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Last-gasp Hammers reach last 16 – Ogbonna sinks Reds

LONDON, Feb 10, (RTRS): Angelo Ogbonna leapt high to power home a header in the dying seconds of extra time to claim a timely first goal for the club as West Ham United sank Liverpool 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup. The Italian defender …

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Triumph for Emirati teams at AWST 2016

The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2016), the world’s only, all female, pan-Arab sports tournament being hosted by Sharjah until Feb 12 has entered its most critical stage with only two days until it concludes. Volleyball saw Sharjah Ladies Club win 3-1 against the Bahraini Al Muharraq Club, while …

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Boubyan Bank lift trophy in cliffhanger – Burgan Bank upset NBK for PLATE trophy

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: Boubyan Bank had to pull out all their experience to overcome the spirited challenge of Ahli United Bank to lift the prestigious Kuwait Banks league CUP trophy played at the Sulaibiya ground, hosted by Kuwait cricket, the apex body of controlling Cricket in Kuwait. In a …

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Fairytale title bid piece of cake for Ranieri – Leicester head to rivals Arsenal

LONDON, Feb 9, (AFP): As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester’s Belvoir Drive training base on Monday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club’s fairytale challenge for the Premier League title, it was hard to believe that just seven m                   onths ago the Italian’s arrival at the plush facility …

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Lanka pacemen hand India 5-wicket defeat – Debutant Rajitha dismisses Sharma, Rahane

PUNE, India, Feb 9, (AFP): Debutant Kasun Rajitha picked up three crucial wickets to help a depleted Sri Lanka stun the top-ranked Indians by clinching a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Pune Tuesday. Belying their status as underdogs, the inexperienced Sri Lankan pace attack skittled out their …

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Kuwait International Rally 2016 on course, Sheikh Al-Naif confirms- Rally scheduled to kick off March 24-26

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: The president of the higher organizing committee of Kuwait International Rally 2016 Sheikh Athbi Al Naif Al-Sabah has stressed that the Kuwait International Rally is coming on as scheduled. Speaking to Arab Times, Sheikh Athbi said the Kuwait International Rally scheduled for March 24-26, 2016 is …

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DR Congo reclaim African Nations Championship title

DR Congo sealed their second African Nations Championships title when they defeated Mali 3-0 in a one-sided final at Kigali’s Amahoro National Stadium. Meshack Elia scored a double and Jonathan Bolingi added a third as the Leopards overwhelmed the young Malian side under driving rain. The champions, winners of the …

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Ailing Liverpool face Hammers Cup test – Sturridge in line to make rare start

LONDON, Feb 8, (AFP): With a convalescing manager, mounting injuries and fans in revolt against the club’s hierarchy, Liverpool’s preparations for Tuesday’s FA Cup replay at West Ham United have been less than ideal. A bout of appendicitis caused manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to …

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Toe catch gives NZ series win – Black Caps down Australia by 55 runs

HAMILTON, New Zealand, Feb 8, (Agencies): A bizarre off-the-toe catch by Matt Henry brought a fairytale end to Brendon McCullum’s ODI career when New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in Hamilton Monday. The victory in a game that was in Australia’s favour until Henry’s dismissal of Mitchell Marsh, saw …

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Defense wins Super Bowl for Broncos – Manning mum on future plans as Panthers, Newton wilt under spotlight

SANTA CLARA, California, Feb 8, (RTRS): The Denver Broncos upset the top-seeded Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, giving quarterback Peyton Manning the chance to call a fairytale ending to his storied career. The 24-10 win over the Panthers marked the third Super Bowl triumph for Denver …

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