Egypt’s Mohamed Salah walks in dejection at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations match against South Africa on Saturday. Associated Press
Egypt opened the African Cup of Nations by beating outsider Zimbabwe 1-0 in Cairo on Friday, providing relief for Mohamed Salah, the host nation and the continent’s soccer bosses.
While Salah helped lead his club to a sixth European Cup triumph in June, a year on from an injury forcing him out of the final, he was powerless to stop the Pharaohs suffering humiliation on the international stage for the second time in 12 months.
Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as hosts Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ward and Bjornsson, who played Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the critically acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones, had their weigh-in on Thursday, with Ward standing 6'2" and weighing 98.6kg (217lbs), while Bjornsson stands 6'9" and weighed 156.2kg (344lbs), giving Thor almost a 130lb weight advantage.
Fight Island at Abu Dhabi will be in the thick of mixed martial arts action for a third time as a pair of old rivals are primed to make the trip — with a few thousand fans set to attend fights for the first time in 10 months. The first of three straight fight nights at Etihad Arena
A heavily-depleted India fought back in the final session of play on the opening day to leave the fourth Test against Australia evenly poised on a benign Gabba wicket in Brisbane on Friday. Cameron Green was on 28 and Tim Paine alongside him on 38, as Australia
Sharjah finished off the first half of the season on the top of the standings after edging Ittihad Kalba 1-0 at Sharjah Stadium in matchweek 13 of the Arabian Gulf League on Friday. Most of the first half play remained in the midfield, but the Kings found the back