It has been reported that an unknown consortium from Qatar and the UAE is preparing to make a world record bid of USD 2.25 billion for English Premier League football club Arsenal. The bid is almost twice the 2011 valuation...
By Rupert Connor at Acuma Independent Financial Advice Risks: We all love it ,and yet, fear it. It's a part of our daily lives and without it, where would we be? Extreme sports fans, in particular, thrive on risks, but...
Real Madrid and Baniyas Investment and Development, the investment arm of Baniyas Football Club, on Sunday announced the inauguration of the Real Madrid Foundation Football Academy in Dubai. The ceremony was attended by officials from Baniyas and other academy participants. In his...
Investment from the Middle East is matching record levels of revenue in European football, a report compiled by an international professional services group said on Wednesday. The 2012 Deloitte Football Money League reported that during the 2010/11 season, the combined...
Qatar’s ace shooter Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah on Tuesday won the first bronze medal for the country in 2012 London Summer Olympic Games after beating Russia's Valeriy Shomin in a shoot-out. The Qatari olympian finished the competition with 144 points, 4...
As I write this article, the world's eyes are on London for what promises to be a sizzling summer of super sports! Alliteration aside (poor puns notwithstanding) the serious business of sporting excellence is about to capture a global...
The International Olympic Committee's decision to let Kuwait compete in London Olympics has increased the turnout of Kuwaiti citizens buying tickets for various games. Abdul Wahab Al Senafi, in charge of an online sport website, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that...
FIFA named independent ethics investigators to look into allegations of wrongdoing including the selection of World Cup hosts, the association chief announced on Tuesday. former US attorney Michael J. Garcia has been named as head investigator for its ethics committee  and...
The chase to host the 2020 Summer Games was cut down to a three horse race between Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo after Doha and Baku were dropped from the running by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. Doha, capital...
Qatar has become the 71st member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, after being accepted during the Annual Congress in Helsinki this weekend. The tiny Gulf desert nation has joined the ranks as a full member under the precondition of an...
The world-famous horseracing industry of Dubai came to the salvation of a crisis-hit family in Uruguay, all thanks to Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also an avid sponsor, owner and rider of horses. When the economic crisis...
Qatar Olympic Committee confirmed on Sunday it is sending air rifle shooter Bahia Al-Hamad to compete at the London Olympics. Al-Hamad, 19, is the third woman of the Qatari contingent and will compete in the 10 metres competition. She won...
Reports coming from Qatari capital said country's football authorities are still pondering whether to allow alcohol in stadiums in line with FIFA's mandatory laws while hosting the 2022 World Cup. A senior official insisted he did not see a...
The road to hell is often paved with good intentions. While sports can bring in a lot of glory, they can turn out to be fatal as well. Many a times we go with the flow of the game...

By Ali Hirji Last week, children as young as eight were seen fighting in a cage in the form of popular sport, Mixed Martial Arts, with hundreds of adults cheering them on, as reported by the English newspaper, The Guardian....
The owners of Manchester United (MUFC) are looking into opportunities to raise $1 bn by floating a substantial stake of the top-flight club on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Sources close to the club say Credit Suisse has been appointed...
The Blue Devils are planning to conduct exhibition tours and basket ball clinics in China and Dubai. The 10 NCAA-approved pre-trip practices will run for a three-week period, while there will four exhibition matches. The initiative is a part of...

Nike out did it !

Nike Inc has reported a 14 percent increase in its quarterly earnings, earlier this week. This stronger than expected rise in revenue will help the company offset higher costs, and orders show surprising strength for the future. As the news...
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former all-rounder Salim Durrani bagged top honours, while the World Cup winning Indian team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was felicitated by the Cricket Board at its annual awards function in Mumbai...

It's been an Organizers dream come true for ICC, the organizers of the 2011 wold cup cricket. Surely, it's going to be a war out there for the Indians and Pakistani cricket players (and lovers!). The marketing guys can't...