Monday , February 19 2018

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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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‘IAAF probe claims against Qatar’

LONDON, Jan 18, (AP): IAAF President Sebastian Coe says claims of bribery by Qatar in the bidding process for the 2017 world athletics championship are being investigated. Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, said Sunday his bid team was told “brown envelopes” were being handed to members of the IAAF …

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Maxwell dazzles as Australia win series – Aussies sweep India 3-0 in 5-match series

MELBOURNE, Jan 17, (RTRS): Glenn Maxwell struck a scintillating 96 in a tricky chase to help Australia beat India by three wickets in the third one-dayer on Sunday and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Maxwell revived Australia’s chase for a 296-run victory target with a spectacular …

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PAYS holds equestrian festival – Al-Owaidh, Seihan stables tie in 1st place

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) recently organized an equestrian festival titled “We Improved Our Rules” under the auspices of Director General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour represented by the Director of Sports for All Hamid Al-Huzaim, in the presence of large spectators. Notable among the dignitaries …

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Rampant City back on track – Aguero double helps Citizens rout Palace

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 16, (AFP): Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City got their Premier League title challenge back on course with an emphatic 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at a snowy Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Aguero’s goals, which took his total for the season to 13, came in …

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Broad bowls England to series win over SAfrica – Proteas toppled from top spot

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16, (AFP): Stuart Broad produced a sensational display of fast bowling as England swept to a series-clinching victory over South Africa on the third day of the third Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Broad took six for 17 as South Africa were bowled out for 83 …

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Phelps wins, Sjostrom, Ledecky shine in Texas

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps won the 100m freestyle at the Pro Swim meeting in Austin, Texas, on Friday, sharing the opening day spotlight with Sarah Sjostrom and Katie Ledecky. Phelps, out of retirement and aiming to add to his record tally of 18 Olympic gold medals at the Rio Games …

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Chelsea snatch late point vs Everton – Terry goes from zero to hero 

LONDON, Jan 16, (AFP): John Terry snatched a last-gasp Chelsea equaliser eight minutes into stoppage-time to rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea’s month-long unbeaten run under interim manager Guus Hiddink appeared to be at an end when Ramiro Funes Mori put Everton 3-2 …

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Pakistan win opening T20 by 16, Afridi stifles NZ – Black-Caps have no answer to tourists attacks

WELLINGTON, Jan 15, (AFP): Pakistan outsmarted New Zealand by stifling their feared batting barrage to win the opening Twenty20 by 16 runs at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. One-time bad boy Mohammad Amir may have been the centre of attention in his comeback game, but it was Shahid Afridi’s …

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Sharma ton in vain as Aussies dominate India – Hosts consolidate lead in series

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 15, (AFP): Australia set a new record run chase at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday as they cruised to a seven wicket victory over India in the second one day international. After Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat, the visitors …

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