Ugo Humbert dominates Alexander Bublik to claim glory at 32nd Dubai Tennis Championships

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Eddie Howe answers Newcastle United tactics critics as Magpies outwit rivals Wolves Newcastle: Criticism, at this level, is only ever just around the corner. One year you may be returning a club to the Champions League after two decades, the next some may be calling for change at the top. That is the situation that … Read more

Coleman trumps Lyles, Crouser dominant in World Athletics Indoor Championships

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Algerian Muay Thai veteran Mehdi Zatout comes out of retirement to win boxing debut at ONE 166 Two years ago, former ISKA and WBC Muay Thai World Champion Mehdi Zatout stood inside the ONE Circle with his family as tears streamed down his face. He had just been awarded a $50,000 bonus for scoring a … Read more

Medvedev wins to set up Dubai Tennis Championships semifinal with Humbert

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No fairy-tale ending for Andy Murray in Dubai, as Ugo Humbert advances to quarter-finals DUBAI: Andy Murray’s hopes of fairy-tale ending to what seems likely to be his last appearance at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships were dashed by in-form Frenchman Ugo Humbert, who defeated the 36-year-old Scot 6-2, 6-4 on center court at … Read more

Saudi Paralympic weightlifters participate in Dubai’s Fazza Para powerlifting championships

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Al-Wasl’s searing pace at the top of the standings continued, champions Shabab Al-Ahli returned to winning ways and there was more misery for promoted clubs during the ADNOC Pro League’s matchweek 14. A first full schedule since late December — a lengthy pause for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup was extended by multiple weather postponements … Read more

Swiatek beats Svitolina to book quarterfinal spot at Dubai Tennis Championships

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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

Swiatek advances, Sabalenka crashes out on eventful day at Dubai Tennis Championships

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DUBAI: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and No. 3 Coco Gauff are safely into the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after safely navigating potentially tricky challenges on Dubai Tennis Stadium’s center court on Monday evening. Former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina also progressed from the round of 32 after her opponent, two-time … Read more

Fan favorite Ons Jabeur withdraws from Dubai Tennis Championships with knee injury

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DUBAI: Fresh from claiming a historic third successive title at last week’s WTA Tour event in Doha, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek is optimistic she can carry her dominant form into this week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. A beaten finalist in Dubai 12 months ago, the Pole recovered from a chastening straight sets defeat … Read more

Top seeds Swiatek and Sabalenka target glory at Dubai Tennis Championships

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DUBAI: Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka will return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships five years since her last appearance in the competition. After a 15-month break from competitive action for personal reasons, the four-time major champion made a comeback at the Brisbane International and Australian Open last month before appearing at both … Read more

Osaka and reigning champion Krejcikova pull out of Dubai Tennis Championships

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SHARJAH: Effectively a semi-final, the contestants were the Gulf Giants and the Dubai Capitals. The Giants lost in the first qualifying match to MI Emirates on February 14, while the Dubai Capitals triumphed over Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the Eliminator, winning by a massive 85 runs. The Giants’ defeat came on the back of … Read more

A night of firsts at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha

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NEWCASTLE: Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes has moved to cool summer exit talk by insisting he is happy to stay at St James’ Park for a “long time.”The Brazilian has been the subject of speculation after details of a buyout clause inserted in his new contract, only signed in Oct. 2023, leaked into the public … Read more