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Pakistan win opening T20 by 16, Afridi stifles NZ – Black-Caps have no answer to tourists attacks

WELLINGTON, Jan 15, (AFP): Pakistan outsmarted New Zealand by stifling their feared batting barrage to win the opening Twenty20 by 16 runs at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. One-time bad boy Mohammad Amir may have been the centre of attention in his comeback game, but it was Shahid Afridi’s …

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Sharma ton in vain as Aussies dominate India – Hosts consolidate lead in series

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 15, (AFP): Australia set a new record run chase at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday as they cruised to a seven wicket victory over India in the second one day international. After Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat, the visitors …

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Man Utd, Liverpool renew bitter rivalry Ramsey expects Arsenal to bounce back at Stoke

LONDON, Jan 15, (AFP): Wayne Rooney plans to send Jurgen Klopp into another frustrated touchline frenzy by ruining the Liverpool manager’s first taste of his club’s bitter rivalry with Manchester United. Klopp has proved a volatile presence during a series of touchline rows with rival managers since taking charge earlier …

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Spartak fined for banana-throwing incident

MOSCOW, Jan 15, (RTRS): The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) have fined Spartak Moscow 700,000 roubles ($9,135) after two bananas were thrown on the ice from the stands at the end of a game against Medvescak Zagreb on Wednesday. Game officials recorded the incident in their report, while Medvescak forward Edwin …

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Dummett denies Man United win – Villa end wait

LONDON, Jan 13, (AFP): Paul Dummett’s deflected 90th-minute equaliser denied Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United a morale-boosting victory as Newcastle United snatched a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Premier League. Wayne Rooney completed a brace with a stunning 79th-minute goal to put United 3-2 up, after a 2-0 advantage procured …

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Al-Nabooda Racing ready for tough Porsche GT3 Cup test in Abu Dhabi – Runaway leaders aim to build on record team championship

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: Runaway leaders Al Nabooda Racing are ready for their toughest test of the season so far when the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East returns to Yas Marina Circuit for the first time in just over three years next week. Jeffrey Schmidt and Zaid Ashkanani have …

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Dhoni not convinced by DRS after wrong call – Akmal’s 1-match suspension lifted

PERTH, Australia, Jan 13, (Agencies): Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he remains unconvinced by the merits of the Decision Review System despite India appearing to get a wrong decision in their opening one-day international loss to Australia. India’s lack of faith in the use of DRS proved costly as George …

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Kuwait fined, forfeit match – FIFA ban

LONDON, Jan 13, (Agencies): Kuwait have been fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($9,932.46) and forfeited November’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Myanmar after failing to play the match due to a FIFA ban, soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Wednesday. The Kuwait Football Association were suspended from FIFA in …

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Salmiya win Crown Prince Cup

Al-Salmiya Football Club have emerged victorious in the 23rd Crown Prince Football Championship for the second time in history by beating Al-Kuwait Football Club by 1-0 in the final held at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium on Tuesday in the presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf …

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Smith, Bailey tons power Australia to five-wkt win – India’s Sharma hits unbeaten 171

PERTH, Australia, Jan 12, (AFP): Steve Smith and George Bailey both scored centuries as Australia cruised to a five wicket win over India in the first One Day International at the WACA ground on Tuesday. After Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 171 to lead his country to an …

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