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Putin praises Indian chess schools for Anand’s success


May 31st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday lauded Russian and Indian chess schools that produced players like Indian World Champion Viswanathan Anand.Anand, who beat Israeli challenger Boris ... Read more...

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My 40-minute chess move was crucial: Gelfand


May 29th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel's Boris Gelfand has said taking 40 minutes for a crucial move helped him draw the last round and stretch defending champion Viswanathan Anand to ... Read more...

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World chess title to be decided in te-breaker


May 28th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/Ria Novsti) The World Chess Championship title will go to a tie-break after defending champion Viswanathan Anand drew with Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the 12th game at ... Read more...

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PSV extend lead after win over Feyenoord


February 27th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 27 (IANS) PSV extended its lead in the Dutch Eredivisie by beating Feyenoord 3-2, while AZ drew 3-3 in another top-six clash against SC Heerenveen.PSV took a ... Read more...

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National Snooker: Mehta, Chawla in title round


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Aditya Mehta, the 26-year-old from Mumbai and the only Indian on the snooker pro circuit, qualified for his second consecutive final in the National Snooker Championship ... Read more...

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Triple crown for Varsha in National cue sports


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 23 (IANS) Bangalore's Varsha Sanjeev notched a creditable triple crown by winning the junior girls snooker event in the Manisha Constructions National Billiards and Snooker Championship here Monday.Varsha, ... Read more...

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Gaurav Gill takes commanding lead at Odisha Rally


December 10th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) of Team MRF took a 38-second lead over team-mate Amittrajit Ghosh (Ashwin Naik) at the end of the first day in ... Read more...

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Wins Over Billy Lyell


January 30th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 24 year son of Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., made his daddy proud, as he won the over world title contender, Billy Lyell, on Saturday night ... Read more...

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Team Red Rooster leads Kerala Rally


December 17th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 17 (IANS) Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) of Team Red Rooster Racing hung on grimly to a slender lead to finish ahead of national champion Gaurav Gill (Musa Sherif) of ... Read more...

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Beating ’smaller teams’ key to ‘giant-killers’ Man City’s title chances, says Tevez


September 28th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28(ANI): Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez believes that his team must dispatch the 'smaller teams' in the Premier League to become a genuine title contender.City defeated league leaders Chelsea 1-0 ... Read more...

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Its country over brotherly love for David Hussey when it comes to T20 CL title


September 25th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 25(ANI): After Victorian Bushrangers' elimination from the Twenty20 Champions League, captain David Hussey is supporting South Australia Redbacks to emerge victorious despite the presence of his brother Michael in the ... Read more...

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PGTI Players Championship: Lahiri leads by two strokes


July 1st, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 1 (IANS) Anirban Lahiri emerged as the top title contender at the Aircel PGTI Players Championship Thursday after firing an impressive five under 67 in round three to lead by ... Read more...

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Klinsmann hopes for World Cup with heart and pride


June 7th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 7 (DPA) South Africa has every right to celebrate the World Cup in its own colourful way even if it doesn't run as smoothly as other editions, former Germany coach ... Read more...

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Afridi likely to lead Pakistan in Asia Cup


May 21st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 21 (IANS) Contrary to reports that opener Salman Butt is set for captaincy for the Asia Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to retain all-rounder Shahid Afridi as ... Read more...

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Ghosal begins against Frankcomb in Indian Challenger


April 13th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The country's top ranked player Saurav Ghosal will spearhead the domestic challenge in the $50,000 five-star category Professional Squash Association (PSA) Indian Challenger slated to be played here ... Read more...

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Nadal holds off Kiefer to keep US Open hopes alive


September 5th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (DPA) Rafael Nadal kept his hopes for a career-first US Open title alive as he blunted a brief revival from Nicolas Kiefer to earn a 6-0, 3-6, ... Read more...

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Sriram Jha wins Asian Zone Chess, qualifies for World Cup


August 17th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) International Master Sriram Jha won the Asian Zone 3.2 Chess Championship and qualified for the World Cup here Monday. In the final round encounter, Jha overcame Ashraf ... Read more...

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Asian Zone champion Kruttika qualifies for World Cup chess


August 15th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) National champion Kruttika Nadig beat Women Grandmaster Nisha Mohota in the final round to win the Asian Zone 3.2 women's title and a berth in the next ... Read more...

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Yuvraj Singh confident of performing well in IPL


April 11th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Yuvraj Singh says his team is a strong title contender for the second season of Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa. "We have a ... Read more...

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Impressive Nadal mows down Haas (Australian Open Roundup)


January 24th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (DPA) Rafael Nadal maintained momentum in his chase for a career-first Australian Open tennis title, hammering Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to power into the fourth round here Saturday.Nadal, ... Read more...

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