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FBC concludes 93rd regular tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) concluded its 93rd Regular Tournament on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally with veteran and amateur badminton players participating in the event. All players displayed their best form as they battled it out with the best …

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Ice Prince Hanyu wins historic gold – Snowboarder pulls off Olympic ski shock

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 17, (AFP): Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu disclosed he had never “fully healed” from the serious injury that almost scuppered his Olympics after clinching the first back-to-back men’s figure skating title in more than six decades on Saturday. The 23-year-old cemented his status as the modern day ‘Ice …

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Motul partners with Kuwaiti champion for impressive run in Drift Series

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: AL-SAYER Engineering, a subsidiary of AL-SAYER Holding sponsored the Kuwaiti drift Champion Ali Maksheed as part of the partnership agreement for Motul oil their franchise brand of lubricants from France, which was signed recently. The partnership comes as a title sponsor featuring Motul logos on Ali …

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‘Flying Tomato’ wins landmark gold – Winds throw games into chaos

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 14, (AFP): Snowboarding legend Shaun White savoured the feeling of “redemption” Wednesday after he produced a jaw-dropping final run to win his third Olympic halfpipe title Wednesday, bringing up a 100th Winter Games gold for the United States in the process. The 31-year-old, who won at …

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Ter Mors sets Oly record – Nao finishes 2nd

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 14, (RTRS): Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors bounced back spectacularly from an injury-plagued season by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic women’s 1,000 metres at the Gangneung Oval on Wednesday. The 28-year-old set an Olympic record of one minute, 13.56 seconds to finish ahead of …

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Sharma’s ton helps India secure ODI series victory – Tourists beat South Africa by 73 runs

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Feb 13, (AFP): Rohit Sharma ended a personal South African hoodoo and set up a series win for India in the fifth one-day international at St George’s Park on Tuesday. Sharma’s 115 was his first major innings in three tours of South Africa — and India’s …

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Gold at last as Hirscher bags combined title – Snow queen Kim dominates women’s halfpipe

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 13, (Agencies): Austrian star Marcel Hirscher finally bagged Olympic gold when he produced a brilliant slalom run to storm to a dominant victory in the men’s alpine combined on Tuesday. Alexis Pinturault claimed silver for France with his team-mate Victor Muffat-Jeandet taking an astonishing bronze after …

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Al-Marta hands Kuwaiti veterans 1-0 win over Oman

Samer Al-Marta struck in the final minutes to give a team of Kuwaiti veteran internationals a 1-0 victory over Oman in a three-nation football tournament at Doha Stadium on Sunday. The 45-year-old defender struck hard from outside the area for his side to bounce back from a defeat by Qatar …

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Al-Ahli Football Academy achieve impressive wins – Everton U-12 outclass Celtics 5-2

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Al-Ahli Football Academy achieved impressive results in the Under-12 Kuwait Academies Football Association (KAFA) League after defeating AC Milan by 4-1 in a match characterized with the brilliance of Al-Ahli players under their academy’s coach Hisham Fuad. Al-Ahli also defeated Pharaohs Academy in the Under-10 match …

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Canada live up to mantle with gold – Anderson defends title in blustery final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 12, (Agencies): Canada’s ice dance star Scott Moir said Monday’s Olympic figure skating team gold was inspired by the sour taste left by their too “casual” approach at Sochi four years ago. Moir with partner Tessa Virtue helped Canada live up to their mantle as favourites …

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