Monday , October 23 2017

Sports

Djokovic passes first test at Eastbourne – Kerber survives

EASTBOURNE, United Kingdom, June 28, (AFP): Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first grass court test of the season on Wednesday, defeating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals at Eastbourne. The Serb is playing a pre-Wimbledon event for the first time since 2010 and will next …

Read More »

Pacquiao camp predicts Horn fight will be ‘short and sweet’ – Knockout likely: Roach

BRISBANE, Australia, June 28, (AP): Manny Pacquiao isn’t saying it publicly, preferring not to dwell too much on landing a knockout blow. His trainer, Freddie Roach, isn’t pulling any punches, though. Roach reckons the WBO welterweight world championship fight against Jeff Horn on Sunday will be “short and sweet.” “Manny …

Read More »

Qatari panel says Garcia Report vindicates 2022 World Cup bid – Timing of publication questioned

DOHA, June 28, (AFP): Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia Report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament. In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes …

Read More »

Portugal face stern Chile test – Copa champs out to curb goal-king Ronaldo

KAZAN, Russia, June 27, (AFP): Copa America champions Chile will try to curb Portugal’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday’s Confederations Cup semifinal with the goal-ace in rich form despite the tax storm brewing in Spain. The 32-year-old converted a penalty in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand to claim his …

Read More »

NZ humble USA to win America’s Cup – Great redemption

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 27, (AFP): New Zealand won the America’s Cup on Monday, laying to rest the ghost of a stunning 2013 collapse with a crushing victory over Oracle Team USA. The gritty Kiwi challengers, with 26-year-old Peter Burling at the helm, downed the defenders 7-1 in the first to …

Read More »

FIFA discloses damaging Qatar WC bid report – $2mln sent to child of FIFA member

LAUSANNE, June 27, (AFP): FIFA on Tuesday released a long-withheld report on alleged corruption in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar after more leaks deepened the controversy surrounding the vote. World football’s governing body had previously declined to publish in full the 400-page report into awarding the 2018 World …

Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal pip Russia – ‘I am ready to pay’

MOSCOW, June 21, (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday. The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the …

Read More »

Saudis to host women’s professional event

LONDON, June 21, (AFP): Saudi Arabia will stage a women’s squash tournament later this year with world champion Nour El Sherbini and eight-time world title winner Nicol David appearing in a rare public airing for women’s sport in the kingdom. The Professional Squash Association (PSA) said the PSA Women’s Masters …

Read More »

Al-Roumi edge Kuwait Steel – KIB blank Al-Mailem 4-0

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: The 38th edition of the Late Abdullah Meshari Al-Rawdhan Futsal Tournament 2017 today enters its second-last stage with the hosting of two semifinal matches. In the quarterfinal stage, the late Ahmad Al-Roumi team managed to reserve a place in the semis after defeating Kuwait Steel team …

Read More »

ABK sponsors Kuwait’s Youth Basketball tournament

As part of its activities for the Holy month of Ramadan, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) was the platinum sponsor of the 2017 Kuwait Youth Basketball tournament, which was organized specifically to increase sport activity during the Holy month of Ramadan. The tournament was held from 3 – 14 …

Read More »
Translate »