Friday, 22 September 2017

Sports

England’s Selby sends World No. 4 Mossad crashing

England’s Daryl Selby (left) in action against Egyptian second seed Omar Mossad during their first round Qatar Classic squash match. DOHA: ‘It was tough as it always is, and it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m delighted obviously to beat him for the first time’ Daryl Selby has been ...

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Luck deserts Warner as Proteas maintain grip

HOBART – Luck deserted Australia in their desperate bid to salvage the second Test with South Africa snaring the vital wicket of David Warner in unfortunate circumstances in Hobart. Warner, who was seeking redemption after his reckless dismissal in the opening over of the first innings, lost his wicket while ...

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Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

SAO PAULO: Lewis Hamilton survived carnage and relentless rain to send this year’s world championship down to the wire in Abu Dhabi as he claimed a spectacular victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The defending three-time world champion showed all his tenacity and skill with a near-flawless drive in treacherous ...

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Strycova levels to force Fed Cup final decider

STRASBOURG: Barbora Strycova forced a deciding fifth rubber in Sunday’s Fed Cup final after beating France’s Alize Cornet to draw the Czech Republic level at 2-2 in Strasbourg. Strycova replaced injured two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and kept alive Czech hopes of a fifth title in six years with a ...

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Darren Bravo dropped from Windies squad for ‘idiot’ tweet

Batsman Darren Bravo has been dropped from the West Indies squad in Zimbabwe for a triangular one-day international series because of “unacceptable behaviour”, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said. Bravo was replaced by Jason Mohammed in the 15-man squad one day after he described WICB chairman Dave Cameron as ...

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Pakistan teams ‘safe’ after NZ earthquake

CHRISTCHURCH: All members of the Pakistan cricket team are safe in Nelson after an earthquake of high intensity hit New Zealand, their manager Wasim Bari has confirmed. Pakistan were in Nelson to play a three-day tour game before the first Test, scheduled to begin in Christchurch on November 17. The ...

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Spain, Italy cruise as Wales held again

PARIS: Wales conceded an agonising late equaliser as Serbia battled to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier as former champions Italy and Spain both won 4-0. Earlier Saturday, the Republic of Ireland has stunned Austria 1-0 in Vienna and are top of Group D on 10 points, with ...

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Lorenzo signs off at Yamaha with win

VALENCIA:  Three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo signed off his nine-year Yamaha career with victory in the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday, the final event of the 2016 season. The Spaniard led from pole position to take victory from world champion Marc Marquez on a Honda with Andrea Iannone on a ...

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Starc gives Aussies hope after innings collapse

HOBART – Mitchell Starc offered Australia a lifeline with an inspired spell after a record low home total against South Africa on an opening day of carnage in the second Test in Hobart on Saturday. The left-arm pace spearhead put the brakes on the Proteas with three wickets in 10 ...

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Petersen denies involvement in fixing

SOUTH AFRICA: Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa batsman, has denied accepting bribes to fix matches. The reaction comes after Petersen was charged with several breaches of Cricket South Africa’s Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel on Saturday (November 12). Petersen, however, admitted that “he played along with other persons involved in ...

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