UAE Pro League review: Al-Wasl continue to set pace at the top of the table

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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

Furor erupts over Ronaldo’s apparent obscene taunt in Saudi league match

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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

Turkiye, OIC and Arab League to deliver submissions on Israel’s occupation at top UN court

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THE HAGUE: Representatives of Turkiye, the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the African Union will present arguments on Monday, on the final day of proceedings at the UN’s highest court, on the legality of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The judges of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World … Read more

Klopp savors his ‘most special trophy’ as Liverpool win English League Cup

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LONDON: Jurgen Klopp just couldn’t keep the smile from his face. It was deep into extra time at Wembley on Sunday and the English League Cup final against Chelsea was locked at 0-0. A penalty shootout loomed. Yet, with tensions running high, Klopp turned to the Liverpool fans, savored the moment and produced that trademark … Read more

Eddie Howe calls for Newcastle United ‘unity’ as Premier League struggles continue with Arsenal hammering

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DUBAI: Italian Jasmine Paolini battled back from a set and a break down in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, secure her first WTA 1000 title, and spoil qualifier Anna Kalinskaya’s fairytale week. Kalinskaya had already written her name into the history books, beating world No.1 Iga … Read more

Professional Fighters League extends global reach with launch of PFL MENA after inaugural Riyadh event

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DUBAI: Italian Jasmine Paolini battled back from a set and a break down in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, secure her first WTA 1000 title, and spoil qualifier Anna Kalinskaya’s fairytale week. Kalinskaya had already written her name into the history books, beating world No.1 Iga … Read more

Liverpool to face Sparta Prague in Europa League last 16

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Miami’s recruitment of big-name international players is unprecedented in MLS with Messi having been joined initially by two former Barcelona team-mates in Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. (USA TODAY Sports)   FORD LAUDERDALE, Florida: The head of Apple TV’s collaboration with Major League Soccer has urged clubs in the league to follow the example of … Read more

Al-Hilal book Asian Champions League quarter-final clash with Saudi Pro League rivals Al-Ittihad

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Al-Ittihad progress to Asian Champions League quarter-finals despite early Benzema own goal Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad squeezed into the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on Thursday thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 home victory over Navbahor of Uzbekistan, following a goalless draw in the first leg … Read more

Al-Ittihad progress to Asian Champions League quarter-finals despite early Benzema own goal

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RIYADH: Aleksandar Mitrovic’s two goals sent Al-Hilal on their way to a 3-1 win over Al-Raed on Sunday, restoring the side’s seven-point lead at the top of the Roshn Saudi League above local rivals Al-Nassr. The win also extended Al-Hilal’s winning streak to an amazing 21 games in all competitions. Less than 24 hours after … Read more

Milan and Benfica book spots in Europa League last 16

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida: Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has hit out at referee union members after talks broke down leaving the league to start the new season without their top referees. Garber, speaking to reporters prior to the opening game of the season between Inter Miami and Real Salt Lake, warned MLS was “very … Read more