Tuesday , October 17 2017

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Foxes underline title credentials – City upset

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 6, (AFP): Robert Huth scored twice as Leicester City produced an astonishing demonstration of their Premier League title credentials by winning 3-1 at closest rivals Manchester City on Saturday. Huth broke the deadlock in the third minute from a Riyad Mahrez free-kick and after Mahrez had …

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RSK ‘Smash Salvo 129’ triumphs – Competition atmosphere mixed with fun and belongingness

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6:With winter season on its final blast, RSK or Republika ng Sports sa Kuwait at the same time holds a salvo of smashes and swooshing of rackets as it holds another exciting one-day badminton tournament — the club’s first for 2016 –at the Kazma Sports Club in …

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FBAA 39th Badminton Cup sizzles – Toyo Tires, Robinsons Land share top spot

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: The Toyo Tires and Robinsons Land Corp squads showed a lot of class to jointly top the standings after the first week of games in the Open Foursome Team tournament dubbed “FBAA 39th Conference 12th Toyo Tires Badminton Cup” on Friday at the Fahaheel Sports Club. …

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Leaders Bayern held to 0-0 draw at Leverkusen – Dortmund, Hertha draw

BERLIN, Feb 6, (Agencies): Bayern Munich missed the chance to go ten points clear in the Bundesliga after being held to a scoreless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. It was only the third time that Pep Guardiola’s side dropped points in 20 games this season with Bayern seeing Xabi …

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Foxes ready for City test – Chelsea host United

LONDON, Feb 5, (AFP): Claudio Ranieri believes Leicester will pass an acid test of their title credentials with flying colours when the shock Premier League leaders face Manchester City on Saturday. Ranieri’s side have provided one of the most captivating stories in the Premier League era with their fairytale rise, …

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First ‘Female media Sports Forum’ tackles media women challenges – Leading sports media personalities hold panel discussion

SHARJAH, Feb 5: The Women Arab Sports Tournament (AWST) hosted by Sharjah from Feb 2-12 saw more victory for the UAE in volleyball on its third day with Al Wasl wining against Lebanon’s Al Qalmoun 3-0, while Jordan’s Olympic won against Palestine’s Ebdaa 3-0. In basketball, Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) …

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Warriors visit Obama in WH

WASHINGTON, Feb 5, (AFP): President Barack Obama welcomed the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House on Thursday, joking with superstar Stephen Curry and his league-leading teammates. Obama is a big basketball fan and played golf with Curry and his father, former NBA standout Dell Curry, last …

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Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency – Blatter to attend Feb 16 appeal hearing: spokesman

KIGALI, Feb 5, (AFP): The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. “The executive committee decided that CAF will give full support to Sheikh Salman with his …

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Buttler century sets up England ‘victory’ – South Africa slip

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Feb 4, (AP): England beat South Africa by 39 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first one-day international on Wednesday, a result that already appeared likely before the rain when the tourists racked up a ground-record 399-9. Jos Buttler was mainly responsible for the best ODI …

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Gomes denies Chelsea – Everton end slump

LONDON, Feb 4, (AFP): Chelsea captain John Terry began his long goodbye by marshalling his defence to a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at Watford in the Premier League. Making his first appearance since announcing on Sunday that he has not been offered a new contract, Terry effectively shackled …

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