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Guptill smashes NZ to big win over S Lanka

Posted by on 28/12/2015
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Guptill smashes NZ to big win over S Lanka

Guptill smashes NZ to big win over S Lanka

HRISTCHURCH: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will have a nagging back injury re-assessed today after he left the field during his side’s comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their second one-day international yesterday. McCullum left the field midway through Sri Lanka’s innings at Hagley Oval in Christchurch and with regular vice-captain Kane Williamson nursing […]

Man Utd and Van Gaal in suspense as Chelsea loom

Posted by on 27/12/2015
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Man Utd and Van Gaal in suspense as Chelsea loom

Man Utd and Van Gaal in suspense as Chelsea loom

LONDON: Manchester United’s under-performing players approach today’s home game with Chelsea not knowing whether besieged manager Louis van Gaal will still be in the dug-out when they take to the field. United’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday was their fourth loss in succession-the club’s worst run within a season since 1961 — and […]

Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Garcia report

Posted by on 27/12/2015
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Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Garcia report

Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Garcia report

DUBAI: FIFA presidential hopeful Prince Ali bin Al Hussein yesterday called for the immediate publication of Michael Garcia’s report on alleged bribery and corruption during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The Jordanian prince made the remarks at a conference in Dubai alongside UEFA general-secretary Gianni Infantino, another candidate in the race to […]

Pakistan’s Yasir Shah suspended for doping: ICC

Posted by on 27/12/2015
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Pakistan’s Yasir Shah suspended for doping: ICC

Pakistan’s Yasir Shah suspended for doping: ICC

DUBAI: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah was yesterday provisionally suspended for failing a dope test by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation on a sample he provided in an in-competition test,” an ICC statement announced. “The test, conducted on 13 November 2015, was found to contain the presence […]

Man Utd loses 4th in row at Stoke

Posted by on 26/12/2015
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Man Utd loses 4th in row at Stoke

Man Utd loses 4th in row at Stoke

LONDON: Louis van Gaal hinted that he could vacate the Old Trafford hot seat after watching Stoke City swat aside his timid Manchester United team 2-0 in the Premier League yesterday. Goals from Stoke forwards Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic punished United for a dreadful start at a blustery Britannia Stadium and although the visitors […]

Sports authority welcomes IOC chief’s statement on Kuwait

Posted by on 23/12/2015
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Sports authority welcomes IOC chief’s statement on Kuwait

Sports authority welcomes IOC chief’s statement on Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Sports (PAS) yesterday welcomed President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach’s statement which rebuffed attempts to link the recent Kuwaiti court ruling against President of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti sports and laws. Bach’s remarks, during celebrations of the […]

Russian sports minister denies doping cover-ups

Posted by on 23/12/2015
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Russian sports minister denies doping cover-ups

Russian sports minister denies doping cover-ups

MOSCOW: Russia’s sports minister says accusations that the government is covering up doping of athletes are unfounded. Russia’s track and field federation was suspended in November after a World Anti-Doping Agency panel accused the country of operating a widespread, state-sponsored doping program and covering up positive tests. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says “to blame such […]

Hiddink tells players ‘look in the mirror’

Posted by on 23/12/2015
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Hiddink tells players ‘look in the mirror’

Hiddink tells players ‘look in the mirror’

LONDON: New Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has asked his underperforming players to “look in the mirror” and claims their future at the club is at risk if they don’t up their game. The Dutchman has replaced Jose Mourinho but confirmed at a press conference yesterday it is only likely to be a short-term role. […]

Wenger lauds sick Ozil’s amazing recovery

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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Wenger lauds sick Ozil’s amazing recovery

Wenger lauds sick Ozil’s amazing recovery

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger heralded Mesut Ozil after the German playmaker rose from his sickbed to inspire his team to victory over Premier League title rivals Manchester City. Ozil teed up first-half goals for Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud at the Emirates Stadium on Monday as Arsenal secured a 2-1 win that left them […]

Platini calls FIFA ban a ‘kick in the teeth’

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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Platini calls FIFA ban a ‘kick in the teeth’

Platini calls FIFA ban a ‘kick in the teeth’

PARIS: Michel Platini called FIFA’s eight-year ban a “kick in the teeth” but vowed in an interview with AFP yesterday to fight on for the presidency of world football’s governing body. The FIFA vice president and UEFA leader condemned the ethics committee that banned him on Monday but said he would “fight to clear my […]

NZ’s McCullum announces international retirement

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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NZ’s McCullum announces international retirement

NZ’s McCullum announces international retirement

WELLINGTON: Blockbusting New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum announced yesterday he will bow out of international cricket after the Test series against Australia in February, saying “all good things must come to an end”. The New Zealand captain’s 101st and last Test will be the second Test against Australia which starts in his home town, Christchurch, […]

Japan picks new design for Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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