Saudi superstar wrestler Mansoor signs with WWE RAW

Saudi superstar Mansoor has signed up to WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) RAW brand in one of the biggest steps of his career. The 25-year-old’s move was announced in a segment of this week’s show, with Mansoor going on to face Irishman Sheamus in his first official match a


Japan says Olympics must not burden medical systems

TOKYO: The Olympics must not be a burden on medical systems, Japan’s chief government spokesman said on Friday, amid worries that daily athlete testing will tax health resources already stressed in fighting a rebound of COVID-19 cases. The Games will be held in a manner that makes ever


Abu Dhabi to hold 15th FINA World Swimming Championships in December

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) has announced that the UAE capital will host the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) for the first time in the competition’s history in December. Involving 44 different swimming events, the 15th edition of the tournament will be held at the state-of-t


Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital after surgery

Tiger Woods was moved to another Los Angeles hospital on Thursday after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash.   Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre said Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre for “continuing orthopaedic care and recovery.&r


David Horsey surprises himself with record-equalling 61 at Saudi International

David Horsey conceded his course record-equalling 61 during the first round at the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers came as a total shock. The Englishman was part of the morning wave at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club to take advantage of favourable scoring condition


Thomas Detry grabs halfway lead at Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Thomas Detry holds the halfway lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after posting a second successive 67 on Friday, although 17 players lie within four shots of the summit. The Belgian, yet to win on the European Tour, posted another bogey-free round to top the leaderboard at Emirates Golf Club


Canceling the friendly match between Egypt and Brazil in preparation for the Handball World Cup

The friendly Egypt-Brazil match, which was scheduled for next Saturday night, in preparation for the 27th edition of the Handball World Cup "Egypt 2021" has been canceled. The Brazil national team apologized for arriving tomorrow in Cairo to face the "Pharaohs" team amicably, due to flight condit


Golf legend Greg Norman in hospital with coronavirus after father-son tourney

Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman shared photos on social media Friday suggesting he has been hospitalized with COVID-19.The 65-year-old Australian posted a video on Instagram on Thursday night saying he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms, then posted photos Friday showing himself in a hospital be


Bryson’s seven and Tiger’s 10: Golf talking points of 2020

HONG KONG: In a year dominated by the coronavirus off the course and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson on it, here are some of golf’s talking points of 2020: After Bryson DeChambeau, bulked up by protein shakes and weightlifting during lockdown, blasted 350 yard-plus drives to dismantle the f


Turkish wrestler bags silver medal in World Cup

Turkish wrestler Muhammet Nuri Kotanoglu claimed silver in the men’s 79 kg freestyle in the Individual World Cup on Friday. Kotanoglu lost to his Russian opponent Akhmed Usmanov 11-0 in the final. Meanwhile, another Turkish wrestler Osman Gocen won bronze in the men’s 86 kg freestyle


Ace lifts Olson to US Women’s Open first round lead

American Amy Olson, buoyed by a hole-in-one, grabbed a one-stroke lead in the first round of the US Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. The 68th-ranked Olson, who is in search of not only her first major title but her first LPGA crown, fired a four-under par 6


Perez takes first round lead at DP World Tour Championship

Perez takes first round lead at DP World Tour Championship Dubai: Victor Perez shot a five under par 67 to take a one-shot lead at the opening round of the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday. While Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, past champion Matthew Fitzpatrick and South Africa’s E


Rozner shoots 64, wins in Dubai for 1st European Tour title

France’s Antoine Rozner powered to a two-shot victory at the Golf in Dubai Championship on Saturday to claim his first European Tour title. The 27-year-old started the final round four strokes adrift of Englishman Andy Sullivan, but carded an eight-under 64 to finish the event on a winning


Andy Sullivan keeps nose in front at the Golf in Dubai Championship

Andy Sullivan produced another solid round to stretch his lead at the top of the Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World to three strokes on Thursday. The Englishman followed up his course record 61 on the opening day to finish with six-under-par 66 for a midway score of 17-und


18 Percent of Olympic Tickets Sold in Japan to Be Refunded

About 18 percent of tickets sold in Japan for next year's coronavirus-postponed Olympics will be refunded, Tokyo 2020 organizers said Thursday, with over 3.6 million seats still reserved domestically for the Games. A three-week refund window for domestic tickets closed November 30, and organizers


13 Turkish wrestlers contract COVID-19

As many as 15 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Turkey's Greco-Roman wrestling team, the Turkish Wrestling Federation announced on Thursday. Among those who tested positive are 13 wrestlers, a trainer and a psychologist. The federation said isolation and treatment for the infected has beg


Swimming: Dressel sets 2 short-course world records

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel set two short-course world records in the International Swimming League on Saturday. Dressel, 24, came first with 47.78 seconds in the men's 100-meter butterfly in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. South African Chad le Clos was the previous world record holder in


Ukraine's Novikov wins World's Strongest Man title

Ukrainian athlete Oleksii Novikov won the 2020 World's Strongest Man title, local media reported on Monday. According to Ukrinform news agency, the 24-year-old athlete won this year's title in Sunday's competition held in US' Florida, lifting a 537.5-kilogram (1,185 pounds) bar in the partial dea




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