Friday , November 24 2017


India smash Sri Lanka to sweep series – Ashwin and Shami shine

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14, (AFP): Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil. Off-spinner Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were …

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Last-gasp Lazio win Italian Super Cup – Juve stunned

ROME, Aug 14, (AFP): Lazio defeated Juventus for the first time in four years with a 3-2 triumph in the Italian Super Cup with victory secured by an injury-time goal from substitute Alessandro Murgia. Ciro Immobile gave Lazio a 2-0 lead with a 31st-minute penalty and 52nd-minute header before Juventus forward …

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Lukaku fires Man U to winning start – Hammers crushed

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 13, (AFP): Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday. The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck …

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Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain win 4x100m relay – US reclaim women’s title

LONDON, Aug 13, (AFP): Usain Bolt’s glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up with a leg cramp on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain. Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down the finishing straight the towering …

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Kuwaiti, Kazakh shooting clubs join forces

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): Kuwait Shooting Club signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sunday with its Kazakh counterpart in an effort to further the precision sport in both nations. The deal was sealed on the sidelines of the seventh Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kazakhstan, Duaij Al-Otaibi, the …

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Zidane left with ‘dilemma’ after Real Madrid Super Cup success – Man U can benefit from Real lesson: Mou

MADRID, Aug 9, (Agencies): Real Madrid dominated Manchester United for large periods of the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday before winning 2-1, confirming their position as the best team in Europe. Now Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane faces a dilemma. Madrid have won consecutive Champions League trophies, retaining the cup in June …

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Kuwaiti shooters power to ‘victory’ in Asian tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (KUNA): Kuwait clinched first place on Wednesday in the team competition of the seventh Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kazakhstan. Abdulrahman Al-Faihan and Sara Al-Hawal led their team to the win, as South Korea and India trailed in second and third place, respectively, Duaij Al-Otaibi, the …

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Sethi ‘elected’ chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board – New PCB boss eyes int’l tours

ISLAMABAD, Aug 9, (AP): Newly-elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi says one of the challenges for him is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan. “You know how much work we are doing in this regard and soon the results will be in front of you,” Sethi …

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Kipyegon adds world title to Oly gold – McLeod strikes

LONDON, Aug 8, (Agencies): Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon added the world title to her Olympic gold when she won a superb women’s 1,500 metres final in a white-hot London Stadium atmosphere on Monday, judging her charge to perfection and holding off the field. Kipyegon, silver medallist two years ago, took up …

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