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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 goal.com)
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 maktoob.com)
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 alfajr-news.net)
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.

April 13, 2015

Lionel Messi
22:30 GMT
The Barcelona star admitted that injuries and issues off the pitch affected his performance but said those days are now over
Manuel Pellegrini
14:30 GMT
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed responsibility for his side's steady decline in the Premier League, which has now threatened their spot for the Champions League next season.
Avellino stadium
13:58 GMT
An Italian businesswoman visiting the Kingdom is eyeing Saudi investors to participate in the reconstruction of a football stadium at a cost of 45 million euros in the Italian city of Avellino.
Abu Dhabi Sports Council logo
12:39 GMT
Shaikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) approved and ratified using the new logo of ADSC.
Lekhwiya team
05:23 GMT
Lekhwiya Sports Club sealed Sunday his fourth Qatar Stars League and second in two years after defeating Al Ahli 3-1.

April 12, 2015

Manuel Pellegrini
21:31 GMT
Sunday's loss at Old Trafford was the Premier League champions' second in six days, leaving their title challenge in tatters and now in a scrap to qualify for the Champions League
Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City: Derby delight for Van Gaal and rampant Red Devils (picture courtesy of goal.com)
21:21 GMT
After an early wobble with Sergio Aguero's opener, the home side roared back with Ashley Young and Michael Carrick particularly influential in a dominant derby win
Rafael Nadal
17:29 GMT
Top seed Novak Djokovic has few doubts that whatever his physical, mental and motivational worries, Rafael Nadal will rise to the occasion on clay as the Monte Carlo Masters began on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho
14:13 GMT
The Blues boss says his blueprint is aimed at building a team that will benefit the club in the long-term
Carlos Queiroz
06:43 GMT
Head of Iran Football Federation has secured a contract with Portuguese manager of Iran football national squad Carlos Queiroz in Saturday’s session.

April 11, 2015

Fan zone in Abu Dhabi for the awaited derby
21:48 GMT
Manchester City fans in the UAE have been invited to watch Sunday’s Manchester derby with fierce rivals United on a big screen at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.
Manny Pacquiao
21:33 GMT
Filipino politician and boxer Manny Pacquiao is hoping to share the 'word of God' with Floyd Mayweather and teach the American to be a good person after their highly anticipated May 2 bout in Las Vegas concludes.
Manchester City team
21:29 GMT
Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that they are not a mess or a disaster ahead of their Premier League derby on Sunday against Manchester United, despite their dramatic fall to the fourth place in the table.
Lekhwiya's Vladimír Weiss
18:20 GMT
Lekhwiya will aim to wrap up the Qatar Stars League (QSL) title when they take on Al Ahli at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium tomorrow.

April 10, 2015

Diego Maradona
21:19 GMT
The Argentine has suggested the Swiss - who has been in charge of the world football governing body since 1998 - is running afraid
Qatar team
17:57 GMT
Scotland will take on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar at Easter Road in a warm-up ahead of the Euro qualifier with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on June 13.
2022 Qatar World Cup receives a needed boost
17:47 GMT
A resolution by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to postpone until November a decision to investigate Qatar on charges of violating...
Mehdi Benatia
17:44 GMT
The Morroccan will miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Porto with a hamstring injury after limping off against Bayer Leverkusen

April 9, 2015

Issa Hayatou unveils Gabon as hosts to 2017 AFCON
21:44 GMT
A Ghanaian representative claims that the method used in selecting Gabon as host of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations was ambiguous
Mohamed Salah
17:17 GMT
Fiorentina’s super striker Mohamed Salah has contributed 60 thousand Euros to Florence Muslim community in the team’s headquarters in Tuscany region, offering them a chance to repair the mosques in the Italian western province.
Afcon 2017 qualifiers
15:52 GMT
Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday in Cairo, Egypt, placed Nigeria in Group G of the 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying series, just as it picked 2012 joint hosts, Gabon, to stage the 2017 edition.
Luis Figo
15:15 GMT
Fifa presidential candidate Luis Figo has disputed the Confederation of African Football's claim that all the continent's 54 votes will go to Sepp Blatter in the elections on 29 May.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has his own search engine
14:36 GMT
Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina skipper Lionel Messi may have won many accolades in football but when it comes to having a unique identity of their own, they cannot trump Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

April 8, 2015

Hamdan Bin Mohammad Under-18 International Football Tournament
22:35 GMT
European heavyweights Real Madrid, AC Milan and Valencia will join five Dubai clubs at the Fifth Hamdan Bin Mohammad Under-18 International Football Tournament to be held at the Dubai Police Officers Club from April 10 to 19.
UEFA Champions League logo
17:44 GMT
Marka, a public joint stock company focused on the growing sports, retail and hospitality sector in the UAE, will bring the UEFA Champions League Experience for the first time to the region next month.
Sepp Blatter
16:15 GMT
Soccer federation president dismisses says ban would 'harm the whole organization,' ahead of meeting with PA minister Jibril Rajoub.
Fast food as good as sports drinks (picture courtesy of epictimes.com)
15:34 GMT
A new study found there was no significant difference in glycogen recovery when cyclists ate fast food after a workout versus when they ingested traditional sports supplements such as Gatorade, Powerbar and Clif products.
President of CAF, Issa Hayatou, shows up the name of Gabon after the country won the contest against Algeria and Ghana to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament
15:16 GMT
The west African nation will stage the event after Libya lost hosting rights due to concerns over security
2018 Russia World Cup logo
14:23 GMT
Russia's budget for the 2018 World Cup is being cut by 4 percent by scrapping 25 luxury hotels.

April 7, 2015

Fiorentina 0-3 Juventus (agg. 2-4): Bianconeri brush Viola aside to reach Coppa Italia final
22:07 GMT
Alessandro Matri opened the scoring and Roberto Pereyra doubled the Serie A leaders' advantage right on half-time before Leonardo Bonucci sealed a remarkable comeback
Rafael Nadal
22:05 GMT
Britain number one Andy Murray has climbed back to third spot in the world rankings after reaching Miami Open final, while Rafael Nadal slipped to his worst position in two years, having slumped to fifth in the rankings.
2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup logo
14:12 GMT
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) will reveal the new design for Al Rayyan Stadium at a special ceremony on April 22 at Ali bin Abdullah Fort in Al Rayyan.
Sepp Blatter
05:47 GMT
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein accused Sepp Blatter of turning the presidency into a personal fiefdom as he unveiled his manifesto for the role on Monday.
FIFA election candidates in Cairo
00:57 GMT
African football will have to get through an unusually large load of serious business but their congress in Cairo this week will nevertheless be overshadowed by the latest stop in the election campaign for the FIFA presidency, writes Reuters.
Prince Ali bin Al Hussein
00:44 GMT
FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein pledged in his manifesto published Monday to attract sponsors again by restoring credibility of football's ruling body if he is elected its president next month.

April 6, 2015

fenerbahce team (picture courtesy of hatharom.com)
16:22 GMT
Turkish top football division Spor Toto Super League match between Fenerbahce and Bursaspor on April 13, Monday has been postponed, Turkish Football Federation
Morocco national football team
15:41 GMT
The Confederation of African Football confirmed on Sunday that Morocco will be able to play in the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Massimiliano Allegri
14:34 GMT
The Bianconeri boss has admitted the Egyptian attacker could trouble his side, but he remains hopeful of overturning their first-leg defeat
Jamie Carragher
07:09 GMT
Sports Speaker MENA have announced that another fantastic evening of entertainment has been lined-up with former England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher coming to Bahrain

April 5, 2015

Novak Djokovic
23:28 GMT
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray for the seventh time in a row, inflicting a 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-0 defeat on the Scot in Sunday's final of the Miami Masters.
Iran eases ban on women watching sports matches in country
23:23 GMT
A senior Iranian sports official has recently announced that the country's authorities have partially lifted a ban on women to attend men's sports matches, a report said.