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Murray king of Queen’s

Murray king of Queen’s

Posted by on 16/06/2013
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Murray king of Queen’s

LONDON: Andy Murray was crowned king of Queen’s Club for the third time as the world number two roared back to defeat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in yesterday’s final. Murray was pushed hard by the Croatian fifth seed, but the US Open champion responded to the challenge with the kind of classy […]

Kiwis fall 10-runs short as England book semis spot

Posted by on 16/06/2013
Filed under Cricket, Sports, Top Stories

Kiwis fall 10-runs short as England book semis spot

Kiwis fall 10-runs short as England book semis spot

CARDIFF: England put a ball-tampering row behind them to book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy with a 10-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff yesterday. New Zealand, chasing 170 for victory in a match reduced by rain to 24 overs per side, were held by the tournament hosts to 159 for […]

Gay has triple medal haul in mind for worlds

Posted by on 16/06/2013
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

Gay has triple medal haul in mind for worlds

Gay has triple medal haul in mind for worlds

RALEIGH: Former world sprint title holder Tyson Gay has a lofty goal in mind for August’s global championships – three trips to the podium just like six years ago. Completely fit for the first time since winning gold in the 100 and 200 metres and 4×100 relay at the 2007 worlds, Gay told Reuters he […]

Brazil defeats Japan in opener

Posted by on 16/06/2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Brazil defeats Japan in opener

Brazil defeats Japan in opener

BRASILIA: Neymar inspired Brazil to a 3-0 win over Japan yesterday as the five-time world champions made a perfect start to their bid to clinch a third successive Confederations Cup title. Brazil won the competition in 1997, as well as the 2005 and 2009 editions, although their ensuing World Cup performances left much to be […]

Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs after win

Posted by on 14/06/2013
Filed under America, Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs after win

Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs after win

SAN ANTONIO: LeBron James wanted the responsibility on his powerful shoulders. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh proved Thursday it doesn’t have to be that way. James can win the Miami Heat plenty of games, but even he can’t win a title alone. “We’re not going to win this series if myself, Chris and LeBron don’t […]

Murray sends Mahut packing

Posted by on 13/06/2013
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Murray sends Mahut packing

Murray sends Mahut packing

LONDON: Andy Murray avenged last year’s embarrassing Queen’s Club exit against Nicolas Mahut as the world number two kicked off a hectic day with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory in his rain delayed second round clash. Murray had suffered a shock defeat against Mahut at the same stage of the pre- Wimbledon warm-up event 12 […]

Spain blanks Netherlands – Euro Under-21

Posted by on 13/06/2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Spain blanks Netherlands – Euro Under-21

Spain blanks Netherlands – Euro Under-21

PETAH TIKVA: A rampant Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a semi-final against Norway in the Euro Under- 21 championships. Three Spain strikers scored in a flowing performance as a much-changed Netherlands side, who will now clash with Italy in the second semi-final, were less tight in defence than in their […]

Ibra steers Sweden to victory

Posted by on 12/06/2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Ibra steers Sweden to victory

Ibra steers Sweden to victory

PARIS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals as Sweden beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 to earn three crucial points in their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, but their Scandinavian neighbors Denmark suffered a crushing 4-0 home defeat to Armenia. Paris Saint-Germain striker Ibrahimovic stabbed home the opener from close range 10 […]

Rain adds to Aussie woes

Posted by on 12/06/2013
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Rain adds to Aussie woes

Rain adds to Aussie woes

BIRMINGHAM: Rain provided further frustration for Australia, on a day when they dropped David Warner for a bar-room attack on England’s Joe Root, as their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand ended in a no result. Yesterday’s wash-out at Edgbaston left defending champions Australia facing a tough battle to qualify for the semi-finals. New Zealand, […]

Bolt keen to break 20sec mark

Posted by on 12/06/2013
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

Bolt keen to break 20sec mark

Bolt keen to break 20sec mark

OSLO: Usain Bolt hopes to bounce back from a rare defeat with a convincing victory in the 200 meters at the Bislett Games today. The Jamaican, who lost to American Justin Gatlin in the 100 in Rome last week, is aiming to be the first to break the 20-second mark this season, in his first […]

Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

Posted by on 12/06/2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

MADRID: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi denied stunning allegations yesterday that he and his father engaged in tax fraud worth more than four million euros ($5 million). The 25-year-old Argentina international and four-time World Player of the year expressed shock at the accusation by Spanish financial crimes prosecutors. “We are surprised about this news because we […]

Kuwait Finance House lift KBC League Cup

Posted by on 12/06/2013
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Kuwait Finance House lift KBC League Cup

Kuwait Finance House lift KBC League Cup

KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) continued their winning trend as they comfortably prevailed over National Bank of Kuwait by 66 runs to win the Kuwait Banks Club cricket league sponsored by Kuwait Banks club and organized by Kuwait Cricket at Sulaibiya turf ground. On a bright sunny afternoon, KFH skipper Faraaz won the toss & […]