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Monday , December 10 2018


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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South Korea hold off China, India to maintain top spot – India’s Kusale shoots way to gold

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: South Korea continued to retain first place in the medals’ table despite facing strong competition from other East Asian countries particularly China and India on the eighth day of the 13th Asian Shooting Championship which is currently being held inside Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex …

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Hafeez hundred helps Pakistan thump Poms – Pak beat England by 6 wickets

ABU DHABI, Nov 11, (AFP): Mohammad Hafeez hit a sparkling century to help Pakistan beat England by six wickets in the first day-night international at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. The 35-year-old finished with an unbeaten 130-ball 102 to steer Pakistan to the …

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Neymar back for Brazil against injury-hit Argentina – Top-of the-table meeting as Ecuador, Uruguay clash

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 11, (AFP): Brazil superstar Neymar returns from suspension to face an injury-hit Argentina on Thursday as South America’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup resumes with a showdown between the bitter continental rivals. Neymar was forced to sit out Brazil’s opening two qualifiers last month — a …

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