Category Archives: Sport

Trump’s sons guests of honor at Dubai branded golf course opening

US President Donald Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are expected to visit Dubai this week to open a Trump-branded golf complex. Trump’s sons will be the guests of honor for the opening of the Trump International Golf

Max Mosley ‘would have kept’ Bernie Ecclestone at F1 helm

Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media may have made a mistake in ousting commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone immediately after completing their takeover of the sport, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. Ecclestone, 86, was replaced by American Chase Carey

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

FIFA says it will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament. President Gianni Infantino’s favored plan – for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 –

‘Greatest of all time’ Muhammad Ali dies aged 74

World renowned heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has passed away on Friday at the age of 74, leaving behind a legacy filled with trophies, knock-outs and controversial stands, making him out of the most well-known athletes of the 20th century.

Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. “The executive committee decided that CAF will give full

Sheikh Salman says FIFA race is duel with Infantino

FIFA presidential frontrunner Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa told AFP on Sunday that only he or Europe’s Gianni Infantino can win the race to become leader of world football. The Asian Football Confederation president also said any candidate who does

Unorthodox Bumrah gives Dhoni welcome option at the death

Jasprit Bumrah

By capitalizing on his chance selection in Australia, India paceman Jasprit Bumrah has afforded his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a rare pleasant feeling — of having a settled bowling unit at his disposal. India’s bowling frailties were laid bare in

Sock beats Ferrer to reach Auckland final

Jack Sock ended David Ferrer’s hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the ASB Classic semifinals on Friday. Ferrer seemed on track for another final when he took the

Rohit ton in vain again as Bailey leads Australia to victory

India’s Rohit Sharma burnished his reputation in limited-overs cricket with a second successive century but could not stop Australia from winning the second one-dayer by seven wickets on Friday to consolidate their lead in the series. For the second time

Djokovic opens Australian Open title defense vs. rising South Korean

 Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic’s road to a sixth Australian Open title starts with a first-round match against South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon, while women’s champion Serena Williams faces feisty Italian Camila Giorgi. A rising star

Another reporter: Gayle ‘total creep’

Chris Gayle.

 The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behavior toward women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian

Zidane pledges to restore Madrid’s attacking prowess

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane promised Tuesday to make up for his lack of coaching experience by inspiring Real Madrid to play with the same attacking flair he displayed during his playing career. “Football with a personal touch, with attacking play, is what

Pacquiao to retire after Bradley fight

Manny Pacquiao

 Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said he would end his legendary career after fighting Timothy Bradley in April to concentrate on his political career, dousing hopes for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. The winner of an unprecedented eight world

Chris Gayle fined for sexist comments to reporter

Chris Gayle was fined but avoided suspension for making inappropriate comments to a female reporter in a live TV interview during a Big Bash League Twenty20 match in Australia. After scoring 41 from 15 deliveries for the Melbourne Renegades in

New ICC chief hits out at ‘bullying’ big 3 nations

Shashank Manohar

New International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar has hit out at the imbalance of the sport’s governing body which he said allowed Australia, England and India to bully the organization. Manohar, who replaced India’s scandal-tainted former supremo Narayanaswami Srinivasan earlier

Day-night fixture to promote Tests: ICC

A top official of cricket’s governing body asserted the first-ever day-night Test featuring Australia and New Zealand starting in Brisbane from Friday will help promote Test matches. The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson believes the day-night Test

Sharapova wins as Russia draws level at 1-1 in Fed Cup final

Maria Sharapova won her first ever meeting with Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4 to hit back for Russia in the Fed Cup final against holders Czech Republic in Prague on Saturday. World No. 6 Petra Kvitova earlier came back from a

Pakistan not ready to play in India: PCB chairman

Shaharyar Khan

Pakistan’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Saturday ruled out any chance of sending his national team to India after his counterpart offered to play a proposed series there, arguing that the current atmosphere would not allow that to happen. Pakistan

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