Saturday , January 20 2018

Sports

Qatar holds Gulf Cup draw without boycotting states – Not clear if suspended Kuwait can take part

DOHA, Sept 25, (AFP): The draw for the Gulf Cup of Nations went ahead Monday despite serious doubts that the Qatar-hosted competition will take place largely due to ongoing regional political tensions. In bizarre circumstances an elaborate ceremony saw Qatar drawn with Bahrain, Iraq and Yemen in Group A, while …

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Sane sparkles as City rout Palace – Citizens stay top of table

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sept 23, (AFP): Leroy Sane was the difference as Premier League leaders Manchester City claimed a comprehensive 5-0 win over bottom club Crystal Palace on Saturday to extend their unbeaten start. “Shall we score a goal for you?” the home fans chanted, and well they might, with …

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4-star Chelsea thump Stoke – Morata bags classy hat-trick

LONDON, Sept 23, (AFP): Alvaro Morata bagged a classy hat-trick as Chelsea made short work of beating Stoke 4-0 to keep up the pressure on the Premier League leaders on Saturday. Pedro also scored for Antonio Conte’s side, who remained just three points off the top of the table with …

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Real bounce back as Atletico down Sevilla – Ceballos scores twice on full debut

MADRID, Sept 23, (AFP): Dani Ceballos scored twice on his full debut as Real Madrid bounced back from a shock midweek defeat to Real Betis with a 2-1 win at Alaves. Earlier, Diego Costa was an interested spectator as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second thanks to goals from Yannick …

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Booming super league culture makes India’s sports market sizzle – ‘Gladiators in the ring’

NEW DELHI, Sept 19, (AFP): Boxing, badminton, poker, pool – every sport imaginable is rebranding in India as a “super” or “pro” franchise-based competition chasing a slice of an emerging billion-dollar entertainment market dominated by cricket’s Indian Premier League. The star-studded Twenty20 tournament has inspired a raft of glitzy new …

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Toyota secures podium finish in challenging Mexico round – #8 TS050 Hybrid takes 3rd spot of 2017 FIA WEC

MEXICO, Sept 19: Toyota GAZOO Racing completed a tight race in the fifth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and claimed a podium finish in the 6 Hours of Mexico. The #8 TS050 Hybrid, led by crew Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima, secured the third …

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Stafford-led Lions maintain early form – Giants fall to 0-2

NEW YORK, Sept 19, (RTRS): On a night when the New York Giants honored their 2007 Super Bowl championship team at halftime, the current Giants once again looked like chumps. Detroit rookie Jamal Agnew returned a punt 88 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes …

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His Highness the Amir congratulates fencer Al-Qallaf

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a cable of congratulations to the Kuwaiti fencer Tariq Al-Qallaf on the occasion of being honored by the Arab Youth Council for Integrated Development. His Highness the Amir expressed sincere compliments to Al-Qallaf, …

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Slovenia beat Serbia to win Eurobasket title – Spain defeat Russia to claim third place

ISTANBUL, Sept 18, (AP): Slovenia won its first European basketball championship on Sunday, defeating Serbia 93-85 in Istanbul behind 35 points by Goran Dragic. Dragic, the Miami Heat guard who was voted MVP of the tournament after the game, watched the final four minutes from the bench due to cramp. …

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Dolphins spoil Chargers opener – Pats bounce back

CARSON, California, Sept 18, (AP): Cody Parkey hit his fourth field goal from 54 yards with 1:05 to play as the Miami Dolphins rallied in the fourth quarter to spoil the Los Angeles Chargers’ home opener with a 19-17 victory in the NFL on Sunday. The Chargers’ South Korea-born placekicker …

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