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India will open their campaignagainst Belgium in the men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup to beheld at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15.According to the competition schedule announced by theInternational Hockey Federation (FIH) today, India are placedin a tough Pool A and will face Belgium on May 31, followed bymatches against England (June 2), Spain (June 5), Malaysia(June 7) and reigning world champions Australia (June 9).It will only be the second time that both the men's andwomen's World Cups will be held at the same time and at thesame location.The tournament, consisting of 76 matches, will see sixgames take place a day in the pool phase running until June10, and reducing to four during the knock-out phases.The semifinals of the men's competition are scheduled forJune 13 at the Kyocera Stadium. The women's final will be heldon June 14 followed by the men's on June 15."Today is a very exciting day for hockey. After afantastic Hockey World League Final in Delhi, we are here inHolland, a massive hockey nation to announce the schedule ofthe Rabobank Hockey World Cup," FIH CEO Kelly Fairweathersaid."With 120 days to go, the tournament really starts tocome alive. Hockey fans all over the world can plan theirdiaries whilst players and coaches focus their minds. ThisWorld Cup promises to be our biggest yet," he added.PTI

To all who didn't believe in me, you pushed me harder: Sania Mirza on becoming World no 1

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To all who didn't believe in me, you pushed me harder: Sania Mirza on becoming World no 1

Sania Mirza has become the first woman from India to reach the top of the WTA rankings.Mirza moved to No. 1 in doubles Sunday after she and Martina Hingis won the Family Circle Cup title, defeating Ca...


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IPL 8: Tried my best but couldn't finish the game, says Harbhajan

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Anirban Lahiri finishes tied for 49th at the Masters

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Manuel Pellegrini feeling the heat after painful derby loss

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Chelsea's Mourinho plays down missiles problem

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Chelsea's Mourinho plays down missiles problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho chose to make light of his players being pelted with objects from the crowd following their late winner in a 1-0 victory at West London rivals Queens P...

Sania Mirza climbs to top of doubles ranking

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Sania Mirza climbs to top of doubles ranking

Sania Mirza became the first Indian to climb to the top of the WTA doubles ranking after she teamed up with Swiss great Martina Hingis to claim the Family Circle Cup title.The 28-year-old won her thi...