Atletico Madrid’s Koke (left) vies for the ball with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez during their Spanish League match in Seville on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Atletico Madrid lost ground on La Liga’s early pace-setters Real Madrid after they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Real Valladolid on Sunday. Atletico will head into the international break
Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title challenge has been floundering for a while and if they lose at home to Barcelona on Sunday, it could be over before it really began. Barca sit three points ahead of Atletico
Barcelona might have their eighth title in 11 years all-but sewn up but, with six games left to play, La Liga is far from finished.
Sharjah will take on Khorfakkan in a blockbuster round of 16 match of the President’s Cup at Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Stadium in Khorfakkan at 16:35 pm on Saturday. In the other matches of the day, Al Ain will meet Ajman at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf on Friday was highlighted by the most valuable race to be staged in the capital all season, the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown and the valuable prize went to Belgium courtesy of Messi.
The decision means that Pakistan's cricketers will have only 10 days to prepare for their first tour match, a T20 in Auckland on Dec.18, and probably less when travel is factored in.