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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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Malaysia dismiss judging concerns as Games close – Hosts record 145 gold medals

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30, (AFP): Malaysia dismissed concerns over judging at the Southeast Asian Games as the hosts finished the competition with a record 145 gold medals on Wednesday, more than twice the number of second-placed Thailand. The home team won five of the seven titles on the final day, …

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Federer survives Tiafoe scare – Nadal eases into second round

NEW YORK, Aug 30, (Agencies): World number three Roger Federer survived a first-round scare from Frances Tiafoe before grinding out a 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 victory over the American teenager in front of a raucous crowd at the US Open. Federer looked more relieved than overjoyed when Tiafoe’s forehand …

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Bangladesh upset Aussies – Warner century in vain

DHAKA, Aug 30, (RTRS): Bangladesh pulled off a fairytale maiden Test victory over Australia on Wednesday as cricket witnessed a second triumph for the underdog in as many days with the Ashes protagonists both on the receiving end of surprise losses. Less than 24 hours after Shai Hope’s second century …

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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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