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Monday , November 19 2018


Newly-elected Kuwait chief to push FIFA over ban

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (AFP): Kuwaiti clubs on Tuesday elected the head of a new football federation that hopes to win recognition from FIFA and end a ban from international tournaments over alleged government interference. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yusef Al-Sabah said his first priority would be to persuade the sport’s world …

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Sharma, Dhawan gift India first T20 win against Kiwis – Hosts beat New Zealand by 53 runs

NEW DELHI, Nov 1, (AFP): A record opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 53-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in New Delhi on Wednesday. The pair put on 158 runs — India’s best for any wicket — to take the …

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Jordaan denies ‘raping’ ex-MP

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 1, (AFP): South Africa’s football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault. Jennifer Ferguson claimed online that Jordaan, who was responsible for organising the 2010 World Cup and …

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Lawyer files lawsuit against sports body

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Lawyer Saud Al-Shahoumi said he has filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court against the ministerial decision to extend the duration of the boards of sports clubs, reports Al-Anba daily. He pointed out the Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs issued resolution No. 847 …

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Resilient Hamilton wins 4th world title – Verstappen steals show in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Oct 30, (RTRS): An ecstatic Lewis Hamilton became Britain’s first four-times Formula One world champion on Sunday after fighting back from last place following an opening-lap collision with arch-rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix. In a race won by 20-year-old Dutch prodigy Max Verstappen, in a …

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Gritty Windies dig in before Cremer strikes – Brathwaite, Powell give WI solid base in reply to Zimbabwe’s 326

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 30, (AFP): Zimbabwe legspinner Graeme Cremer struck late on day two to end a turgid opening stand and keep the West Indies in check in the second Test at Queens Sports Club on Monday. A grinding partnership of 76 in almost 47 overs between Kraigg Brathwaite and …

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Saudi Arabia to play Bulgaria in World Cup warm-up match

SOFIA, Oct 30, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia, who have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006, will play Bulgaria in a warm-up match in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov 13, the Bulgarian Football Union announced on Monday. The match will follow Saudi Arabia’s friendly against Portugal in the …

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India ‘prevail’ in thriller to clinch ODI series 2-1 – New Zealand end on 331-7 despite Latham’s 52-ball 65

KANPUR, India, Oct 29, (AFP): Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah helped India pull off a thrilling six-run win over New Zealand in the third and final one-day international and clinch the series 2-1 on Sunday. Bumrah claimed three wickets and effected a crucial run out of dangerman Tom Latham in the …

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Kuwaiti women’s ice hockey team leave for Bangkok

The Kuwaiti women’s ice hockey team is taking part in the international competition which kicks off Monday at the Thai capital Bangkok. In statement to KUNA, Head of Kuwaiti Winters Sports Club and Kuwait’s delegation Khaled Al-Mutairi said the team left for Bangkok on Sunday. He disclosed the first match …

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Pakistan mark Lanka return with T20 ‘win’ – ‘We are ready to host int’l cricket’

LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 29, (AFP): Pakistan marked the return of Sri Lanka with a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash on Sunday, as officials hoped it will help reestablish the country’s reputation for hosting international cricket. The third and final Twenty20 match, which Pakistan comfortably won by 36 runs at Gaddafi stadium …

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