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Kuwait’s Al-Thifeeri reaps third ME Rally Group N win in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Aug 28, (KUNA): Meshari Al-Thifeeri won the Middle East Rally’s Group N for the third time in his career after maintaining his lead in Lebanon on Monday. The Kuwaiti, who came fifth in the Rally of Lebanon, won the regional accolade leading his closest rival by a whopping 109 …

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Indonesian Embassy opens 2017 Independence Day Sports Fest

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: The Indonesian Embassy in Kuwait under the auspices of Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait Tatang Budie Utama Razak inaugurated last weekend the Sports Fest at the Al Nasser Sports Complex in Ishbilya in commemoration of the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. Razak welcomed all …

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Muguruza powers into US Open 2nd round – Kvitova wears down Jankovic

NEW YORK, Aug 28, (Agencies): Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza notched up her first ever victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 6-0 6-3 win over American Varvara Lepchenko at the U.S. Open on Monday. Despite winning two grand slam titles, Muguruza has never felt at home at Flushing Meadows as …

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India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka – Sharma’s sublime century, Bumrah maiden five-wicket haul power visitors to victory

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 27, (AFP): Opener Rohit Sharma’s sublime century combined with a maiden five-wicket haul by paceman Jasprit Bumrah powered India to a series-clinching win against Sri Lanka in the third one-day international on Sunday. Chasing 218 for victory, Sharma hit a 145-ball 124 not out to steer …

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NZ tame England in thriller to lift WC – Natua ends game with hat-trick

BELFAST, Aug 27, (AFP): New Zealand produced a stunning second-half performance to beat England 41-32 in Belfast and win the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Trailing 17-10 at half-time, the Black Ferns were irresistible after the break, scoring five tries at the Kingspan Stadium to go with their two from …

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Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor – American secures place in boxing history with record 50th straight victory

LAS VEGAS, Aug 27, (AFP): Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor to win their money-spinning superfi ght by technical knockout here late Saturday, securing his place in boxing history to head into retirement with a record 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year …

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Subs keep Man Utd perfect – Leicester beaten

MANCHESTER, UK, Aug 26, (AFP): Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini struck to maintain Manchester United’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season in a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday. Rashford, dropped to the bench to make way for Anthony Martial, turned in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner in …

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Egypt’s Al-Masri wins Kuwait chess champ’ship men’s title

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26, (KUNA): Egypt’s Khaled Abdel Razik Al-Masri clinched the 15th Kuwait Rapid Chess Championship men’s title with Hazaa Al-Shourfaa taking home the award for best Kuwaiti on Friday. Ferdinand Laming of the Philippines trailed in second followed by another Egyptian Ahmed Ramadan, while India’s Sam Noel won …

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Kuwaiti champions join world drifting tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26, (KUNA): Kuwaiti auto champions Msayar Al-Mutairi and Fahad Al-Jadie will partake in fifth round of the world drifting championship, due to begin in Scotland on Sunday. Ahmad Al-Gallaf, head of the delegation representing Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club, said in a statement to KUNA upon …

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India survive Akila brillance – Tourists edge Sri Lanka to go 2-0 up

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 24, (Agencies): Akila Dananjaya’s career-best 6-54 was in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in their second one-day international to go 2-0 up in the five-match series on Thursday. Dananjaya ran through India’s top and middle order but Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneswar …

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