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Sri Lanka beat WI to draw Test series

Kusal, Dilruwan guide tourists to historic 4-wicket victory BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 27, (AFP): Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final …

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Relieved Messi grateful at surviving Nigeria ordeal

Super Eagles suffer stage fright, but young team have potential for future ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 27, (RTRS): A relieved Lionel Messi said on Tuesday he had not expected to suffer so much against Nigeria, but that he and his Argentina team mates were always confident about winning the crucial …

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France finish top ahead of Danes after stalemate

Australia bow out, Peru leave WC on high note MOSCOW, June 26, (AFP): France secured first place ahead of Denmark in Group C on Tuesday following a 0-0 draw in Moscow that could set up a heavyweight World Cup clash with Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the last 16. Didier Deschamps’ …

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Indian Football League Final on June 29, Friday

KUWAIT CITY, June 26: The much awaited JP D’Mello Rolling Trophy KIFF League final for season 2017-18 will be played on June 29, 2018, 6.00 pm at Bayan Grounds between Kerala’s AKFC vs GOA Maroons. The final is sponsored by Gulf Cable & Electrical Industries Company. KIFF President Derrick Gomindes …

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Capxem Boys crowned champions

Ave Maria settle for runners-up KUWAIT CITY, June 26: A star-studded Capxem Boys were crowned champions of the first edition All India 7-a-side Football Tournament organized by Goa Football Club at Bayan grounds on June 22, 2018. Capxem Boys beat Ave Maria 3-2 in the tie-breaker. 24 exciting teams took …

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Indian prodigy chess champ at 12

Grandmaster in a flash NEW DELHI, June 25, (AFP): A 12-year-old Indian boy described as “unstoppable” by his proud father has become the world’s second youngest chess grandmaster ever. Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, the son of a bank employee from the southern city of Chennai, achieved the feat with some aggressive play …

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El Hadary sets record, but Egypt fall to Saudis

Salah strikes VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 25, (AFP): Essam El Hadary, the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup, marked his record achievement with one outstanding penalty save for Egypt but was powerless to stop a second in a 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia on Monday. The 45-year-old goalkeeper …

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Uruguay punish Russia to top Group A

Suarez grabs second goal of WC SAMARA, Russia, June 25, (RTRS): Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday, finishing top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second. Luis …

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Japan hold Senegal to blow Group H wide open

England move into last 16 with Belgium NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 24, (AFP): England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games. A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane — which means he …

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Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark historic day

‘Dream the impossible’ LE CASTELLET, France, June 24, (RTRS): Aseel Al-Hamad drove a Renault Formula One car around the French Grand Prix circuit in front of thousands of fans on Sunday and declared the start of a new era for Saudi women in motorsport. The lap of Le Castellet’s Paul …

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