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Saturday , November 17 2018


Indian prodigy chess champ at 12

Grandmaster in a flash NEW DELHI, June 25, (AFP): A 12-year-old Indian boy described as “unstoppable” by his proud father has become the world’s second youngest chess grandmaster ever. Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, the son of a bank employee from the southern city of Chennai, achieved the feat with some aggressive play …

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El Hadary sets record, but Egypt fall to Saudis

Salah strikes VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 25, (AFP): Essam El Hadary, the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup, marked his record achievement with one outstanding penalty save for Egypt but was powerless to stop a second in a 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia on Monday. The 45-year-old goalkeeper …

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Uruguay punish Russia to top Group A

Suarez grabs second goal of WC SAMARA, Russia, June 25, (RTRS): Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday, finishing top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second. Luis …

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Japan hold Senegal to blow Group H wide open

England move into last 16 with Belgium NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 24, (AFP): England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games. A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane — which means he …

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Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark historic day

‘Dream the impossible’ LE CASTELLET, France, June 24, (RTRS): Aseel Al-Hamad drove a Renault Formula One car around the French Grand Prix circuit in front of thousands of fans on Sunday and declared the start of a new era for Saudi women in motorsport. The lap of Le Castellet’s Paul …

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Buttler century sees England to thrilling series sweep of Australia

Hosts beat tourists by one-wicket MANCHESTER, June 24, (AFP): Jos Buttler’s superb 110 not out saw England to a dramatic one-wicket win over Australia in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday. Victory saw England complete their first 5-0 series sweep of Australia in any format …

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Wrestler in row with Kuwait TV presenter ‘dies’

KUWAIT CITY, June 23: WWE and WCE wrestler Leon White “Vader Time” died Monday night after suffering from heart diseases for a long time, reports Al-Nahar daily. He was also known as Big Van Vader and was popular in the 1990s. He emerged in the WWE arena for the first …

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France battle into last 16, Peru out

Teen makes history YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 21, (AFP): Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest World Cup goalscorer as they beat Peru 1-0 on Thursday (June 21) to reach the last 16 and condemn the South Americans to an early exit. France, one of the pre-tournament favourites, join Uruguay and hosts …

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Haribon Slazers wreck Asian Air Safari with no harsh effect

Cozmo Lane Specialists outsmart Ebonite in 3-game series KUWAIT CITY, June 21: Lack of enthusiasm, lost of confidence and players’ truancy were the reasons why the lower six teams did not thrive for eminence in the penultimate round of the on-going PBAK-2018 Friendship Cup Team Tournament held at Cozmo Entertainement …

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Pressure mounts on Brazil

Neymar fit to face Costa Rica SAINT PETERSBURG, June 21, (AFP): Neymar will play in Brazil’s vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed. A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil’s World Cup campaign back on track here Friday …

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