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Tuesday , November 20 2018

Sports

Two Koreas ‘march together’ as Asian Games burst into life

Widodo declares the Games open JAKARTA, Aug 18, (AFP): North and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world’s biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta on Saturday. South Korean women’s basketball player Lim Yung-hui and …

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FBC Centennial Badminton tourney enters 2nd week

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) Centennial Badminton tournament sponsored by Al Muzaini Exchange Company, Bangs Hair Salon and AKO-OFW entered its second week as games went off to a running start with several thrilling matches. The elimination games continued to heat up on Friday …

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Ronaldo makes winning debut as Juve edge Chievo

Bernardeschi stars VERONA, Italy, Aug 18, (AFP): Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday. Ronaldo, 33, joined from Real Madrid last …

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Atletico take sweet revenge on Real

Atletico win Super Cup Tallinn, Aug 16, (AFP): Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn  as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions. Real …

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Altidore powers TFC to Canadian Championship

Rooney nets two as DC United stays hot to beat Timbers TORONTO, 16 AUG, (RTRS): Jozy Altidore produced three goals in a 14-minute stretch spanning halftime, and Toronto FC beat the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 5-2 Wednesday to capture their third consecutive Canadian Championship. TFC took the two-game, total-goals series 7-4 …

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IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee (KOC) has been banned since October 2015 after the government was …

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IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee (KOC) has been banned since October 2015 after the government was …

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Sri Lanka edge out SA by 3 wickets

Spinner Sandakan stars COLOMBO, Aug 14, (AFP): Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka’s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game’s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the …

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Indian wrestler Vinesh aims to raise bar for Asian Games gold

‘Minions’ aim for badminton glory NEW DELHI, Aug 14, (RTRS): Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat had to settle for a bronze medal at the Asian Games four years ago but with experience and momentum on her side, she is hopeful of clinching a gold in Indonesia this month. The grappler was …

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FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria, Ghana

LAUSANNE, Aug 14, (AFP): FIFA on Tuesday threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference. Nigeria will face the wrath of world football’s governing body unless “the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin …

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