday.The 96-year-old Galibardy passed away May 14 ... Read more...

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1936 hockey gold medallist passes away


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Joseph 'Joe' Galibardy, the oldest surviving member of India's 1936 Olympic hockey team, passed away here Tuesday.Galibardy, 96, played at left-half for the Indian team that ... Read more...

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SJFI condoles Pradeep Vijayakar’s death


January 2nd, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) The Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) Sunday condoled the death of noted sports journalist Pradeep Vijayakar in Mumbai.Calling Vijaykar a writer "par excellence", SJFI president S. Sabanayakan ... Read more...

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Goa’s top sports award mired in controversy


August 27th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Goa government's top sports excellence award named after former cricketer Dilip Sardesai is mired in controversy, after a section of the media published the name of the winner ... Read more...

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Unlike Guangzhou, New Delhi still not prepared for media accreditation of CWG


July 28th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The 16th Asian Games to be held in the Chinese city of Guangzhou will see July 31 as the close of media accreditation for the Games, but ... Read more...

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SJFI members quit Commonwealth Games media accreditation panel


July 12th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The four Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI) members on the Commonwealth Games media accreditation sub-committee resigned Monday, protesting against the "arbitrary" procedures in the functioning of ... Read more...

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Editors Guild disappointed over media accreditation for Commonwealth


July 12th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The Editors Guild of India has noted with dismay the manner in which media accreditation is being done for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.Four print media representatives ... Read more...

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Shuttler Madhumita Bisht wins lifetime achievement award


April 24th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Eight-time national badminton champion Madhumita Bisht was given the lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the game by the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club during its annual awards ... Read more...

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Allow media to cover hockey practice: Kalmadi to Gill


February 20th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi has requested Sports Minister M.S. Gill to allow the media into the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium to cover the practice ... Read more...

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Eminent litterateur and scribe Moti Nandi dead (Lead)


January 3rd, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi Award winning litterateur and eminent sports journalist Moti Nandi died at a city hospital Sunday after a prolonged illness, family sources said. Nandi, 79, was a diabetic ... Read more...

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Wife broke Tiger Woods’ teeth with golf club


December 30th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Furman Bisher, one of America's most respected sports journalists, claims that Golfer Tiger Woods needed his face rebuilding after his angry wife Elin Nordegren hit him with ... Read more...

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Indian sports persons to speak their mind at Turf 2009


December 7th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India's sports stars both former and current will speak their minds on the huge potential of the domestic sports market at a two-day FICCI Global Summit - ... Read more...

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Lionel Messi is Europe’s footballer of the year


December 1st, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 1 (DPA) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was named European Footballer of the Year early Tuesday by France Football, the Paris magazine announced on its website. The 22-year-old Argentine won by the ... Read more...

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Sahara India group launches sports awards


October 27th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Sahara India group, in collaboration with the Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI), Tuesday launched the Sahara Indian Sports Award to felicitate outstanding sportspersons in various disciplines. The ... Read more...

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Melbourne soccer heroes cry humiliation, return cheques to AIFF


August 4th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Hurt and humiliated at a meagre grant of Rs.25,000 to each of them, the nine surviving members of India's 1956 Melbourne Olympics football squad that finished fourth in ... Read more...

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Grafite voted Germany’s football of the year


August 2nd, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hanover, Aug 2 (DPA) Bundesliga top scorer Grafite of VfL Wolfsburg has been voted Germany's footballer of the year by sports journalists. The traditional vote carried out by Kicker magazine and participated ... Read more...

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Samar Banerjee gets Mohun Bagan Ratna


July 30th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS)Famed footballer of yesteryears Samar Banerjee, who led India to a semi-final finish in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, was Wednesday presented Mohun Bagan club's highest award "Mohun Bagan Ratna" ... Read more...

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Bagan officials publicity hungry, egotist: Bhaichung


June 16th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Describing a section of Mohun Bagan officials as "publicity-hungry and egotist", soccer star Bhaichung Bhutia Tuesday demanded they be thrown out of the football administration. The Indian captain did ... Read more...

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Goal scoring tougher now: Gerd Muller


January 20th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Legendary German striker Gerd Muller Monday said goal scoring has become a tougher job in world football now because of collective defending."Earlier, it used to be man-against-man. Now ... Read more...

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Olympian Sattar among three former footballers helped by FPA


December 10th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) The Football Players Association (FPA) Wednesday gave Rs.163,000 each to three former players who donned the Indian colours with distinction and are in need of financial help.Abdus Sattar, ... Read more...

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Archers confident of a podium finish in Olympics: Dola


August 2nd, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) Days before leaving for the Beijing Olympics, ace Indian archer Dola Banerjee Saturday exuded confidence that the nation would get a medal in the sport. "We will get ... Read more...

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Pins sell the best in the Olympic Village


July 31st, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) Shiny lapel pins of various themes have emerged the most popular buys in the Olympic Village. There is only one official licensed products store in the Olympic Village. ... Read more...

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