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Solheim Cup 2019: Europe take slender 4½-3½ lead over United States after day one

By Peter Scrivener BBC Sport at Gleneagles Europe will take a 4½-3½ lead over the United States into the second day of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. England's Charley Hull and Bronte Law both missed putts on the 18th that resulted in their afternoon fourball matches being halved.


Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Monday. Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier after forcing him to tap out in a headline title unification bout at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi o


Serena Williams dismantles Svitolina to reach US Open final

, New York - A rampaging Serena Williams moved to the brink of a record equaling 24th career Grand Slam title on Thursday 5-9-2019 storming past Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-1 to book her spot in the US Open final. Since returning to action after the birth of her first child Williams has come agonisingly


FIBA World Cup: Serbia beats Italy 92-77

ANKARA - Serbia defeated Italy 92-77 on Wednesday in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup to advance to second round as group leaders. Serbia toppled Italy in the Chinese city of Foshan as Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 31 points for his team in the victory. NBA team Sacramento Kings player Bogdanovic also pr


Inspired Nadal has ‘idol’ Tiger roaring at US Open

AFP - New York - Rafael Nadal called Tiger Woods an “amazing inspiration” as the Spaniard had the golf superstar roaring with approval during a majestic US Open performance on Monday. The 18-time Grand Slam champion advanced to the quarter-final of a major for the 40th time in his glitt


SC to Unveil FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Emblem Today

With just a few hours to go before the emblem for FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar (the biggest footballing extravaganza) is revealed, anticipation has gripped football lovers across the globe. The logo launch for Middle East’s first-ever World Cup tonight at precisely 20:22hrs Doha Time will be the


Saeid Mollaei: Iranian judoka fears for safety after refusing to quit World Championships

Mollaei said he was told to withdraw from his match against Russia's Olympic champion Khasan Khalmurzaev to avoid the prospect of facing Israel's Sagi Muki later in the tournament. Iranian athletes are prohibited from competing in any sport against Israel. "I could have been champion," he said. "


US Open 2019: Johanna Konta loses to Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals

Konta, 28, was unable to impose herself in a 6-4 6-4 defeat on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 16th seed, aiming to complete the set of major semi-final appearances, was forced into errors by 24-year-old Svitolina's impressive retrieving. She saved two match points before rock-solid Svitolina served out


Nadal breezes into US Open fourth round

Rafael Nadal cruised into the US Open fourth round with a business-like 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Chung Hyeon on Saturday 1-9-2019. The three-time champion took control of the match when he broke the South Korean’s serve in the first set to grab a 4-2 lead and never looked back on a sun-soaked Art


Khabib Nurmagomedov interview: UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi the next stop on the road to global greatness

Even with the record, the reputation and the undoubted repertoire, Khabib Nurmagomedov feels he has a point to prove. “Of course,” the undefeated lightweight champion says, not long before this weekend’s long-awaited unification bout with interim titleholder Dustin Poirier at UFC


Ferrari’s Leclerc claims first F1 win in Belgium

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc held off Lewis Hamilton to win his first Formula One race on Sunday 1-9-2019in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix. It was Ferrari’s first win of the season. Hamilton was second but still extended his lead in the overall standings to 65 points ahead of team mat


Electric Everton edge Wolves 3-2

Richarlison scored twice and Alex Iwobi netted his first league goal to hand Everton a thrilling 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in an electrifying Premier League encounter at Goodison Park on Sunday 1-9-2019. Wolves gifted the home side the opening goal in the fifth minute, a defensive mix-up


Halep’s horrors abound in Flushing Meadows

While the second-round match between Simona Halep and qualifier Taylor Townsend had no shortage of surprises and thrills, the outcome was all too familiar for the Romanian fourth seed - heartbreak, once again, at the US Open. Coming fresh off her second Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon last month, H


Force 8 Chelsea clinches English Premier League

LONDON (Agencies) - Chelsea crushed Wigan Athletic 8-0 on Sunday to clinch the English Premier League title with 86 points, one ahead of outgoing champions Manchester United who beat Stoke City 4-0 on the final day of the campaign. As well as denying United what would have been an unprecedented fou


Blue or red for England's top prize

Final day twists in the race for the English Premier League title are extremely rare but Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson knows from his experience that strange things can sometimes happen under pressure. A few days after the British electorate chooses between the blue, red - or yellow - par


Muslim, German, female – and a sports star

By André Tucic - BONN, Germany Fatmire Bajramaj is the carefree young face of women's football in Germany. A Muslim Kosovan, her eventful life story recalls the hit English film Bend it like Beckham, in which a girl footballer strikes out against ethnic prejudices and her family's reservati


US stuns Canada in Olympic ice-hockey clash

Flamboyant skier Bode Miller and rock-steady ice hockey goaltender Ryan Miller allowed the United States to seize control of Super Sunday at the Winter Olympics. American dominance of the pistes continued with Bode Miller surging to the men's super-combined gold before the US stunned hosts Canada 5


Emirates airline in $82 mln AC Milan shirt deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates Airlines said on Friday it had signed a four-year $82 million (60 million euro) shirt sponsorship deal with Italian football team AC Milan. The Arab world's largest airline, which also sponsors English club Arsenal's stadium in London, will replace Austrian online


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