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Fowler wary despite McIlroy’s absence
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship will miss World No.2 Rory McIlroy, who withdrew due to a rib injury on Monday, but that is not likely to make the path any easier for Rickie Fowler who defends the Falcon Trophy, when the tournament gets underway on Thursday. “It’s a bummer that Rory is not going to be able to play this week. But the biggest thing is for him to take care of himself and make sure
Ilyas hits 56 as Oman post first Desert T20 win
DUBAI: Oman and Afghanistan clinched victories over Hong Kong and the UAE respectively on the third day of the Desert T20 Challenge tournament, on Monday, in matches played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. A combined effort with the ball followed by Aqib Ilyas’s breezy half-century led Oman to a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Hong Kong. This was Oman’s first win of the tournament. After asking Hong Kong to bat, Bilal
Pitch performance will count, says Boli
ABU DHABI: Livewire forward Yannick Boli has completed his transfer to UAE powerhouse Al Ain from Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala. Al Ain are currently second in this season’s UAE Pro League standings, and in the midst of preparing for their latest AFC Champions League campaign which is set to start next month. The French-born Ivorian made his professional debut for Paris Saint-Germain in 2005, before moving to Nimes Olympique in 2010
DSA drivers set for Dubai O-Plate test
DUBAI: Five junior drivers from the Daman Speed Academy (DSA) will be participating in the 4th edition of the Dubai O-Plate Championship this coming weekend, from Jan.20-21. The drivers will be competing against some of the best local and international talent at the two-day event. Leading the challenge in the Senior Rotax Max category will be Amna Al Qubaisi while sister Hamda will be in action in the Junior Max class. Ali Al
Sealine Tuskers beat Singha CC by 11 runs
SHARJAH: Ashwaq Ahmed and Zeeshan Mushtaq cracked important half centuries to guide Sealine Tuskers to a close 11-run victory over Singha CC in the 24th Sharjah Invitation T20 Tournament. The tournament is organised by Sharjah Cricket Council. In fact none of the other batsmen after Ahmed and Mushtaq clicked with the bat making their partnership the most important for Sealine Tuskers victory. Put in to bat first, Sealine Tuskers
Kaymer, Els to headline Qatar Masters
DOHA: Two-time Major champion Martin Kaymer will compete at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for the first time since 2014 when the long-standing European Tour event celebrates its 20th edition from Jan.26-29. Four-time Major winner Ernie Els, former Open Champion Paul Lawrie and Thomas Bjorn, recently appointed Europe’s Captain for The 2018 Ryder Cup, will also compete at Doha Golf Club, where all three have lifted the Mother
Sharjah’s new strategy fillip for women’s sports
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is a shining example of the emirate’s new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation aims to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen in regional and global arenas, besides empowering and enabling them to take part in international sporting events. The new strategy is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh
Anderson to play exhibition match in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. 34-year old Anderson — who returned to England’s Test team for the recent tour of India — will be joined in Abu Dhabi by two other legends of the sport: Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis. Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, has already
Bollywood actor Salman Khan acquitted in Arms Act case
JODHPUR: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a c..
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Tennis: Wawrinka recovers poise with classy win
MELBOURNE: Stan Wawrinka got his Australian Open campaign back on trac..
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China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts
BEIJING: China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing..
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Czech fugitive wanted for spreading HIV held in Thailand
BANGKOK: A Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreadi..
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'Japan will work to minimise Brexit impact on Japan firms'
TOKYO: Japan will work with Britain and the European Union to minimise..
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Zuckerberg denies stealing Oculus technology
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Gigi Hadid sparks engagement speculations
LOS ANGELES: Model Gigi Hadid has sparked speculations that she may ha..
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Australia on the defensive offers hope of new MH370 hunt
MELBOURNE: Australia’s transport minister Wednesday defended the suspe..
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Trump team takes out inaugural ads on social media
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Australia names first indigenous minister
SYDNEY: Australia on Wednesday appointed its first indigenous minister..
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