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Del Bosque expected tough fight from Georgia


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Spain football coach Vicente del Bosque said he expected a tough fight from Georgia, whom they beat 1-0 in an away game to kick-off their World ... Read more...

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Australia beat Pakistan by 94 runs, lose series 1-2


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) Australia registered a commanding 94-run win in the third and final Twenty20 International against Pakistan after losing the first two games. A record 111-run opening stand ... Read more...

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Buffon to extend Juventus deal


September 10th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected extend his contract with Juventus till 2016.An Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Sunday that Italy custodian would ... Read more...

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Windies performed well, says U-19 captain Braithwaite


August 29th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 29 (IANS/CMC) West Indies colts captain Kraigg Braithwaite says his team performed well despite its failure to capture the Under-19 world cup down under.Of the ten matches played, ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Syria come back twice against Cameroon (Lead)


August 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Syria came back twice to draw their Nehru Cup football tournament match against the "The Indomitable Lions" Cameroon 2-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ... Read more...

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Jozy Altidore confident about Anzhi clash


August 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) AZ Alkmaar striker Jozy Altidore is confident that his team will be able to cope with Anzhi's Samuel Eto'o in their Europa League playoff first ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia defeat Bulgaria to reach final


August 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia ousted Bulgaria in a four-set Olympic men's volleyball semi-final Friday.Bulgaria fought back in the third game after going two games down before a tense ... Read more...

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Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs


August 6th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs has said he was deeply hurt with the performance of the eight-time Olympic champions in the 2012 London Games and ... Read more...

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Gold for France’s Decosse in women’s 70 kg judo


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's Lucie Decosse took the women's 70 kg judo gold at the Olympics Wednesday, beating Germany's Kerstin Thiele by waza-ari in the final.Decosse won ... Read more...

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Russia pound Britain 95-75 in Olympic basketball


July 30th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Russian men flew out of the blocks at the Olympic basketball tournament here Sunday, pounding hosts Great Britain 95-75.Russia, featuring NBA stars Andrei Kirilenko, Timofey Mozgov ... Read more...

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China’s Wang finally lifts Olympic gold


July 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's four-time world champion Mingjuan Wang finally won an Olympic weightlifting gold Saturday, needing just three lifts to blow away the rest of the field.Wang, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian paddler Ghosh wins; Ankita exits (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh kept India's table tennis challenge alive as he moved into the second round of the main draw while an error-prone Ankita Das made a ... Read more...

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Mahesh, Anaka bow out of world junior squash


July 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 11 (IANS) Indian challenge in the World Junior Individual Squash Championship ended as Mahesh Mangaonkar and Anaka Alankamony lost their matches to Egyptian stars in the quarter-finals here.Mangaonkar ... Read more...

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Struggling Windies seek success against Black Caps (Preview)


June 30th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale, June 30 (IANS/CMC) Following their recent disastrous tour of England, the West Indies will seek to brighten their summer when they face New Zealand in the ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich to make pre-season trip to China


June 30th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), June 30 (IANS) German football club Bayern Munich will make a pre-season trip to China in July and play two games in the country.The club said in ... Read more...

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CSKA coach leaps to Arshavin’s defence


June 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky said the Russian team and captain Andrei Arshavin in particular, do not deserve the harsh criticism they received following ... Read more...

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Alonso rules out Spain changing tactics for Ronaldo


June 26th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The attacking threat of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo will not force Spain to change their approach when they face Portugal in the Euro 2012 semi-final here ... Read more...

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Miami Heat take 2-1 series lead in NBA finals


June 18th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 18 (IANS) Miami Heat overcame a 10-point third quarter deficit to beat Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 in a pulsating Game 3 of the NBA Finals at the American ... Read more...

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Arshavin’s creativity outweighs low stamina: Russia coach


June 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin's creative genius is enough to make up for his low stamina, coach Dick Advocaat said.Arshavin played the the entirety of ... Read more...

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Mellberg rues cheap goals as Sweden exit


June 16th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden defender Olof Mellberg lamented the cheap goals that saw Sweden's elimination from the Euro 2012 Football Championship after two defeats in as many games.Mellberg ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Ukraine coach slams fans for jeering own team


June 16th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian fans should take some lessons from the positive attitude of Irish supporters instead of jeering their own team, Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia-Greece game will be tough, says Pavlyuchenko


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko thinks that Saturday's game against Greece will Russia's toughest test in the group stage.A win for the Russians Saturday would guarantee ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Blanc hails Germany as role model for France


June 15th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France coach Laurent Blanc said his team should follow Germany's example when they take on Ukraine Friday in the Euro 2012 group stage.Germany are ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Italy have fitness problems, says coach Prandelli


June 15th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy have problems with fitness and these are costing the team as players flag in the final half-hour, coach Cesare Prandelli said.A Mario ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Mandzukic strike help Croatia draw 1-1 with Italy


June 15th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Poznan, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Mario Mandzukic equaliser 18 minutes from time gave Croatia a 1-1 draw against Italy in their Euro 2012 group stage game here Thursday.With four ... Read more...

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Chen stumbles into semis of ITF meet


June 14th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Top seed Ti Chen (Chinese Taipei) survived a scare while overcoming un-seeded Ashwin Vijayragavan 7-6 (7), 6-3 in 102 minutes en route to the semi-finals of ... Read more...

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Bulgarian extends lead in chess rapid, blitz World championships


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Batumi (Georgia), June 3 (IANS) Stefanova Antoaneta, the 2004 World champion from Bulgaria, has further extended her lead in the 2012 women's World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships.The Grandmaster (GM) ... Read more...

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I’m relieved: Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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Chess fraternity pays tribute to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Krishnan Sasikaran hailed Viswanathan Anand for his incredible fifth World Chess Championship title after the Indian defeated Israeli challenger Boris ... Read more...

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Family celebrates Anand’s historic feat in Moscow (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Anand crowned World Chess Champion for fifth time (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India clinched the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time here Wednesday defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess ... Read more...

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Anand’s family elated at win


May 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Too tense to be happy: Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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Sealed stands released for IPL qualifier and final


May 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) heaved a sigh of relief after the Madras High Court Thursday upheld their plea to permit them to open the ... Read more...

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Back to back defeats won’t affect team morale: Gambhir


May 15th, 2012 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Dismissing suggestions that back to back defeats might affect team morale, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir Monday night said he was hopeful of ... Read more...

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