SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Community sports for female athletes in the Kingdom took another giant step forward after the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) inaugurated on Monday the Women’s Football League (WFL) at a launch event in Riyadh. (AN Photo/Bashir Saleh) Wed 26 February 2020: Saudi sports authorities have launched a women’s football league, the latest unlikely extravaganza in […]

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LIVERPOOL WILL DECIDE ON MOHAMED SALAH AND OLYMPICS: EGYPT COACH

Thu 13 February 2020: Mohamed Salah’s potential involvement for his country in the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a decision for the football player and his club, Liverpool, Egypt’s Olympic coach said. Media reports on Salah’s inclusion in a provisional 50-man squad led to speculation that Liverpool could be without Salah for the start of the next […]

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IRANIAN FEMALE TAEKWONDO BELT, APPLIES FOR ASYLUM IN GERMANY

Mon 03 February 2020: Parisa Farshidi, an Iranian female Taekwondo belt, has applied for asylum in Germany. She is an Asian Games runner-up and Bronze medalist. Born in 1990, Ms. Farshidi is a fitness trainer, with expertise in CrossFit and TRX. In the 2010 Asian Games, Parisa Farshidi earned a Silver medal in the 67-kilogram […]

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BASKETBALL STAR KOBE BRYANT, DAUGHTER AMONG NINE DEAD IN COPTER CRASH

Mon 27 January 2020: Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said. Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 […]

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MOHAMED SALAH WAX STATUE TO JOIN ‘MADAME TUSSAUDS’ MUSEUM

Sun 26 January 2019: The London museum “Madame Tussauds” announced designing a wax statue of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. The statue is set to be unveiled at the end of 2020. The Egyptian star has spent time, at the museum, with experts and designers who took intricate measurements to work on the display. Salah said […]

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SAUDI WEALTH FUND IN TALKS TO BUY NEWCASTLE FOR $447 MILLION

Sun 26 January 2020: (REUTERS) Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English soccer club Newcastle United for about 340 million pounds ($447 million), a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal earlier Saturday. British billionaire Mike Ashley, who made his fortune from sportswear […]

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SONNY BILL WILLIAMS REFUSES TO WEAR SPONSOR LOGO DUE TO ISLAMIC BELIEFS

Thu 23 January 2020: Muslim Rugby star and former All Blacks back Sonny Bill Williams has refused to wear his Super League kit with a logo sponsored by a betting firm due to his Islamic beliefs. 34-year-old Williams, who quit New Zealand rugby after the World Cup in Japan, signed a $10 million two-year contract […]

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IRAN’S OLYMPIC MEDALIST KIMIA ALIZADEH SAYS SHE’S DEFECTED

Mon 13 January 2020: Alizadeh, 21, posted on social media that she had left Iran because she didn’t want to be part of “hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery”. She described herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran”. Alizadeh did not say where she was, amid reports that she has been training […]

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LIVERPOOL STAR MO SALAH SPARKS CONTROVERSY WITH FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE PHOTO

Sat 28 December 2019: Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah sparked controversy on social media after he posted a photo of his family in front of a Christmas tree. The Liverpool star shared the picture of himself, his wife and daughter on Instagram on Christmas Day. The post has garnered widespread attention and had been commented on more than 24,000 times on Wednesday, Egyptian […]

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RUGBY STAR SONNY BILL WILLIAMS TWEETS IN SUPPORT OF UYGHURS

Mon 23 December 2019: Muslim Rugby star and former All Blacks back Sonny Bill Williams has followed the lead of Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil and issued a message of support for China’s ethnic minority Uighur Muslim community. The 34-year-old Williams, who left New Zealand rugby after the World Cup in Japan and to join […]

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