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Pedrosa grabs pole in Malaysia MotoGP, Marquez crashes – Dovizioso takes front row spot

SEPANG, Malaysia, Oct 28, (AFP): Dani Pedrosa snatched pole position in the dying seconds of a thrilling qualifying session for the Malaysian MotoGP on Saturday as world title hopeful Marc Marquez recovered from a crash to finish seventh. Marquez looked on course to set the fastest pace of the weekend …

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India ‘thrash’ NZ amid 2nd ODI pitch-tampering storm – Hosts beat tourists by 6 wickets, level series 1-1

PUNE, India, Oct 25, (AFP): Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday. Dhawan scored a classy 68 and Karthik notched an unbeaten 64 as India made 232-4 …

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Garcia keeps campaign alive with ‘epic win’ over Svitolina – Wozniacki floors top-ranked Halep at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Oct 25, (AFP): World number eight Caroline Garcia kept her WTA Finals campaign alive with an epic three-set victory over Elina Svitolina in Singapore on Wednesday. Down 5-3 and on the brink of elimination, Garcia dug deep and reeled off four straight games to prevail 6-7 (9/7), 6-3, 7-5 …

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England book U-17 WC final spot

Liverpool player Rhian Brewster scored a second hat-trick in two games Wednesday to send favourites Brazil crashing out of the Under-17 World Cup and England into their first final. The striker, who scored three goals in the 4-1 quarter-final win over the United States, floored the South American giants in …

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Shinwari leads Pakistan’s ‘whitewash’ of Sri Lanka – Pak achieve 9-wkt win for 5-0 series sweep

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 23, (AFP): Left-arm paceman Usman Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final match for a 5-0 clean sweep of the series on Monday. Shinwari’s 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka …

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KIFF League new season ‘kicks off’ on October 27

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: The Kuwait Indian Football Federation (KIFF) is all geared to usher in the new season on Oct 27, at the Bayan Grounds. The new season kicks off with the KIFF League for the late J.P. D’Mello Memorial Trophy. Fourteen affiliates registered with the federation are seeded …

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Pats continue mastery of Falcons – Cowboys on fire

FOXBOROUGH, Mass, Oct 23, (AP): Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons – sound familiar? – 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch Sunday night that wasn’t particularly super. New England scored the final 31 points to win the NFL championship …

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Annual Shooting Tournament ends with honoring winners

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Annual Shooting Tournament ended with the honoring of winners in various categories — skeet, double trap, pistol, rifle and archery for male and female participants. The closing ceremony was held at Mayadeen Range Complex in Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Complex …

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Spurs’ Kane rips Liverpool to shreds – Arsenal send Everton into drop zone

LONDON, Oct 22, (Agencies): Harry Kane scored twice for Tottenham Hotspur in a 4-1 victory over an abject Liverpool team on Sunday that left the Merseyside club’s Premier League title hopes in tatters. Kane struck early in each half, book-ending goals from Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli, with Mohamed Salah …

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Latham inspires greatest chase, Black Caps stun India by 6 wkts – Kohli scores 31st century

MUMBAI, Oct 22, (AFP): Kane Williamson hailed century-maker Tom Latham and Ross Taylor for inspiring “one of the greatest chases ever” after New Zealand stunned India by six wickets in the first ODI Sunday. Latham scored 103 and Taylor made 95 as the batsmen put on a massive 200-run partnership to …

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