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Video: Iran and U.S. Wrestling Diplomacy – Iranian Fans Go Crazy for U.S. Team

The Iranian and U.S. wrestling teams have provided both countries with a rare opportunity…

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Kickstarter Project Worth Helping: Boarders without Borders

3 American pro Snowboarders journey to Iran to befriend the youth, discover their culture, and ride the uncharted Alborz mountains…

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Reuters: Cheerleaders cover up for Iran vs United States

Reuters | September 1, 2010 By Alexandra Hudson Istanbul (Reuters) – Cheerleaders donned black leggings and white T-shirts for a World Championship basketball match between Iran and the United States in Istanbul on Wednesday to respect cultural sensitivities. Some Iranian officials still left the arena shortly before their routine began, however. At previous matches officials […]

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Basketball: US wins first meeting with Iran, stays unbeaten

AFP | September 1, 2010 by Brian Mahony ISTANBUL — In the political arena, Iran vs. the United States is a matchup that gets attention. In a basketball arena, not so much. “For me, it’s a normal game,” Iran captain Mahdi Kamrany said. The United States won it easily, earning a top seed in the […]

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Basketball: Rice’s Kazemi hopes to pave way for other Iranians

( | February 26, 2010 HOUSTON (AP) -The pressure is great on Rice’s Arsalan Kazemi, the first Iranian-born athlete to play NCAA Division I basketball. The trailblazing 6-foot-7 freshman knows his performance could affect what opportunities other Iranian players might get in the United States. “If I play good they’re going to go after other […]

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Iran to play friendlies against Syria, Vietnam, China

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran are to prepare for their next World Cup qualifier with friendly games against Syria, Vietnam and China, the ISNA news agency reported quoted in local newspaper on Saturday.

The games against Syria will be played in Tehran on May 23 and Team Melli will face Vietnam and China in China on May 29 and June 1 respectively.

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Iranian Basketball Federation invites Utah Flash to Tehran

The Iranian Basketball Federation has invited the Utah Flash of the National Basketball Association Developmental League to play a few games in Tehran, NBA Commissioner David Stern said.

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Iran appoints another national soccer team coach

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran appointed another national soccer team coach on Wednesday, replacing the coach who lasted two weeks.

Afshin Qotbi takes over a day after Mohammad Mayely-Kohan resigned after only two weeks on the job. Mayely-Kohan’s resignation followed a bitter dispute with another coach, state television reported.

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Iran at forefront of stem cell research

Though the world’s attention has focused on Iran’s advancing nuclear program, Iranian scientists have moved to the forefront in embryonic stem cell research, according to a recent joint study by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Mehdi Mahdavikia Warns New Iran Coach Of Tough Task Ahead

Iranian star Mehdi Mahdavikia has warned the new national team coach, Mohammed Mayeli Kohan, that he has a big job on his hands.

Mayeli Kohan replaced Ali Daei last week and faces three vital games in charge.

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FIFA Warns Iran Over Items Thrown At Saudi Arabian Stars

FIFA has issued a warning to the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) after missiles were thrown at the recent World Cup qualifier between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

On March 28 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Iran took the lead in the vital match before eventually losing 2-1 to slip into fourth place in their group.

As Saudi Arabia’s players celebrated their winning goal, some fans out of 100,000 present made their feelings known in an unwelcome manner.

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Iranians in U.S. Find Something to Cheer About

As the National Basketball Association’s regular season winds down, a cult hero has emerged on a last-place team with absolutely no chance of making the playoffs.

He’s Memphis Grizzlies rookie Hamed Haddadi, a 7-foot-2 center and the NBA’s first-ever player from Iran.

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Conversation with Maz Jobrani about his new movie, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

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INN Special: A Conversation with Dr. Nina Ansary about Iran’s Women’s Movements

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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran

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How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

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