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FIFA boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar WCup

Posted by on 31/10/2018
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FIFA boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar WCup

FIFA boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar WCup

Kuala Lumpur: FIFA president Gianni Infantino said expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams was “feasible” yesterday, as hosts Qatar pledged to come to a decision in the early part of next year. Infantino said “Why not?” bring forward the expansion from 32 teams to 48, which is currently due at the 2026 tournament […]

11th Asian Airgun and 8th Shotgun Shooting Championships

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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11th Asian Airgun and 8th Shotgun Shooting Championships

11th Asian Airgun and 8th Shotgun Shooting Championships

KUWAIT: President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi said the 11th Asian Airgun and the 8th Shotgun Shooting Championships will be held under the patronage of President of Civil Aviation, Honorary President of Civil Aviation, Honorary President of Kuwait and Asian Shooting Federations Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, adding that […]

Luminaries call for Cricket Australia chairman to resign

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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Luminaries call for Cricket Australia chairman to resign

Luminaries call for Cricket Australia chairman to resign

‘It’s not a hiccup, it’s much more than that’ SYDNEY: Pressure was building on Cricket Australia chairman David Peever to resign yesterday in the wake of the release of a scathing independent review into the culture of the game. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and former ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed were among those calling […]

Lopetegui sacked as Real coach, Solari takes charge

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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Lopetegui sacked as Real coach, Solari takes charge

Lopetegui sacked as Real coach, Solari takes charge

Lopetegui has now lost two jobs in under five months MADRID: Real Madrid sacked coach Julen Lopetegui three months into his first season in charge after the Spanish giants were beaten by arch rivals Barcelona over the weekend, the European champions said on Monday. Real have failed to win in La Liga since beating Espanyol […]

Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

ZHUHAI: Top seed Daria Kasatkina survived a scare yesterday to claim victory over crowd favourite Wang Qiang in a thrilling contest at the WTA Elite Trophy in China, taking the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-5. The 21-year-old Russian looked totally dominant in the early stages in Zhuhai, wrapping up the first set against the Chinese eleventh […]

Ooredoo successfully concludes Flying Start Triathlon

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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Ooredoo successfully concludes Flying Start Triathlon

Ooredoo successfully concludes Flying Start Triathlon

KUWAIT: Ooredoo Kuwait concluded the Flying Start Triathlon sport activities last Saturday with great success, and is a reflection of Ooredoo’s strategy enabling youth and supporting them in reaching their potential The triathlon is considered to be the biggest races in the Middle East, and the goal today is to create a new sports culture […]

Rohit Sharma ton helps India demolish Windies by 224 runs

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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Rohit Sharma ton helps India demolish Windies by 224 runs

Rohit Sharma ton helps India demolish Windies by 224 runs

India’s third-biggest victory margin after their 257-run triumph over Bermuda MUMBAI: Opening batsman Rohit Sharma slammed a dominant 162 to set up India’s crushing 224-run victory over West Indies in the fourth one-day international yesterday. Sharma’s 211-run third wicket stand with Ambati Rayudu, who made 100, powered India to 377-5 after electing to bat first […]

Jamie Vardy leads Leicester tributes to ‘legend’ Vichai

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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Jamie Vardy leads Leicester tributes to ‘legend’ Vichai

Jamie Vardy leads Leicester tributes to ‘legend’ Vichai

LONDON: Jamie Vardy, a hero of Leicester’s remarkable Premier League title triumph two years ago, led tributes to the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed shortly after take-off just outside the team’s stadium. Thai billionaire Vichai, 60, was one of five people killed in Saturday’s crash, and is credited with leading […]

Mertens grabs Napoli draw with Roma to cut Juventus’ lead

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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Mertens grabs Napoli draw with Roma to cut Juventus’ lead

Mertens grabs Napoli draw with Roma to cut Juventus’ lead

AC Milan back on track in Serie A with 3-2 win over Sampdoria ROME: Dries Mertens grabbed a late equaliser to snatch Napoli a 1-1 draw with Roma on Sunday which saw Carlo Ancelotti’s men cut Juventus’ lead at the top of Serie A to six points. After seeing Paris Saint-Germain steal a last-gasp 2-2 […]

In first, Israeli anthem plays in Abu Dhabi after judo gold

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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In first, Israeli anthem plays in Abu Dhabi after judo gold

In first, Israeli anthem plays in Abu Dhabi after judo gold

Israeli minister makes history in United Arab Emirate JERUSALEM: Israel’s national anthem was played at a judo tournament in Abu Dhabi yesterday after one of its athletes won gold in what was thought to be a first in the Gulf emirate. The playing of the national anthem and Israeli Sports Minister Miri Regev’s attendance at […]

Milivojevic strikes late as Palace halt Arsenal’s 11-match winning run

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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Milivojevic strikes late as Palace halt Arsenal’s 11-match winning run

Milivojevic strikes late as Palace halt Arsenal’s 11-match winning run

Emery’s side fall short of the club’s record of 14 victories in a row LONDON: Arsenal’s 11-match winning run came to a dramatic end as Luka Milivojevic’s late penalty rescued Crystal Palace in a contentious 2-2 draw yesterday. Unai Emery’s side failed to win a 12th successive match in all competitions as they fell short […]

Federer claims 99th ATP title with Basel triumph

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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Federer claims 99th ATP title with Basel triumph

Federer claims 99th ATP title with Basel triumph

BASEL: Roger Federer battled to claim his 99th career ATP Tour title yesterday, rallying to defeat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final at Basel. The top seed claimed his ninth trophy at his home event as he overcame an inspired opponent who took the lead early in each set […]