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Shooter Joydeep Karmakar: The mind will go where the spirit takes it (Interview)


August 28th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) He mulled selling his kidney to buy a rifle, became a national champion with a borrowed gun, has participated in 17 World Cups, missed out a ... Read more...

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Mamata hails Indian victory


August 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday congratulated the Indian Under-19 cricket team for winning the World Cup."Heartiest Congratulations for India winning U-19 World Cup ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: India-Pakistan clash for place in semis


August 19th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 19 (IANS) A thrilling contest is on the cards Monday when India and Pakistan clash here at the Tony Ireland Stadium for a place in the semifinal ... 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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Hope I can give a better gift to the country next time, says Joydeep Karmakar


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Very few wrote about shooter Joydeep Karmakar's medal chances in the run up to his event at the Olympic Games here Friday. So it came as ... Read more...

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Danish badminton legend bows out in regret


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) He bent down, but the shuttlecock landed at another spot on the court, which was not far from Danish shuttler Peter Gade -- just like the ... Read more...

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Olympics: India pins hopes on shooters Abhinav, Gagan


July 29th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Expectations are surging once again as India's golden boy Abhinav Bindra, along with compatriot Gagan Narang, will take the range at the Royal Artillery Barracks ... Read more...

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Riaz wants to bury the ghost of Sydney Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Indian hockey team's assistant coach and Olympian Mohammed Riaz wants to bury in the London Olympics the ghost of the 2000 Sydney Games, where the team ... Read more...

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Indian coach asks shooters to make the best of pressure


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) India's chief shooting coach Sunny Thomas asked his shooters to shoot with pressure and not against it if they want to win a medal at ... Read more...

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Good team won us World Cup, not just captaincy: Sehwag


July 6th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 6 (IANS) India batsman Virender Sehwag Friday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a good side during the 2011 World Cup that helped him lead it to the ... Read more...

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England should not feel ashamed for defeat: Lescott


June 25th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 25 (IANS) England star Joleon Lescott feels that there is nothing to be ashamed of after the country suffered a penalty shootout debacle in the quarter-final of ... Read more...

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Treating Olympics as another shooting event: Ronjan Sodhi


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Ronjan Sodhi has never been far from success. India's ace double-trap shooter is so confident of his ability that he wants to treat the London ... Read more...

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FIFA backs reform ‘road map’ at annual congress


May 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 26 (IANS) Amdist charges of corruption flying thick and fast, delegates at the 62nd FIFA Congress backed measures to reform structures within the world football governing body ... Read more...

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Ghana football mourns death of African stars


May 9th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, May 9 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has paid tributes to two celebrated African footballers, Nigeria's Rashidi Yekini and Jules Bocande of Senegal, who passed away Friday and ... Read more...

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Germany not to bid for Euro 2020


April 28th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) The German Football Federation (DFB) will not bid for the 2020 European Championships, ruling out the speculation of a bid.DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach announced the decision ... Read more...

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Tirkey, two others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey and two other candidates of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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BJD to field Dilip Tirkey for Rajya Sabha


March 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said the ruling Biju Janata Dal would be fielding former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey for the upcoming Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar: A diminutive man and colossal cricketer (Profile)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
A shy, diminutive 16-year-old cricketer with curly locks made his Test debut for India in Karachi on Nov 15, 1989. It was a momentous year in world history with communist ... Read more...

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ICC dismisses Sunday Times’ match-fixing claims


March 12th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 12 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday rejected reports by Britain's Sunday Times claiming that the 2011 World Cup India-Pakistan semifinal was fixed. In a statement, ... Read more...

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Podolski plays down Arsenal move


March 11th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) German striker Lukas Podolski has rubbished speculation that he has agreed to move to English Premier League club Arsenal on a 10.9 million pound deal ... Read more...

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Two Indian hockey officials to officiate in 2012 Olympics


December 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Two Indian hockey officials R.V. Raghu Prasad and Claudius De Sales have been appointed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to officiate in the 2012 ... Read more...

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Domestic T20 the best: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) India's batting great Rahul Dravid feels Twenty20 role is best suited for domestic cricket. He has also asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to cut down ... Read more...

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Sports journalist S.K.Sham dead


November 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Veteran sports journalist S. K. Sham passed away here Monday. He was 71 and is survived by his wife.Sham, a former president of the Mumbai Press ... Read more...

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John Buchanan says Australian team vulnerable


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 22 (IANS) New Zealand's director of cricket John Buchanan believes that the re-building of the Australian team has left it vulnerable.Buchanan feels there are surprises in store for ... Read more...

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Calls for Ponting’s retirement grow stronger


November 20th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 20 (IANS) Calls for Ricky Ponting's retirement from international cricket grew stronger with Test legend Doug Walters and former wicketkeeper Ian Healy joining the chorus saying the former ... Read more...

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FIH expected to announce Indian TV rights deal


October 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is expected to announce a new four-year broadcast deal in India for 2011-2014.The federation has invited offers for its ... Read more...

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Sodhi all set to defend his shooting title


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi will look to defend his World Cup final title at Al Ain in the UAE Tuesday.Ronjan, ranked eighth, ... Read more...

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A little Argentina in Kolkata


August 30th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Hours before superstar Lionel Messi is slated to set foot in this soccer-mad city, a little Argentina has sprung up in the southern outskirts of India's ... Read more...

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Trevor Hohns also willing to replace Hilditch


August 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 20 (IANS) Trevor Hohns, Australia's most successful chairman of selectors, is willing to replace part-time chairman of National Selection Panel (NSP) Andrew Hilditch, who was sacked by Cricket ... Read more...

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Indian archery squad named for World Cups


July 13th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai were dropped for poor form from the archery squad named for the World Cup III and IV Tuesday, according to the ... Read more...

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Ireland calls ICC’s decision right one for all 96 associates


June 30th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Belfast, June 29 (IANS) Ireland's cricketers are delighted with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to reinstate associates in the 2015 World Cup and said the U-turn by the world ... Read more...

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Top hockey talent pool drying up: Former captain Dilip Tirkey


June 17th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 17 (IANS) A year ago Dilip Tirkey announced his retirement from the hockey field. Today he is is here as a government nominee on the national selection committee ... Read more...

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London Olympics can see a record number of Indian shooters


June 12th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Indian guns are booming loud and clear and the wagers are already on in the shooting circles on the number of medals India is ... Read more...

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Players are aware of their injuries: Borde


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 2 (IANS) Former India cricket captain and chairman of selectors Chandu Borde has said every international player is aware of his injuries and in his own interest ... Read more...

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FIFA opens ethics proceedings against its President Joseph Blatter


May 27th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by BNO News
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Friday announced the opening of ethics proceedings against its President Joseph Blatter over alleged cash payments to delegations.FIFA Executive ... Read more...

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