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Remembering Muhammad Ali: Explore some lesser-known facts about ‘The Greatest’

Remembering Muhammad Ali: Explore some lesser-known facts about ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali, who was considered as one of the greatest heavyweights (a weight class in combat sports) in the history of professional boxing, passed away on June 3 at the age of 74. The three-time heavyweight boxing champion and an Olympic gold medallist was admitted to a hospital in Phoenix, ... Read More »

10 footballers you did not know were Muslim

10 footballers you did not know were Muslim Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and footballers are some of the most high-profile public athletes. However, there is still so much we do not know about our favourite footballers. Religion is one of the most sensitive and salient features of a person. While some footballers are ... Read More »

Argentina cancels football match with Israel amid protests

Argentina cancels football match with Israel amid protests BOGOTA, Colombia (AA): An upcoming friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s national football teams in Jerusalem has been cancelled, Argentine media reported Wednesday. The Argentine Football Association said they had informed their Israeli counterparts about the decision. The match, which was slated for June 9, was set to be played in Jerusalem’s ... Read More »

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany BERLIN (AA): Footballer Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit Germany’s national team has sparked a divisive debate in the country on racism and discrimination. “It is an alarm signal when a great German footballer like Mesut Ozil feels that he is no longer wanted in his country because of racism and not ... Read More »

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance Muslim athletes have helped kickstart a new discussion about allowing Hijab to be worn in competition. In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman athlete competing for America to wear hijab during the Rio Olympics. As one of the most-talked about Olympians in a group that included names ... Read More »

Pakistan to face India in Hockey Champions Trophy opener today

Pakistan to face India in Hockey Champions Trophy opener today NETHERLANDS: Pakistan will face arch-rivals India in Hockey Champions Trophy on Saturday in Breda, Netherlands. India has never won Champions Trophy title and will be looking to put behind their miserable performance in last Commonwealth Games when they take on Pakistan, who are looking for their fourth Champions Trophy title. ... Read More »

PHF has cleared pending dues of players, says president

PHF has cleared pending dues of players, says president LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Wednesday said that it has cleared the pending dues of players and team management. PHF President Brig (r) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar arranged the funds through his own resources to fulfil his commitment as he had promised the players and management to clear their dues before ... Read More »

‘I wouldn’t be happy either’: Scholes writes off joyless Man Utd

‘I wouldn’t be happy either’: Scholes writes off joyless Man Utd LONDON: Manchester United legend Paul Scholes said the team look unhappy and have little chance of winning this season’s Premier League, warning that Jose Mourinho needs to quickly turn their fortunes around. Scholes said “I wouldn´t be happy either” playing Mourinho´s pragmatic brand of football, in comments that threaten ... Read More »

Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real

Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real LONDON: Spain´s Kepa Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in history on Wednesday after Chelsea confirmed his 80 million euro (£71.6 million, $92 million) move from Athletic Bilbao. Kepa´s arrival at Stamford Bridge came shortly after Chelsea had agreed to sell Belgian international ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid ... Read More »

India vs England: Virat Kohli An Inspiration To Youngsters And ‘Elders’ Like Me, Says Azhar Mahmood

India vs England: Virat Kohli An Inspiration To Youngsters And ‘Elders’ Like Me, Says Azhar Mahmood Azhar Mahmood is the bowling coach of the Pakistan cricket team. Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was ecstatic after meeting Team India skipper Virat Kohli in England and stated that the 29-year-old was an inspiration for youngsters and elders alike. Mahmood, the Pakistan team ... Read More »