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Man City not afraid of Real: Pellegrini – Zidane hopeful on Ronaldo, Benzema fitness for 2nd leg

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 27, (AFP): Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini vowed that his team would play with no fear in their Champions League semifinal second leg against Real Madrid following a 0-0 first-leg draw. Missing the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid created the better chances in Tuesday’s game, but substitute …

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Leicester still have to work for league title: Mahrez

LONDON, April 27, (Agencies): Playmaker Riyad Mahrez and his Leicester City team mates are taking nothing for granted, despite the club being just one win away from winning a maiden Premier League title. The Foxes have a seven-point advantage at the top of the standings over Tottenham Hotspur and will …

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Brazil takes Rio flame on 100-day countdown

ATHENS, April 27, (AFP): Greece on Wednesday handed the Olympic flame over to Rio Games officials setting off the 100-day countdown to the Aug 5 opening ceremony. “Brazil is waiting for the flame with excitement and passion,” said Rio 2016 organising committee chairman Carlos Nuzman, adding that the Games would …

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Spurs, Cavaliers complete sweep; blow for GSW as Curry hurt again – Celtics down Hawks to square series

HOUSTON, April 25, (Agencies): Klay Thompson scored 23 points as the Golden State Warriors set an NBA playoff record with 21 3-pointers to overcome another injury to Stephen Curry and beat the Houston Rockets 121-94 on Sunday for a 3-1 series lead. Curry returned after missing two games with a …

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FIFA officials investigate Asian sport’s governing body – OCA accused of interference in football elections

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: FIFA officials are probing the Asian sport’s governing body controlled by one of the world governing body’s own most powerful executives over allegations of interference in football elections in the region, reports Al-Rai daily. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the umbrella group for 45 …

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Rock N Bowl ‘pin busters’ shut down Power Station – Siete Pares 2 brush aside World Class Keglers

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: Seven weeks into the elimination round of the on-going 2016 FTBK-Bahrain Exchange Company Tenpin Bowling Team Tournament being held at the 16-lane Cozmo Entertainment Bowling Center in Salmiya, the race for the 8 championship round posts continued to be a nip and tuck affair among the …

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Tokyo unveils 2020 Oly logo – Organisers face backlash as critics see logo ‘dull’

TOKYO, April 25, (AFP): Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers on Monday unveiled a new “snake-eye” logo nearly eight months after the original choice was scrapped over a plagiarism scandal. However, they faced an immediate backlash from critics calling it “dull” while in another twist, there was further embarrassment for Japanese Olympic …

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Al-Fadhel wins UAE Runabout Stock

Kuwait jet skier Abdullah Al-Fadhel won the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Runabout Stock for professionals on Saturday. Al-Fadhel, speaking to Kuwait News Agency in a phone call said he is very happy because without good preparation and hard work he could have not achieved success. “This is the result of great …

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ABK sponsors Kuwait Educational Academy Football Tournament for special needs schools

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) today announced its successful sponsorship of Kuwait Educational Academy Football Tournament. The event, hosted in the Yarmouk Sports Club in Mishref on April 13, 2016, witnessed the participation of students from different special needs schools. The tournament was held in an effort to encourage …

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Rafa equals Vilas 49 clay-court titles – Kerber defends Stuttgart crown

BARCELONA, April 24, (AFP): Rafael Nadal equalled Argentine legend Guillermo Vilas’s record of 49 clay-court titles with his ninth Barcelona Open after overcoming defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday. Fresh from winning the Monte Carlo Masters last week, Nadal has now won his opening 10 matches of the European …

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