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Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win Euro 2012 title


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final Sunday, securing the Spaniards' place in history as the first country to win three successive ... Read more...

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Ponting retires from ODIs, vows to carry on in Tests (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting retired from ODIs Tuesday, a day after he was dropped from the squad for the rest of the Commonwealth Bank Series, ... Read more...

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Former Australia selectors’ chief Hohns makes a comeback


August 8th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Cricket Australia (CA) chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns is making a comeback as Queensland's chairman of selectors this season.Hohns replaces former Queensland wicketkeeper Ray Phillips ... Read more...

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Buchanan appointed New Zealand cricket director


April 15th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 15 (IANS) Former Australian coach John Buchanan was Friday confirmed New Zealand's new director of cricket.Buchanan, who guided Australia to three World Cups, will be designing the blueprint for ... Read more...

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Buchanan likely to become New Zealand Cricket’s director


April 8th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 8 (ANI): Former Australian cricket coach John Buchanan is likely to become New Zealand Cricket's new all-powerful director of cricket.Buchanan confirmed to The Dominion Post that he was in ... Read more...

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India should beat Pakistan in semis: Ponting


March 25th, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) Rubbishing the theory that it was an end of an era in Australian cricket, skipper Ricky Ponting said the superior Indian side they lost to in Thursday's ... Read more...

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More pour into Games Village, Chidambaram reviews security (Night Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) As the Indian capital prepared to host the Commonwealth Games only five days away, 850 athletes and officials poured into the Games Village Tuesday, taking to ... Read more...

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Over 3,100 athletes in Delhi for CWG


September 28th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Over 3,100 Indian and foreign athletes have arrived here for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. Around 850 athletes arrived Tuesday. Canadian Susan Nattrass, a six-time Olympian and seven-time ... Read more...

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The environment affected Murali’s performance: Buchanan


August 10th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) Former Australian coach John Buchanan feels that Muttiah Muralitharan's record is less impressive against Australia because of the constant criticism he faced during the tours down under. Buchanan, who ... Read more...

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Germany among top title contenders after latest big win


July 4th, 2010 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 3 (DPA) Germany have firmly established themselves as serious World Cup football title contenders after the latest big win, 4-0 over Argentina in the quarter-finals Saturday. "World champions in waiting?" asked ... Read more...

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How title holders fared at the World Cup


June 24th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) World Cup title holders Italy Thursday bowed out in the group stage for the second time. Italy were the first holders to go out early time when they crashed ... Read more...

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Germany, the Netherlands and Korea have a realistic chance (Preview)


March 8th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Defending champions Germany take on New Zealand while three-time winners the Netherlands clash with Korea in two key games that will decide the semi-finalists from Pool A ... Read more...

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German coach unhappy with boys despite win


March 6th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After a hard fought 4-3 victory against Argentina, German coach Markus Weise said his team will have to lift their performance if they are looking for a ... Read more...

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Germany need to pull up their socks (Preview)


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Defending champions Germany need to tone up their game when they face Canada in their second Pool A match of the Hockey World Cup here Wednesday. In the ... Read more...

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Holders Germany rally to tie 2-2 with Korea, Taekema fires hat-trick (Roundup)


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Holders Germany saved the blushes with a late rally to finish 2-2 against South Korea while title contenders the Netherlands rode on a Taeke Taekema hat-trick to ... Read more...

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Two down Germany rally to hold Korea (Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Defending champions Germany saved the blushes with a second-half comeback to finish 2-2 against Asian Games gold medallists Korea in a Pool A game of the Hockey ... Read more...

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Defending champions Germany to kick-off their campaign against South Korea (Preview)


February 28th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With a team of relative greenhorns, defending champions Germany begin their campaign against Asian powerhouse South Korea while three-time winners the Netherlands take on Argentina in group ... Read more...

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‘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...

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Buchanan denies split loyalties; will be backing Ponting


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Ricky Ponting might be disappointed with John Buchanan's new job as an advisor in the English board, but the former Australian coach will be backing Ponting to win ... Read more...

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Argentine football legend Menotti turns 70 Wednesday


November 4th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (DPA) Even 30 years after leading Argentina to its first of two World Cup titles, the name of Cesar Luis Menotti generates mixed emotions in the South American ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho urges Brazilians to respect football bronze medal


August 23rd, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (DPA) Brazilian striker Ronaldinho has called on his compatriots to respect the bronze medal the country won in the Beijing 2008 Olympic football tournament."For Brazilians, coming second or last ... Read more...

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President Hu cheers up country’s Olympians


July 24th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) President Hu Jintao says he is looking forward to the Chinese athletes producing their best performance during the Olympic Games at home. "Keep a cool mind and achieve ... Read more...

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Gang robs football legend Pele at gunpoint


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Brazilian football legend Pele was robbed by an armed gang while on his way to his seaside home in Santos, Brazil.Pele was robbed of his gold ... Read more...

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Tuxedos were required for Germany’s first football international


April 4th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
(Apr 5 is 100th anniversary) DPA Hamburg, April 4 (DPA) The invitation came by mail with only a few days' notice, the train ticket on the platform before departure and the baggage included not ... Read more...

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Kirsten will be nothing more than a puppet in hands of Indian players


December 13th, 2007 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Former England cricketer Tony Greig has criticised the BCCIs decision to rope in Gary Kirsten as Indias cricket coach, and said that the new-appointee would be nothing more ... Read more...

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