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Dramatic victory for Netherlands


Fortaleza, June 29 The Netherlands advanced to the quarterfinals by the skin of their teeth beating Mexico 2-1 in a dramatic finale at the Estadio Castelao here Sunday. Two goals in the final eight minutes of the game, including six minutes of added time, broke Mexicans hearts, who had looked the better team for most part of the game. Giovani ... Read More »

Saina wins her second title of the season


                  Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal produced a dominating performance to lift her second title of the season, winning the $750,000 Star Australian Super Series after beating Spain’s Carolina Marin in the summit clash in Sydney on Sunday, June 29. The sixth-seeded Indian, who had won the India Open Super Series earlier ... Read More »

Rodriguez double strikes helps Colombia make history


June 28: James Rodriguez’s two goals have shut the doors for Uruguay and put Colombia into the quarter finals. The victory also eased this wonderfully impressive side into a quarter-final against Brazil on Friday. This is the best ever performance of Colombia in the World Cup Football history.   The 22-year-old James Rodriguez had arrived at the tournament with his reputation ... Read More »

Goalie Cesar was the hero in host’s win against Chile


June 28 : Belo Horizonte It was an epic contest and, when it was all done, the final explosion of joy and bedlam told us Brazil had made it to the quarter-finals and the World Cup would not have to go on without its hosts. Chile had given everything but, ultimately, it all came back to that moment, at 2-2 in ... Read More »

Indian eves clean sweep Hockey Series Against Malaysia


          The Indian women’s hockey team completed a memorable tour of Malaysia, handing the hosts a 6-0 series whitewash after notching up a 5-2 win in the last match. The series against Malaysia was part of the team’s groundwork for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23.           ... Read More »

Binny creats history, India wins 2nd ODI


Dhaka, June 17 :              Medium-pacer Stuart Binny bagged six wickets as India registered an unexpected 47-run victory against Bangladesh via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-curtailed second One-day International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, here today.               Sent into bat, Indian batsmen produced a below-par ... Read More »

India wins first ODI against Bangladesh

Ajinkya Rahane

Mirpur, june 15               Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh.         Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising along at 100 for one ... Read More »

Australia retains World Cup Title

Australia retains the title

The Hague, June 15               Defending champions Australia retained the men’s hockey World Cup title by outplaying Olympic silver medallists Netherlands 6-1 in the final on June 15. Chris Cirielo’s three penalty corner conversions were the feature of the contest that saw Australia retain the trophy they had won in New Delhi in 2010. ... Read More »

French Open : Rafa wins his 9th title at Roland Garros


           Clay court expert Raefel Nadal brushed aside the challenge from great Serbian rival Novak Djokovic to claim a record extending ninth French Open title with a 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 victory on Sunday. The world No. 1 became the first man to win five successive titles at Roland Garros to take his overall Grand Slam ... Read More »

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