Sunday , October 21 2018


His Highness Amir Shooting Championship opens

His Highness the Amir Fifth International Shooting Championship will kick off at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex on Wednesday evening. The fifth version of the championship will attract 350 male and female shooters from 31 countries, including world and Olympic champions. They will compete at main tournaments involving skeet, …

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Russian athletes keep their sights on Olympics ‘despite’ doping ban

MOSCOW, March 1, (RTRS): Barred from international competition, Russia is training its athletes at a series of special domestic tournaments and banking on hopes a doping ban will be lifted in time for this year’s Rio Olympics. While rivals will pit their strength at the world indoor games in the …

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Barcelona equal unbeaten record in Sevilla ‘victory’ – We’re in great form: Pique

MADRID, Feb 29, (AFP): Barcelona came from behind to equal a Spanish record of 34 games unbeaten in all competitions by moving eight points clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win over Sevilla. Sevilla were the last side to beat Barca back in October and deservedly …

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Pakistan defeat UAE by seven wickets in Asia Cup – Malik smashes unbeaten 63; Amir, Irfan, Sami trigger UAE’s collapse

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb 29, (Agencies): Shoaib Malik smashed 63 not out as Pakistan survived an early stumble in its run chase to beat United Arab Emirates by seven wickets in the Asia Cup on Monday. UAE made 129-6 in its 20 overs after opting to bat first before Pakistan reached …

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Ranieri rolls dice again as Leicester face West Brom – Wenger challenges Arsenal to rebound from United setback

LEICESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 29, (AFP): Leicester City face the next test in their extraordinary Premier League title challenge with manager Claudio Ranieri prepared to take more risks in search of victory over West Bromwich Albion. Ranieri’s boldness was rewarded on Saturday as his substitutions paid off with a late 1-0 …

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Young Pak female boxers punch through gender barriers – Growth of sport for both genders dogged by lack of adequate facilities

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 29, (RTRS): In a dense and dusty neighbourhood in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, eight young girls lined up against a cement wall, touching their hands to their faces in prayer before boxing practice began. For the last six months, these athletes-in-the-making have been training at …

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Caballero the hero as City win League Cup – Liverpool beaten in SO

LONDON, Feb 28, (AFP): Willy Caballero proved an unlikely hero with three penalty saves as Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 in a Wembley Stadium shootout on Sunday to win the English League Cup. The game finished 1-1 following extra time, Philippe Coutinho equalising for Liverpool in the 83rd minute after …

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Sabbir hits 80 as B’desh stun Sri Lanka in Asia Cup – Hosts stay on track for final

DHAKA, Feb 28, (AFP): Sabbir Rahman scored a brilliant half-century to set up a 23-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Sabbir hit 80 off 54 balls as Bangladesh posted a respectable 147-7 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 124-8 for …

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Spurs remain on heels of Leicester – Rose sinks Swansea

LONDON, Feb 28, (AFP): Tottenham remain hot on the heels of Leicester in the Premier League title race after Danny Rose’s late winner capped a dramatic fightback in Sunday’s vital 2-1 victory against Swansea. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in danger of losing ground on the leaders when Alberto Paloschi gave …

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FIFA reform won’t happen overnight: Sheikh Ahmad – Blatter warns Infantino of backstabbers

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28, (Agencies): Asia Olympic Chief Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah on Saturday hailed Gianni Infantino’s victory in the FIFA presidential election as a “new era” but warned “reform won’t happen overnight”. UEFA secretary-general Infantino won the fight to succeed the suspended Sepp Blatter in Friday’s vote, defeating three …

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