Jasmine Paolini ends Anna Kalinskaya fairytale to win Dubai Tennis Championship

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DUBAI: World No.1 Iga Swiatek saw off No.15 seed and two-time former champion Elina Svitolina in the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday night, and in doing so guaranteed a new name will appear on the trophy at this year’s WTA 1000 tournament. Taking her winning streak in the Middle … Read more

Saudi Arabia bow out of 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship after Guam defeat

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Francis Ngannou: From humble beginnings to ‘Knockout Chaos’ date with Anthony Joshua in Riyadh RIYADH: The Saudi capital is fast becoming a favorite hunting ground for the towering figure of Francis Ngannou. The 37-year-old stepped into the ring against Tyson Fury at “Battle of the Baddest” in Riyadh last October, and narrowly lost in a … Read more

Palestine beat Syria to reach semifinals of 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship

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Anna Kalinskaya eliminates Coco Gauff to set up semifinal with Iga Swiatek in Dubai DUBAI: Qualifier Anna Kalinskaya rallied back from a set down on Thursday night to dump world No. 3 Coco Gauff out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and set up a surprise semifinal with No. 1 Iga … Read more

Green Falcons exit 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship after loss to Lebanon

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SAKHIR: Three-time world champion Max Verstappen gave his struggling rivals little hope for optimism ahead of the new Formula One season when he dominated the first day of winter testing on Wednesday. The Red Bull driver was more than a second faster than Lando Norris in a McLaren with Carlos Sainz, about to start his … Read more

Saudi Arabia fall short in 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship opener against Jordan

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Ivan Rakitic achieved instant hero status among Al-Shabab fans on Friday with a stunning goal to give his new team a 1-0 win at Damac. The former Barcelona star joined the Riyadh club from Sevilla at the end of January to instantly become one of the stars of the Roshn Saudi League. And the Croatian … Read more

Emirati talent Rashid Al-Dhaheri claims first home win at UAE F4 Championship

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Anticipation abounds ahead of this week’s intriguing full restart of the 2023/2024 Roshn Saudi Pro League. The six-week interlude for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup contained managerial changes, eye-catching player acquisitions and noteworthy exits as competitors strove to finish campaigns on a high. Arab News provides an essential guide for the 16 clubs as they … Read more

Saudi Arabia to host World Pool Championship and Snooker Masters in ten-year agreement with Matchroom Sport

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Anticipation abounds ahead of this week’s restart of the 2023-2024 Roshn Saudi Pro League. The six-week interlude for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup saw managerial changes, eye-catching player acquisitions and noteworthy exits. Arab News provides a breakdown of the 16 clubs as they head into Thursday’s resumption, including their key winter business and outlook for … Read more

Saudi rider Abrar Alabdulqader secures 2024 Endurance World Championship qualification

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Anticipation abounds ahead of this week’s restart of the 2023-2024 Roshn Saudi Pro League. The six-week interlude for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup saw managerial changes, eye-catching player acquisitions and noteworthy exits. Arab News provides a breakdown of the 16 clubs as they head into Thursday’s resumption, including their key winter business and outlook for … Read more

Saudi Arabia claim 3rd straight Arab Taekwondo Championship in Fujairah

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The Saudi national team have been crowned champions of the Arab Taekwondo Championship, which wrapped up on Wednesday at the Zayed Sports Complex in Fujairah, UAE, as reported by Arriyadiyah. The victory marks the third time in a row that the team from the Kingdom has claimed the title. More than 1,200 male and female … Read more