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November 30, 2015

22:42 GMT
UAE sharpshooter Ahmed Khalil stunned compatriot Omar Abdulrahman and China's Zheng Zhi on Sunday as he was named Asian player of the year at a glittering ceremony in India.
FIFA vs Qatari law
15:53 GMT
The FIFA World Cup is bigger than the game of football. A great unifying force, it brings together people from all corners of the world and walks of life.
Algerian national football team
15:03 GMT
Algeria and Ethiopia match part of the third round of qualifiers of the African Cup of Nations CAN-2017, will take place Friday, March 25, 2016 at Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) said.
Beckham was among 52 sporting legends who exclaimed 'Je suis Paris' in a powerful video message.
11:23 GMT
The former football player was among 52 sporting legends who exclaimed 'Je suis Paris' in a powerful video message.
Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko
00:43 GMT
The two nations are embroiled in a political stand-off after a Russian jet was shot down by the Turkish military last week

November 29, 2015

Etoile du Sahel players celebrate winning the CAF trophy after defeating the Orlando Pirates during the second final of the 2015 CAF - Confederation of African Football Cup match between Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel and South Africa's Orlando Pirates at the Sousse Olympic stadium. Sahel defeated the Pirates 1-0 in the second leg and 2-1 on aggregate to lift the 2015 CAF trophy. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
21:26 GMT
Tunisia's Etoile Du Sahel beat South Africa's Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the second leg of the African Confederation Cup final in Sousse to triumph 2-1 on aggregate.
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates on the podium at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 29, 2015 after the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN NAAMANI
17:06 GMT
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to claim his third victory in succession and give world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton pause for thought going into 2016.
Nabil Fekir
15:16 GMT
The striker enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014-15, forming a deadly partnership with Alexandre Lacazette, and says he hopes to one day play for the Catalan giants
Three-time Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship champion and two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer
09:58 GMT
Three-time Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship champion and two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer has his 2016 New Year’s resolutions already marked on his card.
Aubameyang, Ayew, Brahimi, Sadio and Toure
00:05 GMT
Who should be your winner? Aubameyang, Ayew, Brahimi, Sadio or Toure? VOTE #AFOTY

November 28, 2015

UAE rooting for Hamilton, Yas Marina CEO says
23:11 GMT
Country right behind Lewis thanks to shared significance of the No. 44
Source: Gulf Times
23:06 GMT
Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar Shell’s Koora Time initiative has been honoured as the best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Impact Initiative at the CSR Awards Qatar 2015, at a recent award ceremony in Doha.
SAFC president Juan Angel Napout said that they would vote for Infantino as a block
17:33 GMT
South American football federations will back UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino to succeed embattled Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president.
(L to R) Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrate in the parc ferme after the qualifier session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, on November 28, 2015, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI
17:26 GMT
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton, but Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered a disaster in Saturday's qualifying.

November 27, 2015

Joao Havelange
23:50 GMT
The 99-year-old, who was succeeded by Sepp Blatter, is said to be in a stable condition at the Hospital Samaritano in Rio de Janeiro after suffering from respiratory problems
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the first practice session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 27, 2015 ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB
17:24 GMT
World champion Lewis Hamilton on Friday topped the first free practice seassion for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
The Real Madrid ace is accused of conspiracy to blackmail the Lyon playmaker, who feels he has had his trust betrayed
17:12 GMT
The Real Madrid ace is accused of conspiracy to blackmail the Lyon playmaker, who feels he has had his trust betrayed
Pakistan football team
17:07 GMT
Visiting Pakistani football team officials have called for strong and long-lasting cooperation from the Pakistan community and the Bahraini authorities to keep the football game alive in KPK...

November 26, 2015

21:47 GMT
The Iranian handball team defeated Bahrain 35-30 on Tuesday in Rio Olympic Qualifiers in Doha, Qatar and advanced to the final match.
President of International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach
21:14 GMT
The President of International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, on Thursday said that extra effort must be taken to improve anti-doping programmes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Qatar Football Association set to host the eighth Gulf festival for U-14 youngsters between January 28 and 30
16:34 GMT
Qatar Football Association (QFA) will host the eighth Gulf festival for U-14 youngsters between January 28 and 30 with the participation of six national teams from Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Dortmund will be in Dubai January 7-16
15:00 GMT
Borussia Dortmund are to head to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for a winter training camp early next year, the Bundesliga club said Thursday.
Blatter claims innocence
10:35 GMT
FIFA's embattled president Sepp Blatter has said that he deserves an honorable exit from the world's football governing body, insisting that he is `not a bad man`.

November 25, 2015

22:45 GMT
Qatar's inaugural FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) , 'Race of Qatar' starting at Lusail International Circuit Friday, will be unique as it will be the championship’s first night race and rally ace Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah will make his debut in the closing round of the world event.
Brazilian coach Paqueta close to take charge of Egypt's Zamalek
18:15 GMT
Brazilian manager Marcos Paqueta said on Tuesday he is close to taking charge of Egyptian champions Zamalek following the sudden departure of Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira.
16:03 GMT
Mubadala Community Cup gets underway this weekend at Meydan Tennis Academy in Dubai
Al Nabhani knocked out of the US$10,000 Morocco Open ITF championship in the last-four stage
15:01 GMT
Oman's top tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, was knocked out of the US$10,000 Morocco Open ITF championship in the last-four stage in Casablanca recently.
Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah
10:58 GMT
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah said he is feeling good ahead of his debut in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), having tested his Campos Racing Team Chevrolet at the Losail International Circuit yesterday.

November 24, 2015

The ethics committee has recommended Platini be banned for life
22:18 GMT
The ethics committee of world football governing body FIFA has recommended UEFA president Michel Platini be banned for life, a report said Tuesday.
17:15 GMT
The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament’s, AWST, Organising Committee has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Etisalat, making the Telecoms Corporation the first Platinum Sponsor of the Sharjah 2016 Tournament.
5 apps every football fan should have on their phone (source: Shutterstock)
14:55 GMT
When you’re a die-hard football fan, you want updates on your team immediately. There’s no such thing as patience when an important match is on the line. Here are five apps that will keep you in the know wherever you are:
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with his trophy after winning the DP World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai, on November 22, 2015. The $8 million DP World Tour Championship features the top-60 players in the Race to Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN NAAMANI
14:23 GMT
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy has said that one of his goals for 2016 is to play in the Masters tournament which would consequently complete his Grand Slam's set of winning all four majors.
PSG to make further tribute to Paris attack victims
11:00 GMT
The words 'je suis Paris' will replace the sponsor on Paris Saint-Germain's shirts for the next two games after the recent attacks in the French capital

November 23, 2015

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organisers pull out all stops
22:33 GMT
Yas Marina Circuit officials on Monday revealed some of the preparations involved to ensure that the venue is ready for the anticipated 60,000 sellout audience for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix between Friday and Sunday.
Iran men’s national handball team (source:
16:37 GMT
Iran defeated Saudi Arabia in the 2015 Asian Qualification Tournament on Sunday and made its way to the semifinals.
14:20 GMT
The inaugural Oman Skating Championship will be held at the premises of the Oman Automobile Association (OAA) on November 28.
Blatter says he remained psychologically strong which is why he was able to overcome the situation
14:11 GMT
FIFA's embattled president Sepp Blatter has revealed that he feared he would die when he recently got hospitalized due to stress injury.
Zidane not ready to manage Real Madrid
00:29 GMT
The France international has been tipped to replace Rafa Benitez but has explained why he is not looking to succeed the Spaniard this season

November 22, 2015

Manuel Gesualdo Ferreira
23:51 GMT
Zamalek Sports Club has issued a statement in response to Portuguese coach Manuel Gesualdo Ferreira’s decision to suddenly terminate his contract with the club on Saturday.
Social Media for Fitness (source:
18:13 GMT
It may seem anecdotal, but ask just about anyone who's had a serious fitness regimen about the role of social motivation, and you'll hear stories of running partners, gym buddies and well...
Emirates, ATP enter 'biggest' sponsorship deal (source:
16:21 GMT
Emirates and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have elevated their partnership announcing Dubai-based airline as the Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour from 2016.
Rivaldo believes now is the time for Real Madrid to make Zidane their head coach
14:49 GMT
The Brazilian feels it is time for the Frenchman to take over at the Bernabeu and offered his congratulations to Barcelona following their Clasico win
Orlando Pirates' Lehlogonolo Masalesa (R) vies with Etoile du Sahel's Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (L) during the first final of the 2015 CAF - Confederation of African Football Cup match between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel on November 21, 2015 at the Orlando Pirates Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / GORDON HARNOLS
08:09 GMT
Tunisia's Etoile Sahel struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw away to South Africa's Orlando Pirates in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final on Saturday.

November 21, 2015

China's Guangzhou Evergrande players celebrate their win in the AFC Champions League football final against UAE's Al Ahli in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province on November 21, 2015. China's Guangzhou Evergrande beat Al Ahli of UAE 1-0 to earn their second AFC Champions League title in three years. AFP PHOTO
19:59 GMT
A moment of magic from Brazil’s Elkeson earned China’s Guangzhou Evergrande their second AFC Champions League title in three years on Saturday after a tense second leg of their final against UAE’s Al Ahli.
Security guards search fans as they enter the stadium before the Jupiler Pro League match between KAA Gent and Westerlo, in Gent, on November 20, 2015, as part of security measures set following Paris' attacks. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / BRUNO FAHY
16:01 GMT
Belgium has raised its terror alert to the highest level with matches cancelled based on information regarding the risk of an attack similar to last week's tragedy in Paris
McIlroy stands poised for Dubai double
15:36 GMT
Rory McIlroy is on the verge of his third Race to Dubai title in four years after firing a 65 on day three of the DP World Tour Championship to sit just a stroke behind tournament leader Andy Sullivan at 15-under par.
Mohamed Salah
00:21 GMT
Mohamed Salah not among CAF player of the year shortlist? Are you serious? Report: #ASRoma
00:10 GMT
Three-year-old Haidar Moustafa tragically lost both parents in a recent attack in Lebanon and will now be paid a visit by the Real Madrid star

November 20, 2015

23:45 GMT
Egypt's Olympic team scored a 2-1 victory over Cameron in a friendly match.
Michel Platini
23:34 GMT
UEFA president Michel Platini has appealed against his suspension by the ruling football body FIFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Thomas Bach
22:09 GMT
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Friday suggested a complete overhaul of work done by the World Anti-Doping Agency and having the Court of Arbitration for Sport as the sole body to hand out sanctions.
 Mohamed Salah
19:03 GMT
The Frenchman has tipped Juan Iturbe and Iago Falque to step up in the absence of the former Chelsea winger, who injured his ankle in the derby against Lazio

November 19, 2015

Fatma al Nabhani
16:25 GMT
Oman's ace tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, began her campaign in the US$10,000 Morocco Open in Casablanca on an emphatic note.
Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri (L) controls the ball by Juventus' forward from Coombia Juan Cuadrado during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
15:20 GMT
Manuel Pelegrini had hoped the midfielder would be fit for the weekend's match with Liverpool, but that will not be the case
Abdul Sadek believes Amavubi will pose the toughest challenge to face Morocco
14:11 GMT
Morocco national team assistant coach Hafeedh Abdul Sadek has said Amavubi will pose the toughest challenge in their group at the 2016 Africa National Championship (CHAN) finals tournament slated for 16 January to February 7 in Rwanda.
Japan set to adopt new measures to tighten security in 2020 Olympics
13:12 GMT
The Japanese authorities promised on Wednesday to organize safe Olympic games in 2020, after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.
Turkey's players observe a a minute of silence to pay tribute to victims of attacks claimed by Islamic State in Paris, which killed at least 129 people during the friendly football match between Turkey and Greece at Basaksehir stadium on November 17 ,2015 in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE
03:39 GMT
The coach of Turkey's national football team, Fatih Terim, vehemently criticized the loud booing during the minute's silence before the start of the match with Greece on Tuesday night.

November 18, 2015

Sofiane Feghouli
22:11 GMT
Louis van Gaal's side face competition from Inter after Barcelona dropped their interest
Blatter, Platini have appeals rejected
15:50 GMT
FIFA's appeals committee Wednesday rejected the appeals and confirmed provisional suspensions imposed last month by the world governing body's ethics committee.
Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa
14:38 GMT
In recent statements, Bahraini football players sought to absolve Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president and world football body FIFA...
Saudi Arabia’s emphatic win extended its lead at the top of Group A standings (AFP)
13:35 GMT
Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi scored five goals to lead his team to a 10-0 thumping of East Timor in their World Cup qualifier in Dili Tuesday.
Jordan lose to Kyrgyzstan; Australia take group lead
02:00 GMT
Jordan lost its return game with Kyrgyzstan in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup joint-qualifiers.

November 17, 2015

Egypt's (L) and Chad's football team line up prior to the World Cup qualifying football match between Egypt and Chad in Borg El-Arab near Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STR
19:55 GMT
Egypt strolled into the final round of the World Cup qualifiers with a 4-0 home win over a jaded Chad side which had just arrived in Alexandria in time for the game, with repeated flight delays back home leaving them with minimal preparation for the crucial match.
Police looks at the pitch after the friendly football match Germany vs the Netherlands was called off for 'security reasons' in Barsinghausen on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE
19:40 GMT
The two nations were due to play each other at the HDI Arena in Hannover on Tuesday evening, but the stadium was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious object
Greg Sproule, managing director of organisers International Management Group believes the tournament is far more than a three-day exhibition for leading players such as Rafael Nadal
15:14 GMT
MD Greg Sproule says strong commitment to the community is key to event’s success
Source: BBC
13:31 GMT
The $10 million Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world, was awarded five-star ranking along with three other sporting events in the ‘Sports Events Ranking System’ initiated by Dubai Sports Council (DSC).