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I’ll retire if I don’t get fights: Holyfield


September 12th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Heavyweight boxing legend Evander Holyfield will end his 28-year professional career if he fails to line up a fight by the end of the year.Four-time ... Read more...

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Sharapova curses final set charity against Azarenka


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova cursed her final-set form in the US Open semifinal defeat to Victoria Azarenka, saying she gave her opponent a free ride ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka, Williams showdown for women’s title


September 8th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overcame a lacklustre opening set to beat third-seeded former champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, setting up ... Read more...

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Russia choose low-ranked players for Davis Cup tie


September 4th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is set to include a pair of virtual unknown tennis players in its five-man team to play Brazil in a match that ... Read more...

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Hamilton charges to pole in Hungarian GP


July 28th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) McLaren's Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix Saturday, leaving his rivals in the dust with a blistering final flying lap.Hamilton's pole ... Read more...

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McLaren must bounce back in Germany: Prost


July 16th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Volokolamsk (Russia), July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) McLaren must recover from a string of poor results at the German Grand Prix next weekend or will be left behind by Red Bull ... Read more...

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Webber natches British Grand Prix win from Alonso


July 8th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone (England), July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Red Bull's Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix Sunday, hunting down and passing Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with four laps remaining after the Spaniard ... 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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Little-known Czech Rosol stuns Nadal at Wimbledon


June 29th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Rafael Nadal was Thursday knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by the lowest-ranked player ever at a Grand Slam tournament. The two-time champion ... Read more...

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Loeb wins Rally of New Zealand


June 24th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight-time champion Sebastien Loeb extended his lead in the World Rally Championship (WRC) by winning the New Zealand round Sunday.Loeb took his first win in ... Read more...

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Saina enters fourth final at Indonesia Open, Kashyap loses (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) Two-time champion Saina Nehwal cruised to the women's singles final at the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier badminton event here Saturday defeating South Korea's Ji Hyun ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Nadal, Djokovic eyeing history in French Open final (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) World No.1 Noval Djokovic crushed Roger Federer in the French Open semi-final here Friday to set-up a title clash with title holder and six-time champion ... Read more...

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Monaco GP: Webber on pole, Hulkenberg miss top-10


May 26th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, May 26 (IANS) Mercedes' Michael Schumacher was fastest at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix qualifying here Saturday but his five-place grid penalty incurred from the last race elevated ... 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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Advani leads way into pre-quarters of National Snooker


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 2 (IANS) Four-time champion Pankaj Advani swept past veteran Devendra Joshi 4-0 enroute to the pre-quarterfinals of the Manisha-National snooker championship here Thursday.A break of 75 in the ... Read more...

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Chopra joins centurions list in National Snooker


February 1st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 1 (IANS) Punjab cueist Vivek Chopra became the second player to record a century as he posted a 100 clearance while defeating Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh 3-2 ... Read more...

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Mehta sparkles with 134 break at National snooker


January 31st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 31 (IANS) Defending champion Aditya Mehta (PSPB) recorded a break of 134 on the second day of the 78th National Snooker Championship here Tuesday as he lined ... Read more...

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Advani survives scare in National Snooker Championship


January 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 30 (IANS) Defending champion Aditya Mehta made it look easy while four-time champion Pankaj Advani survived a scare against unheralded Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh before winning in the ... Read more...

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National TT: Amalraj charged with unsporting behaviour after stunning Sharath


January 29th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 29 (IANS) Anthony Amalraj could not control his emotions after upsetting six-time champion Sharath Kamal for his maiden national table tennis title at the SAI sub-centre here Sunday ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Nishikori eliminates Tsonga, Makarova stuns Serena


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Melboune, Jan 23 (IANS) Kei Nishikori eliminated sixth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France Monday to advance into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday, becoming the first Japanese to ... Read more...

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National TT: Sharath, Shamini start favourites


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Top Indian paddlers, including defending champion Sharath Kamal, will headline the senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships which get underway at the Sports Authority of ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Stosur stunned; Djokovic, Sharapova advance


January 17th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur became the first big casualty in the Australian Open tennis tournament here after losing 6-7, 3-6 to Romanian Sorana ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Top seeds advance to second round (Roundup)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Big names Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park here Monday.Federer, seeded ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: India beat Sri Lanka 3-0, face Maldives in semifinal


December 7th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India kept alive their hopes of defending the SAFF Cup football title after qualifying for the semifinals with a clinical 3-0 win over Sri ... Read more...

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Federer adds more records on way to London final


November 27th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Roger Federer reached the end-of-season ATP World Tour singles final, his 100th, to ensure that he finishes in the Top 3 in the world rankings ... Read more...

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Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, both Force Indias in top-10


November 13th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 13 (IANS) McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won his first race since July after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel retired in the opening lap of the Formula One Abu Dhabi ... Read more...

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Tendulkar meets Schumacher and Ecclestone


October 30th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 30 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar showed his passion for motorsports by being the first of the high-profile guests to arrive at the Buddh International Circuit ... Read more...

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I-League begins Saturday, spotlight on Dempo-Salgaocar clash


October 21st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The showpiece I-League football tournament begins Thursday with defending champions Salgaocar taking on Dempo in Goa while Super Cup winners East Bengal face Churchill Brothers ... Read more...

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2012 Australian Open to be richest Grand Slam


October 4th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
M0elbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) The 2012 Australian Open will be the richest tournament in Grand Slam history with the men's and women's winners each claiming approximately $2.2 million.The organisers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Australian PM congratulates Stosur for US Open win


September 12th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Monday congratulated tennis player Samantha Stosur for claiming the women's crown at the US Open.The 27-year-old Stosur became the first ... Read more...

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US Open: Wozniacki-Serena semifinal, Zvonareva falls


September 9th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and three-time champion Serena Williams set up an exciting semifinal at the US Open after they posted convincing wins ... Read more...

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US Open: Top players refuse to play in ‘dangerous conditions’


September 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) All the matches at the US Open tennis Wednesday were cancelled because of incessant rain and top players led by defending champion Rafael Nadal ... Read more...

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US Open: Wozniacki rallies; Federer, Williams cruise to quarters


September 6th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Third seed Roger Federer made quick work of dismantling his fourth-round opponent, 36th-ranked Juan Monaco of Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 in a late match ... Read more...

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US Open: Djokovic, Federer, Williams advance as retirements continue


September 4th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Novak Djokovic improved his record to 60-2 in 2011 by beating 39th-ranked Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday night to reach the fourth round ... Read more...

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