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Suarez scores brace, Barca down City

Posted by on 25/02/2015
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Suarez scores brace, Barca down City

Suarez scores brace, Barca down City

MANCHESTER: Luis Suarez returned to haunt Manchester City by scoring twice as Barcelona took control of their Champions League last 16 tie with a 2-1 away win yesterday. Suarez was a thorn in City’s side last season, scoring 31 goals as Liverpool pushed Manuel Pellegrini’s team all the way in the title race, and his […]

Tevez and Morata strike as Juve battle past Dortmund

Posted by on 25/02/2015
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Tevez and Morata strike as Juve battle past Dortmund

Tevez and Morata strike as Juve battle past Dortmund

TURIN: Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata struck for Juventus as the Italian champions secured a 2-1 Champions League last 16 first leg win over Borussia Dortmund in Turin yesterday. However, Massimiliano Allegri’s hosts were left lamenting a host of missed chances and conceding an away goal that could prove costly heading towards the decisive second […]

Djokovic: Sometimes I have to let it all out

Posted by on 24/02/2015
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Djokovic: Sometimes I have to let it all out

Djokovic: Sometimes I have to let it all out

BELGRADE: Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said. In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis Cup first-round home […]

Gayle’s record double ton flattens Zimbabwe

Posted by on 24/02/2015
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Gayle’s record double ton flattens Zimbabwe

Gayle’s record double ton flattens Zimbabwe

CANBERRA: Chris Gayle smashed the highest ever individual World Cup score of 215 and his first century in 20 months as the West Indies flattened Zimbabwe on a record-shattering day in Canberra yesterday. The Caribbean entertainers amassed 372 for two after winning the toss and then bowled Zimbabwe out for 289 chasing a revised 363 […]

Pakistan summon casino row selector back home

Posted by on 24/02/2015
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Pakistan summon casino row selector back home

Pakistan summon casino row selector back home

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani cricket chiefs yesterday summoned the chief selector home from the World Cup as they investigate reports he visited a casino shortly before the team’s disastrous loss to the West Indies. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launched a probe on Monday as claims surfaced that Moin Khan had been seen in a casino in […]

Pakistan chief selector in casino storm

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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Pakistan chief selector in casino storm

Pakistan chief selector in casino storm

KARACHI: Pakistan’s World Cup campaign hit another snag after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said yesterday it was probing media reports that chief selector Moin Khan had visited a casino before the loss to West Indies. “I have spoken to Moin and we have sought an explanation from him. It is inappropriate he should be […]

Ali’s century guides England to victory

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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Ali’s century guides England to victory

Ali’s century guides England to victory

CHRISTCHURCH: Moeen Ali’s century set up England’s opening win in the World Cup in Christchurch yesterday when they downed Scotland by 119 run in their Pool A clash. Ali contributed a masterful 128 runs towards England’s total of 303 and Scotland were all out for 184 with more than seven overs remaining. Although Scotland were […]

Federer sorry for India ‘bleed blue’

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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Federer sorry for India ‘bleed blue’

Federer sorry for India ‘bleed blue’

DUBAI: Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. The 17-time Grand Slam title winner shares the same sponsor as the Indian team and on the eve of […]

Federer crushes his old pal

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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Federer crushes his old pal

Federer crushes his old pal

DUBAI: Roger Federer crushed an old pal for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging high-speed restart to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open debacle. The Grand Slam record-holder’s lively 6-3, 6-1 win over Mikhail Youzhny, a regular sparring partner, in the first round of the Dubai Open helped him begin […]

SCCT flags off cricket tourney

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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SCCT flags off cricket tourney

SCCT flags off cricket tourney

KUWAIT: Shipping Companies Cricket Tournament (SCCT) started in the year 2004, is marked as a Red Letter Day for the whole shipping fraternity, as it flagged off the first Shipping Companies Cricket Tournament (SCCT). The former Group General Manager Mr. Bill Young an ardent cricket fan himself inspired the employees of various shipping companies to […]

Ferrer, Errani take Rio titles

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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Ferrer, Errani take Rio titles

Ferrer, Errani take Rio titles

RIO DE JANEIRO: Spanish world number nine David Ferrer stormed to the ATP Rio Open title on Sunday, battering Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3 in a one-sided final. Fognini, ranked 28 in the world, had edged out titleholder and clay king Rafael Nadal in his semi-final 24 hours earlier but had no answer to Ferrer […]

Ronaldo’s bullet header helps Real defeat Elche

Posted by on 23/02/2015
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Ronaldo’s bullet header helps Real defeat Elche

Ronaldo’s bullet header helps Real defeat Elche

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo’s bullet header helped Real Madrid to a 2-0 victory over a physical Elche side on Sunday as they extended their lead at the top of La Liga to four points. With Barcelona suffering a shock home defeat by Malaga on Saturday, Real had a chance to go four points clear and they […]

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