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India win 9th Test series in a row after Sri Lanka draw – Hosts beat tourists by an innings and 239 runs

NEW DELHI, Dec 6, (AFP): India won a record ninth Test series in succession Wednesday after drawing the pollution-tainted third and final Test with Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia’s record of nine successive Test series victories, between 2005-2008. The first Test …

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Australia win day-night Test by 120 runs, lead Ashes 2-0 – Hazlewood, Starc crush England’s slim hope of victory

ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec 6, (AP): Australia won the inaugural day-night Ashes Test by 120 runs on the last day, with Josh Hazlewood striking twice in the first three overs and Mitchell Starc finishing off the tail as the pace attack crushed England’s slim hopes of a comeback victory. England resumed …

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ASEAN Committee in Kuwait holds shooting tournament – ACK aims at strengthening camaraderie and unity of ASEAN

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: The ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK), composed of the nine Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) embassies held a shooting tournament among embassy staff at the Mayadeen Shooting Range Complex of the Kuwait National Ranges Company last weekend. Prior to the tournament, Filipino Assistant Shooting …

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Kuwait Cricket inaugurates Boubyan Trophy – Top banks compete for T20

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Kuwait Cricket held an opening ceremony for the T20 Boubyan Trophy at the Doha Entertainment City ground. This is the second tournament of the 2017-18 season for the banks league. Top banks in Kuwait namely Boubyan Bank, NBK, KFH, Warba Bank, Burgan Bank, ABK, AUB, Gulf …

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics: IOC – Deputy PM Mutko given Olympic life ban; athletes can compete under Olympic flag

LAUSANNE, Dec 5, (Agencies): Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee said Russian competitors would be able to compete “under strict conditions”. The IOC announced the decision after examining evidence of state-sponsored doping over several years that reached a high-point …

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Can stale Champions League group stage be revived? – Only solution is to reintroduce straight knockout system, with no seedings

PARIS, Dec 4, (AFP): The Champions League group stage, which reaches its conclusion this week, has once again largely served to emphasise the gulf between Europe’s haves and have-nots. As a reminder, here are just a few of the scores from the competition this season: Maribor 0 Liverpool 7; Paris …

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Hales faces ‘no charges’ over nightclub incident: ECB chief

LONDON, Dec 4, (AFP): Batsman Alex Hales will face no criminal charges over a fracas that resulted in an England suspension for him and all-rounder Ben Stokes, cricket chiefs said Monday. Hales, a 28-year-old opener, has not played any professional cricket since he and Stokes became embroiled in the late-night …

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Putin’s thirst for Oly victory backfires with possible ban – ‘Huge blow to Russian sport’

MOSCOW, Dec 4, (AFP): Vladimir Putin has staked Russia’s prestige — and his own reputation — on sporting achievements but a possible ban from the Winter Olympics after claims of state-run doping threatens to wipe out any successes. Observers say it was the Kremlin’s desire for victory that fuelled the …

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Al-Rashidi wins first shooting ‘hunting simulator’ tournament – Al-Deihani in 2nd place, Al-Mutairi 3rd

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: The First Shooting Sports Tournament (hunting simulator) concluded its activities on Saturday with the attendance of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Association, member of the International Shooting Sports Federation Dueij Khalaf Al-Otaibi, Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Association Obeid Manahi Al-Oseimi among other association officials. …

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Cotto’s farewell bout ends in unanimous decision loss to Ali – Vargas defends title over Negrete in bloody brawl

NEW YORK, Dec 3, (AP): This wasn’t the way Miguel Cotto planned to leave boxing. Sadam Ali ruined the Garden party for Cotto on Saturday night, sending the Puerto Rican star into retirement with 12-round defeat by unanimous decision. It was a matchup of a Brooklynite and an adopted New …

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