Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Manny Pacquiao is back at the top of the welterweight division after knocking out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round of their championship fight for the WBA World welterweight title Sunday at Axiata Arena. After flooring Matthysse in the third and fifth round, Pacquiao landed the decisive left uppercut that...
(NEWSER) – France has reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium in a semifinal match that attracted presidents, royalty and a rock star, the AP reports. Samuel Umtiti's header in the 51st minute was the only goal in a...
The authorities in Kazan have promised to give Brazil star Neymar land if he scores a hat-trick in the team’s World Cup quarter-final against Belgium. "We want to invent something special,” Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin said, TASS reported. “If he scores a hat-trick we will find a sponsor to...
(NEWSER) – Russia shockingly eliminated Spain from the World Cup, surviving two hours of dominance by the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw and then winning a penalty shootout 4-3, AP reports. Russia's captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion and Iago Aspas, while all...
Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest scorer for a European international team as he recorded the only goal of the game and handed Portugal a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B game with Morocco in Moscow. Ronaldo opened the scoring after just four minutes – just as he did...
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain, including a late equaliser, as their World Cup clash ended 3-3. The Real Madrid forward opened his account with an early penalty before scoring again just before half-time in Sochi, Russia. He completed his hat-trick with a wonder strike from a free-kick in...
Egypt, missing the spark of Mohamed Salah but proving resolute at the back, conceded a late goal to slump to a bitter 1-0 loss to Uruguay in their World Cup opening game in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on Friday. The Pharaohs defended doggedly but were undone by a 90th-minute...
You put in the time. You put in the blood, sweat, and tears. And now, you are finally a professional athlete. You’re a master at your sport, and it shows. In order to be successful as a professional athlete though, you need to also acquire skills and talents outside of...
The Egyptian beat off competition from Manchester City's title-winners Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane, with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane completing the six-man shortlist of nominees. The Liverpool man secured the most votes from his peers after scoring 41 goals in...
(NEWSER) – President Trump and Kim Jong Un were kicked out of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday, Reuters reports. Or at least that's what it looked like. In fact the two men briefly hassled by security at the main stadium in Pyeongchang were only impersonating the world leaders....
The UAE beat Iraq 4-2 in penalty shootout to enter the final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup in Kuwait City on Tuesday late night. After 120 minutes of normal and extra-time failed to find a winner, it was turn of the lotteries. UAE stars Ali Mabkhout, Omar Abdulrahman, Khamis Esmaeel...
A French sailor has smashed the record for travelling around the world single-handed, completing the journey in just 42 days and 16 hours. Francois Gabart managed to beat the previous record - set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last Christmas - by six days and 10 hours. Many pundits felt...
Valtteri Bottas won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, beating his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton as Formula One’s season finale petered out into a procession. The Finnish driver comfortably secured the third win of his F1 career, all this season since joining from Williams. It...
The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has been banned by Fifa with immediate effect due to "undue third-party interference". The PFF's national and club teams are not entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted, the world governing body said on Wednesday. The election of Faisal Saleh Hayat...
An injury-time penalty from Liverpool’s Mo Salah ensured Egypt qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after beating Congo 2-1 on Sunday to move into an unassailable position at the top of their group with one match still to complete. The Pharaohs, who have not reached the World...
Floyd Mayweather beat UFC icon Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage in their much-hyped fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather, who came out of retirement for the fight, now has a record of 50-0 - surpassing heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record for most wins without a loss or draw. Mixed martial...
(NEWSER) – Whether or not it'll be a good fight (experts tend to agree "not"), Saturday's match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is certain to be profitable—potentially historically so—for both fighters. ESPN reports Mayweather is guaranteed a minimum purse of $100 million and McGregor a minimum purse of...
(NEWSER) – It's one of the most keenly anticipated fights in years—but doctors say it should be stopped before it's too late. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday night in a bout that the Association of...
Pakistan thrashed favourites India by 180 runs to clinch the Champions Trophy title in a thrilling competition at London's Oval ground on Sunday. The green shirts set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets for the men in blue, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated...
Regular exercise and proper stretching along with taking long soaks in tub solve a lot of problems related to muscle ache for athletes. Stretching is an integral part of a perfect exercise routine. Stretching is a process of gradually applying gentle force to lengthen and lubricate the muscles and...
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is not only a world-renowned goalscorer, but is also one of the most valuable athletes in the world to brands — especially on social media. Revered as one of the most direct players when he represented Manchester United, the Portuguese striker continued to develop...
The highly publicised bout between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain’s Amir Khan is unlikely to take place in the UAE, according to Los Angeles Times. This month, promoter Bob Arum told ESPN that he met with Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz to discuss a possible deal with an “unnamed...
Dubai: Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his next fight against Australia’s Jeff Horn will be held in the UAE. The Filipino eight-division world champion, posted: “See you in UAE for my next fight,” across all his social media accounts on Sunday morning. The message featured above a picture of himself in a...
Season two of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicks off today with the opening ceremony being held at Dubai International Stadium. The opening ceremony started with the national anthems of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Organisers have billed it to be an entertaining event, with celebrity appearances and a...
The general manager (GM) is often one of the most under-appreciated positions in sports. They don’t get all the adulation of a successful coach or player, but they’re just as important to the team’s success. Here are five of the very best general managers in sports: Billy Beane Although he was...
Usain Bolt has been stripped of his relay gold medal from the 2008 Olympics following the doping case of relay teammate Nesta Carter. It means the Jamaican sprinter, who won a historic total of nine golds at three Games, is no longer a 'triple triple' Olympic champion. The decision came after...
Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe spun Australia to a 220-run win over Pakistan in the third Test at the SCG, with Steve Smith’s side completing a 3-0 series sweep. The tourists resumed at 55-1 on day five in Sydney, having been set a target of 465 following Smith’s declaration at...
Between three and six survivors were found among the wreckage of a plane crash that was carrying at least 81 people, according to officials cited by the BBC and The Independent. The plane, with flight number CP2933, crashed outside the Colombian city of Medellin around midnight local time (5.00 GMT)....
Handcrafted 24-carat gold sport shoes made of crocodile-skin will be sold exclusively in Dubai for fashion lovers at $20,000 by one of the world's luxury shoe suppliers. The luxe sneakers by Athletic Propulsion Labs, better known as APL, were unveiled over the weekend during the Level Shoes event at Dubai’s...
Andy Murray has overtaken Novak Djokovic to become world number one for the first time. The 29-year-old Scotsman needed to beat Canadian Milos Raonic in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters to seal the top spot. But in the end, Murray did not need to hit a single ball as his...