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UAE-backed Moto3 team in 2nd podium finish of the season

Monday, 21 May 2018

Bester Capital Dubai Moto3 Racing Team, which happens to be the only UAE-backed team, finished on the podium second time this season at the French moto3 GP on Sunday.Marcos Ramirez ended up as a winners for the second race in a row after a last-corner high side from Marco Bezzecchi and second left poleman Jorge Martin crashed out, giving Andrea Migno the second place.With his second victory in the French Grand Prix Bester Capital Moto3 rider Ramírez has registered a strong start to the ...

Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

Monday, 21 May 2018

Rafa Nadal returned to the top of the world rankings on Monday after winning his eighth Italian Open title at the weekend to confirm once more his status as the king of the clay court. Sunday’s 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory over German Alexander Zverev on the Rome dirt ensured the 31-year-old would leapfrog Roger Federer and become world number one for a sixth time ahead of the French Open. If the rankings were based solely on claycourt play, however, the Spaniard would ...

Saudi Arabia announces financial support for clubs, referees and players

Monday, 21 May 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced unprecedented financial support to all Saudi clubs as well as players of the kingdom’s national team headed for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. In addition to those, the crown prince has announced additional financial support that would go toward the referees and referee development program. “We have received the Crown Prince's blessing to attract international referees to the Saudi competitions next ...

Champions Barca bid Iniesta farewell after beating Sociedad

Monday, 21 May 2018

La Liga champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday thanks to a sensational distance strike from Philippe Coutinho as the Nou Camp paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta. Coutinho drifted inside from the left and held off two defenders outside the area before rattling the ball in off the far post with a venomous shot, breaking the deadlock in the 57th minute. The league’s top scorer Lionel ...

Nadal wins eighth Rome Masters title after stunning comeback

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback. German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum. Top seed Nadal recovered from an early break in the third set after a 50-minute rain delay,  racing away with the last five games to secure a 32nd Masters title and ensure a return to the world number one spot, reclaiming it  from ...

Fancied Bangalore pay price for brittle middle order

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Individual brilliance notwithstanding, cricket remains a team sport and the fancied Royal Challengers Bangalore discovered that the hard way as they exited the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoff race after yet another middle-order meltdown. Bangalore fans probably took a playoff berth for granted when the two-time runners-up managed to retain two of the biggest names in contemporary cricket, along with middle order prospect Sarfaraz Khan, in January. Skipper Virat Kohli’s 530 runs in 14 ...

Svitolina dominates Halep to defend Italian Open crown

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Italian Open title on Sunday with a dominant 6-0 6-4 victory over an out-of-sorts Simona Halep. World number one Halep came through a tough three-set semi-final against Maria Sharapova on Saturday and was well off the pace, failing to coax even a single break point opportunity the entire match. “It’s amazing that I could come and defend my title here. It’s really something very special for me,” Svitolina said after ...

Ozil, Gundogan meet German president over Erdogan photo row

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Two German internationals of Turkish heritage met Germany’s head of state and soccer bosses on Saturday, in a bid to defuse a political row after they were pictured with Turkey’s president. The photos, taken in London on Sunday and published by the ruling AK Party, show Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan beaming next to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and giving him shirts from their English clubs - Arsenal and Manchester City. Gundogan’s shirt had &ldquo ...

Mourinho on defensive as Man United fluff shot at salvation

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Jose Mourinho had a gilt-edged chance to end a season spent in Pep Guardiola’s shadow with a statement FA Cup final win on Saturday but ended up explaining away a limp display that will invite more criticism from the Old Trafford faithful. Favourites against a Chelsea side who finished fifth in the Premier League and who look poised to part company with manager Antonio Conte, United only released the handbrake when it was too late and lost 1-0 at Wembley. Although ...

Rampant Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Italian Open final

Saturday, 19 May 2018

A rampant Rafa Nadal turned on the style to beat his old rival and former world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 6-3 in Rome on Saturday, reaching his first Italian Open final since 2014. The meeting, an open-era record 51st been the two adversaries, was played out in typically thrilling fashion, with Djokovic putting in his best performance since returning from a long-term elbow injury. “Playing against him is always a big challenge,” Nadal said. “He played well, and ...

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