Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

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NEW YORK: The US cricket team which will co-host the Twenty20 World Cup may be a fitting cross-section of its country as a roster of migrants, a melting pot of nationalities and cultures. The 15-man squad includes players born in India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa. Home-grown players include vice-captain Aaron Jones, who was … Read more

Ronaldo leads Roshn Saudi Pro League stars set to boost their nations at Euro 2024

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation held a five-day educational workshop on women’s football aimed at empowering coaches from the Kingdom and Africa. The event in Riyadh, held in partnership with the Confederation of African Football, ran from May 14-18 and was attended by 32 coaches — 16 from CAF member associations and 16 from … Read more

Middle East leads recovery rates for international tourist arrivals

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DUBAI: International tourist arrivals and the travel and tourism sector’s contribution to global GDP are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels this year, according to the latest World Economic Forum travel and tourism study. The WEF’s Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024, published once every two years in collaboration with the University of Surrey, analyzes … Read more

Riyadh Airport leads annual audit awards as service quality improves across the Kingdom

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector is set for substantial safety and security enhancements as the National Security Services Co. prepares to embark on an ambitious expansion plan, its CEO told Arab News. Turki Matooq Al-Thonayan explained how the company, also known as SAFE, already has operations spanning multiple countries and a workforce exceeding 10,000 employees. … Read more

IsDB leads multilateral development banks group in $300-$400bn lending boost target

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RIYADH: All airports in Saudi Arabia that received passengers’ complaints in March resolved them on time, according to the General Authority of Civil Aviation.  In its monthly classification for air transport service providers, GACA highlighted the performance of airlines and 13 airports based on traveler complaints filed during the third month of 2024.  As per the … Read more

Lillard leads short-handed Bucks over Pacers, Clippers and Celtics win playoff openers

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WASHINGTON: Damian Lillard scored all 35 of his points in the first half as the Milwaukee Bucks struck early in a 109-94 victory over Indiana in their NBA playoffs opener despite the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks followed the blueprint laid out earlier Sunday by the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics, who both … Read more

Nikola Jokic leads NBA champions Nuggets past LeBron James, Lakers

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BERLIN: Harry Kane claimed his 33rd league goal of the season and Thomas Mueller scored twice as Bayern Munich hammered Union Berlin 5-1 away in the Bundesliga on Saturday.Just a week after Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen broke Bayern’s 11-year title run, the visitors were dominant and clinical in the German capital.Kane blasted in an excellent … Read more

Scottie Scheffler leads Masters by 1 shot on a wild day of movement

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AUGUSTA, Georgia: Scottie Scheffler was in the lead and seemingly in control of his game Saturday in the Masters until realizing there was no such thing at Augusta National. He posed over another beautiful shot at the flag on the 10th hole and was stunned to see it take a hard hop over the green … Read more

Saudi Arabia leads EV surge, driving sustainable mobility revolution in Mideast 

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RIYADH: By breaking down geographical barriers, the metaverse — a digital space that uses virtual and augmented reality — is set to foster unprecedented levels of collaboration and connectivity. From how individuals work, plan, design, and build to how they shop, relax, travel, and live, it will have a significant impact on almost every aspect … Read more