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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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Costa, Chelsea snatch United draw – Ozil, Ox get Arsenal back to winning ways

LONDON, Feb 7, (AFP): Diego Costa snaffled a stoppage-time equaliser to preserve interim manager Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten record as Chelsea snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United on Sunday. United looked to be closing to within four points of the Premier League’s top four after Jesse Lingard’s 61st-minute …

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Al Naqbi appointed Head of Women’s Cmte of Arab Basketball Union – Arab Basketball Union sets four-year strategy and plans to support Arab sports

SHARJAH, Feb 7: Nada Al Naqbi, Manager of the Women Sports Department at Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has been selected as a member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Women’s Committee at the Arab Basketball Union. Al Naqbi was selected during the Arab Basketball Union’s two-day meeting at …

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Barcelona equal unbeaten ‘record’ with Levante win – Injury-time score by Suarez

MADRID, Feb 7, (AP): Barcelona did just enough to defeat last-place Levante 2-0 on Sunday and tie its all-time record of 28 consecutive games without a loss. Barcelona took the lead with an own goal by Levante defender David Navarro in the 21st minute and sealed the victory with an …

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Pakistan’s Shah gets three month drug suspension: ICC – Cricket-related activities

DUBAI, Feb 7, (AFP): Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pleading guilty for a failed dope test last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Sunday. “Shah has been suspended from all cricket-related activities for three months after pleading guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of …

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Foxes underline title credentials – City upset

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 6, (AFP): Robert Huth scored twice as Leicester City produced an astonishing demonstration of their Premier League title credentials by winning 3-1 at closest rivals Manchester City on Saturday. Huth broke the deadlock in the third minute from a Riyad Mahrez free-kick and after Mahrez had …

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RSK ‘Smash Salvo 129’ triumphs – Competition atmosphere mixed with fun and belongingness

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6:With winter season on its final blast, RSK or Republika ng Sports sa Kuwait at the same time holds a salvo of smashes and swooshing of rackets as it holds another exciting one-day badminton tournament — the club’s first for 2016 –at the Kazma Sports Club in …

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FBAA 39th Badminton Cup sizzles – Toyo Tires, Robinsons Land share top spot

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: The Toyo Tires and Robinsons Land Corp squads showed a lot of class to jointly top the standings after the first week of games in the Open Foursome Team tournament dubbed “FBAA 39th Conference 12th Toyo Tires Badminton Cup” on Friday at the Fahaheel Sports Club. …

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Leaders Bayern held to 0-0 draw at Leverkusen – Dortmund, Hertha draw

BERLIN, Feb 6, (Agencies): Bayern Munich missed the chance to go ten points clear in the Bundesliga after being held to a scoreless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. It was only the third time that Pep Guardiola’s side dropped points in 20 games this season with Bayern seeing Xabi …

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