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April 27, 2015

Paulo Dybala
19:40 GMT
The Rosanero supremo says the 21-year-old is worth an entire team and that he will charge the Ligue 1 champions more as the Argentine is reluctant to move to Paris
Manuel Pellegrini
16:22 GMT
Manuel Pellegrini insisted with admirable defiance that this season has not represented a failure for Manchester City after an unconvincing 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, but only time will tell whether it is a view shared by his employers.
Novak Djokovic
14:56 GMT
Novak Djokovic continues to lead the men's world tennis rankings released by the ATP Monday.
Simona Halep
14:01 GMT
Romania's Simona Halep moved second behind Serena Williams in the WTA tennis rankings released Monday.
Kei Nishikori
09:56 GMT
Kei Nishikori successfully defended his Barcelona Open title with a convincing straight sets win over his Spanish opponent Pablo Andujar on Sunday.

April 26, 2015

Mortada Mansour
21:10 GMT
The Criminal Court postponed to 10 May the trial of 21 Ultras White Knights (UWK) members on charges of the attempted murder of the Al-Zamalek club’s president Mortada Mansour, in a Sunday session.
Wayne Rooney
20:37 GMT
The forward was replaced by Robin van Persie in the closing stages of Sunday's shock loss at Everton and boss Louis van Gaal admitted the severity of the problem is not yet known
Eden Hazard
17:07 GMT
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that he is ready to hand over star striker Eden Hazard to Spanish team Real Madrid for a transfer fee of 200 million pounds.
Floyd Mayweather
13:58 GMT
British boxer Amir Khan is of the view that Philippines pugilist Manny Pacquiao could find himself checkmated by American rival Floyd Mayweather when they face each other in Las Vegas on May 2.
Kei Nishikori
10:01 GMT
Defending champion Kei Nishikori has beaten 14th seed Martin Klizan to reach the final of the Barcelona Open.

April 25, 2015

Palestiniadi sports program for children (picture courtesy of
21:00 GMT
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in partnership with UNICEF, launched today Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon.
IPL logo
20:37 GMT
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) reportedly generating huge revenue for UAE’s Gross Domestic Product, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is aiming for more high profile tournaments involving India to be staged here in the future.
Wayne Rooney
18:24 GMT
The Manchester United and England striker has a wealth of £72 million and only sits behind Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who has a personal fortune of £88m
Ronaldo and Messi
18:20 GMT
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star says instead of choosing between the world's leading players, Spain should be thankful they continue to inspire one another to greatness

April 24, 2015

Manuel Pellegrini
21:46 GMT
The Chilean says that there are "five or six teams with the same power and money" at the top of the Premier League despite the Blues holding a commanding lead
Manny Pacquiao
17:45 GMT
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally reached an agreement on contract details on Wednesday that has paved the way for public tickets to be put on sale for their May 2, mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Barcelona versus Bayern Munich, Real Madrid against Juventus
11:44 GMT
The Bundesliga champions meet the Catalans in the semi-finals, while the titleholders face Massimiliano Allegri's outfit
Napoli meet Dnipro, Sevilla face Fiorentina
11:39 GMT
The Stadio San Paolo side will meet Ukrainian opposition in the semi-finals, while the holders take on Vincenzo Montella's outfit

April 23, 2015

2022 Qatar World Cup logo
22:44 GMT
European lawmakers on Thursday called on world football governing body FIFA to revisit the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'
15:43 GMT
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
Floyd Mayweather
15:16 GMT
Unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has said that he "couldn't care less" for upsetting people by claiming that he is better than legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
Egypt squad
14:52 GMT
Determined to qualify for the 2017 African Nations Cup ahead of Nigeria, Egypt have intensified their preparations for the qualifiers slated for June.
Luis Figo
13:45 GMT
Luis Figo said he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of “surprises” in his Fifa presidential bid.

April 22, 2015

Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (agg 1-0): Chicharito the hero as holders march on
22:12 GMT
The Mexican tucked home Cristiano Ronaldo's pass to seal the win in the derby after Arda Turan had been shown a red card
Monaco 0-0 Juventus (agg 0-1): Allegri's men scrape through to semi-finals
22:11 GMT
A stalwart Bianconeri backline restricted the Ligue 1 side to few clear-cut chances and secured a place in the last four of the Champions League
Salah during training with teammate Mario Gomez
17:15 GMT
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah is ready for Thursday's Europa League encounter against Dynamo Kyiv.
Eden Hazard
15:56 GMT
The Belgian has been the standout performer in the Premier League this season as Chelsea close in on the title, and the Real Madrid Castilla coach is excited by his progress
Manny Pacquiao
13:54 GMT
The tickets for the much awaited mega bout between unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and Filipino boxer and politician Manny...
Sepp Blatter
11:51 GMT
The Council of Europe could ask that the 2022 World Cup bidding process be re-run, putting increasing pressure on the governing body to take action

April 21, 2015

Bayern Munich 6-1 (agg 7-4) Porto: Lewandowski inspires stunning comeback
22:00 GMT
Pep Guardiola's side stormed into a 5-0 lead by half-time, and Xabi Alonso's late free kick ensured Jackson Martinez's header was scant consolation
Barcelona 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain (agg 5-1): Neymar completes emphatic victory
21:56 GMT
The Brazilian scored twice in the first half as the Catalans swept aside Laurent Blanc's men to reach the semi-finals
Madjer's personal photo taken just before his Bayern move broke down
16:39 GMT
The man who sank the German club in the 1987 European Cup final should have played for them a few months later – and it is one of his biggest regrets that he never did
Floyd Mayweather
15:48 GMT
Unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has claimed that he is the greatest boxer of all time, not legend Muhammad Ali.
Milan beat Real Madrid to clinch Hamdan bin Mohammed Under-18s title (picture courtesy of
13:04 GMT
AC Milan coach Cristian Brocchi has promised he will return to Dubai to defend their title at the Hamdan Bin Mohammad U-18 International Football Tournament next year.
Zinedine Zidane
06:16 GMT
The former Real Madrid star is confident the French side can score the three goals required to progress to the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday

April 20, 2015

Sepp Blatter
21:14 GMT
The Fifa president insists "politics should not interfere with sport" in his defence of the 2018 edition being given to the nation on a visit to host city Sochi
Novak Djokovic
16:39 GMT
World number one Novak Djokovic has bagged his second Monte Carlo title after a three-set win over his Czech opponent Tomas Berdych on Sunday night.
Gianni Infantino
15:46 GMT
Gianni Infantino, the general secretary of the UEFA, delivered a keynote address at the 2015 Oman Sports Conference (OSC), which was hosted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs at Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday.
Niki Lauda
13:40 GMT
Former three-time World Champion and Formula One legend Niki Lauda said Bahrain's circuit was "absolutely perfect".
Usain Bolt
05:25 GMT
Track-and-field great Michael Johnson says athletics bosses must unearth more personalities such as sprint superstar Usain Bolt to boost the sport’s flagging popularity.

April 19, 2015

Hamilton charges to Bahrain Grand Prix win
20:08 GMT
World champion Lewis Hamilton swept to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday for his third win in the first four races of the Formula One season.
Jack Warner
16:05 GMT
A former Egyptian Football Association chairman has accused ex-FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner of seeking a bribe to help garner votes for Egypt’s ill-fated bid to host the 2010 World Cup...
Court preliminarily sentences 11 defendants to death for 2012 Port Said stadium violence
14:13 GMT
The Port Said Criminal Court referred on Sunday 11 defendants to the Grand Mufti to issue an opinion on sentencing them to death over murder charges during stadium violence which erupted in the canal city of Port Said in February 2012.
Ferrari team during preparations for Bahrain GP
13:00 GMT
Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton admitted that Italian rivals Ferrari has a great race pace, and will be 'very hard to beat' in the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic
08:13 GMT
World number one Novak Djokovic secured a convincing straight sets win over 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Open final on Saturday.

April 18, 2015

Lewis Hamilton
21:49 GMT
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes claims pole position for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.
RCO, Real Madrid renew training contract
17:52 GMT
Following directives from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organization (RCO) Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, RCO Secretary-General Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed signed, on behalf of RCO, a renewal agreement with Real Madrid in Spain in the famous Santiago Bernabeu Stadium,
Egypt begins trial of 16 over deadly stadium violence
17:42 GMT
The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Saturday the trial of 16 defendants accused of involvement in February's deadly football violence to May 18, during the trial's first session.
Hamilton and Rosberg
17:10 GMT
Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton lost to his teammate Nico Rosberg as the German recorded the fastest time in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

April 17, 2015

Sven-Goran Eriksson
20:35 GMT
Manchester City possess the best squad in the English Premier League and should have rewarded their Abu Dhabi owners with a third English Premier League title, according to ex-Blues boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Mohamed El Ouriachi (picture courtesy of
19:53 GMT
The Potters have signed two players from the Catalans in recent years and now look set to acquire a third, with the 19-year-old closing in on a move to the Britannia Stadium
Pele prefers Messi over Ronaldo
11:19 GMT
The Brazil icon maintains that it's difficult to compare the two players but feels the Argentina star has the edge because of his added ability to create from deep
Nico Rosberg
09:28 GMT
Mercedes racer Nico Rosberg has claimed that it is important for him to finish ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton for the first time this season at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

April 16, 2015

Novak Djokovic
22:53 GMT
Novak Djokovic was named Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai. The Serb tennis player also won the award in 2012.
beIN Sports set to launch in Spain
17:10 GMT
Qatar-based television network Al Jazeera and Spanish broadcaster Mediapro have partnered to launch beIN Sports channel.
Floyd Mayweather
16:00 GMT
Unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has revealed that his highly anticipated bout with Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao would be followed by just one more fight because he no longer enjoys the sport.
Nehwal Abdul Aziz (picture courtesy of
14:14 GMT
The UAE can be regional pioneers in women’s football after recently breaking top 100 in the world rankings, according to the Whites Ladies’ right back Nehwal Abdul Aziz.
Mahdi Ali
06:35 GMT
UAE coach Mahdi Ali said he needs “everyone’s backing” if his team are to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

April 15, 2015

Porto 3-1 Bayern Munich: Dominant hosts down Pep's men
22:03 GMT
Ricardo Quaresma and Jackson Martinez scored for the home side but Thiago was able to grab a vital away goal for the visitors
Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Barcelona: Suarez and Neymar give visitors the advantage
22:01 GMT
Luis Enrique's men take three away goals back to Camp Nou thanks to the Brazilian and Uruguayan attackers
Salah and Dragovic
18:02 GMT
Mohamed Salah greeted his former teammate at Basel and upcoming rival Aleksandar Dragovic ahead of the match between Fiorentina and Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League.
Madjer lifts the European trophy
17:37 GMT
A backheeled goal by the Algeria legend helped the Portuguese side to their first European title in 1987 – but he had to disobey the coach’s instructions to score it
Egypt squad
15:01 GMT
While the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to officially name a coach for the senior national team, the Super Eagles in preparation for Afcon 2017 in Gabon...
Paris Saint-Germain
14:45 GMT
The new Paris Saint-Germain's (PSG) advertisement campaign with Ooredoo is the most significant TV ad the club has had in the past years and it will help develop...
Javier Pastore
08:44 GMT
Famed for his unusual pronouncements, the ever-unpredictable Eric Cantona said on Tuesday that Paris Saint-German and Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore is the best player in world football.

April 14, 2015

 Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Oblak outstanding as derby ends in stalemate
22:18 GMT
The Slovenian produced some terrific first-half saves to keep the holders at bay as another feisty Calderon clash finished goalless
 Juventus 1-0 Monaco: Vidal on the spot to hand Italian champions advantage
22:14 GMT
The Chilean's second-half penalty was all that separated the sides in Turin in the first leg of their quarter-final tie
French Open to raise prize money to 28 million euros
15:49 GMT
The French Open will increase this spring's prize money payout to a record 28 million euros (29.7 million dollars), up three million euros, as the financial arms race continues at the four grand slam events.
Qatar team
14:35 GMT
Qatar received a difficult draw for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday as they embark on their final attempt to qualify for the tournament before hosting it in 2022.
Real Madrid side put eight past Al Wasl (picture courtesy of
14:16 GMT
Spanish giants Real Madrid qualified for the semi-finals of the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Under-18 International Football Tournament with a whopping 8-0 win over Al Wasl, while Dubai Club held Al Nasr 2-2 on the third day at the Dubai Police Officers Club on Sunday.
Manny Pacquiao
06:54 GMT
Filipino politician and boxer Manny Pacquiao is following a rigorous training routine ahead of his mega-bout with unbeaten US boxer Floyd Mayweather, and he has been using only his left hand to stop his opponents while sparring.