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Asiad kicks off in ‘Gangnam Style’

Posted by on 19/09/2014
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Asiad kicks off in ‘Gangnam Style’

Asiad kicks off in ‘Gangnam Style’

INCHEON: Pop star Psy kicked off the Asian Games “Gangnam Style” in an energetic, K-Pop-fuelled ceremony yesterday as North Korean athletes received loud cheers from South Korean fans. Spectators and athletes alike joined in Psy’s signature horse-riding dance as the singer belted out an electrifying rendition of his hit at Incheon’s 61,000-seat stadium. Wearing a […]

Inter, PSV, Steaua make winning starts – Europa returns with goal glut; Sevilla sparkle

Posted by on 19/09/2014
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Inter, PSV, Steaua make winning starts – Europa returns with goal glut; Sevilla sparkle

Inter, PSV, Steaua make winning starts – Europa returns with goal glut; Sevilla sparkle

LONDON: Sevilla’s love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season’s champions and three-times winners began this year’s group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday. On-loan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu’s set-pieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his first-half free kicks were turned home by […]

Prost warns Mercedes over GP street fight

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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Prost warns Mercedes over GP street fight

Prost warns Mercedes over GP street fight

SINGAPORE: Alain Prost has warned Mercedes to be ultracareful in their handling of the street-fighting duel between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. The four-time former world champion, who was embroiled in a similar intra-team scrap with Ayrton Senna when both raced for McLaren in the late 1980s, said he […]

Jordan upset UAE

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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Jordan upset UAE

Jordan upset UAE

INCHEON: United Arab Emirates slumped to a 1-0 Asian Games defeat to Jordan yesterday as North Korea booked their place in the second round of the football contest. The Gulf side, silver medallists in 2010, had hoped to reach the second round after their opening 5-0 win over India, but Jordan took control from the […]

Ronaldinho misses penalty on debut

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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Ronaldinho misses penalty on debut

Ronaldinho misses penalty on debut

MEXICO CITY: Ronaldinho missed a penalty on his debut for Mexican side Queretaro who lost 1-0 at home to UANL on Wednesday, frustrating a packed crowd who had turned out to watch the 34-year-old Brazilian. The former World Player of the Year, clearly short of match fitness, fired his effort over the bar in the […]

James starting to make Real mark

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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James starting to make Real mark

James starting to make Real mark

MADRID: Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup. Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80 million euros ($103 million) […]

Sheikh Ahmad – Mideast ready to host olympics

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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Sheikh Ahmad – Mideast ready to host olympics

Sheikh Ahmad – Mideast ready to host olympics

INCHEON: Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East’s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also heads the powerful […]

Kirilenko into Korea Open quarters

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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Kirilenko into Korea Open quarters

Kirilenko into Korea Open quarters

  SEOUL: Russia’s Maria Kirilenko reached her first quarter-final of the year yesterday when she came from behind to beat Czech third seed Klara Koukalova at the WTA Korea Open. The former world number 10, who has fallen out of the top 100 this year because of a knee injury, dropped the first set 6-7 […]

Cardinals inch towards NLC title

Posted by on 18/09/2014
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Cardinals inch towards NLC title

Cardinals inch towards NLC title

  Adam Wainwright scattered seven hits in a complete-game shutout to push the St. Louis Cardinals closer to the National League Central title with a 2-0 blanking of Milwaukee. Wainwright (19-9) walked two and struck out seven in his third shutout and fifth complete game of the season, tying Clayton Kershaw for the major league […]

Thousands flood in ahead of Asian Games

Posted by on 17/09/2014
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Thousands flood in ahead of Asian Games

Thousands flood in ahead of Asian Games

INCHEON: Thousands of athletes and officials gathered in Incheon yesterday as the clock ticked down to Asia’s biggest sports spectacular and organisers fretted over low ticket sales. Long queues formed at South Korea’s Incheon airport two days ahead of the start of the Asian Games, an Olympic-size event with 36 sports, 45 countries and about […]

Casillas’s fall from grace highlights divisions at Real

Posted by on 17/09/2014
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Casillas’s fall from grace highlights divisions at Real

Casillas’s fall from grace highlights divisions at Real

MADRID: When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium. Born and bred in the Spanish capital and a product of […]

Benn spins Windies to victory

Posted by on 17/09/2014
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Benn spins Windies to victory

Benn spins Windies to victory

GROS ISLET: Spinner Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Jerome Taylor reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets as Bangladesh crumbled to a 296-run defeat late on the fourth day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday. Set an improbable target of 489 after the home […]

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