Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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...
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a spokesman for his family has confirmed. The three-time world heavyweight champion was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984 - three years after he retired from the sport. In the days before his death, Ali had been admitted to hospital...
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised for treatment of a respiratory issue, according to a family spokesperson. Ali, 74, widely regarded as the sport’s greatest heavyweight ever, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 at the age of 42. ‘Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his...
A last-gasp header from Mehmet Topal earned Turkey a 1-0 victory over Montenegro on Sunday in a boost for their morale ahead of Euro 2016. Midfielder Arda Turan, likely to be key to Turkey’s prospects in France, set up the goal with a well-flighted cross in the fourth minute of...
Terezinha Guilhermina’s vision loss is slowly advancing. The Brazilian sprinter was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that causes gradual vision impairment. When she first thought about pursuing her dream of competitive running some 20 years ago, her vision was already diminishing, but it was the lack of...
Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of two suicide bombers who attacked the Brussels airport in March, will represent Belgium at the Rio Olympics in the Taekwondo competition. Laachraoui, 21, won gold at the European Taekwondo Championships in Montreux, Switzerland, on Friday and will compete in the under-59 kg category...
The Manchester United vs Bournemouth English Premier League fixture has been called off after a 'suspect package' was found at Old Trafford. The venue was evacuated after police reportedly discovered the item in the northwest corner of the stadium. The kick-off was originally delayed after two stands were evacuated half an...
The World Anti-Doping Agency is facing perhaps its deepest crisis after a fresh wave of allegations of orchestrated doping in Russia, and the revelation of serious failings in the current drug-testing regime in the country. The latest allegations, which widen the Russian crisis beyond athletics, already mired in scandal, come...
Dubai: A state-of-the-art stadium bearing the name of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, a sports museum and an award for sports performing schools are among the slew of initiatives launched by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad...
Zahra Lari is a professional figure skater from the United Arab Emirates who has represented her country in international competitions in places like Slovakia, Hungary, and Italy. The 21-year-old from Abu Dhabi now has her heart set on a bigger dream — the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South...
Football legend Pele is suing Samsung for at least $30m (£20.8m) over images used in a newspaper advert. The 75-year-old Brazilian says the Korean electronics company's advert for high-definition televisions featured a portrait-sized image of a man who "very closely resembles" him. The advert also used a small photo of a...
California Chrome has finally brought it home. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes had inspired a country song called Bring it on home, Chrome, and his Chromies back in the United States and his fan following elsewhere will be singing that after the five-year-old made his mark in the...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida jury sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan on Friday and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media. The jurors reached the decision less than six hours after they began deliberations. Hogan was awarded $55 for economic injuries and $65...
Lionel Messi scored and provided three assists as Barcelona equaled a club record of 12 consecutive league wins by thrashing struggling Getafe 6-0 at the Nou Camp on Saturday. The Argentine, who also missed a penalty, scored with a brilliant curling finish from the edge of the area, while Neymar...
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. The 28-year-old Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion, will be provisionally suspended starting...
A debate over who is the better football player – Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi – has led to a man killing his friend the day after his birthday, the Hindustan times reported on Monday. A Nigerian man, Obinna Michael Durumchukwa, was celebrating his birthday with his friend, Nwabu Chukwuma,...
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is set to play his first competitive international later this month since being banned for biting an opponent at the 2014 World Cup after he was called up on Friday for qualifiers against Brazil and Peru. Barcelona’s Suarez was suspended for nine games after biting Italy’s...
Brandi Chastain, whose iconic celebration at the 1999 Women’s World Cup became a lasting symbol of power and success in women’s sports, announced Thursday morning that she has decided to donate her brain after death to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to be studied by the renowned Boston University CTE...
The two front-runners for the FIFA Presidency ended the final day of campaigning locked in late-night meetings with voters, with sources close to both camps claiming that they expected their candidate to garner at least 100 votes in today's election. Informed sources close to the long-term front-runner Sheikh Salman's team...
GUWAHATI: Pakistan on Friday beat India 1-0 to win gold in the hockey event of the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati. Owais-ur-Rehman scored the decisive goal at the end of first-half as Pakistan successfully completed hat-trick of SAG hockey titles. It was the fourth time the two arch-rivals were clashing...
A concealed motor has been discovered during the examination of a bike used by a Belgian cyclist at the world cyclo-cross championships. The bike was seized by cycling authorities after Femke Van den Driessche was forced to pull out of the women's under-23 race due to a mechanical problem. "It's absolutely...
KARACHI: It has been 346 days since Pakistan and India last squared off on a cricket field. But 2016 will provide fans with plenty of opportunities to see the two Asian giants in action in a series of high-profile matches first at the 2016 Asia Cup T20 followed by the...
Filipino Manny Pacquiao insists his upcoming title bout against Timothy Bradley will be the last of his prodigious career and on Thursday said he is aiming for a convincing win to help bolster his campaign for a Senate seat. Pacquiao, who has a 57-6-2 record and won world titles in...
Multi award-winning footballer Lionel Messi has on Tuesday been announced as the first Global Ambassador for Dubai's World Expo, taking on an international role as a champion for Expo 2020 Dubai. Messi, who yesterday won the coveted Ballon D'Or for a record fifth time, is one of the most widely...
Dwayne Johnson may wear more tailored suits than spandex these days, but he’s still proud to be The Rock. The WWE wrestler-turned-Hollywood action star announced on Instagram that he’ll be back at WrestleMania this year with some very lofty goals. As Johnson shared in his post — along with footage...
Football genius Lionel Messi will be in attendance for the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai at the end of this month. The Argentine has been short-listed along with Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus veteran Luigi Buffon and will appear for the first time at the Awards, dubbed...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan forward Kaleemullah Khan has signed up with United Soccer League (USL) side Tulsa Roughnecks according to the Oklahoma based club’s official website. Kaleemullah played last season for another USL outfit Sacramento Republic. A number of factors, including a coaching change, restricted Kaleemullah to feature in just seven matches for...