Thursday , October 18 2018


Pakistan says won’t go to World T20 without security guarantee – ‘Threats from extremists are concerning’

ISLAMABAD, March 10, (AFP): Pakistan’s interior minister Thursday ruled out sending the national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 until security assurances come from New Delhi, saying the threats from extremists are concerning. The Pakistan team were due to fly out on Wednesday to play in the World …

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Players shocked, saddened by Sharapova’s ‘big mistake’ – Racket sponsor backs tennis star despite failed drug test

INDIAN WELLS, Calif, (Agencies): Agnieszka Radwanska said she was “shocked, like everyone else” when Maria Sharapova revealed Monday that she failed a drug test in January at the Australian Open. “It was a very sad day for tennis, that’s for sure,” Radwanska said Wednesday at BNP Paribas Open at The …

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Al-Qadsiya crowned champs

Al-Qadsiya Club were crowned champions of the Kuwaiti Athletics Federation Tournament for general and youth categories, after it was held for four days and ended on Thursday at Ahmad Sulaiman Al-Rashdan Bowl in Keifan area. Al-Qadsiya Club garnered 7 points more than other competitors in both categories. The ‘Yellows’ topped …

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India T20 match vs Pakistan shifted over security worries – ICC says tournament’s safety is paramount

NEW DELHI, March 9, (Agencies): The most anticipated match of the World Twenty20 between hosts India and arch-rivals Pakistan was shifted to Kolkata on Wednesday over concerns about security in the original venue for the March 19 clash at Dharamsala. The marquee contest between the neighbours ran into trouble with …

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Oman stun Ireland at World Twenty20 – B’desh triumph

DHARAMSALA, India, March 9, (AFP): World Twenty20 debutants Oman stunned Ireland by two wickets in a thrilling last-over finish on Wednesday with lower-order batsman Aamer Ali’s 32-run blitz achieving the target with two balls to spare. Oman openers Zeeshan Maqsood and Khawal Ali provided a 69-run opening stand only to …

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Rising Stars win Grand KIFF Veterans Trophy – Indian Strikers finish runners up

KUWAIT CITY, March 9: YRC Rising Stars ‘B’ beat Indian Strikers ‘B’ in an exciting final of the ‘Veterans Trophy 7-aside Football Tournament’ organized by the Kuwait Indian Football Federation (KIFF) played at Bayan Grounds on Friday. The exciting annual veterans tournament organized for non-registered Indian players above 35 years …

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Scorpions win KDD-KBL 2016 Feb playoff – Lions, Rainbow Archers finish as 1st, 2nd runners up

KUWAIT CITY, March 9: In the KDD–Kuwait Badminton League 2016 February playoff held on the Feb 25 and 26, 2016 the Scorpions won the title without losing any tie on their way to the finals. KDD–Kuwait Badminton League 2016 has 2 playoffs – one playoff was held in February and …

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Shahzad, Stanikzai ‘smash’ half tons, Afghans sink Scots – Scotland still winless

NAGPUR, India, March 8, (Agencies): Opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad and captain Asghar Stanikzai smashed half-centuries as Afghanistan defeated Scotland by 14 runs in the World Twenty20 on Tuesday. Shahzad hit five fours and three sixes in a superb display of power hitting to make 61 off 39 balls, while Stanikzai’s …

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Sha’alani stars at 2016 Amir horse racing tourney

Horse Sha’alani from Al-Nashama stable ridden by Tawfiq won the most precious trophy in 2016 Amir horse racing tournament in the 2400 meters race. The stiff competition was between Al-Nashama, Al-Osaimi and Al-Juhail stables, and being the center of attention saw Al-Nashama to the finals; thus, winning the cup after …

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Messi back for March WC qualifiers – CONCACAF names American to oversee ref revamp

BUENOS AIRES, March 8, (Agencies): Lionel Messi, who has made a brilliant start to the year for Barcelona, will play his first 2018 World Cup qualifiers this month after being named in a 29-man Argentina squad on Tuesday. Captain Messi suffered a knee ligament injury early in the season and …

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