Saturday , September 22 2018

Arab Times

Nadal ‘bagelled’ but survives Thiem test

Del Potro ends American men’s champ hopes NEW YORK, Sept 5, (AFP): Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived an epic US Open quarter-final confrontation to defeat battling ninth seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5) and reach the semifinals for the seventh time. In a gripping 4-hour 49-minute …

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Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment

ABUJA, Sept 5, (AFP): The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 …

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‘Cech errors down to new Arsenal style’

Kabasele urges Watford to stay grounded after fast start LONDON, Sept 4, (RTRS): Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery wants his defense to play out from the back but the new approach does not suit goalkeeper Petr Cech, who seems uncomfortable with the ball at his feet, Watford goalie Ben Foster …

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Hugh Jackman shines as Hart

‘The Front Runner’ a political drama ‘How did we get here?’ asks Jason Reitman in “The Front Runner”, dredging the past for answers with this ambitious – and almost intentionally unwieldy – Altmanesque re-enactment of the three weeks in which Gary Hart’s bid to become the 1988 Democratic nominee for …

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‘I flirted with Van Gogh’s ghost’

Painter was murdered claims new film at Venice VENICE, Sept 4, (AFP): When Willem Dafoe was limbering up to play Vincent Van Gogh in a new film about the famously tormented painter, he did something that will give museum curators nightmares for years to come. He was leafing through a …

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Yemenis find solace in cinema after years of war

Busan Fest to open with North Korea drama ‘Beautiful Days’ ADEN, Sept 4, (Agencies): Yemenis file into a makeshift cinema for the first time since fighting broke out in their city of Aden more than three years ago – and watch some of their own story reflected back at them …

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From one crisis to another, scandalous blackmailing continues

IT SEEMS Kuwait’s timing is now synchronized with fabricated crises or covering a crisis with another one that is more complicated. Usually, these crises are raised in the media and they keep on occupying public opinion but they remain without any solution.  It is as if these crises are mines …

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‘You remain our hope’

‘Truth in lifetime’ This is the third time I write about you although I have not met you before. With all respect to you, I say you do not need me and I don’t have to flatter you. I have got everything I want from life at this age. In …

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Federer booted out by Millman

Nole, Nishikori through NEW YORK, Sept 4, (AFP): Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open on Monday, stunned by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman who booked a quarter-final clash with Serbian star Novak Djokovic. Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) triumph scuppered a blockbuster last-four meeting between …

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Pakistan leave Hafeez out of Asia Cup cricket squad

Mani elected as PCB head LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 4, (AFP): Pakistan left all-rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim out of a 16-man squad for the six-nation Asia Cup, to be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from next week, selectors announced Tuesday. But left-handed opener Shan Masood gets his first …

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