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Messi increases goal haul as Barca draw with Eibar

Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career yesterday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league. Mess...

Marquez takes French MotoGP for Honda 300-win landmark

Spain’s defending world champion Marc Marquez won the French MotoGP at Le Mans yesterday, racking up Honda’s 300th victory in the division and completing a memorable family double after younger brother Alex took the Moto2 r...

Carrefour returns as title sponsor of Ramadan Cricket Blitz

Carrefour, wh ich is operated in Bahrain by Majid Al Futtaim, reaffirmed its support of the annual Ramadan Cricket Blitz, by once again signing on as the official Title Sponsor of this year’s event which will be held at The Footb...

Sharapova withdraws from French Open

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of this year’s French Open with a shoulder injury, the two-time former Roland Garros winner announced on Wednesday. Sharapova, 32, a five-time Grand Slam champion, has not played since pulling out o...

Team Faro earns tight victory

Team Faro scored a 3-2 narrow victory against Team Manny 3-2 in division two of the 15th FCTG Team Tennis Tournament, being held at Bahrain Tennis Federation courts in Isa Town. Team Faro took the first win when Omar and Dennis defeate...

Bahrain national boxing team make history

Bahrain’s National Boxing team marked their participation in the Zayed Open Sports Championship with an unprecedented achievement, bagging two golds and three bronzes. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahya...

Serena withdraws from Italian Open with injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open yesterday with a recurring left knee injury handing sister Venus a walkover into the third round. In yesterday’s statement the 23-time Grand Slam winner insisted she would still be c...

Serena eases to victory in Rome return

Serena Williams made a winning return from injury beating Swedish qualifier Rebecca Petersen 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Italian Open clay-court tournament yesterday. Williams, 37, has not played since a hard-fought ...

BOC introduces Teqball in Bahrain

The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has organized a special show introducing teqball for the first time in Bahrain recently. The initiative, held as part of Nasser bin Hamad Ramadan Heritage Festival, featured performances on two new t...

Ramadan cricket tournament begins

The opening ceremony of Ramadan Cricket Tournament was held at Pakistan Club premises with a record 45 local teams participating in the event. Ramadhan Cricket tournament is being organized by Pakistan Club since twenty five years annu...

Abdulla scores high series in bowling tournament

Ali Abdulla scored the daily high series amongst Group B bowlers late Sunday night as qualifying continued in The Godfathers Tournament, currently taking place at Funland Centre. The event is being held in memory of the late Murtadha Q...

‘Champions League glory would transform Spurs’

Mauricio Pochettino says winning the Champions League would change the “perception” of Tottenham Hotspur and provide a glorious ending to what he described as the best season in the five years he has been their manager. The...

Mumbai claim record fourth IPL title with one-run triumph

Lasith Malinga kept his nerve with the final ball as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run to clinch a record fourth Indian Premier League title yesterday. After Shane Watson hit a blistering 80, Chennai needed two runs of...

Hami seizes championship lead

Lewis Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas in the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday to replace his team-mate as world championship leader as Mercedes’ extended their record start to the season with a fifth 1-2 finish. The defending five-time...

Bottas edges Hamilton

Championship leader Valtteri Bottas completed a hat-trick of pole positions yesterday when he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tightly-contested qualifying for today’s Spanish Grand Prix. The Finn, who leads defending five-time champion Hamilton by a single point ...

Dortmund take title race to wire as Bayern held

Bayern Munich missed the chance to wrap up a seventh successive Bundesliga title as they were held to a goalless draw at RB Leipzig on Saturday and rivals Borussia Dortmund edged a nervy 3-2 win over Fortuna Duesseldorf. Chelsea-bound US international Christian Pulisic found the net in his final ...

New Millennium School lifts CBA – Alba under 14 title

Highly spirited New Millennium School beat the mighty Indian School by 52 runs in the final to lift the CBA - Alba School Cricket under 14 championship at Alba Club ground. Batted first New Millennium School has scored a reasonable sco...

Halep passes Bencic test to keep No.1 quest alive

Simona Halep reached her fourth Madrid Open final with a 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-0 win over Belinda Bencic yesterday. The world number three will move back to the top of the WTA rankings with a win in Saturday’s final against either Kiki ...

Bottas, Hami maintain stranglehold

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton looked poised to extend their dominance of Formula One after clocking the fastest laps in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday. Ferrari fast-tracked a new engine and brought in other updates ...

Aubameyang sends Arsenal past Valencia

Arsenal will play Chelsea in the Europa League final after a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick ended Valencia’s hopes of another dramatic European comeback on Thursday. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Valencia made the perfect...