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Paes, Sania in mixed doubles quarters
Melbourne: India's Leander Paes and Sania Mirza advanced to the quarterfinals of the of the mixed doubles event, winning their respective matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Monday.Paes and Switzerland's Martina Hingis moved to the last eight stage prevailing over Spanish pair of Pablo Andujar and Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-1 while top-seeded Sania and Brazilian...
Ex-Argentina star Riquelme retires   
Buenos Aires: Former Argentina midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has called time on his football career at the age of 36.The attacking footballer played 51 times for Argentina, scoring 17 goals.He has played club football for a number of teams in Argentina (Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors) and Spain (including FC Barcelona and Villarreal).He was recently linked to clubs in both the Major League...
Ribery blasts 'political' FIFA Ballon d'Or   24 January, 2015
Munich: Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political".Ribery watched his teammate Manuel Neuer finish third in the ceremony earlier this month, the same spot the Frenchman himself finished a year earlier, reports both cases, the Bayern player finished behind winner Cristiano Ronaldo...
Syed Modi Masters: Saina, Srikanth in finals   24 January, 2015
Lucknow: Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth reached the finals of the women's and men's singles competitions, respectively of the $120,000 Syed Modi International India Masters at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here.Top seed and World No. 3 Saina took 40 minutes to register a comprehensive 21-10, 21-16 victory over Thai fourth seed Nichaon Jindapon, while...
India heavily reliant on Kohli: Dravid   24 January, 2015
Sydney: Indian cricket legend Rahul Dravid said star batsman Virat Kohli will need to be at his best during the ICC World Cup as the Indian team was heavily reliant on its One-Day International (ODI) vice-captain.“If you look at the Indian batting lineup, they are in a sense heavily reliant on someone like Virat Kohli to get India through those middle overs which allows the likes of Raina...
Will do whatever is in control: Dalmiya   24 January, 2015
Sizzling Serena joins Wawrinka in last 16   24 January, 2015
BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB   24 January, 2015
Washout helps India keep final hopes alive   26 January, 2015
Lehmann to experiment with squad against India   24 January, 2015
Bouchard tones down twirl controversy   23 January, 2015
Narang steers clear of Padma awards row   23 January, 2015
Australia beats England by 3 wickets   23 January, 2015
WICB hits back at Powell's claims   23 January, 2015
Seppi stuns Federer in third round   23 January, 2015
Paes, Bopanna, Sania crash out in doubles   23 January, 2015
Nishikori, Serena, Wawrinka stutter   22 January, 2015
Bopanna through, Bhupathi out of doubles   22 January, 2015
Beware of Australia's 'wolf pack': Lee   22 January, 2015
SC bars Srinivasan from contesting BCCI polls   22 January, 2015
Murray complains of double-standards   22 January, 2015
Sledging was worse two decades ago: Flintoff   22 January, 2015
Stop repeating errors, Holder tells team   22 January, 2015
Srinivisan keeps mum post-SC verdict   22 January, 2015
Nadal survives five-set scare   21 January, 2015
Finch backs Warner over verbal duels   21 January, 2015
Paes enters 2nd round in doubles   21 January, 2015
Sharapova survives scare, Murray cruises   21 January, 2015
ICC aims to tone down sledging   20 January, 2015
'Run Kerala Run' creates history   20 January, 2015
Qualifier postponed by a day due to rain   27 May, 2014
Djokovic, Wawrinka show no mercy   20 January, 2015
An honourable misconduct   19 January, 2015
England crushes spineless India by 9 wickets   20 January, 2015
Chucks and balances   19 January, 2015
Court of appeal   19 January, 2015
Ivanovic out as Nadal, Murray win   19 January, 2015
Shiv Kapur qualifies for US Open   27 May, 2014
Dhoni opens WC door for Mohit, Kulkarni   17 January, 2015
Constantine named Indian football coach   16 January, 2015
We need to look in the mirror: Duminy   26 May, 2014
Modi congratulates swimmer Bhakti   15 January, 2015
IOA holds talks with National Games officials   15 January, 2015
No way back for Pietersen: Morgan   15 January, 2015
Van Gaal has massive task: Scholes   22 May, 2014
KP determined to play for England again   14 January, 2015
IPL snub to Pak players dented India's image: Afridi   24 May, 2014
Lloyd upset with Gayle’s comments   14 January, 2015
'Bravo, Pollard omission no victimisation'   13 January, 2015
WICB president backs new ODI captain Holder   13 January, 2015
Ronaldo wins his third Ballon d'Or   13 January, 2015
Straight drive   10 January, 2015
Kerala CM rebuffs graft allegations   07 January, 2015
Give us our daily ball game!   03 January, 2015
Test drive   29 December, 2014
'Hosting National Games in Kerala a challenge'   24 December, 2014
The brand maker   22 December, 2014
I am a self-professed candy lover!   13 December, 2014
Court and bowled   16 December, 2014
Upside of the Downs   06 December, 2014
Weeping boxer   06 December, 2014
ICC announces match officials for 2015 WC   02 December, 2014
World Cup unfair protest target: FIFA   13 May, 2014
Ferdinand to leave Manchester United   13 May, 2014
Paes denies allegations by wife Rhea   12 May, 2014
Cole quits England after World Cup axe   12 May, 2014
HI recommends 4 players for Arjuna Award   08 May, 2014
Crisis of talent in Indian boxing: Qamar   08 May, 2014
Sethi, Miandad engaged in war of words   07 May, 2014
IOA serious about hosting 2019 ASIAD   06 May, 2014
Relay medals in jeopardy after Gay's ban   05 May, 2014
Murray ponders hiring McEnroe as coach   05 May, 2014
Tyson Gay returns Olympic medal   03 May, 2014
Marsh named chief Australia selector   02 May, 2014
SC reserves order on setting up probe panel   29 April, 2014
Moin named Pak team manager, chief selector   22 April, 2014
Disillusioned with WC meeting: Manohar   21 April, 2014
Anti-Srini faction opposes Shastri's inclusion   21 April, 2014
BCCI should probe IPL fixing scandal: SC   16 April, 2014
IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing   03 April, 2014
Sports Ministry derecognises IABF   01 April, 2014
Speed up 2016 planning: IOC tells Brazil   22 March, 2014
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Zodiac shine
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House games
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