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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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Gold in 21 seconds for Filipino boxer – Schooling slams critics after golden double

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24, (AFP): Filipino-British boxer John Marvin took just 21 seconds to clinch the Southeast Asian Games light heavyweight title on Thursday, and then said he wanted a quick win as he didn’t trust the judges. The 24-year-old, a lance corporal in the British Army, unleashed a barrage …

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Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year award – Martens claims women’s top award

MONACO, Aug 24, (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday after a campaign which saw the Portuguese superstar help Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double. It was the third time that Ronaldo had won the award which was presented …

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Frontale give Reds the ‘blues’ in Asian clash – Persepolis hold Al Ahli

KAWASAKI, Japan, Aug 23, (AFP): Twinkle-toed Japan striker Yu Kobayashi scored twice Wednesday as Kawasaki Frontale beat J-League rivals Urawa Reds 3-1 in their Asian Champions League quarter-final first leg. Kawasaki’s captain proved a handful throughout for the overrun Reds, driving in a low left-foot shot after 33 minutes to …

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Egyptian player wins 24th Abu Dhabi Int’l Chess Festival

Egyptian player Bassem Amin on Tuesday won the top prize of the 24th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival’s masters category. Amin clinched the title after defeating veteran English player Nigel Short in the final with 7.5-7 points. The third place was grabbed by Indian player Chopra Aryan despite tying with …

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Beram secures gold for Philippines – Wong hurls Games record to win men’s hammer, Schooling snaps up butterfly title

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23, (AFP): Olympic champion Joseph Schooling said he was searching for inspiration to get his career back on track as he swam to Southeast Asian Games victory in the 100m butterfly on Wednesday. Earlier on a busy day four, home gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi — criticised …

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Schooling grabs 2nd gold, Malaysia soar – Teen crowned fastest

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22, (AFP): Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling grabbed his second gold of the Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday as hosts Malaysia capped a medal-laden day when teenager Khairul Hafiz was crowned the region’s fastest man. Schooling, Singapore’s first Olympic gold-medallist after his 100m butterfly win in Rio …

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