Thursday , September 20 2018


IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee (KOC) has been banned since October 2015 after the government was …

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Sri Lanka edge out SA by 3 wickets

Spinner Sandakan stars COLOMBO, Aug 14, (AFP): Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka’s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game’s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the …

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Indian wrestler Vinesh aims to raise bar for Asian Games gold

‘Minions’ aim for badminton glory NEW DELHI, Aug 14, (RTRS): Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat had to settle for a bronze medal at the Asian Games four years ago but with experience and momentum on her side, she is hopeful of clinching a gold in Indonesia this month. The grappler was …

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FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria, Ghana

LAUSANNE, Aug 14, (AFP): FIFA on Tuesday threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference. Nigeria will face the wrath of world football’s governing body unless “the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin …

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Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th win of year

Penske Racing driver Keselowski finishes 2nd in Cup race, Busch 3rd BROOKLYN, Michigan, Aug 13, (AP): Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way …

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Stylish City spoil Emery’s Arsenal bow

Sterling impresses LONDON, Aug 12, (AFP): Manchester City ruined the start of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal as the champions signalled their intent to retain the Premier League title with a stylish 2-0 win on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side swept to the title last term with a record 100 …

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Americans complete Pan Pacs rout

Magificent seven TOKYO, Aug 12, (AFP): American swimmers completed a brutal Pan Pacific demolition job on their rivals Sunday by winning seven out of 10 gold medals on the final day of the pool competition. Cate Campbell led the resistance as the Aussie darling won the women’s 50m freestyle before …

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England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

England swing kings seal second Test rout of India LONDON, Aug 12, (AFP):  James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared eight wickets before Chris Woakes completed a brilliant return to international duty with the final blow as England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at …

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Chelsea kick off EPL campaign in style

Blues too strong for Huddersfield LONDON, Aug 11, (AFP): Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri feared it will take some time for his side to get up to speed, but they proved too good for Huddersfield to start their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win on Saturday. Italian manager Sarri has …

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Canar Holding holds Inter-Company Badminton Tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11: Canar Holding on the sideline of the FBC 100th tournament opened its 2018 Inter-Company Badminton Tournament at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally.  It was participated in by employees across its group, including Canar Trading & Contracting Company, IMCO Engineering & Construction Company and MASS …

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