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New Para Jiu-Jitsu category at AD C’ship
ABU DHABI: Over 7000 Jiu-Jitsu competitors from 100 countries will descend in the Capital for the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, vying for world titles and a share of 3m prize money on offer. The ninth edition of the Championship which has a prize fund of Dh3 million will see the world’s elite fight it out for 360 medals which will be up for grabs at the IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, here over the two-week
 
 
NAS organising committee holds preparatory meeting
Dubai: The Organizing Committee of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament convened its third meeting at Dubai Sports Council’s premises to review preparations for the 5th edition of this pioneering tournament, to be organized during the Holy Month of Ramdan at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex. The tournament is arranged by DSC under the generous patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman
   
Omar bags gold on opening day of Fazza powerlifting
DUBAI: Jordan’s Omar Sami Hamadeh Qaradah won the first gold medal of the 8th Fazza World Para Powerlifting World Cup Dubai 2017 on offer in the Senior Men’s Under 49kg weight class on the opening day of competition at the Dubai Club for the Disabled on Monday. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and being
 
 
duFC football event reaches knockout stages
Dubai: 72 schools, streets and girls teams will battle it out in du Football Champions (duFC) knockout stages next weekend. The teams comprise the top 16 teams in UAE Schools Cup Boys U-16, U-14 and 32 Streets Cup Teams and 8 UAE Girls Challenge teams. The announcement was made following the final day of Dubai group stages at duFC, home of the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cups. The competition was heated as teams
   
UAE’s Al Ahli and Al Jazira go down fighting at ACL
Tashkent: Lokomotiv midfielder Salamat Kutibaev scored the second fastest goal in AFC Champions League history as the Uzbek side picked up their first points of the 2017 competition after a 2-0 win over visitors Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates at Lokomotiv Stadium in Group A on Monday. After suffering a 1-0 reversal to Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun on Matchday One, 2016 quarter-finalists Lokomotiv shook off the opening day
 
 
Al Wahda coach Aguirre eyes full points in home tie
ABU DHABI: Capital club Al Wahda enjoy home advantage and a full squad but coach Javier Aguirre is bracing for a tough duel when they face Iranian club Persepolis in 2017 AFC Champions League Group D match on Tuesday. “It will be a very tough game at home also because we are coming after a big defeat in Qatar. Now it is crucial for us to win these three points. We are playing at home against very good team, who are capable for
   
Grischuk, Maxime face off at FIDE Sharjah GP final
Sharjah: Alexander Grischuk of Russia beat erstwhile co-leader Shakriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to join Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France for the lead after the penultimate round of the 130,000 Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix at the Sharjah Chess Club. Grischuk, former World Championship semi-finalist and 3-time World blitz chess champion, used the Panov Botvinnik Attack against the Caro Kann Defense of Mamedyarov. The Russian gained
 
 
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