Monday , January 22 2018

Sports

Muhammad Riaz Chaudhry passes away – ‘Humble, honest & endearing man’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: Kuwait Cricket lost one of its limbs. The most qualified umpire and one of the most regarded cricket personalities in Kuwait Muhammad Riaz Chaudhry is no more. He passed away while at work in the Ministry of Defense where he was employed. He recently completed 60 …

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Racism exists in boxing: Mayweather – ‘I’m not a racist’ 

LOS ANGELES, Jan 6, (AFP): Floyd Mayweather says “racism still exists in the sport of boxing” and he cited UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s name in an attempt to bolster his argument. Mayweather also mentioned unified WBA, IBF, WBC and IBO champ Gennady Golovkin and former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward …

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Gayle sexism storm worsens – New allegations

SYDNEY, Jan 6, (AFP): The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behaviour towards women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian after he was fined US$7,000 on Tuesday …

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NZ seal series win over Sri Lanka – Guptill spearheads 36-run victory

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Jan 5, (AFP): New Zealand sealed the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday with Martin Guptill’s century spearheading a 36-run victory in the fifth and final one-dayer at Mount Maunganui. Matt Henry’s five-wicket bag helped ensure the hosts took a 3-1 series win to go …

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Zidane takes command at Real in difficult challenge – Thousands of fans turn out to cheer Zizou

MADRID, Jan 5, (AFP): Thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out to cheer Zinedine Zidane as one of the all-time great players started his first day as coach of the Spanish giants, confessing a “difficult” challenge lay ahead. While commentators expressed doubts about the Frenchman’s experience, 5,000 fans packed the …

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Ethics watchdog recommends 9-yr ban for Valcke

ZURICH, Jan 5, (RTRS): FIFA’s ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke over accusations of corruption over the sale of World Cup tickets, one of dozens of allegations involving officials at soccer’s crisis-plagued governing body. Cornel Borbely, chief investigator for FIFA’s independent ethics committee, requested that …

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World record – Mumbai schoolboy scores 1,000 runs

MUMBAI, Jan 5, (AFP): A Mumbai schoolboy made history on Tuesday when he sensationally became the first ever batsman in any class of cricket to score 1,000 runs in a single innings. Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade smashed his way to 1,009 not out off 323 balls as he obliterated a 117-year-old …

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‘Chelsea can still finish in top 4’ – Arsenal have right vibe to lift title: Wenger

LONDON, Jan 4, (RTRS): Chelsea still have a chance of finishing in the Premier League top four and securing Champions League football at the end of the season, interim manager Guus Hiddink has said. Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Sunday to register their sixth league win of the season …

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Benitez to be sacked by Real: reports – Vidal welcomes end of Barca transfer ban

MADRID, Jan 4, (AFP): Beleaguered Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez could be sacked by the Spanish giants as early as Monday evening after just seven months in charge, several Spanish media outlets reported. Sports daily Marca reported Benitez’s sacking will be made official in the coming hours with French legend …

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Daska, Seboka join ’16 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon – World-class event expected to attract around 30K runners

DUBAI, UAE, Jan 4: Ethiopian running superstars Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka are the latest big names to join a powerful field of elites for the first world-class marathon of the Olympic year, the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Jan 22. With Daska and Seboka — winners of the …

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