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On one of these too frequent occasions he was boasting of his prowess as a pedestrian and athlete, and the outcome was a match against nature.
She drew another match against the wall: it was again light, and in the lustre there stood the old grandmother, so bright and radiant, so mild, and with such an expression of love.
The gods were all-powerful, and a dog was no match against them; yet White Fang learned to face them, fiercely belligerent and unafraid.
Mortal eyesight is too slow and clumsy a thing to match against the flicker of a pixy-litten fire.
It don't count for much, being a Jew, in a match against ME
By CELLESTINE OLILORwandan striker Jacques Tuyisenge will miss Wednesday's CAF Champions League preliminary round, return match against between Gor Mahia and Leonnes Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea due to injury.
30 (ANI): India has started off to a solid start in the second U-19 World Cup semi-final match against Pakistan, reaching a score of 72 in 12 overs without losing any wicket.
Muscat: As in their first two group matches, Oman will be playing a 4-2-3-1 formation with coach Pim Verbeek preferring to go with lone striker Khalid Al Hajri in their Gulf Cup semifinal match against Bahrain in Kuwait.
Pakistan will play 1st match against Singapore on 13th Dec at 10.
In yesterday's matches Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, and Lahore qualified for All Pakistan Inter board Basketball championship semifinals where Abbottabad beat Gujranwala in a one-sided match by 81:19, defending champion Faisalabad won the match against Malakand by 53:35, Peshawar beat Mardan by 58:20 despite victory Peshawar board failed to reach semifinal list.
They lost to Leeds United and Nottingham Forest before winning their match against Andorra.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 August 2017: Al-Ahly SC announced their semi-final match squad on August 7, ahead of their match against Smouha SC in the semi-finals of the Egyptian Cup on August 9 at Borg al-Arab Stadium.