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Daska, Seboka join ’16 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon – World-class event expected to attract around 30K runners

DUBAI, UAE, Jan 4: Ethiopian running superstars Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka are the latest big names to join a powerful field of elites for the first world-class marathon of the Olympic year, the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Jan 22. With Daska and Seboka — winners of the …

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Panel proposes BCCI ‘revamp’ – ‘Legalise gambling’

  NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (AFP): A panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court on Monday proposed sweeping changes to the country’s scandal-hit cricket board and said gambling should be made legal. The panel headed by former chief justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was appointed after a string of corruption scandals at …

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Chelsea crush Palace 3-0 – Oscar, Willian, Costa extend Blues unbeaten run since Mou’s departure

LONDON, Jan 3, (AFP): Guus Hiddink enjoyed his first victory since taking over as Chelsea interim manager as the troubled Premier League champions crushed Crystal Palace 3-0 on Sunday. After draws against Watford and Manchester United following his arrival as short-term replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho, Hiddink was at …

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Czech Republic beat Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup – Pavlyuchenkova upsets Swiss seed in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 3, (AP): Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event Sunday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from …

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Kuwaiti bikers dominate ‘LIWA Moto Cross Challenge’ in Abu Dhabi

Competitors from Kuwait’s Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club won fi rst place in the ongoing ‘LIWA Moto Cross Challenge’ which is being held in Abu Dhabi (UAE). In the (Mx2) category, Mishari Bosheba won fi rst place followed by his team-mate Muhammad Jaa’far, and in the (quads) category, Muhammad …

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Lawler clinches split-decision thriller over Condit at UFC 195 – Miocic stops Arlovski

LAS VEGAS, Jan 3, (AP): Robbie Lawler defended his UFC welterweight belt with a bruising split-decision victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195 on Saturday night. Lawler (27-10) was awarded the narrow decision after an outstanding five-round brawl. Condit (30-9) landed 120 more strikes and wobbled the champion multiple times, …

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Rooney gem eases pressure on LVG as United edge Swansea – Toure, Aguero strike City comeback stuns Watford

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 2, (AFP): Wayne Rooney eased the pressure on Louis van Gaal as the Manchester United captain’s superb backheeled strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday. Rooney’s 77th-minute moment of magic took him ahead of Denis Law to become the second-highest goalscorer in …

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Hammers leapfrog unconvincing Liverpool – Antonio, Carroll sink Reds

LONDON, Jan 2, (AFP): Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio both scored for a second successive match as West Ham United leapfrogged Liverpool in the Premier League table by beating them 2-0 on Saturday. The pair had scored in the 2-1 victory over Southampton that ended a run of eight games …

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Kuwaiti ace to pilot Ferrari 458 GT3 with Dragon Racing – Al-Mudhaf confirms Dubai 24hr entry

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Kuwaiti ace endurance driver Khaled Al Mudhaf will join Dubai based Dragon Racing for the upcoming Dubai 24hrs, piloting the #888 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. This is the first International endurance race of the new year for GT’s, touring cars and 24H Specials, with one of …

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Stanford ‘romps’ to victory against Iowa in Rose Bowl – Ohio State rolls past Notre Dame as Mississippi dominates Oklahoma

PASADENA, California, Jan 2, (AP): Stanford showed why it finished just outside the final four in the College Football Playoff and romped to a 45-16 victory over Iowa in the Rose Bowl on Friday. Christian McCaffrey caught a 75-yard touchdown pass on the opening snap and later returned a punt …

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