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Sports

Tough conditions ahead for Sydney-Hobart fleet – Comanche’s navigator Honey prefers wild weather to no wind

SYDNEY, Dec 24, (AFP): Australia’s gruelling Sydney to Hobart race faces choppy seas and high winds that “pack a punch” after it gets underway on Saturday with a record 27 international entries among those vying for honours. The fleet for the 71st edition of the often brutal 628 nautical mile …

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Pistons find range, douse Miami Heat – 76ers maintain dismal record following Grizzlies mauling; Raptors beat Mavs

MIAMI, Dec 23,  (RTRS): The Detroit Pistons have had their best long distance shooting performances against the Miami Heat so far this season. The Pistons made 15 3-pointers Tuesday night and erased an early 18-point deficit in a 93-92 victory over the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. The outcome ironically came …

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‘Future of Chelsea at risk if players don’t up their game’ – Cech confident Arsenal can deal with injury crisis

LONDON, Dec 23, (Agencies): New Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has asked his underperforming players to “look in the mirror” and claims their future at the club is at risk if they don’t up their game. The Dutchman has replaced Jose Mourinho but confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday …

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Australia’s Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year – De Villiers awarded ODI

SYDNEY, Australia, Dec 23 (RTRS): Australia captain Steve Smith was named ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015 on Wednesday after scoring a world leading 1,734 runs at an average of 82.57 with seven centuries over the voting period. The 26-year-old right-hander kept the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in Australia …

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FIFA presents reform package – 36-member council to replace ‘Exco’

ZURICH, Dec 23, (RTRS): Shaken by corruption scandals, global soccer body FIFA on Wednesday presented the detailed reforms it will ask members to adopt in February at a special congress that seeks to restore its reputation and elect a new leader. The reforms include limiting the number of terms top …

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Arsenal steal march on City – Walcott wows

LONDON, Dec 22, (AFP): Theo Walcott scored a brilliant opening goal as Arsenal established themselves as the number one challengers to Premier League leaders Leicester City by overcoming Manchester City 2-1. Walcott curled home a beauty in the 33rd minute before Mesut Ozil teed up Olivier Giroud to score his 12th …

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Original Pin Killers prevail as LEAF, NUSANTARA out – Kuwait Stars stun Swooping Eagles

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: The three teams vying for the last spot of the “Magic 8” won their respective matches but the cream of the crop, the Original Pin Killers team prevailed after Thunder Dragons went puff in the last two games of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait (PBAK) …

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Platini calls FIFA’s 8-year ban a ‘kick in the teeth’ – Blatter to use all legal steps to clear name

PARIS, Dec 22, (AFP): Michel Platini called FIFA’s eight-year ban a “kick in the teeth” but vowed in an interview with AFP on Tuesday to fight on for the presidency of world football’s governing body. The FIFA vice president and UEFA leader condemned the ethics committee that banned him on …

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Japan picks new design for Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium – Wonderful plan meets requirements and budget: Abe

TOKYO, Dec 22, (AP): Japan chose a scaled-down design Tuesday for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, five months after scrapping the initial design and construction plan for being too costly. The new design, by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, will still cost 153 billion yen ($1.26 billion) to …

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Kuwait’s Al-Abdulrazzaq wins

Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq won the UIM World Aquabike Class Pro Runabout Grand Prix 1 after winning the fourth and last round in Sharjah on Sunday. Al-Abdulrazzaq’s delight with the victory was “indescribable” in what he described as the toughest of the three major world jet-ski competitions, after winning it back in …

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