Saturday , September 22 2018


Prosecutors want 11 yrs jail for ex-Barca boss Rosell

Chievo to stay in Serie A after case thrown out MADRID, July 25, (AFP): Spanish prosecutors said Wednesday they want former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to be jailed for 11 years and fined 59 million euros ($69 million) for alleged money laundering related to television rights and sponsorship in Brazil. …

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Pavard’s goal against Argentina voted best of World Cup

Benjamin Pavard has beaten Juan Quintero into second place in a fans’ online vote to pick the best goal of the World Cup. France defender Pavard’s spinning right-foot shot against Argentina in the round of 16 came top out of 18 candidates for the award. More than three million votes …

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UAE and Palestine added to Asian Games after mixed-up

Malaysian badminton star Lee out KUALA LUMPUR, July 25, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates and Palestine were Wednesday officially added to the football tournament at the Asian Games after they were accidentally omitted from the original draw. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) conducted a limited re-draw at their headquarters in …

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Landmarks illuminated as Tokyo celebrates 2 yrs until Olympics

Organisers feel the heat two years out from Games TOKYO, July 24, (RTRS): Famous landmarks across Japan were illuminated simultaneously on Tuesday to mark two years to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo Tower and the Yoyogi Building shone in the Japanese capital, while other …

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Alaphilippe wins drama-filled 16th stage

Thomas eyes crucial 17th stage BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France, July 24, (AFP): Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, of the Quick -Step team, soloed to victory on a drama-filled Tour de France 16th stage Tuesday after capitalising on a late crash by Britain’s Adam Yates (Mitchelton). Climbing specialist Alaphilippe, claiming his second stage win of …

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Kuwaiti shooter wins bronze medal in juniors world skeet championship

Competition in Todi will continue until 29th July KUWAIT CITY, July 23, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti shooter Ahmad Al-Awwad on Sunday achieved the bronze medal in the Juniors World Skeet shooting championships, currently held in Todi, Italy, amid wide international participation. The President of Kuwait’s Shooting Club Duaij Al-Otaibi, head of …

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Sri Lanka thrash SA to sweep series

De Bruyn impressive COLOMBO, July 23, (AFP): Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana Herath wreaked havoc with six wickets. The visitors were all out for 290 in the second session of …

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NZ retain World Cup Sevens title

All Blacks prove too strong for England SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, (AFP): New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns here Sunday, completing a clean sweep of titles with a 33-12 defeat of England in the final at AT&T Park. The New Zealanders …

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Brilliant New Zealand romp to World Sevens crown

Blyde shines as France crushed 29-0 in a one-sided final SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, (AFP): New Zealand’s Black Ferns sealed their status as the dominant force in women’s rugby here Saturday, successfully defending their World Cup Sevens crown less than a year after winning the 15-a-side title. Michaela Blyde was …

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Zaman sets records as Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for ODI sweep

Tourists beat hosts by 131 runs BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, July 22, (AFP): Captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed “a great team effort” as Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win in the fifth and final match on Sunday. On another record setting day in Bulawayo for the visitors, Fakhar …

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