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Bale leads Real into next round of Copa – Malaga eliminated, Leganes advance

MADRID, Nov 29, (AP): Gareth Bale needed only a few minutes to help Real Madrid secure a spot in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. Bale came off the bench after a long injury layoff to set up two goals and help Madrid’s reserves secure a …

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Russia builds inside-out arena for World Cup – FIFA brushes aside any safety concerns

MOSCOW, Nov 28, (AFP): How does it feel to be on the outside looking in? Football fans visiting Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals for the 2018 World Cup will find out when they get seated in one of two temporary stands that fill empty plots of land next to the …

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Kohli leads ‘pay rise’ call for India cricket players – Herath doubt for crucial 3rd Test

NAGPUR, India, Nov 28, (AFP): National team skipper Virat Kohli has demanded a greater share of India’s growing cricket wealth for players ahead of contract talks this week, officials said. Top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to $300,000 this year. But the Indian squad, who are due to …

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AFC to maintain format of ACL despite Gulf crisis

BANGKOK, Nov 28, (RTRS): Matches between clubs from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will continue to be played on a home-and-away basis in next year’s Asian Champions League despite an on-going diplomatic dispute between the Gulf states, the Asian Football Confederation said on Tuesday. The AFC’s executive …

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Ahli United Bank organized ‘Ali Mansour Al Sarraf’ staff football tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: For the second consecutive year, Ahli United Bank announced that it had organized the “Ali Mansour Al Sarraf” football tournament amongst its employees from various departments and branches. The competition, which ran from Nov 12-22, 2017, took place at the football pitch located at the Kuwaiti …

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Ashwin breaks record as India crush Sri Lanka in 2nd Test – Hosts win by an inning, lead tourists by 239 runs

NAGPUR, India, Nov 27, (AFP): Spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin played down comparisons with Dennis Lillee after his record-breaking feat Monday helped India crush Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second Test. Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach 300 Test wickets, taking 54 matches to reach …

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2 runners die in Ethiopian road race

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov 27, (AP): Organizers say two competitors have died in the 10-km (6.2-mile) Great Ethiopian Run road race. Organizers didn’t identify the two runners or give causes of death. Police said medical experts suspect heart problems could be the cause of both deaths. On their Facebook page, …

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Al-Abdulrazzaq wins Aquabike Grand Prix of Dubai

World jet ski champion, Yusef Al-Abdulrazzaq of Kuwait, won Aquabike Grand Prix of Dubai on Saturday, and maintained his top world championship standings. Al-Abdulrazzaq, speaking to KUNA, said he was proud to hear Kuwait’s national anthem when he was at the podium following his win, which maintains his world’s top …

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Al-Kharafi won Al-Rayyan International horse jumping championship

Ali Al-Kharafi receiving his trophy. Al-Kharafi, of Kuwait, won Al-Rayyan International horse jumping championship, crossing all 135-cm-high hurdles in 56.53 seconds without any mistakes. Qatari Awadh Al-Qahtani came second with 57.62 seconds and Kuwait’s Yara Al-Hunaidi came third after clocking 58.92 seconds. Al-Kharafi expressed, in a statement to KUNA, content …

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Hakuho wins tournament as scandal rocks national sport – Grand champ extends career title to 40

TOKYO, Nov 25, (AFP): Mongolian grand champion Hakuho won the latest sumo tournament on Saturday as Japan’s national sport continued to draw media attention after another top wrestler faced a police probe into an alleged assault. Yokozuna — or grand champion — Hakuho easily shoved Endo onto the ring at …

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