Wednesday , September 19 2018


France give WC winners heroes’ welcome home

Crowds pack Champs Elysees for victory parade PARIS, July 16, (AFP): The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to …

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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

Zaman century seals tourists victory BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, July 16, (AFP): Pakistan continued their dominance with both bat and ball to win the second of five One-Day Internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. Opener Fakhar Zaman eased to his second ODI century, finishing with a career best 117 not out, to …

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Croatians give heroes’ welcome to squad

Argentina part company with Sampaoli ZAGREB, July 16, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of Croatians gave a heroes’ welcome to their team in Zagreb on Monday after the squad returned from Russia following their World Cup final defeat. A crowd estimated at more than 100,000 thronged the capital’s main square to …

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France win WC after Moscow thriller

HH the Amir congratulates France on WCup victory MOSCOW, July 15, (Agencies): France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years. The …

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‘Smoking hot’ Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Filipino Tepora stops Ortega to win featherweight world crown KUALA LUMPUR, July 15, (Agencies): Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao …

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‘Viva Sachsenring!’ Marquez hails ninth win in German GP

Rossi finishes 2nd as Vinales settles for 3rd SACHSENRING, Germany, July 15, (AFP): World champion Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German Grand Prix win to extend his MotoGP lead at the Sachsenring circuit on Sunday. Honda’s Spanish rider has won in the top category for the last six …

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Croatia stand between France and WC glory

This is the game of our lives, says Matuidi MOSCOW, July 14, (AFP): A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time …

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Kerber stuns Serena to win 1st Wimbledon title

American bid for Grand Slam history shattered LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’ s final. Kerber avenged her defeat …

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Root ton sets up Poms’ series-levelling victory

England beat India by 86 runs LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Joe Root’s composed hundred laid the platform for England’s 86-run win over India in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday. Victory saw 2019 World Cup hosts England, first in the ODI rankings to India’s second, level the three-match …

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Pongky Strikers demolish Group 2 rivals to win champ’ship trophy

Ebonite, Asian Air Safari and COZMO semifinals Top 3 KUWAIT CITY, July 12: At the start of the first week team championship finals of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait-2018 Friendship Cup Team Tournament held at COZMO Entertainment Bowling Center Khaifan Branch, the teams vying for the championship as per …

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