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Weather again in Yuvraj’s way (Preview)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) The weatherman expects thundershowers to lash the city in the next 24 hours and that might further delay Yuvraj Singh's return to international cricket ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: Windies clash with Kiwis for semi-final spot


August 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 19 (IANS/CMC) Unbeaten West Indies team will chase a spot in the final four of the Under-19 cricket World Cup when they clash with New Zealand in their ... Read more...

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Football friendlies: Argentina beat Germany, Brazil thrash Sweden


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Argentina beat 10-man hosts Germany 3-1 in an international soccer friendly at Frankfurt Arena Wednesday while Alexandre Pato scored a brace to help Brazil breeze ... Read more...

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1976 Olympics: India’s worst show in hockey (Sports Special)


July 16th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Barely a year after winning the World Cup in the hot and steamy Kuala Lumpur, Indian hockey slid to its nadir amidst considerable controversy and acrimony among players as the ... Read more...

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Cook urges consistency, Clarke wants review


July 11th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, July 11 (IANS) England captain Alastair Cook wants his side to build on its 4-0 whitewash of Australia while his counterpart Michael Clarke has called for a performance review ... Read more...

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1956 Olympics: India’s dominance continues


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
The discerning reckon the hockey team to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, led by centre-forward Balbir Singh, was one of the best ever to leave Indian shores. The squad was brimming with ... Read more...

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1928 Olympics: India’s first step towards hockey glory (Sports Special)


July 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
(With India back in Olympic hockey, IANS takes a look at the country's glorious past in the Games. The first of a series of articles recalling the country's performance from the ... Read more...

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Russia’s Akinfeev has knee problem: Advocaat


June 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's traditional first-choice goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is suffering complications from a knee injury, coach Dick Advocaat said Tuesday.Akinfeev's injury makes Zenit St Petersburg's Vyacheslav Malafeev ... Read more...

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Worries for England despite beating Belgium


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) England beat Belgium 1-0 for their second win in warm-up games ahead of the European Champions Cup but there was worrying news for the team with ... Read more...

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England announce 23-man squad for Euro Championship


May 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) England football manager Roy Hodgson named his 23-man squad for this summer's trip to Poland and Ukraine for UEFA EURO 2012 Wednesday. Manchester United's centre-back ... Read more...

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West Indies sweating on batting trio as tour bowls off


May 6th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hove, (England) May 5 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies were still waiting on three players to join their touring party even as the first match of the series bowled off here.Guyanese ... Read more...

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Spain to play three warm-up games for Euro 2012


March 29th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 29 (IANS) Spain will play international friendlies against Serbia, South Korea and China ahead of the Euro 2012 Football championships in June-July.The World and European champions will face ... Read more...

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South Africans deceived into match-fixing scandal: FIFA


March 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 6 (IANS) A FIFA investigation has found that South Africa was duped into match-fixing in the warm-up games leading to the 2010 World Cup.The South Africans were ... Read more...

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India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams chasing Olympic dream


February 17th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team will be striving to return to the Olympics in London after missing the Games for the first time in 80 years ... Read more...

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England play Norway, Belgium before Euro 2012 games


January 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) England will face Norway and Belgium in their final two friendlies before competing in UEFA Euro 2012.As the governing body of the game in England, the ... Read more...

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MacGill wants to play in IPL


December 26th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Australian spinner Stuart MacGill has nominated himself for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction in February, following his return to Twenty20 cricket after eight ... Read more...

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Dhoni dismisses fitness concerns ahead of Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has shrugged off fitness concerns in his team ahead of the first Test against Australia, beginning here Monday, and stressed ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for Strauss-led England: Vaughan


December 11th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that tough days are ahead for Andrew Strauss-led England as they face Pakistan and India in Test series next ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia announce squads for warm-ups against India


December 9th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday announced squads for the two warm-up games against India leading to the Boxing Day Test Dec 26 in Melbourne.India wil play the ... Read more...

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Series will be a massive challenge, says Cook


October 13th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) England captain Alastair Cook feels his team will have a tough challenge on hand when it takes on India in their five-match One-day International (ODI) series, ... Read more...

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India to play extra warm-up game in Australia


October 5th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will play two warm-up matches ahead of the Test series in Australia.Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in ... Read more...

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England yet to know about their warm-up game opponents


October 5th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) The England cricket team, which arrived in Hyderabad Tuesday for the five-match One-day International (ODI) series against India, are yet to know who their opponents for ... Read more...

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Gambhir likely to be ruled out from ODI series


August 29th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Leicestershire, Aug 29 (IANS) India's opening batsman Gautam Gambhir is likely to return home as he is still struggling to recover from the concussion he suffered during the fourth ... Read more...

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Let us accept we were very ordinary: Ganguly


August 13th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has said the World No.1 Test side have looked pretty ordinary against England in the ongoing four-match series.India suffered ... Read more...

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Ganguly criticises India for being under-prepared


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said the current team was under-prepared and asked the players to "put their bodies on the line" if they ... Read more...

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Katich blames selectors for Australia’s Ashes loss


June 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) Australian batsman Simon Katich, who has been denied the central contract, has launched a scathing attack against the country's cricket administrators and squarely blamed the selectors ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Gilchrist all praise for Valthaty


April 13th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, April 13 (IANS) Rival captains Adam Gilchrist and Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not help praise Paul Valthaty after he hit a scorching hundred for Kings XI Punjab in their ... Read more...

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Ireland put India on notice with victory over England


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) A sensational victory over England emboldened minnows Ireland to put co-hosts India on notice in their next Group B encounter Sunday in the ICC Cricket World ... Read more...

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Team strategy may have to review after Bravo’s exit: Coach Gibson


February 26th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson Saturday said they may have to review their World Cup strategy in the light of pivotal all-rounder Dwayne Bravo's injury.Bravo,27, has been ... 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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Australian team is worse than crisis-stricken Pakistan: Ganguly


February 20th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 20 (ANI): Taking a swipe at Australia ahead of their World Cup opener against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has labeled Ricky Ponting's side worse than crisis-stricken ... Read more...

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India, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Parore


February 19th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 19 (ANI): Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore has said that India's deep batting line up and their ability to play spin better makes them one of the favourites ... Read more...

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Indian pacers can break down during World Cup: Manjerekar


February 18th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former cricketer Sanjay Manjerekar feels that Indian pacers can break down any time during the World Cup.Manjerekar said that warm-up games didn't help Ashish Nehra or Munaf ... Read more...

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Important for us to start on a winning note: Dhoni


February 18th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Friday underscored the significance of beginning the 2011 cricket World Cup on a winning note and insisted that their defeat by ... Read more...

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We are fine with the underdog tag: Chanderpaul


February 18th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Once cricket's powerhouse, the West Indies are now a pale shadow of their past. As they get ready for their first 2011 World Cup match against South ... Read more...

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