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Valencia, Villarreal win in La Liga, in top four

Valencia took advantage of the fact that none of their rivals at the top of the table were in action to move back into the top four of the La Liga thanks to a 3-2 win at home to Almeria. Dani Parejo and Rodrigo twice put Valencia ahead against their struggling rivals only to be pegged back on occasions almost ...

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Tri-series India’s big test ahead of World Cup 2015

By Veturi Srivatsa Less than a month away from the cricket World Cup, all those touted as prospective favourites are fiercely involved in a tri or bilateral series. India are among the front-runners as reigning champions. Also, the limited overs format is considered their best suit. India, Australia and England are engaged in a highly competitive tri-series Down Under, New ...

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Deepika Padukone promotes team India new bleedblue jersey

Move over depression reports, Deepika Padukone has unveiled Indian team’s jersey on Thursday partnering with the sports apparel manufacturer Nike. To be worn by India team, the Indian cricket team’s jersey in bleedblue was made known with the actress herself sporting the jersey. Deepika Padukone, daughter of badminton legend Prakash Padukone is an avid sports enthusiast and has consistently shown ...

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New World Record in Swimming: President Congratulates Bhakti Sharma

With a world record of swimming 1.4 miles in 1 degree Celsius temperature in the Antarctic Ocean in 52 minutes, Bhakti Sharma turned to be the first and youngest Asian girl to achieve the open water swimming championship. Bhakti has been pursuing open water swimming for the last ten years. Applauding the young swimmer on Thursday, President Pranab Mukherjee said, ...

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Tri-Series: Morgan ton lifts England to 234 against Australia

Sydney, Jan 16: Skipper Eoin Morgan’s 121 lifted England to 234 all out in the opening match of the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. Australia bowled with discipline to put the visitors in trouble from the outset. Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc removed opener Ian Bell (0) and James Taylor (0) early ...

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Atletico Madrid knock Real Madrid out of King’s Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo may have offered his Golden Ball away to the fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium ahead of Real Madrid’s King’s Cup return leg against Atletico Madrid, but the Portuguese striker won’t be able to offer the Cup itself after his side lost the last 16 tie 2-4 on aggregate to their local rivals. The build-up to the game ...

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With Golden Ball, Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) brand touches $63 Million worth

Portuguese football phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7 (initials with jersey number), appears bent on breaking every record. Following the announcement earlier this week that the famed footballer had won the sport’s highest honour, the coveted Golden Ball, the value of his CR7 brand shot up to a cool 54 million euros ($63 million), reports Xinhua. Ronaldo was Monday ...

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India are light years ahead of England in ODI, says former bowler Bob Willis

Former England fast bowler Bob Willis said that the Indians were light years ahead of their present English counterparts in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and added that the limited overs game has changed beyond recognition. “Indian players are getting individual scores of 200 plus in one-day games now and there are light years between them and the way England play,” Willis ...

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India-Pakistan World Cup clash at Adelaide on Feb 14 mints money for South Australia

Come India-Pakistan World Cup, it is time for mining millions of TRPs and online visitors for TV channels and official live-streaming websites. This time the crucial cricket contest between the umblical sub-continent rivals will take place in South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, which has bid for it consciously weighing all the profiteering side into account. Tha match between India ...

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World cup 2015: Gayle Upset with West Indies Team Selection

The West Indies opener Chris Gayle has blasted the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel for dropping senior all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the World Cup squad. Gayle termed the move as “ridiculous” and felt it was a case of “victimisation” against the two players. “How can those two guys not be in ...

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Hungarian football legend Jeno Buzanszky dead

Defender Jeno Buzanszky, the last surviving member of Hungary’s golden team that dominated world football through the first half of the 1950s, has died at the age of 89. Buzanszky was hospitalised Dec 12 and was reported in critical condition after undergoing repeated surgeries. His son announced his father’s demise Sunday evening, reports Xinhua. Buzanszky played right back on the ...

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WORLD CUP 2015: Top 10 Closest Finishes in World Cup History

The ICC Cricket World Cup has several thrilling finishes in its history since 1975 like the nail-biting finish in 1999 semi-final between Australia and South Africa and nine more including four ties. Here they are. World Cup History: Top 10 closest World Cup finishes:1: 1999 semi-final Australia v South Africa – tied This classic World Cup match takes the cake when ...

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World Cup 2015: Scotland Team Named, to Take on NZ on Feb 17

Scotland will start its Group A campaign on February 17th against hosts New Zealand. Cricket Scotland’s selectors have named their final squad of 15 players to compete in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia and the team will kick off their Group A campaign on February 17 against hosts New Zealand, in what is now a ...

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World Cup 2015: Final Squads Take Shape, Rearing to Go

10 of the 14 Finalised Squads for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 have been announced so far and the final 4 squads will be announced after the qualifiers’ round is over.  As the countdown to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 rapidly gathers pace, the talk of the the cricket world has been around the final squads for all 14 nations ...

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World Cup 2015: South Africa Names Team with 8 Repeat Players

Unlike India, which has not named some stars from the team that played the last World Cup to bring home the trophy, South Africa has gone ahead full steam to name squad with eight players having ICC Cricket World Cup experience. South Africa name final 15 Man Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 – Cricket News South Africa’s World Cup ...

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World Cup 2015: Qualifiers’ triangular series begin in UAE

Afghanistan, Ireland and Scotland have arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in a triangular series, which will take place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from today, January 8 to 19, as part of their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 preparations. The series is part of the ICC’s High Performance Programme (HPP), which is targeted at assisting the qualifiers ...

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India Needs to Address Bowling Combo First: Javagal Srinath

India’s bowling form will be thoroughly tested during the tri-series preceeding the World Cup 2015, said Javagal Srinath in a column on ICC-Cricket for World Cup. By  Javagal Srinath There weren’t any major surprises when India’s selectors announced the 15-man squad, which will try to defend the ICC Cricket World Cup it won at home four years ago. When it comes ...

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