Thursday , September 20 2018


South Africa win T20 series after crowd trouble – Seamer Morkel leads the way for Proteas

CUTTACK, India, Oct 5, (AFP): Seamer Albie Morkel led the way with three for 12 as South Africa thumped India by six wickets in the violence-hit second Twenty20 match in Cuttack on Monday to clinch the series. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir and seamer Chris Morris chipped in with two wickets each …

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Parliament ‘will’ confront FIFA with sport law facts

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: The Parliament Office held a meeting on Monday during which it discussed authorizing MP Abdullah Al-Mayouf and MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji to attend the meeting scheduled to be held in Lausanne City on Saturday, Oct 10 and Sunday, Oct 11 in which the two parts of the …

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Asif-led Pakistan ‘clinch’ third decisive ODI against Zimbabwe – Afridi slams Australia over Bídesh tour

HARARE, Oct 5, (AFP): Offspinner Bilal Asif outlined his potential value to Pakistan ahead of upcoming games against England as his five-wicket haul clinched the third and decisive one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Monday. Playing in just his second ODI, Asif decimated the Zimbabwe line-up with …

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Kuwaiti shooters grab 3 more medals at Arab Championship – Kuwait win two gold and one silver

RABAT, Oct 4, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti shooters have won two gold medals and one silver at the skeet competitions of the 12th Arab Shooting Championship here on Saturday, thus taking the country’s tally to eight medals. Saud Habib won gold after his tally exceeded that of his compatriot Zayd Al-Mutairi …

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Russia win World Fencing Championship in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4, (KUNA): The Russian team Saturday evening won the World Fencing Championship, epee, for juniors, after beating Austria in the final. The tournament was held at the Kuwait Fencing Association hall. In a strong match, Russian fencers, among the world’s top ones, scored 45 touches, while their …

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Bayern crush Dortmund for 7-point lead

MUNICH, Oct 4, (Agencies): Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski struck twice each to steer Bayern Munich to a 5-1 demolition of second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, which allowed the champions to open a sevenpoint lead at the top of the Bundesliga as they equalled their record of eight consecutive wins …

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Manohar succeeds deceased Dalmiya as BCCI ‘president’

MUMBAI, Oct 4, (AFP): Shashank Manohar was unanimously elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday, vowing to restore the governing body’s image after a series of scandals. The Nagpur-based lawyer succeeds veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died last month, in what is arguably …

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Arsenal shred Man United, up to 2nd

LONDON, Oct 4, (AFP): Arsenal produced a scintillating start to overwhelm inform Manchester United 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday and give embattled manager Arsene Wenger something to smile about. Wenger was pilloried in the British press after Tuesday’s 3-2 home defeat by Olympiakos left his side struggling to …

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Five-goal Aguero fires Man City top – Mane, slick Southampton deepen Chelsea gloom

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 3, (AFP): Sergio Aguero turned in a remarkable goal-scoring performance by netting five times in 20 minutes as Manchester City came from behind to rout Newcastle United 6-1 on Saturday. Only four other players in post-1992 Premier League history — Andrew Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe …

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Blatter’s survival in doubt after sponsor’s resignation call – ‘FIFA’s reputation deteriorating’

LAUSANNE, Oct 3, (AFP): After powerful FIFA sponsors demanded his immediate resignation, a key question surrounded Sepp Blatter on Saturday: can the sleaze-tainted president of world football’s governing body survive until his planned departure in February? Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser in separate statements Friday called for Blatter to go, …

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