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Islamic Solidarity Games, Baku 2017 – PREVIEW

Judo will be one of the leading attractions at the fourth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, from Saturday 13 to Monday 15 May. The World Judo Championships 2018 host city of Baku has already hosted its leg of the IJF World Judo Tour for 2017, a first-class Grand Slam in March, which followed a key IJF ... Read More »

Nike launches hijab for female Muslim athletes

Nike has taken another step into the lucrative Islamic clothing market by unveiling a hijab designed for female Muslim athletes. The product, which has been in development for a year, was tested by athletes including figure skater Zahra Lari. The pull-on hijab is made of light, stretchy fabric that includes tiny holes for breathability and an elongated back so it ... Read More »

South Korea: Pakistan beat China 2-0 in Asiad Hockey

INCHEON (Dawn): After hammering Sri Lanka 14-0 in the first game, Pakistan’s hockey team outclassed the Chinese eleven by 2-0 on Sunday, moving one step closer towards claiming gold. In upcoming games, Pakistan will be facing a stiff challenge from hosts South Korea, arch-rival India, and Malaysia in their bid to retain the title they won at Guangzhou (China) four ... Read More »

New Zealand: Seamers, Sarfraz inspire as Pakistan sink S Africa

AUCKLAND, (Agencies): A hostile trio of Pakistan left-arm fast bowlers took full advantage of a pitch freshened by rain to hand pre-tournament favourites South Africa their second defeat in the cricket World Cup at Eden Park on Saturday. Man-of-the-match Sarfraz Ahmed equalled the world record for catches by a wicketkeeper in a one-day international with six dismissals, taking his final ... Read More »

Pakistan beat Poland 2-1 in tense Hockey World League

Dawn: Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Waqas were the heroes as Pakistan defeated a plucky Poland side 2-1 in their opening Hockey World League 2015 match on Saturday. Pakistan, who need to finish in the top three of the Hockey World League semi-finals table to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, started the game at a typically frenetic pace and created ... Read More »

Iranian Noshan Alamian sees off brother Nima for gold

Noshan Alamian beat his younger brother Nima 4-3 in the table tennis men’s singles final on Friday to claim Iran’s 20th gold medal of the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. The 25-year-old came through an entertaining encounter in Baku, after Turkey’s reigning European champion Melek Hu had brushed aside home hope Ning Zhing 4-0 to win the women’s singles title at ... Read More »

Iran sign off with double gold in Baku

Iran completed the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games with two gold medals in the table tennis team finals at the Sarhadchi Arena on Monday. The men’s outfit of Alamian brothers Noshad and Nima, as well as Afshin Noroozi, got the better of Turkey 3-1, after the women’s trio had claimed a gripping 3-1 victory over hosts Azerbaijan in the first final. ... Read More »

Muslim medal winners at the IAAF World Championships

With the obvious exception of one Usain Bolt — the living legend from Jamaica who landed in Beijing, China, for this year’s biggest track and field meet under a cloud of doubt and left undefeated with three gold medals — the story of the 2015 IAAF World Championships was the Kenyan national team. A country with a population of approximately ... Read More »

Muslim players to watch this NFL season

Although the NFL surpassing Major League Baseball as America’s favorite sport was a relatively recent occurrence, the NFL has been better than MLB at representing the social melting pot known as the United States for quite a while. Exhibit A: While about 40 percent of MLB players are Black or Latino, only one MLB team has a Black manager, and ... Read More »

Boxing promoter aims for a more Muslim-friendly show

It would not be a stretch to say that every Muslim living in a country on this planet that does not have a majority-Muslim population — especially in liberal Western nations in Europe and North America — is confronted daily with a slew of images that test their ideals of modesty as well as their desire to keep a pure ... Read More »