Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

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NEW YORK: The US cricket team which will co-host the Twenty20 World Cup may be a fitting cross-section of its country as a roster of migrants, a melting pot of nationalities and cultures. The 15-man squad includes players born in India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa. Home-grown players include vice-captain Aaron Jones, who was … Read more

Security reinforced at PSG v Barcelona game after Daesh ‘threat’: French minister

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LONDON: Mikel Arteta had just seen his Arsenal team come up painfully short in their Premier League title race with Manchester City and he couldn’t hide his anguish. “I know we’re not at that level,” a crestfallen Arteta said last May, “but we have to find a way.” Well, Arsenal’s upgraded class of 2024 are finding … Read more

What We Are Reading Today: ‘The Insiders’ Game’ by Elizabeth N. Saunders

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One of the most widely held views of democratic leaders is that they are cautious about using military force because voters can hold them accountable, ultimately making democracies more peaceful. “The Insiders’ Game” sheds light on this enduring puzzle, arguing that the primary constraints on decisions about war and peace come from elites, not the … Read more

Eriksson fulfils lifelong dream by managing Liverpool in charity game

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LIVERPOOL: Sven-Goran Eriksson said he had fulfilled a life-long dream by managing Liverpool Legends in a charity match against Ajax Legends at Anfield on Saturday. The 76-year-old former England boss revealed in January he had “best case a year” to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At the time the Swede, whose long career … Read more

Chennai begins IPL title defense with cruisy win as Kohli out for 21 in comeback game

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Corey Anderson wins vacant Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship as PFL era launches BELFAST: A new era of MMA kicked off in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Friday night with the Bellator Champions Series, a card that saw a new champion crowned, and the most decorated champion in promotional history retain his title.It was the first event … Read more

Howzat! Cricket-lovers in Saudi Arabia follow their favorite game with a passion

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RIYADH: Cricket is a hugely popular sport, second only to soccer as the most-watched sport on the globe, and has been played in Saudi Arabia for more than five decades, mainly by expatriate workers from Asian countries. In the late-1970s, cricket associations were formed that began organizing matches on weekends in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. … Read more

Hezbollah playing ‘dangerous game’ in Lebanon: US official

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BEIRUT: Hezbollah risks taking Lebanon to a “perilous place,” a senior US official said on Friday, though hopes remain for a peaceful solution to the country’s conflict with Israel. Barbara Leaf, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, said in a statement that Lebanon was facing “great instability.” “We have seen how Hezbollah has … Read more

Howzat! Cricket officials bowled over by growth of game in Riyadh

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RIYADH: There is an abiding enthusiasm for cricket in Saudi Arabia especially among expatriates from Asian nations already familiar with the game. Relatively new tournaments that have helped boost this enthusiasm include the Indian Premier League, the Pakistan Super League and the Bangladesh Premier League. Fans love watching the game with family and friends at … Read more

Ancelotti has doubts on defense for Real Madrid’s return game against Leipzig in Champions League

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‘Amazing to be part of this club’: Al-Ittihad women’s goalkeeping coach Dan Smith Behind the ambition, the astronomical transfer fees, and the star power of the men’s game, in recent years another transformation has been quietly taking place in Saudi Arabian football. While the headlines have been about Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Neymar, Malcom, Karim … Read more