Chief Arbiter Mahdi Abdulrahim of UAE starts the game between champion Grand Master Maxim Matlakov of Russia (left) and Aleksandar Indjic of Serbia.
Former Dubai Open champion Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli of Venezuela climbed to a share of the lead with three others after completion of seven rounds of the 21st Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club on Sunday.
Carl Jenkinson, Alex Lacazette and John-Jules were on the target as Arsenal rallied to beat Al Nasr 3-2 in a friendly match at the refurbished Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday.
The who’s who of the horse racing fraternity from across the globe will converge on Meydan as the biggest sporting event of the year, the $35m Dubai World Cup – making it the world’s richest race day – unfolds on Saturday.
Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering concussion, a decision which coach Justin Langer said was a “no brainer”. The 30-year-old Smith -- who has scored two centuries and 92 in his three innings in the first two Tests -- was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer
Kochi: Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth’s ban for alleged spot-fixing has been reduced to seven years, with the sanction period coming to an end on Sept.12, 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said. The decision comes after the Supreme Court of India set aside the life ban imposed on Sreesanth by the BCCI
Cairo: Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has reignited heated views about a sexual harassment scandal involving his national team-mate Amr Warda in a CNN interview which aired Monday. After Salah sent controversial tweets that demanded the disgraced Warda be given a “second chance” during this year’s Africa Cup
Juventus begin their Serie A campaign this weekend under new coach Maurizio Sarri as the multiple Italian champions gamble on the veteran delivering another style of Serie A title. The Turin giants start their quest for a ninth consecutive title in Parma on Saturday but could be without Sarri on the bench after the 60-year-old was