Hong Kong, Oman take charge in U19 Cricket World Cup qualifier on disappointing day for Saudis

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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

Saudi Arabia U19s set for ICC Cricket World Cup qualifying action in Bangkok

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RIYADH: Renan Ferreira defeated Ryan Bader in the main fight of the evening as the Professional Fighters League staged the first-ever MMA event in Saudi Arabia,  PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. The 11-fight card featured four bouts for the newly minted Super Belt, with additional action from the biggest names … Read more

Saudi Arabia continue fine form with ICC World Cup Challenge League win over Kuwait

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RIYADH: Cricket is a game that has an almost magical ability to unite South Asian expatriates in their second home Saudi Arabia. On every weekend and whenever there is a time to play, mostly on public holidays, they gather at some grounds, parks and open spaces to play street cricket. For decades, early-morning gatherings were … Read more

Hattan Alsaif looking to inspire Saudi females in world of MMA after joining PFL

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When it comes to completing significant sporting challenges, Nelly Attar has achieved more than most. In 2022, the Saudi Arabia-born Lebanese climber became the first Arab woman to scale K2, widely regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous mountains, having already completed her ascent to the pinnacle of Everest, Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, to … Read more

Germany’s Andreas Brehme, 1990 World Cup winning goal scorer, dies

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Eddie Howe denies Newcastle United ‘chaos’ claim as Magpies secure late Bournemouth point NEWCASTLE: Eddie Howe is adamant that “chaos” has not crept into his Newcastle United side, despite yet another error-strewn, goal-laden encounter. Following on from the eight-goal, 4-4 home draw with Luton Town last time out for the Magpies, as well as a … Read more

World leaders in business, finance and tech gather in Miami for the 2nd FII Priority Summit

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MIAMI: From conflict and climate change to the rise of disruptive new technologies like artificial intelligence, humanity faces an array of challenges. That is why world leaders in business and finance are meeting in Miami this week to discuss potential solutions. The second edition of the Future Investment Initiative Priority Summit kicks off in the … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s SWCC garners 9 Guinness World Records for sustainable desalination innovations 

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RIYADH: Financial experts are gathering at the third Saudi Capital Market Forum to delve into the complexities of the global economy and its implications for capital markets.  Held in Riyadh, the conference allows participants to explore financial concepts, encouraging discussion and cooperation to fortify international market resilience. Head of Research at Al-Rajhi Capital, Mazen Al-Sudairi, … Read more

Holloway blasts to hurdles world record at US Indoors

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LOS ANGELES: Hurdles king Grant Holloway set a new world record in the 60-meter competition at the US Indoor Championships in New Mexico on Friday. Holloway, the three-time 110m hurdles world champion and Olympic silver medalist, scorched home in 7.27sec in Albuquerque, eclipsing his own previous world best of 7.29sec. The 26-year-old from Virginia, who … Read more

Dubai Capitals down Gulf Giants to advance to final of DP World T20

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Al-Hilal came from behind to defeat Sepahan 3-1 in the first leg of their second-round clash in the Asian Champions League on Thursday. The Saudi Arabians had the better of a hard-fought contest but fell behind to the Iranian hosts when Ramin Rezaeian opened the scoring in the first half, before Malcom equalized just before … Read more