Thursday , November 23 2017

Sports

Zaha the hero as Palace stun Chelsea – Blues suffer second straight loss

LONDON, Oct 14, (AFP): Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire bottom club Crystal Palace to their first win and first goals of the Premier League campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat of champions Chelsea on Saturday. Hodgson’s side finally broke their seven-game goal drought when Yohan Cabaye’s 11th-minute shot deflected in …

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Messi treble fires Argentina into WC – Chile exit

MONTEVIDEO, Oct 11, (AFP): Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat-trick as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination. Messi single-handedly resurrected Argentina’s hopes in a 3-1 win over Ecuador in Quito that drew a line under a chaotic campaign that had left the …

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Kuwait Police soccer team advance to round 16

The under-35 and above-35 indoor soccer teams of Kuwait Police Sport Union progressed to round 16 of the World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament that is being held in the Netherlands. The under-35 Kuwaiti police team played matches with teams of Spain, Belarus, Germany, England, Romania and Australia. The above-35 team …

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Women’s soccer league kicks off

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: The women’s football league begins today at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium and will be played until mid-March 2018, reports Al-Jaridah daily. The daily added 12 teams are participating in the tournament. Each team consists of 7 players a side and each team will have twelve players. …

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Sri Lanka hand Pakistan 1st Test series ‘defeat’ in UAE – Five-wicket Perera shines

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 10, (AP): Pakistan’s record of never having lost a test cricket series in the United Arab Emirates ended on Tuesday when Sri Lanka won the second match by 68 runs and swept the series. The gulf country has been Pakistan’s home away from home since …

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Australia end Syria World Cup hopes – Cahill grabs brace

SYDNEY, Oct 10, (RTRS): Tim Cahill scored twice, including the extra-time winner, as Australia kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Syria in the second leg of the Asian playoff on Tuesday. The 3-2 aggregate victory sends the Socceroos into an intercontinental playoff in November against …

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Australia crush India in 2nd T20 to level series – Behrendorff takes four wickets for 21 to set up easy win

GUWAHATI, India, Oct 10, (AP): Australia swept to a crushing eight-wicket victory over India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, after Moises Henriques and Travis Head piled on an unbeaten 109-run partnership for the second wicket to level the three-match series. Australia needed only 15.3 overs to reach 122-2 in …

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Jubilation in Egypt after WC berth

CAIRO, Oct 9, (RTRS): Egypt’s capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo. Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing …

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Al-Mutairi claims Drift race podium

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9, (KUNA): Kuwaiti driver Nasser Al-Mutairi won the third place in the eighth and final round of King of Nations Drift Pro Series in Greece on Sunday. Al-Mutairi, representing the Middle East in the event, expressed great joy for being able to secure this epic journey despite …

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Murakami & Shirai capture world titles – Jingyuan wins parallel bars crown

MONTREAL, Oct 9, (AFP): Japan’s Mai Murakami won the women’s floor exercise crown and compatriot Kenzo Shirai captured the men’s vault for his second title at the injury-hit World Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Murakami, a disappointing fourth in the all-around, claimed Japan’s first women’s world floor medal since 1958 with …

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