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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 international to complete a 2-0 series sweep yesterday. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis’ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad top-scored for […]

England win battle, but Munro ensures N Zealand win the war

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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England win battle, but Munro ensures N Zealand win the war

England win battle, but Munro ensures N Zealand win the war

Face unbeaten Australia in Wednesday’s final HAMILTON: An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton yesterday. Munro plundered the England attack at the top of the New Zealand innings, equalling the sixth-fastest half-century of all time in […]

Kumar rips through S Africa to lead India to T20 victory

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Kumar rips through S Africa to lead India to T20 victory

Kumar rips through S Africa to lead India to T20 victory

JOHANNESBURG: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took career-best figures of 5-24 to help India ease to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the opening Twenty20 International of their three-game series at the Wanderers yesterday. Having been sent in to bat, India plundered 203 for five from their 20 overs on a flat batting wicket as opener […]

Benavidez crushes Gavril to retain WBC crown

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Benavidez crushes Gavril to retain WBC crown

Benavidez crushes Gavril to retain WBC crown

LOS ANGELES: David Benavidez outclassed Ronald Gavril to easily retain his WBC super-middleweight crown with a unanimous points victory on Saturday. The 21-year-old champion from Phoenix dominated Romania’s Gavril to claim a deserved win at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Benavidez had beaten Gavril, 31, last September by a split decision to […]

It’s not finished yet says ‘world best’ Kohli

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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It’s not finished yet says ‘world best’ Kohli

It’s not finished yet says ‘world best’ Kohli

JOHANNESBURG: Indian captain Virat Kohli, labelled the best batsman in the world by head coach Ravi Shastri, wants his team to rise to one more challenge before they finish their gruelling South African tour. “The tour is not over,” said Kohli ahead of a three-match Twenty20 series starting at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on […]

Return to number one at 36 was even beyond my dreams: Federer

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Return to number one at 36 was even beyond my dreams: Federer

Return to number one at 36 was even beyond my dreams: Federer

One of the most stunning late-career runs witnessed in any sport LONDON: If someone had told Roger Federer 13 months ago that reclaiming the world number one ranking would require three more grand slam titles and three Masters 1000s, even he might have declared it mission impossible. Fast forward a year and a bit, however, […]

KFH renews partnership with Kuwaiti Olympic champion, Al-Mudhaf

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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KFH renews partnership with Kuwaiti Olympic champion, Al-Mudhaf

KFH renews partnership with Kuwaiti Olympic champion, Al-Mudhaf

KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) renewed its sponsorship to the Kuwait’s national team trap shooter, Khaled Al-Mudhaf during the 2018-2019 season. This comes as part of the bank’s social responsibility and efforts to support the youth, particularly those talented people who raise Kuwait’s flag in the international forums and championships. The Olympic champion Khaled Al-Mudhaf […]

FIFA’s Infantino says Italy’s WCup failure is a wake-up call

Posted by on 16/02/2018
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FIFA’s Infantino says Italy’s WCup failure is a wake-up call

FIFA’s Infantino says Italy’s WCup failure is a wake-up call

MILAN: FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed yesterday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon. “I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview […]

Ronaldo double as Real defeat PSG

Posted by on 15/02/2018
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Ronaldo double as Real defeat PSG

Ronaldo double as Real defeat PSG

Mane hits hat-trick as Liverpool crush Porto MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie yesterday. Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal for title-holders Real from the penalty spot late in the first half to […]

Halep wins on return in Qatar

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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Halep wins on return in Qatar

Halep wins on return in Qatar

DOHA: World number two Simona Halep won on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open yesterday. Halep eased through 6-3, 6-0 against the Russian, in a second round match she received a first round bye-but admitted afterwards she was still anxious […]

ooredoo organizes fourth annual football tournament

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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ooredoo organizes fourth annual football tournament

ooredoo organizes fourth annual football tournament

KUWAIT: ooredoo Kuwait, announced the kick-off of the fourth edition of its annual football tournament “The ooredoo Cup”, which officially started last week at Hasan Abul Youth Center in Dasma. This is the fourth year in a row where ooreodo holds this event which aims to further engage with employees from different departments and divisions. […]

Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand

Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand

LONDON: Ben Stokes will join the England squad in New Zealand after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray in court yesterday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said. “Having entered his plea at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today, Ben Stokes will now travel to New Zealand to join the England squad,” said an […]