Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

Badminton: Indonesia beat China to clinch Asia Team title

KUALA LUMPUR – Defending champions Indonesia defeated favourites China 3-1 in dramatic fashion to claim the Asia Team Championship badminton title on Sunday in Malaysia. It was a remarkable but deserved victory for the Indonesians, who demonstrated consistency and discipline to win all their matches from the group stages. Badminton powerhouse China came to the regional tournament minus their superstars ...

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Rusty Serena defeated on long-awaited return

ASHEVILLE – Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday but the 23-time Grand Slam title winner and former world number one suffered defeat, playing alongside big sister Venus in a Fed Cup dead rubber. They lost 6-2, 6-3 to the Dutch pairing of Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs, with 36-year-old Serena appearing particularly slow on her feet ...

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Barcelona frustrated in goalless draw with Getafe

MADRID  – A disallowed Luis Suarez goal summed up a frustrating afternoon for Barcelona as the leaders of La Liga dropped points for the second week running after a 0-0 stalemate with Getafe on Sunday. After needing a late equaliser to grab a point in the Catalan derby at Espanyol last weekend, Barca could not break down a well-organised Getafe ...

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Iraq: Girl weightlifters bring medals and boost family finances

Baghdad- The weightlifters on Iraq’s national women’s team train hard every day, both to bring home the medals and to help ease the financial burden of running a home. Jerking weights heavier than themselves at a rundown gym in Baghdad’s conservative Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City, the young women and girls come together for three hours every day. The girls ...

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Canada wins Team Gold at Olympic figure skating, Russians bag silver

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Team Canada. Photo: James Hill for The New York Times GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA: Ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspired Canada to the figure skating team title to secure the Winter Games heavyweights´ first gold at Pyeongchang 2018 on Monday. The Russians, with their teenage ice starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, ...

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Gladiators owner announces Rs0.5 million cash prize for Karachi Whites

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar has announced a cash prize of Rs500,000 for Karachi Whites after the team beat Islamabad by five wickets to become National One Day Cup champions on Sunday. Nadeem, who also heads the Pakistan Cricket Club, said he was impressed by how the Karachi team chased down an intimidating target of 349 runs in a ...

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Imran Tahir faces racial abuse during ODI against India

South African spinner Imran Tahir was subjected to racial abuse by a fan during the fourth one-day international against India in Johannesburg, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday. The fan was eventually evicted from the stadium after the leg-spinner reported the incident to the security officials. “Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the circulation of video ...

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