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Stars descend at Kolkata stadium to witness Messi match
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Stars and stalwarts from the world of movie, politics and sports descended at the city's Salt Lake stadium to witness soccer star Lionel Messi and company battle out against Venezuela in the first ever India hosted FIFA international friendly Friday.

Friday, September 02, 2011 8:41:33 PM

Chaos, mismanagement at stadium gates
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Chaos and mismanagement reigned supreme at the city's Salt Lake stadium gates with people remaining stranded in lengthy queues as security personnel took an inordinately long time frisking and searching them.

Friday, September 02, 2011 8:13:40 PM

Brazil fans turning Argentines courtesy Messi-magic
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The city?s soccer fans whose loyalties are mostly split between Argentina and Brazil seem to have shifted their allegiance to the former -- courtesy `Messi-magic? which is at its full glory.

Friday, September 02, 2011 6:42:04 PM

Mayur, Agarwal in boys final of national junior tennis
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Local lad Mohit Mayur and Andhra?s Rishab Agarwal moved into the final of the boys singles with straight-set victories over Garvit Batra (Delhi) and Suraj R Prabodh (Karnataka) in the MCC-Adidas National claycourt junior tennis championship here Friday.

Friday, September 02, 2011 6:39:37 PM

Too many Messis at Salt Lake
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) How many Lionel Messis were present at the Salt Lake Stadium here Friday when Argentina took on Venezuela? Hundreds.

Friday, September 02, 2011 6:39:31 PM

Argentine jerseys, flags high on demand
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Ecstatic soccer fans painted their face in Argentine colours, while flags and jerseys of the South American nation sold at a premium, as a cracker of an atmosphere prevailed around the Salt Lake stadium.

Friday, September 02, 2011 6:39:25 PM

Karthikeyan trying to get a race before Indian GP
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Hispania driver Narain Karthikeyan is 'trying' to get a seat in one of the races leading up to the inaugural Formula One (F1) Indian Grand Prix where he is certain to compete in front of the home fans.

Friday, September 02, 2011 6:38:48 PM

Close contest likely in final round of Rotax Karting
Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Close contests are on cards in the fifth and final round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship beginning at the Meco Ministry of Sports track here Saturday.

Friday, September 02, 2011 6:12:48 PM

Massive security presence at Messi match venue
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The sprawling Salt Lake stadium swarmed with police personnel and private agency people Friday as security was at an all-time high at the venue hosting India's first ever FIFA international friendly between Lionel Messi-led Argentina and Venezuela.

Friday, September 02, 2011 5:46:52 PM

The commissars love their football, disavow ideology
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) They may idolise Hugo Chavez. But as Venezuela takes on Argentina in this soccer crazy city, West Bengal's Communist leaders, who ruled the state for 34 years, are for once not acting on ideological lines.

Friday, September 02, 2011 4:02:17 PM

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