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Leicester Stars Riyad Mahrez & Islam Slimani Dropped by Algeria for World Cup Qualifiers

Leicester Stars Riyad Mahrez & Islam Slimani Dropped by Algeria for World Cup Qualifiers Algeria have omitted both Riyad Mahrez, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year, and Islam Slimani from their squad to face Cameroon in the next round of World Cup Qualifiers. The Leicester duo are the two major casualties of a disastrous campaign, after back-to-back losses to ... Read More »

Leicester 2 Liverpool 0: Islam Slimani and Shinji Okazaki ensure Reds miserable run continues

Leicester 2 Liverpool 0: Islam Slimani and Shinji Okazaki ensure Reds miserable run continues The Foxes make it four games without a win for Jurgen Klopp’s side at the King Power as Craig Shakespeare’s men produce second half sizzler to dump the Merseyside giants out of the Carabao Cup despite Philippe Coutinho’s return to the side The Japanese hitman replaced ... Read More »

Simi saves the day for Ireland

Simi saves the day for Ireland The bowlers stepped up for the Bangladesh A team as Ireland A were bundled out on 255 during the first day of an unofficial Test match where Ireland A’s Simi Singh smashed his maiden first class hundred after an early struggle at the Sylhet International Cricket stadium yesterday. The home side safely negotiated and ... Read More »

Convocation speaker takes on myths about Islam

Convocation speaker takes on myths about Islam Dr. Amer Ahmed delivered a stirring Maytum Convocation lecture recently at SUNY Fredonia’s King Concert Hall titled “Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down the Barriers.” Youthful, affable, charismatic, with a voice that regularly leapt from erudite to “street” in a single linguistic bound, Ahmed presented himself as the ideal spokesperson for a culture ... Read More »

New biography traces how Ali transformed the world of sports and race

New biography traces how Ali transformed the world of sports and race Long before today’s athletes took a knee on the field or stayed in the locker room during the singing of the national anthem, Muhammad Ali danced at the crossroads of sports and racial politics, luring the world’s attention. He cast a model for the defiant black athlete who ... Read More »

Women Are Playing Today, and Leading Tomorrow

Women Are Playing Today, and Leading Tomorrow WASHINGTON — As a young teenager in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hajar Abulfazl occasionally took an unconventional route to soccer practice. It wasn’t down a street or through a neighborhood that might have taken her on a scenic path instead of a quick one. It was through an open window. Abulfazl had to sneak out ... Read More »

Former soccer star Nathan Ellington’s journey to Islam

Former soccer star Nathan Ellington’s journey to Islam Toward the end of his 16-year professional playing career, Nathan Ellington established the Association of Muslim Footballers. The association’s mission is to support Muslim pro soccer players and “provide a platform for professional footballers to share their experiences of overcoming barriers with aspiring footballers, and young people in general.” Ellington played most ... Read More »

Muslim players to watch this NBA season

Muslim players to watch this NBA season If you threw up your hands in frustration, swore off the NBA this past summer and haven’t paid attention since then, you may be surprised to learn that the league is still up and running after Tuesday’s regular-season openers. Back in July, when former league MVP Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder ... Read More »

Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year Riyad Mahrez began his breakout pro soccer season by scoring two goals in one match. He ended the season by helping Leicester City win the club’s first-ever championship in England’s Premier League, helping the Algerian national team qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations tournament, being named Player of the Year ... Read More »

17 Muslim athletes to watch in 2017

17 Muslim athletes to watch in 2017 For all the victories that were achieved across a wide swath of athletic endeavors, the Muslim sports community suffered one tremendous loss in 2016. On June 3, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s syndrome. Ali’s legacy and impact on ... Read More »