Thursday , November 23 2017

Sports

Man Utd maintain dream start – Red Devils rout Swansea

SWANSEA, United Kingdom, Aug 19, (AFP): Manchester United maintained their dream Premier League start as goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured a 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday. Having put West Ham United to the sword with another 4-0 win in their opening …

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Five-goal Celtic put one foot in group stage of CL – Napoli punish nine-man Nice

GLASGOW, Aug 17, (AFP): Celtic have one foot in the Champions League group stages after a Scott Sinclair double helped his side to a 5-0 thrashing of Astana in their play-off round first leg in Glasgow. An own-goal from Evgeni Postnikov opened the scoring in the 32nd minute before Sinclair …

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Busch overcomes penalty to win NASCAR ‘Truck Series’ in Bristol – Crafton finishes 2nd, Nemechek 3rd

BRISTOL, Tennessee, Aug 17, (AP): Kyle Busch overcame a pit-road speeding penalty to win the Camping World Truck Series race Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 178th victory in NASCAR’s top three series. After starting from the pole and winning the first two stages on the 0.533-mile oval, …

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Real complete Super Cup rout of Barca – No Ronaldo

MADRID, Aug 17, (AFP): Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was …

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Liverpool eye CL group stage – Apoel see off Prague

BERLIN, Aug 16, (AFP): Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg. The result in south-west Germany leaves Klopp’s Liverpool in pole position ahead of the return at Anfield on Wednesday, …

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Bonucci in line for Milan debut in Europa League – Everton host Hajduk Split; Athletic take on Panathinaikos

PARIS, Aug 16, (AFP): AC Milan’s headline signing in a summer spending spree, Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci is in line to make his debut for the club in the Europa League on Thursday. A little over two months after playing for Juventus against Real Madrid in the Champions League final, …

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Dimitrov, Keys reach 3rd round – Isner, Zverev on collision course

MASON, Ohio, Aug 16, (Agencies): Seventh-seeded Gregor Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the Western & Southern Open’s round of 16. Sixteenth-seeded Madison Keys easily reached the women’s round of 16 in Cincinnati for the first time on her fourth try, needing just 50 minutes …

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His Highness the Amir congratulates Kuwaiti shooters on winning gold – Minister Al-Roudhan boasts of junior shooters

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has addressed a cable of congratulations to the shooting champion Abdulrahman Al-Faihan for winning gold medals in the individual, dual and triple’s categories in the Asian Shooting Tournament, recently hosted by Kazakhstan. His Highness the Amir …

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Madrid will have to do without Ronaldo for Super Cup 2nd leg – Barca left floundering as gap to Real grows

MADRID, Aug 15, (AFP): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger on Tuesday at a five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing a referee after being sent-off against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Madrid hold a 3-1 first leg lead going into the second leg against their …

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Philippine fighters at risk in brain scan scam – 150 boxers banned for falsifying results

MANILA, Aug 15, (AFP): A total of 150 professional boxers in the Philippines have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in the sport, regulators said Tuesday. The government has been imposing strict medical testing procedures following the deaths of several Filipino boxers from …

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