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Ruthless Djokovic hammers Tsonga for Shanghai title

SHANGHAI, Oct 18, (AFP): Novak Djokovic handed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a 6-2, 6-4 beating on Sunday as the world number one claimed his third Shanghai Masters title to brutally strengthen his rule over men’s tennis. The one-sided victory in one hour and 18 minutes at the Qi Zhong Stadium gave Serbia’s …

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Ronaldo sends Real top – CR7 overtakes Raul

MADRID, Oct 17, (Agencies): Real Madrid opened a two-point lead over Villarreal at the top of La Liga when Cristiano Ronaldo set a club scoring record in a 3-0 stroll at home to Levante on Saturday. Marcelo fired Real ahead in the 27th minute at the Bernabeu when he exchanged …

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FITPRO holds ‘HipHop’ Masterclass – The Gym Team wears ‘Pink’ in Zumba class

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: The Fitness Professionals and Body Builders Committee of Kuwait (FITPRO) held on Friday the first “HipHop” masterclass in Kuwait at the Failaka Hall of the Radisson Blu Hotel The two-hour cass was spearheaded by choreographer, dancer and certified fitness instructor Adrian Tiomico of Oxygen Gym. A …

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United back to form; City stay top – Sterling scores hat-trick

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 17, (AFP): Raheem Sterling’s first-half hat-trick ensured Manchester City stayed top of the Premier League with a 5-1 mauling of Bournemouth on Saturday. Sterling, who had previously scored just twice for City since his £49 million (66.6 million euros) summer move from Liverpool, took advantage of …

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Arsenal down Watford 3-0 as Liverpool held by Spurs – Allardyce off to losing start: Vardy double stuns Saints

WATFORD, United Kingdom, Oct 17, (AFP): Alexis Sanchez continued his remarkable scoring streak as Arsenal regained second place in the Premier League table with a 3-0 win at Watford on Saturday. The Chile forward opened the scoring in the 62nd minute to record his seventh goal in his last four …

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Qatar’s Al-Attiyah ‘clinches’ 11th FIA ME Rally Champ’ship title in Jordan – Qatari Al-Kuwari fights back to take 2nd as Jordan’s Salem in 3rd

DEAD SEA, Jordan, Oct 17: Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah confirmed his 11th FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) title in 13 years with an emphatic start-to-finish victory in the Jordan Rally, round six of the series, which finished with the stunning backdrop of the Dead Sea on Saturday. The Qatari …

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FIFA suspends Kuwait – NATIONAL TEAMS, CLUBS BANNED FROM INT’L COMPETITION

ZURICH, Oct 16, (Agencies): FIFA suspended Kuwait’s football association over government interference with immediate effect on Friday. While attending a FIFA meeting in Switzerland, Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah of Kuwait said his position on the executive committee was not affected by his federation’s suspension. FIFA’s executive committee in September …

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Al-Ahly win Egypt Super Cup 2015

Al-Ahly SC, the champions of 2015 Egypt Cup, have been crowned as champion of the ninth Super Cup of Egypt after defeating Al-Zamalek 3-2 on Thursday night. The dramatic game was held at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain city, Abu-Dhabi emirate, the United Arab Emirates. Omar Jaber scored first …

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Women’s Taylor to make history – Men’s cricket

LONDON, Oct 16, (AFP): England international Sarah Taylor will make history this weekend when she becomes the first woman to play men’s grade cricket in Australia. The 26-year-old wicketkeeper will represent Northern Districts against Port Adelaide in South Australia’s premier men’s competition. “I had no idea that I would be …

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Sheikh Salman, Asia’s soft-spoken strongman – ‘We need some stability’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa isn’t the first Asian football chief to aspire to run FIFA, but with his powerful backers and opportunistic timing he could be the first to succeed. The soft-spoken Bahraini royal took over an Asian confederation in turmoil after Mohamed …

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