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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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Ishant hopes for a good show against New Zealand


August 20th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A fit-again Ishant Sharma will return to action with the two cricket Tests against New Zealand, hoping a good show paves way for his selection ... Read more...

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Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.In a letter issued Thursday, the British consulate in ... Read more...

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Louis Saha signs for Sunderland


August 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Manchester United forward Louis Laurent Saha has joined Sunderland on a one-year deal, the club said Thursday.Saha, 34, spent the latter half of last ... Read more...

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Arshavin jeers distracted Russia: Capello


August 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fans jeering Andrei Arshavin distracted the Russian team and surprised new coach Fabio Capello, the ex-England boss said.Capello's first game in charge of ... Read more...

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Alves tells Brazil to forget Olympic defeat


August 15th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil and Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has told his national teammates to forget the country's Olympic disappointment ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Sweden in ... Read more...

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Menezes’ position in jeopardy after Brazil’s Olympic loss


August 13th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) has refused to guarantee the future of under-pressure coach Mano Menezes.Menezes, who is one of the few international coaches to ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Pele hoping for historic Brazil victory


August 10th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Football legend Pele is hoping Brazil will achieve a prize that has eluded him - an Olympics gold medal.Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning teams ... Read more...

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Deepika Kumari still wondering what hit her in London


August 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Teenage archer Deepika Kumari, still struggling to come to terms with her first round loss at the London Olympics, says she cracked under pressure of ... Read more...

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Uruguay playmaker hoping to learn from Seedorf


August 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS) Uruguay football international midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro said that he is honoured to be playing alongside boyhood idol Clarence Seedorf at Botafogo.Lodeiro was officially ... 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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Former Brazil defender Roberto Carlos retires


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has announced his retirement from football.The 39-year-old will assume an ambassador's role for Russian club Anzhi ... Read more...

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Olympic archery: Deepika’s loss completes dismal India show (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) India's disastrous campaign in the London Olympics archery competitions came to an unceremonious end with world No.1 Deepika Kumari suffering a shock defeat in the opening ... Read more...

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India’s sole judoka out of Olympics


July 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India's sole judoka Garima Chaudhary was knocked out of the 2012 London Olympics after she lost to Japanese Yoshie Ueno in the opening round of the ... Read more...

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CAB trying to rope in Kapil as bowling consultant


July 28th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya said Saturday that the association is trying to rope in India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev as ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney unhappy over David Beckham snub


July 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul McCartney is very unhappy over the fact that footballer David Beckham has been left out of the Olympic squad. Paul also said that David was a ... Read more...

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BCCI grants amnesty to Kapil Dev


July 25th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Wednesday lifted the ban on former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev, who sought amnesty saying he has resigned from Essel ... Read more...

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Diego Forlan set for Internacional debut


July 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan is set to make his debut for Brazilian club Internacional against Vasco da Gama next Saturday.Forlan, who signed a ... Read more...

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Mexican diving duo eye gold at Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Mexican diver Ivan Garcia believes he and his partner German Sanchez can overcome the Chinese challenge to take the gold medal in the 10-metre platform synchronized ... Read more...

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Ghana to play China in international friendly


July 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 21 (IANS) Ghana's senior national men's football team, the Black Stars, have lined up an international friendly against China next month, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced here.The ... Read more...

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There is rivalry in shooting too: Manavjit Sandhu


July 20th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Trap shooter Manavjit Sandhu has said it is a myth that marksmen compete with themselves and don't have a rival like other sports do."I have been ... Read more...

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India need a whitewash of Sri Lanka to be No. 1 ODI team


July 19th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 19 (IANS) India go into the five-match series in Sri Lanka with a chance to leap from their current fourth place to number one in the ICC One-day ... Read more...

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Ledley King retires from football


July 19th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Knee problems have forced Tottenham Hotspur and England defender Ledley King to retire at the age of 31.King joined Tottenham as a 14-year-old and spent ... Read more...

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Weather can decide the medal, says shooter Sodhi


July 19th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) India's top double trap shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi, a strong medal prospect, said weather can be the deciding factor in his event during the London Games."It ... Read more...

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Capello ‘confident’ of Russia’s 2014 chances


July 18th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello, expected to be unveiled as Russia coach in the coming days, has revealed he is confident in his ability to guide the ... Read more...

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Cricket tour an excellent CBM: Pakistani daily


July 18th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The proposed tour of Pakistan's cricket team to India will be an excellent confidence-building measure, said a leading daily while recalling that cricketing ties between ... Read more...

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Former Pakistani cricketers hail revival of India series (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The announcement of revival of sub-continental cricketing ties has not gone down well with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who has questioned its timing, but ... Read more...

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Criscito flies to Italy for match-fixing hearing


July 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg left-back Domenico Criscito flew to Rome Sunday to face match-fixing questions from the Italian football federation.Criscito was dropped from Italy's Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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Capello to live in Russia if chosen as coach


July 14th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello would live in Russia if he is chosen to fill the vacant Russia job, the acting head of the Russian ... 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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‘Capello is a tough coach’


July 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kazan (Russia), July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning defender Aldair has warned the Russian national team that Fabio Capello, a contender for the vacant manager's position, is ... Read more...

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Russia plans to offer Capello two-year deal


July 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian FA plans to offer former England coach Fabio Capello a two-year deal to become the national team coach, said an official close ... Read more...

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India women finish with silver medal at junior Asia Cup hockey


July 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS) India lost 2-5 to China and finished with a silver medal at the sixth Junior Women's Asia Cup hockey championship here Saturday.This was India's best showing ... Read more...

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Arjuna Award will be a great honour, says Yuvraj


July 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh hopes to be second time lucky after being nominated for the Arjuna Award.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ... Read more...

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Van Gaal to coach Dutch national team


July 7th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 7 (IANS) The Dutch football association KNVB has appointed Louis van Gaal as the new head coach of the Netherlands national team.Van Gaal succeeds Bert van ... Read more...

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