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Djokovic masters Wawrinka – Australian Open final clash with Murray

Posted by on 30/01/2015
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Djokovic masters Wawrinka – Australian Open final clash with Murray

Djokovic masters Wawrinka – Australian Open final clash with Murray

MELBOURNE: World number one Novak Djokovic fought off Stan Wawrinka over five tense sets to master the defending champion and reach his fifth Australian Open final yesterday, where he will meet Andy Murray. The Serb top seed won 7-6 (7/1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in 3hr 30mins and will face the British sixth seed for […]

Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 34-run win

Posted by on 29/01/2015
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Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 34-run win

Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 34-run win

WELLINGTON: Kumar Sangakkara’s masterful double of a century and a world-record wicketkeeping performance inspired Sri Lanka to a 34-run win over New Zealand in their one-day series finale in Wellington yesterday. Even though it was a dead rubber, with New Zealand going into the match holding an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the sevenmatch series, it […]

Afrah Adel wins first gold for Kuwait – HH the Amir’s Grand Prix event concludes today

Posted by on 29/01/2015
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Afrah Adel wins first gold for Kuwait – HH the Amir’s Grand Prix event concludes today

Afrah Adel wins first gold for Kuwait – HH the Amir’s Grand Prix event concludes today

KUWAIT: Activities of HH the Amir of Kuwait 4th International Shooting Grand Prix will come to a close today as 59 countries, represented by 526 shooters participated. The final day will see the distribution of four gold medals in the 50m prone rifle for women and juniors, and men’s double trap for men and juniors. […]

Blatter submits bid for fifth term as FIFA president

Posted by on 29/01/2015
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Blatter submits bid for fifth term as FIFA president

Blatter submits bid for fifth term as FIFA president

PARIS: FIFA boss Joseph Blatter yesterday submitted his candidature for a fifth term as president of world football’s governing body. “Today is a key date in the electoral calendar. I’ve made my submission, now the electoral committee follow a process,” the 78-year-old Swiss wrote on his Twitter account. The deadline for nominees to announce their […]

Murray reaches fourth Melbourne final – Serena to meet Sharapova for women’s title

Posted by on 29/01/2015
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Murray reaches fourth Melbourne final – Serena to meet Sharapova for women’s title

Murray reaches fourth Melbourne final – Serena to meet Sharapova for women’s title

MELBOURNE: After three heart-breaking trips to the final, Andy Murray secured another shot at Australian Open glory by overhauling Tomas Berdych yesterday after women’s top seed Serena Williams set up a blockbuster title-decider with Maria Sharapova. Edged in a marathon first set, Murray fired up after a frosty exchange with the hard-hitting Czech and blazed […]

Zain wraps up main sponsorship of GulfRun 10

Posted by on 28/01/2015
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Zain wraps up main sponsorship of GulfRun 10

Zain wraps up main sponsorship of GulfRun 10

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, concluded its main sponsorship of the 10th edition of GulfRun, the region’s most popular motorsport activity. The conclusion of this year’s GulfRun activities was marked by a final race that was held at Bahrain International Circuit, which saw an impressive participation of motorsport enthusiasts from across the […]

Qatar make history with semi-final spot

Posted by on 28/01/2015
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Qatar make history with semi-final spot

Qatar make history with semi-final spot

DOHA: Qatar’s handball team created history yesterday when they qualified for their first ever world championships semi-final after beating Germany. In a high quality, dramatic and bad-tempered match, with several controversial moments, the hosts were able to cling on to win 26-24 to make it to the last four. The win sparked wild celebrations among […]

UAE on target for first gold for Arabs

Posted by on 28/01/2015
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UAE on target for first gold for Arabs

UAE on target for first gold for Arabs

KUWAIT: UAE’s Waleed Al-Aryani proved himself a star during the second day of competition at the 4th HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad International Grand Prix when he won the gold medal in the men’s trap event, and this is the first medal to be won by an Arab shooter in the GP. Aryani won […]

Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

Posted by on 28/01/2015
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Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

LONDON: Chelsea reached the League Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic’s towering extratime header secured a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a rip-roaring semi-final second leg at an electric Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The Serbian defender powered a header past Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet four minutes into the extra period to secure a 2-1 aggregate win […]

Djokovic, Wawrinka in epic showdown – Serena to face Keys in Australian Open

Posted by on 28/01/2015
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Djokovic, Wawrinka in epic showdown – Serena to face Keys in Australian Open

Djokovic, Wawrinka in epic showdown – Serena to face Keys in Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up ‘The Djoker v The Man 3.0′ at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories yesterday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title. The American, however, will first have to overcome the pure hitting of Madison Keys after […]

Amir shooting tourney off to golden start

Posted by on 27/01/2015
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Amir shooting tourney off to golden start

Amir shooting tourney off to golden start

KUWAIT: The 4th HH the Amir International Grand Prix kicked off with success yesterday as the first day witnessed strong competition, with shooters from Italy, Serbia and Kazakhstan bagging golds. The women’s trap witnessed hot competition between six shooters – three Italians, Kuwait’s Sarah Al-Hawal, Lebanon’s Ray Basil and Slovenian Jasmina Macek. Italy’s Federice Caporuscio […]

Australia stun UAE to reach Asian Cup final

Posted by on 27/01/2015
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Australia stun UAE to reach Asian Cup final

Australia stun UAE to reach Asian Cup final

NEWCASTLE: Australia stunned United Arab Emirates with two goals in the first 14 minutes to reach a second successive Asian Cup final with a 2-0 victory at a rain-soaked Newcastle Stadium yesterday. The Socceroos lost to Japan in the final four years ago and will now take on another East Asian power in South Korea […]

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