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France top group as Albania claim historic win – Swiss feature in KO phase for 1st time

LILLE, France, June 20, (AFP): Euro 2016 hosts France secured top spot in Group A with a goalless draw against Switzerland in Lille that also took their opponents through to the knockout stage. Meanwhile, Albania recorded a historic first win at a major tournament as they defeated Romania 1-0 in …

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Americans dream of Copa shock against Argentina – Appeals dismissed, Jones & Wood to miss semi

HOUSTON, June 20, (AFP): Jurgen Klinsmann is daring to dream that the United States can pull off mission improbable in the Copa America Centenario semifinals here Tuesday as the hosts face a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina closing in on a long-awaited tournament triumph. Klinsmann has already met his pre-tournament goal of …

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India thump Zimbabwe to level 3-match series – Tourists bounce back from chastening defeat

HARARE, June 20, (AFP): India bounced back from their chastening defeat to Zimbabwe over the weekend to thump the hosts by 10 wickets in the second Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club on Monday and level the three-match series at 1-1. Zimbabwe’s unexpected two-run victory in Saturday’s opener had suggested …

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Misfiring Ronaldo, Portugal held by Austria at Euro – Frustration grows as Portugese still winless

PARIS, June 19, (AP): A record breaking night for Cristiano Ronaldo, but one he’ll want to quickly forget. The Portugal captain certainly won’t want a copy of the selfie taken by an intrepid fan, who evaded security to dart onto the Parc des Princes field after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with …

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Referee Boufateen honored – Dimiyat top Diwaniya Al-Wad’ani

The usual altercations witnessed during debates between the government and the Parliament as well as the push and pull between the two sides were nowhere to be seen, since the sports and team spirit in both sides was overwhelming during exhibition football match between the two authorities. The match was …

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Alvaro helps Cabalen seal 88-66 win against Boodai – Virtuous outpace EPC Buffalos

KUWAIT CITY, June 19: Alvaro scored the final 3-pointer for Cabalen to seal an 88-66 win against Boodai in the PBLK 5’8” basketball conference series Friday afternoon played at the Disabled Sports Club in Hawally. Alvaro, MVP of the game, also made 6 rebounds and 14 assists. He made a …

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England super-subs primed to ‘start’ against Slovakia – Vardy well placed to dislodge Kane

LYON, France, June 19, (Agencies): England coach Roy Hodgson will be strongly tempted to start with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge in attack against Slovakia on Monday after both came off the bench to score in the 2-1 win over Wales. Former England striker Alan Shearer, now a TV pundit, …

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Rampant Belgium bounce back – Late own goal saves Hungary

BORDEAUX, France, June 18, (Agencies): Belgium rediscovered their most blistering form to batter Group E rivals Ireland 3-0 thanks to a brace from Romelu Lukaku and an Axel Witsel header on Saturday. The victory of the world’s second-ranked team was in stark contrast to their limp defeat in their opening …

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Al-Nasr thrash Balagha 13-1 – Al-Masoud eliminate Al-Otaibi Group

KUWAIT CITY, June 18: Al-Nasr of Emirates is a step away from reaching the second round in the late Meshari Al-Roudan Indoor Football Tournament after defeating Balagha 13-1 on the 12th day of competition. Kuwait Style also drew 1-1 with Medmar, while Americana beat Dar Al-Muhammadiya by 2-0. For his …

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Rejuvenated Zimbabwe shock India by two runs – Chigumbura’s unbeaten 54 ultimately makes the difference

HARARE, June 18, (AFP): Zimbabwe rose from the ashes of an embarrassing one-day series whitewash at the hands of India to shock the tourists by two runs in a thrilling Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. In a game that went right down to the final delivery, Elton …

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