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Tuesday , December 11 2018

Sports

Al-Ghareeb, Al-Shatti, Riyana advance at 7th Kuwait Open

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: The seventh Kuwait Open Tennis Championship (2016), under the patronage of Kuwait and Arab Tennis Federations Chairman Sheikh Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, will conclude on Wednesday. In a press statement, Kuwait Tennis Federation disclosed that in the Men’s Singles Category, Ali Al-Ghareeb beat his opponent …

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Man City title hopes hit by Norwich stalemate – Result jeopardises Citizens hopes of CL qualification

NORWICH, United Kingdom, March 12, (AFP): A resolute Norwich City placed a significant dent in Manchester City’s Premier League title aspirations with a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday. Manchester City enjoyed plenty of possession, but aside from a Sergio Aguero effort that was superbly saved by John …

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Nabi fires Afghans into Sup 10s – Zimbabwe knocked out

NAGPUR, India, March 12, (AFP): Mohammad Nabi’s brisk fifty and a clinical bowling performance helped Afghanistan knock Zimbabwe out of the World T20 with an emphatic 59-run win to storm into the Super 10s in Nagpur on Saturday. Batting first, Afghanistan rode on a 98-run stand between Nabi (52) and …

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FBAA dominate ‘4 Feathers’ One-day tournament – FBC hosts Badminton Championship Cup

KUWAIT CITY, March 12: The Filipino Badminton Association of Ahmadi (FBAA) bagged the overall championship in the 5th “Inter Club Friendship One-day Tourney” dubbed “ 4 Feathers Cup” on Friday that was hosted by the Filipino Badminton Committee (FBC)  at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally. The Four Feathers …

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Sharapova slams critics – ‘I should have paid more attention’

INDIAN WELLS, United States, March 12, (AFP): Maria Sharapova hit back Friday at suggestions she received five separate warnings about changes to tennis’ anti-doping rules which ultimately led to her testing positive for a banned drug. A defiant Sharapova defended herself in a post on her Facebook page, saying that …

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Pak announces World T20 participation – ‘Matter solved after solid assurances from India’

ISLAMABAD, March 11, (AFP): Pakistan on Friday announced it would send its national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 following security assurances from New Delhi, ending months of uncertainty. The interior minister “Chaudhry Nisar (Ali Khan) has given permission to Pakistan’s team to play in India,” Najam Sethi, …

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Lethal Liverpool sink United – Dortmund rout Spurs

LONDON, March 11, (RTRS): Liverpool handed their fiercest rivals a painful lesson on Thursday with a dominant 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of a Europa League last-16 clash. As the two sides took their bitter domestic rivalry on to the European stage for the first time, …

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Bangladesh set up Group A decider – Ireland, Netherlands see hopes washed away

DHARAMSALA, India, March 11, (AFP): Ireland and Netherlands crashed out of the World T20 on Friday after rain forced their respective matches in Dharamsala to be abandoned with Bangladesh and Oman setting up a Group A decider to make the Super 10s. While Netherlands’ match versus Oman was called off …

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Kuwait-SKorea WC qualifier off

SEOUL, March 11, (RTRS): South Korea’s World Cup qualifier against Kuwait has been cancelled due to the FIFA ban on the Gulf nation, the Korean Football Association said on Friday. Kuwait were banned by the world governing body in October over government interference in domestic football. FIFA told the KFA …

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Afghans keep Super 10 hopes alive – India humble Windies, NZ crush Sri Lanka in warmups

NAGPUR, India, March 10, (Agencies): Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will compete for a place in the World Twenty20 Super 10 stage after defeating Hong Kong and Scotland respectively on Thursday. Afghanistan romped to a six-wicket win over Hong Kong, while Zimbabwe ensured Scotland remained winless in its third World T20 appearance …

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