Tuesday , February 20 2018

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Panel part of FIFA fix in bid to lift ban

Kuwait Football Federation installs interim committee KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: The Kuwaiti football crisis took a new dramatic turn that may have positive indicators, as the local clubs have overthrown the former board of directors headed by Sheikh Talal Al-Fahd and formed an interim committee to manage the affairs of …

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HH the Amir congratulates Saudis on WC qualification

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of congratulations to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on the Saudi team qualification to Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup. His Highness the Amir lauded the members of the Saudi team for …

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Kuwait crew set for the Great River Race – Pilot Gig Rowing

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6: Pilot Gig Rowing is a social sport recently introduced to Kuwait by local boat builders Qabazard Marine LLC. A Social sport and culture. It has inspired a group of local athletes from Kuwait to come together, kept together, and work together to raise. Boat Championship 21.6 …

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India win T20 to complete Tour whitewash in Sri Lanka – Kohli fires tourists to 7-wicket victory

COLOMBO, Sept 6, (AFP): Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blazing half-century as India completed their rout of Sri Lanka on this tour, winning the one-off Twenty20 by seven wickets in Colombo on Wednesday. Chasing 171 for victory, India rode on a 119-run second-wicket stand between Kohli (82) and Manish Pandey …

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Saudi Arabia, SKorea qualify for WC – China out

JEDDAH, Sept 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating Japan 1-0 in Jeddah on Tuesday to claim a place at the finals in Russia next year. The Saudis join Iran, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium and hosts Russia in …

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Del Potro set up Federer US Open showdown – Pliskova books last eight date with Vandeweghe

NEW YORK, Sept 5, (AFP): Juan Martin del Potro shrugged off sickness to save two match points and defeat Dominic Thiem in a five-set US Open epic on Monday to book a quarter-final showdown with five-time champion Roger Federer. Argentina 24th seed Del Potro claimed a heroic 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 …

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‘Doping doctor’ jailed for nine months

CAEN, France, Sept 5, (AFP): Former cycling medical advisor Bernard Sainz, alias Dr Mabuse, 74, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Tuesday for inciting amateur riders to cheat with drugs. Deputy prosecutor Josephine Lecardeur said eight witnesses had implicated Sainz as being the kingpin in a doping network. …

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Belgium show character in securing WCup place – France held by Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, Sept 4, (Agencies): Belgium delivered a performance of character and proved they were building “a winning team”, coach Roberto Martinez said after they became the first country to qualify from the European preliminaries for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. A 2-1 away win against Greece on Sunday ensured …

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Salmiya Club’s Squash team prep for new season – Egypt chosen to hold training camp

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: The training camp of Salmiya Club’s Squash team began on Monday, September 4 and will continue until September 18 in preparation for the kickoff of the new season in which Salmiya Club through its distinguished players is seeking to uphold its achievements of the previous season. …

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Star India ‘bags’ IPL media rights for staggering $2.55b – Sony also bid for TV rights

MUMBAI, Sept 4, (RTRS): Star India will pay a staggering 163.48 billion rupees ($2.55 billion) for the television and digital rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years, the country’s cricket board announced on Monday. Sony, the only other bidder for the television rights of the …

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