world cup champion

Maradona appointed Dubai’s sports ambassador

September 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was fired as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl Football Club in July, has been appointed an honorary sports ambassador of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Superb Saina first Indian shuttler in Olympics semis (India Roundup)

August 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Champion shuttler Saina Nehwal rewrote history by becoming the first Indian to cruise into the Olympics badminton semifinal and bring the country's tottering campaign back the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Sodhi, Bhagwan disappoint for India (Evening Lead)

August 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's tryst with Olympics Thursday was a double heartbreak as highly rated double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi failed to make the final while boxer Jai Bhagwan ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Olympic table tennis: China secures another gold

August 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China locked in another table tennis gold when World No.1 Zhang Jike and teammate Wang Hao both reached the men's singles final at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Chinese paddler Zhang says first match crucial

July 27th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Olympic table tennis top seed Zhang Jike is fully focusing on preparations for his first match, which he said is "very crucial" to his quest for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Messi fever grips Dhaka

September 6th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Messi fever seems to have gripped the Bangladesh capital where Argentina plays a FIFA friendly international against Nigeria.Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi along with his ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Malaysian-Indian hockey star conferred higher royal title

April 21st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) Malaysia's Sultan of Perak has conferred a higher royal title on N. Sri Shanmuganathan, an ethnic Indian who captained the country's World Cup hockey team ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

World Cup winner Dhoni now targets T20 crown

April 4th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): After winning the 2011 World Cup, Indian skipper MS Dhoni is planning to add another feather to his cap by targeting the Twenty20 crown, with the tournament being ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

For Dhoni, winning World Cup will remain a dream: Dean Jones

March 13th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 13 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones feels that for Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, winning the World Cup will remain a dream.In his column in The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Asian Games shooting: Ronjan breaks India’s gold jinx, bronze for double trap team (Lead)

November 21st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 21 (IANS) Shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi Sunday finally ended India's gold medal drought from shooting by winning the double trap event and also helped the Indian team bag the bronze ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CWG archery: India end campaign with three gold (Roundup)

October 10th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Deepaki Kumari, India's young archery sensation, and Rahul Banerjee won gold in individual recurve events, rounding off a memorable outing for the archers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CWG archery: Deepika wins gold, Dola bronze (Lead)

October 10th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Young archery sensation Deepika Kumari won a gold while veteran Dola Banerjee ended up with a bronze in the women's recurve individual event of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ahmadinejad, The Iranian President Speaks Against Paul, The Psychic Octopus

July 29th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The German soccer fans now have the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joining them in voicing his hatred against Paul- the world famous psychic ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brazil missed Ronaldinho, Adriano at World Cup: Branco

July 16th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Former Brazilian football star Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal, popular as Branco, Friday said he would have included Ronaldinho in the World Cup squad. "Had I been the Brazilian coach, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lee dreams of forming ‘fearsome foursome’ pace attack for T20 World Cup

April 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 27(ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee believes he can form part of a fearsome four-man pace attack for the first game against defending Twenty20 World Cup champion Pakistan on Sunday."I'm ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Title holders Germany will not be under pressure’

February 24th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Young German teenage striker Florian Fuchs says he is aware of his team's reputation as they chase a hat-trick of hockey World Cup titles, but hopes that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Shannon Bahrke Grabs Bronze Medal At Women’s Moguls

February 14th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vancouver, Feb 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American freestyle skier Shannon Bahrke registered the bronze medal in the women's mogul on Saturday at the Winter Olympics at Vancouver. The 29 year old ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

U19 Cricket World Cup: England thrash Indian Colts by 31 runs

January 21st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch, Jan 21(ANI): Defending ICC U19 Cricket World Cup champion India lost to England by 31 runs in the final group stage match in Lincoln, New Zealand on Thursday.The win means England ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Team India could top ICC ODI rankings by January end

January 3rd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 3(ANI) Victory in the tri-nation series in Bangladesh coupled with Australia defeats in their series against Pakistan will see Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team India flying high to the top ... Read more...

Posted in National |

South Korea confident after World Cup draw

December 5th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 5 (DPA) The coach and players of the South Korean national football team say they have hard nuts to crack in their 2010 World Cup group but the challenge is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Shooters, Wrestlers shine for India in CYG

October 15th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 15 (IANS) Shooters and wrestlers led India's medal haul on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), keeping the hosts comfortably perched at the top of the tally ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian women archers off-target against China

August 10th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) As dark clouds hover over the Beijing sky to occasionally open up for a drizzle, the Indian women's archery team threw away a seemingly great opportunity ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

World champion Wang narrowly wins table tennis warm-up match

July 30th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Wuxi (China), July 30 (Xinhua) China's triple world champion Wang Liqin gained a narrow win over a much lower ranked team mate in a table tennis men's singles warm-up match here. Liqin ... Read more...

Posted in World |