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Rooney seals United triumph

Posted by on 22/11/2014
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Rooney seals United triumph

Rooney seals United triumph

LONDON: Wayne Rooney led Manchester United back into the top four of the Premier League with a smash-and-grab 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. On the back of a successful week with England, the United captain secured victory with a coolly-taken 85th-minute chip over Arsenal substitute goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Rooney’s strike added […]

Ronaldo’s double shatter Eibar dreams

Posted by on 22/11/2014
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Ronaldo’s double shatter  Eibar dreams

Ronaldo’s double shatter Eibar dreams

MADRID: Real Madrid saw off Basque minnows Eibar’s dreams of a giant killing thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double to register their 14th consecutive win in all competitions with a 4-0 victory yesterday. The European champions had more than a touch of fortune in the first-half as James Rodriguez headed home the opener despite Ronaldo […]

Kuwait exit Gulf Cup after 5-0 loss to Oman

Posted by on 21/11/2014
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Kuwait exit Gulf Cup after 5-0 loss to Oman

Kuwait exit Gulf Cup after 5-0 loss to Oman

RIYADH: Kuwait national football team head coach Jorvan Vieira on Thursday described his side’s 5-0 Gulf Cup defeat against Oman followed by an exit from the group stage as “very bad.” Speaking to reporters after the loss on Thursday he apologized to Kuwaiti fans, saying Oman deserve their victory due to a performance which was […]

India’s new football league making a big splash

Posted by on 20/11/2014
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India’s new football league making a big splash

India’s new football league making a big splash

NEW DELHI: When the Indian Super League kicked off, it certainly seemed to add the zing that football needed in a country which FIFA chief Sepp Blatter once called “a sleeping giant” of the game. But while the new eight-team league featuring big names such as Nicolas Anelka, Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires and Luis […]

Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari – Fallen Italian giants Ferrari relaunches title ambitions

Posted by on 20/11/2014
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Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari – Fallen Italian giants Ferrari relaunches title ambitions

Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari – Fallen Italian giants Ferrari relaunches title ambitions

MILAN: Fallen Italian giants Ferrari relaunched their Formula One world title ambitions by confirming Sebastian Vettel on a three-year deal yesterday that will see the German team up with Kimi Raikkonen from next year. Ferrari’s announcement came minutes after confirmation of Fernando Alonso’s departure from the team after a five-year spell in which the Spaniard […]

Triumphant return for Kuwait shooting team

Posted by on 20/11/2014
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Triumphant return for Kuwait shooting team

Triumphant return for Kuwait shooting team

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Shooting Sport National Team returned to Kuwait Wednesday night after participating in the Asian Clay Target Shooting Championship in Al-Ain, UAE and the Arab championship that was held in Qatar. The team was received by President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi, Deputy Director General of Public Authority for Youth […]

Defending champ Nigeria misses out on African Cup

Posted by on 20/11/2014
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Defending champ Nigeria misses out on African Cup

Defending champ Nigeria misses out on African Cup

CAPE TOWN: Holders Nigeria were bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Wednesday as the final six places for the 2015 finals were decided. Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Mali all made certain of their spots and join the 10 countries who had already booked their […]

German Kroos missile sinks Spain

Posted by on 19/11/2014
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German Kroos missile sinks Spain

German Kroos missile sinks Spain

VIGO: Germany edged the big match between the last two World Cup winners on Tuesday as Toni Kroos’s last-gasp goal handed them a 1-0 friendly victory over Spain in rain-lashed Vigo. The goal came in the 90th minute of a game between two experimental sides when Spain’s substitute goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was guilty of a […]

Kiwis push Pakistan hard in second Test

Posted by on 19/11/2014
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Kiwis push Pakistan hard in second Test

Kiwis push Pakistan hard in second Test

DUBAI: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan’s half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai yesterday. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee’s penultimate over for 44 to close the third day on 281-6, still trailing by 122 runs on New Zealand’s […]

Aussies coast to big win over South Africa

Posted by on 19/11/2014
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Aussies coast to big win over South Africa

Aussies coast to big win over South Africa

CANBERRA: Australia cruised to a 73-run victory over South Africa in their third one-day international yesterday on the back of big-hitting innings by Aaron Finch and Steve Smith. Opener Finch cracked 109 off 127 balls and Smith hit a swashbuckling unbeaten 73 off 55 balls as Australia amassed a formidable 329 for five off their […]

Federer’s back is key in winning Davis Cup

Posted by on 19/11/2014
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Federer’s back is key in winning Davis Cup

Federer’s back is key in winning Davis Cup

PARIS: Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the weekend changed everything, casting serious doubts over his chances of winning the Davis Cup, or even playing against France in the final. The 17-time Grand […]

F1 showdown could spell double trouble

Posted by on 19/11/2014
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F1 showdown could spell double trouble

F1 showdown could spell double trouble

ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton could be only days away from his second Formula One world title but the Mercedes driver is wary of double trouble in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The Briton leads German teammate Nico Rosberg by 17 points going into Sunday’s season-ending ‘Duel in the Desert’, which means he does not have to […]

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