Al Bawaba - Sports http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Official: Lovren completes Liverpool move http://www.albawaba.com/sport/dejan-lovren-liverpool--593280 <p>Dejan Lovren has completed his €24 million move to Liverpool to become the club's third summer recruit from Southampton.Goal understands the Croatia international has turned down interest from Arsenal and Tottenham to complete the move to Merseyside.The centre-back was outspoken earlier in July after revealing Southampton had turned down a similar bid without informing him but has now been confirmed as Liverpool's fifth summer signing.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/dejan-lovren-liverpool--593280" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/nishimura_croatia_lovren_brazil.jpg" alt="Dejan Lovren" title="Dejan Lovren" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/dejan-lovren-liverpool--593280" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/dejan-lovren-liverpool--593280#comments Sport Main headlines UK Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:58:31 +0000 593280 at http://www.albawaba.com Di Maria wants Man Utd move http://www.albawaba.com/sport/di-maria-manchester-united-593208 <p>Argentina's winger Angel di Maria is reportedly unhappy that he has been overshadowed at Real Madrid and has rushed an SOS to Manchester United to 'get him out of there'.</p> <p>Di Maria believes he is no longer considered one of Real's famed 'Galacticos' after the arrival of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, as both the new arrivals are guaranteed starring roles alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/di-maria-manchester-united-593208" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/di_maria_.jpg" alt="&#039;Unhappy&#039; Di Maria wants Man U to &#039;get him out&#039; of Real " title="&#039;Unhappy&#039; Di Maria wants Man U to &#039;get him out&#039; of Real " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/di-maria-manchester-united-593208" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/di-maria-manchester-united-593208#comments Sport Main headlines Spain Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:28:28 +0000 593208 at http://www.albawaba.com Official: Arsenal sign Ospina http://www.albawaba.com/sport/arsenal-david-ospina-593206 <p>Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice.The Colombia international has signed what&nbsp;<strong>Goal.com</strong> earlier this week revealed to be&nbsp;a four-year contract after a deal worth €4 million was agreed&nbsp;between the two clubs.Ospina became one of the most coveted goalkeepers in Europe after a string of impressive performances at this summer's World Cup in Brazil and will now compete with Wojciech Szczesny for the No.1 spot.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/arsenal-david-ospina-593206" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/ospina.jpg" alt="David Ospina" title="David Ospina" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/arsenal-david-ospina-593206" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/arsenal-david-ospina-593206#comments Sport Main headlines UK Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:23:10 +0000 593206 at http://www.albawaba.com Bolt ready for Commonwealth debut http://www.albawaba.com/sport/commonwealth-games-2014-593041 <p>Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt on Saturday proclaimed himself ready for his Commonwealth Games debut after an injury-plagued early season, albeit solely in the men's 4x100m relay. "Yes I'm here to run. I'll be running, definitely," Bolt told a media scrum during which he batted back questions not only about his track comeback after a lingering foot injury, but also kilts, Scottish independence, the World Cup, Manchester United and the situation in Gaza.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/commonwealth-games-2014-593041" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/usain_bolt.jpg" alt="Usain Bolt" title="Usain Bolt" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.timesofoman.com" title="Times of Oman" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/89.png" title="Times of Oman" border="0" /></a> © Muscat Press and Publishing House SAOC 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/commonwealth-games-2014-593041" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/commonwealth-games-2014-593041#comments Sport Main headlines International Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:58:54 +0000 593041 at http://www.albawaba.com Suarez set for Barcelona debut against Real Madrid http://www.albawaba.com/sport/suarez-barcelona-real-madrid-593005 <p>Barcelona's latest acquisition Luis Suarez is set to debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico one day after the football ban on the striker ends.</p> <p>The release of the Primera Liga fixture list has set Suarez on course for a dramatic Barca debut against Real.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/suarez-barcelona-real-madrid-593005" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/suarez_barcelona_.jpg" alt="Luis Suarez" title="Luis Suarez" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/suarez-barcelona-real-madrid-593005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/suarez-barcelona-real-madrid-593005#comments Sport Main headlines Spain Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:06:01 +0000 593005 at http://www.albawaba.com Rooney immune to criticism for England's WC failures http://www.albawaba.com/sport/rooney-england%27s-world-cup-593003 <p>Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is immune to criticism for England's World Cup failure in Brazil.</p> <p>England suffered one of their worst World Cup on record after crashing out of the group stages after just two games. Roy Hodgson's squad failed to win a match and returned home after finishing at the last in Group D.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/rooney-england%27s-world-cup-593003" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/man_utd_rooney_.jpg" alt="Wayne Rooney" title="Wayne Rooney" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/rooney-england%27s-world-cup-593003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/rooney-england%27s-world-cup-593003#comments Sport Main headlines UK Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:02:07 +0000 593003 at http://www.albawaba.com Blatter meets with Qatar's emir to discuss improvement of labour rights http://www.albawaba.com/sport/blatter-qatar-emir-labour-rights-592986 <p>FIFA President Sepp Blatter reportedly had a meeting with Qatar's emir to discuss the improvement of the rights of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation.</p> <p>FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that they discussed ongoing reforms of labour rights during a one-hour meeting.</p> <p>Campaigns have been held by unions and rights groups to highlight unsafe conditions in Qatar, unpaid salaries and contracts tying workers to employers, Gulf News reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/blatter-qatar-emir-labour-rights-592986" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/sepp_blatter.jpg" alt="Sepp Blatter" title="Sepp Blatter" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/blatter-qatar-emir-labour-rights-592986" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/blatter-qatar-emir-labour-rights-592986#comments Sport Main headlines International Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:58:57 +0000 592986 at http://www.albawaba.com Where will Chelsea's Torres end up? http://www.albawaba.com/sport/chelsea-fernando-torres-592967 <p>Entering the transfer season, rumors were that Torres was linked to a move to clubs like Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Juventus.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/chelsea-fernando-torres-592967" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/torres_fernando_chelsea_.jpg" alt="Fernando Torres" title="Fernando Torres" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.swol.co" title="SWOL" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1512.png" title="SWOL" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 SWOL.co | Soccer Without Limits. | All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/chelsea-fernando-torres-592967" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/chelsea-fernando-torres-592967#comments Sport Main headlines Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:07:13 +0000 592967 at http://www.albawaba.com Schumacher communicating with family by fluttering eyelashes http://www.albawaba.com/sport/schumacher-fluttering-eyelashes-592901 <p>After surviving a near fatal accident, Formula One star Michael Schumacher is now showing signs of revival. A report has revealed that he is now communicating with his family members by fluttering his eyelashes.</p> <p>The recovery shown by Schumacher may allow him to go back home soon but he will still require round-the-clock medical care to recover completely, reported the Mirror.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/schumacher-fluttering-eyelashes-592901" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/michael_schumacher_.jpg" alt="Schumacher now communicating with family by fluttering eyelashes" title="Schumacher now communicating with family by fluttering eyelashes" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/schumacher-fluttering-eyelashes-592901" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/schumacher-fluttering-eyelashes-592901#comments Other sports Sport Germany Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:57:40 +0000 592901 at http://www.albawaba.com Official: Drogba returns to Chelsea http://www.albawaba.com/sport/didier-drogba-chelsea--592884 <p>Chelsea have completed the signing of Didier Drogba on a one-year contract.The 36-year-old returns to Stamford Bridge having left in 2012 after winning the Champions League.Drogba, who featured for Cote d'Ivoire at the World Cup earlier this summer, has scored 157 goals in 341 appearances for Chelsea and has also won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups with the club."It was an easy decision,” the striker told the club’s official website.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/didier-drogba-chelsea--592884" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/drogba_return_chelsea.jpg" alt="Official: Drogba completes Chelsea return" title="Official: Drogba completes Chelsea return" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/didier-drogba-chelsea--592884" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/didier-drogba-chelsea--592884#comments Sport Main headlines UK Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:34:36 +0000 592884 at http://www.albawaba.com