• Hosts Australia enter quarters of Asian Cup football
    12:18 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Hosts Australia booked their ticket into the quarter-final stage of the Asian Cup football tournament with a convincing 4-0 victory over Oman in Sydney Tuesday. Two goals in quick succession from Matt McKay and Robbie Kruse built the foundations for the comfortable win, before Mark Milligan’s

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  • Ghana to face Uganda, Cameroon in Africa beach football qualifiers
    10:27 AM

    Accra (Ghana), Jan 13 (IANS) Ghana will battle Uganda and Cameroon in the qualifying series for the 2015 Africa beach football competition slated for the Seychelles in April. The second round of the two-leg qualifying games will begin in March, reports Xinhua. This year’s tournament is expected to attract huge

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  • China to ignite national passion for winter sports
    1:30 PM

    Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) An estimated 300 million Chinese will be involved in winter sports if Beijing and Zhangjiakou win the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Over one-third of China’s territory has huge potential for developing winter sports. The bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics will encourage 300

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  • Hungarian football legend Jeno Buzanszky dead
    8:15 AM

    Budapest, Jan 12 (IANS) 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

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  • PSPB favourites as Senior National Table Tennis begins Monday
    4:43 PM

    Pudhucherry, Jan 11 (IANS) Men’s team title holders Petroleum Sports Promotion Board’s (PSPB) supremacy is unlikely to be threatened when they begin their quest at the 76th Senior Nationals Table Tennis championship, beginning at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Monday. With a steady supply line and an excellent team

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  • Japan football team vows to defend Asian Cup title
    10:49 AM

    Newcastle (Australia), Jan 11 (IANS) Japan football team head coach Javier Aquirre Sunday said his team is capable of defending the Asian Cup title. “We are confident that we can defend our title as the Asian Cup champions,” Aquirre was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “We respect all the other

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  • UAE thrash Qatar 4-1 in Asian Cup football
    10:37 AM

    Canberra, Jan 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated Qatar 4-1 in the Group C opener of the Asian Cup football tournament here Sunday. Although the UAE made a better start, it were Qatar who opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, reports Xinhua. Mohammed Muntari received a pass

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  • Wolfsburg footballer Malanda dies in car accident
    6:49 AM

    Berlin, Jan 11 (IANS) Football club VFL Wolfsburg’s midfielder Junior Malanda has died in a car accident, according to media reports in Germany. The 20-year-old midfielder was killed in the car crash Saturday on a motorway near Porta Westfalica, reports Xinhua. According to the police report Malanda was sitting on

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  • Australia football captain Jedinak out of Oman clash
    6:29 AM

    Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Asian Cup football clash against Oman here, the team said Sunday. “We’ve decided to rule Mile out of the Oman game after he copped an ankle injury against Kuwait,” Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was quoted as

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  • Chennai Open tennis: Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut
    4:13 PM

    Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Qualifier and giant-killer Aljaz Bedene from Slovenia saved four match-points in the final set to beat third seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, the World No.15, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), on way to the final of the $450,000 ATP Aircel Chennai Open here Saturday. The 25-year old

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  • Tough match brings happiness: China football head coach
    2:25 PM

    Melbourne, J Jan 10 (IANS) China football team head coach Alain Perrin was satisfied after his side clinched a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their Asian Cup opener Saturday, saying a “tough match brings joy”. Following an impressive individual performance, Yu Hai scored the game’s decisive goal in his

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  • Chennai Open tennis: Paes and Klaasen in doubles final
    5:13 PM

    Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The scratch combination of Leander Paes and South African Raven Klaasen eased into the doubles final of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open here Friday with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win over Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia Lopez. The top seeded Paes and Klaasen await

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