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Kane receives Golden Boot award

Posted by on 09/09/2018
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Kane receives Golden Boot award

Kane receives Golden Boot award

Optimism for ‘new Spain’ as Luis Enrique opens with win at Wembley MADRID: “This is the new Spain”, hailed the country’s top sports daily Marca, after Luis Enrique’s new dawn began with an affirming 2-1 win over England at Wembley on Saturday. Spain dropped to ninth in the FIFA rankings, three places below England, after […]

Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Posted by on 08/09/2018
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Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Buttler puts England in command of India finale

India are 174-6 at the close with a deficit of 158 runs LONDON: India were 174 for six in reply to England’s first-innings 332, a deficit of 158 runs, at stumps on the second day of the fifth Test at the Oval yesterday. Test debutant Hanuma Vihari was 25 not out, with Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten […]

Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Athletes narrate their ordeal under IS rule MOSUL: Two years ago, the Islamic State group offered two successful Iraqi weightlifters a choice – either they compete in the Rio Paralympics, or stay in Mosul, then controlled by the jihadists. An easy way to escape the group’s two-year occupation of Iraq’s second city, one might think. […]

Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

France star insists he deserves to be on the podium PARIS: France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid. Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the […]

Weary Nadal ready for Del Potro’s merciless barrage

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Weary Nadal ready for Del Potro’s merciless barrage

Weary Nadal ready for Del Potro’s merciless barrage

Djokovic eyes Nishikori revenge NEW YORK: World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal will put his weary body on the line against a merciless Juan Martin del Potro today with a place in the US Open final at stake. Nadal, the three-time champion, faces 2009 winner Del Potro and is two wins from clinching […]

France, Germany to launch inaugural UEFA Nations League

Posted by on 04/09/2018
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France, Germany to launch inaugural UEFA Nations League

France, Germany to launch inaugural UEFA Nations League

France boss Deschamps retains World Cup squad PARIS: World Cup champions France travel to Joachim Loew’s under-pressure Germany tomorrow in an eye-catching start to the inaugural UEFA Nations League, a competition introduced to replace most international friendlies. France boss Didier Deschamps has retained the entirety of the squad that triumphed in Russia, with the exception […]

Kuwait shooters win gold at 52nd world championship

Posted by on 04/09/2018
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Kuwait shooters win gold at 52nd world championship

Kuwait shooters win gold at 52nd world championship

KUWAIT: Kuwait shooting continued its achievements in international arenas, as Kuwait’s National Trap team of shooters Abdelrahman Al-Faihan, Khalid Al-Mudhaf and Talal Al-Rashidi won the gold medal of the 52nd world championship being held in Changwon, South Korea with the participation of the best shooters in the world, being the first event that qualify shooters […]

Federer, Sharapova crash at US Open

Posted by on 04/09/2018
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Federer, Sharapova crash at US Open

Federer, Sharapova crash at US Open

Millman plays sixth-seed Djokovic next NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova crashed out of the US Open on Monday in back-to-back seismic shocks under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights. Federer, the five-time champion and looking to end his 10-year wait to add to his total in New York, was beaten by Australia’s world number […]

Kuwaiti minister welcomes committee seeking post-ban sports resurgence

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Kuwaiti minister welcomes committee seeking post-ban sports resurgence

Kuwaiti minister welcomes committee seeking post-ban sports resurgence

Amir congratulates Kuwaiti shooters for international medals   KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri has welcomed the International Olympic Committee’s announcement of a six-party committee tasked with designing a roadmap after a sports ban on Kuwait was provisionally lifted. The committee, which holds its first meeting next week, aims to make sure that Kuwait’s Olympic […]

Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

LONDON: Graham Gooch hailed Alastair Cook as the “rock of England’s batting” after his protege announced yesterday he would retire from international cricket following this week’s fifth Test against India at The Oval. Gooch has been a key figure in guiding his fellow Essex and England opening batsman since the earliest days of the 33-year-old […]

Magical Messi, Suarez score doubles in 8-2 rout of Huesca

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Magical Messi, Suarez score doubles in 8-2 rout of Huesca

Magical Messi, Suarez score doubles in 8-2 rout of Huesca

Barcelona’s third win of the campaign MADRID: A magical Lionel Messi and on-form Luis Suarez scored doubles apiece as champions Barcelona thrashed newly-promoted Huesca 8-2 to join Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Sunday. Barcelona’s third win of the campaign in as many games saw Ernesto Valverde’s men go top thanks to […]

Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarter-finals NEW YORK: Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday reached the US Open quarter-finals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018. World number one Nadal saw off a battling Nikoloz Basilashvili, the first Georgian in a fourth […]