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Austrian football fans to demolish own stadium VIENNA: Austria's Rapid Vienna have invited fans to help demolish the football club's stadium, offering the chance to unscrew seats, chisel walls and cut out bits of the goalnets to take home.Prices at Saturday's "Demolition Party" include 19.77 euros ($24.94) -- the year the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium was built -- per seat, 18.99 euros for some net and five euros for a slice of turf."We will provide the necessary tools, naturally with all safety precautions taken into account and with employees standing by," the club said.Thirty-two-time Austrian champions Rapid Vienna are currently constructing a new, 22,000-seater stadium which is due to be completed in 2016. In the meantime they will play in the Ernst Happel Stadium, the Austrian capital's biggest.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Gold for Kom but Devi refuses medal INCHEON: Celebrated Indian women's boxer Mary Kom won her first Asian Games gold Wednesday but a team-mate sensationally refused to accept her bronze medal in a row over judging standards.Five-time world champion Kom, 31, won a split decision against Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova to be crowned flyweight champion.But attention focused on Sarita Devi after she refused her lightweight bronze medal and tried to hang it around the neck of the South Korean she lost to in ...
Kvitova overcomes Peng, Wozniacki crashes in China BEIJING: World number three Petra Kvitova opened her campaign to win a second consecutive tournament in commanding style Wednesday, while Caroline Wozniacki crashed out of the $5.4 million China Open in straight sets.Kvitova defeated home-crowd favourite Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 in her first match since her victory at the Wuhan Open last Saturday, advancing in Beijing with the same confidence she showed at the earlier tournament.Peng, who made the semi-finals at the US Open last ...
Nepal women's blind cricket team to tour Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on Wednesday said the women's blind cricket team of Nepal will be touring Pakistan in November next year to have a series with our national women team.Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah a total of five Twenty-20 matches will be played between both the countries in five different cities.Sultan Shah said it will be the first series of International Women Blind Cricket and it is an honour ...
Royals rally to stun A's and advance LOS ANGELES: The Kansas City Royals advanced to the American League Division Series with a 9-8 12th inning marathon victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.The Royals rallied several times, including erasing a four-run deficit to force extra innings, in the four hour, 45 minute winner-take-all, wild-card contest at Kauffman Stadium.Alberto Callaspo had given the A's an 8-7 lead with an RBI single in the 12th.But Christian Colon and Salvador Perez both had run-scoring hits ...
Sen beat Arshad in Asian Games Taekwondo INCHEON: Pakistan's Muhammad Atief Archibald went down to a much superior Chinese fighter Sen Qiao in 80 KG round 16 bout of XVII Asian Games Taekwondo competition here at Ganghwa Dolmen Gymnasium on Wednesday.Demonstrating brilliant technique, youthful Sen dominated his bout with superb kicking and acrobatic approach emerging a clear 11-4 winner against Arshad.Pakistani started well by securing two points in the first round to Sen’s four. But Sen Qiao blanked him in the second ...
Waseem eager to make Asian Games boxing final INCHEHON: Pakistan's top pugilist Muhammad Waseem is fully geared-up to reach the final of his flyweight division bout of XVII Asian Games Boxing Tournament on Thursday.Quetta-based Waseem, Pakistan?s last surviving member of the boxing team, will be pitted against formidable Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan on Thursday evening at Seonhak Gymnasium in the semi-finals." Me physically and mentally prepared to take the challenge," he told journalists while watching the Pakistan and Malaysia hockey semi-final on Wednesday ...


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