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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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Japan’s Reds crowned Asian kings – Al Hilal beaten 1-0

SAITAMA, Japan, Nov 25, (AFP): Brazilian sharp-shooter Rafael Silva smashed a late winner as Japan’s Urawa Reds beat 10-man Al Hilal 1-0 on Saturday to win a second Asian Champions League title. The forward, who also scored in last weekend’s 1-1 first-leg draw in Riyadh, blasted a superb winner two …

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FBC Winter Cup enters 2nd week of eliminations

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) 90th regular Badminton tournament dubbed “the Winter Cup” entered its second week as games went off to a running start with several thrilling matches. The elimination games continued to heat up on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club …

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KSC hosts ‘Swimmers Fighting Diabetes’ tournament – Event held to raise awareness of diabetes

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Champion Among Us, in cooperation with Kuwait Sports Club and the Kuwait Diabetes Society recently hosted a swimming tournament at Kuwait Sports Club for World Diabetes Day. Heralded as Swimmers Fighting Diabetes, 80 swimmers ranging in age from 6-14 years of age competed in the tournament …

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ABK sponsors 6th Al Ma’arefa Athletics tourney – Major sporting tournament for special needs athletes

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) recently sponsored the 6th Al Ma’arefa Athletics Tournament for people with special needs, which was held on Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at the Youth & Sport Stadium in Manqaf. The event was attended by Talal Khalifa Al-Jeri, the Chairman of …

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Sri Lanka seeks Bangladesh coach

COLOMBO, Nov 22, (AFP): Sri Lanka’s cricket board Wednesday announced it was in talks to hire Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha subject to him securing a full release from his current contractual obligations. Sri Lanka Cricket said its chief Thilanga Sumathipala wrote to his Bangladesh counterpart Nazmul Hassan expressing a …

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Zboun Al-Harad wins 1,200m race; Hala Hamoudi triumphs – Al-Qadem Ajmal takes first round of 1,800m race

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The horse Zboun Al-Harad from the Al-Mullah Stable ridden by the Bahraini jockey Ali Al-Saffar won the 4th round of the 2nd class race for 1,200 meters covering the distance in 1.14.8 minutes. The horse won Joint Group Contracting Company trophy. The Le’oyoun Baby from the …

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