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August 23, 2016

Yacine Brahimi (Photo: @SkyFootball)
23:30 GMT
Sky sources: Everton in talks with Porto over signing attacker Yacine Brahimi http://skysports.tv/Ot7fYn
Mohamed Ihab
18:30 GMT
Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab, who won the bronze medal at this month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, has said he submitted an application for Qatari citizenship prior to the Games due to a lack of support for his sporting career in Egypt.
Celtic fans wave Palestinians flags when their team played an Israeli side last Wednesday in Glasgow
18:12 GMT
When Glasgow Celtic fans raised Palestinian flags during a match last week with an Israeli team, they were not only sending an infuriating message to the Israelis...
Ahmed Elmohamady
15:55 GMT
Egypt's assistant coach speaks about Ahmed Elmohamady's recent return to the Pharaohs
The celebration began with the Jordanian and Canadian national anthems, followed by a speech of the JCS president Ziad Malawi Freihat
15:17 GMT
Jordanian community in Canada celebrated champion Ahmed Abu Ghaush, who won the gold medal in Taekwondo at the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio Brazil.
Photo: goal.com
12:44 GMT
Supporters showed solidarity with the country during their Champions League play-off tie with Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva last Wednesday, causing the club to be fined

August 22, 2016

Olympic bronze medalist, Sergiu Toma,with his medal during the press conference at UAE Judo Federation in Abu Dhabi (Photo: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News)
19:50 GMT
My life hasn’t changed after winning the medal, he says
The Arab world’s only double-medalist at Rio 2016 lashes out at his government
18:54 GMT
Taoufik Makhloufi is the only Algerian to make it to the Rio Olympic podium, and he did it twice.
Rio de Janeiro bids farewell to the 31st Summer Olympic Games that saw the participation of more than ten thousand athletes in the biggest sports showpiece
16:48 GMT
A total of 2,102 medals in 28 sports were awarded during the 2016 Rio Games.
Zayed Sports City (Photo: uaezoom.com)
15:58 GMT
The Zayed Sports City has announced the opening of ZSC Academy, starting with coaching for tennis and ice skating, marking another addition to the complex’s growing portfolio of community programs and events.
Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016.
Luis Acosta / AFP
13:45 GMT
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are formally closed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, who declares them "marvellous" Games.

August 21, 2016

Jordan's Ahmad Abughaush poses with his gold medal on the podium after the men's taekwondo event in the -68kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 18, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro.
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
16:36 GMT
Jordanians from across the board have expressed their joy for the first official Olympic medal, a win that further “united” the people in the love of the country.
(L-R) Silver medalist Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad, gold medalist Ivory Coast's Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse and bronze medalists Azerbaijan's Milad Beigi Harchegani and Tunisia's Oussama Oueslati pose with their medals on the podium after the men's taekwondo event in the -80kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 19, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro.
Ed JONES / AFP
16:25 GMT
Tunisian athlete Oussama Oueslati won the bronze medal of the RIO 2016 Olympics taekwondo tournament U80 kg category, after beating American Steven Lopez 14-5.
Turkey's gold medallist Taha Akgul stands on the podium at the end of the men's 125kg freestyle wrestling event at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Jack GUEZ / AFP
15:57 GMT
Taha Akgul won Turkey’s first gold at Rio after he defeated Komeil Ghasemi of Iran 3-1 in the 125-kg freestyle event.
(From L to R) Turkey's silver medallist Selim Yasar, Russia's gold medallist Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Azerbaijan's bronze medallist Sharif Sharifov and USA's bronze medallist J'den Michael Tbory Cox stand on the podium at the end of the men's 86kg freestyle wrestling event at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Jack GUEZ / AFP
15:48 GMT
Turkey's Selim Yasar bagged a silver medal after he was beaten by Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev in men's freestyle wrestling in Rio 2016 Olympics Saturday.
Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi celebrates winning the silver medal in the Men's 1500m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016.
Adrian DENNIS / AFP
02:03 GMT
Makhloufi wins 1500m silver medal as USA's Matthew Centrowitz clinches gold.

August 20, 2016

Roma's Argentinian midfielder Diego Perotti (R) celebrates with his teammates Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) and Macedonian forward Edin Dzeko (rear C) after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between Roma and Udinese at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on August 20, 2016.
FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP
19:53 GMT
Mohamed Salah shines on the first day of the Italian Serie A to help AS Roma to an impressive 4-0 victory at home to Udiense on Saturday
Mahmoud Abdel-Razek "Shikabala"
15:20 GMT
Zamalek’s skipper Mahmoud Abdel-Razek "Shikabala" has been suspended and reported for his recent celebration with the Ultras fan group, club chairman Mortada Mansour announced early Saturday.
Celtic was charged for "illicit banner," according to UEFA (Photo: goal.com)
15:14 GMT
A UEFA rule states that political, ideological and religious messages are unsuitable for sports events.
Gold medalist Iran's Reza Yazdani (2nd L) poses with silver medalist Kyrgyzstan's Magomed Musaev (L) and bronze medalists Mongolia's Khuderbulga Dorjkhand (2nd R) and Kazakhstan's Mamed Ibragimov (R) in the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle 97 kg wrestling event during the 2014 Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on September 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE
JUNG YEON-JE / AFP
15:08 GMT
Iranian wrestler Hassan Yazdani won finals of Men's freestyle 74 kg over his Russian rival to add one more gold medal to Iran’s tally.

August 19, 2016

Jordan's Ahmad Abughaush celebrates after winning against Russia's Alexey Denisenko in the men's taekwondo gold medal bout in the -68kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 18, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro.
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
03:03 GMT
Jordan player Ahmad Abu Ghaush won gold in the Taekwondo -68kg event on Friday, the first Olympic medal for Jordan.
Egypt's Hedaya Wahba celebrates after winning against Belgium's Raheleh Asemani in their women’s taekwondo bronze medal bout in the -57kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 18, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro.
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
01:36 GMT
Egypt's Hedaya Malak won the bronze medal in the women's taekwondo -57kg event after beating Raheleh Asemani of Belgium by the golden kick early on Friday.

August 18, 2016

South Sudan's flagbearer Guor Marial leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
PEDRO UGARTE / AFP
18:44 GMT
As a teenager Marial was forced to run for his life during Sudan's long civil war, was kidnapped twice and ended up in servitude
The defiant move by the Celtic supporters was hailed by Palestinian Twitter users and activists online
15:53 GMT
Fans of Celtic FC flew hundreds of Palestinian flags while cheering from the stands against Hapoel Beersheba in a Champions League match in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Tunisia's bronze medallist Marwa Amri reacts on the podium at the end of the women's 58kg freestyle wrestling event at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jack GUEZ / AFP
15:29 GMT
The 27-year-old Tunisian wrestler Marwa Amri won the bronze medal in under-58 kg women’s wrestling at the Rio Olympics.
Riyad Mahrez: Leicester City winger signs new four-year deal
12:05 GMT
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez ended speculation about his future as he signed a new four-year contract with the club on Wednesday.
The deal confirms that beIN Sports will become the exclusive official broadcaster of the Olympic Games across its territories in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
11:53 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held an official signing ceremony to mark the exclusive multi-territory deal in the Middle East and North Africa with beIN Media Group agreed by the parties last year.

August 17, 2016

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17:21 GMT
Fans of Scotland’s Celtic football team are planning to stage a protest against Israel when their team faces off with Hapoel Beersheba tonight in the Champions League.
Photo: The Amiri Diwan of the State of Kuwait
16:46 GMT
Winners awarded cash and plots of land
Martin Jol
16:22 GMT
Ahly's Dutch coach Martin Jol decided to end his contract with Egypt's leading sporting club after fans stormed the pitch during training on Tuesday evening and physically assaulted some players.
Ibtihaj Muhammad, first US Olympian to compete in hijab
07:12 GMT
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports.
Jordan's Hussein Iashaish fights France's Tony Victor James Yoka during the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Quarterfinal 1 match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP
07:01 GMT
Jordan boxer Hussein Ishaiash on Tuesday missed out on an historic semifinal spot at the Olympic Games after losing to French World Champion Tony Yoka, in Rio de Janeiro.
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim celebrates winning the silver medal in the Men's High Jump Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016.
Johannes EISELE / AFP
06:48 GMT
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar took silver in high jump with 2.36m

August 16, 2016

Riyad Mahrez
17:31 GMT
The Algeria international has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea this summer and suggested he wants to stay in the Premier League
Ex-FIFA president Havelange dies
15:21 GMT
Joao Havelange, the former president of world football governing body FIFA, has died in hospital in Rio de Janeiro, a hospital spokeswoman told dpa.
Photo: i24news.tv
12:39 GMT
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.
Mohammed Rabii
12:29 GMT
Mohammed Rabii lost one of the welterweight semifinals to Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan.
Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi celebrates after winning second place in the Men's 800m Final during the athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016.
Adrian DENNIS / AFP
12:15 GMT
Kenya's David Rudisha claims back-to-back 800-metre Olympic gold with another commanding performance.

August 15, 2016

Photo: @BBCRLSport
18:34 GMT
£50m for Riyad Mahrez? Gerry Taggart wouldn't hesitate to sell
Islam al-Shehaby (Photo: masrawy.com)
18:06 GMT
The Ethics Committee of the International Olympic Committee has reprimanded Egyptian judo player Islam al-Shehaby for refusing to shake hands with his Israeli rival following a match last Friday.
Doaa El-Ghobashy
17:38 GMT
After receiving abuse for wearing the hijab during her beach volleyball performance, Doaa Elghobashy has thanked her critics for 'making her famous'
Bahrain's Ruth Jebet celebrates after winning the Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final during the athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016.
FRANCK FIFE / AFP
16:19 GMT
Bahrain won the gold medal in the women's 3000m steeplechase after Ruth Jebet put on a stellar performance to cross the finish line in 8:59.75s, well ahead of the other runners.
Saeid Abdevali (Photo: isna.ir)
16:00 GMT
Saeid Abdevali from Iran claimed a bronze medal in the category up to 75 kg at the Rio Olympics early Monday.
Oman's flagbearer Hamed al-Khatri leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
PEDRO UGARTE / AFP
15:14 GMT
Oman's campaign at the 2016 Rio Olympics came to an end on a disappointing note when its shooter Hamed al Khatri finished a poor 43rd out of the 44 participants in the qualification round of the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions on Sunday.

August 14, 2016

Eunice Kirwa
17:19 GMT
Bahrain has won a medal in the Olympic Games, currently held in Rio de Janeiro, Barzil (Rio 2016).
Hakan Sukur
16:28 GMT
Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for former international football striker Hakan Sukur, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported Friday, amid a crackdown in the wake of last month's coup attempt.
Saudi Arabia's Kariman Abuljadayel looks at the results board after competing in the Women's 100m Preliminary Round during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016.
PEDRO UGARTE / AFP
15:43 GMT
Kariman Abuljadayel, 22 years old, is the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympics 100 metres. Following Sarah Attar‘s footsteps...
Talita Baqlah (Photo: Jordan Times)
08:12 GMT
Talita Baqlah has emulated the achievements of her younger brother by breaking a Jordan swimming record on Friday at the Olympic pool in Rio de Janeiro, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
Iran's gold medallist Kianoush Rostami poses on the podium after the men's weightlifting 85kg event during the Rio 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016.
GOH Chai Hin / AFP
07:44 GMT
Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami wins the gold medal in the men’s 85-kg category at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.
Photo: kuwaittimes.net
07:35 GMT
Abdullah Al-Rashidi had to settle for bronze in the Olympic men's skeet competition on Saturday, but for choice of outfit, he beat the field.

August 12, 2016

Palestine's flagbearer Mayada Sayyad leads her delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
PEDRO UGARTE / AFP
21:31 GMT
According to Christian Zimmerman, the Palestinian dressage rider competing at the Games, Palestinian Olympians “want to prove that we are an independent entity and that we...
Riyad Mahrez
19:36 GMT
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was visibly agitated and curt in his response to questions on Arsenal's interest in Riyad Mahrez.
Photo: i24news.tv
19:26 GMT
Egyptian judo player Islam El-Shehaby lost by a decisive ippon throw to Or Sasson of Israel in the first round of men's over-100kg event on Friday.

August 11, 2016

Tunisia's bronze medallist Ines Boubakri cries on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's individual foil fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 3 in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016.
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
09:23 GMT
Ines Boubakri won Tunisia's first women's Olympic fencing medal on Wednesday.
Ahmed Hammadi of Iraq, reacts during their Rio 2016 Olympic Games First Round Group A men's football match South Africa vs Iraq at the Corinthians Arena, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 10, 2016.
Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP
06:14 GMT
Iraq and South Africa ended their campaigns at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after drawing 1-1 in their final Group A match on Wednesday evening.
Algeria's footballers celebrate the goal of Mohammed Benkablia during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games first round Group D men's football match Algeria vs Portugal at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on August 10, 2016.
GUSTAVO ANDRADE / AFP
06:09 GMT
Algeria and Portugal played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte, which saw the European side claim top spot in Group D at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.
Mohamed Ihab (Photo: filgoal.com)
06:00 GMT
Weightlifter Mohamed Ihab wins the bronze medal of the 77 kg after lifting a total of 361 kg.
Egypt's Sara Ahmed poses with her bronze medal on the podium of the Women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016.
GOH Chai Hin / AFP
05:56 GMT
Egypt's Weightlifter Sara Samir wins the bronze medal of the 69 Kg Women after lifting a total of 255 kg.

August 10, 2016

Kuwait's Fehaid al-Deehani, bronze medalist in the men's trap final at the London 2012 Olympic Games jubilatees at the podium at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London on August 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI
MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP
20:42 GMT
Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani won the gold medal Wednesday in the men's double trap competition of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janero, Brazil, by defeating Italy's Marco Innocenti in the final match.
Egypt's Nada Meawad (L) and Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy react during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Germany and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP
16:21 GMT
Before starting any Olympic match, most players are usually thinking about how to beat their opponents in order to make their mark in...
Riyad Mahrez will be part of Leicester City's Premier League title defence, according to boss Claudio Ranieri.
15:19 GMT
The Foxes' star player has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea throughout the transfer window but the coach insists he will not be leaving the King Power Stadium