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Toyo Tires bags FBAA 39th Conference title

Arab Times Staff KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: The Toyo Tires team bagged the championship cup in the Filipino Badminton Association of Ahmadi (FBAA) 39th Conference dubbed “13th Toyo Tires Badminton Cup” held on Friday at the Fahaheel Sports Club. Landing on the first runners-up spot were Robinsons Land Corporation while …

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Major challenges face new FIFA boss Infantino – Sponsors want independent reform oversight

ZURICH, Feb 27, (AFP): FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino on Saturday faced the mountainous task of reforming and uniting world football, with a pile of crises from the scandal-ridden Sepp Blatter era needing urgent action. Infantino, an executive at European football confederation UEFA, promised an end to the dark days …

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Griezmann infl icts Zidane’s 1st Madrid defeat

MADRID, Feb 27, (AFP): Zinedine Zidane suffered his fi rst defeat since taking charge of Real Madrid as Antoine Griezmann’s solitary goal kept Atletico Madrid’s faint La Liga title hopes alive with a 1-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu. Griezmann fi nished off a lovely team move eight minutes into …

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Double debut delight as Rashford rescues Man U – Big guns qualify, Lazio fly flag for Italy

LONDON, Feb 26, (RTRS): Manchester United flirted with calamity before coasting into the Europa League last 16 as debutant Marcus Rashford helped them overcome an early blow with two goals in a 5-1 home victory over Midtjylland. United, who secured a 6-3 aggregate win, looked on their way out when …

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Europe’s Infantino wins FIFA presidency – Governing body approves major reforms to curb corruption

ZURICH, Feb 26, (AFP): Europe’s Gianni Infantino on Friday won the presidency of FIFA with a convincing win over Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and vowed to lead the scandal tainted body into a new era. The 45-year-old Swiss-Italian general secretary of UEFA got 115 votes in …

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Bowlers give Bangladesh big win – UAE’s skipper Amjad Javed rues their poor batting

DHAKA, Feb 26, (AFP): Bowlers made a combined effort as Bangladesh shrugged off a poor batting display to beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 51 runs in the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Friday. Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad and Shakib Al Hasan each grabbed two wickets to …

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Afghan boy receives Messi signed shirts

MADRID, Feb 26, (AP): UNICEF says Lionel Messi has sent signed shirts to the Afghan boy who was pictured wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with the No. 10 on the back. UNICEF said Thursday that 5-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi has received signed Barcelona and Argentina shirts from Messi. It said a …

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India get campaign off to a flying start – Bangladesh fall in Asia Cup opener

DHAKA, Feb 24, (AFP): Rohit Sharma made a half-century as India crushed Bangladesh by 45 runs to get their campaign in the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament off to a flying start in Dhaka on Wednesday. Big-hitting opener Sharma smashed 83 off 55 balls to help India overcome a shaky start …

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FIFA confirms Kuwait, Indonesia barred from vote – FIFA reduces Blatter, Platini bans to six years

ZURICH, Feb 24, (AFP): FIFA has confirmed that suspended members Indonesia and Kuwait remain barred from voting in the body’s presidential election on Friday, in what could be a blow to leading candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa. Sheik Salman, a royal from Bahrain, heads the Asian Football Confederation …

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Wenger ‘slams’ Arsenal after Leo ruins Euro bid – Bayern’s stars lament lost lead in Juve draw

LONDON, Feb 24, (AFP): Arsene Wenger accused Arsenal of naivety after they were pushed to the brink of another frustrating Champions League exit by Lionel Messi’s brace in Barcelona’s 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger was infuriated his players failed to heed his warning to keep it tight at …

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