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  • Hockey: India beat Great Britain 2-1 to retain the Sultan of Johor Cup title 5 days ago

    Harmanpreet Singh converted two penalty corners to help India sucessfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 hockey title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in a keenly-contested final on Sunday. Harmanpreet (45th and 90 minutes) slammed home two set pieces at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium to take his goals tally...
  • Andy Murray guides Britain back among Davis Cup elite September 15, 2013

    World number three Andy Murray steered Britain back among the Davis Cup elite with a straight sets victory over Croatia's Ivan Dodig in Umag on Sunday. Murray, who turned out for his country for the first time in two years, capped a fine weekend with a 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory to...
  • Davis Cup: Andy Murray to face 16-year-old Croatian September 12, 2013

    It will be a battle of US Open junior champions past and present when Andy Murray faces 16-year-old Borna Coric in Britain's opening singles rubber against Croatia in a World Group playoff tie on Friday. Coric, who lifted the boys trophy at Flushing Meadows last week, will get a glimpse of...
  • London Olympics end with a musical party August 13, 2012

    London: With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtains down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolour pageant of landmarks, light shows and lots of fun. The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock 'n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists,...
  • Britain's Joshua wins final boxing gold medal August 12, 2012

    London: Anthony Joshua won the super heavyweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament on Sunday in front of his hometown fans, rallying from a late deficit to upset defending champ Roberto Cammarelle of Italy on a tiebreaker. Joshua's medal ceremony after his thrilling victory was delayed about 15 minutes while...
  • Australia take men's hockey Olympic bronze August 12, 2012

    London: World champions Australia had to be content with the bronze medal in the Olympic Games men's hockey competition after defeating hosts Great Britain 31 at the Riverbank Arena here on Saturday. Beaten by defending champions Germany in the semifinals that dashed their hopes of reclaiming the title they won in...
  • London 2012 Rhythmic gymnastics: Jones flops August 11, 2012

    21year old Francesca Jones of Great Britain finished at a disappointing 24th place as she missed out on the final of the individual allround event of Rhythmic gymnastics. Jones held the last spot, finishing with a total of 94.625 after 23.900 and 21.975 with the ribbon and clubs respectively. She was...
  • Britain overcome NZ for women's hockey bronze August 10, 2012

    London: Great Britain won their first women's Olympic field hockey medal in 20 years by beating New Zealand 31 in the bronzemedal match at the Riverbank Arena on Friday. Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, was on hand to applaud the goals, all of them from secondhalf penalty corners. The bronze matched...
  • Netherlands thrash Britain 92 in men's hockey August 10, 2012

    London: Nippy striker Billy Bakker and penalty corner shooter Roderick Weusthof scored three goals each as Netherlands stormed into the final of the Olympic men's hockey with a thumping 92 victory over hosts Great Britain. Netherlands, bronze medallists in the 2010 World Cup, played a brisk overlapping game to hammer six...
  • Nicola Adams wins women's boxing flyweight gold August 9, 2012

    London: Flyweight Nicola Adams of Britain won the first Olympic gold medal in women's boxing, stunning world champion Ren Cancan of China in a 167 victory on Thursday. Adams knocked down Ren in the second round with a dynamic flurry of punches and finished off the topseeded flyweight in impressive style....
  • Women hockey: Argentina beat Britain 21 in semis August 9, 2012

    London: Argentina beat Britain 21 on Wednesday to reach the final of the women's Olympic field hockey for the second time, looking for its first gold medal. The Argentines, holders of the World Cup and Champions Trophy and ranked No. 2, will meet the No. 1 and defending champion Netherlands on...
  • Go for Glory: Mary gives India 4th Olympic medal August 8, 2012

    Mary Kom ended her London Olympics journey with a bronze after a defeat in the semis on Wednesday. ...
  • Mary will be a hard nut to crack, says coach August 7, 2012

    Jamshedpur: Jharkhand boxing coach Ajit Kumar Singh on Tuesday said fivetime world women boxing champion M C Mary Kom will prove a hard nut to crack for Great Britain's Nicola Adams when they lock horns in the semifinals of the ongoing London Olympics on Wednesday. "I had been with her for...
  • Kenny sprints to gold in cycling August 7, 2012

    London: London: Britain's Jason Kenny sprinted to victory at the Olympic velodrome on Monday, beating France's Gregory Bauge in the men's sprint final. Kenny had earlier broken the Olympic record with a qualifying time of 9.713 seconds and won both of the first two runs to beat Bauge in the final...
  • Olympics: Britain top rowing medals table August 4, 2012

    London: Britain doubled its goldmedal haul on the final day of the Olympic regatta with victories by the men's four and the lightweight women's double sculls Saturday, leaving the host nation atop the rowing medals table. The British finished with nine medals four golds, two silvers and three bronzes ...
  • Olympics: Britain's Wilson wins double trap gold August 3, 2012

    London: There was the pressure that comes with competing at home. Then there was the wind, and a stiff challenge from Vasily Mosin. Peter Wilson was tough enough to deal with all of it. Wilson won the double trap gold medal at the London Olympics on Thursday, edging Sweden's Hakan Dahlby by...
  • Murray advances in Olympics tennis July 31, 2012

    Wimbledon: Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the Olympics with a 62, 64 win over Jarko Nieminen of Finland at Wimbledon on Tuesday. World No. 4 Murray next faces Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. The Briton lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final this year. ...
  • GB rout Argentina 41 in Olympic hockey July 31, 2012

    London: The teams from Britain and Argentina walked to midfield sidebyside a few minutes before their match, stood for each other's national anthems, then exchanged handshakes. Political tension was nowhere to be found on the opening day of the men's field hockey tournament at the London Olympics. Barry Middleton scored two goals...
  • Brazil hot favourites for men's football gold July 26, 2012

    The men's football event at the 2012 London Olympics will kick off when Mexico and South Korea begin the battle for the top of Group B on Thursday, one day prior to the much awaited opening ceremony. The group stage of the tournament is set to end on August 1...
  • Beckham to be part of Olympics opening ceremony July 25, 2012

    However, the star England footballer refused to divulge any details in an interview given to CNN. ...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 6 July 21, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at the 1988 Seoul Games where Great Britain won a hockey gold, Florence Griffith Joyner set a host of records and Greg Louganis conquered his fears in part...
  • We did enough to deserve a podium finish: Nobbs June 3, 2012

    Ipoh (Malaysia): India might have failed to win the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament for a record sixth time, but coach Micheal Nobbs is delighted with the bronze medal showing and said his wards did enough to finish on the podium. Fivetime champions India on Sunday stunned pretournament favourites Great Britain...
  • India get Olympic boost with Azlan Shah bronze June 3, 2012

    India ended a threematch losing streak against Great Britain by beating them 31 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Sunday to secure a bronze medal, which is exactly the kind of boost Michael Nobbs's men needed ahead of the Olympics in JulyAugust. India went into the match having...
  • Hockey: Britain beat NZ; Malaysia stun Pakistan May 30, 2012

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Great Britain got back to winning ways as they defeated New Zealand 21 in an Azlan Shah Cup match on Wednesday while Malaysia rallied from a twogoal deficit to pull off an upset 32 victory over Asian Games champions Pakistan. Malaysia's matchwinner came in the 69th minute through a...
  • India blew it away against Great Britain: Nobbs May 27, 2012

    Ipoh: India's chief coach Michael Nobbs held his wards' failure to convert the numerous goalscoring chances as the reason behind the fivetime champions' 23 defeat at the hands of Great Britain in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday. "We just blew it away. We had the run of...
  • Fighting India go down 23 to Great Britain May 27, 2012

    India's secondhalf surge in the match against Great Britain on Sunday didn't prove enough as Nick Catlin's late strike earned the Britons a 32 victory in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup being held in Ipoh, Malaysia. India, who were playing without star centreforward Shivender Singh, were chasing the game for most...
  • Azlan Shah, India v Great Britain: as it happened May 27, 2012

    Hello! We are back again to bring you the live updates from India's campaign at the 2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. After bouncing back to beat Korea 21 on Friday following a 15 loss to New Zealand in their opening match, India took on Great Britain today...
  • 'India to play on blue turfs before Olympics' May 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Ace dragflicker Sandeep Singh has said that the Indian hockey team are keen to play more on the blue turf to get adjusted to it ahead of the London Games, as they failed to adapt to the surface during the Olympic hockey test event in London recently. After losing all...
  • India lose bronze medal match 12 to Britain May 6, 2012

    London: Indian men's hockey team ended its London tour without a win as they lost the bronze medal match 12 to Great Britain in the fournation test event ahead of the upcoming London Olympics, in London on Sunday. It was India, who scored the first goal through in the minute but...