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Mercedes go black in stand against racism

Paris Mercedes announced yesterday an all-new black liveried car for the 2020 Formula One season in support of #BlackLivesMatter with their six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton a vocal supporter of the fight against racism. F1 emerges from its coronavirus-enforc...

Title blow as Barcelona draw with Celta

Madrid Barcelona’s title hopes suffered a hammer blow yesterday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo, handing Real Madrid the chance to move two points clear at the top of La Liga. Luis Suarez twice put Barca in front at Balaidos with his first goals since...

Bremen snatch survival chance

Berlin Werder Bremen gave themselves hope of avoiding relegation from the German Bundesliga by thrashing Cologne 6-1 to grab a play-off place on the last day of the season, while champions Bayern Munich routed Wolfsburg before lifting the trophy. Japan striker Yu...

Kane has ‘no problem’ with Mourinho’s style at Spurs

 London Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he has no issue with their style of play under manager Jose Mourinho after scoring their second in Tuesday’s 2-0 Premier League home victory over West Ham United. It was Kane’s first goal since recovering...

Martial hat-trick boosts Man Utd’s top four hopes

London Manchester United closed to within two points of the top four thanks to Anthony Martial’s hattrick in a 3-0 win over Sheffield United yesterday. United are still far off challenging again for titles at the top of the table, but there are growing signs of mom...

Liverpool return to Anfield as Man City aim to prolong title wait

 London Liverpool’s 30-year wait to win the English title could come to an end this week, but the Reds must rely on Manchester City dropping points at Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s men host Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game at Anfield for 110 days...

Murray plans to play both US, French Open

 London Andy Murray is hoping of making a return to Grand Slam tennis at both the US and French Open later this year. The three-time Grand Slam champion has been out of action since November with a pelvic injury, but will return in an all-British tournament hosted b...

Giroud completes Chelsea turnaround at Aston Villa

 London Chelsea staged an impressive second half fightback to beat Aston Villa 2-1 as Olivier Giroud’s winner consolidated their place in the Premier League’s top four yesterday. Frank Lampard’s side were rocked when Kortney Hause put Villa ahead a...

Neymar loses lawsuit with Barca over bonus

 Barcelona Paris St Germain and Brazil forward Neymar has been ordered to pay his former club Barcelona 6.7 million euros ($7.51 million) after losing a lawsuit over an unpaid bonus, the Spanish champions said in a statement . Neymar moved from Barca to PSG ...

Hamilton can expect a quicker car in Austria

 London Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton can expect a quicker car when the Formula One season finally starts in Austria next month, with Mercedes promising plenty of updates. The W11 car unveiled in February has yet to race, with the season delayed since March...

Sam Patterson signs new deal, commits future to BRAVE CF

TDT | Manama Englishman Sam Patterson is the latest highly-touted prospect to sign an extension deal with BRAVE Combat Federation. The fastest-growing MMA promotion in the world has tied down “The Future” for a multi-fight deal that will see him continue his ...

Serena set for US Open as officials vow safety, star power

New York Serena Williams committed to play at this year’s US Open yesterday as US Tennis Association officials vowed they can safely stage the first Grand Slam since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. With top men’s stars questioning the wisdom of the staging...

Bahrain to host 2021 Asian Youth Para Games

TDT | Manama The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) has revealed that Bahrain will host the fourth Asian Youth Para Games from 1-10 December 2021. On the occasion, President of the Bahrain National Paralympic Committee (NPC), Shaikh Mohammed bin Duaij Al Khalifa, expressed...

‘Best in Germany’: Bayern clinch eighth straight Bundesliga title

 Berlin Robert Lewandowski said Bayern Munich had proved they are the best club in Germany after securing their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday as the Poland striker’s first-half volley saw them claim a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen. Bayern were confirm...

Outstanding performance!

TDT | Manama Bahraini-English motor racing giants 2 Seas Motorsport put in an outstanding performance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2020, taking an impressive fourth and narrowly missing out on a podium in the highly anticipated electronic race, which came to an exci...

Shaikh Khalid chairs Response committee weekly meeting

TDT | Manama HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Bahrain Olympic Committee President has chaired the weekly meeting of the Coordination, Execution and Follow-up Committee “Estijabah” (R...

Behind closed doors proves no obstacle to selfie-seeking Messi fan

Mallorca No spectators are allowed at La Liga games to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, but the restrictions could not dissuade one Lionel Messi fan from sneaking in to Barcelona’s match away to Real Mallorca on Saturday. Clad in an Argentina shirt and holdi...

Spurs were drained by last season’s success, says Lloris

London Tottenham Hotspur’s run to the Champions League final left the players “on their knees” at the end of last season and the team did not have enough time to recover before the current Premier League campaign began, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said. ...

‘We are back’, says BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid

TDT | Manama BRAVE CF is back on schedule; the fastest growing global MMA promotion is once again to host events post Covid-19. Mohammed Shahid, President of BRAVE CF, made the eagerly awaited announcement saying, “BRAVE CF looks forward to recommencing events and safety of our team, fighte...