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Chelsea facing striker crisis before Man United match

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Chelsea facing striker crisis before Man United match

Chelsea facing striker crisis before Man United match

LONDON: Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho’s league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who has a hamstring […]

Real, Barcelona set for titanic ‘Clasico’ battle

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Real, Barcelona set for titanic ‘Clasico’ battle

Real, Barcelona set for titanic ‘Clasico’ battle

MADRID: Clashes between Real Madrid and Barcelona are rarely short on drama and tomorrow’s La Liga ‘Clasico’ may have more than its usual share with Luis Suarez poised to return from a biting ban and Barca team mate Lionel Messi on the brink of equalling the top-flight scoring record. Watched by millions around the world, […]

Kvitova sends Sharapova packing

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Kvitova sends Sharapova packing

Kvitova sends Sharapova packing

SINGAPORE: Maria Sharpova’s bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals yesterday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium. […]

Australia off to solid start in reply to Pakistan’s 454

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Australia off to solid start in reply to Pakistan’s 454

Australia off to solid start in reply to Pakistan’s 454

DUBAI: Australia got off to a solid start after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s brilliant hundred guided Pakistan to a big first innings total of 454 in the first Test in Dubai yesterday. Opener David Warner smashed a quickfire 75 and Chris Rogers was on 31 to take Australia to 113 without loss at close of play […]

Atletico too good for Malmo

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Atletico too good for Malmo

Atletico too good for Malmo

MADRID: Atletico Madrid moved a step closer to qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 5-0 win over Malmo at the Vicente Calderon yesterday. It took last year’s finalists until after half-time to make the breakthrough, but once Koke had finished off a fine team move to open the scoring […]

Ronaldo dazzles as Real thrash Reds

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Ronaldo dazzles as Real thrash Reds

Ronaldo dazzles as Real thrash Reds

LIVERPOOL: Cristiano Ronaldo inspired a Real Madrid masterclass and closed in on the Champions League goalscoring record as the holders thrashed Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield yesterday. Ronaldo maintained his majestic start to the season with a dazzling display capped by the predatory opening goal that took him to within one of Champions League record goalscorer […]

Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico

Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time La Liga goals tally. His partnership with Neymar is blossoming this season after a slow start and he set the Brazilian […]

Battle of strikers in Europa League

Posted by on 23/10/2014
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Battle of strikers in Europa League

Battle of strikers in Europa League

PARIS: A battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton’s Europa League clash at Lille today, while Tottenham Hotspur need a boost against high-flying Greeks Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome pointless Romanians Astra Giurgiu. Everton top Group H on four points ahead of the third round of group games, two points ahead of borth FC Krasnodar […]

Kuwait Drifters! Are you ready? Red Bull Car Park Drift is Back

Posted by on 22/10/2014
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Kuwait Drifters! Are you ready? Red Bull Car Park Drift is Back

Kuwait Drifters! Are you ready? Red Bull Car Park Drift is Back

KUWAIT: Following the tremendous success of the past four years, “Red Bull Car Park Drift” has become a highly anticipated yearly event, not only in Kuwait but in most of the Middle Eastern countries participating in the regional competitions. This year it returns to Kuwait on October, Friday 31 with heady rounds of drifting competitions, […]

Indian boxer Devi suspended for Asian Games medal protest

Posted by on 22/10/2014
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Indian boxer Devi suspended for Asian Games medal protest

Indian boxer Devi suspended for Asian Games medal protest

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended from competition for rejecting her Asian Games bronze medal at the podium following her controversial semifinal loss at Incheon. The amateur boxing world governing body announced yesterday it was also barring coaches Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes and India’s chef de […]

Ton-up Younis defies Australia in first Test

Posted by on 22/10/2014
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Ton-up Younis defies Australia in first Test

Ton-up Younis defies Australia in first Test

DUBAI: Younis Khan hit a record-equalling century to guide Pakistan to 219-4 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai yesterday. The 36-year-old right hander scored 106 for his 25th century to help Pakistan counter the fiery pace of Mitchell Johnson (3-22) after Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat […]

Giants down Royals

Posted by on 22/10/2014
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Giants down Royals

Giants down Royals

KANSAS CITY: Madison Bumgarner had his fun, while the Royals vowed to bounce back after the San Francisco Giants brought Kansas City’s perfect postseason to an emphatic end with a 7-1 win in Tuesday’s World Series opener. Giants ace Bumgarner delivered a dominating seven innings of work and Hunter Pence slammed a two-run homer in […]

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