Racism in sport: a local or global issue?

On Feb. 23, I participated in the inaugural gathering of the Cricket Research Network. This has been initiated by a group of British academics whose research specializations focus on cricket. Their focus is to bring together researchers, writers on cricket, journalists and others with an interest in the game. Their purpose is to provide a … Read more

Jeddah race to showcase Red Sea city’s charm

JEDDAH: Runners in Jeddah will take in the city’s charming sights on March 3 during a half marathon hosted by the Saudi Sports for All Federation and Historic Jeddah Program. The event will include four routes for male and female runners of all ages and fitness levels. The Historic Jeddah Program was launched by the … Read more

Medvedev cruises into Dubai semifinals

DUBAI: Former champion Andy Murray dug deep to edge out Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in front of a jubilant center court crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday night. The come-from-behind victory saw Murray — who claimed a solitary Dubai title in 2017 — register a landmark 500th career win … Read more

Six things to watch at LIV Golf Jeddah

JEDDAH: It is not an exaggeration to say that all eyes in the world of golf will be on LIV Golf Jeddah in Saudi Arabia this week. The Public Investment Fund-backed league has done more than enough in the recent past to become one of the strongest tours in the world, but enticing Anthony Kim … Read more

Ministry of Economy and Planning signs MoU with Saudi National Institute of Health

JEDDAH: Multinational technology company Siemens unveiled its new electrical equipment factory in Jeddah in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef. In partnership with its Saudi partner, Arabia Electric Ltd Equipment Co, the firm inaugurated the facility on Feb. 29 at the Modon Oasis in Jeddah. The 6,000 sq. m factory produces electrical equipment such … Read more

Al-Shabab crowned inaugural Saudi Women’s U-17 football champs after defeating Al-Hilal in final

Man United and Chelsea grab late winners in FA Cup. Youngsters deliver again for Liverpool LONDON: Manchester United and Chelsea kept alive their hopes of silverware this season by scoring late winners in the FA Cup on Wednesday. Liverpool also advanced to the quarterfinals, with their youngsters coming through big again for Jurgen Klopp. Casemiro … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector focussing on small investors, minister says

JEDDAH: Multinational technology company Siemens unveiled its new electrical equipment factory in Jeddah in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef. In partnership with its Saudi partner, Arabia Electric Ltd Equipment Co, the firm inaugurated the facility on Feb. 29 at the Modon Oasis in Jeddah. The 6,000 sq. m factory produces electrical equipment such … Read more