The pair battled wheel to wheel on the opening lap on Sunday and were fighting hard again in the closing stages when defending champion Hamilton put Bottas under pressure as they closed out an unprecedented fourth consecutive season-opening one-two triumph.
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored twice in two minutes as Barcelona broke the resistance of 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday to go 11 points clear of their La Liga title rivals.
Pep Guardiola bemoaned VAR’s failure to rule out Fernando Llorente’s decisive goal for Tottenham as Manchester City’s quadruple bid was shattered by a “cruel” Champions League quarter-final exit on Wednesday.
After confronting fans during Tuesday’s Champions League win over Manchester United, Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho is under pressure to show some consistency when the runaway La Liga leaders host Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Team Abu Dhabi are primed for a major effort to secure a second victory in the prestigious 24 Hours of Rouen endurance race which gets under way on the River Seine in Northern France on Tuesday.
Russia’s Milena Mitic and Immaculate Sanchez of the Philippines topped the charts in their respective categories at the Hatta Women’s Kayak Challenge over the weekend.
Dibba netted a late equalizer to play out a dramatic 2-2 draw with Al Jazira at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in matchweek 21 of the Arabian Gulf League on Friday. Al Jazira controlled the proceedings in the early stages of the game with Leonardo Pereira’s effort going wide in the ninth minute.
Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post in the 20-horse field for Saturday’s first leg of the Triple Crown.
“Meydan have been one the staunchest supporters of the NAS Sports Tournament,” said Hareb.
Known for her consistent performances, top Emirati rider Nadia Taryam is training hard in Germany with the UAE team for the Nations Cup scheduled to be held in Rabat, Morocco, from Oct.10-13. The Rabat event also serves as an Olympic qualifier. Nadia, whose endless list of accolades includes success