Mounir Lazzez paving a path for generation of Arab MMA fighters

When three weeks ago Mounir Lazzez received a call inviting him to take part in UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, his instant reaction was a mixture of joy and pride. He would also no doubt have allowed himself a smile of self-satisfaction as, during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Tunisian fighter had dil

Avalanche send Bruins to 1st home regulation loss

Los Angeles - Ian Cole scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period as the Colorado Avalanche handed the Boston Bruins their first regulation home loss of the season, 4-1, on Saturday 12-7-2019.Valeri Nichushkin, Andre Burakovsky and Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and Joonas Donskoi

Lions fined $110K for mishandling Stafford injury status

Los Angeles - The Detroit Lions organisation was fined $110,000 on Saturday for how it handled the injury designation of quarterback Matthew Stafford before a November 10 game against the Chicago Bears.The breakdown of fines included $75,000 as an organisation, $25,000 to coach Matt Patricia and $10

Kolisi is more popular than me, jokes Ramaphosa as 'Boks start tour

The World Cup-winning Springboks began their homecoming tour on Thursday as thousands of people cheered them in Pretoria and President Cyril Ramaphosa joked he was less popular than captain Siya Kolisi.  The Springboks' 32-12 victory against England in Japan has been greeted with joy in Sout

Ahmed Raza confident he can steer UAE through troubled waters at T20 World Cup Qualifier

  Ahmed Raza says he is confident he can steer the UAE through their ongoing malaise after being restored to the captaincy at late notice ahead of the T20 World Cup Qualifier.The national team will start their bid for a place at next year’s main event in Australia when they face Oman a

Brigid Kosgei breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon world record

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.Kosgei broke the mark of 2:15:25 set by Radcliffe in the London Marathon on April 13, 2003 as she won in Chicago for the second straight yea

Eliud Kipchoge makes history as first person to run sub two-hour marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge said he has proved "no human is limited" after becoming the first person to run a marathon in under two hours on Saturday.With an unofficial time of one hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds, the Olympic champion succeeded in his historic bid in the specially-arranged Ineos 1:59 Ch

Vijender Singh to fight in Dubai on Nov. 22

  After a winning start in the American professional circuit, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will next be seen in action in Dubai on November 22 against a yet-to-be-finalised opponent.Vijender (11-0, 8 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record on a card promoted by Round 10 Boxing and

Giants appreciated how Clayton Kershaw handled Madison Bumgarner's moment

SAN FRANCISCO - The moment was so perfect that it appeared it had to have been planned beforehand. Bruce Bochy was looking for one last opportunity to get Madison Bumgarner into a Giants game, having decided not to start him Sunday, and when he looked up in the fifth, there was Clayton Kershaw jogg

Bill Belichick defends Jonathan Jones hit on Josh Allen: 'Jon did what we’ve coached him to do'

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick sees no issue with the hit that knocked out Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on Sunday. Belichick defended Pats cornerback Jonathan Jones on Monday, saying Jones was coached to tackle that way, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston. Belichick

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

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

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