Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Fowler full of praise for young homegrown star Rayhan Thomas

Defending champion Rickie Fowler has been full of praise for young homegrown star Rayhan Thomas ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Last year’s Falcon Trophy winner played a practice round with the 17-year-old today, who won his first MENA Tour event last September. Fowler says he’s impressed by what ...

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James Anderson joins Kallis and Lara for Abu Dhabi Invitational

English cricketer James Anderson is the latest big name to sign up for the Abu Dhabi Invitational, the pro-am golf tournament which will take place later this month. Anderson, who is the country’s all-time highest wicket-taker, will be joined in Abu Dhabi by cricket legends Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis. ...

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Afghanistan close in on semi-final spot in Desert T20

The UAE fell to a narrow defeat against Afghanistan in their Desert T20 meeting in Abu Dhabi on Monday night. Nearly 8,000 fans watched as the hosts raced to 91 for 2 in the first 10 overs, before going on to make 146 for 6 for their innings. Strong bowling ...

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Rory McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Rory McIlroy has been forced to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship due to a rib injury. Scans revealed that he suffered a stress fracture while competing in the South African Open over the weekend. The world number two said he was “bitterly disappointed” to have to pull out ...

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Murray cruises through first round in Melbourne

World number one Andy Murray’s booked his place in the second round of the Australian Open tennis, after a straight-sets win over Ukraine’s Ilya Marchenko. The world number one secured a 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 success. There was an upset in the women’s singles, however, when world number 52 Shelby Rogers ...

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