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Thursday , November 15 2018

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Ashkanani gears up for Abu Dhabi return – Round 3 of Porshche GT3 Cup Challenge ME kicks off on Jan 22

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: A short winter break has proved only to heighten interest, increase driver focus and build anticipation as the region’s leading race series speeds towards a long-awaited return to the UAE’s capital for Round 3 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. In two weeks the Middle …

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Kuwaiti Al-Qallaf bags two gold, bronze at US fencing event

WASHINGTON, Jan 11, (KUNA): Tareq Al-Qallaf clinched his second gold medal in the wheelchair sabre event of the North American Cup for fencing on Sunday along with a bronze he earlier took home. The Kuwaiti wheelchair fencer previously won the epee event and bagged a bronze in the foil competition …

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AWBF Chairman thankful of Sheikh Salman’s support

Chairman of the Asian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (AWBF) Saad Al-Azmaa on Sunday, thanked Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah for his persistent support of disabled persons’ sports. Al-Azmaa made the comments in statements to journalists after meeting with Sheikh Salman, …

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New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka with Guptill and Munro blitz – Black Caps win series 2-0

AUCKLAND, Jan 10, (AFP): New Zealand blitzed the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in Auckland on Sunday with a whirlwind display by Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to set up a nine-wicket win. Munro brought up the winning runs with a six to be unbeaten on 50 after 14 balls, …

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‘Be Strong’ focuses on female empowerment – Sports & cultural awareness program

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: An Initiative of the champion Balsam Al-Ayoub as a means to promote awareness, culture and sports through workshops and activities. It also contributes to stimulate women’s health, sports and culture. Being a strong long-term sustainable project in partnership with the global campaign launched by the United …

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Daman Speed Academy returns with 5 tropics from Oman – Two podiums for Al Saadi, Al Ali 2nd in DD2 and Al Qubaisi claims 3rd place in Mini Max

OMAN, Muscat, Jan 10: Daman Speed Academy (DSA) junior drivers added to their silverware over the weekend in Round 8 of the UAE Rotax Max Challenge at the 1km Muscat Speedway at Seeb in Oman, Ahmed Al Saadi finishing second in the Micro Max class (2 podiums in a row), …

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Holders Arsenal, City through – Rooney saves Utd

LONDON, Jan 9, (AFP): Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored as Arsenal started their FA Cup defence by coming from behind to defeat Sunderland 3-1 in the third round on Saturday. Menwhile, Wayne Rooney’s stoppage-time penalty spared Manchester United from an embarrassing goalless draw as they edged third-tier Sheffield United …

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Azarenka caps a resurgent week with 1st title since ’13 – Federer thumps Thiem to set up Raonic rematch

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 9, (Agencies): A polished victory at the Brisbane International finally ended a prolonged, disorganized and painful wait between titles for Victoria Azarenka, extending back to August 2013 when she beat Serena Williams in Cincinnati. She won the Australian Open that year, too, successfully defending her 2012 title, …

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Kuwait para-athlete wins fencing tourney

WASHINGTON, Jan 9, (KUNA): Kuwait athlete Tareq Al-Qallaf won the gold medal of the men’s wheelchair Epee division at the North American Cup (NAC) for fencing. Speaking to KUNA, the Kuwaiti athlete said that he dedicated his win to the Kuwaiti leadership and people. He added that the tournament, held …

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Kuwaitis on podium of Qatar Int’l Endurocross

DOHA, Jan 9, (KUNA): Kuwaiti racers have won first places in the third round of Qatar International Endurocross that gathered 35 racers from 10 countries. Mohammad Jaafar, a Kuwaiti racer, won the MX2 category, clinching the second place, followed by his compatriot Moath Al-Ansari, while the first place went to …

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