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October 3, 2015

22:47 GMT
China won the 28th FIBA men's Asia Championship Saturday after defeating Philippines 78-67 in the tourney's final match.
Adidas call for FIFA reforms but no call for Blatter to quit
18:58 GMT
FIFA sponsor adidas called Saturday for "fundamental changes" to football's governing body but in contrast to other major sponsors is not urging its president Joseph Blatter to step down.
Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation
18:02 GMT
Sepp Blatter has decided not to relinquish his position as FIFA president despite its sponsors' mounting calls for the embattled chief's resignation, his US lawyer has confirmed.
17:54 GMT
Holder Iran lost to host China 70-57 in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semis in Changsha on Friday.

October 2, 2015

Queen Rania stands beside FIFA president Sepp Blatter after receiving the FIFA Presidential Award during the World Player Gala 2009
22:04 GMT
Her Majesty Queen Rania has stressed the importance of hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which she described as “a historic, national achievement and source of pride for all Jordanians”.
Sepp Blatter
21:32 GMT
Two of Fifa's longest-serving sponsors have called for the 79-year-old to step down after the Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against him
Dzeko and Salah join Roma permanently
13:41 GMT
The loan recruits from Manchester City and Chelsea have now completed full transfers, while Iago Falque also made his deal permanent
13:27 GMT
Lebanon bowed out of the Asian Championship Thursday after losing at the hands of the Philippines 82-70 in the quarterfinals. The Cedars.

October 1, 2015

The event will present players the opportunity to meet and play with and against the 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli
21:37 GMT
Dubai will host the world’s first 24-hour tennis marathon in November with different teams representing companies from the UAE, comprising local and international players, will compete in the day-night-day event.
Hadi Norouzi (Press TV)
15:58 GMT
Iranian football player Hadi Norouzi has lost his life after suffering a heart attack, in what has been described as the second tragedy to strike the Islamic Republic’s soccer in nearly a month.
FIFA accepted to switch Oman's 2018 World Cup qualifier against India from the Seeb Sports Stadium to the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
15:53 GMT
Following a request from the Oman Football Association (OFA), the FIFA has accepted to switch the forthcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against India from the Seeb Sports Stadium to the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC).
12:39 GMT
Hoping for a return to the semifinals for the first time since 2009, Lebanon Thursday face 2013 runners-up Philippines in the quarterfinal stage of the FIBA ASIA Championship.
FA back Platini's bid to become Fifa president
09:42 GMT
The Frenchman has become embroiled in the Fifa corruption probe due to a payment he received from Sepp Blatter in 2011 for work carried out more than a decade ago

September 30, 2015

22:38 GMT
The Dubai Cricket Council (DCC) has launched their first-ever women’s cricket league to be held from mid October. The decision is a shot in the arm for women’s cricket in the region, especially in the light of UAE women’s team having recently emerged as champions in the GCC tournament held in Oman.
Salgado looking for a superstar in the UAE
22:31 GMT
Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado said it was his dream to discover the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in the UAE at the launch of the Du Football Champions tournament at the Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai on Tuesday.
12:47 GMT
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star greeted fans at the opening of a new store in the United Arab Emirates city
12:08 GMT
Amir Saoud netted 20 points and Ali Haidar added 15 as Lebanon edged past Jordan 80-76 to reach the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Championship where they will face the Philippines, who are led by former Cedars coach Tab Baldwin.
90 Minutes for Hope initiative logo
12:00 GMT
The Club donated a euro for the sale of every ticket for the Champions League match yesterday at the Camp Nou against Bayer Leverkusen.

September 29, 2015

FIFA slaps lifetime ban on ex-vice president Jack Warner
19:41 GMT
Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned from all football-related activity for life after being found guilty of committing 'various acts of misconduct' in his positions as a football official.
Lebanon advance to FIBA Asia 2015 QFs! Jordan will play Classification games
18:47 GMT
@FIBA: Lebanon advance to #FIBAAsia2015 QFs! Jordan will play Classification games #LIBJOR boxscore
18:29 GMT
The sixth match of Iran’s national basketball team in Group E of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship ended with a triumph over Palestine, 94-48.
Source: MBC Sports
12:54 GMT
Four football fans were on Monday charged for rioting during the abandoned World Cup 2018 qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia earlier in the month, a police statement said.
Zico calls for FIFA ethics committee «clarification» on Blatter
12:46 GMT
Former Brazil international Zico has called for "immediate clarification" from FIFA's ethics committee on the world governing body's president, Joseph Blatter, and UEFA president Michel Platini.
Al Ahli look positively at Riyadh challenge
09:18 GMT
Al Ahli have promised to go into their crucial away semi-final leg of the AFC Champions League against Al Hilal in Riyadh in a positive frame of mind on Tuesday.

September 28, 2015

Blatter says not resigning; Platini seeks ethics committee hearing
21:09 GMT
FIFA president Joseph Blatter has told staff at world football's governing body he has done nothing wrong and does not intend to resign, his lawyer said Monday.
The logo marks of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic (L) and Paralympic (R) Games are unveiled at the Tokyo city hall
20:32 GMT
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee decided Monday to recommend baseball-softball, karate, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding be added to the 2020 Games.
Fatma al Nabhani
11:37 GMT
Fatma al Nabhani, Oman's top tennis player, collected her fifth ITF trophy of the year on Saturday when she took the singles crown at the US$10,000 ITF Pro Circuit Phoenix Live tournament in Hyderabad, India on Saturday.
Hatem Ben Arfa
10:41 GMT
The former Newcastle midfielder believes he can make a return to Les Blues squad after a promising start to the Ligue 1 season
Nadal to return to Dubai for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship
06:33 GMT
Fourteen-time major champion Rafael Nadal will return alongside Milos Raonic for the eighth edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), scheduled from December 31, 2015 to January 2 in New Year at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City.

September 27, 2015

Source: mehrnews
20:17 GMT
Iranian women’s national futsal team won the title in the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia after defeating Japan 1-0 in the final.
FIFA president Joseph Blatter and European supremo Michel Platini are under investigation
15:26 GMT
FIFA president Joseph Blatter and European supremo Michel Platini are under investigation by the ruling body's ethics committee over a payment from 2011 revealed in a Swiss criminal investigation, dpa learnt on Sunday.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his victory on the podium after the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka
12:44 GMT
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has reasserted his Formula One supremacy as he comfortably won the Japanese Grand Prix to secure his eighth victory of the season on Sunday.
Oman face a tough task against Iran
11:39 GMT
Oman coach Paul Le Guen believes the Red Warriors will be the underdogs when they host fancied Iran in a Group D qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on October 8. The match kicks off at 6.30pm.
Fatma al Nabhani
11:25 GMT
Oman's top tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, has stormed into the top 400 in the world rankings, following a string of singles title victories in various overseas tournaments over the past few months.

September 26, 2015

Valls says he has every confidence in Platini
18:03 GMT
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he has every confidence in UEFA president Michel Platini who has been questioned as a witness in a payment made to him by FIFA president Joseph Blatter.
Hingis (R) of Switzerland talks to Mirza of India during the women's doubles final against Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi of China at the Guangzhou Open tennis championship in Guangzhou
17:55 GMT
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis maintained their impressive run as they clinched their sixth women's doubles title of the year by winning the Guangzhou Open on Saturday.
Federer named top-earning tennis player for ninth time in a row
15:26 GMT
17-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer has been named as the top-earning tennis player for the ninth time in a row, according to business magazine Forbes.
Fifa needs a new leader - Prince Ali
15:15 GMT
The man who lost out to Sepp Blatter in the world governing body's presidential election has again demanded a change of leadership

September 25, 2015

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 moves to intercept FIFA (Source: dubaiprnetwork)
18:16 GMT
Aside from the occasional change of an underlying engine, the updates often seem cosmetic — new faces on the teams, the latest sponsorship on team jerseys — or incremental additions or tweaks to game play.
Source: FIBA
18:09 GMT
Kuwait's National Basketball team lost its second match in the 28th FIBA Asia Championship against Palestine 69-90 on Thursday.
Blatter faces criminal charges over Fifa deals
18:05 GMT
The president of the world football governing body has been interrogated, had his house searched and office equipment seized by Swiss authorities
Fifa announce 2022 World Cup to start November 21
17:36 GMT
World football's governing body confirmed on Friday that the tournament in Qatar will take place in will last for 28 days

September 24, 2015

Lebanon basketball team (Source:
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Lebanon hit the ground running at the FIBA Asia Championship with a precious victory against 2013 semifinalists Chinese Taipei 94-89 in their Group D opener Wednesday.
Rummenigge backs UEFA president Platini
18:21 GMT
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge backs UEFA president Michel Platini to head football's world governing body FIFA.
Photo by: Paloma Murillo VanderSteen (ManuSamoa)
18:16 GMT
The Samoa national rugby team paid a surprise visit to Springboks great Joost Van Der Westhuizen.
17:52 GMT
Third-ranked Gilas Pilipinas suffered an ego-deflating defeat at the hands of 12th-ranked Palestine, 73-75, Wednesday on the opening day of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship at the Changsha Social Work College’s Gymnasium in Changsa, China.

September 23, 2015

Salah scores again for Roma
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HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!!! SALAH MAKES IT 1-1!!! @22mosalah #SampRoma
Pele tells Blatter: Come clean about FIFA corruption
18:34 GMT
The three-time World Cup winner and global football icon is keen for the football organisation's president to set the record straight
Source: FIBA
18:11 GMT
Kuwait national basketball team lost its first match against Hong Kong 50-87 on Wednesday in the 28th FIBA Asia Championship, currently being held in the Chinese city of Changsha from 23 September-3 October.
US attorney general Lynch did not wish to comment when asked if Blatter was a target of investigations
01:37 GMT
FIFA's executive committee will be given an update of the Swiss and US investigations surrounding football's world governing body when they meet in Zurich this week.
David Beckham
01:30 GMT
England and Manchester United legend David Beckham will be in Dubai on September 29 to open the new Adidas store at Mall of the Emirates, it was confirmed on social media on Tuesday.

September 22, 2015

Muhammad Ali
14:30 GMT
American boxing great Muhammad Ali received a humanitarian award Thursday in a ceremony attended by 1,000 in his Kentucky hometown of Louisville, according to local media.
10:47 GMT
Prolific striker Basem Morsi hit a brace to help Zamalek beat arch-rivals Ahly 2-0 on Monday, a victory that marked the league winners' third successive Egypt Cup title and first domestic double since 1988.
10:29 GMT
Kuwait SC were crowned with the eighth edition of the football Super Cup on Monday after comfortably overcoming Qadsia 3-1.
09:52 GMT
Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers fans will have the pleasure of seeing stars such as Viv Anderson, Andy Goram and Regi Blinker battle it out on the pitch at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

September 21, 2015

Ana Ivanovic
20:38 GMT
Ana Ivanovic fell from seventh to 12th place in the latest women's tennis rankings issued on Monday, helping Angelique Kerber and Carla Suarez Navarro back into the top 10.
Cristiano Ronaldo
17:45 GMT
Paris Saint-Germain are willing to commit €343 million to prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.
Ahly, Zamalek face off in Egypt cup final
17:11 GMT
The longtime bitter sports club rivals Ahly and Zamalek are competing in the 83rd final of Egypt’s national football cup at the Petrosport Stadium in Cairo on Monday.
Source: FIVB
14:27 GMT
After an eight-game winless run, the Pharaohs' hopes for an improved world ranking were revived with a 3-2 win over continental rivals Tunisia
Maradona met Shaikh Rashid while he was the coach of Al Wasl
09:28 GMT
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona paid tribute to Shaikh Rashid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who died of a heart attack aged 34 on Saturday.

September 20, 2015

A picture taken on December 14, 2006 shows Dubai ruler Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R) hugging his son Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed al Makhtoum who finished first in the equestrian endurance competition during the 15th Asian Games in the desert outside Doha. Shaikh Rashid died aged 34 of a heart attack on September 19, 2015 (AFP)
21:33 GMT
All sports events and activities in the UAE have been suspended with immediate effect following the sad demise of Shaikh Rashid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Source: gulfnews
16:36 GMT
Shaikh Rashid was a gold medalist in the endurance championship at the Asian Games in Doha in 2006 at the individual level, and also a member of the team which clinched the overall gold.
Rugby World Cup: Joy for Japan
14:11 GMT
A last-minute Karne Hesketh try gave Japan a 34-32 win over two-time champions South Africa in one of the biggest shocks in Rugby World Cup history yesterday.