Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sports

WWE signs first female Arab wrestler

first female Arab wrestler

DUBAI: The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been pushing for diversity lately, and has been picking up talent from different corners of the globe to make the company a truly global brand. Moving forward with this strategy, the WWE has signed Shadia Bseiso from Jordan to a developmental contract, making her ...

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Goalkeeper dies after freak mid-game collision with teammate

Goalkeeper

JAKARTA: Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda tragically died after colliding with one of his teammates during a league match. Persela Lamongan player Huda violently collided with his teammate Ramon Rodrigues and onrushing Semen Padang player Marcel Sacramento shortly before half-time. The 38-year-old, who was Persela’s captain, was rushed to Soegiri ...

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Pakistan look to keep up momentum against Sri Lanka

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ABU DHABI: After flaying Sri Lanka out with their fiery pace in the first One Day International, Pakistan will be looking to carry their momentum into the second day-night encounter at the Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Monday. The action starts at 3pm. Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali (3 for 36) ...

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Federer Beats Nadal to Win Shanghai Masters Title

Tennis - Shanghai Masters tennis tournament - Men's Singles Finals - Shanghai, China - October 15, 2017 - Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning against Rafael Nadal of Spain. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer said he “saved the best for last” after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The surprisingly one-sided 6-4, 6-3 victory over the world number one from Spain brought a 94th title for the Swiss ...

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Shastri & Gavaskar Inspired Pakistan to Win Champions Trophy

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LONDON: In the words of Pakistan cricket team manager Talat Ali, it was Indian cricket legends like Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar, who played a massive role in their maiden Champions Trophy win earlier this year. The ‘Men in Blue’ were hot favourites to clinch the title at the Oval ...

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Black Caps coach wary of India

Black Caps

WELLINGTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Thursday his players need to hit the ground running in India if they want to challenge the world’s top-ranked one-day international team on their home turf. New Zealand, rated fifth in the world, play the first of three one-dayers against India in Mumbai ...

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Nadal and Federer on collision course in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer

SHANGHAI:  Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev. World number one Nadal blew away Fabio Fognini in 63 minutes and plays sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov as he pursues one of the few tournaments ...

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Starc urges Aussie fans to unleash hell on Stokes

Mitchell Starc

SYDNEY: Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has urged Australian fans to “get stuck into” England bad boy Ben Stokes if he makes the trip for the upcoming Ashes, calling for them to be “very loud”. Test vice-captain Stokes was arrested last month in Britain on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm ...

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Babar, Malik guide Pakistan to win against Sri Lanka

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DUBAI: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 83 runs in the first one-day international in Dubai on Friday, taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Pakistan piled up 292-6 with Babar Azam scoring 103 and Shoaib Malik striking a quickfire 81, before restricting Sri Lanka for 209-8 in 50 overs. ...

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Want to continue Champions Trophy form, says Fakhar

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DUBAI: Pakistan’s young batting sensation Fakhar Zaman wants to continue with the top form he showed at the ICC Champions Trophy earlier this year. “Definitely, I want to continue with that performance”, the young ODI opener said. “It is in my mind to perform well for Pakistan’s victories.” Fakhar mentioned ...

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