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Arsenal hopeful goalkeeper can Cech mate title rivals

Posted by on 14/07/2015
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Arsenal hopeful goalkeeper can Cech mate title rivals

Arsenal hopeful goalkeeper can Cech mate title rivals

SINGAPORE: The arrival of goalkeeper Petr Cech has given Arsenal’s unfairly criticised defensive unit a welcome boost and could be the missing piece in the title puzzle, his new side have said. Pundits and fans have frequently cited last line weaknesses as the reason why Arsenal have not won the Premier League since 2004, with […]

Djokovic last man standing as rivals falter

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Djokovic last man standing as rivals falter

Djokovic last man standing as rivals falter

LONDON: Novak Djokovic was once in danger of becoming tennis’s great unfulfilled talent, the smiling Serb with a racquet in one hand and a sick note in the other. A decade on, he is the super-fit king of the sport, a nine-time Grand Slam champion with the promise of more to come. Now, where once […]

Rodgers confirms Sterling move, plays down rift

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Rodgers confirms Sterling move, plays down rift

Rodgers confirms Sterling move, plays down rift

BANGKOK: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday his team plans to sell Raheem Sterling to a rival club as he played down reports of an acrimonious rift over the restless England forward. Speaking in Bangkok where Liverpool have begun a pre-season overseas tour, the Northern Irish manager confirmed Sterling would leave, subject to passing medical […]

Guatemala hold Mexico in Gold Cup

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Guatemala hold Mexico in Gold Cup

Guatemala hold Mexico in Gold Cup

GLENDALE: The Mexican national soccer team endured a night of frustration in front of tens of thousands of its fans. The end result was a 0-0 tie with Guatemala on Sunday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup match. “We tried. We had the ball hit the post,” Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said. “It’s frustrating because […]

Bangladesh level series

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Bangladesh level series

Bangladesh level series

DHAKA: Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah struck half-centuries after Bangladesh dismissed South Africa cheaply, crushing the Proteas by seven wickets in the second one-day international to tie the three-match series in Dhaka yesterday. Soumya hit a stroke-filled unbeaten 88 while Mahmudullah made 50 as Bangladesh raced to 167-3 with more than 22 overs in hand, keeping […]

Marquez wins, Rossi extends lead

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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Marquez wins, Rossi extends lead

Marquez wins, Rossi extends lead

GERMANY: Spain’s MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won the German Grand Prix from pole position yesterday for his sixth win in a row at the Sachsenring in a Honda one-two with compatriot Dani Pedrosa. Italy’s Valentino Rossi finished third for Yamaha to extend his championship lead over Spanish team mate Jorge Lorenzo, who was fourth, […]

India defeat Zimbabwe

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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India defeat Zimbabwe

India defeat Zimbabwe

HARARE: Half-centuries from opening batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay and four wickets from Bhuvneshwar Kumar saw India beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in the second one-day international and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series yesterday. Rahane and Vijay put on 112 for the first wicket after India were sent in to […]

Djokovic shatters Federer’s dream

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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Djokovic shatters Federer’s dream

Djokovic shatters Federer’s dream

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic won a third Wimbledon title and a ninth Grand Slam crown yesterday, ruthlessly shattering Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth All England Club triumph. World number one Djokovic won 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (10/12), 6-4, 6-3 to add this year’s Wimbledon title to the Australian Open he captured in January. […]

History girl Serena wins sixth Wimbledon

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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History girl Serena wins sixth Wimbledon

History girl Serena wins sixth Wimbledon

LONDON: Serena Williams won a sixth Wimbledon title yesterday as the world number one became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam crown with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final.At 33 years and 289 days, Serena surpasses Martina Navratilova as the oldest player to win Wimbledon, and any of the […]

England win Ashes opener

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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England win Ashes opener

England win Ashes opener

CARDIFF: Stuart Broad led England to a 169-run victory in the first Ashes Test as Australia collapsed either side of lunch on the fourth day at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens yesterday. Australia, well-placed at 97 for one, slumped to 106 for five as four wickets fell for just nine runs in 36 balls. Chasing a record-breaking […]

Mighty Mexico rout depleted Cuba – Trinidad beat Guatemala in Gold Cup

Posted by on 10/07/2015
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Mighty Mexico rout depleted Cuba – Trinidad beat Guatemala in Gold Cup

Mighty Mexico rout depleted Cuba – Trinidad beat Guatemala in Gold Cup

CHICAGO: Mexico’s Gold Cup quest got off to an emphatic start with a crushing 6-0 demolition of short-handed Cuba in their opening game on Thursday at Soldier Field. Cuba came into the contest in disarray after learning that forward Keiler Garcia was missing from the lineup, apparently after having defected, news reports said. The US […]

Charging bulls injure five in Spanish fiesta

Posted by on 09/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Other Sports, Sports, World

Charging bulls injure five in Spanish fiesta

Charging bulls injure five in Spanish fiesta

PAMPLONA: Half-ton fighting bulls crashed into and trampled thrill-seeking runners as they raced down the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in northern Spain yesterday, injuring five men, officials said. A huge black bull called “Jubilado”, or “Retired”, sped ahead of a pack of six bulls, and charged runners before slipping and falling on a group of […]