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Rapes, beatings: the torments of S Korea athletes

Posted by on 19/07/2018
Filed under Asia, Other Sports, Sports, World

Rapes, beatings: the torments of S Korea athletes

Rapes, beatings: the torments of S Korea athletes

SEOUL: When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again. The would-be South Korean champion was too young to even know what sex was. But she knew she dreaded the repeated […]

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Posted by on 19/07/2018
Filed under Football, Middle East, Sports, Top Stories, World

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Qatar expects up to 1.5 million fans DOHA: Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. “We don’t want to be painting while people arrive in the country,” he said, before going on […]

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe, take 3-0 lead in ODI series

Posted by on 18/07/2018
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe, take 3-0 lead in ODI series

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe, take 3-0 lead in ODI series

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-day match BULAWAYO: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed “a great performance” after his team sealed a series win by strolling to a nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the third one-day international yesterday. Seamer Faheem Ashraf was the pick of a bristling Pakistani attack, taking a career best five […]

Root century seals England series win

Posted by on 18/07/2018
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Root century seals England series win

Root century seals England series win

LEEDS: Joe Root became England’s leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root’s second unbeaten century in successive innings after his 113 not out helped England level […]

Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Posted by on 17/07/2018
Filed under Football, Sports

Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Soccer star begins the latest chapter in his colorful career BREST, Belarus: Hotfoot from creating a stir at the World Cup Diego Maradona arrived in Belarus yesterday to begin the latest chapter in his colorful career. Argentina’s 1986 World Cup winner insisted that his new role as president of first division Dinamo Brest was “very […]

Arsenal club sponsorship deal ‘hit by China fraud’

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Arsenal club sponsorship deal ‘hit by China fraud’

Arsenal club sponsorship deal ‘hit by China fraud’

SHANGHAI: English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an investigation after it was caught up in an alleged fraud involving its sponsorship deal with Chinese carmaker BYD. Arsenal said the deal, which was launched with great fanfare in May, was among those affected after BYD revealed what it described as a plot to defraud advertising […]

Mayweather, Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

Posted by on 17/07/2018
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

Mayweather, Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

Mayweather, Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

LOS ANGELES: American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career. Reality star Kylie Jenner, 20, came in third on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, largely thanks to her booming […]

Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

KUALA LUMPUR: Manny Pacquiao has called on Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement for a rematch, saying “let’s do a second one” after powering to his first KO win in nine years. The fighting Philippines senator known as “Pac-Man” took on the dangerous Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday […]

After Wimbledon, reborn Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground

Posted by on 16/07/2018
Filed under Sports, Tennis

After Wimbledon, reborn Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground

After Wimbledon, reborn Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground

LONDON: With his Grand Slam reputation and place back in the world top 10 restored, Novak Djokovic will now target a third career Wimbledon/US Open double after clinching his fourth title at the All England Club. Djokovic defied the odds and even stunned himself by cruising to a 13th major title on Sunday to go […]

Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Posted by on 16/07/2018
Filed under Football, Russia 2018, Sports

Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Croatia fly flag for the little guys ZAGREB: Croatian media yesterday hailed their team as heroes after the small country’s historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2. “Thank you, heroes! – You gave us everything!” read the Sportske Novosti frontpage. “’Vatreni’ (the “Fiery Ones” in Croatian), you are the […]

Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

ROME: Juventus fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome on Monday as the club prepared to unveil the superstar summer signing they hope will bring the Champions League trophy back to Turin. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Allianz Stadium in Turin from early morning singing “Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League)” as the European […]

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

Posted by on 15/07/2018
Filed under Football, Russia 2018, Sports, Top Stories

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

France beat Croatia in thrilling final to win second World Cup MOSCOW: Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow yesterday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history. In a match that […]

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