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Tennis: Karman, Nitin annex titles


August 18th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Top seed Karman Kaur (Delhi) ended the dream run of wild card Ramya Natarajan (Tamil Nadu) with a hard-fought 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win to annex ... Read more...

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Tennis: Bhaskar, Goveas score upset wins in sub-junior meet


August 16th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) PV Gnana Bhaskar from Andhra Pradesh, seeded nine, caused the biggest upset of the Adidas-TTT National sub-junior tennis championship when he ousted top seed BR Nikshep ... Read more...

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Scrabble Player Caught Cheating by Hiding Blank Tiles


August 15th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Orlando, Florida, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A scrabble player has been caught cheating at a national scrabble tournament for the first time ever. Then young player was caught hiding blank letter tiles ... Read more...

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Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar.The ... Read more...

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Age no bar to Avika Gor for essaying new roles


July 28th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) She might be 15, but young TV actress Avika Gor doesn't let her age come in the way of her career. She says her stint ... Read more...

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I prefer hosting reality shows: Jay Soni


July 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Jay Soni, who gained popularity with his role as Ishaan in "Sasural Genda Phool", is ready to shake a leg in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5". ... Read more...

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Somdev not surprised at getting Olympic wild card


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman says he was not surprised at getting a singles wild card entry for the London Olympics."The news that I got ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sharapova knocked out; Williams survives scare (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) World No. 1 Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon Monday with a humbling fourth round straight-sets defeat to 15th seeded German Sabine Lisicki.Lisicki, who lost ... Read more...

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Williams survives scare to beat Shvedova


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams fended off a second set comeback to defeat wild card Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

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Sonia, Somdev get wild card entry for London Olympics


June 26th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman Tuesday were given wild card entries by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for the 2012 London Olympics."Both Sania ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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AITA picks two teams for Olympics, Paes still unhappy (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday tried to keep Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna happy by deciding to send two doubles teams to ... Read more...

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Vece Paes slams AITA’s decision


June 21st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Olympian Vece Paes has slammed All Indian Tennis Association's decision to pair his son Leander Paes with World No.328 Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics, ... Read more...

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AITA keeps players happy; to send two teams for Games (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday decided "to keep everybody happy" by sending two men's doubles teams for the 2012 London Olympics. Leander ... Read more...

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Paes to play with Vishnu, Bhupathi-Bopanna team up (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday selected two men's doubles teams to represent the country at the London Olympics.India's highest ranked doubles player Leander ... Read more...

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Full text of AITA release


June 15th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Here is the full text of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) statement that was released to Media here Friday soon after the selection committee ... Read more...

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French title will not get Sania-Bhupathi London ticket


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The French Open mixed doubles title may not ensure Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza an automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics. They have ... Read more...

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AITA confident of getting Sania to play in Olympics


May 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary-general Anil Khanna is confident that a way could be found for Sania Mirza to play at the London ... Read more...

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Wild cards score in ITF Mandya Open


May 29th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mandya (Karnataka), May 29 (IANS) Wild card entrants Sagar Manjanna and Rajat Maheshwari authored commendable wins to advance to the second round of the Prem Sugars ITF Mandya Open men's ... Read more...

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Drogba to visit India in June


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will make his maiden visit to India next month.Drogba, who was instrumental in Chelsea's maiden Champion League triumph last week, is ... Read more...

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Pankaj, Aditya for world pro snooker tour


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 3 (IANS) India will have two snooker players in the world professional tour with Aditya Mehta automatically qualifying after winning the Asian championship and Pankaj Advani being ... Read more...

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Top four seeds enter semis at Stuttgart WTA Grand Prix


April 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka had to exert every ounce of her energy to beat German wild card Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5 in a match ... Read more...

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Now Ranbir promotes football


April 5th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After T20 cricket, T20 football is here! Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, brand ambassador of Pepsi, has urged the youth to be part of the ... Read more...

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Donna packs off Kyra in ITF tennis championship


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 23 (IANS) Croatian teenager Donna Vekic stopped the dream run of Indian wild card Kyra Shroff with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) win in the semifinals and set up ... Read more...

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Kyra races into semis of ITF tennis


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Kyra Shroff, the 19-year-old Indian wild card, scalped higher ranked Nungnadda Wannasuk from Thailand 6-3, 6-4, en route to the semi-finals of the QNet ITF Open ... Read more...

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Kyra Shroff stuns third seed in ITF tennis


March 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Wild card Kyra Shroff of India stormed into the second round of QNet ITF Open women's tennis championship, knocking out third seed Zuzana Luknarova of ... Read more...

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Indians bow out in first round of QNet women’s championship


March 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) Wild card Prerna Bhambri, qualifiers Rishika Sunkara, Nidhi Chilmula and Ankita Raina ended up on the losing side as all four home players lost their first ... Read more...

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Three Indians make main draw in ITF Open


March 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) Three Indians - Nidhi Chilmula, Ankita Raina and Rishika Sunkara - made it to the main draw of the $25,000 ITF Open women's tennis championship here ... Read more...

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Tough draw for Indians at ITF women’s tennis championship


March 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) The four Indian wild card entries drew tough opponents in the $25,000 ITF Open women's tennis championship which gets underway with main draw matches Monday at ... Read more...

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Indian Wells: Sania-Vesnina cruise into semis


March 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 15 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina thrashed Argentina's Gisela Dulko and Paola Suarez to advance to the semi-finals of the BNP ... Read more...

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Pepsi launches T20 football


March 14th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Global beverage major Pepsi is all set to launch T20 football event to make the game attractive in cricket-crazy India.The seven-a-side amateur tournament is for ... Read more...

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Kristen Wiig inspires Olivia Wilde


March 5th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde says she "worships" Kristen Wiig's fashion statement.The 27-year-old is a huge fan of the "Bridesmaids" actress because she proves it is possible ... Read more...

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National grass court tennis from Feb 6 (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Saketh Myneni has got the pride of place in the men's draw of the Rs.500,000 Indian Jute National Grass Court Tennis Championships to be held on ... Read more...

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National Grass Court Tennis meet from Feb 6


February 1st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Saketh Myneni has got a place in the men's draw of the Rs.5 lakh prize money Indian Jute National Grass Court Tennis Championships to be held ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Soeda stuns Wawrinka; Tipsy survives Belgian challenge


January 7th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Japan's Go Soeda marked Japanese resurgence with an emphatic straight set win over defending champion Stanislas Warwinka while fellow-qualifier and compatriot Yuichi Sugita nearly emulated the ... Read more...

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