England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan insisted Tuesday his use of the word ‘sir’ in Twitter posts conveyed “admiration and respect” as he rejected suggestions of causing offence on social media.
A total of 15 qualifiers, including wildcard entrant GM Alexander Grischuk of Russia, have advanced to face 7-time world champion and defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the 2nd edition of the Katara International Chess Tournament 2021 which began on Sunday.
Serena Williams turns 40 on September 26 and the arrival of that landmark birthday will be all the sweeter if she has at last equalled Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
The 2016 Olympic champion Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece and three-time Olympian Vanessa Ferrari of Italy are among those aiming to clinch tickets to this summer’s Tokyo Games at the Doha Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus World Cup, which will be held from Wednesday till Saturday at the Aspire Dome.
Qatar judoka Ayoub El-Idrissi qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday. The 26-year-old El-Idrissi, who finished 5th in the 18th Asian Games Jakarta 2018, secured a continental quota for the games by earning 699 points on the World Judo Tour.
Mauritania justified their higher ranking yesterday as the Africans sailed past Yemen 2-0 and seal their place in the main draw of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar.
Portugal defender Pepe said the defending champions can recover from a heavy loss to Germany and beat Group F leaders France today to clinch their spot in the last 16 of Euro 2020.