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Schmidt wins Race 2 of Round 2 as Ashkanani in 3rd – Cullen in second place, Al Mehairi finishes 4th

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Kuwait’s Zaid Ashkanani clinched third place and valuable points his team Al Nabooda Racing after reaching the podium in Race 2 of Round 2 in Season 7 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. Ashkanani’s performance capped an outstanding weekend for Al Nabooda racing as …

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Salgado, Shevchenko and Nesta latest stars to join ‘Tour’ team – Votes for players joining Kuwaiti all-star ongoing

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Michel Salgado, Andrei Shevchenko, and AlessandroNesta are the three international players to be announced to play alongside international football players in the Football Champions Tour team against a Kuwaiti all-star teamat the upcoming Kuwait Champions Challenge, to be held on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at Jaber …

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Ahly inaugurates 3rd branch of academy in Kuwait

Al-Ahly Club of Egypt recently inaugurated the third branch of its academy in the State of Kuwait at Abu Halifa based on guidelines of the director of academies Captain Shawki Abdulshafy. A get-together was organized under the patronage of the chairman of TAMAYOUZE Group Dr Meshal Al-Meshan to celebrate the …

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Arnautovic blows City away as Stoke sizzle – Serious blow

STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Dec 5, (AFP): Two goals from Marko Arnautovic condemned Manchester City to a 2-0 defeat on Saturday as their Premier League title hopes suffered a serious blow at Stoke City. The Austrian forward netted twice in the first half and missed several chances for a hat-trick as …

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Al Nabooda Racing dominate as Ashkanani return to the podium – Schmidt finishes first, Frijns in third

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Kuwait’s Zaid Ashkanani has played the role of the perfect teammate for Al Nabooda Racing at Al Reem International Circuit in Saudi Arabia by claiming second placed behind ally and stablemate Jeffrey Schmidt in Race 1 of Round 2 in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East …

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Figo to play at Kuwait Champions Challenge – One of the greatest wingers in Football Champions Tour team

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Luis Figo is the latest name revealed to play alongside international football players in the Footabll Champions Tour team against a Kuwaiti all-star team at the upcoming Kuwait Champions Challenge, to be held on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in the State …

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New milestone beckons for Vardy – City have chance to put pressure on rivals

LONDON, Dec 4, (AFP): Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy can make history for the second weekend running when the Premier League’s early-season over-achievers visit slip-sliding Swansea City on Saturday. Vardy’s goal in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United saw him set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 …

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Ronaldinho to open football academy

SINGAPORE, Dec 4, (AFP): Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will arrive in Singapore next week to establish a football academy in the soccer-mad city-state, a local club said Friday. The World Cup winner will partner with local football club Tampines Rovers and the International Football Group to jointly establish the Ronaldinho Football …

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Phelps wins 200 IM in US Winter Nat’l Champ’ships – DiRado claims women’s 200 individual medley ahead of Leverenz

FEDERAL WAY, Wash, Dec 4, (AP): Michael Phelps took another step toward an Olympic comeback, winning the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night at the US Winter National Championships in the pool where he kick-started his career. Preparing for the Rio Games next year, the 30-year-old Phelps finished in 1 minute, …

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Qatar says labour abuse claims ‘simply untrue’ – Amnesty criticises FIFA for not doing enough

DOHA, Dec 3, (AFP): Qatar on Wednesday dismissed claims it has done almost nothing to tackle migrant labour abuse since being awarded the 2022 World Cup exactly five years ago as “simply untrue”. In a vigorous defence of its treatment of foreign labourers, Doha said an Amnesty International report arguing …

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