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Sponsors hailed for supporting Nasser 7

FOLLOWING the great success witnessed in the Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa Seventh Ramadan Football Championship (Nasser 7), the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa instructed to include more sports in the n...ReadMore


LONDON: Beleaguered England captain Alastair Cook should step down and take a break from the sport to avoid suffering from a damaging burnout that could end his career, a number of former England captains said yesterday.

Hodgson 'stays' despite Cup flop

LONDON: England coach Roy Hodgson retains the support of the Football Association despite the team's dismal showing at the World Cup last month, FA Chairman Greg Dyke said yesterday.

Rogers claims 16th stage win

BAGNERES DE LUCHON, France: Frenchman Romain Bardet and American Tejay van Garderen's Tour de France podium hopes suffered a major blow yesterday when they lost considerable ground in the 16th stage won by Australian Michael Rogers.

FA keep up pressure on Fifa over Qatar

LONDON: Fifa should review the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar if an investigation shows that corruption played a part in the winning bid, English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke said yesterday.

Brazil turn back to Dunga as Scolari successor

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) yesterday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany.

India praises much-ridiculed Sharma

NEW DELHI: Much-ridiculed paceman Ishant Sharma was the toast of India yesterday after a devastating spell of bowling demolished England at Lord's, securing his team's first overseas victory for three years.

Mohammed set for US drag event

BAHRAIN'S Drag Racing champion and E.Kanoo Racing team driver Khalid Mohammed will be the first ever Bahraini driver to compete in the American PDRA Drag Race Championship which will take place in the United States.

Commonwealth Games kick off

GLASGOW: "You bet we're ready," declared Glasgow's council leader as the Scottish city once again welcomed the world to the banks of the River Clyde for the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin today.

Goys Talented face Bahrain University in league final

GOYS Talented team will take on Bahrain University in the final of the Bahrain Women's Volleyball League tonight at 10pm at the Bahrain Volleyball Association court in Isa Town.

Afghanistan down Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by two wickets yesterday in a thrilling one-day cricket international to keep alive hopes of squaring the series.

Sri Lanka rule out injured Eranga

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was yesterday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts.

South Africa aim to end series 'jinx'

COLOMBO: An upbeat South Africa will look to carry their winning momentum in the second Test against Sri Lanka beginning tomorrow, and break a 21-year-old jinx on the island.

Injury-plagued Prior takes break from England duty

LONDON: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has decided to take a break from international duty for the rest of the season after losing form due to a series of injuries.

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