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AITA sees a split among rebel players
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AITA sees a split among rebel players

Jan 10 2013, 8:08am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday said a couple of rebel players have made themselves available and hoped that others would also fall in line for the Feb 1-3 Davis Cup tie here against South Korea.

New Delhi, Jan 10 — The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday said a couple of rebel players have made themselves available and hoped that others would also fall in line for the Feb 1-3 Davis...

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AITA sees a split among rebel players

Jan 10 2013, 8:08am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday said a couple of rebel players have made themselves available and hoped that others would also fall in line for the Feb 1-3 Davis Cup tie here against South Korea.

New Delhi, Jan 10 — The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday said a couple of rebel players have made themselves available and hoped that others would also fall in line for the Feb 1-3 Davis Cup tie here against South Korea.

AITA chief executive Hiranmoy Chatterjee told IANS that he was hopeful that by Friday noon when the selection committee sits down to pick the six-member squad all rebel players will fall in line.

"We have received letters from a couple of rebel players, who have made themselves available for the tie. I am hopeful that better sense will prevail and before we sit down to pick the squad all (rebel) players will fall in line," said Chatterjee, refusing to reveal the names of the players.

"We don't want to reveal the names of the players because then they will be put under huge pressure from the rebels," he added.

Somdev Devvaraman, Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna, Sanam Singh, Divij Sharan and Saketh Myneni had threatened to boycott the Asia-Oceania Group I tie if their demands were not met. The AITA had accepted some of their demands but the players were not satisfied.

The AITA last year sidelined doubles specialists Bhupathi and Bopanna till 2014 while Somdev, who led the rebellion, is ranked as low as 552 in the ATP singles rankings.

Bhupathi and Bopanna were also dropped from the last tie against New Zealand in September last year. The AITA has sidelined them till 2014 for defying the selection committee's decision during the London Games.

Other young players now may fall in line and make themselves available for selection.

Chatterjee said that Somdev will also be considered for selection if he was sends his name to the AITA.

Chatterjee also said that Leander Paes has also made himself available for the game. Paes had skipped the last tie against Japan in September.

"Leander is always there. His experience will be a boon for the young team," said Chatterjee.

Chatterjee agreed that young players are made to suffer due to the tussle between Bhupathi and AITA.

"This time we have sent a strong message to the players that we will not tolerate indiscipline. We have accepted the demands that we could," said Chatterjee.

AITA's selection committee chairman Anil Dhurpar told IANS that the issue will be sorted amicably.

"We are a happy family. Such things happen in families and we will sort it out," said Dhurpar.

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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the bronze. Intermittent rain made the course slic ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australi ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the bronze. Intermittent rain made the course sli ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the br ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of En ...
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GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with a 243-kilogram tot ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau wins gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau wins gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with a 243-kilogram to ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau captures gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with a 243-kilogram total. She was hoping to beat Beauchemin-Nadeau’s 140 with ...
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