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Field hockey making mark in Kuwait – Emeterio takes initiative to spread sport among Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, July 9: For more than 50 years Field hockey has been silently gaining popularity within the expat community in Kuwait. At the highest level, field hockey is a fast moving, highly skilled game, with players using fast moves with the stick, quick accurate passing, and hard hits, in …

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Moeen sends South Africa spinning to 1st Test defeat – England beat S. Africa by 211 runs

LONDON, July 9, (AFP): Moeen Ali took six wickets as England beat South Africa by 211 runs to win the first Test at Lord’s with more than a day to spare on Sunday. The Proteas, set 331 to win, collapsed to 119 all out inside 37 overs. The result meant …

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Bethanie injury puts Nole, Fed in shadow – Favourite Pliskova out

LONDON, July 6, (AFP): Colourful US star Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered an horrific knee injury at Wimbledon on Thursday which left her screaming in pain and pleading for help as officials were accused of freezing in her desperate moment of need. The distressing drama on Court 17, where the 32-year-old lay …

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England women’s record-breakers run riot against Proteas – Australia thrash Pakistan by 159 runs

LONDON, July 6, (AFP): Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor’s record-breaking stand of 275 laid the foundations for England’s 68-run win over South Africa in a Women’s World Cup group match at Bristol on Wednesday. The England pair recorded the highest-ever partnership in Women’s World Cup history, as well as the …

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Dickwella, Gunathilaka give Sri Lanka ‘big win’ – Hosts humble Zimbabwe by 8 wickets

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 6, (AFP): Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit sublime centuries to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third One-Day International in Hambantota on Thursday. Chasing 311 for victory, the hosts rode on a 229-run opening stand between Dickwella (102) and Gunathilaka …

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Ref beaten as draw sparks match-fix claim – Shin gets nod as new SKorea coach

SHANGHAI, July 4, (Agencies): The Chinese FA launched an investigation into a match where a fourth official was reportedly attacked following a controversial draw that triggered claims of match-fixing. Baoding Rongda were leading 2-1 when the referee awarded visitors Wuhan Zall a penalty during seven minutes of stoppage time at …

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India wants to hold U-20 WC

NEW DELHI, July 4, (AFP): India put itself forward Tuesday to host the Under-20 World Cup in 2019, as the country prepares to stage its first international football tournament later this year. Praful Patel, the All India Football Federation president, said the competition in two years would be the next …

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Federer, Djokovic get free passes – Kerber advances

LONDON, July 4, (AFP): Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic barely had to break sweat to make winning starts at Wimbledon as their injury-hit opponents retired hurt from their first round matches on Tuesday. Federer is chasing a record eighth Wimbledon title and he was already well on top at the …

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Soaked Loew hails Germany’s rising stars – Chile promise to stay faithful to adventurous style

SAINT PETERSBURG, July 3, (Agencies): Joachim Loew has hailed Germany’s next generation of stars after beating Chile 1-0 in Confederations Cup final — but says the challenge is to defend the World Cup next year. Lars Stindl’s simple tap-in was enough to seal Germany’s victory in Sunday’s final in St …

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Murray, Nadal stroll at Wimbledon – Venus in tears over fatal accident

LONDON, July 3, (AFP): Venus Williams wept at Wimbledon over the “devastation” of a fatal road accident for which she is facing legal action as Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal eased into the second round on Monday. Williams, the 37-year-old five-time champion, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her maiden …

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