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Century Dream leads Crisford team at Meydan
Dubai: Simon Crisford is shaping up for a strong Thursday night at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, headed by one of his top pupils, Century Dream, who is knocking on the door of another Group success following a string of promising runs. Third to Roaring Lion in the 1600m Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) on his latest outing on British Champions Day and in August’s Arlington Million (G1) astern Robert Bruce, the 5-year-old Group 3
 
 
Record number of entries for World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: The Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019 has seen record entries this year with entrants for this year’s edition already up by 19% in comparison to 2018. The event which is expected to sell out at 2,500 amateur triathletes is already close to full capacity, with some categories already sold out and with entries likely to accelerate as March draws nearer. The event, which is the season-opener of the ITU’s global World
   
20,000 people register to volunteer at Special Olympics
ABU DHABI: Over 20,000 people have registered to volunteer at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and help stage what will be the biggest sports and humanitarian event of the year. The World Games’ volunteer programme is the largest volunteer programme in the UAE, to date, and will see thousands of people from across the UAE and around the world, work alongside People of Determination to host the most unified Games in
 
 
Allen Electrical beat Sharjah Cement & IDC B
Ajman: Allen Electrical defeated Sharjah Cement & IDC B by two wickets in a Rashid Alleem Premier League match at the Ajman Oval on Wednesday. Batting first, Sharjah Cement & IDC B scored 159/5 in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, Allen Electrical reached target for the loss of eight wickets in 19.2 overs. Earlier, openers Anshuman’s 17-ball 15, followed by Sirva Prasad Gumpu’s 36-ball 37 gave a flying start to Sharjah
   
Al Jazira aim to maintain momentum vs Baniyas
Abu Dhabi: Al Jazira head coach Damien Hertog says his players will have to be at the top of their game if they want to claim all three points in the Abu Dhabi derby against Baniyas. Third-placed Al Jazira make the short trip for Thursday’s Arabian Gulf League (AGL) clash where they face a Baniyas side, who have won their last four matches. Hertog’s side enter the match following an impressive 5-0 victory over Fujairah and the
 
 
UAE Polo, Desert Palm post wins at Julius Baer Polo Cup
DUBAI: The Emirates and Desert Palm teams won their opening matches at the first day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019, which began on Tuesday. The first match was between Desert Palm and Mahra Polo teams with the teams at a tie by the end of the second chukker. By the end of the third, Desert Palm had created a two-goal advantage and further took control of the game until the buzzer of the fifth chukker closing it at 14 goals
   
Lutsenko extends winning streak at Tour of Oman
Muscat: Alexey Lutsenko of Astana took his third stage win in four days on Wednesday. The Kazakh champ overcame the last early attacker, Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie), in the final 200 metres to establish his dominance while Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) came third. Ahead of the final stage to the Matrah Corniche, Lutsenko is set for his second overall victory on the Tour of Oman. A pack of 119 riders start stage
 
 
AIFF rejects reports on Constantine axing
NEW DELHI: Reacting to reports that Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine will be shown the door once his contract expires in March, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Saturday that those discussions will only take place after the Asian Cup. “We’re completely focused on AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the team has been performing excellently under Stephen Constantine having risen to 97 from 173 in the FIFA
   
Pune beat Mumbai to post first ever PBL win
PUNE: Despite some surprises in their line-up, Pune 7 Aces started their home leg with a 4-3 win over two-time runners-up Mumbai Rockets in a riveting Premier Badminton League (PBL) tie that went down to the wire at the Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex on Saturday. The Pune charge was led by Vladimir Ivanov and Line Kjaersfeldt each of whom brought home a couple of wins to help the debutants get their first ever victory.
 
 
Dubai Police ahead as DJI tournament concludes round one
Dubai: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded round one of its seventh annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ 2019, which witnessed the participation of 20 teams from governmental entities. Dubai Police took the lead with the total number of goals scored, amounting to 21 in round one’s three matches, surpassing Dubai Taxi Corporation by three goals. Dubai Courts, DEWA, and Dubai Municipality ranked third, fourth,
   
Jumeirah beat NAS in final of League of Mammoths tournament
DUBAI: Jumeirah Mammoths cruised past Nad Al Sheba Mammoths by four wickets in the final of the seventh Dubai Cricket Council’s League of Mammoths tournament at the Sevens ground. Put into bat, NAS lost both openers Naeem Mohammad (3) and Devarajan Srinivasan (5) to Sunil Gagwani who finished with bowling figures of 2-23 from his four overs. Lucky Abbas and Jawed Siddique revived the NAS innings with 58 runs for the third
 
 
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