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ROKiT Venturi talks climate change, gender equality at COP26

DUBAI: The top eight men’s tennis players of the season have descended upon Turin, which will host the ATP Finals starting this year through to at least 2025. World No.1 Novak Djokovic headlines the field with the action starting this Sunday and concluding on Nov. 21. After suffering heartbreak against Daniil Medvedev in New York,…

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South Africa subdue spirited Scotland to win 30-15

DUBAI: The top eight men’s tennis players of the season have descended upon Turin, which will host the ATP Finals starting this year through to at least 2025. World No.1 Novak Djokovic headlines the field with the action starting this Sunday and concluding on Nov. 21. After suffering heartbreak against Daniil Medvedev in New York,…

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Pedersen triumphs yet again with team victory at Aramco Team Series

New Zealand hero Daryl Mitchell relishing new opener role with the T20 World Cup finalists DUBAI: Less than a month ago, Daryl Mitchell had never opened the batting in a T20 match. Then, at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi, in the shadow of Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, in front of a handful of fans,…

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Iran’s top footballers feel neglected

JEDDAH: Reigning champion Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark successfully defended her team title with a playoff victory in the Aramco Team Series Jeddah on Friday. Meanwhile, Slovenian teenager Pia Babnik bagged the individual honors. Pedersen saw off Lydia Hall from Wales over two extra holes at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic…

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Wade breaks Pakistani hearts as Australia reach T20 World Cup final

Amateur’s eagles help Team De Roey fly into two-shot lead at Aramco Team Series Jeddah JEDDAH: The team captained by Belgium’s Manon De Roey have their amateur teammate to thank as they take a two-shot lead into the final day of the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series Jeddah. De Roey and teammates Carmen Alonso,…

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Premier League clubs oppose FIFA bid for biennial World Cups

DUBAI: In 2010 in St Lucia, it was Michael Hussey who broke Pakistani hearts as he hit three sixes in the final over to take Australia to the World Cup final. More than a decade later, it was Matthew Wade’s turn to brutally end the Pakistani dream with three consecutive sixes to fire Australia to…

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Premier League survival key to Newcastle United future: New manager Howe

DUBAI: With a new temporary home, an altitude of 1,500m that will make for some challenging conditions, and six first-time singles qualifiers, the WTA Finals begins in Guadalajara, Mexico on Wednesday. The prestigious season finale, which is back on the tennis calendar for the first time since 2019, and will return to its usual host…

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UK govt vows to ‘step in’ if Yorkshire cricket club racism response falls short

JEDDAH: Sunday saw the conclusion of the Kingdom’s second annual $1 million women’s golf tournament, the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, where New Zealand’s Lydia Ko stormed to a sensational five-shot victory in King Abdullah Economic City, earning her a cool $150,000. But as far as this year’s new Women in Sport…

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Soccer star Rashford honored for fighting child poverty

Lebanon dream big, UAE face big freeze: 5 things to look out for in latest World Cup Asian qualifiers RIYADH: The completion of Thursday’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers will mark the halfway point in the final round, in which 12 teams throughout Asia are divided into two groups of six battling for the top two…

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Five talking points of the Saudi Pro league so far

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue of beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday as the visitors thumped Tottenham 3-0 to restore pride after their humiliation by Liverpool. United arrived in London smarting from their 5-0 home defeat by their fiercest rivals last week, which led to a storm of speculation over the…

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Five talking points of the Saudi Pro league so far

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue of beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday as the visitors thumped Tottenham 3-0 to restore pride after their humiliation by Liverpool. United arrived in London smarting from their 5-0 home defeat by their fiercest rivals last week, which led to a storm of speculation over the…

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UFC 267: Teixeira upsets Błachowicz, claims 205-pound belt

As the Saudi Professional League season reached the one-third mark, for most teams at least, there were plenty of talking points. Below are five things we learned from the latest round of action.  1. Al-Dawsari is Salahesque at the moment Al-Hilal drew 1-1 at Al-Ahli on Friday, and while the defending champions will see it…

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Will Manchester United tolerate another week of underachievement?

NEWCASTLE: Interim manager Graeme Jones has predicted further talks to clarify his Newcastle United future this weekend as the club continue their search for a new manager. Jones spoke with PCP Capital Partners’ Amanda Staveley and husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi on Thursday, having taken his first game in charge against Crystal Palace last weekend. And with…

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Arab News launches a new weekly podcast that tackles all things Newcastle United

OAKLAND, California: Like many companies in trouble before it, Facebook is changing its name and logo.Facebook Inc. is now called Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the ” metaverse.” But the social network itself will…

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The evolution of the international cricket coach in the modern game

In soccer, managers and coaches are a high-profile part of the game. This is less the case in cricket. Traditionally, an overseas touring party had a manager appointed to oversee the logistics of the tour and to be its public face. An assistant manager sometimes doubled up as a coach, with the team captain also…

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