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Roger Federer off to smooth Dubai start

Posted by on 27/02/2017
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Roger Federer off to smooth Dubai start

Roger Federer off to smooth Dubai start

DUBAI:  Roger Federer took the opening step in his bid for a record eighth title at the Dubai Tennis Championships yesterday with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Benoit Paire. Federer, playing his first match since winning a record 18th Grand Slam title a month ago in Melbourne over Rafael Nadal, had been unsure of […]

Ibrahimovic will ‘stop on top’ but is coy on United future

Posted by on 27/02/2017
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Ibrahimovic will ‘stop on top’ but is coy on United future

Ibrahimovic will ‘stop on top’ but is coy on United future

LONDON: Ever the showman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be reveling in maintaining the suspense. Why accept a one-year contract extension from Manchester United now when you can sustain the ambiguity and add to the mystique? “Let’s see what happens,” Ibrahimovic said after his free kick and header helped United win the League Cup on Sunday. […]

IEAS clinch UGC’s inter-school soccer trophy

Posted by on 27/02/2017
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IEAS clinch UGC’s inter-school soccer trophy

IEAS clinch UGC’s inter-school soccer trophy

KUWAIT: The United Goans Center (UGC) has been one of the premier soccer clubs in Kuwait for the past thirty eight years. They are always at the forefront of sports activities, socio-cultural activities and various social events to promote harmony between expatriate community in Kuwait. On the turn of the season, when the cold winds […]

KUWAIT TIMES NBA POWER RANKINGS

Posted by on 27/02/2017
Filed under Basketball, NBA, Sports

Messi haunts Atletico once more to send Barca top

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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Messi haunts Atletico once more to send Barca top

Messi haunts Atletico once more to send Barca top

Messi strikes late again to sink Atletico MADRID:  Lionel Messi struck the winner four minutes from time as Barcelona moved top of La Liga yesterday with a crucial 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid. All the goals came in the final half hour as Rafinha put Barcelona in front before Diego Godin’s header quickly restored parity. […]

Ibrahimovic double downs Saints in Wembley thriller

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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Ibrahimovic double downs Saints in Wembley thriller

Ibrahimovic double downs Saints in Wembley thriller

LONDON:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the first major silverware of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United reign and broke Southampton’s hearts as the Swedish star’s late goal clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory in yesterday’s League Cup final. Ibrahimovic was one of Mourinho’s marquee signings in the close-season and he repaid his manager’s faith with a typically dominant display […]

De Villiers passes milestone in SA win

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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De Villiers passes milestone in SA win

De Villiers passes milestone in SA win

WELLINGTON:  South Africa captain AB de Villiers became the fastest man to score 9,000 one-day international runs as he led his side to a 159-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Saturday. De Villiers scored 85, having needed just five runs to surpass former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who took 228 […]

Burgan Bank sponsors world champion wheelchair fencing title holder Tariq Al-Qallaf

Posted by on 26/02/2017
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

Burgan Bank sponsors world champion wheelchair fencing title holder Tariq Al-Qallaf

Burgan Bank sponsors world champion wheelchair fencing title holder Tariq Al-Qallaf

KUWAIT: Burgan Bank announced today its renewed sponsorship for Kuwait’s world champion wheelchair fencer, Tariq Al Qallaf, recipient of a number of gold medals and the ‘sword of honor’ award as the world’s best player. A continuous success story reaching for new levels of excellence, Tariq Al Qallaf will receive the bank’s support during three […]

Second shooting tournament concludes with participation of record shooters

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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Second shooting tournament concludes with participation of record shooters

Second shooting tournament concludes with participation of record shooters

KUWAIT: The Second Shooting Tournament concluded at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex, in the presence of President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations, member of the International Sporting Shooting Association, Engineer Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi, and Kuwait Shooting Sports Club Board member Eng Hussam Al-Roumi, as the tournament witnessed the participation of a large number […]

KIB’s show jumping team continues to achieve local, international success

Posted by on 26/02/2017
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

KIB’s show jumping team continues to achieve local, international success

KIB’s show jumping team continues to achieve local, international success

KUWAIT: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) announced that the show jumping team it sponsors, and which competes under the Bank’s name, recently garnered a slew of accolades at several local and international competitions. The KIB team features jockeys Ghazi Al-Juraei, Ahmad Al-Mudaheka, Abdullah Hamadah and Ahmad Al-Ansari. The first of the team’s jockeys, Ghazi Al- Juraei, […]

Vardy gives Leicester hope in Sevilla defeat

Posted by on 22/02/2017
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Vardy gives Leicester hope in Sevilla defeat

Vardy gives Leicester hope in Sevilla defeat

SEVILLE:  Jamie Vardy’s first Champions League goal gave Leicester City a lifeline in their last 16 tie despite going down 2-1 to Sevilla in yesterday’s first leg. Goals from Pablo Sarabia and Joaquin Correa had given Sevilla a deserved 2-0 lead, whilst Correa also saw a penalty saved by the inspired Kasper Schmeichel. However, despite […]

N Zealand beat South Africa in second ODI, levels series

Posted by on 22/02/2017
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N Zealand beat South Africa in second ODI, levels series

N Zealand beat South Africa in second ODI, levels series

CHRISTCHURCH:  Ross Taylor set a national record for most centuries in one-day international cricket with an unbeaten 102 that guided New Zealand to a tense, series-leveling six-run win over South Africa yesterday. Taylor reached his 17th one-day international century from the last ball of the New Zealand innings to overtake Nathan Astle (16) as New […]

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