(NEWSER) – Whether or not it'll be a good fight (experts tend to agree "not"), Saturday's match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is certain to be profitable—potentially historically so—for both fighters. ESPN reports Mayweather is guaranteed a minimum purse of $100 million and McGregor a minimum purse of...
(NEWSER) – It's one of the most keenly anticipated fights in years—but doctors say it should be stopped before it's too late. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday night in a bout that the Association of...
Pakistan thrashed favourites India by 180 runs to clinch the Champions Trophy title in a thrilling competition at London's Oval ground on Sunday. The green shirts set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets for the men in blue, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated...
Regular exercise and proper stretching along with taking long soaks in tub solve a lot of problems related to muscle ache for athletes. Stretching is an integral part of a perfect exercise routine. Stretching is a process of gradually applying gentle force to lengthen and lubricate the muscles and...
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is not only a world-renowned goalscorer, but is also one of the most valuable athletes in the world to brands — especially on social media. Revered as one of the most direct players when he represented Manchester United, the Portuguese striker continued to develop...
The highly publicised bout between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain’s Amir Khan is unlikely to take place in the UAE, according to Los Angeles Times. This month, promoter Bob Arum told ESPN that he met with Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz to discuss a possible deal with an “unnamed...
Dubai: Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his next fight against Australia’s Jeff Horn will be held in the UAE. The Filipino eight-division world champion, posted: “See you in UAE for my next fight,” across all his social media accounts on Sunday morning. The message featured above a picture of himself in a...
Season two of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicks off today with the opening ceremony being held at Dubai International Stadium. The opening ceremony started with the national anthems of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Organisers have billed it to be an entertaining event, with celebrity appearances and a...
The general manager (GM) is often one of the most under-appreciated positions in sports. They don’t get all the adulation of a successful coach or player, but they’re just as important to the team’s success. Here are five of the very best general managers in sports: Billy Beane Although he was...
Usain Bolt has been stripped of his relay gold medal from the 2008 Olympics following the doping case of relay teammate Nesta Carter. It means the Jamaican sprinter, who won a historic total of nine golds at three Games, is no longer a 'triple triple' Olympic champion. The decision came after...
Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe spun Australia to a 220-run win over Pakistan in the third Test at the SCG, with Steve Smith’s side completing a 3-0 series sweep. The tourists resumed at 55-1 on day five in Sydney, having been set a target of 465 following Smith’s declaration at...
Between three and six survivors were found among the wreckage of a plane crash that was carrying at least 81 people, according to officials cited by the BBC and The Independent. The plane, with flight number CP2933, crashed outside the Colombian city of Medellin around midnight local time (5.00 GMT)....
Handcrafted 24-carat gold sport shoes made of crocodile-skin will be sold exclusively in Dubai for fashion lovers at $20,000 by one of the world's luxury shoe suppliers. The luxe sneakers by Athletic Propulsion Labs, better known as APL, were unveiled over the weekend during the Level Shoes event at Dubai’s...
Andy Murray has overtaken Novak Djokovic to become world number one for the first time. The 29-year-old Scotsman needed to beat Canadian Milos Raonic in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters to seal the top spot. But in the end, Murray did not need to hit a single ball as his...
(NEWSER) – Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez for the final out with a runner on in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series, the AP reports. The Cubs won their first...
A Taekwondo champion from Turkey has sparked a national conversation by challenging stereotypes about women and sport by competing wearing a headscarf. 20-year-old Kubra Dagli, from Istanbul, has been praised for winning a gold medal at the recent World Championships in Lima, Peru, but her clothing choices have managed to...
Dubai: Although companies are still facing some challenges, recruitment activity across the country has picked up a bit, while only a few have implemented some layoffs this year, according to the latest research. Things are expected to improve towards the end of the year and beginning of next year, with...
India stood on the brink of losing their number one status in the world as the fourth day's play in the fourth and penultimate cricket Test against West Indies was abandoned owing to wet outfield Port of Spain on Sunday. Efforts to get the Queen's Park Oval ready for play...
Usain Bolt has won the ninth gold medal of his career - a historic end to what he has promised will be his final Olympics. The world's fastest man led the Jamaican team to a spectacular victory in the 4x100m men's relay, storming over the line in 37.27 seconds to...
Ahmad Abughaush made history by winning Jordan’s first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men’s under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio. The 20-year-old beat Alexey Denisenko of Russia 10-6 in the final as South Korea’s Lee Dae-hoon and Joel Gonzalez of Spain won the bronze medals. Abughaush’s victory wrapped up...
RIO DE JANEIRO — Boomer Phelps is not old enough to remember what he’s witnessed here this week. He’ll have to listen to stories of his father’s legendary swimming. He’ll have to watch videos of the five gold medals and one silver he earned at these Olympics, at age...
(NEWSER) – Michael Phelps scored his 20th and 21st gold medal Tuesday night with yet another performance for the ages. First, he won the 200-meter butterfly, a victory that sent him climbing into the stands to kiss his 3-month-old son, Boomer, the AP reports. An hour later, he returned...
Sergiu Toma gave the UAE their second medal in Olympic history when he pinned down Matteo Marconcini of Italy in a bronze medal match of the men's judo under 81kg category in Rio during early hours on Wednesday, UAE time. The UAE's first Olympic medal came at the 2004 Athens...
Rio de Janeiro: Swimmer Nada Al Bedwawi proudly flew the UAE flag as she led her team into the Maracana Stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics early on Saturday (Friday night in Brazil). Fireworks and laser-lit choreography launched the Rio Games as Brazil sought to forget...
The Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics Friday evening was filled with celebrations of Brazilian culture and unity. But for a few brief moments, the message was polarizing and crystal clear: The world must do whatever it can to stop climate change. “The heat is melting the ice...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sport’s highest tribunal on Thursday rejectedRussia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days’ time, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow. The decision by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) increases the possibility...
Russia has systematically covered up doping in "all sporting disciplines" since 2011, an official report has found. The sports ministry and secret service "directed and oversaw" the manipulation of urine samples, the World Anti-Doping Agency said. It resulted in at least 312 falsified results up until at least last year's...
SEOUL: Quetta-born Muhammad Waseem won the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating favourite Jether Oliva from the Philippines. Waseem, Pakistan's only professional boxer, began his professional career in South Korea last year and won the Korean Bantamweight title on debut. His latest win is the fourth in...
Andy Murray wiped away tears of joy after winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon for a second time. The British number one and world number two defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Murray seemed overcome by emotion as the enormity of his achievement dawned on him. He...
WIMBLEDON, England — In her pursuit of one of the most elusive records in tennis, the third time proved the charm for Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3. With the victory, her seventh singles title at Wimbledon, Williams claimed her 22nd Grand Slam singles title,...