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Sweden & Ukraine take first leg wins in playoffs – Ibra on target

PARIS, Nov 15, (AFP): European football paid tribute to the victims of attacks in Euro 2016 hosts France during Saturday’s qualifying play-offs which saw Sweden edge Denmark 2-1 and Ukraine beat Slovenia 2-0 in first leg ties. A minute’s silence was observed before Saturday’s games for victims of the Paris …

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‘Kuwait to join events only when its flag is raised’ – Kuwait event stripped of Olympic status over Israeli ban

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15, (Agencies): Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al- Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Sunday Kuwait would participate in sports events only when its flag was raised. Speaking to reporters following a National Assembly session, Sheikh Salman Sabah wondered: “Could …

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Williamson and Starc reach ‘milestones’ in Perth Test – Taylor double century puts New Zealand in touch

PERTH, Australia, Nov 15, (AFP): New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc joined elite company as bat continued to dominate ball on the third day of the second Test against Australia at the WACA Ground on Sunday. In reply to Australia’s formidable 559 for nine declared …

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Holm stuns Rousey with 2nd-round knockout – Jedrzejczyk successfully defends straw-weight belt 

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov 15, (AP): Ronda Rousey was the UFC’s unstoppable force until Holly Holm used the former champion’s aggression against her to produce one of the sport’s biggest upsets. Rousey chased Holm around the ring at UFC 193 on Sunday – looking for the right hold and taking head …

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Brazil fightback thwarts Argentina – Peru win

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 14, (RTRS): A first half goal from Ezequiel Lavezzi was cancelled out by Lucas Lima in the second period as Brazil escaped with a 1-1 draw against Argentina in Friday’s South American World Cup qualifying match. The match had originally been scheduled for Thursday but torrential rain …

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Sheikh Salman slams dirty lies

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov 14, (AP): Sheikh Salman running for FIFA president hit back at human rights groups who have accused him of helping authorities arrest footballers for protesting against the country’s ruling monarchy, calling the allegations “dirty tricks and dirty lies.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Sheikh Salman …

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PAS urges settling disputes nat’l level

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (KUNA): Public Authority for Sports (PAS) called on national sports authorities to resort to the judicial authority or the circuit tasked of disputes in the sector for tackling differences. PAS said in a statement on Saturday that the State rules do not bar referral to the …

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Pak ‘not ready’ to play in India: Khan

LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 14, (AFP): Pakistan’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Saturday ruled out any chance of sending his national team to India after his counterpart offered to play a proposed series there, arguing that the current atmosphere would not allow that to happen. Pakistan and India are due to …

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FIFA postpones Kuwait next World Cup qualifying match – Becker backs Beckenbauer in World Cup graft row

ZURICH, Nov 13, (Agencies): FIFA has postponed Kuwait’s next World Cup qualifying match because its federation is suspended from international soccer for government interference. Kuwait was to play at Myanmar in neutral Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday in an Asian qualifying group. FIFA says “taking into account the suspension, the match …

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Indian tweeters turn on British Airways – Tendulkar row

LONDON, Nov 13, (AFP): British Airways found itself under attack from fans of Sachin Tendulkar on Friday after the Indian cricket great complained on Twitter about the airline’s poor service. Tendulkar, a national hero in cricket crazy India and the idol of millions of fans worldwide, accused British Airways of …

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