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Davis Cup: Bhambri plays King-Turner, Vardhan vs. Statham


September 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) India's Yuki Bhambri will take on New Zealander Daniel King-Turner in the opening match of the Davis Cup first round play-off, starting here Friday, while ... Read more...

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Murray storms into US Open final


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray reached his second US Open final after a comeback victory against Tomas Berdych in a match played in gale-force winds.Severe gusts ... Read more...

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US Open: Sharapova to face Azarenka in semis (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova survived a scare to beat 11th seed Marion Bartoli in the US Open women's singles quarterfinal here at ... Read more...

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Japan defeats Myanmar in Asian volleyball


September 4th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 4 (IANS) Japan defeated Myanmar in three straight sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-15) on the third day of the third Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Men in Vietnam's ... Read more...

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US Open: Paes, Sania lose in mixed doubles


September 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (IANS) It was a bad day for India at the US Open Monday as Leander Paes and Sania Mirza lost their respective mixed doubles quarterfinals of ... Read more...

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Russia’s Tchebanika wins TT Paralympic gold


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Raisa Tchebanika won the Paralympic table tennis gold Monday beating Ukraine's Antonina Khodzynska in the W6 category final.The 48-year-old Tchebanika won in straight sets ... Read more...

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India lose to Iran in Asian Volleyball


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) Iran beat India 3-1 on the second day of the Asian Men's Cup Volleyball Championship in Vietnam's northern Vinh Phuc province Sunday.On the first day of ... Read more...

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Asian Volleyball: India outclass Australia


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) India defeated Australia in straight sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 in the 3rd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for men in Vietnam's Vinh Phuc province, reports Xinhua.India ... Read more...

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U.S. Open: Paes-Stepanek in third round


September 1st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek moved into the U.S. Open third round here at the Flushing Meadows.The fifth seeds defeated unseeded Brazilian ... Read more...

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US Open: Vesnina upsets Peng


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Elena Vesnina of Russia stunned 32nd seed Peng Shuai to reach the second round of the US Open tennis with a straight-sets win here.Vesnina, ... Read more...

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Aryan to face Bhaskar in sub-junior tennis final


August 17th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Maharashtra's Aryan Goveas, the highest seed left in the boys singles draw, defeated Vikram Dahiya of Haryana 6-2, 7-6 (5) to enter the final of the ... Read more...

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Dipika reaches Gold Series semis, creates history


August 17th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal recorded a straight sets win over American Amanda Sobhy at the Australian Squash Open to become the first Indian to enter the semifinals ... Read more...

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Djokovic scrapes through to Rogers Cup semis


August 11th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) Serbian Novak Djokovic managed to overpower veteran Tommy Haas 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in a dramatic quarterfinals match of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament here.Despite his ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany beat Hong Kong for table tennis bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Beijing silver medallists Germany took bronze in the Olympic men's table tennis tournament here, defeating Hong Kong Wednesday.Germany's Timo Boll won the first and last singles ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: US flag blows away at ceremony


August 5th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The flag of the US flew at the Olympic medal ceremony for Serena Williams' tennis victory Saturday, although not in the way organisers intended.With ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China win women’s doubles gold


August 5th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China won the badminton women's doubles gold here at the Olympics Saturday, despite the country's top seeds being thrown out for match-fixing, underlining their domination ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams destroys Sharapova to win gold


August 4th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams of the US demolished Russia's Maria Sharapova to grab her first Olympic gold in the women's singles tennis Saturday.Fourth seed Williams blew ... Read more...

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Azarenka takes tennis bronze for Belarus


August 4th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko in straight sets to take the bronze for Belarus in the women's singles tennis at the ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer plays Murray in repeat of Wimbledon final (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Swiss World No.1 Roger Federer has survived a marathon semifinal in his quest to win a singles gold medal at the London Olympics tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Murray to join Federer in Olympic final


August 4th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray defeated second seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets Friday to reach the final of the Olympic tennis tournament.It sets up a ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Sharapova in women’s singles final


August 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova ousted Maria Kirilenko in straight sets in an all-Russian semifinal at the Olympic tennis tournament here Friday.Sharapova swept past Kirilenko 6-3, ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Britain’s Murray reaches semis


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray moved a step closer to becoming Britain's first Olympic singles tennis medallist since 1920, reaching the semi-finals with a straight-sets win over ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Brazil stunned, US unscarred


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Defending champions Brazil were stunned by South Korea in straight sets, while another title favourite United States stayed unbeaten in the women's volleyball tournament of the ... Read more...

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Sharapova ousts Lisicki for Clijsters quarterfinal


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic tennis quarterfinals Wednesday with a hard-fought three-set win over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.The Russian third seed battled to a 6-7 (8), ... Read more...

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Clijsters upsets Ivanovic at Olympics


August 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belgium's Kim Clijsters knocked out 11th seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in straight sets in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Olympics TT: Ding romps into semis


July 31st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) World champion Ding Ning beat Japanese Ai Fukuhara in straight sets to cruise into the women's singles semifinals at the Olympic table tennis tournament Tuesday.Ding, also ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Saina in pre-quarters, Jwala, Ashwini win (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Victories for Saina Nehwal in the women's singles and Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa in the doubles capped of a brilliant day for the Indian badminton ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna start Olympics campaign with win (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna started their Olympics campaign with a hard fought win against Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury in the first round ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna start Olympics campaign with win (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna started their Olympics campaign with a win against Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury in the first round of men's ... Read more...

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Olympics: Shooter Gagan wins India’s first medal a bronze (India Roundup)


July 30th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Ace rifleman Gagan Narang put India into the medal bracket by shooting a bronze in his pet 10 metre air rifle event even as his ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Vardhan loses in first round


July 30th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Indian Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan's dream outing in the Olympic men's singles of tennis competitions was short-lived as he went down in straight sets to ... Read more...

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Murray reaches second round at Olympics


July 29th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's No.1 Andy Murray secured a straight-sets win over Stanislav Wawrinka of Switzerland in the first round of Olympics tennis tournament here Sunday.Murray won ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia beats Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women's volleyball team beat Britain in straight sets in their opening Olympic group stage match here Saturday.Russia prevailed 25-19, 25-10, 25-16 against Britain, who ... Read more...

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Murray reaches Wimbledon quarters


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray Tuesday defeated Croatia's 16th seed Marin Cilic in their rain-interrupted fourth-round match.The British fourth seed won a closely fought first set ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sharapova knocked out; Williams survives scare (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) World No. 1 Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon Monday with a humbling fourth round straight-sets defeat to 15th seeded German Sabine Lisicki.Lisicki, who lost ... Read more...

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