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Former Al-Ahli and Saudi national player becomes first Arab to coach Brazilian club
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Former Al-Ahli and Saudi national player becomes first Arab to coach Brazilian club

Yazeed Al-Rajhi claims narrow victory in Saudi Arabia's inaugural Rally Qassim 2019 BURAIDAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al-Rajhi overcame a five-minute time penalty that had pushed him down to second place to recover, set the second fastest time and confirm victory in Rally Qassim 2019, the second round of the Saudi Toyota Desert Rally…

Champion Marquez begins 2020  build-up  in Japan
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Champion Marquez begins 2020 build-up in Japan

Former Al-Ahli and Saudi national player becomes first Arab to coach Brazilian club Riyadh: Brazilian club Internacional de Minas has appointed the former Saudi Arabia national team player Mohammed Abdel Jawad as coach of the club’s youth team. This makes Abdel Jawad the first Arab coach to train a Brazilian club. Mohammed Abdel Jawad, born…

Dakar Rally stars gear up for ‘thrilling’ Saudi race challenge
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Dakar Rally stars gear up for ‘thrilling’ Saudi race challenge

RIYADH: Dakar Rally drivers are gearing up for a “thrilling and exciting” challenge when the world-famous desert race is staged in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year.The Kingdom will host the event from Jan. 5 to 17, 2020 with top racers from around the globe traveling thousands of kilometers through inhospitable terrain in…

Sarfaraz removed as Pakistan T20 and test captain
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Sarfaraz removed as Pakistan T20 and test captain

RIYADH: Dakar Rally drivers are gearing up for a “thrilling and exciting” challenge when the world-famous desert race is staged in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year.The Kingdom will host the event from Jan. 5 to 17, 2020 with top racers from around the globe traveling thousands of kilometers through inhospitable terrain in…

South Korea seeks punishment for North Korea over World Cup qualifier
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South Korea seeks punishment for North Korea over World Cup qualifier

RIYADH: Dakar Rally drivers are gearing up for a “thrilling and exciting” challenge when the world-famous desert race is staged in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year.The Kingdom will host the event from Jan. 5 to 17, 2020 with top racers from around the globe traveling thousands of kilometers through inhospitable terrain in…

Lebanon’s Nejmeh signs cooperation agreement with Arsenal
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Lebanon’s Nejmeh signs cooperation agreement with Arsenal

DHAKA: Racists must be “kicked out” of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday, as he pressed for a worldwide ban on spectators who abuse black footballers.Speaking days after England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was twice stopped because of chants targeting English players, Infantino insisted the world body would punish racism.“If there are racists…

Racists must be ‘kicked out’ of stadiums: FIFA boss
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Racists must be ‘kicked out’ of stadiums: FIFA boss

LONDON: Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club has signed a cooperation agreement with Premier League side Arsenal F.C. As part of the agreement, Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing. Nejmeh’s President Asaad Saccal instructed club director, Jamal Al-Jurdi, to follow up on the…

Bulgaria police make arrests over racist abuse at England match
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Bulgaria police make arrests over racist abuse at England match

LONDON: Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club has signed a cooperation agreement with Premier League side Arsenal F.C. As part of the agreement, Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing. Nejmeh’s President Asaad Saccal instructed club director, Jamal Al-Jurdi, to follow up on the…

Messi wins third straight Golden Shoe as top league-goal scorer
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Messi wins third straight Golden Shoe as top league-goal scorer

NEW YORK: From Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history. None of them ever had a hotter hand from behind the arc in a quarter than rookie Carsen Edwards on Tuesday night. Edwards made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the…

Edwards’ threes help send Celtics to perfect preseason
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Edwards’ threes help send Celtics to perfect preseason

NEW YORK: From Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history. None of them ever had a hotter hand from behind the arc in a quarter than rookie Carsen Edwards on Tuesday night. Edwards made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the…

German regional clubs probed after players mimic Turkish military salute
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German regional clubs probed after players mimic Turkish military salute

BARCELONA: Barcelona captain Leo Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe as the top scorer in the European leagues on Wednesday. Messi won the trophy for a third straight year after scoring 36 goals, three more than his closest challenger, Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain. Messi’s sons Thiago and Mateo, presented their father with the trophy…

CBF confirms: Saudi Arabia to host 2nd Brazil-Argentina clash
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CBF confirms: Saudi Arabia to host 2nd Brazil-Argentina clash

SOFIA: Bulgarian soccer chief Borislav Mihaylov resigned on Tuesday after fans taunted England’s black players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia, prompting match officials to halt the game twice.Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had called earlier for Mihaylov, a former goalkeeper and Bulgaria international, to go.The fallout from what…

Bulgarian soccer chief quits after racist chants mar England game
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Bulgarian soccer chief quits after racist chants mar England game

ZURICH: Football body FIFA on Tuesday said it may extend punishments globally after racist incidents, including monkey chants directed at black players, marred a match between Bulgaria and England.“FIFA may extend worldwide any sanctions that a Confederation or Member Association imposes for racist incidents, such as those which occurred in Sofia during the UEFA EURO…

FIFA may extend punishments globally after racism at Bulgaria-England match
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FIFA may extend punishments globally after racism at Bulgaria-England match

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s sports minister voiced support on Tuesday for national team players who saluted the country’s soldiers during their Euro 2020 match with France.Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu described the controversial goal celebration — in which players were seen as supporting Turkey’s current military operation in Syria — as a “nice salute.”France drew 1-1 with…

Top Saudi duo leads staggering entry for Rally Qassim 2019
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Top Saudi duo leads staggering entry for Rally Qassim 2019

MADRID: Sergio Ramos and Gerard Piqué were the pillar of Spain’s defense for years and were crucial to the team’s success over the last decade. The central defenders formed an uncontested duo that helped “La Roja” dominate world football, winning the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012. But since Piqué retired from…

Spain looking for a partner for Ramos in defense
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Spain looking for a partner for Ramos in defense

NEW YORK: Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it’s tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this year’s…

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason
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Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

NEW YORK: Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it’s tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this year’s…

Warm welcome for Saudi football team in Ramallah
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Warm welcome for Saudi football team in Ramallah

‘Biggest fight on the planet’ - Tickets go on sale for ‘Clash on the Dunes’ in Saudi Arabia RIYADH: Tickets for the biggest boxing bout on the planet – the Clash on the Dunes – between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, go on sale on Sunday night. The two are…

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