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‘Strong chance’ Cavani will join Atletico, says father

Edinson Cavani wants to join Atletico Madrid and is being treated “unfairly” by Paris Saint-Germain, the Uruguay striker’s father said on Wednesday. Cavani, 32, has fallen out of favour at PSG, where he is competing with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Angel di M...

Serena, Federer into third round

Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, as a pumped-up Serena Williams took another step towards a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. On a day when men’s seeds tumbled, Serbia’s Novak Djok...

Solskjaer rejects Neville criticism as Rashford begins recovery

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has contradicted former team-mate Gary Neville by saying on Tuesday United are on the “right track”. Outspoken TV pundit Neville had said in a podcast after United’s 2-0 defeat at leaders Liverpool on Sunday, which left the ...

Nadal in the pink as Sharapova hits all-time low at Australian Open

Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the Australian Open on Tuesday, but falling star Maria Sharapova hit a career low. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios also cantered into the second round, but fourth seed Daniil Medvede...

Shaikh Khalid approves date for Strongest Bahraini Man

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee has approved the official date of the 3rd Strongest Bahraini Man Championship which will take place on February 8, 2020. To be held under the...

Slovenia debut for BRAVE CF deemed a “massive success”

BRAVE Combat Federation, founded in 2b2016 by His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has visited last week its 19th country in less than four years of operations. Ljubljana, Slovenia was chosen for BRAVE CF 34, which marked another step towards world domination for the biggest-ever Bahr...

Bahrain bow to Japan

Bahrain suffered a disheartening 23-25 loss to Japan yesterday in the 2020 Asian Men’s Handball Championship being held in Kuwait. The defeat was their first setback in the competition and their first loss from two games in Group One of the ongoing Main Round. The result put...

Ultimate Track Experience to offer supreme thrills at BIC on Saturday

Motorsport enthusiasts will be able to enjoy one of the most thrilling activities on offer at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) on Saturday in the Ultimate Track Experience. The event is scheduled to take place from 8am to 4pm along BIC’s 2.55-kilometre Inner Track. Those ...

BAS Teams take double podium in 12-hour race

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Motor Sport Team had twice the reason to celebrate over the weekend after claiming a pair of podium places in the gruelling 12-hour third round of the 2019/2020 Bahrain Karting Enduro Championship (BKEC). The event was held at Bahrain International Karting C...

Title battles set to tighten up as BIC hosts National Race Day on Friday

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosts the fifth round of National Race Day on Friday as the battle for podium places and championship points continues to tighten up. The meeting is set to feature action in two of the kingdom’s most popular circuit racing series: the BIC 2,000cc ...

Djokovic survives scare in tough Slam opener

Defending champion Novak Djokovic dropped his first set in the opening round of the Australian Open since 2006 yesterday before grinding down Jan-Lennard Struff to keep his quest for a record eighth title on track. The 16-time Major winner finally got the job done 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1...

Barty roars back to make winning start in Melbourne

World number one and home hope Ashleigh Barty suffered a scare before she “tightened the screws” to power into the second round of the Australian Open. The 23-year-old recovered from an error-strewn start to see off Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 under the roof a...

Bahrain outclass UAE

Bahrain powered to a resounding 29-18 victory over the UAE yesterday to begin their Main Round campaign on a positive note in the 2020 Asian Men’s Handball Championship, being held in Kuwait. The Bahrainis are in Group One of this eight-team stage in the tournament alongside the Emi...

Ronaldo creates one problem but solves 100, says Sarri

Cristiano Ronaldo sometimes appears to create more problems than he solves but, after another match-winning performance on Sunday, Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was convinced the latter is true, even if the talisman is not always easy to accommodate. The 34-yearold has shaken off the knee...

Kanoo Motors Rolling Drag set to light up the strip on Thursday at BIC

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) keeps the action going on its world-class NHRA drag strip on Thursday with the Kanoo Motors Rolling Drag Nights. Similar to BIC’s Ebrahim K Kanoo Drag and Drift Nights, Rolling Drag gives a chance for participants to power their very own cars or m...

Bapco teams claim fantastic treble

Bapco claimed a fantastic treble over the weekend in the 12-hour third round of the Bahrain Karting Enduro Championship (BKEC) at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir. Bapco Engineering claimed both the overall victory and first place in the Nations category, while Bapco...

India outplay Australia

Opener Rohit Sharma (119) hit a confident century while skipper Virat Kohli made 89 as India humbled Australia by seven wickets in the series-deciding third One Day International (ODI) to claim the series 2-1, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru Sunday.  F...

BIC set for Drag and Drift Nights

Ebrahim K Kanoo Drag and Drift Nights returns to action today at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Those who take part will have a chance to drive their cars or ride their motorbikes down BIC’s world-class drag strip or around the circuit’s Vehicle Dynamics Area, ...

Inter stall in Lecce as Rebic lifts AC Milan

Inter Milan’s Serie A title push hit another stumbling block yesterday after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce as Ante Rebic fired city rivals AC Milan to a last gasp 3-2 win over Udinese. Antonio Conte’s Inter looked to be bringing home maximum points from his hometown team, where he...

Al Balooshi powers Bahrain1 to victory

Bahrain1 Racing were amongst the victorious teams over the weekend as Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosted an exciting the third round in the 2019/2020 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship in Sakhir. Bahrain1’s Khalid Al Balooshi triumphed in the ultra-competitive Pro Mod category...

Guardiola’s birthday ruined as Palace snatch point

Pep Guardiola’s 49th birthday celebrations went flat as Fernandinho’s late own goal forced Manchester City to settle for a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, while Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the top four were dented by a goalless draw at Watford yesterday. On a busy...