Sharjah rookie grabs dramatic win as Team Abu Dhabi get top 10 finish

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GLASGOW: Record-setting Femke Bol proved unstoppable and Grant Holloway extended his 10-year win streak at a high-octane second day of the world indoor championships in Glasgow on Saturday that also featured double British gold. Bol once again stole the show, the two-time world 400m hurdles champion bettering her own world indoor record to 49.17 seconds … Read more

WTO talks in UAE end with no major win, throwing trade body into ‘crisis’

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DUBAI: The 17th Art Dubai fair, where more than 100 galleries from around the world put on their best presentations of contemporary, modern and digital art, is open for business. Non-commercial activities, such as artist talks and children’s programming, have also been organized for the event, which runs from March 1 until March 3. Art … Read more

Algerian Muay Thai veteran Mehdi Zatout comes out of retirement to win boxing debut at ONE 166

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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 knockout in what would be the last fight of his decorated Muay Thai career. Fast-forward to ONE … Read more

PSL 2024: Rutherford blitz ensures Quetta snatch last-ball win over Karachi

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JEDDAH: It is not an exaggeration to say that all eyes in the world of golf will be on LIV Golf Jeddah in Saudi Arabia this week. The Public Investment Fund-backed league has done more than enough in the recent past to become one of the strongest tours in the world, but enticing Anthony Kim … Read more

World Cup champion Spain beats France 2-0 to win inaugural edition of Women’s Nations League final

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Al-Ittihad’s defense of the Saudi Pro League title has largely been one to forget. Despite some early season promise that had them top for the first month, the wheels quickly fell off culminating in a disappointing showing in December’s FIFA Club World Cup and speculation that star signing Karim Benzema wanted out. As recently as … Read more

Eddie Howe reveals Newcastle shootout hero almost missed FA Cup win as Magpies eye Wembley return

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BLACKBURN: Eddie Howe has revealed Newcastle United penalty shootout hero Martin Dubravka almost missed the Magpies’ FA Cup win through illness. The Slovak keeper was Newcastle’s matchwinner, not only keeping the Magpies in the fifth-round encounter with some goal-saving stops in the 1-1 draw stretched across 120 minutes, but also with two spot-kick saves in … Read more

Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

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WASHINGTON: Worries about political extremism or threats to democracy have emerged as a top concern for US voters and an issue where President Joe Biden has a slight advantage over Donald Trump ahead of the November election, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. Some 21 percent of respondents in the three-day poll, which closed on Sunday, … Read more

Jon Albon edges out Ryan Atkins to win Tough Mudder Infinity at AlUla

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ALULA: Jon Albon and Alisa Petrova were the respective men’s and women’s winners of the inaugural Tough Mudder Infinity event, which took place in AlUla with an overall prize pot of $480,000, the largest in obstacle course racing history. The race featured over 1,000 participants for the first event of its kind in the Middle … Read more

Luka Modric comes off the bench to give Spanish leader Real Madrid 1-0 win over Sevilla

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BARCELONA: Luka Modric leapt atop the advertising board, pumped his arms and joined the collective roar of the Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Real Madrid star, who has seen his minutes shrink this season, had just become the hero for the Spanish league leaders with a scorching winner after coming off the bench in a 1-0 … 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