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Sunday , November 18 2018


Golovkin suffers first loss of pro career as Alvarez prevails

‘If the people want another round, I’ll do it again’ LAS VEGAS, Sept 16, (AFP): Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another …

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Ronaldo gets off the mark for Juventus

MILAN, Sept 16, (AFP): Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus and then added a second in Sunday’s fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo in Turin. The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and …

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KOC Green remain unbeaten

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The KOC Ahmadi Park Hockey Grounds hosted another day of exciting finishes and a demonstration of skilled Field Hockey. One error by Kuwait Independence Hockey (KIH), leaving Dominic Savio striker Sherwin D’souza all by himself, let him score the only goal of the game; a zero …

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Hazard sends Chelsea top

Blues rout Cardiff LONDON, Sept 15, (AFP): Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continued their perfect start under Maurizio Sarri to move top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Sol Bamba’s opener shocked Sarri’s men into life, but the Belgian …

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Ton-up Mushfiqur helps Bangladesh thump Sri Lanka

DUBAI, Sept 15, (AFP): Senior batsman Mushfiqur Rahim smashed a brilliant career-best hundred to steer Bangladesh to an emphatic 137-run victory over Sri Lanka in the opening Asia Cup match in Dubai on Saturday. The former captain’s 150-ball 144 with 11 fours and four sixes lifted Bangladesh from a precarious …

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FBC concludes 100th badminton tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) concluded its 100th (Centennial) Regular Tournament on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally with veteran and amateur badminton players participating in the event. The tournament sponsored by Al-Muzaini Exchange Co & Bangs Hair Salon was action-packed …

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Richarlison at the double as Brazil thrash El Salvador

Argentina share lacklustre draw with Colombia WASHINGTON, Sept 12, (Agencies): Richarlison capped his first full start for Brazil by scoring twice as the South American giants thrashed El Salvador 5-0 at FedEx Field here Tuesday. The 21-year-old, who was signed by Premier League side Everton from Watford earlier this year …

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Spain humiliate Croatia with thumping win

Belgium rout Iceland ELCHE, Sept 12, (RTRS): Spain showed their remarkable potential under new coach Luis Enrique by destroying World Cup runners-up Croatia 6-0 to hand the visitors their biggest ever defeat and take control of their Nations League group. Midfielder Saul Niguez scored in his home city of Elche …

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Japan crush Costa Rica in dream start for Moriyasu

China’s soccer dream more elusive than ever after latest flops OSAKA, Japan, Sept 11, (AFP): Japan gave Costa Rica the runaround in a 3-0 home victory Tuesday as Hajime Moriyasu got off to a winning start as head coach of the Blue Samurai. Sho Sasaki’s header was turned into his …

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Governing body defends umpire after Serena flap

Australia paper defends Williams cartoon despite outrage LONDON, Sept 11, (Agencies): The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the US Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.” Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times …

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