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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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Al-Salmiya wins cross country race after 35 years

Athletics Technical Director at Al-Salmiya Sports Club Zakariya Al-Fili commended senior athletics team of the club for winning the cross country race after 35 years of concerted efforts to include the cup among silverwares in the club’s custody. Al-Fili declared that Al-Salmiya finally succeeded being crowned with such a precious …

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Sharapova named in housing fraud probe

NEW DELHI, Nov 21, (AFP): Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of …

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Bangladesh to deport 5 Indians for betting

DHAKA, Nov 20, (AFP): Bangladesh police said Monday they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league. The men were detained Saturday at Dhaka’s Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium during the one-day Bangladesh Premier League match, …

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Brady, Patriots dominate Raiders – Saints, Eagles win

MEXICO CITY, Nov 20, (AP): Tom Brady felt right at home in his first appearance in Mexico by throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns, to the delight of an adoring crowd, in the New England Patriots’ 33-8 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Brady completed his first 12 …

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Kohli and Kumar shine for India in drawn Test – Bad light stops play with Sri Lanka on 75-7

KOLKATA, Nov 20, (AFP): Virat Kohli hit his 50th international century and paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up four wickets to give Sri Lanka a scare before the rain-hit opening Test ended in a draw on Monday’s final day. Chasing 231 for victory, the visitors were 75-7 when bad light stopped …

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3rd Egyptian Horse Beauty Contest concludes – Sixth National Championship kicks off Nov 30

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: The third Egyptian Horse Beauty Contest concluded its activities on Saturday as part of the ongoing Kuwait National Festival for Arabian Horse 2017 which is being sponsored by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The contest witnessed participation of 220 Arabian horses …

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Real’s title hopes ‘fade’ further after derby draw

MADRID, Nov 19, (RTRS): Liga champions Real Madrid suffered another dent in their hopes of defending the title as they drew 0-0 at Atletico Madrid in the first local derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, an encounter high on intensity and passion but low on quality. Atletico were gifted a glorious …

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