Saturday, July 20, 2019
(NEWSER) – Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez for the final out with a runner on in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series, the AP reports. The Cubs won their first...
A Taekwondo champion from Turkey has sparked a national conversation by challenging stereotypes about women and sport by competing wearing a headscarf. 20-year-old Kubra Dagli, from Istanbul, has been praised for winning a gold medal at the recent World Championships in Lima, Peru, but her clothing choices have managed to...
Dubai: Although companies are still facing some challenges, recruitment activity across the country has picked up a bit, while only a few have implemented some layoffs this year, according to the latest research. Things are expected to improve towards the end of the year and beginning of next year, with...
India stood on the brink of losing their number one status in the world as the fourth day's play in the fourth and penultimate cricket Test against West Indies was abandoned owing to wet outfield Port of Spain on Sunday. Efforts to get the Queen's Park Oval ready for play...
Usain Bolt has won the ninth gold medal of his career - a historic end to what he has promised will be his final Olympics. The world's fastest man led the Jamaican team to a spectacular victory in the 4x100m men's relay, storming over the line in 37.27 seconds to...
Ahmad Abughaush made history by winning Jordan’s first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men’s under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio. The 20-year-old beat Alexey Denisenko of Russia 10-6 in the final as South Korea’s Lee Dae-hoon and Joel Gonzalez of Spain won the bronze medals. Abughaush’s victory wrapped up...
RIO DE JANEIRO — Boomer Phelps is not old enough to remember what he’s witnessed here this week. He’ll have to listen to stories of his father’s legendary swimming. He’ll have to watch videos of the five gold medals and one silver he earned at these Olympics, at age...
(NEWSER) – Michael Phelps scored his 20th and 21st gold medal Tuesday night with yet another performance for the ages. First, he won the 200-meter butterfly, a victory that sent him climbing into the stands to kiss his 3-month-old son, Boomer, the AP reports. An hour later, he returned...
Sergiu Toma gave the UAE their second medal in Olympic history when he pinned down Matteo Marconcini of Italy in a bronze medal match of the men's judo under 81kg category in Rio during early hours on Wednesday, UAE time. The UAE's first Olympic medal came at the 2004 Athens...
Rio de Janeiro: Swimmer Nada Al Bedwawi proudly flew the UAE flag as she led her team into the Maracana Stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics early on Saturday (Friday night in Brazil). Fireworks and laser-lit choreography launched the Rio Games as Brazil sought to forget...
The Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics Friday evening was filled with celebrations of Brazilian culture and unity. But for a few brief moments, the message was polarizing and crystal clear: The world must do whatever it can to stop climate change. “The heat is melting the ice...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sport’s highest tribunal on Thursday rejectedRussia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days’ time, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow. The decision by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) increases the possibility...
Russia has systematically covered up doping in "all sporting disciplines" since 2011, an official report has found. The sports ministry and secret service "directed and oversaw" the manipulation of urine samples, the World Anti-Doping Agency said. It resulted in at least 312 falsified results up until at least last year's...
SEOUL: Quetta-born Muhammad Waseem won the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating favourite Jether Oliva from the Philippines. Waseem, Pakistan's only professional boxer, began his professional career in South Korea last year and won the Korean Bantamweight title on debut. His latest win is the fourth in...
Andy Murray wiped away tears of joy after winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon for a second time. The British number one and world number two defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Murray seemed overcome by emotion as the enormity of his achievement dawned on him. He...
WIMBLEDON, England — In her pursuit of one of the most elusive records in tennis, the third time proved the charm for Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3. With the victory, her seventh singles title at Wimbledon, Williams claimed her 22nd Grand Slam singles title,...
Cristiano Ronaldo made European Championship history as Portugal ended Wales's extraordinary Euro 2016 journey with a 2-0 semi-final win on Wednesday that sent them into the final. In what was billed as a shootout between Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale, it was the Portugal captain who prevailed,...
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison over a tax fraud case in Spain. However, the striker - generally considered the best in the world currently - is unlikely to face any time in jail as a term of under two years in duration,...
Wales have reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after coming from behind to beat Belgium 3-1. Goals from Ashley Williams, a sublime effort from Hal Robson-Kanu - a striker who doesn't even have a club after being released by Reading two weeks ago - and substitute Sam Vokes saw them...
EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. “For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,” the 29-year-old...
Russian athletes will file a class action suit against the ban preventing their participation in the Rio Olympic Games, as Russia's sports minister said a decision to prevent its weightlifters from competing was "psychotic". The class action suit will be filed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week,...
OAKLAND – LeBron James’ tears of joy were unstoppable as he held the Larry O’Brien championship trophy at Oracle Arena on Sunday. He had just authored one of sports’ all-time greatest stories, a magical fairytale that Cleveland has longed for since 1964. And this is how it had to go down:...
Britain's Andy Murray has won the Queen's Club Championship in London for a record-breaking fifth time. He beat Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3, two weeks before he starts attempting to win the Wimbledon Championships for a second time. In taking a fifth title he pulls ahead of John McEnroe,...
Europe's soccer governing body UEFA said on Saturday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the soccer federations of Croatia and Turkey for crowd trouble during the Euro 2016 tournament in France. Both federations could face sanctions for fans from their countries "throwing objects and setting off fireworks", a statement read. Croatia...
Rio de Janeiro state authorities declared a “state of public calamity” on Friday, less than 50 days before the start of the Olympic Games, amid a massive funding gap. The move is meant to trigger the release of additional federal funds. The decree blamed the "serious economic crisis" on the...
More fighting has broken out between England, Russian and Welsh fans at Euro 2016. Footage from Lille shows riot police using tear gas, pepper spray and batons to combat violence between supporters in the city. The exact cause of the unrest is unclear at this stage but suggestions are that Russian,...
Russia has been handed a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 over crowd disturbances at the game against England in Marseille. UEFA announced its decision as a group of Russian football fans faced being thrown out of France - and footage filmed by hooligans appeared to demonstrate that attacks on English...
A gang of well-organised Russian fans is suspected to have clashed with England fans hours ahead of the team's match against Russia. A French official has said that one England fan is fighting for his life after he was hurt in the worst of the clashes between supporters. Further clashes have...
One, two and finally three - contained quite neatly in a span of 19 minutes. A dazzling display for Lionel Messi on a warm Friday night. Once Argentina put the monster in the game, it was all over for Panama. Messi scored three second-half goals in his return from a...
Maria Sharapova has been banned from professional tennis for two years after she admitted to breaking anti-doping rules. The 29-year-old's suspension has been backdated to 26 January of this year, which was when she provided a urine sample containing meldonium shortly after a quarter-final match at the Australian Open. In a...