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May 5, 2015

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Tevez penalty gives Bianconeri first-leg advantage
21:53 GMT
The Argentine fired home a second-half spot-kick, which he had earned himself, after Cristiano Ronaldo had cancelled out Alvaro Morata's early opener in Turin
2022 Qatar World Cup
16:09 GMT
Journalists from Germany’s biggest television networks were reportedly detained, questioned and not allowed to leave...
Prince Ali
15:58 GMT
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will continue to run for the FIFA presidency, the Jordanian said in a statement issued late Monday, dismissing speculation he may withdraw his candidacy for the top job at the ruling football body.
Diego Maradona
13:47 GMT
Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has launched a blistering tirade on Sepp Blatter, accusing the FIFA president of plummeting the world football's governing body into 'anarchy' in his tenure.
Ali al Habsi
08:24 GMT
Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali al Habsi of Oman will not be returning to play for the Latics next season.

May 4, 2015

Hossam al-Badry
20:07 GMT
Al-Ahly Club has finished contracting procedures with Hossam al-Badry, who will lead the club's football team for the next two seasons.
Joseph Blatter
20:03 GMT
Palestine proposes suspending Israel's football federation at the upcoming congress of the ruling body FIFA.
Roger Federer
14:55 GMT
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer registered his first clay-court title win in three years after defeating his Uruguayan opponent Pablo Cuevas in the Istanbul Open final on Sunday.
Mehdi Benatia
14:38 GMT
The Morocco international is relishing the battle with Barcelona's forward line as he sets his sights on a spot in the final in Berlin
Karim Benzema
14:17 GMT
The 27-year-old attacker once again misses out through injury but Gareth Bale is included after coming through the weekend win over Sevilla unscathed

May 3, 2015

Juan Carlos Garrido
19:49 GMT
Mahmoud , Chairman of Ahli Football Club, has officially dismissed Juan Carlos Garrido, the team's coach.
Humberto Quintero reacts after being hit in the groin by a foul tip
18:48 GMT
Groin injuries are common in sports requiring quick direction changes, acceleration and deceleration – and they’re even more common when athletes have less sport-specific training or weaker inner thigh muscles, researchers say.
Nabil Fekir
17:07 GMT
The star duo have attracted major interest from clubs across Europe but the president insists they will reject all offers for them this summer
Hazard nets the winner as Blues wrap up the Premier League title (picture courtesy of
15:45 GMT
The Blues clinch the Premier League title with a narrow victory at home as Jose Mourinho's men take an unassailable lead at the top of the table thanks to their Belgian forward
Floyd Mayweather Jr., celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification boxing bout
10:52 GMT
Floyd Mayweather won the most anticipated "Fight of the Century " as he defeated Manny Pacquiao in the GRE Grand at Las Vegas.

May 2, 2015

Gareth Bale
21:31 GMT
Manchester United are reportedly on lookout for Gareth Bale as the Premier League club is set to make a bid of whooping 100 million pounds for the Real Madrid winger this summer.
Manny Pacquiao
21:28 GMT
Floyd Mayweather's father believes that his son will knock out Manny Pacquiao when the two legends square off each other for the richest fight in the history of boxing in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Brazil completes stadium construction 10 months after World Cup
21:25 GMT
Some of the stadiums that were used during the Brazil Soccer World Cup have been finally completed, 10 months following the conclusion of the sport's pinnacle tournament.
Bee Taechaubol
20:56 GMT
The Thai businessman has announced that he has agreed a deal in principle to buy a stake in the Rossoneri

May 1, 2015

Floyd Mayweather
21:53 GMT
Floyd Mayweather says he is going to come out swinging and be the aggressor early against Manny Pacquiao when they meet in Saturday's super fight in Las Vegas.
Yaya Toure
19:16 GMT
The Ivorian was substituted at half-time during Manchester City's 3-2 win over Aston Villa and is now facing at least a week on the sidelines
Muhammad Ali
15:22 GMT
Laila Ali, the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, appears to have taken a swipe at Floyd Mayweather as the former reminded the unbeaten US boxing champion that her father is still 'the greatest' boxer of all-time.
The organising committee for the AWST has urged all Arab nations to participate in the upcoming third edition
15:11 GMT
The organising committee for the Arab Women’s Sports Tournament (AWST) has urged all Arab nations to participate in the third edition of the event to be held in Sharjah in February 2016.

April 30, 2015

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
22:33 GMT
President of Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was named on Thursday a FIFA Executive Committee member in Asia for a two-year term.
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
15:08 GMT
Bahrain's Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been re-elected unopposed as president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the regional governing body said Thursday.
Paul Pogba
13:46 GMT
The Ligue 1 champions have made the first move in the race to sign the in-demand midfielder
2015 International Conference Sports for Women logo
13:07 GMT
A leading UAE sports official has urged aspiring Emirati sportswomen to attend the third annual International Conference Sports for Women (ICSW)...
Next F1 season to start in April
11:07 GMT
Formula One will see a later start to the 2016 season as the season-opening Australian Grand Prix has been scheduled for April 3.
Emirates in FA Cup sponsorship talks
00:06 GMT
Emirates airline is in sponsorship talks with the English Football Association (FA), the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

April 29, 2015

Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid dismiss transfer ban talk
15:27 GMT
The two clubs say they are relaxed after a report claimed they were facing heavy sanctions, with FIFA reportedly set to impose a similar punishment given to Barcelona
Asamoah Gyan
13:41 GMT
Al Ain’s Ghanaian star Asamoah Gyan has described swapping the English Premier League for the UAE as the wisest move he has ever made.
2015 Beach Soccer World Cup logo
13:22 GMT
Asian champion Oman has been clubbed in a tough Group B with former World Cup finalists - Switzerland and Italy - and Costa Rica for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal 2015, following the draw on Tuesday.
Manny Pacquiao
09:45 GMT
Filipino politician-turned-boxer Manny Pacquiao has said that he is fully confident of beating unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather despite being tipped as the 'underdog' for the much-anticipated 'fight of the century' bout on May 2 in Las Vegas.

April 28, 2015

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
23:32 GMT
Kuwait's Public Authority for Youth and Sports chief Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has stressed the need for support of sports and youth activities for Syrian refugees living under difficult conditions.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi
17:12 GMT
The French champions' president admits the Argentine could have moved to Parc des Princes and says the club have met with Juventus star Paul Pogba
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning last year's men's singles
16:45 GMT
Wimbledon has again raised the bar for grand slam prize money payouts, with the All England Club announcing on Tuesday that it will pay a total equivalent of 40.5 million dollars (26.7 million pounds).
Muhammad Ali
16:28 GMT
Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali may have taken a swipe at unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather after the latter claimed that he is the greatest fighter of all-time.
Wimbledon bans 'nuisance value' selfie-sticks from championship
13:59 GMT
In an attempt to bring down 'nuisance value' of selfie-sticks, the Wimbledon championship has prohibited the use of the trending device in the grounds this year.
Edinson Cavani
10:11 GMT
The Ligue 1 champions' chief has ruled out selling the Uruguay international or Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hit out at critics of Laurent Blanc

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