Tuesday , September 25 2018

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Lewandowski relishing Bayern-Dortmund clash

Schalke need to beat Cologne   BERLIN, Oct 2, (AFP): Robert Lewandowski aims to add to his incredible goal-scoring run in Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga showdown against ex-club Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s ‘Der Klassiker’ on Sunday. The Poland hot-shot has netted 10 times in his last three games alone and has scored …

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Classy South Africa stun India in 1st T20

Proteas win by 7 wickets to grab 3-game series lead DHARAMSALA, India, Oct 2, (AFP): South Africa put on a thrilling batting display to brush aside India by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 match in Dharamsala on Friday and grab the lead in the three-game series. In a high-scoring …

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Oman Air enjoy excellent opening day

The Wave, Muscat make stunning start at Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul MUSCAT, Oct 2: Leigh McMillan let team grit do the talking when The Wave, Muscat opened their bid for the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul crown with a clean sweep of seven podium places plus a further four from Stevie …

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Al-Askari wins 1st place in 200m freestyle in Bangkok

Kuwaiti swimmer Yousef Al-Askari won the first place Friday in the 200m freestyle event of the 8th Asian Age Group Championships, currently held in Bangkok, Thailand with participation of 31 countries. In the tourney’s second day, Al-Askari ended the competition, 18 year-old and above category, in 01:51.75 minute, Coach Ayman …

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Wales battle to Fiji victory at WCup; Pressure on Aussies, England; All Blacks wary of gargantuan Georgian

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Oct 1, (Agencies): Gareth Davies guided Wales to a nail-biting 23-13 victory over Fiji on Thursday to pile the pressure on Pool A rivals Australia and England. Even though there was no bonus, the win was the third for Warren Gatland’s Welsh team after having beaten Uruguay …

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The cost of the Thrilla in Manilla; Ali vs Frazier ‘closest thing to death’

NEW YORK, Oct 1, (AP): It was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known. He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat of a Philippines morning before Frazier’s trainer Eddie Futch mercifully signaled things to an end, his fighter …

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Record-man CR7 turns focus on Madrid derby; Ronaldo casts doubt on Madrid future

MADRID, Oct 1, (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo immediately turned his thoughts to Sunday’s La Liga derby at Atletico Madrid after his Champions League double on Wednesday drew him level with Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time leading marksman on 323 goals. Ronaldo, who scored twice in the 2-0 Group A success at …

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Capital Boys Bowling Center Open tourney concludes

In line with the vision of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah to construct bowling centers in some high schools for boys and girls in each educational district, the first bowling hall was inaugurated at Ahmad Al-Bisher Al-Roomi High School in the Capital Educational District under the …

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Pakistan spin way to Zimbabwe win; Yasir, Rizwan, Wasim shine

HARARE, Oct 1, (AFP): Legspinner Yasir Shah returned career-best figures as Pakistan spun their way to a crushing 131-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of three one-day internationals at Harare Sports Club on Thursday. In dry conditions reminiscent of some of their slower venues back home, Pakistan dug themselves …

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Sheikh Salman weighs FIFA bid if Platini withdraws

ZURICH, Oct 1, (RTRS): One of Michel Platini’s main backers in his bid to head world soccer’s governing body, Bahraini Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, might stand himself if a Swiss investigation hampers the Frenchman’s candidacy, two sources have told Reuters. Sheikh Salman, head of the Asian F o …

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