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Barrett performance lauded by pundits, sends warning to Lions

WELLINGTON: British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland should take note – All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett is on a different planet right now and might be even better than three-times World Player of the Year Dan Carter, New Zealand rugby pundits have said. The 25-year-old Barrett, last year’s World Player of the Year, was… Read More »

Paris merger sends French rugby into chaos

PARIS: Stade Francais players went on strike on Tuesday following the shock announcement of a planned merger with fellow Parisian powerhouse Racing 92, with the chief of the national players’ union calling the fusion “disgusting”. Players and fans reacted angrily to Monday’s announcement, and players’ union chief Robins Tchale-Watchou said the Stade Francais players will… Read More »

'Arab Idol' talent show win sends Palestinians into raptures

GAZA: Palestinians took to the streets to celebrate the victory of their compatriot Yaqoub Shaheen on Saturday in “Arab Idol”, a hugely popular Middle East television talent show on the Dubai-based channel MBC1. This year’s final, filmed in Lebanon, was between a Yemeni, Ammar Mohammed, and two Palestinian competitors, Shaheen from Bethlehem and Ameer Dandan… Read More »