Thursday , October 19 2017

Sports

Smith, Bailey tons power Australia to five-wkt win – India’s Sharma hits unbeaten 171

PERTH, Australia, Jan 12, (AFP): Steve Smith and George Bailey both scored centuries as Australia cruised to a five wicket win over India in the first One Day International at the WACA ground on Tuesday. After Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 171 to lead his country to an …

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Tayeb Shala’a continues winning streak

Horse Tayeb Shala’a of Al-Merikhi stable ridden by jockey Al-Daffar continues its winning streak by winning for the fifth consecutive time and won the prized car offered by the Mustafa Karam company dedicated to the Second Class horses running the 1600 meters distance in 1-37-5 minutes by half a length …

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Top T20 ranking at stake for New Zealand, Pakistan – Fixing case is ‘warning’ for small teams, says Hong Kong boss

WELLINGTON, Jan 12, (AFP): New Zealand and Pakistan both have the opportunity to vault to the top of the Twenty20 world standings over the next 10 days, according to the congested rankings released on Tuesday. Although they start their three-match series in Auckland on Friday with Pakistan ranked sixth and …

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Messi wins record fifth Ballon d’Or – Lloyd claims women’s award; Enrique named coach of year

ZURICH, Jan 11, (AFP): Barcelona star Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday. He dethroned three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo in adding to his four consecutive awards from 2009 to 2012. Brazil star Neymar came third …

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Kuwait, Salmiya play in His Highness Crown Prince Cup final

The final match of the Crown Prince 23rd Cup between Kuwait and Salmiya sporting clubs will be held on Tuesday at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium. Kuwait Club is looking forward to win its sixth title in the competition’s history after winning it five times in 1994, 2003, 2008, 2010 …

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Ashkanani gears up for Abu Dhabi return – Round 3 of Porshche GT3 Cup Challenge ME kicks off on Jan 22

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: A short winter break has proved only to heighten interest, increase driver focus and build anticipation as the region’s leading race series speeds towards a long-awaited return to the UAE’s capital for Round 3 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. In two weeks the Middle …

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Kuwaiti Al-Qallaf bags two gold, bronze at US fencing event

WASHINGTON, Jan 11, (KUNA): Tareq Al-Qallaf clinched his second gold medal in the wheelchair sabre event of the North American Cup for fencing on Sunday along with a bronze he earlier took home. The Kuwaiti wheelchair fencer previously won the epee event and bagged a bronze in the foil competition …

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AWBF Chairman thankful of Sheikh Salman’s support

Chairman of the Asian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (AWBF) Saad Al-Azmaa on Sunday, thanked Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah for his persistent support of disabled persons’ sports. Al-Azmaa made the comments in statements to journalists after meeting with Sheikh Salman, …

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New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka with Guptill and Munro blitz – Black Caps win series 2-0

AUCKLAND, Jan 10, (AFP): New Zealand blitzed the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in Auckland on Sunday with a whirlwind display by Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to set up a nine-wicket win. Munro brought up the winning runs with a six to be unbeaten on 50 after 14 balls, …

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‘Be Strong’ focuses on female empowerment – Sports & cultural awareness program

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: An Initiative of the champion Balsam Al-Ayoub as a means to promote awareness, culture and sports through workshops and activities. It also contributes to stimulate women’s health, sports and culture. Being a strong long-term sustainable project in partnership with the global campaign launched by the United …

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