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Friday , November 16 2018


Williamson and Starc reach ‘milestones’ in Perth Test – Taylor double century puts New Zealand in touch

PERTH, Australia, Nov 15, (AFP): New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc joined elite company as bat continued to dominate ball on the third day of the second Test against Australia at the WACA Ground on Sunday. In reply to Australia’s formidable 559 for nine declared …

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Holm stuns Rousey with 2nd-round knockout – Jedrzejczyk successfully defends straw-weight belt 

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov 15, (AP): Ronda Rousey was the UFC’s unstoppable force until Holly Holm used the former champion’s aggression against her to produce one of the sport’s biggest upsets. Rousey chased Holm around the ring at UFC 193 on Sunday – looking for the right hold and taking head …

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Brazil fightback thwarts Argentina – Peru win

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 14, (RTRS): A first half goal from Ezequiel Lavezzi was cancelled out by Lucas Lima in the second period as Brazil escaped with a 1-1 draw against Argentina in Friday’s South American World Cup qualifying match. The match had originally been scheduled for Thursday but torrential rain …

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Sheikh Salman slams dirty lies

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov 14, (AP): Sheikh Salman running for FIFA president hit back at human rights groups who have accused him of helping authorities arrest footballers for protesting against the country’s ruling monarchy, calling the allegations “dirty tricks and dirty lies.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Sheikh Salman …

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PAS urges settling disputes nat’l level

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (KUNA): Public Authority for Sports (PAS) called on national sports authorities to resort to the judicial authority or the circuit tasked of disputes in the sector for tackling differences. PAS said in a statement on Saturday that the State rules do not bar referral to the …

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Pak ‘not ready’ to play in India: Khan

LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 14, (AFP): Pakistan’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Saturday ruled out any chance of sending his national team to India after his counterpart offered to play a proposed series there, arguing that the current atmosphere would not allow that to happen. Pakistan and India are due to …

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FIFA postpones Kuwait next World Cup qualifying match – Becker backs Beckenbauer in World Cup graft row

ZURICH, Nov 13, (Agencies): FIFA has postponed Kuwait’s next World Cup qualifying match because its federation is suspended from international soccer for government interference. Kuwait was to play at Myanmar in neutral Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday in an Asian qualifying group. FIFA says “taking into account the suspension, the match …

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Indian tweeters turn on British Airways – Tendulkar row

LONDON, Nov 13, (AFP): British Airways found itself under attack from fans of Sachin Tendulkar on Friday after the Indian cricket great complained on Twitter about the airline’s poor service. Tendulkar, a national hero in cricket crazy India and the idol of millions of fans worldwide, accused British Airways of …

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Morocco, Guinea win in WCup qualifying, Uganda upset Togo – Congo’s Mubele scores twice to steal a 3-2 win over Burundi

AGADIR, Morocco, Nov 13, (AP): Guinea and Congo all won their first-leg games in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, while there were upsets as Uganda won in Togo and Benin beat Burkina Faso. Africa’s biggest teams are entering the competition in the second round, where 40 teams are vying for …

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Ton-up Hales leads Poms to 95-run victory over Pakistan – England level four-match series to 1-1

ABU DHABI, Nov 13, (AFP): Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred and Chris Woakes ended his wicket drought with four victims as England beat Pakistan by 95 runs to win the second one-day international on Friday. Hales’s 109 was the cornerstone of England’s challenging 283-5 before Woakes — wicketless in …

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