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Ageing but dangerous, Portugal are still a threat – Ronaldo remains talisman

LISBON, May 25, (RTRS): They may be over dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo and struggling to replace old faithfuls, yet under the wily leadership of Fernando Santos, Portugal can still be a threat. Semi-finalists four years ago, Portugal suffered a miserable first-round exit at the World Cup in 2014 and followed that …

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Wu late winner puts SIPG through – Victory into last 8

SHANGHAI, May 24, (AFP): Wu Lei’s dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday. The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia’s last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic …

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AMCROC overcome Volts in second OT – Azkals rally to beat Marshmallow World 95-73

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: Despite Marina Volts’ Ryan Bonacy making 33 points and 11 assists, his team lost 108-99 to AMCROC after a feisty 5’8” division encounter that went through two overtime periods as the PBLK basketball league rolls into week twelve at the Hawally Disabled Sports Club. Volts jumped …

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Katropa crowned Summer Cup 2016 champions – Burikat settle for first runners-up

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The Summer Cup ended with a bang. The teams Katropa and Burikat fought with all their might to take home the Summer Cup 2016 title. Katropa won the title, while Burikat was declared the first runner-up, Mediacom the second runner-up and Monkeys the third. During the …

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Star studded Boubyan Bank capture 4th trophy of the season – Commercial Bank lifts Plate final

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The unstoppable Boubyan cricket team added another feather to their cap by bagging the ABK trophy, sponsored by Ahli Bank of Kuwait by getting better off Ahli United Bank in the Cup finals played at Kuwait Cricket’s Sulaibiya ground on May 21, 2016. The banking sector …

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Barca claim double with King’s Cup win – Sevilla finish with 9 men

MADRID, May 23, (RTRS): Ten-man Barcelona retained the King’s Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla to complete a domestic double thanks to extra-time goals by Jordi Alba and Neymar at the Vicente Calderon stadium. Luis Enrique’s La Liga champions had Javier Mascherano sent off in the 36th minute but …

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Canada retain world title – Finland acknowledge their defeat

MOSCOW, May 23, (AFP): Olympic champions Canada retained their ice hockey world championship title after beating Finland 2-0 in the final in Moscow. Canada, the 2010 and 2014 Olympic champions, overpowered Finland in a repeat of the 2007 final to successfully defend their world title for the first time since claiming …

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Ayana close to Dibaba’s 5000m record – Semenya, Merritt win at Morocco D-League

RABAT, May 23, (AFP): Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana came close to beating Tirunesh Dibaba’s 5000m world record and world best times of the year were set as Morocco hosted its first Diamond League meeting on Sunday at a windy Rabat. Also at the meeting, seven-time world champion American LaShawn Merritt never …

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Al-Roudan, Qatar Mundial sign agreement

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The organizing committee of Al-Roudan Ramadan FUTSAL Tournament has signed an agreement of sponsorship and participation with Qatar 2022 Mundial Organizing Committee, starting with next edition of the tournament. In a statement, higher organizing committee of the tournament expressed joy over the maiden participation agreement with …

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Kuwaiti schoolchildren’s football dreams come true – Kuwait Club’s junior stars represent ME against 21 national teams at Volkswagen Junior World Masters 2016

DUBAI, UAE, May 22: Budding Kuwaiti Club had their dreams of representing the Middle East in a global football tournament realized at this year’s Volkswagen Junior Masters world championships in Paris. Kuwaiti Club travelled to the sixth global final of the Volkswagen Junior World Masters – one of the world’s …

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