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‘We are committed to supporting youth activities’ – Al-Dawli sponsors Al-Khadra

KUWAIT International Bank announced its strategic sponsorship of the Kuwaiti racer Nasser Faisal Al-Khadra to participate in the upcoming motorcycle racing championships that are scheduled to be held locally and globally, as part of its leading social responsibility program that aims at supporting the community, especially the Kuwaiti youth. On …

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Resurgent Real face Betis test – Messi fit as Barcelona eye top spot

MADRID, Jan 22, (AFP): Lionel Messi is expected to be fit as Barcelona make the tricky trip to Malaga on Saturday looking to move back to the top of La Liga. Messi missed Wednesday’s 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao due to a hamstring problem that forced him …

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Everton beat St Albans

The visiting Royal Navy ship, HMS St Albans, played the P.S.A. Everton Academy senior team at Bayan in a closely fought exhibition game, during the ship’s brief visit to Kuwait. Both teams were at full strength and looked to attack from the start but the defences proved to be dominant …

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Al-Mutawah and Al-Shatti win ‘Hit the Plate or Go’ scenario – Abubakar, Al-Sabah back on board for 2nd place

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: It is another fun-filled shoot-out competition as the Filipino Action Shooting Team (FAST), Kuwait prepared for the combined precision and practical shooting competition and everyone came ready for the ‘Hit the Plate or Go’ scenario. In the Standard Category, the main event of the competition, Mishal …

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Nasrawi wins late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mubarak Cup – Muhaiman claims 2,600 meter race

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Al-Osaimi’s Nasrawi horse under the jockey Jossy has won the late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mubarak Cup for level 3 horses, covering a distance of 1,200 meters within 1.10 minutes. With an interesting display of the sport of our forefathers, Al-Nasrawi beat Al-Hazem horse from the same Al-Osaimi …

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Buffalo ‘hire’ female coach – London on track

NEW YORK, Jan 21, (Agencies): The Buffalo Bills appointed Kathryn Smith to their special teams staff on Wednesday, becoming the first NFL side to hire a woman to a full-time coaching job. Smith’s appointment as quality control-special teams coach comes after the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter as an assistant …

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Bale cost world record 100 million euros: report – Barnett calls for probe into how documents came to be leaked

MADRID, Jan 21, (Agencies): Welsh star Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee in excess of 100 million euros ($109 million; £77 million), a leaked report reveals. Whistleblowing website Football Leaks posted a copy of the agreement between Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur online on Wednesday. …

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Pushkaraj tops New Year’s Cup Higher A – Guillermo, Yousef dominate Level B

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: The 2nd week of the elimination for this tourney is getting hotter and hotter as more players came and joined the fun at the Nasser Sports Complex last Friday. The atmosphere was warm, happy and vibrant as all the players started their New Year right by getting …

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‘Athletes became the victims’ –  Kuwait Oly head deplores escalation of dispute

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20, (AP): The head of Kuwait’s national Olympic committee condemned what he called on Wednesday the “serious escalation” of government interference that could prevent the Gulf nation’s athletes from representing their country at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Sheikh Talal Al Fahad Al Sabah said in a …

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India collapse, hand Australia 25-run win – Finch, Warner post big scores

CANBERRA, Jan 20, (AFP): A spectacular Indian batting collapse gave Australia a 25- run victory in the One-Day International in Canberra on Wednesday, their fourth successive victory in the fivematch series. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner both posted big scores …

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