Wednesday , December 13 2017

Sports

‘Athletes became the victims’ –  Kuwait Oly head deplores escalation of dispute

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20, (AP): The head of Kuwait’s national Olympic committee condemned what he called on Wednesday the “serious escalation” of government interference that could prevent the Gulf nation’s athletes from representing their country at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Sheikh Talal Al Fahad Al Sabah said in a …

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India collapse, hand Australia 25-run win – Finch, Warner post big scores

CANBERRA, Jan 20, (AFP): A spectacular Indian batting collapse gave Australia a 25- run victory in the One-Day International in Canberra on Wednesday, their fourth successive victory in the fivematch series. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner both posted big scores …

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ICC bans top Sri Lankan official – Gayle fires Big Bash parting shot at critics 

COLOMBO, Jan 20, (AFP): The International Cricket Council on Wednesday imposed a three-year ban on top Sri Lankan official Jayananda Warnaweera for failing to cooperate with an anti-corruption investigation. The world governing body said Warnaweera, a former Test player who was already facing a two-year domestic ban over allegations of …

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Dazzling Everton emerge as champions – Second edition McDonalds Football Tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Academy outfit FC Everton emerged Champions of the IInd Edition McDonalds 7 a-side Open Football Tournament held at Nadi Salmiya, recently. In a dazzling show of aggressive and passing football, FC Everton beat McDonald Big Mac Stars 1-0 in the final. FC Everton comprised of Harry …

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Kuwaiti achievements recognized – Zain honors Jet Ski champ Al Abdulrazzaq

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, honored Kuwaiti Jet Ski champion Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq at its main headquarters in Shuwaikh. The honoring came in recognition of Al Abdulrazzaq’s achievements and accomplishments during 2015. Zain expressed its pride in Al Abdulrazzaq’s latest achievement, which recently saw …

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Kuwait’s Zaid Ashkanani resumes title challenge – Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME returns to action in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE, Jan 19: Two weekends of exciting back to back racing in the UAE could be pivotal in the final outcome of the highly competitive team championship of the region’s Porsche GT3 Challenge Middle East with Kuwait’s Zaid Ashkanani on track to add the elusive team title to …

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Blatter still being paid salary despite ban from world soccer

MIAMI, Jan 19, (Agencies): FIFA’s Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president’s salary from world soccer’s governing body, a spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee told Reuters on Monday. Blatter was suspended for 90 days by FIFA …

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RSK tourney reaches last elims – Year starts with a bang

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Starting the year with a bang, or should we say with a smash, RSK or Republika ng Sports sa Kuwait – a die-hard sport organization, holds its 16th badminton tournament dubbed as “New Year Cup 2016” at the handball gym of Kazma Sports Club in Adailiya. …

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Barcelona allay Messi hamstring injury fears – Real players prefer Zidane to Benitez: Ronaldo

BARCELONA, Jan 18, (AFP): Barcelona on Monday played down fears that striker Lionel Messi injured his hamstring during Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, after the Argentine was replaced at half-time at the Camp Nou. “The tests carried out this morning (Monday) allowed us to rule out …

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Match-fixing bombshell rocks Australian Open – Djokovic reportedly offered $200,000 to throw match, Cameron calls for probe 

MELBOURNE, Jan 18, (AFP): A bombshell report alleging widespread corruption in tennis cast a shadow over the start of the Australian Open on Monday as officials vigorously denied suppressing evidence of match-fixing. The BBC and BuzzFeed reported that a “core group” of 16 players who reached the top 50 in …

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