Israeli Football Facing Palestinian Calls for Action by FIFA

Sports FILE PHOTO: The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File Photo

Israeli Football Facing Palestinian Calls for Action by FIFA

Calls for action against Israel in international football because of the conflict with Hamas will be stepped up by Palestinian officials at the annual FIFA…

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Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal gestures as he leaves the court after losing against Australia's Alex De Minaur during the ATP Barcelona Open "Conde de Godo" tennis tournament singles match at the Real Club de Tenis in Barcelona, on April 17, 2024. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)

Nadal Loses to De Minaur in 2nd Round at Barcelona

Rafael Nadal's first tournament since January lasted only two matches with the Spaniard losing 7-5, 6-1 to Alex de Minaur at the clay-court Barcelona Open on…

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Sports Roma's head coach Daniele De Rossi, center, celebrates at the end of the Europa League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between AC Milan and Roma at the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

De Rossi's Contract at Roma is Extended Just 3 Months after Replacing Mourinho

Daniele De Rossi’s contract at Roma has been extended after just three months on the job, club owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin announced Thursday. “After meeting…

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Sports Formula One F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China - April 18, 2024 Sauber's Guanyu Zhou during a press conference ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix REUTERS/Edgar Su

Zhou Guanyu Will Be a Star Regardless of Who Wins Chinese Formula 1 Race

Formula 1 returns to China this weekend after a five-year absence. And no matter who wins on Sunday, the star locally will be China-born driver Zhou Guanyu…

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Saudi Arabia’s AlUla Gears Up for 1st World Championship for Int’l Camel Endurance in May

AlUla is gearing up to host the First World Championship for International Camel Endurance on May 4, offering an impressive prize pool exceeding SAR2 million. …

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Sports 16 April 2024, Spain, Barcelona: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates a point against Italian Flavio Cobolli during their men's round of 64 tennis match of the Barcelona Open Tennis "ATP 500 tournament". (dpa)

Nadal Stays in Control to Make Winning Return in Barcelona 

Rafa Nadal said it was a challenge to hold himself back on his return to the ATP Tour after three months on the sidelines, but the fiercely competitive…

Sports Coco Gauff of the USA attends a press conference at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (dpa via AP)

Gauff Keen to End Claycourt Trophy Drought Ahead of French Open 

World number three Coco Gauff is full of optimism heading into the claycourt season as she targets a first French Open crown but the American said her…

Sports A national team jacket is pictured during a press conference unveiling Japan's uniform for the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo on April 17, 2024. (AFP)

How Green Are Your Trainers? Team Japan Kits to Have Carbon Footprint Labels 

Japanese Olympians stepping up to the podium in Paris will have more than a medal to be proud of this summer: the carbon footprint of their eco-friendly team…

Sports Dortmund's Marcel Sabitzer, right, celebrates in front of supporters after scoring the decisive goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid at the Signal-Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP)

Dortmund Digs Deep to Beat Atlético and Reach Champions League Semis with 5-4 Aggregate Win 

Marcel Sabitzer scored late and set up two goals to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League semifinals with a helter-skelter 4-2 win over Atlético…

Sports FILE PHOTO: Paris 2024 Olympics Medal Preview - Chaumet, Paris, France - February 1, 2024 A Paris 2024 Olympic Games gold medal is seen on display at Chaumet jewelry REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo/File Photo

US, China Are Expected to Win the Most Medals at Paris Olympics

The United States and China are expected to finish 1-2 in the gold and the overall medal counts at the Paris Olympics, which open in 100 days. The United…

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Sports Riyadh Season and the prestigious World Boxing Council (WBC) announced a partnership on Monday. (SPA)

Riyadh Season Partners with World Boxing Council

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Advisor Turki bin Abdulmohsen Alalshikh announced on Monday a partnership…

Sports First Saudi Professional Golfer Ready for PIF Saudi Open

First Saudi Professional Golfer Ready for PIF Saudi Open

First Saudi Professional Golfer Othman Almulla said he is ready to participate in the 2024 Saudi Open, presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which…

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Sports 28 October 2023, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority, Counselor Turki Al-Sheikh (L), presents the belt of the Riyadh season to the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury (2nd R), after defeating his competitor, heavyweight mixed martial arts champion Francis Ngannou in the Kingdom Arena, as part of the opening activities of the fourth edition of the Riyadh Season. (FILE/Saudi Press Agency)

Turki Al Al-Sheikh Announces Names of World Champions Participating in Global Boxing Match

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), Advisor Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh, has announced the lineup for…

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Sports Equestrians Gear Up with First Training Session ahead of 2024 FEI World Cup Finals

Equestrians Gear Up with First Training Session ahead of 2024 FEI World Cup Finals

In anticipation of the FEI Jumping and Dressage World Cup Finals 2024, riders from around the globe, including the top six show jumpers in the world rankings,…

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Sports Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal takes part during a training session ahead of the ATO Barcelona Open tennis tournament in Barcelona, Spain, 10 April 2024. (EPA)

Nadal Still the Ultimate Test on Clay, Says Tsitsipas 

Rafa Nadal could return to action this week in Barcelona and play just his second event of an injury-hit season and while the Spaniard lacks match practice…

Sports Real Madrid's Aurelien Tchouameni celebrates winning the Spanish LaLiga soccer match between RCD Mallorca and Real Madrid, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 13 April 2024. (EPA)

Mallorca Investigating Alleged Racist Gesture Towards Real’s Tchouameni 

Mallorca are working with the police to investigate an alleged racist gesture made during a 1-0 home defeat by Real Madrid on Saturday, the LaLiga club said. …

Sports Liverpool's Scottish defender #26 Andrew Robertson runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on April 14, 2024. (AFP)

Liverpool Must Be Perfect in Run-In, Robertson Says 

Liverpool cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to keep their title hopes alive, defender Andy Robertson said after Sunday's 1-0 Premier League home…

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Sports Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Luton Town - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - April 13, 2024 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne with manager Pep Guardiola after being substituted. (Reuters)

Man City Players Enjoy the Pressure, Says Guardiola 

Manchester City thrive on the pressure of playing when everything is on the line, manager Pep Guardiola said, as last season's treble winners continue their…

Sports This photograph taken on April 9, 2024 shows the sun going down above the Eiffel Tower and the Seine river in Paris. (AFP)

France Has Plan B to River Seine Olympics Opening if Security Requires 

France has prepared alternatives to holding the July 26 Olympics opening ceremony on the river Seine should security reasons require, President Emmanuel Macron…

Sports  Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze celebrates with Crystal Palace's Tyrick Mitchell after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 14, 2024. (AP)

Eze and Palace Deal Liverpool Big Blow to Title Chances with 1-0 Victory

Liverpool's quest for a Premier League title in manager Juergen Klopp's final season with the team suffered a huge blow with a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at…

Sports  Paris Saint-Germain's French forward #07 Kylian Mbappe reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and FC Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 10, 2024. (AFP)

All to Play for in Champions League Quarterfinals as Mbappe Looks to Rekindle Form for PSG

Eighteen goals. Talking points aplenty. And, crucially, all four matchups are still very much alive. The Champions League quarterfinals are certainly living…

Sports Jessica Pegula of the United States walks off the court after her match against Daria Kasatkina during the semifinal match on Day 6 of the WTA 500 Credit One Charleston Open 2024 at Credit One Stadium on April 06, 2024 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Getty Images/AFP)

Jessica Pegula Powers US Past Belgium to Billie Jean King Cup Finals

The United States earned a berth in the Billie Jean King Cup final rounds Saturday, as Jessica Pegula and pairs Caroline Dolehide and Taylor Townsend powered…

Sports Manchester United's Portuguese defender #20 Diogo Dalot chases the ball during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on April 13, 2024. (AFP)

Man Utd Must Step up for FA Cup, Says Dalot

Manchester United cannot afford the errors they have made in their recent Premier League fixtures if they want to win the FA Cup, defender Diogo Dalot said…

Sports Lowa basketball star Caitlin Clark drove viewership of the women’s national championship game to a record 18.9 million - AFP

The Sports Business Is Growing Faster, Attracting More Money, than Anyone Imagined

Every facet of our society—business, politics, entertainment—has its own calendar, marked by matters such as earnings seasons, elections, and the Oscars, in…

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Sports Virgil van Dijk has demanded an immediate reaction from Liverpool after a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta - AFP

Liverpool Need to 'Switch Back On' After Europa League Flop, Says Van Dijk

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk said the Reds must react immediately to a Europa League humbling by Atalanta if they are to keep alive their hopes of winning…

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Sports This season, Arsenal have conceded the fewest goals, and scored the most, and are top with seven games to play - Reuters

Mikel Arteta’s Focus on Defensive Solidity Could Pay Dividends for Arsenal

For the past four seasons the team with the best – or joint-best – defensive record have won the Premier League. This season, Arsenal have conceded the fewest…

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Sports Three Stripes and Out…but Good Can Come from Germany Parting Ways With Adidas

Three Stripes and Out…but Good Can Come from Germany Parting Ways With Adidas

The partnership between Adidas and German football has been a commercial and sporting success for both sides for decades. It is a shared history of advancement…

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Sports The 2024 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships at King Saud University's Arena Hall in Riyadh. SPA

Saudi Assistant Minister of Sport Inaugurates Junior, Cadet Fencing World Championships in Riyadh

Assistant Minister of Sport Abdul Ilah bin Saad Al-Dallak has inaugurated the 2024 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships at King Saud University's Arena…

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Sports  Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix race at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka, Mie prefecture on April 7, 2024. (AFP)

Australia to Hold 2025 F1 Season Opener Instead of Bahrain Due to Ramadan

The 2025 Australian Grand Prix will be the Formula One season-opener for the first time in six years instead of Bahrain after the sport's governing body (FIA)…