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Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

COLOMBO: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin caused a dramatic Sri Lanka collapse as India completed a crushing 278-run victory in the second Test in Colombo yesterday to level the three-match series. Ashwin grabbed five for 42 as Sri Lanka, set an improbable victory target of 413 runs, were shot out for 134 in their second innings soon […]

Bolt back in action as Gatlin seeks road to redemption

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Bolt back in action as Gatlin seeks road to redemption

Bolt back in action as Gatlin seeks road to redemption

BEIJING: Newly-crowned 100m champion Usain Bolt makes a swift return to the track on the fourth day of the world championships in Beijing today when he goes off in round one of his favoured 200m. Bolt pipped American rival Justin Gatlin by one-hundredth of a second to claim victory in an epic 100m battle at […]

Kolarov, Nasri send City top

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Kolarov, Nasri send City top

Kolarov, Nasri send City top

LIVERPOOL: Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri earned Manchester City a rare 2-0 success at Everton yesterday that equalled a club record and sent them top of the Premier League. City had previously won on only one of their last six trips to Goodison Park-a crucial victory on their way to their 2014 title success. Regaining […]

Bolt retains 100m world title

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Bolt retains 100m world title

Bolt retains 100m world title

BEIJING: Usain Bolt once again produced his best when it mattered most to retain his 100 metres world title and reassert his status as the number one sprinter on the planet at a rocking Bird’s Nest Stadium yesterday. The Jamaican had struggled for form and fitness all season, stumbled his way through the semi-finals and […]

Barca gain revenge on Bilbao

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Barca gain revenge on Bilbao

Barca gain revenge on Bilbao

MADRID: Barcelona exacted revenge for their Spanish Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao to get off to a winning start in La Liga thanks to Luis Suarez’s solitary second-half strike. Lionel Messi’s troubles from the penalty spot continued as he saw a first-half spot-kick saved by Gorka Iraizoz. However, his strike partner ensured that miss […]

India eye victory after Sangakkara falls for 18

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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India eye victory after Sangakkara falls for 18

India eye victory after Sangakkara falls for 18

COLOMBO: Kumar Sangakkara, the fifth-highest run-scorer in Test history, was dismissed for 18 in his last international innings yesterday to leave Sri Lanka in trouble in the second Test against India. The hosts, set a tough victory target of 413, slumped to 33-2 after Sangakkara’s dismissal before closing the fourth day’s play at 72-2 at […]

Aussies win final Ashes Test

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Aussies win final Ashes Test

Aussies win final Ashes Test

LONDON: Australia sent captain Michael Clarke into international retirement with an innings and 46-run victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval yesterday. Even so England, who had already regained the Ashes, won the series 3-2 with Clarke the first Australian in more than a century to be on the losing side […]

Hamilton cruises to dream win in Belgium

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Hamilton cruises to dream win in Belgium

Hamilton cruises to dream win in Belgium

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position yesterday to stretch his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining. Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind the Briton, in a dry race despite teams anxiously studying weather maps for approaching rain in the […]

Qatar agrees to host joint  Asian, World Cup qualifiers

Qatar agrees to host joint Asian, World Cup qualifiers

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Qatar agrees to host joint Asian, World Cup qualifiers

KUWAIT: Kuwait Football Association said yesterday that Qatar Football Association agreed to have Kuwait national team hold its joint Asian Cup and World Cup qualifications in Qatar. KFA said in a press statement yesterday that QFA agreement was after the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) approval of Kuwait request to transfer the qualifiers. Kuwait’s hosting of […]

Serena survives Ivanovic scare

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Serena survives Ivanovic scare

Serena survives Ivanovic scare

CINCINNATI: Defending champion Serena Williams reached the semi-finals of the Western & Southern tournament in Cincinnati but not before having her mettle tested in a 3-6 6-4 6-2 win over sixth-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic on Friday. Williams, who will be chasing a calendar sweep of the four grand slams at the Aug. 31- Sept. 13 […]

India take charge after Mathews’s century

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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India take charge after Mathews’s century

India take charge after Mathews’s century

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews hit a century before India fought back to assume control of the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday. The tourists, seeking a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Galle, ended Sri Lanka’s first innings at 306 after tea on the third day in […]

Hamilton takes pole trophy

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Hamilton takes pole trophy

Hamilton takes pole trophy

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Double world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched the Formula One pole trophy at the Belgian Grand Prix yesterday with a flawless lap to take top slot on the starting grid for the 10th time in 11 races. The Mercedes driver will have his closest rival and team mate Nico Rosberg, last year’s inaugural pole trophy […]