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Australia’s Harris quits cricket

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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Australia’s Harris quits cricket

Australia’s Harris quits cricket

LONDON: Australia’s injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team’s defence of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia’s ongoing warm-up match against Essex and walked away from the sport less than a week before […]

Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage

Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage

PALLEKELE: Pakistan’s brittle top-order undid the good work by leg-spinner Yasir Shah as Sri Lanka seized control of the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele yesterday. Having been bowled out for 278 in the first innings, Sri Lanka hit back to reduce Pakistan to 209-9 by stumps on the second day that saw 11 […]

Djokovic, Sharapova book Wimbledon last 16

Posted by on 03/07/2015
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Djokovic, Sharapova book Wimbledon last 16

Djokovic, Sharapova book Wimbledon last 16

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 2004 winner Maria Sharapova swept into the Wimbledon fourth round yesterday as controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios bolstered his reputation as the next generation’s brightest star. Top seed Djokovic made the last 16 for the seventh successive year by routing Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on the back […]

Japan set up US rematch – England ‘heartbroken’ after World Cup defeat

Posted by on 02/07/2015
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Japan set up US rematch – England ‘heartbroken’ after World Cup defeat

Japan set up US rematch – England ‘heartbroken’ after World Cup defeat

EDMONTON: Holders Japan swiped a dramatic 2-1 victory over England thanks to an injury-time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett on Wednesday, setting up a Women’s World Cup final rematch against the United States. The Asian champions, who defeated the Americans on penalty kicks in the 2011 championship match, take on the two-time winners on Sunday […]

White still not right at Wimbledon

Posted by on 02/07/2015
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White still not right at Wimbledon

White still not right at Wimbledon

LONDON: Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being “ridiculous” and “excessive”. Even Roger Federer, the seven-time champion and a lifelong admirer of the All England Club’s traditions, has ramped up his criticism of the rule which demands predominantly white outfits. […]

US blank Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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US blank Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

US blank Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

MONTREAL: An inspired performance from Carli Lloyd lifted the United States into their second straight Women’s World Cup final with a 2-0 win over top-ranked Germany on Tuesday. In a battle between the world’s top two teams, the United States largely dominated in front of 51,000 largely US supporters at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. In a […]

Sweden captures first Euro U-21 title

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Sweden captures first Euro U-21 title

Sweden captures first Euro U-21 title

PRAGUE: Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague on Tuesday. The AIK Stockholm stopper sent a vociferous yellow-clad crowd at Prague’s Eden stadium into raptures when he saved attempts by Ricardo Esgaio and William Carvalho for a 4-3 […]

Djokovic, Sharapova breeze through

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Djokovic, Sharapova breeze through

Djokovic, Sharapova breeze through

LONDON: Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova breezed through at a sweltering Wimbledon yesterday where temperatures soared to a record 35.7 degrees while injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw. Defending champion and top seed Djokovic reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jarkko Nieminen which brought down the curtain […]

South Africa eye fresh start in Bangladesh

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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South Africa eye fresh start in Bangladesh

South Africa eye fresh start in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A new-look South Africa vowed to put their World Cup heartache behind them yesterday as they began their tour of Bangladesh, promising not to underestimate their in-form hosts. “It is our first series after the World Cup so our players are coming nice and fresh over the World Cup disappointment,” the Proteas’ coach Russell […]

Finance Ministry indoor soccer tourney

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Finance Ministry indoor soccer tourney

Finance Ministry indoor soccer tourney

KUWAIT: The second indoor soccer tournament for the Union of Workers at the Finance Ministry resumed its activities, following the postponement that took place due to the terrorists acts. Tuesday matches were between the State Property Contracts Team and the Administrative Affairs Team which was one sided, with the Administrative Affairs Team scoring 7-0. The […]

Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka will get a glimpse of a future without their batting greats when the decisive third and final Test against Pakistan begins in Pallekele tomorrow. For the first time in 15 years since Kumar Sangakkara’s debut in July 2000, Sri Lanka will take the field in a Test without either him or Mahela […]

VIVA welcomes Andriy Shevchenko to play in Al Roudan tournament

Posted by on 30/06/2015
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VIVA welcomes Andriy Shevchenko to play in Al Roudan tournament

VIVA welcomes Andriy Shevchenko to play in Al Roudan tournament

KUWAIT: Being the platinum sponsor of the annual Al Roudan Indoor Football Tournament, VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, took part in a private event hosted by the organizers to meet the well-known football player Andriy Shevchenko. On Thursday 25 June, VIVA’s Corporate Communications team and esteemed guests welcomed Shevchenko at the VIP […]