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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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Hulk enjoys first Zenit training session


September 14th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil forward Hulk said his first training session at new club Zenit St. Petersburg went well.Hulk's €40 million move from Porto last week was ... Read more...

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Neymar ensures Santos victory over Flamengo


September 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Striker Neymar and 16-year-old winger Victor Andrade scored two goals in as many minutes as late-rallying Santos defeated Flamengo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A ... Read more...

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Di Resta earns four points for Force India


September 9th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Monza, Sep 9 (IANS) Sahara Force India driver Paul di Resta finished eighth in the Italian Grand Prix here to bring home four points for the team Sunday.Teammate Nico Hulkenberg ... Read more...

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Hamilton surprised by Monza pole


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Monza (Italy), Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was surprised to take pole position for the Italian Grand Prix because he felt he had driven a poor lap.Hamilton's ... Read more...

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Podium not in sight of Force India, says di Resta


September 6th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Sahara Force India have been faring better this time round than the last Formula One season, though they have not got any closer to the ... Read more...

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Money not the root of my sadness: Ronaldo


September 5th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that money is not the reason he felt 'sad' after failing to celebrate his two goals against Granada Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Button wins in chaotic Belgian GP


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Spa-Francorchamps, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) McLaren's Jenson Button took his first win since March with a disciplined drive from pole position in a chaotic and entertaining Belgian Grand Prix Sunday.Championship ... Read more...

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Benfica sign Brazilian striker Lima


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Benfica has signed Brazilian striker Lima on a four-year contract from rival Portuguese top-flight club Braga.The deal was only announced Saturday after the clubs ... Read more...

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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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India win U-19 World Cup as Chand-Patel overpower Australia (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 26 (IANS) Skipper Unmukt Chand scored a spectacular hundred to help India upstage defending champions Australia by six wickets and win the Under-19 World Cup here Sunday. ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho ready to face former Milan teammate Seedorf


August 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said he will put his friendship with Clarence Seedorf aside when the former AC Milan teammates meet in Brazil's ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Australia thrashes Russia for women’s bronze


August 12th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australia's women dominated Russia throughout to win basketball bronze Saturday, beating the Russians 83-74.The Australians held the lead 17-16 at the end of a largely ... Read more...

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Juventus down Napoli 4-2 to win Italian Super Cup


August 11th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Serie A winner Juventus sank Coppa Italia champion Napoli 4-2 to win the Italian Super Cup at the Bird's Nest here Saturday."The win definitely boosts our ... Read more...

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Chinese diver determined to bag diving gold at London


August 11th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) China's diving world champion Qiu Bo launched a near-perfect display from the 10m platform to qualify in top spot for Saturday's semi-finals.Qiu, winner of the event ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt storms to 200m glory to make history


August 10th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt scorched to Olympic gold in the men's 200 metres Thursday, blazing into the history books as the first sprinter to retain both ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Late strike gives Canada bronze


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stoppage-time goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women's football medal with a 1-0 victory over France in Thursday's bronze medal match ... Read more...

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Russian club Kuban sign Ajax’s Ozbiliz


August 9th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football side FC Kuban have signed Ajax midfielder Aras Ozbiliz on a four-year deal, the Russian Premier League side said Thursday.The 22-year-old playmaker played ... Read more...

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Singapore wins Olympic table tennis team bronze medal


August 7th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Singapore won the bronze medal in table tennis women's team event of the London Olympic Games Tuesday, beating South Korea 3-0.This is the second bronze medal ... Read more...

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Bolt screams to Olympic 100m gold (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres Sunday, screaming to the line in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.The Jamaican collected his fourth ... Read more...

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Olympic: Narang misses 50m rifle prone qualification, Karmakar in


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Gagan Narang, India's lone medallist in the London Olympics so far, failed to make the final of the men's 50 metres rifle prone event here ... Read more...

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Former Portugal striker Liedson joins Flamengo


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Portugal striker Liedson has signed a deal with Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo until the end of the 2013 season.Liedson's management company Think ... Read more...

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Women win Mexico’s first-ever medals in Olympic archery


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Mexico ended its medal drought in Olympic archery here Thursday with a double triumph for Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia, who came away with the silver ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: American Douglas pips Russians to gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sixteen-year-old American gymnast Gabby Douglas won the gold in the women's individual all around competition on Thursday, leaving Russia with silver and bronze.Douglas triumphed with ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China’s Zhang Jike wins gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
London, August 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Zhang Jike beat fellow Chinese player Wang Hao for gold in Thursday's Olympic table tennis singles final.Zhang, the 24-year-old World Champion, closed it ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s Yang quits badminton after being expelled


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China's Olympic badminton doubles champion Yu Yang has decided to quit the sport, hours after being disqualified from the Games here for "throwing a match".Her announcement ... Read more...

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Top seed Zhang Jike advances to table tennis final


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Europe's sole hope of winning a table tennis singles medal was dashed when Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov was beaten 1-4 by top seed Zhang Jike of China ... Read more...

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Classy Uchimura wins all-around gymnastics gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's Kohei Uchimura put in a classy all-around performance to take gold in the men's gymnastics at the London Olympics here Wednesday.Uchimara put in five ... Read more...

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Chinese Li takes TT gold in controversial final


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Li Xiaoxia of China beat teammate Ding Ning in a controversial Olympic women's singles table tennis final here Wednesday.Li, 24, won 11-8, 14-12, 8-11, ... Read more...

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Olympic equestrian: Germany retain team eventing gold


July 31st, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany retained the gold in the Olympic equestrian's team eventing Tuesday, with Britain beating New Zealand to silver in an exciting finale.Michael Jung and Sandra ... 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 archery: Jayanta, Swuro miss mark (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Jayanta Talukdar and Chekrovolu Swuro lost to their respective American opponents in contrasting fashion to exit the archery individual event at the London Olympics here Tuesday.Talukdar ... Read more...

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Olympic archery: Talukdar is another Indian casualty


July 31st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indian archer Jayanta Talukdar got a 0-6 hammering from America's Jacob Wukie in the opening men's individual elimination round at the London Olympics here Tuesday.The archers' ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: American Grevers wins men’s 100-m backstroke gold


July 31st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American Matthew Grevers powered to gold in the men's 100 metres backstroke final Monday, setting a new Olympic record along the way.The double Beijing Olympics ... Read more...

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Formula One: Force India fail to score a point


July 29th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, July 29 (IANS) Sahara Force India failed to score a point at the Hungarian Grand Prix held here Sunday, with its drivers finishing 11th and 12th.Former GP2 champion Nico ... Read more...

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