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Monday , November 19 2018


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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Barcelona win 3rd Club World Cup – Douglas double fires Hiroshima to bronze

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Dec 20, (AFP): Lionel Messi marked his return from illness with a brilliant goal as Barcelona beat Argentina’s River Plate 3-0 to capture a record third Club World Cup on Sunday. The Spanish giants welcomed back Messi after a bout of kidney stones and the mercurial Argentine scored …

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Chennaiyin FC clinch ISL title – Mendoza, Bruno shine as soccer-mad Goa beaten

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Soccer-mad Goa were beaten 3-2 by the Chennaiyin FC to lift the second edition of the Indian Soccer League (ISL) which was played at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. In the first half both teams played cautious soccer although the first ten minutes of the game …

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Batelco win GulfRun 24HR Karting Endurance 5 – Shamiya Racing team claim first place in Silver class

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: GulfRun 24 hour Karting Endurance 5, powered by Zain, took place over the weekend at Sirbb Circuit in Shuwaikh – starting on Friday at 4:30pm ending on Saturday 4:30 pm. 20 teams consisting of 180 drivers took part in the practice sessions and the highly competitive …

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RSK holds one-day sports tournament and family day – Basketball aficionados back in action as Red team clinch title

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Taking a break from the usual Friday dominated by rackets and shuttlecocks, Republika ng Sports sa Kuwait or RSK, holds yet another one-day competition at Kazma Sports Club in Adailiya, but this time not of badminton but of two other sports that the members are also …

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Fans jeer, Chelsea earn post-Mourinho victory – Hiddink re-appointed as manage of Blues

LONDON, Dec 19, (AFP): Chelsea’s fans turned on their own players and chanted support for ex-manager Jose Mourinho as his successor Guus Hiddink watched them ease to a 3-1 win over Sunderland. Mourinho was sacked on Thursday and Dutchman Hiddink re-appointed to reprise his role as interim manager a couple …

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Boodai Aviation Group launches new booking platform, 3otolat.com

Boodai Aviation Group has launched its new booking platform, 3otolat.com, which is considered the largest local online booking website in Kuwait. The announcement came during a gala dinner held in Symphony Hotel attended by Airlines and big corporate managers and representatives from the tourism and media sectors. The Group’s CEO, …

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Spurs ‘move’ into top four – Kane marks century milestone in style

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Dec 19, (AFP): Harry Kane marked his 100th Tottenham appearance with the clinical finish that lifted his side into the Premier League’s top four with a 2-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. England striker Kane bagged the 47th goal of his Tottenham career five minutes before half-time …

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