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Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahd Al Sabah, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and a Kuwaiti royal, has denied involvement in a bribery scandal in which a FIFA official admitted guilt, media reports said on Saturday.
The Iranian men’s national indoor field hockey team (Photo: Press TV)
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National Iranian hockey team has won the title at the seventh edition of Indoor Hockey Asia Cup in Qatar.
Zamalek team
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Cairo giants Zamalek have officially lodged a complaint with FIFA against the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), accusing the football governing body of being unfair in their recent dispute...
FC Barcelona legend Ronaldinho enters the pitch during the Classico of Legends football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 28, 2017, at Camille Chamoun stadium in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
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The rare site of rivals sitting side-by-side at the El Clasico of Legends football match Friday night was appeasing to Lebanon at a time when its politicians struggle to do the same.

April 28, 2017

Lionel Messi's doppelganger from Iran is a sight to behold (Photo: Mehr News Agency)
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Reza Parastesh who closely resembles famous Leo Messi, sat on the table with Mehr News correspondents to share his experiences and feeling on being a person who is called Messi’s ‘face match’.
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Former Real Madrid and Barcelona players arrived in Lebanon Thursday, with the storied Spanish clubs set to square off in the “El Clasico of Legends” Friday at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium in Beirut at 8:30 p.m.
Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah
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As rallying in the Middle East faces some testing times, the biggest regional name in the sport, Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, has underlined the importance of the upcoming Jordan Rally, which takes place May 4-6.
Nabil Maaloul
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Nabil Maaloul has been named as the new coach of Tunisia’s national soccer team, the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) announced on Thursday.

April 27, 2017

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2017, marked by an increase of 70 per cent in female participation since September 2013...
Malaga's new coach Jose Miguel Gonzalez Martin del Campo aka Michel (R) poses with Malaga CF's chairman Sheikh Abdallah Ben Nasser Al-Thani during his official presentation at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, on March 8, 2017.
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Barcelona will report a tweet by Malaga president Abdullah Al-Thani which "threatens the principles of fair play" in La Liga, the Catalan club said Thursday.
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Meet Shady Beshr; Egypt’s one and only base jumper. His love for extreme sports and sky diving lead him to become one of the region’s most sought after adrenaline junkies.
Nasser Maher (Photo: Ahram)
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Spanish side Villarreal have offered Ahly's midfielder Nasser Maher a trial, the Cairo club said on Tuesday.
The UAE team after arrival in the Bahamas. (Photos: FIFA)
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A squad of ambitious Arab footballers, despite having completed a draining 12,500km journey from the UAE, are hoping to...

April 26, 2017

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Two boxers are getting ready to represent Palestine at the Asian Confederation Men’s Elite Boxing Championships (ASBC)...
Ramadan Sobhi (Photo: Stoke City)
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Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi says he is trying to avoid the mistakes of Egyptian players who have been taken on by European clubs, insisting that...
Ahly and Zamalek avoided facing each other after being placed together in pot 1
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Egypt's Ahly and Zamalek have been drawn in tough groups as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held on Wednesday the draw for...
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Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50, research suggests.
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The LaLiga Academy, the only scouting academy of its kind, announced yesterday the worldwide launch of its first ever football academy.

April 25, 2017

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Pictures of the five year old wearing a Barcelona kit with Messi on the back have spread online after the young boy was filmed in a report by a local TV channel called Kurdistan 24.
Hossam El-Badry
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Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry said on Monday that his priorities are winning the Egyptian Premier League and African Champions League titles...
Top of Ligue 1 and in the final four of the Champions League, the side from the principality have outshone their big-spending rivals this term
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Top of Ligue 1 and in the final four of the Champions League, the side from the principality have outshone their big-spending rivals this term
FIFA and the Russian organizers said media representatives accredited to the event "can work freely at the venues and in the surrounding areas without any restrictions."
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Media covering football's Confederations Cup in Russia will be able to work freely at match venues, football world governing body FIFA said Tuesday.
According to Bild, journalists will be unable to report on possible shortcomings or protests around the tournament.
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Germany's biggest-selling newspaper intends to boycott the forthcoming football Confederations Cup, saying Russia is attempting to censor foreign journalists covering the event.
Pre-season tie one of the ways league looks to drive growth in the region
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An NBA pre-season game could be staged in Dubai within two to three years as part of the US basketball league’s regional expansion, according to Ben Morel...
Saudi climbing instructor Yasmin Gahtani displays her skills (Photo: Arab News)
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After years of climbing in the US and Europe, Yasmin Gahtani, who represents herself as the first Saudi certified climbing wall instructor (CWI), is on a mission to bring the sport home.

April 24, 2017

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The Tunisian Fencing Federation will hold the Senior Women Saber Championship (individual/teams) on May 12-13 at El-Menzah sports palace.
The Pharaohs star is enjoying a fine run in his second season with the Giallorossi, scoring 13 goals in Serie A so far this term
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The Pharaohs star is enjoying a fine run in his second season with the Giallorossi, scoring 13 goals in Serie A so far this term
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The Wales international missed his side's games in the build up to the clash with Barcelona, but the coach maintains he made the right decision
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The Wales international missed his side's games in the build up to the clash with Barcelona, but the coach maintains he made the right decision
FIFA considering giving Israel a six-month ultimatum to stop soccer games in Judea and Samaria.
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FIFA considering giving Israel a six-month ultimatum to stop football games in Judea and Samaria.
Warda celebrate scoring the first goal on Sunday (Photo: PAOK FC official twitter account)
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Egyptian international winger Amr Warda scored his first goal with Greek team PAOK FC in Sunday's 3-1 win over rivals Platanias.
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More than 17,400 people participated on Sunday in Sidon International Marathon, organized on April 23 under the title "We run for development and peace...

April 23, 2017

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Believe it or not, exercising with a friend is more productive than working out alone.
General view of the 66th FIFA Congress at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City on May 13, 2016. 
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Next month’s annual congress of the world football body, FIFA, is likely to become the first international forum since US president Donald Trump took office to debate Israel’s controversial settlement policy in the occupied West Bank.
Israel to lobby FIFA against banning clubs in illegal settlements
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Israel has stepped up its lobbying as the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) last month established a committee to deal with the issue of settlement clubs.
Qatari’s Nasser Al Attiyah competes in the 10th Jordan Rally’s at the Dead Saea on May 6, 2016 (Photo: Amjad Ghsoun)
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Rally record breaker Nasser Al Attiyah will lead a competitive international field for the FIA Jordan Rally which takes place from May 4-6, the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Saturday.
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Al Rayyan stunned favorites Al Arabi 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 36-24) in the final of the Emir Cup yesterday and ended the Reds’ domination in the finals of the prestigious tournament.

April 22, 2017

Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah
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Qatari racer Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah won Saturday the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, the fourth round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, after the conclusion of the fifth round of the race.
Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq (Photo: Perfect Fit Magazine)
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The Kuwaiti jet-ski world champion, Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq, won the UAE marathon 2017 that concluded in Dubai marina on Saturday.
Retired Iranian football player Hadi Aghili
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Former player of the Iran men’s national football team and Persian Gulf Pro League club Sepahan, Hadi Aghili, has bid farewell to his football playing career at the age of 36.
Association president calls for more tournaments at junior level to ensure constant supply for national team
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The President of the UAE Football Association (UAE FA) has renewed his call to focus on the grassroots to elevate the standard of football in the country.
Today’s ruling came as the 11 defendants appealed the court verdict of last year.
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Sunday upheld an earlier ruling for Giza Criminal Court sentencing 11 members of Ultras White Knights to one year in prison for conspiring to kill MP Mortada Mansour, said the head of Zamalek Sports Club.

April 21, 2017

Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah during the third day action Thursday in the Qatar Cross-Country Rally. (Photo: Arab News)
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Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, Austria’s Matthias Walkner and Poland’s Rafal Sonik claimed victories in the third stage of the Qatar Cross-Country Rally...
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Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to a recent research.
The Frenchman, now coach at Barcelona's great Clasico rivals, had an early taste of La Pulga's skills as Madrid were destroyed 3-0 back in 2005
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The Frenchman, now coach at Barcelona's great Clasico rivals, had an early taste of La Pulga's skills as Madrid were destroyed 3-0 back in 2005
A 28-year-old man has been taken into custody after three explosions were let off prior to a Champions League meeting with Monaco on April 11
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A 28-year-old man has been taken into custody after three explosions were let off prior to a Champions League meeting with Monaco on April 11

April 20, 2017

 In 2014, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFLPA reached an agreement on wide-ranging changes to its drug programs.
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A survey of 1,122 American adults discovered that 69 percent approve of marijuana use by professional athletes.
The letter exposes FIFA for running afoul of its own recent commitment to respect and promote internationally recognized human rights.
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More than 100 sports associations, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars...
Ahmed Elmohamady
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Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady said on Tuesday he is proud to be the first player to feature in 100 games for Hull City in the English Premier League.
Edgardo Bauza among candidates
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Edgardo Bauza, Ricardo Gareca and Reinaldo Rueda likely to be in the fray
City fans to watch FA Cup semis in numbers at Zayed Sports City. (Photo:
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City fans to watch FA Cup semis in numbers at Zayed Sports City.
Spanish coach Lucas Alcaraz attends a press conference on April 19, 2017, upon being announced as the new head coach for the Algerian national team. Alcaraz had previously coached Spanish sides Granada, Levante and Recreativo de Huelva.
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The new coach of the Algerian national football team Lucas Alcaraz has engaged in a two-year contract with the Algerian Football Federation (FAF)...

April 19, 2017

The tournament’s approved the addition of karate for the first time, adding to the existing sports of basketball, volleyball, table tennis, fencing, archery, shooting, athletics, and show jumping.
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In a move towards expanding sporting excellence for female athletes, the next edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament is to feature karate alongside the event’s traditional eight sports.
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators give high fives to a disabled runner as he makes his way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
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Sporting apparel manufacturer Adidas apologized Tuesday after it sent customers an email congratulating them for "surviving" the Boston Marathon.
Vettel completed the 57 laps of the 5.4-km track in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds, for his third win in Bahrain
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel held off a tremendous late charge from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday and take the overall lead in the Formula One title race.
Emerson Fittipaldi (left) and a dignitary from NBK unveil the Supercar Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina’ at QMS 2017. (Photo: Jayan Orma)
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Legendary automobile racing driver Emerson Fittipaldi unveiled his dream track supercar 'Fittipaldi EF7' on the opening day of the Qatar Motor Show 2017 in Doha on Tuesday.
Frenchman has won last three qualifying events and is favourite for Dubai
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PSA World Series Finals defending champion Gregory Gaultier is on track to retain the year-ending title in Dubai this June after winning the last qualifying event in Al Gouna, Egypt, at the weekend.
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Nominations for the Arabian Gulf League Awards were announced on Tuesday. Names have been selected based on statistics for the 2016/17 season.

April 18, 2017

Jordan driver Husam Salem in action at the 2016 Jordan Rally (Photo: Amjad Ghsoun)
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With a little over two weeks until Jordan hosts one of its most popular sporting and social events of the year, organizers of the FIA Jordan Rally...
The 2018 and 2022 World Cups, consisting of 32 nations, will take place in Russia and Qatar.
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The 11 countries of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) have agreed to back a North American bid to host the World Cup in 2026.
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The Iranian men’s national beach volleyball A team has claimed the top position at the conclusion of the 2017 Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships in Thailand, after trouncing the Indonesian squad in the title challenge.
The referee waited for 20 minutes on the pitch before abandoning the match. Maqassa was expected to be awarded a win be default.
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The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Competition Committee penalized Zamalek for its failure to appear for an Egyptian Premier League match against Maqassa on Sunday, registering the game as a 2-0 defeat for the Cairo-based club.
Motorsport fans may be thrilled to have a Formula One championship worthy of the name once more but title holders Mercedes want to know why rivals Ferrari can get more out of their tyres and are considering implementing more team orders.
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Mercedes have had things all their own way in the last three Formula One seasons but start the two-day test in Bahrain on Tuesday with plenty to consider.
Migrants from Afghanistan participate in a cricket match organised by international charity Emmaus and mentored by members of the France National Cricket team in Paris on October 20, 2016.
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The cricket bat swings through the air and the little yellow ball sails through the gym, past several fielders, and smacks against the wall.

April 17, 2017

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Qatar Hockey Federation will host the Asian Nations Cup for Men and Women, which will be held in Doha from April 24-29 at the Aspire Covered Sport Hall.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas stand on the podium after Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 16, 2017.
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Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who incurred a penalty that ensured he finished second behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain Grand Prix...
Zamalek failed to show up at Cairo's Petrosport Stadium for the scheduled 7 pm kick-off on Sunday
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Egypt's Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz has expressed his annoyance at requests for his intervention after Zamalek failed to show up for a league game against Maqassa on Sunday.
The Bukhatir XI team which won the opening match of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with Waleed Bukhatir and Khalaf Bukhatir. (Photo: SCC)
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The Bukhatir Premier League, which is the oldest cricket tournament in the UAE, commenced its 43rd edition with Bukhatir XI...
Vettel beat Hamilton for first place in Australia while finishing second behind him at the second race in China.
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Sebastian Vettel took just three races in 2017 to almost double his victory tally from his previous first two seasons at Ferrari, indicating that the Scuderia has emerged as a serious challenger to world champions Mercedes.
Zamalek no-show as Egyptian league clash against Maqassa abandoned
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The perennial power conducted a training session during a match the team had hoped to postpone, while their opponent turned up as scheduled.

April 16, 2017

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 16, 2017
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Sebastian Vettel captured his second Formula One season victory thanks to a perfect Ferrari team strategy at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday...
Marcelo Bielsa
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The UAE Football Association (UAE FA) will pick the next national team manager to succeed Mahdi Ali from a shortlist of four on Wednesday.
Karim Benzema (Photo: Tribal Football)
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@tribalfootball Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is being linked with a mega bucks move to Arsenal.
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Oman Swimming Association (OSA) chairman Taha al Kishry was re-elected as the president of the Arab Swimming Federation (ASF) on Saturday.
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You may want to hit the gym immediately as a recent study has suggested that those who exercise regularly are likelier to survive a heart attack.
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Artem Markelov raced to a fantastic victory in the season-opening feature race of the FIA Formula 2 championship, held as part of the weekend’s events at the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Members of the Iranian men’s Shahrdari Varamin taekwondo club rejoice after claiming the title of the 7th edition of the Asian taekwondo Clubs Championship in Sari, northern Iran, on April 14, 2017. (Photo: Press TV)
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Iranian men’s Shahrdari Varamin taekwondo club has clinched the title at the 7th edition of Asian Taekwondo Clubs Championships, defeating Shohadaye Modafe Haram...
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The 23rd LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon concluded on Friday with Jordanian runners winning top spots in the event.