Tuesday , October 24 2017

Sports

Refreshed Pharoah primed for Breeders’ Cup bid – Baffert partnership with the charismatic colt coming to an end

ARCADIA, United States, Oct 21, (AFP): Bob Baffert’s time with American Pharoah is winding down, but the trainer believes US racing’s first Triple Crown hero in 37 years is primed for a shot at Breeders’ Cup glory. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky, on …

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Guangzhou hold Gamba at bay to reach ACL final with Al Ahli – Cosmin admits to contradictory emotions

SINGAPORE, Oct 21, (RTRS): Guangzhou Evergrande advanced to the Asian Champions League final 2-1 on aggregate after comfortably holding Japanese champions Gamba Osaka to a goalless draw in their semi-final second leg on Wednesday. The Chinese outfit will play Emiratis Al-Ahli in the two legged final next month after the …

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Russia’s Putin slams politicisation of sport – Isinbayeva to retire

MOSCOW, Oct 21, (Agencies): Russian President Vladimir Putin called Wednesday for international measures to prevent politics from spilling over into sport as the West continues to snub Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. “Sporting ideals and principles are more often becoming hostage to political opportunism,” Putin said at the inaugural meeting …

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GCC shooters compete in Champ’ship – Crown Prince’s unlimited support hailed 

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 13th GCC Shooting Championship for men and women kicked off at the Sabah Al- Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex. The competition started on Oct 20 and will end on the 25th. Shooters from all six GCC …

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FIFA and Adidas ties in spotlight – WC graft claims

BERLIN, Oct 21, (AFP): Allegations that Germany bribed its way to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup not only shook the football world, but also shone a spotlight on cosy ties between sportswear giant Adidas and FIFA. At the heart of the latest graft claims to rock …

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PSG host Real in top clash, Sevilla in Man City’s way – Man Utd back in Moscow after six-year absence

PARIS, Oct 20, (AFP): Real Madrid travel to Paris Saint-Germain in the plum clash of Wednesday’s Champions League matches as improving Manchester City host Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach desperately seek a first win at Juventus. AFP Sport runs the rule over the games being played in Champions League Groups A, B, …

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Kwon nets winner Al Ahli reach ACL final

DUBAI, Oct 20, (Agencies): Kwon Kyung-won scored in stoppage time to send Dubai’s Al Ahli through to a first Asian Champions League (ACL) final after a 3-2 win in the home leg of their last-four encounter against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal on Tuesday. The South Korean’s deflected effort in the …

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FIFA move unconvincing, unjustifiable, says Kuwait – Clubs reject suspension

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20 (KUNA): Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Monday blasted the FIFA for its recent decision to ban Kuwait from participation in international soccer activities. “The decision is utterly unconvincing and unjustifiable. It’s an uncalculated punishment …

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FIFA reconfirms presidential election in Feb 2016 – Platini’s status uncertain; reform plan would curb presidency

ZURICH, Oct 20, (Agencies): FIFA decided Tuesday to stick with its presidential election date in February, as uncertainty surrounded Michel Platini’s candidacy and Asia’s top soccer official edged closer to entering the race. With no clear timetable for Platini to challenge his provisional suspension, officials who have supported the UEFA …

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Pakistan ‘not optimistic’ about playing India: Khan – Indian opener Sehwag announces international retirement

NEW DELHI, Oct 20, (AFP): Pakistan’s cricket chief said Tuesday he was not optimistic about resuming ties with India after hardline Hindu activists sabotaged talks between the two sides. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan was due to meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank …

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