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Federation Cup: Salgaocar start campaign with a win


September 20th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jamshedpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Salgaocar started their title defence with a 1-0 win against big spenders Prayag United in their Group D engagement at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here ... Read more...

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Spain begin World Cup defence with hard fought win


September 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Reigning football World Cup champions Spain needed an 87th minute goal from striker Roberto Soldado to begin their title defence with a 1-0 win away ... Read more...

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Olympics: Veronica says it will be tough to retain 200m crown


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/CMC) Reigning Olympic 200 metres queen Veronica Campbell-Brown has conceded it will be difficult to defend her crown at the London Olympics.The 30-year-old has not been enjoying the ... Read more...

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Zenit kick off title defence with Amkar win


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A brace from Alexander Kerzhakov helped reigning Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg open their title defence with a 2-0 defeat of Amkar Perm Sunday.Kerzhakov, ... Read more...

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Carl Lewis doubts Bolt’s Olympics 100m title defence


July 15th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Carl Lewis has cast doubts on sprint sensation Usain Bolt repeating his Beijing exploits at the London Olympics starting later this month. Jamaican Bolt ... Read more...

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Boxing may replace European football in volatile Dagestan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian boxing promoter Vladimir Hrunov has vowed to give sports fans in the southern region of Dagestan something to shout about after the local football ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Spain beat Portugal 4-2 on penalties, reach final


June 28th, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain reached their third-successive European championship final Thursday, beating a defiant Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2012 semifinal ended goalless after extra ... Read more...

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Definitely no thoughts of retirement: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand Sunday ruled out any possibility of retirement and said winning the fifth World title has given him the boost to carry ... Read more...

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India can defend Asia Cup: Ganguly


March 12th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) After dismal tours of England and Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly said Monday that India have to win the Asia Cup that kicked-off in Dhaka ... Read more...

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Lahiri counts on meditation for more glory on Asian Tour


February 27th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Sail-SBI open winner Anirban Lahiri of India will be counting on meditation to lead him to more glory in the 2012 Asian Tour golf season. ... Read more...

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Carl Froch Ruben admits to prolonging a title fight


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British boxer Carl Froch has become the subject of investigation by British authorities after he admitted prolonging a bout because of a bet. The former WBC Super ... Read more...

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Injury hampers Chowrasia’s chances at Avantha Masters (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian golfer and defending Avantha Masters champion S.S.P Chowrasia, has suffered a setback to his title defence. Chowrasia injured his wrist while practising for the tournament ... 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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Super Kings to start IPL title defence against Mumbai Indians


January 6th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings will start their title defence against Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League at Chennai's M.A. ... Read more...

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Lahiri eyes title defence at Panasonic Open golf


January 6th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri hopes an improved short game will guide him to a successful title defence at the Panasonic Open India in March. Lahiri ... Read more...

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Wawrinka set for Chennai Open title defence


December 29th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Best known as Roger Federer's sparring partner, Stanislas Wawrinka believes he is as ready as he could be to defend his title in the Airccel ... Read more...

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Russian boxer dies after collapsing in ring


December 9th, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian light heavyweight boxer Roman Simakov, who collapsed in the ring Monday during a title defence, has died of brain injuries at a hospital, an ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: India need draw against Sri Lanka for semi-final berth


December 6th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) India cannot afford to be complacent as they face Sri Lanka in their last Group A match of the SAFF Cup football tournament at the ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: India sans Sameer Naik in must-win match against Bhutan


December 4th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Having started their title-defence with a 1-1 draw against Afganistan, holders India are in a must-win situation against Bhutan in their second game of the ... Read more...

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I-League: Defending champions Salgaocar go down 0-1 to Dempo


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, Oct 22 (IANS) Salgaocar made a poor start to their title-defence going down 0-1 to arch-rivals Dempo in the opening game of I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

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ICC announces 2012 World T20 schedule


September 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday announced the match schedule and unveiled the event logo of the World Twenty20 to be staged in Sri Lanka from ... Read more...

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Singapore Super Series: Saina starts her campaign against Lu Lan


June 14th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will start her title defence in the Singapore Super Series badminton tournament against world number 24 Chinese Lu Lan in ... Read more...

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Red Bull’s Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix


March 27th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27(ANI): Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel got his title defence off to a perfect start with a pole-to-flag victory in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne's Albert Park.Vettel finished over 20 ... Read more...

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Aussies ready to ramp up bid for 4th WC title: Hussey


March 14th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 14 (ANI): Veteran Australian batsman Mike Hussey has said that his side is ready to ramp up their bid for a fourth straight ICC World Cup.Australia are unbeaten in 33 ... Read more...

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Vitali may replace injured brother Wladimir to fight Haye


March 8th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8(ANI): Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko's brother Vitali will step in and fight WBA world heavyweight champ David Haye if he fails to overcome a troublesome abdominal injury, Wladimir's manager ... Read more...

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Amir Kan says no to sex!


March 7th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): It may not be good news for all the ladies who are desperate to go a few rounds with Amir Kan in the bedroom as the British boxer ... Read more...

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Karlberg eyes unique hat-trick at SAIL Open


March 7th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Sweden's Rikard Karlberg, very successful on Indian courses, will target a successful return to the SAIL Open later this month as he aims for a third ... Read more...

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No more favourites, Australia begin their title defence Monday


February 20th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) For the first time, World champions Australia will start their title defence not as the favourites but banking heavily on their pace attack against Zimbabwe in a Group ... Read more...

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Dean Jones backs Australia to win fourth World Cup in a row


February 11th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 11 (ANI): Former Australian batsman Dean Jones, a member of Allan Border's team that first lifted the World Cup in 1987, believes that the fourth straight triumph should go down ... Read more...

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Hussey doubtful for World Cup


January 17th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Australian batsman Michael Hussey is doubtful for the World Cup as he suffered a hamstring tear during the One-Day win against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ... Read more...

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No player in world can take Frank Lampard’s place: Ancelotti


December 27th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that no player in the world can take the place of midfielder Frank Lampard.The midfielder is preparing to start his ... Read more...

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Muniyappa ready for title defence at Hero Honda Indian Open


November 26th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Local hero C. Muniyappa hopes to go back to his old ways as he prepares to defend his title at the $1.25 million Hero Honda Indian Open ... Read more...

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Lahiri keen to retain his place in Asian Tour


November 24th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Khon Kaen (Thailand), Nov 24 (IANS) Anirban Lahiri, one of the rising stars of Indian golf, is looking to better his sixth-place performance at the $300,000 King's Cup starting Thursday.Lahiri, who ... Read more...

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Asian Games billiards: Advani sneaks into semis, Sethi knocked out (Roundup)


November 13th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (IANS) India had a successful day in cue sports with Pankaj Advani looking good for his title defence as he edged past Praput Chaithanasakun of Thailand 3-2 to enter ... Read more...

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Durand Cup: Churchill start title defence with a win


October 27th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Defending champions Churchill Brothers began their Durand Cup football campaign with a 4-2 win over 10-man Madras Engineering Group (MEG), Bangalore, in the quarterfinal league here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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