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Jordanian community in Kuwait organizes ‘Open Sports Day’

The Sports Committee of the Jordanian community in Kuwait organized an ‘Open Sports Day’ filled with fund and entertainment for the Jordanian families residing in Kuwait. The event was held under the auspices of the Jordanian Ambassador to Kuwait Mohammad Al-Kayed at the Public Authority of Youths Affairs, Bayan grounds …

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Russian stars slam completely unfair suspension – Officials announce plan to revamp athletics

MOSCOW, Nov 16, (AFP): Russian track and field stars including renowned pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva on Monday denounced as “completely unfair” the decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to provisionally suspend Russia. “Why do people like me have to suffer from the mistakes of irresponsible athletes?” three-time …

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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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