Friday , September 21 2018


Australia’s Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year – De Villiers awarded ODI

SYDNEY, Australia, Dec 23 (RTRS): Australia captain Steve Smith was named ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015 on Wednesday after scoring a world leading 1,734 runs at an average of 82.57 with seven centuries over the voting period. The 26-year-old right-hander kept the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in Australia …

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FIFA presents reform package – 36-member council to replace ‘Exco’

ZURICH, Dec 23, (RTRS): Shaken by corruption scandals, global soccer body FIFA on Wednesday presented the detailed reforms it will ask members to adopt in February at a special congress that seeks to restore its reputation and elect a new leader. The reforms include limiting the number of terms top …

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Arsenal steal march on City – Walcott wows

LONDON, Dec 22, (AFP): Theo Walcott scored a brilliant opening goal as Arsenal established themselves as the number one challengers to Premier League leaders Leicester City by overcoming Manchester City 2-1. Walcott curled home a beauty in the 33rd minute before Mesut Ozil teed up Olivier Giroud to score his 12th …

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Original Pin Killers prevail as LEAF, NUSANTARA out – Kuwait Stars stun Swooping Eagles

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: The three teams vying for the last spot of the “Magic 8” won their respective matches but the cream of the crop, the Original Pin Killers team prevailed after Thunder Dragons went puff in the last two games of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait (PBAK) …

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Platini calls FIFA’s 8-year ban a ‘kick in the teeth’ – Blatter to use all legal steps to clear name

PARIS, Dec 22, (AFP): Michel Platini called FIFA’s eight-year ban a “kick in the teeth” but vowed in an interview with AFP on Tuesday to fight on for the presidency of world football’s governing body. The FIFA vice president and UEFA leader condemned the ethics committee that banned him on …

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Japan picks new design for Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium – Wonderful plan meets requirements and budget: Abe

TOKYO, Dec 22, (AP): Japan chose a scaled-down design Tuesday for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, five months after scrapping the initial design and construction plan for being too costly. The new design, by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, will still cost 153 billion yen ($1.26 billion) to …

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Kuwait’s Al-Abdulrazzaq wins

Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq won the UIM World Aquabike Class Pro Runabout Grand Prix 1 after winning the fourth and last round in Sharjah on Sunday. Al-Abdulrazzaq’s delight with the victory was “indescribable” in what he described as the toughest of the three major world jet-ski competitions, after winning it back in …

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Sheikh Salman ‘favorite’ to head FIFA – Mixed reaction to Blatter, Platini bans

LONDON, Dec 21, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa from Bahrain was made the favourite to become FIFA’s new president in February’s election by bookmaker William Hill on Monday following the eight-year ban on UEFA president Michel Platini. Sheikh Salman, the president of the Asian Football Confederation, is 6-5, …

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KBC league tourney reaches semis stage – Kuwait cricket plays as wonderful host

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The prestigious Kuwait Banks Club league tournament has reached the final stages where two top teams of each pool will clash against each other in the semifinals for the Cup final & the other 4 teams will play the semifinals for the Plate final. Kuwait Banks …

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FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for 8 yrs

ZURICH, Dec 21, (Agencies): A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini. The sentence against the two most powerful men in football stunningly highlighted the troubles faced …

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