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We are eager to do well in World T20: Dhoni


September 12th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday said it was important for the team to do well in the World Twenty20 tournament after the triumph ... Read more...

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Menezes to keep same squad for China friendly


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has ruled out making major changes to his team for Monday's international friendly against China in Recife city.The match follows ... Read more...

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India seniors laud U-19 World Champions


August 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Members of the senior India team complemented their Under-19 counterparts for winning the World Cup in Australia after their own victory in the first Test ... Read more...

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Could have won gold from other draw: Yogeshwar Dutt


August 15th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said Wednesday that he could have won the gold had he been placed in the other half of ... Read more...

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Brazilian beach volleyball veteran eyes Rio Games


August 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) London Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Emanuel Rego has refused to rule out extending his career to the age of 43 at the Rio ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Netherlands beat Argentina to defend women’s title


August 11th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Netherlands became only the second team to retain their Olympic title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women's hockey final Friday.Chances ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Germany beats Brazil for its maiden gold


August 10th, 2012 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink gave Germany its first Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball Thursday, beating the World No. 1 pair of Brazil's Alison ... Read more...

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Don’t reject state-run sports, says Chinese daily


August 4th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily has objected to the "total repudiation of the state-run sports system" for its "gold medal first" strategy that has evoked increasing criticism ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Britain wins gold in lightweight women’s double sculls


August 4th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Britain lifted the lightweight women's double sculls gold in Olympic rowing regatta at Eton Dorney Lake Saturday.Britain's Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking, who were silver medallists ... Read more...

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China qualify for women’s epee team semis at London Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China beat Germany 45-42 to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's epee team event at the Olympic Games Saturday.Leading 40-34 into the final bout, China's ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Beijing Olympic winners retain gold (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) A four-year wait didn't reduce their sharpness in track and field as two defending champions triumphed in the opening two athletics events at the London Olympics.... Read more...

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Chinese Olympic delegation probes shuttlers’ suspicious play


August 1st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic delegation has started investigations into allegations that some of its badminton players were deliberately losing in the group stage of the London Games."The ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Chinese off to a good start


July 29th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The first day of badminton competition at the Olympics saw little surprise as Chinese players enjoyed comfortable starts at the Wembley Arena.Fledgling shuttler Li Xuerui beat ... Read more...

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Billiards: Advani heads Indian challenge


July 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) Asian champion Pankaj Advani will lead a strong Indian contingent in the World billiards championship to be held later this year.The squad also includes World women's ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Buffon hopes for one more shock from Italy


July 1st, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon hopes his team can pull off one final shock result against favourites Spain in Sunday's Euro 2012 final.Two fierce ... Read more...

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Advani, Sethi enter semis at billiards meet


June 21st, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) Pankaj Advani and Geet Sethi moved closer to a possible title showdown as the two former World champions sailed into the semi-finals of the ECA-Raman Nair ... Read more...

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Sethi, Advani to play invitational billiards


June 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) Former World champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani are among the 10 invited players who will participate in the ECA 14th G. Raman Nair handicap billiards ... Read more...

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Walters happy for Ireland to win anyhow against Spain


June 14th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gdansk, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ireland striker Jon Walters does not care if his team wins ugly against Spain at Euro 2012 Thursday night, just as long as they win, ... Read more...

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Poland, Greece to kick-off Euro 2012


June 7th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 7 (IANS) Co-hosts Poland play 2004 champions Greece here Friday to kick-off the Euro 2012 football championship. However, the first eye-catching match will be between three times champions ... Read more...

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‘Russia can win Olympic volleyball’


May 29th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russian women's volleyball team is still good enough to win the 2012 Olympic Games, said national team player Natalia Obmochaeva."We still need to have a good ... Read more...

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India face Holland in Olympic hockey opener


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) India will open their campaign in the 2012 Olympics hockey competition in London with a game against the Netherlands July 30, according to the schedule released ... Read more...

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar qualifies for London Games


April 27th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar qualified Friday for the 2012 London Olympics by taking the gold medal in the 66kg event of ... Read more...

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Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani for inaugural Kolkata Open snooker


April 26th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship ... Read more...

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Line calls invariably go in China’s favour: Saina


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India's top women's badminton player Saina Nehwal said Monday that it was somewhat a handicap playing in China as the line calls invariably go in ... Read more...

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It’s been a mixed year for us: Dhoni


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that it has been a mixed season for the World Champions since winning the World Cup a year ago."We had ... Read more...

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IPL set for grand start - without ‘feel good’ factor


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) It is that time of the year when cricket meets Bollywood as the Indian Premier League (IPL) razzmatazz is all set to start Wednesday ... Read more...

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South Africa can dominate world cricket: Kirsten


March 29th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 29 (IANS) South African coach Gary Kirsten feels the Proteas have the ability to dominate world cricket.Kirsten, who led India to the World Cup in 2011 and the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh spoils Tendulkar’s 100th international ton (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 16 (IANS) India couldn't celebrate Sachin Tendulkar's landmark 100th international century as Bangladesh scripted a phenomenal five-wicket win over the World Champions in the fourth ODI ... 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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I must improve my batting, says Sehwag


February 21st, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 21 (IANS) Stand-in Indian captain Virender Sehwag lamented his own batting performance Tuesday after his side slumped to their second successive defeat in the One-day International tri-series ... Read more...

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Dhoni relieved after India’s first ODI win overseas since June


February 8th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 8 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief after the World Champions won their first One-day International since June last year.India defeated Sri ... Read more...

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Ali’s cornerman Dundee passes away at 90


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 2 (IANS) Angelo Dundee, the cornerman behind the success of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and 15 World Champions, passed away in Tampa, Florida, Wednesday. He was 90.Dundee's ... Read more...

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Russia can be world champions in 2018: Platini


January 21st, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's national football team has what it takes to win its home World Cup in 2018, UEFA president Michel Platini has said.The world's most prestigious ... Read more...

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Ghana jumps in FIFA rankings


January 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Jan 19 (IANS) Ghana has moved up three places in the latest FIFA world rankings to occupy the 26th position from last month's 29th, the Ghana Football Association announced ... Read more...

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Asian Shooting: Heena misses Olympic berth by fraction of a point


January 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's young pistol shooter Heena Sidhu's 2012 London dreams came crashing down by a fraction of a point in the 10-metre air pistol event Monday ... Read more...

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