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Philander blasts S. Africa to victory over India

Tourists bowled out for 135 in 72-run defeat CAPE TOWN, Jan 8, (AFP): South Africa’s fast bowlers, led by Vernon Philander, blasted through India’s batting as the host nation gained a 72-run win on the fourth day of the first Test at Newlands on Monday. Set 208 to win the …

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HH Amir praised for exceptional Gulf Cup 23

Oman cabinet touts compelling soccer event KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was commended Sunday by two Kuwaiti officials who congratulated him on the resounding success of the recently concluded 23rd edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup. His Highness the Amir was …

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KNEC Strikers silence Original Pin Killers, Air Safari tame ‘X’ Strikers

PBAK 2018 General Members’ Cup Team Tournament KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: Registering three winning streaks and snatching the third weekly high series (3214), Kuwait National Exchange Co team surged from fourth to second place after they murdered the Original Pin Killers 3339- 2666 while Asian Air Safari cleaved the “X” …

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Federer leads Switzerland to third Hopman Cup title

Svitolina wins Brisbane; Kyrgios beats Dimitrov in semis PERTH, Australia, Jan 6, (Agencies): Switzerland won their third Hopman Cup on Saturday as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-3(3) 4-2 in the deciding mixed doubles to secure a 2-1 victory in the final at …

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Kiwis’ Williamson ton sinks Pakistan in Wellington downpour

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs under Duckworth-Lewis system WELLINGTON, Jan 6, (AFP): Kane Williamson may have been New Zealand’s hero in their dominant win over Pakistan in the opening one-day international in Wellington on Saturday, but he said it was not a game for heroics. “You’re always thinking …

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Oman win Gulf Cup for second time – Al-Rashidi breaks UAE hearts with 2 saves

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6, (Agencies): Oman beat UAE 5-4 in a dramatic penalty- shootout to take home the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup on Friday after finishing a goalless draw in the regulation time and the extra time of the final match played at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait. UAE best …

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Sharjah joins Dubai, gives free tickets to Kuwait for Cup final – Six planes dedicated to fly out of UAE

DUBAI, Jan 4: Th e Ruler of Sharjah on Thursday has announced that six planes will be dedicated to fly out fans of the UAE’s national football team to catch the final game of the Arabian Gulf Cup, reports gulfnews.com. His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme …

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UAE vow to return home with Gulf Cup – Oman showdown looms

ABU DHABI, Jan 4: The UAE’s ace playmaker Omar Abdul Rahman has hailed his team’s showing following their 4-2 win in penalties over Iraq for a place in the Gulf Cup final on Tuesday night, reports Gulf News. Abdul Rahman was of the view that the team is improving with …

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Mourinho faces defining year – Man City overshadow Man Utd

LONDON, Jan 3, (RTRS): Jose Mourinho finds himself in the unaccustomed position of having to prove himself all over again as he prepares to open up a final trophy front with Manchester United on Friday. Much of the heat on the Portuguese comes as a blowback from the other side …

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New Zealand crush West Indies – Lucky Munro blasts record century

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Jan 3, (AFP): New Zealand’s master blaster Colin Munro attributed his record-setting century to sink the West Indies in the third Twenty20 in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday to a hit-andhope philosophy. “I try and go out there and swing from ball one and see what happens,” …

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