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Gulf Cable lift Al-Roudhan futsal trophy

Posted by on 27/07/2014
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Gulf Cable lift Al-Roudhan futsal trophy

Gulf Cable lift Al-Roudhan futsal trophy

KUWAIT: The futsal team of the Gulf Cable and Electrical Industries Co. was crowned champion of the Late Abdullah Al-Roudhan Indoor Soccer Tournament after beating the Lily White Co 3-1 on Saturday. The spectacular final match, held at Martyr Ahmad Al-Fahad Center in Daiya was graced by the presence of Minister of Information and Minister […]

Posted by on 26/07/2014
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GLASGOW: Australia became the first country to win 200 Commonwealth Games cycling medals yesterday as Olympic and world sprint king Usain Bolt arrived to a predictable media scrum. Australia’s Annette Edmondson won the women’s 10km scratch race gold before Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett grabbed silver in the men’s sprint tandem and compatriots Paul Kennedy […]

Doping shocker as Aussies target more gold

Posted by on 25/07/2014
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Doping shocker as Aussies target more gold

Doping shocker as Aussies target more gold

GLASGOW:  Australia’s swimmers were back on the gold medal trail early on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow yesterday, while Wales were hit by a second doping shock. Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams, son of 1970s Wales and British Lion rugby icon ‘JJ’, was withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games after failing a […]

My best is yet to come: Bolt

Posted by on 24/07/2014
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My best is yet to come: Bolt

My best is yet to come: Bolt

KINGSTON: Six-times Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record of 9.58 seconds and the 200m best […]

Bolt, Farah, Wiggins to add Commonwealth sparkle

Posted by on 23/07/2014
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Bolt, Farah, Wiggins to add Commonwealth sparkle

Bolt, Farah, Wiggins to add Commonwealth sparkle

GLASGOW:  Sporting household names such as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins will add some welcome sparkle to the 20th Commonwealth Games that get under way in Glasgow yesterday. The biggest ever multi-sport event to take place in Scotland will see more than 4,000 athletes from 71 nations, 53 of which make up the […]

Rogers wins first Tour stage

Posted by on 22/07/2014
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Rogers wins first Tour stage

Rogers wins first Tour stage

FRANCE:  Australian Michael Rogers finally earnt his first stage victory in his 10th Tour de France yesterday. The three-time world timetrial champion, riding for Tinkoff-Saxo, came home on his own at the end of the mammoth 237.5km 16th stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon. The wily veteran, who won two stages at the Giro d’Italia in […]

England crumble at Lord’s – Sharma bowls India to victory

Posted by on 21/07/2014
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England crumble at Lord’s – Sharma bowls India to victory

England crumble at Lord’s – Sharma bowls India to victory

LONDON: Ishant Sharma took seven wickets as India ended a run of 15 Tests without an away victory in an emphatic 95-run win over England at Lord’s yesterday. This victory, only India’s second in 17 Tests at Lord’s, put the tourists 1-0 up in the five-match series ahead of the third Test in Southampton on […]

Lahm calls time on international career

Posted by on 18/07/2014
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Lahm calls time on international career

Lahm calls time on international career

BERLIN: Germany captain Philipp Lahm yesterday ended his international career just five days after leading his country to a World Cup triumph in Brazil. Tributes immediately poured in for the 30-year-old Bayern Munich full back who has played 113 games for Germany. His career, already packed with Champions League and Bundesliga titles, culminated in Sunday’s […]

Gallopin wins 11th Tour stage

Posted by on 16/07/2014
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Gallopin wins 11th Tour stage

Gallopin wins 11th Tour stage

OYONNAX:  Tony Gallopin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France yesterday and then said it was even better than wearing the leader’s yellow jersey. The 26-year-old Frenchman had not thought life could get any better than Sunday when he snared yellow for a day from Vincenzo Nibali, thus earning the honour of wearing […]

Germany throws giant party for heroes

Posted by on 15/07/2014
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Germany throws giant party for heroes

Germany throws giant party for heroes

BERLIN: Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans massed at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes bringing home football’s top prize for the first time to a reunified Germany. The flag-waving crowd, which began gathering before dawn, erupted in applause under warm summer sunshine when the triumphant players […]

Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

RIO DE JANEIRO:  Germany’s impressive strength in depth proved the decisive factor in their 1-0 extra-time World Cup final victory over Argentina on Sunday as Lionel Messi failed to deliver the golden touch for the South Americans.    It was a substitute, Mario Goetze, who struck the decisive blow for Germany after coming on for Miroslav […]

Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the World Cup, arguing it should have gone to Colombia’s James Rodriguez.    “I’d give Lio the sky, but when it’s not deserved and it’s just marketers  who want to make him win something he didn’t […]

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