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Thursday , November 15 2018


Holders Arsenal start road to Cup history – Gunners welcome struggling Sunderland

LONDON, Jan 8, (AFP): Arsenal’s sights are set on the Premier League title but Gunners defender Calum Chambers says the possibility of becoming the first club in the modern era to lift the FA Cup for a third successive season will fire their defence of the trophy. Arsene Wenger’s side …

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Bulls tame Celtics for sixth straight victory – Kings hold off Lakers

CHICAGO, Jan 8, (Agencies): Pau Gasol had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 18 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 101-92 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. Jimmy Butler added 19 points and 10 assists. The Bulls used a big third quarter to …

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City attempt to stay in track on 4 competitions – Pellegrini faces FA Cup selection dilemma at Norwich

NORWICH, United Kingdom, Jan 8, (AFP): Manuel Pellegrini faces an FA Cup selection dilemma at Norwich on Saturday as he attempts to keep Manchester City on track in four competitions. Pellegrini has indicated the FA Cup is bottom of his priority list in the midst of a testing January schedule …

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Saudi soccer body won’t send CL clubs to Iran

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 8, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s soccer federation has said its clubs will not play Asian Champions League matches in Iran amid rising diplomatic tension. The decision at a SAFF executive meeting comes days after individual clubs refused to travel to Iran for safety reasons when the competition …

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Inter pip Empoli, reclaim top spot  –  Juve win again

MILAN, Jan 6, (AFP): Mauro Icardi hit his eighth goal of the campaign as Inter Milan edged hosts Empoli 1-0 on Wednesday to reclaim top spot in Serie A from Fiorentina. Fiorentina had gone provisional top thanks to a 3-1 win at Palermo where Slovenia international Josip Ilicic struck a …

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Muhammad Riaz Chaudhry passes away – ‘Humble, honest & endearing man’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: Kuwait Cricket lost one of its limbs. The most qualified umpire and one of the most regarded cricket personalities in Kuwait Muhammad Riaz Chaudhry is no more. He passed away while at work in the Ministry of Defense where he was employed. He recently completed 60 …

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Racism exists in boxing: Mayweather – ‘I’m not a racist’ 

LOS ANGELES, Jan 6, (AFP): Floyd Mayweather says “racism still exists in the sport of boxing” and he cited UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s name in an attempt to bolster his argument. Mayweather also mentioned unified WBA, IBF, WBC and IBO champ Gennady Golovkin and former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward …

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Gayle sexism storm worsens – New allegations

SYDNEY, Jan 6, (AFP): The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behaviour towards women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian after he was fined US$7,000 on Tuesday …

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NZ seal series win over Sri Lanka – Guptill spearheads 36-run victory

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Jan 5, (AFP): New Zealand sealed the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday with Martin Guptill’s century spearheading a 36-run victory in the fifth and final one-dayer at Mount Maunganui. Matt Henry’s five-wicket bag helped ensure the hosts took a 3-1 series win to go …

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Zidane takes command at Real in difficult challenge – Thousands of fans turn out to cheer Zizou

MADRID, Jan 5, (AFP): Thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out to cheer Zinedine Zidane as one of the all-time great players started his first day as coach of the Spanish giants, confessing a “difficult” challenge lay ahead. While commentators expressed doubts about the Frenchman’s experience, 5,000 fans packed the …

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