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Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

MONTREAL: World number one Novak Djokovic, second seed Andy Murray and three-time champion Rafa Nadal were all cheered into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup on Thursday while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios exited to boos and a hefty fine. Djokovic, also a three time winner on the Canadian hardcourts, needed only 54 minutes to complete […]

Pedro Barca’s hero in Super Cup classic

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

PARIS: Barcelona’s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez was yesterday named on a three-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award for 2014/15. The 28-year-old joins perennial top player nominees Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Suarez’s Barca teammate Messi won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2011 while Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is the […]

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

GALLE: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six wickets as India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183 but then stumbled briefly in reply in a rousing start to the first Test yesterday. Twelve wickets fell on the opening day and India were themselves reduced to 28-2 before they recovered to post 128 without further loss by stumps […]

Phelps sizzles in 200m medley

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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Phelps sizzles in 200m medley

Phelps sizzles in 200m medley

SAN ANTONIO: Michael Phelps made it three national titles in three world leading times in three days on Sunday with a sizzling 200m individual medley triumph at the US swimming championships. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist electrified the crowd by hitting the 150-meter mark under world record pace en route to a dominant victory in […]

Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning late goal as Liverpool avenged their humiliating defeat on last season’s final day against Stoke City with a 1-0 victory yesterday. The Reds were thrashed 6-1 — their heaviest defeat in 52 years-at the Britannia Stadium 77 days ago, but made partial amends for that loss with a hard-fought […]

Walker gifts United opening win

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Walker gifts United opening win

Walker gifts United opening win

MANCHESTER: Manchester United secured an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their opening Premier League game of the season yesterday thanks to an own goal from Kyle Walker. On manager Louis van Gaal’s 64th birthday the hosts rarely threatened the Tottenham goal as the Old Trafford crowd got their first glimpse of some of […]

Campbell sisters keep it in the family

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Campbell sisters keep it in the family

Campbell sisters keep it in the family

KAZAN: The sisters of speed are keeping the 100-meter freestyle title all in the family. Bronte Campbell led all the way against a strong field at the world championships yesterday, winning in 52.52 seconds to take the title away from older sister and defending champion Cate Campbell. “I still can’t believe that,” Bronte said. The […]

Messi at the centre of a headbutt controversy – Tempers flare in Barcelona win

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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Messi at the centre of a headbutt controversy – Tempers flare in Barcelona win

Messi at the centre of a headbutt controversy – Tempers flare in Barcelona win

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi was at the centre of a headbutting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou. The Argentinian superstar, renowned for rarely losing his cool despite regularly being the target of brutal tackling, reacted angrily during a confrontation […]

MPs regret Gulf Cup’s suspension

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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MPs regret Gulf Cup’s suspension

MPs regret Gulf Cup’s suspension

KUWAIT: MP Askar Al-Enezi expressed regret at the decision to postpone the 23rd Gulf Cup soccer tournament set to be held in Kuwait for a year. He said the move is a “shameful decision that caused the dismay of the sports community, especially that it does not agree with Kuwait’s sports ability.” He noted that […]

Ledecky on verge of history

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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Ledecky on verge of history

Ledecky on verge of history

KAZAN: Katie Ledecky claimed her third world championships gold yesterday to leave her poised to make history while Adam Peaty’s breaststroke double capped an outstanding night for Britain in Kazan. Ledecky underlined her status as the stand-out performer in the Kazan pool by claiming victory in the 200m freestyle final just 24 hours after breaking […]

Top ten qualifying players from VIVA Real Madrid Academy travel to Spain

Posted by on 04/08/2015
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Top ten qualifying players from VIVA Real Madrid Academy travel to Spain

Top ten qualifying players from VIVA Real Madrid Academy travel to Spain

KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced that the top 10 qualifying players will be travelling to Madrid, Spain, to join a training camp until August 7. The top 10 players were chosen from over 400 participants who joined in the VIVA Real Madrid Academy try outs, held in March 2015, and […]