Mathieu Van Der Poel crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tirreno Adriatico cycling race from Castellato to Castelfidardo in Italy on Sunday. Associated Press
Boosting hopes of winning the title, the UAE Emirates star Tadej Pogacar claimed the victory atop Jebel Hafeet on Stage 3 - the Strata Stage - beating Ineos Grenadiers’s Adam in a two-man sprint while Colombian national champion Sergio Higuita
Irish rider Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step) crossed the line first in a bunch sprint on the fourth stage of the UAE Tour (the Hope Probe Stage) on Wednesday. This is the first victory in 2021 for last year’s Tour de France Green Jersey-winner,
Tadej Pogacar defends leader’s jersey and extends his overall lead on the General Classification standings to 46 seconds after finishing second in Stage 5 of the UAE Tour atop Jebel Jais mountain on Thursday. All eyes were on the Slovenian
Namibia reached the Twenty20 World Cup second round for the first time on Friday when they defeated Ireland by eight wickets.World number 19 Namibia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, chased down their modest target of 126 with skipper Gerhard Erasmus making an unbeaten 53.
Fans from both the nations have shown immense interest in watching Sunday's game in Dubai as tickets for the key contest were sold out hours after they went on sale early this month.
Ireland and Namibia face off in a knockout clash of the T20 World Cup with a Super 12 berth at stake in Sharjah on Friday. The match will mark the exit for the loser while winners will punch a ticket for the Super 12, which gets under way on Oct.23.