Hot News Headlines

Brazil hold US for home title

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil's women's soccer team held on for a 0-0 draw with the United States to win the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday.

Brazil had the tiebreaker in the final because it finished with the best result in group play at the four-team competition in the nation's...ReadMore


LONDON: John Terry's early header and Cesc Fabregas's second-half strike restored Chelsea's three-point Premier League lead heading into a busy Christmas programme after a 2-0 win at Stoke City last night.

White clinches double

American Gary White of Bahrain-based E Kanoo Racing Team claimed a fantastic double in the third round of the 2014/2015 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship hosted by Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

Ferrari brace for new 'season of struggle'

MARANELLO, Italy: Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne drew a line under a dismal year for Formula One's most glamorous and successful team yesterday but made clear that 2015 would also be a season of struggle.

Napoli clinch Italian Super Cup

DOHA: Napoli ended Juventus's hopes of securing a record seventh Italian Super Cup after snatching a dramatic 6-5 shootout win that stretched to 18 nerve-jangling penalties in Doha's Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium last night.

Ramos seals 'best year' with top award

MADRID: Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 'the best year of my life' after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown.

Injured Al Amer replaced by Al Tayyeb

The Bahrain national football team has replaced Sa'ad Al Amer with Mohammed Al Tayyeb after suffering an injury during a friendly match against the national Olympic team.

Billiards and snooker teams shine in GCC event

The Bahrain billiards and snooker national teams won three silver and four bronze medals during the 10th GCC Billiards and 17th Snooker Championships held in Doha.

Crown Prince hails role of sports media

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday met International Sports Press Association (AIPS) president Gianni Merlo at Gudaibiya Palace.

Auto Cross Race for off

The Bahrain Motors Federation (BMF) will organise an Auto Cross Race next Friday from 3pm to 8pm to be held at the back area of Information Authority Affairs.

James stars in Cavaliers win

CLEVELAND: Cleveland's LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists and put in a strong second-half performance to guide the Cavaliers to a 105-91 home victory over NBA Southwest Conference leader Memphis on Sunday.

India look to restore pride in Boxing Day Test

MELBOURNE: With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on Australian soil this week.

Malinga set to return for ODIs against Kiwis

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu.

Liverpool eye top four

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers felt his players demonstrated the character necessary to revitalise their challenge for a top-four Premier League finish in their last-gasp 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

South Korea form team

SEOUL: South Korea yesterday named its final 23-man squad for next month's Asian Cup in Australia, selecting a side that leans heavily on players from overseas leagues.

Pittsburgh book slot in playoffs

LOS ANGELES: The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins on Sunday and next week, they will play for division titles at home.

Blackhawks topple Leafs

CHICAGO: Chicago's Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-0 win over Toronto on Sunday, opening a three-point lead atop the NHL Central Conference.

click on image to view the digital edition