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FIFA president Gianni Infantino
March 01, 2017 - 18:59 GMT
FIFA president Gianni Infantino vows to honour a promise to hike Africa's World Cup finals berths to nine or ten during a visit to the impoverished West African state of Mauritania this week.
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March 01, 2017 - 18:34 GMT
A record-breaking 2,500 athletes from 52 countries will vie for glory at the third annual ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi as 92 of the world’s leading elite triathletes and 2,380 age group participants race on a new course on Yas Island from March 3-4.
Berdych and Bautista Agut among the casualties as Monfils marches on
March 01, 2017 - 17:22 GMT
Berdych and Bautista Agut among the casualties as Monfils marches on
The Real Madrid striker has been in international exile since being placed under formal investigation by French police in November 2015
March 01, 2017 - 16:23 GMT
The Real Madrid striker has been in international exile since being placed under formal investigation by French police in November 2015
Israel has claimed security concerns for limiting movement of Palestinian players between the West Bank and Gaza.
March 01, 2017 - 15:55 GMT
Asian football's governing body (AFC) has called on FIFA to urgently solve a long-running dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.
Players from Manchester City were at Emirates Palace for mid-season warm-weather training (Photo: Khaleej Times)
February 28, 2017 - 19:03 GMT
Players from Manchester City were at Emirates Palace for mid-season warm-weather training
Half-fit holder Wawrinka falls in Dubai opening round
February 28, 2017 - 17:37 GMT
Stan Wawrinka blamed a lack of match fitness for his sub-par performance on Tuesday as the defending champion at the Dubai Tennis Championships exited a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 first-round victim of Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.
Mo Farah
February 28, 2017 - 17:08 GMT
Olympic gold medal-winning distance runner Mo Farah said on Sunday that he is “a clean athlete” after a leaked report suggested his American coach may have broken anti-doping rules when...
The officials spoke on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to talk to reporters.
February 28, 2017 - 16:57 GMT
At least 22 people were arrested on Monday after hundreds in Port Said protested death sentences against 10 residents for their part in a deadly 2012 football riot.
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to France's Benoit Paire during their ATP tennis match as part of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on February 27, 2017.

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February 28, 2017 - 15:58 GMT
Roger Federer, who is playing his first tournament since winning the Australian Open last month, began his quest for an eighth Dubai title with a 6-1, 6-3, first-round victory over Benoit Paire of France on Monday in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin
February 28, 2017 - 15:46 GMT
Europe’s top soccer official said that the United States’ hopes of hosting the World Cup in 2026 will be damaged, perhaps critically, if President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions come into full force.
New champion from Ukraine pleased after solid week of tennis
February 27, 2017 - 18:33 GMT
New champion from Ukraine pleased after solid week of tennis
Photo: Emirates News Agency
February 27, 2017 - 17:24 GMT
The 9th successive Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan...
Khalifa International Stadium
February 27, 2017 - 16:46 GMT
Khalifa International Stadium, one of the major venues for the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022, is likely to open by the second quarter of 2017, following extensive redevelopment, a top official has said.
Mohamed Aboutrika
February 27, 2017 - 16:31 GMT
Interior ministry spokesman says Mohamed Aboutrika is free to return to Egypt, despite previous action taken against him.
Oman football team coach Pim Verbeek
February 27, 2017 - 15:51 GMT
Oman football team coach Pim Verbeek has called up 26 probables for his first training camp that will be held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC)...