Sports Monks

HH the Amir Cup: Al Sadd Book Semifinal Spot with 5-0 Win over Al Gharafa

Al Sadd defeated Al Gharafa 5-0 in HH the Amir Cup 2021 quarterfinal clash that was played Wednesday at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. Nam Tae-hee put Al...

9 March 4, 2021

Chaos, scandal and anger: Barcelona faces seminal presidential elections

Few people will envy the man elected to be the new president of FC Barcelona. The upcoming election — to be held on Sunday, just days after...

9 March 4, 2021

‘We have to find a spark again’ – Solskjaer after Man Utd held to drab draw at Palace

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United side need to find their “spark” again after they were held at Crystal Palace – a third goalless draw in...

10 March 4, 2021

Barca overturn two-goal deficit to beat 10-man Sevilla in extra-time thriller

Barcelona overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit as they beat 10-man Sevilla 3-0 after extra time in a Copa del Rey semi-final full of drama and incident. Martin...

8 March 4, 2021

Kieron Pollard hits six sixes in West Indies’ win over Sri Lanka

Kieron Pollard struck six sixes in one over off Akila Dananjaya, who had earlier taken a hat-trick, in West Indies’ extraordinary six-wicket Twenty20 defeat of Sri Lanka....

7 March 4, 2021

Rahane sees another turning track for 4th England Test

Rahane said the pitch for the fourth Test starting in Ahmedabad on Thursday would be similar to the one used in the previous Test. India vice-captain Ajinkya...

14 March 3, 2021

‘Why should I praise Ashwin and Axar if Root is taking 5/8’: Inzamam wants ICC to take action against Ahmedabad pitch

India vs England: The latest to weigh in on the pitch debate is former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq, who has blatantly expressed that such a wicket is not...

16 March 3, 2021

LeBron James whacked by Zlatan Ibrahimovic again in activism dispute

International soccer sensation Zlatan Ibrahimovic is doubling down on his message that athletes should stick to sports after Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said he was the wrong target for criticism.  Ibrahimovic...

15 March 3, 2021

Creighton coach McDermott apologizes for ‘plantation’ remark

In a statement¬†posted on Twitter, McDermott said he used a ‘terribly inappropriate analogy in making a point about staying together as a team despite the loss’ Creighton...

15 March 3, 2021

England Women’s Tammy Beaumont tops ODI batting rankings for first time

England batter Beaumont scored 71, 72 not out, and 88 not out against New Zealand; 29-year-old leapfrogs Australia captain Meg Lanning in batting charts; England begin three-match...

15 March 3, 2021

Pakistan Super League: Islamabad defeats Quetta by 6 wickets

In the Pakistan Super League on Tuesday, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and Paul Stirling starred in Islamabad United’s emphatic six-wicket triumph over the winless Quetta Gladiators. Quetta was...

18 March 3, 2021

Football: Former Liverpool forward St John dies aged 82

LONDON: Former Liverpool and Scotland striker Ian St John, who followed a stellar career on the pitch by becoming a hugely popular and successful TV presenter, has...

18 March 3, 2021

Al Shaqab hosts the first leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

From Thursday to Saturday, Al Shaqab will hold another esteemed and one of the world’s most famous showjumping events, the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT). Just a...

18 March 3, 2021

Japan planning to ban overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics over Covid-19 fears: Report

TOKYO: Japan’s government is planning to stop overseas spectators coming to the Summer Olympics due to worries they will spread the coronavirus, a report said on Wednesday,...

15 March 3, 2021

Virat Kohli says ‘bizarre’ batting, not pitch, to blame for England’s two-day defeat to India in third Test

India skipper says focus should be on the batting skills of both sides rather than the pitch or the ball in Ahmedabad ahead of fourth and final...

16 March 3, 2021

Mikel Arteta responds to Barcelona speculation: I’m fully focused on managing Arsenal

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly emerged as a managerial target for Barcelona ahead of their presidential elections; Catalan radio reports say presidential candidate Joan Laporta wants...

12 March 3, 2021

Golfers wore red and black in honor of Tiger Woods during Sunday’s play

Golfers wore red shirts and black pants during the WGC-Workday Championship on Sunday in honor of golf legend Tiger Woods, who is hospitalized after a serious car...

13 March 3, 2021

India v England: Zak Crawley says winning final Test would cap ‘unbelievable’ winter

Victory over India in the final Test would cap an “unbelievable” winter for England, says opener Zak Crawley. England trail 2-1 heading into the fourth Test in...

13 March 3, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo marks 600th league game with landmark goal as Juventus beat Spezia

URIN: Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 600th league appearance with his 20th Serie A goal of the season as Juventus beat Spezia 3-0 on Tuesday to move within...

20 March 3, 2021

Man City have overcome winter ‘hell’ with21-game winning run-Guardiola

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City have “come through hell and done something more than remarkable” by overcoming a tough winter schedule to extend their winning run to...

17 March 3, 2021