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Tuesday , December 11 2018

Sports

India end 10-yr Australia drought in thriller

Pant makes history by matching record 11 catches in Test India’s bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (right), bowls past Australia’s batsman Shaun Marsh (left), during day five of the first Test cricket match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on Dec 10. (AFP) ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec 10, (AFP): India won …

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Copa saga ends as River reign in Madrid

Boca Fall Madrid, Dec 10, (AFP): River Plate won the Copa Libertadores by beating their fiercest rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, bringing an end to a final tainted by violence and moved more than six thousand miles away from Argentina.Boca took the lead through Dario Benedetto …

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Fiji take Cape Town Rugby Sevens title

US fall in final again CAPE TOWN, Dec 10, (AFP): Fiji ran out convincing winners of the Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens series after beating the United States 29-15 in the final. Fiji turned the tables in emphatic fashion after they were beaten by the Americans in …

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Kuwait Karate team capture gold medal in Shanghai championship

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9, (KUNA): Kuwait National Karate team won on Sunday a gold medal in the Kata division of Shanghai international championship in China organized by the World Karate Federation (WKF).Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri congratulated the Kuwaiti team, in a statement to KUNA, on this …

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NBK’s 24th annual Walkathon kicks off with blast

Al Jawhara monthly and weekly draw winners of KD 125,000 and KD 5,000 announced KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: The 24th annual National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Walkathon kicked off Saturday, Dec 8 morning from the Green Island with a new record of the 11 kilometers’ race. Thousands of cheering supporters, …

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Bangladesh draw first blood against Windies

Mortaza marks 200th ODI in style DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 9, (AP): Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza marked his 200th ODI to claim 3-30 and help his side secure a five-wicket victory against West Indies in the three-match series opener on Sunday.His fellow pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman ended with 3-35 as Bangladesh …

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Chelsea end City unbeaten run

Salah hat trick sends Liverpool top of Premier League LONDON, Dec 8, (Agencies): Chelsea inflicted the first Premier League defeat of the season on champions Manchester City as goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz earned the home side an unlikely 2-0 victory on Saturday. Chelsea had been run ragged …

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US get favourable draw in Women’s WC group stage

England, Scotland drawn alongside Japan in same group PARIS, Dec 8, (Agencies): The United States will be favourites to lift a record fourth Women’s World Cup following the draw for next year’s tournament on Saturday, while hosts France play the opening match against South Korea in Paris on June 7.Jill …

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Torreira ‘breaks’ Huddersfield hearts with late Arsenal winner

Three wins in a row for West Ham with success over Palace LONDON, Dec 8, (RTRS): Lucas Torreira scored with a bicycle kick in the 82nd minute to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in a scrappy Premier League game on Saturday.The Uruguayan leapt to volley the ball …

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From dream to nightmare: Afghan ‘Little Messi’ forced to flee

‘Danger of Taleban coming back is high, going back is not an option’ This picture taken on Dec 3 shows Murtaza Ahmadi, a supporter of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, kicking stones outside his home in Kabul. (AFP) KABUL, Dec 6, (AFP): Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for …

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