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Sports

Argentina, Brazil back on track, Ecuador still perfect; Chile crash – Uruguay go second, Paraguay defeat Bolivia

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 18, (AFP): Argentina and Brazil reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaigns with important victories on Tuesday as Copa America champions Chile crashed to defeat in their grudge match with Uruguay. Two-time World Cup winners Argentina — who had taken just two points from their first three matches …

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Ashkanani, Schmidt ready for double title bid – Al-Nabooda Racing aim for flying start to new Porsche GT3 Cup season in Bahrain

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: Zaid Ashkanani and Jeffrey Schmidt aim to launch their new partnership for Al-Nabooda Racing by making a flying start to the 2015-16 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International Circuit this weekend. Kuwaiti star Ashkanani and talented Swiss driver Schmidt have set their sights …

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India’s Kohli frustrated by South Africa Test wash-out – Rain-hit series ends in draw

BANGALORE, India, Nov 18, (AFP): Indian captain Virat Kohli was left frustrated on Wednesday after the rain-ravaged second Test against South Africa robbed his team of a possible series win. The match ended in a dreary draw in Bangalore as play was washed-out for a fourth consecutive day after the …

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Cameron joins fans for French anthem rendition – 2016 European Championship to go ahead in France: UEFA

LONDON, Nov 17, (Agencies): British Prime Minister David Cameron will join football fans singing the French national anthem as they pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks prior to Tuesday’s England-France friendly. The words to ‘La Marseillaise’ will be shown on the big screens inside London’s Wembley Stadium …

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Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Test ends in a draw – Pace ace Johnson retires after losing hunger

PERTH, Australia, Nov 17, (AP): Mitchell Johnson took two wickets in his last Test innings, briefly giving Australia hope of an unlikely victory before the second Test against New Zealand ended in a high-scoring draw. Set an unlikely target of 361 from 48 overs to level the series, New Zealand …

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GAC Kids to play Everton – SFEx Kids move closer to title

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: There was so much of excitement amongst the parents, watching these young kids play. Large number of parents had gathered at the surra soccer ground, and many of them had tears in their eyes, watching their sons playing like professional stars. In the first game, GAC …

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CAS rejects Sheikh Salman’s Olympic shooting poll appeal

LAUSANNE, Nov 17, (AFP): The international sports tribunal on Tuesday dismissed accusations of dirty tricks made by a Kuwaiti challenger when longstanding International Shooting Federation (ISSF) president Olegario Vazquez Rana won reelection in 2014. Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s information minister and former head of the Asian Shooting Confederation, had alleged …

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Hungary end 30-yr wait for major finals – Norway beaten

BUDAPEST, Nov 16, (AFP): Hungary reached their first major finals since the 1986 World Cup when they defeated Norway 2-1 on Sunday for a 3-1 aggregate victory in their Euro 2016 play-off. Tamas Priskin scored the opening goal of the game with a spectacular 14th-minute strike before an owngoal from …

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Big sports event to be held at Jaber Stadium by year-end – Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled commends int’l sports stadium

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (KUNA): Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al- Mubarak Al-Sabah said on Monday a big sports event would be held at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium by year-end at the behest of His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince. Speaking to …

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