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Schumacher, Viscaal win in MRF Challenge

David Schumacher and Bent Viscaal claimed a win apiece in the weekend’s first two races of the MRF Challenge yesterday at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), held in support of the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain. Schumacher wo...

Rebellion go top under lights

The spirt of Le Mans was alive once again at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir yesterday as the first-ever FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain got off to a flying start. The endurance racing spectacle is part of the BIC Nation...

Bahrain back as venue for fourth round of WEC 2020/2021 season

Bahrain will host the fourth round of the 2020/2021 season in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The provisional calendar was announced last night by WEC CEO Gerard Neveu in a Press conference held at Bahrain International Cir...

Murray’s training interrupted by injury

Britain’s Andy Murray has cancelled his training block in Miami because of a groin injury that has left him unable to practise on the court, according to a report on Thursday. ...

Schumacher, Viscaal lead MRF Challenge practices

David Schumacher and Bent Viscaal took turns topping the times in the pair of Free Practice sessions yesterday in the MRF Challenge, held in support of the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit. ...

BIC welcomes drivers for weekend races

An impressive field of more than 100 drivers from all over the world will be suiting up to race as part of this weekend’s events in the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. The endura...

Pasha clinches top spot

Super-Heavyweight amateur world champion Pasha Khakhachaev is the new number one fighter in the world, pound-for-pound. The news was confirmed by IMMAF (International MMA Federation), as the Bahraini hero has surpassed former top-ranke...

World-class’ Southeast Asian Games end with rocking closing ceremony

The 30th Southeast Asia Games ended on Wednesday with a rocking closing ceremony in the 20,000-seater purpose-built stadium in Clark, as host nation Philippines ran away winners with 149 gold medals.After a chaotic start beset by organizational gaffes, a presidential apology and online mock...

Tennis champs excited to make history at Diriyah Tennis Cup

The star-studded line up of the Diriyah Tennis Cup have expressed their excitement over the first-ever tennis event in Saudi Arabia, lauding the tournament “historic” tournament and the Kingdom’s efforts to boost culture and entertainment.   The line-up, composed of...

Russian athletics champ blasts own sports authorities

 Russian high jump world champion Maria Lasitskene on Tuesday accused her country’s own sports authorities of failing to protect athletes from the deepening doping crisis, in a rare public broadside at top officials. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday handed Russia a...

Fati makes history as Barca send Inter crashing out of Champions League

The 17-year-old picked up a Luis Suarez cross to fire home four minutes from time Teenage prodigy Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score a Champions League goal as a second-string Barcelona side beat Inter Milan 2-1 to send the Italians crashing out of the competition on Tu...

Barca can hurt Inter without Messi, warns Valverde

Lionel Messi’s absence for already-qualified Barcelona will not make them less able to stop Inter Milan gaining their spot in the Champions League last 16, coach Ernesto Valverde insisted Monday. ...

Shaikh Khalid leads champions’ parade

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa led the national parade which was organised to celebrate the team’s historic triumph in the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup. ...

Andreescu named Canada’s athlete of the year

Bianca Andreescu was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year on Monday, capping a remarkable year in which the teenager became the country’s first tennis Grand Slam singles champion with her U.S....

Bahrain clubs get tough draws for AFC Cup

Bahrain’s clubs have been drawn in a pair of tough groups for the 2020 AFC Cup. The draw was held yesterday at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur. Two slots have been allocated in the competition’s West Asia zone for Bahrain clu...

Teams arrive for Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is all ready to host the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this weekend with the much-anticipated Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain. The endurance racing spectacle, happening as part of the four-day BIC ...

BIC to host National Day festivities

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister,  Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) will host a wide range of festivities on the Kingdom of Bahrain National Days celebrations, marking th...

Flamengo big winners at Brazil's Player of the Year awards

Flamengo were the big winners at Monday’s Player of the Year awards in Brazil with the Rio de Janeiro club taking the best player, coach and goal of the season honors. Nine of the 11 players chosen for the team of the year came from Flamengo, who did the double by winni...