Sports

Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency – Blatter to attend Feb 16 appeal hearing: spokesman

KIGALI, Feb 5, (AFP): The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. “The executive committee decided that CAF will give full support to Sheikh Salman with his …

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Buttler century sets up England ‘victory’ – South Africa slip

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Feb 4, (AP): England beat South Africa by 39 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first one-day international on Wednesday, a result that already appeared likely before the rain when the tourists racked up a ground-record 399-9. Jos Buttler was mainly responsible for the best ODI …

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Gomes denies Chelsea – Everton end slump

LONDON, Feb 4, (AFP): Chelsea captain John Terry began his long goodbye by marshalling his defence to a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at Watford in the Premier League. Making his first appearance since announcing on Sunday that he has not been offered a new contract, Terry effectively shackled …

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Cricket ‘Big Three’ to see powers reduced by ICC – Cleary banned for betting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb 4, (Agencies): The power of India, Australia, and England in world cricket is set to be reduced as part of wide-ranging reform measures by the sport’s governing body to improve its image. “No member of the ICC is bigger than the other,” ICC chairman Shashank …

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‘FIFA election globetrotters avoid soccer real problems’ – Dull election with no charismatic leader in sight

ZURICH, Feb 4, (AFP): The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a gruelling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body. With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary …

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Leicester keep lead, United, City win – Arsenal frustrated

LONDON, Feb 2, (AFP): Jamie Vardy scored a brace including a sensational long-range goal as Leicester City sank Liverpool 2-0 to safeguard their spot at the Premier League summit. Manchester City kept pace, the day after Pep Guardiola was announced as their new manager, by winning 1-0 at Sunderland, but …

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Puskaraj, Layugan star in New Year’s Cup 2016 – Agdan and Noces conquer Higher Level B

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: The New Year’s Cup 2016 Tournament ended with new sets of distinguished players who are keen on keeping their resolution to move forward and overcome each obstacle in the tournament, while keeping their mind focused on the prize. We have seen how some players pushed their …

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New Zealand’s strike bowlers Boult, Henry destroy Australia – Guptill stars as Black Caps set up 159-run victory

AUCKLAND, Feb 3, (AFP): New Zealand strike bowlers Trent Boult and Matt Henry destroyed world champions Australia and set up a comprehensive 159-run victory in their opening one-day international in Auckland on Wednesday. In reply to New Zealand’s 307-8, Australia were all out for 148 in the 25th over. New …

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Sheikha Jawaher launches 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament – VIPs including Nahyan bin Mubarak, Talal bin Badr, Isa bin Rashid attend opening ceremony

SHARJAH, Feb 3: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, opened the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament yesterday evening at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club. The tournament, the only one of its …

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VIVA announces CR7 Live service winners

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announces the winners in CR7 Live service draws. The winners of Samsung Note 5 are as following: Adel Shaaban Ali, Abdelaziz J M Al-Dehani, Musaed Saleh A-Dehani and Furqan Zubair Ahmed. This exclusive and special service allow Ronaldo’s fans to get updates about …

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