Sunday, June 25, 2017
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  • Sports Tonight

    21/6/17:  Bad relations between Indian cricket coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli have reached their inevitable conclusion, but does the skipper wield too much influence in international cricket? Meanwhile, Dubai Racing Channel's Laura King joins us live from Royal Ascot to recap a day that ranks among the most successful in Godolphin's rich history. Plus, we welcome an Emirati blazing a trail in mixed martial arts to the studio and also stumble upon another random question that gets the text lines going: Just who is the greatest one-club legend in football?

  • Sports Tonight

    20/6/17:  Pakistan is in full party mode as the country's cricketing heroes land in Karachi, but what next for this side, and where do we stand on the redemption of Mohammad Amir? CricInfo's Senior Editor Osman Samiuddin joins that discussion, while our Inside Edge also has his say. As we deliberate the current state of flux in golf, the Butch Harmon School of Golf's Justin Parsons offers some insight into Brooks Koepka's impressive US Open win.

  • Monday Night Football

    19/6/17:  The footballing world has gone transfer mad and we've made a few new signings of our own! Joining us for the full show are former France, Manchester United and Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre and head of football at the Nad Al Sheba complex, Sean O'Shea and as usual on a Monday, there's plenty of talking points. We discuss the latest Ronaldo saga and Mikael provides some revealing insight on his personality from their playing days at Old Trafford, while the depth of the French squad, Arsenal's prospects next season under Wenger and the Chelsea-Costa rift all get a mention on a lively show.

  • Sports Tonight

    18/6/17:  Pakistan are your ICC Champions Trophy winners and we owe the listeners a grovelling apology for writing them off! Belligerent with the bat and beguiling with the ball, the men in green produced a performance for the ages in beating bitter rivals India by 180 runs. Elsewhere, we talk Lions and call-up controversy with Scottish scrum half Rory Lawson, rule changes to football and US Open golf. Oh, and a totally random pub chat to wrap things up!

  • Sports Tonight

    15/6/17:  A circus, a farce and a laughably uncompetitive contest. We can only be talking about the biggest sporting event of 2017 - Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor! As appalled as boxing purists are by last night's announcement that August 26 will see these two touch gloves in a Las Vegas ring, the money set to be made, and the media attention is primed to reach record numbers. We debate all that, and talk cricket with former England captain Michael Vaughan, as India book their place in the ICC Champions Trophy final. Plus, we get an update from Amna Al Qubaisi, the flying girl who is motoring into the world of Formula 4.

  • Sports Tonight

    14/6/17:  It's the eve of golf's US Open and we're asking whether its custodians, the USGA, should ditch their obsession with punishing set-ups to help grow the game. Golf Digest ME editor Kent Gray joins the conversation as we assess the chances of the main contenders, while in the cricket, Pakistan upset the form book to thrash England and leave us all chewing a large slice of humble pie!

  • Sports Tonight

    13/6/17:  The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions for the second time in three years, but how great can they become and where does another finals defeat leave LeBron James' legacy? We talk cricket and collectively eat some humble pie with ESPN CricInfo analyst Osman Samiuddin as Pakistan surge into the semis of the ICC Champions Trophy and ask the question: Which was Rafa Nadal's greatest French Open win? Unsurprisingly, Chris and Robbie can't reach an agreement...

  • Monday Night Football

    12/6/17:  A look back on the season that was for the five major European leagues throws up plenty of talking points as we head into the summer, from Diego Costa's future to the renaissance of the Milanese giants. Al Arabia's Liliane Tannoury shares some insight on what she is hearing from the Costa camp, and we also welcome James Bowring of E-Sports to the Dhow & Anchor for an update on the growth of one of the UAE's best football academies.

  • Sports Tonight

    11/6/17:  Rafael Nadal is the king of clay, 10 times over. We celebrate the irrepressible Spaniard's unthinkable feat as he overwhelms Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final, and reflect on a year of comebacks. England are football world champions again (at least at U20 level) and Australia are out of the ICC Champions Trophy, with Bangladesh going through. Sport, eh? We're also joined in studio by the UFC's next big thing - Dubai based Gokhan Saki.

  • Sports Tonight

    08/6/17:  The Golden State Warriors are on the brink of an unprecedented NBA feat, but is their dominance a good thing for basketball? Women's tennis could certainly use some star power as the semi-finals throw up a typically unpredictable line-up and reaction to Novak Djokovic's rapid fall from grace continues with John McEnroe having his say. Rory Lawson joins us to preview a must-win test for the Lions and a legal dispute over a nickname between a young Aussie tennis player and cereal giant Kellogg's gets the textlines buzzing!

  • Sports Tonight

    07/06/17:  Seismic losses and change at the top on a busy for sport across the globe - we've got the inside track on exactly what is wrong with Novak Djokovic as once again Sport 360's Reem Abulleil joins us from Paris. Dubai Racing Channel's Laura King has the lowdown on John Ferguson's ignominious departure from Godolphin while a 16-year-old making waves at Manchester United offers us a world exclusive first interview!

  • Sports Tonight

    06/6/17:  The ICC Champions Trophy is in full swing and not even the notorious British "Summer" could help save Pakistan's blushes against great rivals India. Renowned author and cricket expert Osman Samiuddin joins us to dissect where exactly Pakistan have gone wrong. We get a French Open update from Roland Garros from Sport 360's Reem Abulleil and talk NBA playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals with Ross Crist. Meanwhile, squash and the Olympics rears its head once again!

  • Monday Night Football

    05/6/17:  Chris and Robbie, back safely from their trip to Cardiff for the UEFA Champions League Final, debate the merits of Cristiano Ronaldo in the wake of yet another goal – and trophy – laden season. Dale Gordon weighs into the argument plus there’s an exclusive interview with Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui ahead of his side’s World Cup qualifier against Macedonia. The guys are also in conversation with some of the biggest names in squash ahead of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals which kicks off at Dubai Opera on Tuesday, June 6.

  • Sports Tonight

    04/6/17:  Where else to start tonight's show than record-breaking Real Madrid and their equally sensational talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo? Chris and Robbie are reflecting on Los Blancos' heorics from London on a night when the Spanish side became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in the Champions League era. Furthermore, it was their first league and European Cup double in 59 years and Zidane's third major trophy in just 17 months of management! We analyse the game and delve into some more stories from the trip, including how Adidas is playing an increasingly large role in shaping football and youth culture (not to mention major player transfers). We also hear from Manchester United star Ander Herrera, before turning our attention to the NBA finals, the Lions tour and the latest saga involving Tiger Woods.

  • Sports Tonight

    01/6/17:  Ahead of the biggest club game in football, Chris and Robbie pull every string they know to enlist the opinions of three legends who have four European Cups between them! Michel Salgado and Hasan Salihamidzic offer unique insight on this year's finalists, while Peter Schmeichel paints a vivid picture of exactly what it is like playing in and winning a Champions League final.