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Rohit smashes third ODI double ton in India’s big win

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to set up India’s comprehensive 141-run win against Sri Lanka in the second match of the series at Mohali on Wednesday. Leading the hosts in the absence of rested skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit laid waste to the Sri Lankan bowling with an unbeaten 208 off 153 deliveries to help India post 392 for four in their 50 overs. India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal then took three for 60 as the hosts restricted Sri Lanka to 251 ...

Egypt’s Al Ahly club invites six GCC players to play friendly against Atletico

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Egyptian giant football club, Al Ahly, has invited six GCC players to join its team during the friendly against Atletico Madrid, which would take place on December 30. The club’s president the African legend Mahmoud al-Khatib sent official invitation to Fahad Al Mouwalled (Ettihad, Saudi Arabia), Ahmed Khalil (Al Jazeera, UAE), Omar Abdulrahman (Al Ain, UAE), Ismaeel Matar (Al Wehda, UAE), Sayed Zia (Al Rifaa, Bahrain) and Ismaeel Abdulatif (Mharraq, Bahrain) to become part of the squad. ...

WATCH: Egyptian Salah named BBC African player of the year

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and almost single-handedly taking Egypt to their first World Cup finals since 1990, scoring five and setting up their other two goals in qualifying. Salah, the Premier League's top ...

PICTURES: Wives of Real Madrid players visit Sheikh Zayed mosque, wear abayas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

On the sidelines of Real Madrid’s participation in the Club World Cup, which is currently taking place in the UAE, some of the Spanish stars’ wives decided to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. They wore Gulf abayas during the visit and published pictures on their Instagram accounts.  UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus          

Gremio beat Pachuca 1-0 to reach Club World Cup final

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Brazilian side Gremio beat Mexico’s Pachuca 1-0 with a goal by winger Everton five minutes into extra time on Tuesday to book a place in the Club World Cup final. The 21-year-old Everton drifted inside from the left wing and hammered home a fierce strike that Pachuca goalkeeper Oscar Perez could do nothing to stop. The Porto Alegre side, who won the Intercontinental Cup - the forerunner to the tournament - in 1983 and 1995, will face the winners of Wednesday&rsquo ...

New Zealand wrap up Windies series with 240-run win

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

New Zealand’s bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep. Mitchell Santner took wickets on successive balls to end the tourists’ second innings on 203 for nine as they tried in vain to chase the 444 runs needed to secure an unlikely drawn series after New Zealand dominated the first test in ...

Mohamed Salah awarded BBC African Footballer of the Year

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool FC forward, won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award. Salah adds this award to his series of achievements after winning the 2017 African Footballer of the Year Award on Monday. Salah won the highest vote in the popular referendum on the official website ahead of Gabon's Pierre Emeric Obamyang, Guinea's Nabi Keita, Senegal's Sadio Mane and Niger's Victor Moses. "I'm very happy to win this award and winning a new prize always feels special," said Salah, ...

Cricket: Pakistan bans Jamshed for one year in corruption probe

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for a year for failing to co-operate with the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) regarding an investigation into corruption, the governing body said on Monday. Jamshed, who has played 48 one-day internationals for Pakistan, was suspended from all forms of cricket in February for violating the PCB's anti-corruption code. "Anti Corruption Tribunal has imposed one year ban on cricketer Nasir ...

Japanese police refer former sumo champion Harumafuji to prosecutors

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Police on Monday referred former sumo grand champion Harumafuji to prosecutors on suspicion of bodily injury to a junior wrestler, Japanese media reported, the latest development in an incident that has tainted the image of the national sport. Police in Tottori prefecture, southwest Japan, where the incident occurred in late October, recommended that Mongolian-born Harumafuji, 33, be charged, NHK public TV and Kyodo news agency reported. Tottori police could not ...

Three more Russian athletes file doping appeals

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday three more Russian athletes -- champion biathlete Olga Zaytseva and cross country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko -- have appealed against doping bans levied by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).The appeals by Zaytseva, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the other two athletes add to those lodged last week by 22 Russian athletes who had been banned for life by the IOC for doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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