Ten Hag Says Gap Between Man Utd and Man City ‘Not That Big’ 

Sports Manager of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag (L) gestures as manager of Manchester City Josep Guardiola (R) looks on during the English Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United, in Manchester, Britain, 03 March 2024. (EPA)

Ten Hag Says Gap Between Man Utd and Man City ‘Not That Big’ 

Manchester United fell 18 points behind Manchester City following their 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday but United manager Erik ten Hag said there…

Sports Football - Premier League - Brentford v Chelsea - Brentford Community Stadium, London, Britain - March 2, 2024 Brentford's Yoane Wissa scores their second goal. (Reuters)

African Players in Europe: Wissa Wonder Goal for Brentford 

A stunning goal by Democratic Republic of Congo forward Yoane Wissa helped Premier League strugglers Brentford draw 2-2 with Chelsea in a London derby at the…

Sports Rafael Nadal speaks onstage during The Netflix Slam media availability event at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on March 02, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images/AFP)

Rafael Nadal Shows No Sign of Problems with Injured Hip in Exhibition Loss to Carlos Alcaraz 

There has been plenty of mystery around Rafael Nadal and his health because he has played just 12 official matches since the 2022 US Open. The 22-time…

Sports Formula One F1 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - March 2, 2024 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner in the garage during the race. (Reuters)

Jos Verstappen: Red Bull F1 Team Will ‘Explode’ if Christian Horner Stays as Team Principal 

The Red Bull Formula 1 team will “explode” if Christian Horner stays on as team principal, according to Jos Verstappen, the father of three-time champion Max…

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Hasnaa Al-Najm Clinches Double Gold for Saudi Arabia at Dubai 2024 Para Powerlifting World Cup

Paralympic powerlifter Hasnaa Al-Najm clinched two gold medals in the Women's up to 73kg category at the 2024 Para Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai, United Arab…

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Sports Germany's Daniel Altmaier celebrates victory over Germany's Alexander Zverev during the Mexico ATP Open 500 men's round of 32 tennis match at Arena GNP Seguros in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico on February 27, 2024. (AFP)

Altmaier Stuns Zverev and Moves on to Second Round of Mexican Open 

Daniel Altmaier pulled off a major upset on Tuesday, beating top seeded Alexander Zverev in a battle of German players to qualify for the second round of the…

Sports U-23 Korean national team head coach Hwang Sun-hong speaks at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Oct. 8, 2023. (Kim Geun-soo/Newsis via AP)

South Korea Replaces Klinsmann with Asian Games-winning Coach Hwang

Jurgen Klinsmann's successor as South Korea coach is former international Hwang Sun-hong. Hwang will take temporary charge of the team for at least two 2026…

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Sports Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - February 24, 2024 Manchester City's Jack Grealish during the warm up before the match. (Reuters)

Man City’s Grealish Must Hit the Ground Running After Injury Return, Says Guardiola 

Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish must quickly find his rhythm upon his return from injury to force his way back into the Premier League club's starting…

Sports Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after beating Denis Shapovalov of Canada during a match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Andy Murray Hints Heading Into ‘Last Few Months' of his Career after Dubai Win

Andy Murray hinted he is heading into the “last few months” of his career after rallying past Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 at the Dubai Championships for…

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Sports Muhammad Majrashi took the bronze medal in the Elimination Race, as part of the Asian Field & Track Championships 2024. SPA

Saudi Arabia Makes History as Majrashi Wins Bronze at Asian Field & Track

The Saudi youth cycling team won its first bronze medal in Asian history after Muhammad Majrashi clinched it in the Elimination Race, as part of the Asian…

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Sports The Saudi "SnowBlast KSA" activities began at the Kingdom Arena on the northern outskirts of Riyadh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Riyadh Season Launches Its First 'Saudi Snow Blast' Activities

As part of the Riyadh Season activities, the Saudi "SnowBlast KSA" activities began at the Kingdom Arena on the northern outskirts of Riyadh, SPA said on…

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Sports Chelsea's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures on the touchline during the English League Cup final football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley stadium, in London, on February 25, 2024. (AFP)

Chelsea Looks to Respond to Neville’s ‘Bottle Jobs’ Taunt by Staying on Course in FA Cup 

Chelsea's underperforming players were described by one leading British soccer pundit as “billion-pound bottle jobs” after their loss in the English League Cup…

Sports Real Madrid's Luka Modric (C) celebrates with his teammtaes after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Spanish LaLiga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC in Madrid, Spain, 25 February 2024. (EPA)

Luka Modric Comes off the Bench to Give Spanish Leader Real Madrid 1-0 Win Over Sevilla 

Luka Modric leapt atop the advertising board, pumped his arms and joined the collective roar of the Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Real Madrid star, who…

Sports UAE Tour winner Lennert Van Eetvelt only turned professional last year © Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

Belgian Van Eetvelt Hits the Heights to Claim UAE Tour

Belgium's Lennert Van Eetvelt produced a dramatic summit finish on Jebel Hafeet to claim the final stage and overall victory in the UAE Tour on Sunday. The…

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Sports A general view of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Riyadh Will be a Stop for Global Champions Arabians Tour 2024

Riyadh is set to host one of the legs of the Global Champions Arabians Tour (GCAT) in 2024, joining a series of events held across various countries throughout…

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Sports Liverpool’s captain Virgil van Dijk and head coach Jurgen Klopp and teammates celebrate after winning the EFL Carabao Cup final match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, 25 February 2024.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

Liverpool Beats Chelsea 1-0 to Win the English League Cup

Virgil van Dijk headed Liverpool to a record-extending 10th English League Cup trophy by securing a 1-0 win against Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday. The center…

Sports Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz crowned Sharaf Al-Hariri, owner of the horse “Senor Buscador,” winner of the “Saudi Cup” at the King Abdulaziz Equestrian Arena in Riyadh (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Senor Buscador Secures ‘Saudi Cup’ Victory, Defending Home Turf

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, acting on behalf of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has crowned America’s Senor Buscador as the winner of the 5th edition of…

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Sports Champion: Russia's Karen Khachanov celebrates © KARIM JAAFAR / AFP

Khachanov Ends Mensik's Dream Qatar Run to Clinch Sixth Title

Karen Khachanov ended Jakub Mensik's bid to become the 10th youngest ATP champion with a straight sets win in the Qatar Open final on Saturday. The 17th…

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Sports The peloton leaving Al Dhafra Walk on the 141km desert run to Liwa © Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

Merlier Beats Sprint Rivals for Third UAE Tour Stage Win

Tim Merlier burst past a clutch of top sprinters to secure his third win of the UAE Tour on Saturday, winning the sixth and penultimate stage by a convincing…

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Sports Jasmine Paolini of Italy celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis WTA Championships 2024 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2024.  EPA/ALI HAIDER

Paolini Defeats Kalinskaya in Comeback Victory for Dubai Title

Jasmine Paolini earned her biggest title by defeating Anna Kalinskaya 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday. Paolini fought back from a…

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Sports Discussions at the PRIORITY Summit, organized by the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute in Miami, focused on the second day on investment in sports

FII PRIORITY Summit in Miami Discusses Investment in Sports

Sessions, discussions and dialogues at the PRIORITY Summit, organized by the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute in Miami, focused on the second day…

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Sports Marcus Rashford of Manchester United reacts after Fulham’s second goal during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC, in Manchester, Britain, 24 February 2024. (EPA)

New Era at Man United Begins with Home Loss to Fulham

The new era at Manchester United got off to a disappointing start as the team lost ground in the race for Champions League qualification with a 2-1 home loss…

Sports  Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring the opening goal the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. (AP)

Leverkusen Extends Bundesliga Lead To 11 Points and Sets German 33-Game Unbeaten Record

Granit Xhaka scored his first goal for Bayer Leverkusen as the Bundesliga leader defeated Mainz 2-1 on Friday and set a German record of 33 games unbeaten…

Sports Bologna's Giovanni Fabbian celebrates the victory at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match Bologna FC vs Hellas Verona FC at Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, 23 February 2024. (EPA)

Bologna Beats Verona in Serie A for Best Winning Streak since 1967

Bologna beat Verona 2-0 at home and moved into fourth place in Serie A on Friday. Bologna’s fifth in a row earned its best winning run since 1967. …

Sports Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the English Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Luton Town FC, in Liverpool, Britain, 21 February 2024. (EPA)

League Cup Trophy a Part of Final Chapter with Liverpool, Says Klopp

Winning the League Cup would be a crucial addition to the final segment of a memoir with Liverpool, the soon-to-depart manager Juergen Klopp said before his…

Sports Cameron Norrie of Britain in action against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia during a match in the Rio de Janeiro Tennis Open at Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 February 2024. (EPA)

Defending Champion Norrie Beats Seyboth Wild to Reach Rio Open Semifinals

Defending champion Cameron Norrie beat Brazil's Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Rio Open. The second-seeded…

Sports The IOC banned the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in October for recognizing regional Olympic councils for Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine - Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. (AP)

Russia Loses Appeal Against IOC Ban 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday it has dismissed an appeal from Russia against an International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspension for…

Sports 22 February 2024, North Rhine-Westphalia, Leverkusen: Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso attends a press conference ahead of Friday's Bundesliga soccer match against 1. FSV Mainz 05. (dpa)

In-Demand Coach Alonso Says Speculation over His Future Won’t Distract Leverkusen 

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso has denied the speculation over his future is a distraction for the Bundesliga leaders after Bayern Munich announced coach…

Sports Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos jogs during the UEFA Euro 2020 round of 16 football match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on June 29, 2021. (AFP)

Real Madrid Midfielder Kroos Agrees to Play for Germany Ahead of Home Euro 2024 

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has agreed to play for Germany again after a request from coach Julian Nagelsmann ahead of the home European Championship. …