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India, Australia face off in Cup final – New Zealand qualifying hopes shattered

IPOH, Malaysia, April 15, (AFP): India cruised into the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup against world champions Australia by whipping Malaysia Friday, shattering New Zealand’s qualifying hopes. The Indians created a host of goal scoring opportunities after attacking the home side from the start, resulting in a half-time …

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Ledecky shows class at Mesa Pro Swim – Phelps, Franklin settle for consolation wins

LOS ANGELES, April 15, (AFP): Michael Phelps made a low-key start to the Mesa Pro Swim on Thursday, but his win in the 200m freestyle consolation final was a confidence booster in an event he’s found tough in his comeback. “I swam that like I used to always swim it,” …

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Slumping Barca must bounce back: Enrique – Bayern ready to take next step in CL with Pep

MADRID, April 14, (Agencies): Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side are suffering a slump in form after a third defeat in four games saw them dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann struck twice for Atletico in a 2-0 win Wednesday to seal their passage …

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Warriors romp to record 73rd victory – Spurs edge Mavs

OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, (Agencies): The Golden State Warriors earned a National Basketball Association record-setting 73rd regular season victory on Wednesday with a 125-104 blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The victory came in the final game of the 82-game regular season and snapped the previous record of 72 wins …

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Al-Qadsiya win ’16 Local League – ‘Unprecedented achievements’

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: The under-15 football team of Al-Qadsiya Club won the 2016 Local League with four matches away from end of the competitions, as the team have a 14-point difference compared to their closest rival Al-Kuwait Club, which are on a distant second position. “The Yellows” (Al-Qadsiya) accomplished …

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Rio won’t be scarred by politics, graft: Olympic officials – ‘2016 Games on time despite Brazil crisis’

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14, (AP): The Rio de Janeiro Olympics won’t be scarred by the impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a $3 billon corruption scandal touching scores of powerful politicians and businessmen, and the country’s deepest recession in decades. That was the message Wednesday from Rio organizers …

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Hat-trick hero Ronaldo savours ‘magic’ Real fightback – Special night at the Bernabeu

MADRID, April 13, (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo revelled in the glory of scoring a hat-trick to inspire a stunning Real Madrid comeback to reach the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Wolfsburg on Tuesday. The Spanish giants made amends for their shock 2-0 defeat in Germany six days …

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Al-Ahmadi emerge as champions

Al-Ahmadi team emerged champions in the First Ahmadi Cooperative Societies Futsal Championship which was held from April 11-13 under the patronage of Ahmadi Governor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and in coordination with the cooperative societies of the governorate and Ahmadi Educational Zone. According to a press statement, the governor …

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Djokovic suffers shock loss – Rafa, Stan make winning starts

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco, April 13, (AFP): Novak Djokovic lost only his second match of the season as he fell to Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to exit the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. “This is a proof that nobody’s unbeatable. It happens so many times in my career …

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Man City Europe breakthrough shows Pellegrini still punching – PSG exit underlines limitations of Blanc and Ibra

MANCHESTER, April 13, (Agencies): Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final success over Paris Saint-Germain demonstrated that reports of the team’s demise under Manuel Pellegrini have been greatly exaggerated. Pellegrini has been cast as a dead man walking ever since the announcement on Feb 1 that Pep Guardiola will succeed him as …

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