Monday , November 20 2017

Sports

US polish off lopsided Presidents Cup win – Trump presents trophy

JERSEY CITY, US, Oct 2, (AFP): The United States polished off a 19-11 Presidents Cup win on Sunday over a battling International team whose fate was sealed over three punishing prior days. Victory was in the bag when Daniel Berger went 3-up with three to play against South Korean Kim …

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Germany ‘fined’ for Nazi chants

GENEVA, Oct 2, (AP): FIFA fined the German soccer federation 32,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) on Monday because fans chanted Nazi slogans at a World Cup qualifying game in the Czech Republic. The range of “improper conduct” charges against Germany included fans encroaching on the field and setting off fireworks at …

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India thrash Australia to win ODI series 4-1 – Hosts beat tourists by 7 wickets

NAGPUR, India, Oct 1, (AFP): Opener Rohit Sharma hit a dominant century as India thrashed Australia by seven wickets in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday, clinching the series 4-1. Chasing 243 for victory, the hosts rode on Sharma’s 109-ball 125 to achieve their target in 42.5 overs …

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Porsche sets a world record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife – Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the fastest sports car at 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: Porsche has set a new record for road legal sports cars on the famous 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in the 911 GT2 RS on Sept 20. The record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds was achieved in the presence of a notary and surpassed even Porsche’s …

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No fans, no problem for Barca

BARCELONA, Oct 1, (AFP): Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 in a match played behind closed doors after the Spanish league refused Barca’s plea to postpone the game on the day of the highly-charged Catalonia referendum. At least 91 people were injured as Spanish riot police …

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Course on ‘Sports Economics’ concluded

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: Under the patronage of Acting General Director of Public Authority for Sports Dr Hamoud Fulaiteh, a course on “Sports Economics”, which was organized by Abdullah Al-Salem Center, had concluded on Thursday, Sept 28. Dr Fulaiteh was represented by the Director of Abdullah Al-Salem Center for Preparation …

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City underline title credentials – Chelsea fall

LONDON, Sept 30, (AFP): Match-winner Kevin De Bruyne came back to haunt former club Chelsea as Manchester City defeated the Premier League champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to reclaim top spot. De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, struck from outside the box midway through …

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Hamilton turns tables on Vettel in Malaysian GPrix – Raikkonen 2nd

SEPANG, Malaysia, Sept 30, (AFP): World championship leader Lewis Hamilton hailed an amazing turnaround Saturday after taking pole for the Malaysian Grand Prix with title rival Sebastian Vettel condemned to the back of the grid. Hamilton had been off the pace all weekend in practice but his Mercedes stormed back …

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Zidane hails Bale, CR7 after Real historic win – ‘Tremendous game at Dortmund’

DORTMUND, Germany, Sept 27, (AFP): Zinedine Zidane praised goal-scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted twice in a 3-1 victory as Real Madrid finally claimed a Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund. Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale’s stunning early volley gave Real the …

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Hulk hits cracker, SIPG held by Urawa – Al Hilal on fire

SHANGHAI, Sept 27, (AFP): Brazilian striker Hulk hit his ninth goal in the Asian Champions League this season but Shanghai SIPG failed to take their chances in a 1-1 semifinal stalemate with Urawa Red Diamonds on Wednesday. Andre Villas-Boas’ side will travel to Japan for the second leg on Oct …

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