Haaland scores as Man City rout Luton 5-1 to go top of the Premier League

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MADRID: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti predicted Friday that Kylian Mbappe and football’s other brightest young stars would bounce back strongly after disappointing showings in the Champions League. All four quarterfinal first leg matches thrilled supporters this week but some of the brightest names in the game were below their best on the biggest stage. … Read more

Disappointment for Saudi team in first match of ACC Men’s Premier Cup

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AL-AMARAT: On April 12, the men’s Asia Premier Cup got away to a flying start on Oman’s two side by side turf grounds at Al Amerat, Muscat. This excellent facility provides the opportunity for two matches to be played on each turf per day. The press tent is situated between the two grounds so that … Read more

UAE, Oman make winning starts to ACC Premier Cup as Qatar fall to Hong Kong

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NUFC stars Trippier, Burn invite youngsters from Newcastle’s deaf community to be mascots for Spurs match NEWCASTLE: Several young members of the deaf community in Newcastle were on Friday invited by Newcastle United stars Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn to be mascots during the club’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.On Thursday, NUFC’s … Read more

Premier League chief fears regulator could kill ‘golden goose’

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Al-Hilal defensive duo Koulibaly and Al-Bulayhi hailed for frustrating red carded Ronaldo ABU DHABI: Jorge Jesus praised defensive duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Ali Al-Bulayhi for shutting out Cristiano Ronaldo as Al-Hilal reached the Saudi Super Cup final by defeating Riyadh rivals Al-Nassr 2-1 on Monday night in Abu Dhabi. Al-Hilal recorded their third victory over … Read more

Arsenal back in control of Premier League title race

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LONDON: Mikel Arteta had just seen his Arsenal team come up painfully short in their Premier League title race with Manchester City and he couldn’t hide his anguish. “I know we’re not at that level,” a crestfallen Arteta said last May, “but we have to find a way.” Well, Arsenal’s upgraded class of 2024 are finding … Read more

US, China need to respect each other, Premier Li says in talks with Yellen

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Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta elected Glasgow University rector: a victory for Palestine solidarity LONDON: The Palestinian-British surgeon Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta has been elected rector of the University of Glasgow, winning an overwhelming 80 percent of the vote following a campaign that resonated deeply with students. In early October, at the start of Israel’s military … Read more

Liverpool go back to top of Premier League. Man United stunned by 4-3 loss at Chelsea

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RIO DE JANEIRO: US football magnate John Textor will be tried by Brazil’s top court for sport for ignoring orders to provide evidence for his claims that the Brazilian league is plagued by match-fixing, officials said Wednesday. Textor, whose teams include Brazilian club Botafogo, will go on trial on April 15 before a disciplinary panel … Read more

Jailed former Malaysia premier Najib Razak seeks to serve remaining sentence under house arrest

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LONDON: Conservative peer Nicholas Soames, Winston Churchill’s grandson, has backed calls for the UK to halt arms sales to Israel following an airstrike that killed three British aid workers in Gaza, The Guardian reported on Thursday. Soames said the gravity of the situation meant the UK had to send a strong message about Israel’s actions … Read more

We will play with positive mindset to win ACC Premier Cup, says Saudi cricket team

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In Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, the 34th edition of an International Cricket Sixes is being played, ending on April 6. Its inaugural competition took place in 1988, but three years were lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sixes cricket was introduced to Thailand by Myles de Vries, initially at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in 1985. … Read more