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Atletico fail to pierce Chelsea defence

Posted by on 23/04/2014
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Atletico fail to pierce Chelsea defence

Atletico fail to pierce Chelsea defence

MADRID:  Atletico Madrid and Chelsea were locked at 0-0 after their Champions League semi-final first leg yesterday after the Spanish side failed to break down their ultra-cautious visitors at the Calderon. Atletico, through to the last four of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 40 years, dominated the defence-minded 2012 winners but […]

Moyes lacked the gravitas to be Man United manager

Posted by on 22/04/2014
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Moyes lacked the gravitas to be Man United manager

Moyes lacked the gravitas to be Man United manager

MANCHESTER:  When Manchester United overlooked Jose Mourinho and chose David Moyes to be the successor to Alex Ferguson, the club gambled on a manager without a winning mentality or experience of European soccer — and with no trophies on his resume. Instead, United went for someone with a track record of loyalty and building a […]

Al Amir wins Red Bull Helmet Art Competition

Al Amir wins Red Bull Helmet Art Competition

Posted by on 22/04/2014
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Al Amir wins Red Bull Helmet Art Competition

Al Amir wins Red Bull Helmet Art Competition

KUWAIT: ‘Helmet Art”, a competition to design a helmet for the Infiniti Red Bull Formula One Showrun in Kuwait, took place during the month of March. The competition gave Kuwaiti youth a chance to show their talents in the fields of design and culture. Abdulaziz Al Amir managed to win after choosing his design as […]

TACK-Huawei XI to participate in UAE Desert Premier League

Posted by on 21/04/2014
Filed under Cricket, Sports

TACK-Huawei XI to participate in UAE Desert Premier League

TACK-Huawei XI to participate in UAE Desert Premier League

KUWAIT: Teams Association for Cricket in Kuwait (TACK) and MG Cricket Club came together earlier this year to raise the standard of domestic Cricket in Kuwait by providing the best facilities and maximum exposure to domestic players like never before. In order to live up to that promise, TACK is flying their team to neighboring […]

Messi’s free kick ends Barca’s nightmare run

Posted by on 21/04/2014
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Messi’s free kick ends Barca’s nightmare run

Messi’s free kick ends Barca’s nightmare run

MADRID: Lionel Messi smashed in a superb free kick to complete a 2-1 comeback win for injuryhit Barcelona at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday that kept alive their slim hopes of a fifth La Liga title in six years. After a wretched 12 days when they were eliminated from the Champions League by Atletico […]

Keflezighi, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

Posted by on 21/04/2014
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Keflezighi, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

Keflezighi, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

BOSTON: Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year Boston Marathon win drought for American men and Rita Jeptoo defended her title yesterday in a race that began with remembrances of last year’s bombing tragedy.    Keflezighi became the first American man to win the famed race since Greg Meyer in 1983 while Kenya’s Jeptoo added to her 2006 […]

Curtain falls on shooting season

Posted by on 20/04/2014
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Curtain falls on shooting season

Curtain falls on shooting season

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s shooting season came to an end at the conclusion of the HH the Amir tournament which began on Thursday and ended on Saturday. “The shooting tournament included many Olympic competitions in addition to Olympic archery,” Information Minister and State Minister for Youth Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al- Humoud Al-Sabah said in a statement […]

Everton punish United

Posted by on 20/04/2014
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Everton punish United

Everton punish United

LIVERPOOL: Manchester United manager David Moyes tasted defeat on his first return to Everton since leaving the club as his side were beaten 2-0 in the Premier League yesterday. Moyes was greeted with a smattering of boos as he walked out of the tunnel before the match, but it was the loss, which definitively ended United’s […]

Sterling keeps Reds on title path

Posted by on 20/04/2014
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Sterling keeps Reds on title path

Sterling keeps Reds on title path

NORWICH: Liverpool nervously edged closer to a first league title in the Premier League era with a nail-biting 3-2 success over Norwich City at Carrow Road yesterday. Brendan Rodgers’s side now boast a fivepoint advantage over second-place Chelsea, who had surprisingly lost 2-1 at home to bottom club Sunderland on Saturday and who will be […]

Sunderland halt Chelsea parade

Posted by on 20/04/2014
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Sunderland halt Chelsea parade

Sunderland halt Chelsea parade

LONDON: Jose Mourinho suffered his first ever Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge as Sunderland delivered a major blow to Chelsea’s title hopes with a controversial 2-1 victory yesterday. Fabio Borini, on loan from leaders Liverpool, converted a contentious 82nd-minute penalty to secure the win for the league’s bottom club. It sparked furious home protests […]

Ferrer end Nadal’s claycourt winning run – 8-time champion knocked out of Monte Carlo

Posted by on 18/04/2014
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Ferrer end Nadal’s claycourt winning run – 8-time champion knocked out of Monte Carlo

Ferrer end Nadal’s claycourt winning run – 8-time champion knocked out of Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO: David Ferrer produced a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday as the persistent Spaniard stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals. Ferrer, seeded sixth, handed the top seed only his third loss at the tournament a day after Nadal had won his 300th clay match of his […]

WWE wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for live matches

Posted by on 17/04/2014
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WWE wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for live matches

WWE wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for live matches

RIYADH: Pro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. says it is the first time its franchise has held matches in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, home to Islam’s holiest sites. WWE is wildly popular […]

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