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Russian girls sweep synchro swimming at junior World Championships


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Volos (Greece), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a sign that Russia's stranglehold on Olympic synchronised swimming gold could continue for years to come, the country's girls team won gold in ... Read more...

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Sathiyan-Priya bag table tennis mixed doubles crown


August 26th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) pair G. Sathiyan and Narasimha Priya won the mixed doubles crown at the 42nd All-India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships here ... Read more...

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Hulk’s Zenit move not certain


August 26th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil striker Hulk's spokesperson denied reports that Portuguese football club Porto has agreed to sell Hulk to Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg for 50 million euros.Various ... Read more...

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BCCI extends payout to stalwarts


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to extend its one-time benefit scheme to Gundappa Viswanath, Mohinder Amarnath, Dilip Vengsarkar and Syed ... Read more...

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Russian gymnasts had phones confiscated at Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's victorious rhythmic gymnasts had their telephones and computers confiscated before the Olympics to stop them being distracted, a member of the winning team said ... Read more...

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Australia wins 4×100m medley gold


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Melanie Schlanger anchored the Australians to Olympic gold in the women's 4x100 metre medley Saturday.Schlanger, who was on the 4x200m gold-winning team in Beijing, held off ... Read more...

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Palmeiras defeats Coritiba to win Copa do Brasil


July 12th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 12 (IANS) Luiz Felipe Scolari's Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil with a 3-1 aggregate victory in the final over Coritiba.Having lost last week's first leg ... Read more...

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Roma secures Brazilian defender Castan


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Brazilian centre-back Leandro Castan has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract with Italian Serie A club Roma.Castan will join the Giallorossi later this week ... Read more...

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Wild brawl ends with 12 red cards


June 12th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) A Brazilian sports tribunal has begun investigating a wild brawl in a second-division state league match that ended with 12 red cards.Votuporanguense was awarded ... Read more...

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Despite loss, Dhoni best T-20 captain: Ganguly (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Calling M.S. Dhoni India's best T-20 skipper, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly Sunday said the time had not come yet to compare Gautam Gambhir with ... Read more...

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Gambhir can’t be compared to MSD as t20 captain: Ganguly


May 28th, 2012 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Calling M.S. Dhoni as India's best twenty20 skipper, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Sunday said the time has not come to compare Gautam Gambhir ... 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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Army organises Jammu Premier League for budding cricketers


May 9th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) It was Jammu's own 'premier league', where hundreds of young cricketers vied for a chance to play the game at the national and international level. And ... 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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Rai supports Leonardo’s candidacy for CBF president


March 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Rai, Brazilian soccer star and brother of recently deceased soccer legend Socrates, declared his support for Leonardo to become the next president of the ... Read more...

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Emirates to sponsor Deccan Chargers for three seasons


March 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) International airline Emirates will be the team sponsor of Deccan Chargers for three Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons.Gayatri Reddy, co-owner of the Deccan Chargers, and Orhan ... Read more...

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Katy Perry to perform live during IPL opening ceremony


March 20th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) American pop star Katy Perry will be performing live for the first time in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Nite to be ... 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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Davey Johnson: ‘Fire me if Nationals misses playoffs’


March 1st, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nats manager Davey Johnson clearly understands what is at stake. During a chat with CSN, Johnson stated categorically that if he fails to make the playoffs ... Read more...

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‘Moneyball’-stunning, perennially topical (IANS Movie Review)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Moneyball"; Cast: Brad Pitt, Johan Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman; Director: Bennett Miller, Rating: ****1/2The irony of most team sports is that individual star players become bigger than both the ... Read more...

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India’s attacking hockey pleases Ajit Pal, Zafar


February 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's free-flowing attacking hockey in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers has pleased the likes of legendary captains Zafar Iqbal and Ajit Pal Singh.They, however, feel ... Read more...

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Bebeto joins Brazil’s organising committee for 2014 World Cup


February 18th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Amidst widespread rumours of Ricardo Teixeira stepping down as president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF), soccer legend Bebeto was named in Brazil's ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna in sports, just eight Padma Shris (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The names of Dhyan Chand, Sachin Tendukar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand were banded about for the Bharat Ratna. But when this year's Republic ... Read more...

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Padma Shri is a recognition for Indian hockey: Zafar


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India hockey captain and coach Zafar Iqbal Wednesday reacted in his typical unassuming way to his getting Padma Shri in the Republic Day awards, ... Read more...

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Women’s T20 cricket tournament kicks off in Lahore


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 23 (IANS) The first edition of Benazir Bhutto Twenty 20 Women's Cricket Tournament organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off Sunday in the country's eastern ... Read more...

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At 39, Rivaldo continues football career in Angola (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) At 39, Brazilian veteran footballer Rivaldo is showing no signs of stopping. Rivaldo signed a one-year deal with Angola's Kabuscorp FC.Recently released from Sao ... Read more...

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At 39, Rivaldo continues football career in Angola


January 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) The Most Valuable Player of the 1999 FIFA World Cup Rivaldo was officially announced as the newest player of Angola's Kabuscorp FC. He signed ... Read more...

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India look for extra London Olympics TT berth


January 9th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India is looking for an extra table tennis berth at the 2012 London Olympics, assuming one each in the men's and women's singles ... Read more...

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Australia name unchanged XI for second Test


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke Monday named an unchanged XI for the second Test against India starting Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here.Clarke decided to ... Read more...

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Dhoni wins World Cup but India loses No 1 Test status (2011 in Retrospect - Cricket)


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From the heights of winning the World Cup after 28 years to the despair of a disastrous tour of England, Indian cricket has swung ... Read more...

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Australia name unchanged side for second Test


December 8th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hobart, Dec 8 (IANS) Phillip Hughes has been given another chance to prove himself and secure his Test future as the Australian selectors named an unchanged side for the second ... Read more...

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Institute for Blind lift blind cricket trophy


December 4th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Institute for the Blind, Panchkuian Road, Sunday lifted the Eyeway Blind Cricket Challenger Tournament trophy, defeating the Blind School, Lodhi Road, by 8 wickets.Winning ... Read more...

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Nobbs’ fears about World Series Hockey unfounded: Baskaran


November 10th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Former India hockey captain Vasudevan Baskaran feels that national chief coach Michael Nobbs' fear about the World Series Hockey (WSH) hampering the team's preparations for ... Read more...

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Karlberg aiming to defend Hero Indian Open crown


October 5th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Defending champion Rikard Karlberg of Sweden is aiming to retain his crown at the Hero Indian Open golf beginning Oct 13 in New Delhi. Karlberg ... Read more...

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Rippon awaits his chance


September 26th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Warming the bench in a winning team is especially tough for a youngster eager to make his mark in the ongoing Champions League T20 tournament, but ... Read more...

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