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Diriyah E-Prix night race will be ‘historic’ occasion: Prince Khalid

It is exactly a year since WWE Super ShowDown drew thousands of Saudi wrestling fans to Mohammed Abdu Arena on Riyadh Boulevard, and many more on pay-per-view television across the world. Delighting the crowd was local favorite Mansoor, who defeated American grappler Dolph Ziggler, and WWE legend The Undertaker won the five-man Tuwaiq Trophy Gauntlet…

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AFC Champions League groups to kickoff amid virus threat

LONDON: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage is set to start in April, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in line, if necessary, to play host to multiple games as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) looks for ways to safely complete its flagship tournament in the middle of a global pandemic.…

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Drivers, start your engines: 8,000km Dakar Rally kicks off

JEDDAH: For the second year in a row, Dakar Rally drivers are set to cross 8,000 km of Saudi land in a race not for the faint-hearted.Saudi Arabia’s cities are set to receive over 300 drivers on bikes, quads, in cars, UTVs, trucks and this year’s newest category, classics vehicles. The race will begin and…

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Mike Tyson returns to ring with exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr.

BRIGHTON: Jurgen Klopp launched into a furious tirade about Liverpool’s fixture schedule after Pascal Gross’s controversial late penalty rescued a dramatic 1-1 draw for Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday. Klopp’s side took the lead through Diogo Jota’s second half strike after Brighton’s Neal Maupay had missed a penalty in the first half. But Liverpool…

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Liverpool frustrated by VAR as Brighton snatch late equalizer

BRIGHTON: Jurgen Klopp launched into a furious tirade about Liverpool’s fixture schedule after Pascal Gross’s controversial late penalty rescued a dramatic 1-1 draw for Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday. Klopp’s side took the lead through Diogo Jota’s second half strike after Brighton’s Neal Maupay had missed a penalty in the first half. But Liverpool…

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7th Pakistan cricket team member tests positive for COVID-19

CAIRO: A late goal from Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy gave Al-Ahly a dramatic 2-1 victory over Zamalek on Friday in an all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final in Cairo. Magdy struck as stoppage time loomed behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic after Amr El-Soleya had given Ahly an early lead and 'Shikabala' scored a magnificent…

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Al-Ahly win African Champions League thanks to late Magdy goal

CAIRO: A late goal from Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy gave Al-Ahly a dramatic 2-1 victory over Zamalek on Friday in an all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final in Cairo. Magdy struck as stoppage time loomed behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic after Amr El-Soleya had given Ahly an early lead and 'Shikabala' scored a magnificent…

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Lampard stresses ‘respect’ for Mourinho ahead of key match

LONDON: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes Jose Mourinho is as good a manager as he has ever been, insisting he respects his former boss despite recent spats. Mourinho’s Tottenham are top of the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, just two points clear of Chelsea. The Portuguese has enjoyed huge success throughout his career…

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Doctors warn over Delhi’s ‘suicidal’ half-marathon

JEDDAH: European Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood join defending champion Graeme McDowell in looking to get their campaign to qualify for the 2021 European Ryder Cup team off to the strongest possible start at the Saudi International. The…

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European Ryder Cup stars take aim on 2021 Saudi International

JEDDAH: European Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood join defending champion Graeme McDowell in looking to get their campaign to qualify for the 2021 European Ryder Cup team off to the strongest possible start at the Saudi International. The…

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Pakistan cricketers positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand

DOHA: Andres Iniesta scored his first goal in the Asian Champions League as Vissel Kobe powered their way to the last-16 with a dominant 3-1 win over Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande in their Group G clash on Wednesday. The Spain and Barcelona legend fired a right-footed shot from the center of the box in the 84th…

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Iniesta fires Japan’s Vissel Kobe into last 16

DOHA: Andres Iniesta scored his first goal in the Asian Champions League as Vissel Kobe powered their way to the last-16 with a dominant 3-1 win over Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande in their Group G clash on Wednesday. The Spain and Barcelona legend fired a right-footed shot from the center of the box in the 84th…

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Beijing Guaon pounce on rusty Melbourne in 3-1 victory

DOHA: Beijing Guoan have one foot in the last-16 of the Asian Champions League after a convincing 3-1 win against a rusty Melbourne Victory side on Tuesday extended their perfect record in Group E to three from three. Another Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua also improved their chances of qualification from Group F with their second win…

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Formula E to electrify Saudi streets with Diriyah night race

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah track will host Formula E’s first all-electric night race as part of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar. Always focused on innovative, sustainable solutions, Formula E will light the track with low consumption LED technology powered by fully renewable energy. Formula E confirmed that the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World…

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Moukoko could become youngest Champions League player

Al-Hilal overcome Al-Nassr in Riyadh Derby to go clear at the top of Saudi Professional League The first Riyadh derby of the 2020-21 Saudi Professional League season went the way of the reigning champions, as Al-Hilal overcame last season’s runners-up, Al-Nassr, 2-0 at King Saud University Stadium. The result highlighted the contrasting starts by the…

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the double as Everton beat Fulham

LONDON: Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored after just 42 seconds as Everton ended their losing run with a 3-2 win against Fulham on Sunday. Calvert-Lewin maintained his fine form to put Carlo Ancelotti’s side ahead inside a minute at Craven Cottage. Bobby Decordova-Reid equalized for Fulham, but England striker Calvert-Lewin netted again and Abdoulaye Doucoure got Everton’s third…

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Vlhova wins 2nd slalom in 2 days, Shriffin finishes 5th

LONDON: Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored after just 42 seconds as Everton ended their losing run with a 3-2 win against Fulham on Sunday. Calvert-Lewin maintained his fine form to put Carlo Ancelotti’s side ahead inside a minute at Craven Cottage. Bobby Decordova-Reid equalized for Fulham, but England striker Calvert-Lewin netted again and Abdoulaye Doucoure got Everton’s third…

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Australian Open dates expected within two weeks

DUBAI: Several international football stars descended on air-conditioned pitches in Dubai over the weekend for a friendly match, state news agency WAM has reported. The players, who have won awards at the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, and UEFA Champions League, used made-shift football pitches at the Dubai World Trade Center. The line-up included…

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It’ll be Thiem-Medvedev, not Djokovic-Nadal, at ATP Finals

DUBAI: Several international football stars descended on air-conditioned pitches in Dubai over the weekend for a friendly match, state news agency WAM has reported. The players, who have won awards at the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, and UEFA Champions League, used made-shift football pitches at the Dubai World Trade Center. The line-up included…

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