Monday , September 24 2018


‘Suspended’ Platini will not attend FIFA hearing – 2 plead not guilty

PARIS, Dec 16, (Agencies): Suspended European soccer chief Michel Platini will not attend Friday’s FIFA ethics committee hearing in protest at what he condemns as a political process designed to prevent him running to lead the world governing body, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 …

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AUB Trophy inaugurated – Nitin Lobo scores first century of tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Ahli United Bank, pioneers in promoting cricket in Kuwait since so many years, added one more feather to their cap by sponsoring the AUB Trophy 2015 for the third successive year. Richard Groves, CEO of Ahli United Bank and Helen Groves jointly cut the cake to …

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Ashkanani will get better and better, says Rao – Best is yet to come from Al Nabooda Racing star

KUWAIT CITY,  Dec 16: Al Nabooda Racing have made a record-breaking start to the season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, but the best is yet to come from Zaid Ashkanani, team manager Vijay Rao said today. Ashkanani, whose new partnership with Jeffrey Schmidt has produced a 45pt …

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Leicester return to summit as Chelsea woes continue – Betrayed Mou vows to fight on

LEICESTER, England, Dec 14 ,(Agencies): Sublime goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez sent Leicester City back to the Premier League summit after a deserved 2-1 win over lacklustre Chelsea whose march to the title last season seems a distant memory. The prolific Vardy, whose record run of 11 consecutive …

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Committee ready for talks with Kuwait, says IOC’s Bach – Ronaldinho, Figo arrive as FIFA stops Gerrard, Pirlo from playing game

BUDAPEST, Dec 15, (Agencies): The Kuwaiti government must “come to the table” and resolve the sports law which has caused the country to be banned from the International Olympic Committee, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Kuwait was suspended in October for the second time in five years over government …

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KEA win 18th CETAA Cricket Final – Renju claims man of the match

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15: The final of the 19th Prof Ramachandran Memorial Cricket Tournament (RMC) conducted by College of Engineerig Trivandrum Alumni Association (CETAA) and sponsored by GTE Olayan Co, Khuff GT&C and Nouri Industrial Est: saw defending champions KEA meet in form and favorites AECK on Dec 11 at …

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Dhoni, McCullum fetch million dollar deals in IPL draft

NEW DELHI, Dec 15 (AFP): Indian and New Zealand skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Brendon McCullum were drafted for more than one million dollars into new cricket teams on Tuesday for the Indian Premier League following a graft scandal. A new team from the western city of Pune paid 125 …

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Benitez bemused by latest Madrid defeat – Valencia fighting spirit impresses Neville

MADRID, Dec 14, (Agencies): Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez was at a loss to explain his side’s terrible first-half performance after they slipped to a third defeat in five league games at Villarreal on Sunday. Madrid now trail leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by five points after failing to respond …

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Barca face Arsenal, Chelsea play PSG again – Ex-winners Juve, Bayern clash as Real drawn against Roma 

NYON, Switzerland, Dec 14, (RTRS): Holders and Spanish league leaders Barcelona will play Premier League leaders Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League, 10 years after the sides faced each other in the final, following Monday’s draw for the first knockout stage. Spanish league leaders Barcelona, chasing a …

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New Zealand enjoy 122-run win as Sri Lanka fold – Kiwis take 1-0 lead in 2-match series

DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Dec 14, (AFP): New Zealand secured a 122-run win in the first Test on Monday as Sri Lankan resistance folded with the loss of seven wickets on the final day. New Zealand now enjoy a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. New Zealand had set Sri Lanka …

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