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Ultimate Soccer Academy gets bronze in Barcelona – Sponsored by Nissan Al-Babtain

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: Ultimate Soccer Academy sponsored by Nissan Al Babtain the exclusive agent for Nissan cars in the state of Kuwait came back from Barcelona w ith the bronze medal after winning the third place in the international championship. Nissan Al Babtain is firmly committed to encourage young …

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Kuwait win 3 medals in 2nd West Asia Jiu-Jitsu Champ’ship

The Kuwait national team for Jiu-Jitsu won 3 medals (one silver and two bronze) in the 2nd West Asia Jiu Jitsu Under 21 Championship being held in Amman, Jordan, in which 10 nations participated — Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Palestine, Lebanon and host nation, Jordan. The …

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Kohli, India into World T20 semis – ‘Men in Blue’ take on Windies as England face New Zealand in last four

MOHALI, India, March 27, (AFP): India qualified for the World Twenty20 semifinals and knocked out Australia after Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 82 in their do-or-die showdown in Mohali on Sunday. Kohli’s powerful 51-ball knock propelled India to a six-wicket victory, as they successfully chased down Australia’s 160-6 to keep …

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Habtoor win and complete Dubai Challenge Cup semis – Bin Drai to play UAE Polo

DUBAI, UAE, March 27: Habtoor Polo defeated Bin Drai by 6 goals to 5 and achieved the remaining spot in the semifinals of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and part of …

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‘Underdogs’ Afghanistan clinch historic victory over West Indies – Minnows win by 6 runs to register 1st ever Super 10 victory

NAGPUR, India, March 27, (AFP): Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai hailed his underdog side after their historic six-run victory over the powerful West Indies at the World Twenty20 match in Nagpur on Sunday. Afghanistan had failed to qualify for the semi-finals heading into Sunday’s match, but were determined to take home …

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Al Attiyah steamrollers opposition to seal crushing victory in Kuwait – Al Thefiri wins MERC 2, finishes 2nd, Timur snatchs final podium place

FINTAS, Kuwait City, March 26: A record sixth victory in the Kuwait International Rally was never really in doubt for Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah. The 11-time FIA Middle East rally champion won all the 13 timed special stages at the second round of the regional series and reached the finish …

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New Zealand maintain perfect record – Black Caps bowl Bangladesh out for low in big victory

KOLKATA, March 26, (AFP): New Zealand bowled Bangladesh out for a record low of 70 as they cruised to a 75-run victory at cricket’s World Twenty20 Saturday, maintaining their perfect record at the tournament. Allrounder Grant Elliott took three wickets for 12 runs in his four overs while Ish Sodhi …

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Joint-favourite California Chrome wins Dubai World Cup – Postponed claims Sheema Classic

DUBAI, March 26, (AFP): Joint-favourite California Chrome won the Dubai World Cup on Saturday to add the world’s most lucrative race to his previous Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. The five-year-old was surprisingly beaten into second in Dubai in 2015 by Prince Bishop, but his trainer Art Sherman predicted …

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Ronaldo misses penalty, Bulgaria shock Portugal – Ireland sink Switzerland; France pip Netherlands

LEIRIA, Portugal, March 26, (RTRS): Brazilian-born Marcelinho scored on his Bulgaria debut while Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal as the visitors pulled off a shock 1-0 friendly win over the Euro 2016 finalists on Friday. Marcelinho, born in a small town in the Amazon region of Brazil and …

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Argentina avenge Copa final defeat to Chile on Leo return – Ecuador preserve unbeaten start, Colombia leave it late

MONTEVIDEO, March 25, (AFP): Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory on Thursday as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying competition. Goals from Angel Di Maria and defender Gabriel Mercado secured …

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