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Wadima Al Yafei returns to UAE from Grand Slam Los Angeles with jiu-jitsu gold medal

Wadima Al Yafei returned to the UAE from the Grand Slam Los Angeles this past weekend with a gold medal to add to her growing collection. Already the first Emirati female to win an international medal in jiu-jitsu, Al Yafei, 19, enhanced her reputation as one of the country's best prospects by winn

World Cup 2022: Qatar to welcome fans from blockading countries

Qatar has promised that fans from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain - the four countries that have imposed a blockade on the Gulf state since 2017 - would not be barred from attending the 2022 World Cup games, the head of the organising committee told reporters.Nasse

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal manager Unai Emery names midfielder as new captain

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has named midfielder Granit Xhaka as the club's new permanent captain, replacing Laurent Koscielny, who left for Bordeaux in the summer.Emery told the squad of his decision on Friday, after consulting with players.The Switzerland international, 27, has led the side in

Alfred Dunhill Links Championsip: England's Matthew Jordan one shot clear at halfway stage

England's Matthew Jordan says a landmark 59 "did cross my mind" during his surge to a one-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.Jordan was on track for only the second sub-60 score on the European Tour after covering the front nine of St Andrews' Old Course in just 29 shots.But he set

World Athletics Championships: Ruth Chepngetich wins women's marathon as heat takes toll

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich won the women's marathon at the World Championships as 28 of the 68 starters withdrew in gruelling conditions in Doha. In a race that started at midnight local time, Briton Charlotte Purdue was among the athletes to pull out in temperatures of 32C and with humidity reachi

Tennis: Andy Murray bows out in Zhuhai, Stefanos Tsitsipas forced to retire

Australia’s Alex de Minaur fought back from a set down to beat former world number one Andy Murray 4-6 6-2 6-4 in the last 16 of the Zhuhai Championships on Thursday 9-26-2019. Murray, who won his first ATP tour singles match in nine months in Tuesday’s first round, battled for two hour

Liverpool: Anfield chief executive Peter Moore says Reds 'back on our perch'

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says the Reds are "back on our perch" - a phrase famously used by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the Anfield club.   After arriving at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson said his first job was to "knock Liverpool right off their perc

Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe named FIFA players of the year:

Argentinian Lionel Messi has bagged the Men's Player of the Year award, while American Megan Rapinoe, who led the US women's team to this year's World Cup victory, has been named Women's Player of the Year at the annual Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday.It was the sixth time Messi won the award,

Naomi Osaka ends title drought with Pan Pacific Open win

TOKYO - Japan’s Naomi Osaka ended an eight-month title drought by winning the Pan Pacific Open in her home city on Sunday, her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open in January.The former world number one overwhelmed Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuc

Venus Williams crashes out of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China: Venus Williams’ first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to fellow American Danielle Collins.The 39-year-old Williams, a 2015 Wuhan champion now 59th in the world rankings, squandered a lead in the firs

Manchester City Hammer Watford in Premier League

Manchester City smashed Watford 8-0 in Saturday's 21-9-2019 English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium. Man City earned the extravagant home win as they scored five goals in the first 18 minutes to stun Watford. Portuguese winger of Manchester City, Bernardo Silva made a hat-trick against Watf

Oxlade-Chamberlain Tells Salah to Keep Being Selfish

Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is happy for Mohamed Salah to keep being selfish, as long as he keeps scoring the goals that win matches for the Anfield side. The Egyptian was on the receiving end of criticism from Sadio Mane in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Burnley last month. Salah's f

FIFA tells Iran women need to be allowed to enter football matches

Soccer’s governing body FIFA says an inspection visit to Iran has shown “no noteworthy operational obstacles” to lifting the country’s 40-year ban and letting women attend a World Cup qualifying game next month. After meeting government and soccer officials in Tehran this we

Barcelona's Arda Turan sentenced for gunfire in hospital

A Turkish court has sentenced Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan to two years and eight months in jail for firing a gun to cause fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury. However, the court deferred the implementation of the verdict on Wednesday, which means the Turkish f

Man City cruises to win over Shakhtar in Champions League

Manchester City became the only English club to win its opening Champions League game, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on Wednesday. After Chelsea and Liverpool lost and Tottenham drew, City cruised past its Ukrainian opponent. Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan combined for the first two goals, with Ma

Veteran NBA guard Shaun Livingston retires after 15 seasons

Guard Shaun Livingston announced his retirement Friday after 15 seasons in the NBA. Livingston, who turned 34 this week, won three NBA titles with Golden State. The Warriors waived him on July 10. The Los Angeles Clippers made Livingston, a high school senior at the time, the No. 4 overall pick in

Gasol clinches rare NBA-World Cup double as Spain down Argentina

BEIJING - Three-time All-Star Marc Gasol became only the second man to win an NBA crown and the World Cup in the same year after Spain brushed aside Argentina 95-75 on Sunday 9-15-2019. Spain, who survived double overtime against Australia to reach the final, led throughout in Beijing to win intern

Italy arrests leaders of Juventus hard-line ultra fans

ROME - Italian police on Monday 9-15-2019 arrested 12 leading Juventus hard-line fans as part of a major investigation into violence and extortion linked to match ticket sales.The suspects are accused of criminal association, aggravated extortion, money laundering and violence, police said.The arres