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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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I-League Looks For Investors In Dubai

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04/05/13
IOA: Sports Ministry Slowing Return

The Indian Olympic Association "has sought directions from its world parent body on how to resolve the country's ban from the Olympic movement after a crucial joint meeting was postponed for the second time in two months due to the stand-off between the IOA and the government," according to the PTI. ...

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04/04/13
Pepsi Inks New 5-Year, $73M IPL Deal

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04/04/13
Singh Calls For Asian Tour Unity

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04/04/13
IOA Postpones Scheduled IOC Meeting

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04/04/13
NADA Tests Vijender, Four Other Boxers

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04/03/13
Former Reebok CFO Accused Of Fraud

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04/02/13
India's NADA To Drug Test Singh

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Bajaj Allianz To Sponsor Mumbai Indians

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