Posts Tagged Middle East

Qatar pledges $1 million for anti-doping research

MONTREAL (AP) — Qatar has agreed to contribute $1 million to a global anti-doping research fund.

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Bahrain, UAE barred from retaking worlds places

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — The International Handball Federation has barred Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from retaking their places at the world championships despite ending apparent political boycotts of the event in Qatar.

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Vettel and Ferrari face tough future rebuilding

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, stands on the grid with Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain before the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari seems a fitting one, bringing together motor sport’s most prestigious team and the most successful driver in the current era.

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McIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds the Race to Dubai trophy at the DP World Golf Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney.

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Button’s F1 future unclear after difficult season

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, and McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain wave during the drivers track parade ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champion Jenson Button’s future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.

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