Thursday , February 22 2018

Sports

Nole destroys Ferrer, sets up Nadal final – ‘Shoeless’ Paire stuns Nishikori to reach Tokyo final

BEIJING, Oct 10, (AFP): Novak Djokovic brushed off David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the China Open final, where old rival Rafael Nadal stands between the Serb and a sixth title in Beijing. Top-ranked Djokovic suffered the inconvenience of having his service broken for the first time at …

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Delegation seeks to assure FIFA; Kuwaiti officials, MPs fly to Switzerland

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (KUNA): Chairman of the parliamentary youth affairs committee MP Abdullah Al- Maiouf said on Saturday the Kuwaiti delegation, on a mission to Switzerland, will seek to persuade FIFA that the local sports laws do not contravene with the Olympic Charter. MP Al-Maiouf, in a statement to …

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Spain & Swiss trounce rivals to secure spots in Euro 2016 – Walcott, Sterling extend England’s winning run

MADRID, Oct 10, (AP): Spain will defend its European Championship title next year, while Switzerland will return to the tournament for the first time since co-hosting it eight years earlier. Spain secured its Euro 2016 spot by easily defeating Luxembourg 4-0 at home, while Switzerland trounced San Marino 7-0 to …

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Chile, Ecuador stun giants Brazil, Argentina as road to WCup starts – Wins for Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay in 2018 qualifiers

MONTEVIDEO, Oct 9, (Agencies): Argentina slumped to a shock home defeat against Ecuador while Brazil were beaten 2- 0 by Chile on Thursday as upsets dominated the opening round of South America’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup. A star-studded Argentina side badly missing the inspiration of injured captain …

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Kuwait clubs back govt in dispute with FIFA

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9, (RTRS): Kuwait’s national sports clubs have rallied behind the Gulf state’s authorities in their dispute with FIFA over alleged government interference in local soccer associations, state news agency KUNA said on Friday. FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has given the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) until next …

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Wales determined to end Wallaby hoodoo – Prince William presents Wales shirts

TWICKENHAM, United Kingdom, Oct 9, (AFP): Wales are determined to snap their losing streak against Australia in their World Cup clash on Saturday, assistant coach Shaun Edwards said. Both countries are already through to the quarter finals. But on top of deciding who is the best in Pool A, Australia …

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‘1905 Original’ All Blacks shirt smashes world record

CARDIFF, UK, Oct 9, (AFP): The jersey of New Zealand captain Dave Gallaher from their legendary 1905 Test against Wales smashed the world record price for a rugby shirt on Friday. The black shirt, embroidered with a silver fern, sold to a British buyer for £180,000 ($276,000/243,000 euros) at an …

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Sepp Blatter fights suspension amid FIFA turmoil

ZURICH, Oct 9, (Agencies): FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90 day ban that forced him out of office, a report said Friday as world football’s sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) became the latest …

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Kuwait threatened with FIFA ban

ZURICH, Oct 8, (RTRS): Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has been threatened with a ban by FIFA because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing body FIFAhas given the Kuwait Football Association until next week to avoid the …

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‘Sepp faces suspension’ – 90 days

ZURICH, Oct 7, (RTRS): FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces a 90 day suspension from football if the governing body’s ethics judge backs a prosecutor’s recommendation, a close friend and former advisor to Blatter told Reuters on Wednesday. Blatter’s long-term confidant Klaus Stoehlker said the decision by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on …

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