Wednesday , October 18 2017

Sports

Sheikh Salman, Asia’s soft-spoken strongman – ‘We need some stability’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa isn’t the first Asian football chief to aspire to run FIFA, but with his powerful backers and opportunistic timing he could be the first to succeed. The soft-spoken Bahraini royal took over an Asian confederation in turmoil after Mohamed …

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Cook hits marathon double as England thwart Pakistan – Test in Abu Dhabi heads for draw

ABU DHABI, Oct 16, (AFP): Alastair Cook played the third longest innings in Test cricket as he scored a monumental 263 to help his team into the lead over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The skipper batted for 836 minutes to guide England to 569-8 at …

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Cpt Dhoni stars in India’s 22-run win over S. Africa – Series at 1-1

INDORE, India, Oct 14, (AP): Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a courageous knock under pressure and Axar Patel came up with some timely strikes as India completed a gritty 22-run victory over South Africa in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Dhoni gave a superb exhibition of batting in the …

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Giants Brazil win, Argentina struggle – Uruguay, Ecuador set pace at WC qualifiers

MONTEVIDEO, Oct 14, (Agencies): Brazil kick-started their South American World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay posted their second wins and Argentina gained their first point. Willian scored twice — in the 37th second and again the 42nd minute as …

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England fight after Pakistan’s Malik hits double ton – Openers Cook, Ali bat solidly

ABU DHABI, Oct 14, (AFP): Openers Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali batted solidly to take England to 56-0 after Shoaib Malik’s double century lifted Pakistan to a mammoth total in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wedensday. Cook was unbeaten on 39 and with him Ali 15 not out …

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‘Delegation only agreed to team for discussing recent amendments’ – Kuwaiti athletes take part in GCC tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14, (KUNA): Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) Board Chairman and Director-General Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said on Wednesday the delegation in Lausanne had only agreed to setting up a team for discussing recent legal amendments. He added that the information posted on the …

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Croatia, Turkey qualify for Euro 2016 as Netherlands down, out – Belgium set to top FIFA world rankings

BRUSSELS, Oct 14, (Agencies): The Dutch charmed the world with their free-flowing Total Football during the 1970s. In 2015, they are just a Total Loss. With a second straight home defeat, 3-2 to already-qualified Czech Republic, the Netherlands failed to reach the European Championship finals for the first time since …

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Qatar win; Kuwait, Lebanon draw – Oman, Thais, North Korea move clear in Asia WCup qualifying

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13, (Agencies): Kuwait National Football Team took a difficult stance in the sixth round of Group G qualifying matches for the World Cup 2018 scheduled to take place in Russia and finals of the Asian Cup 2019 in UAE after a goalless draw with the Lebanese national …

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GOA Maroons hold defending champions Don Bosco Oratory – DHL maintain lead as KGA-Nagoa down United Goans

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: The much awaited Kuwait Indian Football Federation (KIFF) Season 2015-16 kicked off 9th October 2015 at Bayan Grounds with a modest opening ceremony.  Rev Fr Franco Pereira SDB began the morning with a short prayer. Many of the stalwarts present on the occasion specially the Ex-KIFF …

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Malik leads Pakistan charge against Poms – Younis set new mark

ABU DHABI, Oct 13, (AFP): Shoaib Malik hit a fighting hundred to cap an impressive return to Test cricket after five years as he led Pakistan’s charge in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Malik was unbeaten on 124 for his third Test hundred — his …

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