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Asian Volleyball: India face Japan for bronze medal play-off


September 7th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 7 (IANS) India will face Asian Games champion Japan in the bronze medal play-off match after they lost to defending champion Iran in a keenly contested semi-final of ... Read more...

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We have to give 100 percent against Cameroon: Robin Singh


August 30th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India's attacking mid-fielder Robin Singh feels that the two-time champions have the ability to beat Cameroon, the highest ranked team in the Nehru Cup, in ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: India face New Zealand for place in final (Preview)


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 22 (IANS) As the Indian senior team takes on New Zealand in the first of the two-match Test series starting in Hyderabad, the colts from either side ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: Pakistan on track for worst finish


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 22 (IANS) Two-time champions Pakistan are heading for their worst finish in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after a 16-run loss to the West Indies at Endeavour ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: India lose to West Indies by 4 wickets


August 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 12 (IANS) The West Indies' decision to base themselves in Australia ahead of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup provided an immediate outcome here Sunday, when they beat ... Read more...

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Basketball: China beat Czechs, US survives


July 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) China beat Czech Republic 66-57 to win the Olympic women's basketball opener here while the US were stretched by Croatia.China's Guard Ma Zengyu scored 14 of ... Read more...

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Anzhi stars upset at UEFA stadium ban: Boussoufa


July 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/IANS RIA Novosti) Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala's star-studded team is upset at UEFA's decision to ban the team from playing Europa League games at their home stadium, Anzhi's ... Read more...

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16 teams named for next month’s U-19 cricket World Cup


July 12th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 12 (IANS) All 16 squads have now been named for the Under-19 cricket World Cup in Queensland August 11-26. Two-time champions India will be led by batsman Unmukt ... Read more...

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Seedorf leaves Milan after a decade for Botafogo


July 1st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf has moved to the Brazilian League with Botafogo, the club said Sunday.The 36-year-old Dutch midfielder has signed a ... Read more...

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Alonso sends Spain past France, into Euro 2012 semis


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning champions Spain a 2-0 Euro 2012 quarterfinal victory over France Saturday, setting up a semifinal against Portugal.Alonso celebrated ... Read more...

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Ex-Brazil keeper Dida set for Portuguesa debut


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Former AC Milan goalkeeper Dida will play his first competitive match in two years Saturday when he makes his debut for Portuguesa in ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team for the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics


June 11th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team in the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys was announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Four from India’s Europe tour to miss Olympic hockey


June 10th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The 18-member hockey squad for the London Olympics will be announced Monday even though a 22-member team was cleared Sunday for a Europe tour ... Read more...

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Botafogo on verge of Seedorf deal


June 7th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) Botafogo is reportedly within days of an announcement on its pursuit of former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf.The 36-year-old's agent, Deborah Martin, is ... Read more...

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Pakistan orders probe into hockey team’s poor performance


June 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has ordered an investigation into the national team's poor performance in the recently concluded Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup Tournament 2012 ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: India stun Britain to clinch bronze


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), June 3 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from a goal down to beat tournament favourites Great Britain 3-1 and clinch the bronze medal in the Sultan Azlan ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: Argentina end India’s title hopes


May 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 30 (IANS) Five-time champions India's title hopes crashed as they went down 2-3 to Argentina in a crucial encounter of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah: India beat Malaysia to keep alive hopes


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 28 (IANS) Five-time champions India kept alive their hopes in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament with a 3-2 win over hosts Malaysia here Monday.India, who ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: India narrowly go down to Britain


May 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 27 (IANS) Five-time champions India missed chances galore and went down narrowly 2-3 to favourites Britain in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here Sunday.India played a ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah: India bounce back to beat South Korea 2-1


May 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 25 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from an opening match defeat to beat South Korea 2-1 with a last-minute strike from S.K. Uthappa in a closely ... Read more...

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BCCI honours 15 veteran cricketers


May 24th, 2012 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) Recognising their yeoman contribution to the game in their heydays, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Wednesday honoured 15 ex-cricketers and rewarded them ... Read more...

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Bi-partisan fans root for cricket in Eliminator (IPL Diary)


May 24th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) In the Eliminator game of the Indian Premier League (IPL-5) T20 between two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and an upbeat Mumbai Indians (MI) late ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: India gear up for New Zealand


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 23 (IANS) Keeping an eye on the Olympics, India will be looking to fine tune their strategy as they kick-off their campaign in the Azlan Shah Cup ... Read more...

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IPL: Lucky Super Kings take on upbeat Mumbai Indians Wednesday


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which made it to the play-offs from behind after home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) forfeited its chance, will take ... Read more...

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India thrash Sri Lanka 11-0 in Junior Asia Cup


May 4th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Malacca (Malaysia), May 4 (IANS) India thrashed Sri Lanka 11-0 in their opening match of the 7th Junior Men's Asia Cup Hockey Tournament here Friday.India, two time champions, scored through ... Read more...

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Fans root for RCB as clouds hang over


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 2 (IANS) Undeterred by a cloudy sky and threat of rain, thousands thronged the Chinnaswamy stadium late Wednesday to root for home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against ... Read more...

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Serbia-Czech Republic in Fed Cup final


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic won their reverse singles matches to take Serbia into the Fed Cup final for the first time, beating Russia 3-2.Jankovic ... Read more...

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Milla wants Cameroon’s football body sacked


April 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), April 20 (IANS) Afraid that four-time champions Cameroon may again fail to qualify for the 2013 African Cup of Nations, legendary footballer Roger Milla has called for the ... Read more...

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Raul rejects contract extension


April 20th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Veteran Spanish striker Raul Gonzalez Blanco has decided not to extend his contract with German football club Schalke04 and will leave the Bundesliga when his deal ... Read more...

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India ride on Sandeep’s brilliance to book London berth


February 26th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Eight-time champions India are back in the Games with a 8-1 drubbing of France in the final of the 2012 London Olympic men's hockey qualifiers ... Read more...

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Bhaichung’s farewell a serious workout for Bayern


January 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) If it's a memorable farewell for Bhaichung Bhutia, for his India team mates Tuesday is going to be a match to remember. They are ... Read more...

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Arsenal to play AC Milan in Champions League knockout stage


December 17th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) The draw for the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League has pitted English giants Arsenal and Chelsea against seven-time champions AC Milan and Napoli.Arsenal who ... Read more...

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Win against Maldives was tough: Nabi


December 9th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India defender Syed Rahim Nabi said the 3-1 win over Maldives in the SAFF Cup semifinal here Friday might look easy but it was indeed ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Tough for India against Maldives in semifinal


December 8th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defending champions India will find the going tough when they face the Maldives in the semifinal of the SAFF Cup football tournament here Friday.Head-to-head India ... Read more...

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