Bahrain

Mixed success for Chak de India in softball cricket
Apr 29

Mixed success for Chak de India in softball cricket

Manama : Chak de India defeated Tisca by six wickets in the latest Group D matches of The Indian Club Indian Expatriates Seven-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2017 at its premises in Gudaibiya. Batting first, Tisca were bowled out for 22 in six overs and then Chak de India reached the target in 2.4 overs...

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DHL’s Annual Memorial  Trophy Rugby Match
Apr 29

DHL’s Annual Memorial Trophy Rugby Match

Manama : DHL Barbarians will be vying for the trophy when they take on Bahrain Select during DHL’s annual memorial rugby match. Currently in its eighth year, it pays tribute to the DHL colleagues who sadly lost their lives whilst working in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2008. To honour their memory, members of...

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Kuwait beat Bahrain by 128 runs
Apr 29

Kuwait beat Bahrain by 128 runs

Manama : Bahrain were defeated by 128 runs against Kuwait in its fourth match and the fifth round of round-robin matches yesterday in the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Asia Region Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Batting first, Kuwait were dismissed for 228 in 44.5 overs...

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News Breaker rides to win
Apr 29

News Breaker rides to win

Manama : The pre-race favourite News Breaker owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Allan Smith and ridden by Brett Doyle won the sixth and richest race for the Owners Cup for locally bred three years and upwards over 2,000 metres and worth BD6,000 on the 25th and concluding meeting of the season yesterday at the Rashid...

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Grooming young talents
Apr 29

Grooming young talents

Manama : HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, affirmed increasing organisation of triathlon races in Bahrain offers a greater opportunity to...

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BIC to host weekend of Open Track and Ultimate experiences
Apr 28

BIC to host weekend of Open Track and Ultimate experiences

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) will be holding back-to-back evenings of exciting track action today and tomorrow in Sakhir. Today the hugely popular Open Track Night will be welcoming motoring enthusiasts to drive their very own road cars or bikes down BIC’s world-renowned 5.412-kilometre...

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Bahrain take on Kuwait today
Apr 28

Bahrain take on Kuwait today

Manama : Action resumes today in the fifth round of round-robin matches today in the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Asia Region Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Bahrain with two wins (against Thailand and Qatar) from its three matches take on Kuwait today who have won one...

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Bahrain open MMA, boxing begin today
Apr 28

Bahrain open MMA, boxing begin today

Manama : Bahrain Open Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Championship will begin today at the Khalifa Sport City Hall.  BMMAF is organising the event, under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honourary President of Bahrain...

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Seven Cups races today
Apr 28

Seven Cups races today

Manama : Seven Cups races are scheduled today with BD20,500 in prize money up for grabs starting from 3pm and concluding at 5.30pm in the 25th and final race meeting of the season at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir. The richest race is the sixth at 5.05pm for The Owners Cup for locally bred...

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Bowling and golf victories hailed
Apr 28

Bowling and golf victories hailed

Manama : Bahrain’s national bowling and golf teams were hailed after outstanding results at their respective regional competitions recently. The bowlers took two medals at the First Arab Junior Championships in Cairo, Egypt with Osama Abdulrahman taking the singles event gold medal, while compatriot Omar...

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Bahrain back to winning ways
Apr 27

Bahrain back to winning ways

Manama : Bahrain got back to winning ways after they defeated Qatar by 52 runs in its third match and the fourth round of round-robin matches yesterday in the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Asia Region Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Batting first, the national team managed...

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BTA to host  sport experts
Apr 27

BTA to host sport experts

Manama : Bahrain Triathlon Association (BTA) announced the hosting of several international sports experts in the areas of swimming, cycling and running, who would be conducting technical lectures and workshops today in cooperation with “Tactris” Sports Company. Shaikh Saqer bin Salman Al Khalifa,...

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Batelco Racing ready for Dubai
Apr 27

Batelco Racing ready for Dubai

Manama : Following on the success at the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Autodrome 2017 (12 Hours) Round One, Batelco Racing is ready for Round Two which takes place this weekend, 28th and 29th April.  Batelco Racing will be represented by Mohammed Matar, Ramez Azzam and Saeed Al Muhairi who successfully...

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Al-Dhaen qualifies for Boston
Apr 27

Al-Dhaen qualifies for Boston

Manama : Bahrain National Triathlon team member Nawaf Al-Dhaen finished the 42.2 km Barcelona International Marathon race in two hours and 55 minutes, qualifying him to participate in the London and Boston Marathon. HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works...

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Mixed fortunes for Jai Karnataka
Apr 27

Mixed fortunes for Jai Karnataka

Manama : Jai Karnataka enjoyed a victory and then suffered a narrow loss in the latest Group B of The Indian Club Indian Expatriates Seven-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2017 at its premises in Gudaibiya. In their first match, Jai Karnataka defeated Maharashtra Mandal by four wickets after the latter managed...

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Bahrain to compete at Baku Games
Apr 27

Bahrain to compete at Baku Games

Manama : Bahrain will send an official delegation to the Fourth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. They will compete in three sports – athletics, shooting and wrestling at the games, which will take place between May 12 and 22, with 4,000 athletes from 57 countries expected to...

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BCL Golden League: Hala CC Crush BMMI
Apr 27

BCL Golden League: Hala CC Crush BMMI

Manama : Hala CC crushed BMMI by 111 runs in the latest matches of the BCL 25 Overs Golden League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq. Batting first, Hala scored 222 for seven in its 25 overs thanks to fine knocks by Haris (55) and Sharafuddeen (52) with Akheel (two for 28) the best of the bowlers. In reply,...

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Bahrain lose out to Saudi
Apr 26

Bahrain lose out to Saudi

Manama : Bahrain were beaten by six wickets against one of the favourites Saudi Arabia yesterday in its second match and the third round of round-robin matches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Asia Region Division One in Chiang Mai,Thailand. The national team were bowled out...

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Windy Challenges  for Watson Salver
Apr 26

Windy Challenges for Watson Salver

Manama : The Infonas sponsored Watson Salver competition was keenly contested last weekend at Awali Golf Club (AGC) with local golfing superstar Rashid Al Qutami winning the top prize and this season’s hottest lady player, Nicky Park, coming in best overall runner up and top lady player. Both players were...

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Double joy for National trading
Apr 26

Double joy for National trading

Manama : National Trading playing in Group A enjoyed double success in the latest matches of The Indian Club Indian Expatriates Seven-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2017 at its premises in Gudaibiya. In its first game, National Trading defeated Think Food by four wickets as the latter were dismissed for...

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Hobday wins Audi  quattro Cup Series
Apr 26

Hobday wins Audi quattro Cup Series

Manama : Despite near gale force winds, Sam Hobday (32 stableford points) narrowly managed to win the fourth round of the Audi quattro Cup Series at the Royal Golf Club on count back ahead of Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed (32). Jim Lanceley (128 points) continues to top the series order of merit for the third consecutive...

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Bapco Knockout:  GPIC beat Tatweer
Apr 26

Bapco Knockout: GPIC beat Tatweer

Manama : GPIC defeated Tatweer 2404-2315 pins in the first round of the Bapco Knockout Tournament 2017 organised by the Bahrain Industrial Bowling League at the Fun Land Bowling Centre in Manama. Top scoring for GPIC was Noora Sultan (247) high game and (697) high series and for Tatweer Hassan K. Hubaishi (223)...

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Brownlee  impressive  on debut
Apr 26

Brownlee impressive on debut

Manama : Alistair Brownlee had plenty to celebrate on his birthday weekend and Endurance Elite 13 debut as he topped the podium on his first half distance outing at Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria, Spain.  The dual Olympic champion emerged from the 1.9-kilometer swim in the lead pack, then steadily built a lead on...

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Alsaei clinches Max title
Apr 26

Alsaei clinches Max title

Manama : Khaled Alsaei was crowned the MAX category champion in the Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC) following the narrowest of victories in the season-ending race held at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir. Alsaie won the championship finale by just 0.504 seconds ahead of Abdulla Al...

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Diamond League: Pak Panthers beat Kerala XI
Apr 25

Diamond League: Pak Panthers beat Kerala XI

Manama : Pak Panthers defeated Kerala XI by four wickets in the latest matches of the BCL 25 overs Diamond League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq. Batting first, Kerala XI scored 172 for nine with Sajeer (56) and Justin (40) top scoring with Naqeeb (two for 20) the best of the bowlers. In reply, Pak...

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Bapco bowling: Retirees win
Apr 25

Bapco bowling: Retirees win

Manama : Retirees narrowly defeated Human Resources 2,213-2,206 in the first week of the Bapco Interdepartmental Bowling Knockout Tournament 2017 at the Ozone Centre in Sitra Mall. Top scoring for Retirees was Talal Yousif (218) high game and (592) high series and for Human Resources Yousif Falah (214) game and...

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Asian cricket: Bahrain face Saudi
Apr 25

Asian cricket: Bahrain face Saudi

Manama : Bahrain are set to take on one of the favourites Saudi Arabia this morning in the third round of round-robin matches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Asia Region Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The national team opened its campaign with a convincing 138-run win...

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Fifth place  for Merida’s  Izaguirre
Apr 25

Fifth place for Merida’s Izaguirre

Manama : In the last of the Ardennes Classics, Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team member Ion Izaguirre finished fifth in the Liège-Bastogne-Liège race in Belgium which was the grand finale of the series and the last major spring Classic and also the oldest and the hardest of cycling’s five monumental...

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BRAVE : Next stop Kazakhstan
Apr 25

BRAVE : Next stop Kazakhstan

Manama : Kazakhstan will host the sixth edition of the Brave Fighting Championship, on April 29 at Halyk Arena in the ancient capital of Almaty. This was confirmed yesterday by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honourary President of the...

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Softball cricket: Double joy for Chak de India
Apr 24

Softball cricket: Double joy for Chak de India

Manama : The Indian Club Indian Expatriates Seven-a- Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2017 at its premises in Gudaibiya saw Chak de India enjoy double success with victories against RIB (by four wickets) and then against BIC (by six wickets) in the latest round-robin matches. The top performance over the weekend...

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Bahrain defeat hosts in opening win
Apr 24

Bahrain defeat hosts in opening win

Manama : Bahrain defeated hosts Thailand by 138 runs in its opening match yesterday in the second round-robin matches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Batting first, Bahrain scored a massive 362 for four in its 50 overs with man of the...

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Nibali takes second place
Apr 24

Nibali takes second place

Manama : Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team were stunned to hear the news that veteran Italian Michele Scarponi an idol, teammate and friend of many in the world of cycling was killed on Saturday after colliding with a van while out training on his bike as the team compete in the Tour of Croatia. The latest stage...

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Brave kick starts India edition
Apr 24

Brave kick starts India edition

Manama : Under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth, Honourary President of the Bahrain Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF), founder of Khalid Bin Hamad Mixed Martial Arts (KHK MMA), the fifth edition of the Brave Fighting Championship was...

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Saudi thrash China
Apr 23

Saudi thrash China

Manama : Saudi Arabia recorded a thumping 390-run victory over China yesterday in the opening round of matches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Batting first, Saudi Arabia scored a massive 418 all out in 50 overs with Mohammed Afzal (120...

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Shaikh Nasser sets new personal record
Apr 23

Shaikh Nasser sets new personal record

Manama : HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, hit a new personal record in triathlon competitions after posting a time of 04:57 minutes in the...

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Shaikh  Khalid  in India
Apr 22

Shaikh Khalid in India

Manama : HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth, Honourary President of the Bahrain Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF), founder of Khalid Bin Hamad Mixed Martial Arts (KHK MMA), arrived yesterday in Mumbai, India, to attend the fifth edition of the BRAVE...

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Maharashtra win as Sameer claims first hat-trick
Apr 22

Maharashtra win as Sameer claims first hat-trick

Manama : Papillon and defending champions Smasher both enjoyed double success victories prior to the weekend in the latest round-robin matches of The Indian Club Indian Expatriates Seven-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2017 prior to the weekend at its premises in Gudaibiya. On Wednesday night, the...

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World Cricket League: Bahrain team arrive in Thailand
Apr 22

World Cricket League: Bahrain team arrive in Thailand

Manama : Bahrain’s National Cricket Team under the umbrella of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) are in Chiang Mai, Thailand  to compete in the World Cricket League Asia Division One which starts from today with three matches featuring hosts Thailand against Bhutan, China with Saudi Arabia and a Gulf...

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Curtain Call rides to win
Apr 22

Curtain Call rides to win

Manama : Second favourite Curtain Call owned by Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Isa Al Khalifa, owned by Abdulla Kuwaiti and ridden by Abdul Rahim Jassim won the sixth race for the Porsche Cup - Gold for handicap (0-80) imported three years and upwards over 1,000 metres straight and worth BD2,000 at the 24th and penultimate...

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BCL Golden League: Union Group crush SNB
Apr 21

BCL Golden League: Union Group crush SNB

Manama : Union Group crushed SNB by 189 runs in the latest matches of the BCL Golden League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq, Batting first, Union Group scorred a massive 299 for seven in 25 overs thanks to a fine knock by Rana (110) with good support from Nadeem (45) and Qaiser (36) with Wasif (three for 44)...

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Sports Speaker MENA:   Bad Boys of Football
Apr 21

Sports Speaker MENA: Bad Boys of Football

Manama : Sports Speaker MENA is organising another fun-filled evening of wit entitled ‘An Evening With Football Bad Boys’ on 12 May at The Radisson Diplomat Hotel with the doors opening from 7.30pm. The audience can hear the insight and never heard stories from three of football’s bad boys. Ray...

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Seven Cups races today
Apr 21

Seven Cups races today

Manama : Seven Cups races are scheduled today with BD14,000 in prize money up for grabs starting from 3pm and concluding at 5.30pm in the 24th and penultimate race meeting of the season at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir. All seven races are worth BD2,000 each with three races for the...

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BRAVE lands in India
Apr 21

BRAVE lands in India

Manama : BRAVE has landed in India for the fifth edition of this international event, organised by the Brave Combat Federation of the Khalid bin Hamad Mixed Martial Arts Organisation (KHK MMA), in cooperation with the Indian Martial Arts Federation, at the Dome National Sports Club of India Stadium. India is the...

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Suha league: DHL win
Apr 20

Suha league: DHL win

Manama : DHL defeated Sri Lanka Club by six wickets in the latest matches of the Suha Corporate League organised by Cricket Bahrain Association (CBA) in the Hunainiya Valley in Riffa. Batting first, Sri Lanka Club scored 155 for nine in its 20 overs and in reply, DHL reached the target in the 18th over for the...

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Brownlee ready for Canaria challenge
Apr 20

Brownlee ready for Canaria challenge

Manama : Alistair Brownlee of the Endurance Elite 13 team is set to make his debut over the half distance at Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria, Spain after the dual Olympic gold medalist tested himself over new distances this year.  While he has already competed in a somewhat long race like the Abu Dhabi...

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Bottas tops testing times on day two
Apr 20

Bottas tops testing times on day two

Manama : Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes in first place as the second day of Formula 1 in-season testing came to an end yesterday evening at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. A day after Lewis Hamilton set the pace, Bottas took over his team’s driving duties and registered the day’s...

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Brave 5: Kooheji  to face  Gavali
Apr 19

Brave 5: Kooheji to face Gavali

Manama : After two successful battles in the first and second of BRAVE Combat Federation Championships held in Bahrain, Bahrain’s Hamza Kooheji is looking to add a third win to his record when he faces off with India’s Chaitanya Gavali at Brave 5: ‘Go For Glory’ on April 23 at the Dome...

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Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation gets new logo
Apr 19

Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation gets new logo

Manama : The Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) launched its new logo and the first official 2017 competition calendar, which is part of the strategic plan developed by the Federation and goes in line with the vision of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme...

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Hamilton sets the pace on Day One
Apr 19

Hamilton sets the pace on Day One

Manama : Lewis Hamilton (one minute 31.358 seconds) set the fastest time of the day yesterday after 97 laps on day one of Formula 1 in-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Antonio Giovinazzi (+0.626) driving for Ferrari, had the second best time of the day, running 0.626s slower than the...

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Endurance success hailed
Apr 19

Endurance success hailed

Manama : HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Captain of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team, congratulated the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team on...

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