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Khalifa International Stadium
20:28 GMT
The ongoing Gulf crisis has had little impact on the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Secretary-General Hassan al Thawadi has said.
Al Ain team
20:06 GMT
‘The friendly matches were ideal for preparation but the actual contest will be way different’
Barcelona team
18:17 GMT
Barcelona players will kick-off their La Liga campaign this weekend by paying tribute to the victims of a terror attack in the Catalan city on Thursday.
Paulo Autuori
18:12 GMT
Twice Copa Libertadores winner Paulo Autuori is close to taking over at Cairo giants Zamalek, Egyptian reports said on Friday.

August 18, 2017

Lebanese President Michel Aoun
16:44 GMT
President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, stressed Lebanon's readiness to host any international or regional sports tournaments...
Prince Feisal (Photo: alghad.jo)
16:31 GMT
The General Assembly for the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has elected HRH Prince Feisal to serve another four-year term as its president, following an election held at Al Hussein Youth City, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service announced on Wednesday.
Camp Nou will pause before Sunday's game against Real Betis to honor those who lost their lives in the La Rambla terror attack
16:15 GMT
Camp Nou will pause before Sunday's game against Real Betis to honor those who lost their lives in the La Rambla terror attack
"I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the terrible attack in our beloved Barcelona, in addition to totally rejecting any act of violence," Messi wrote on Instagram.
14:37 GMT
Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead.

August 17, 2017

Photo: FIBA Asia
21:30 GMT
Iran will play South Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup Semi-Final after an 80-70 victory over Lebanon in their Quarter-Final on Wednesday evening.
Zinedine Zidane
20:40 GMT
With a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team can achieve even more success after...
Qatar Volleyball Association logo
19:35 GMT
Reflecting on the nation's tough stance in the ongoing diplomatic crisis, Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) President Ali Ghanim al Kuwari threatened legal action against the GCC volleyball body for cancellation of regional tournaments.
The International Paralympic Committee logo
19:20 GMT
UAE /International Paralympic Committee General Assembly
Qatar national football team
06:13 GMT
Ali Asadallah (No. 8) scored in the 73rd minute as Qatar eked out a 1-0 win over lowly Andorra in a friendly international at St. George’s Park in England yesterday.
Bauza’s squad largely unchanged from Thailand draw as Super Cup returns to Cairo
05:37 GMT
Bauza’s squad largely unchanged from Thailand draw as Super Cup returns to Cairo

August 16, 2017

Photo: timesofislamabad.com
19:52 GMT
Pakistani sports star urges parents to give equal opportunities and support to their children
Egypt team
17:58 GMT
Egypt coach Hector Cuper has called up 15 local-based players for the anticipated away game against Uganda on 31 August in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Police intervened after Egyptian referee Ibrahim Nour El-Din was assaulted by players and technical staff.
17:39 GMT
The Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) has hit Jordanian club Al-Faisaly with heavy fines and lengthy suspensions after players and technical staff attacked the referee during the Arab Championship final in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.
Mohamed Salah
08:36 GMT
On the first day of the inaugural English Premier League season in 1992, of the 242 players that started the 11 matches, only 13 were not British or Irish.
Photo: @MnbrAlhilal
08:12 GMT
It has not even been a month since social media in the region welcomed Oman’s star goalkeeper Ali al Habsi signing a three-year deal with Saudi giant Al Hilal with thousands of tweets and Facebook posts.
Ahly team
08:04 GMT
Ahly scored two goals late in extra time in typical fashion to come from behind and earn a dramatic 2-1 victory over Masry, which gave them their first Egypt Cup title in 10 years and completed a domestic double.

August 15, 2017

Munir El Haddadi (Photo: @footballitalia)
20:24 GMT
@footballitalia: After abandoning Riyad Mahrez, #ASRoma turn to Munir El Haddadi, Lucas Vazquez or Domenico Berardi http://www.football-italia.net/108225/munir-and-berardi-roma-radar … #Sassuolo #FCB
Warda who moved last week to Feirense from PAOK for one season on loan has strongly denied the allegations.
19:45 GMT
Egypt winger Amr Warda has hired a Portuguese-based law firm to sue those responsible for propogating "false statements" about him, apologising to his fans and club for having to "hear such ugly allegations.
The Italians' transfer supremo Monchi has admitted defeat in his pursuit of the Algerian after a club-record £32 million bid was turned down
18:43 GMT
The Italians' transfer supremo Monchi has admitted defeat in his pursuit of the Algerian after a club-record £32 million bid was turned down
Al Jazira team
17:52 GMT
The 2017-18 UAE season-opener will be held in Egypt this time....
Event scheduled to be held on popular Flag Island on August 25
17:14 GMT
Event scheduled to be held on popular Flag Island on August 25
From left: HIA Chief Operating Officer, Badr Mohammed al-Meer, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Secretary General, Hassan al-Thawadi and FC Bayern Munich Executive Board Member, Andreas Jung reveal Bayern’s new jersey at Hamad International Airport. (Photo: Noushad Thekkayil)
13:34 GMT
Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced that it has enhanced its current sponsorship with top German football club FC Bayern Munich as Platinum sponsor...
West Ham have sold Sofiane Feghouli to Galatasaray and are reportedly close to bringing in William Carvalho from Sporting CP (Photo: @GalatasaraySK)
13:05 GMT
West Ham have sold Sofiane Feghouli to Galatasaray and are reportedly close to bringing in William Carvalho from Sporting CP

August 14, 2017

Nadal will compete alongside Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic
22:25 GMT
Will compete alongside Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic
Victor Piturca
22:17 GMT
Romanian coach Victor Piturca paid a visit to Egyptian club Zamalek on Monday amid talks around his taking charge of the team in the new season, the Cairo-based club announced.
Members of the Iran men’s national volleyball team celebrate their qualification for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship. (Photo: Press TV)
17:52 GMT
The Iran men’s national volleyball team will be taking part in the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's World Championship, after brushing off Kazakhstan in the Asian qualification of the forthcoming event.
Ahmed Hegazi
16:48 GMT
Ahmed Hegazi scored the winner in his first official match with English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion against Bournemouth in the EPL opener on Saturday
Mohamed Farah
13:24 GMT
British athletics great Mo Farah wants to be known as 'Mohamed' now that he is switching his focus to road racing, he has announced.
Gold medallist Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's high jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 13, 2017.
Ben STANSALL / AFP
13:11 GMT
The Arab world's top athletes had a successful fortnight at this year's World Athletics Championships held in London, ending with a gold medal for Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim.

August 13, 2017

Warda joined Feirense on loan from PAOK
21:09 GMT
Portugal’s Feirense might end the loan of Egyptian international football player Amr Warda just three days after both parties have signed the contract, Portuguese media reported on Saturday.
Photo: womenfitness.net
20:10 GMT
Turns out, for women, blood vessel health and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness.
The Iranian football federation logo
19:16 GMT
There is confusion in Iran over whether two key players have been banned from the national team and face missing out on the 2018 World Cup after playing against Israeli opposition with their club, it was reported Sunday.
The International Olympic Committee logo
07:36 GMT
The International Olympic Committee’s most experienced member and the former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency...
Ahmed Hegazi (Photo: belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
06:54 GMT
Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi scored a first-half header on his Premier League debut to give West Bromwich Albion a well-deserved 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Hawthorns on the opening day of their season.
Photo: Daily Mail
06:45 GMT
Premier League clubs have ramped up security measures as the new season kicks off, British newspapers reported Saturday.

August 12, 2017

The Mena Golf Tour logo
22:54 GMT
The Mena Tour has lauded the Oman Golf Committee for its continued support in putting the tour on a trajectory for growth, saying it’s just a matter of time before the tour events return to the Sultanate’s premier golf clubs, a press release said on Saturday.
Silver medallist Britain's Mohamed Farah poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's 5000m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 12, 2017.
Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP
22:30 GMT
Mo Farah proved mortal just as Usain Bolt a week ago in his last individual race as the British icon was denied a winning farewell to the track by Ethiopia's Muktar Edris on Saturday in the world championship 5,000-metre race.
Photo: KUNA
22:20 GMT
Kuwait's Skeet shooting team bagged a gold medal on Saturday in the seventh Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kazakhstan.
Salah was substituted with four minutes remaining, making way for James Milner.
15:33 GMT
Egypt's Mohamed Salah on his Premier League debut with Liverpool but the team conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to draw 3-3 with Watford in a thrilling clash on Saturday.

August 11, 2017

Photo: golfwrx.com
22:08 GMT
Golfers wanting to shoot below par or tennis players looking to smash their way past opponents should focus on their backswing in order to perfect new techniques quickly, a recent study has suggested.
Morocco football federation logo
21:44 GMT
Morocco have launched a bid to host the World Cup in 2026, the country's football association (RMFF) said Friday.
Masoud Shojaei
21:25 GMT
Two key players have been banned from the Iran national team and face missing out on the 2018 World Cup after playing against Israeli opposition with their club in European competition, reports said Thursday.
Turkish star midfielder Arda Turan
21:22 GMT
Turkish star midfielder Arda Turan said Thursday he would stay with the national team if approved by its manager.

August 10, 2017

Photo: @AlNassrFC
21:09 GMT
Ghaly, who earlier played for Al-Nassr in 2009, makes a return...
The UAE is committed to all the clauses of the International Convention against Doping in Sport
19:28 GMT
Dr. Ahmed Al-Hashemi, Chairman of the National Anti-Doping Committee, has stressed that the UAE is committed to all the clauses of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which it adopted in 2009.
Egypt national team
12:59 GMT
Out-of-action Egypt dropped one spot to 25th place in the FIFA global rankings this month, although the drop has not affected their position as the top-ranked African team.
Coe sees no reason not to go to Qatar after Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries in the region cut diplomatic ties over allegations that Qatar sponsored terrorism.
12:42 GMT
Doha will remain the host city of the 2019 world athletics championships despite the diplomatic crisis being faced by Qatar, and the 2023 edition could see a return to Spain, according to the head of the ruling body IAAF, Sebastian Coe.
Sultan Abu al-Hajj (Photo: Ma'an News Agency)
12:17 GMT
A Palestinian kickboxer reportedly refused to compete against an Israeli opponent during the World Youth Championship in Thailand.
The Jordan Squash Federation logo
12:07 GMT
The Jordan Squash Federation will host the 24th Asian Junior and Youth Squash Championships to be held at Al Hassan International Squash Centre from August 15-19, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

August 9, 2017

Neymar is a Paris Saint-Germain player, a sentence that the French club never thought people would say. It was a dream that looked unreachable, unfeasible.
18:37 GMT
Sometimes, life is as simple as a phone call. In Neymar and PSG’s case, it was indeed a phone call that made the biggest transfer in football history possible...
Football academy to offer trainees a chance to win a trip to Manchester (Photo: Gulf Today)
16:35 GMT
Football academy to offer trainees a chance to win a trip to Manchester
L-R: Adil al Balushi, Abdullah Bamkhalef, Sajjad al Lawati and Hashim al Salmi of the organising committee at a press conference on Tuesday (Photo: Muscat Daily)
09:36 GMT
The Oman Table Tennis Committee (OTTC) on Tuesday announced that its ready to host the 16th Arab Cup Table Tennis Championships for men and women...
The MENA Golf Tour logo
07:57 GMT
In a blow to Oman’s growing reputation as a major golf destination, the MENA Golf Tour, has decided to skip the sultanate as a venue this year.
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane smiles with his medal after winning the UEFA Super Cup football match between Real Madrid and Manchester United on August 8, 2017, at the Philip II Arena in Skopje.
Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP
07:48 GMT
Real Madrid are targeting another trophy haul in 2017-18 after Tuesdays' 2-1 victory against Manchester United.
Photo: @fb_game
07:33 GMT
You have to be prepared for everything that comes because you are always going to have downfalls.

August 8, 2017

The Jordan Football Association (JFA) logo
19:50 GMT
The Jordan Football Association (JFA) has issued a statement regretting the "out-of-line" behaviour of players and officials from Jordanian club Al-Faisaly in the final of the Arab Club Championship (ACC) in Alexandria on Sunday.
The Egypt international has no intention of leaving the Gunners this summer and hopes his performance in the Community Shield has proved his worth
19:27 GMT
The Egypt international has no intention of leaving the Gunners this summer and hopes his performance in the Community Shield has proved his worth
The Foxes' captain has played the PFA Player of the Year 2015-16 for continuing to work hard amid links of a move elsewhere
12:08 GMT
The Foxes' captain has played the PFA Player of the Year 2015-16 for continuing to work hard amid links of a move elsewhere
Photo: @footballitalia
11:53 GMT
#Genoa Coach Ivan Juric will give Adel Taarabt another chance - “I’m confident he’s learned from his mistakes”. http://www.football-italia.net/107363/juric-%E2%80%99taarabt-has-learned%E2%80%99 …
Barcelona won the game 5-0, with goals from Gerard Deulofeu, Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Denis Suarez.
11:43 GMT
Chapecoense plane crash survivor Alan Ruschel made an emotional return to football on Monday, playing in a friendly game against Barcelona.
Jordan’s Al-Faisaly players pose for picture a head of football match against Tunis’s Esperance team in the Arab Club championship final match at Alexandria Stadium on August 6, 2017.
STR / AFP
11:37 GMT
A number of Jordanian football fans arrested in Egypt following a match were released on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sabah Al Rafie told The Jordan Times.
FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Lebanon logo
11:16 GMT
The FIBA Asia Cup is set to tip off Tuesday for the first time ever in Lebanon with 16 nations battling it out for continental supremacy.

August 7, 2017

The winger joins Leonardo Jardim's side after his release from Lyon, spurning interest from the Premier League and La Liga (Photo: @AS_Monaco)
19:23 GMT
The winger joins Leonardo Jardim's side after his release from Lyon, spurning interest from the Premier League and La Liga
Jordan’s Al-Faisaly players clash with Egyptian referee Ibrahem Nureldeen in the end of football match against Tunis’s Esperance team in the Arab Club championship final match at Alexandria Stadium on August 6, 2017.
Ahmed ABD EL-GAWAD / AFP
17:57 GMT
Al-Faisaly football club has been handed a five-year ban from participating in the Arab Championship by the Union of Arab Football Associations...
Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran logo
16:42 GMT
Iranian footballers playing outside their home country should include clauses in their contracts which prevent them playing against Israeli clubs, the country's foreign ministry said Monday.
A second successive triumph over the Blues at Wembley will give the side a big boost going into 2017-18, according to their young star
12:29 GMT
A second successive triumph over the Blues at Wembley will give the side a big boost going into 2017-18, according to their young star
Sven-Goran Eriksson
12:10 GMT
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson confirmed on Sunday that Egypt's Zamalek have expressed an interest in appointing him as their new coach.
Tunis’s Esperence players hold up the trophy as they celebrate their victory over Jordan’s Al-Faisaly in the final match in Arab Club championship at Alexandria Stadium on August 6, 2017.
STR / AFP
00:24 GMT
In a match that was marred by ugly scenes as Al-Faisaly squad remonstrated furiously on referee Ibrahim Nour El-Din, Esperance emerged 3-2 winners to clinch the Arab Championship title.

August 6, 2017

IOC president Thomas Bach
17:50 GMT
Scientists have found a method to determine whether Russian doping samples at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi were tampered with, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has told dpa.
OSN subscribers in the region can watch the fight, live from Las Vegas, exclusively on OSN Sports Box Office HD on the morning of Sunday, August 27, 2017
17:21 GMT
OSN is giving fight fans across the Middle East a 24/7 free-to-air channel dedicated to Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor starting August 7 ahead of the most anticipated fight of all time.
Jordan’s al-Faisaly players celebrate after winning the Arab Club championship semifinal against Egypt’s al-Ahly during the Arab Club championship semifinal match at Borg el-Arab Stadium near Alexandria on August 2, 2017.
MOHAMMED HASSANEEN / AFP
09:16 GMT
Al-Faisali play Esperance Tunis (Tarraji) in the final of the Arab Clubs Championship, which concludes in Alexandria, Egypt today.
The capital club's chief praised the Blaugrana for facilitating the Brazilian's switch after La Liga refused his release clause payment
09:01 GMT
The capital club's chief praised the Blaugrana for facilitating the Brazilian's switch after La Liga refused his release clause payment
A picture of Mahrez wearing a Roma shirt that appeared on social media recently
08:54 GMT
Italy’s AS Roma is preparing to step up its pursuit of Leicester City’s wantaway Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez with a revised third bid of around £35m reportedly in the offing for the 2016 PFA Player of the Year.

August 5, 2017

Britain's Mo Farah wins the final of the men's 10,000m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 4, 2017.
Jewel SAMAD / AFP
20:09 GMT
Mo Farah dug out a performance of guts and guile on Friday night to gather another gold in the 10,000 metres. The 34-year-old Briton crossed the line to an explosion of fireworks after what he described as his toughest race.