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Kerber stuns Serena to win 1st Wimbledon title

American bid for Grand Slam history shattered LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’ s final. Kerber avenged her defeat …

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Root ton sets up Poms’ series-levelling victory

England beat India by 86 runs LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Joe Root’s composed hundred laid the platform for England’s 86-run win over India in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday. Victory saw 2019 World Cup hosts England, first in the ODI rankings to India’s second, level the three-match …

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Pongky Strikers demolish Group 2 rivals to win champ’ship trophy

Ebonite, Asian Air Safari and COZMO semifinals Top 3 KUWAIT CITY, July 12: At the start of the first week team championship finals of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait-2018 Friendship Cup Team Tournament held at COZMO Entertainment Bowling Center Khaifan Branch, the teams vying for the championship as per …

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Kuldeep sets up India win over England ODI

Tourists beat hosts by eight wickets NOTTINGHAM, UK, July 12, (AFP): Kuldeep Yadav took six wickets as India overpowered England in the first One-Day International at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The left-arm wrist-spinner returned career-best ODI figures of six for 25 as England were dismissed for a mere 268 after …

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Saudi Arabia welcomes action against pirated sports channel

RIYADH, July 12, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a move by soccer’s governing body FIFA to take legal action against television channel beoutQ for illegally broadcasting the 2018 World Cup, saying it would support the kingdom’s efforts to combat piracy. FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that it …

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IOC considers lifting ban on Kuwait

Tokyo, Paris agree to join hands on Games preparations TOKYO, July 11, (Agencies): The Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 organising committees said on Wednesday they had agreed to cooperate on preparations for their respective Summer Games, as Japan gets set to host the Olympics in just over two years and …

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Didier urges France to make amends for euros

Paris celebrates Les Bleus march to final SAINT PETERSBURG, July 11, (AFP): France coach Didier Deschamps urged his side to seize their chance of redemption in the World Cup final after admitting he has still not got over the pain of defeat in the Euro 2016 final. Samuel Umtiti headed …

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Federer shocked by Anderson at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 11, (AFP): Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, surrendering a two-sets lead and a match point at the hands of South African giant Kevin Anderson. Defending champion Federer, chasing a 21st Grand Slam title, lost a Court One epic, 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), …

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Lebanese Feghali wins Lebanon Rally

Kuwait’s Dhafiri tops Group N BEIRUT, July 9, (KUNA): Lebanese rallyist Roger Feghali has won the 41st International Lebanese Rally for the 14th time. Kuwait’s Meshari Al-Dhafiri has led Group N in the 2018 Middle East Rally Championship by gaining 39 points. Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar came second with just …

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France eye World Cup final but Belgium have Henry factor

‘There is a big rivalry between us’ SAINT PETERSBURG, July 9, (AFP): World Cup favourites France are targeting the final in Russia two decades after their 1998 triumph with one of their greatest players, Thierry Henry, plotting their downfall from the dugout of opponents Belgium. The European neighbours meet in …

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