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31st January in history

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer born on this day in 1981. Did you know that: • Gail Borden announced his invention of evaporated milk on this day in 1851• Coca-Cola trademark for “nutrient or tonic beverages” was registered on this day in 1893• Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” ​was copyrighted on […]...Read More

Kite boarders surf up a storm at Dubai beach

The Dubai International Marine Club, in cooperation with with the Emirates Kiteboarding Association organised the first round of the Dubai Kitesurf championship Sunday at Nessnass Beach in Jumeirah, with a variety of participation from different nationalities. Mohammed Hareb, CEO, said that the club is pleased to welcome fans and enthusiast of the  Kitesurfing to the […]...Read More

Army of pink clops in to wave flag on breast

The 11th edition of Pink Caravan Ride, an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based non-profit Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), will ride into 2021 in a unique format in February with the participation of equestrian clubs from every emirate, and will be marked by 42 days of free health screenings for men and women […]...Read More

Formula One superstar Hamilton earns BBC’s ‘Sports Personality of the

Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton claimed the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year title Sunday, marking another win in a gold-studded career spanning over a decade. The 35-year-old, who last month equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 titles, overcame Jordan Henderson and Hollie Doyle to win the British broadcaster’s prestigious prize in a […]...Read More

Cleveland Indians set to drop “racist” name that riled fans,

Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team confirmed Monday that it will drop its problematic “Indians” tag after ire from fans and Native American groups alike who decried the moniker as racist. The organisation affirmed the change in a statement on Twitter, but has yet to decide on a replacement name for the long-held “Indians” tag adopted […]...Read More

Bust a move, take gold: Breakdancing now an Olympic sport

Breakdancing was one of four new sports along with skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to get the Olympic green light on Monday for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Games. The four sports were included as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board met to confirm the Paris 2024 programme. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have […]...Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul: Fist-fest set for 2021!

Floyd Mayweather announced Sunday he is set for an exhibition boxing match against controversial YouTube personality Logan Paul at an undetermined venue early next year. No details were released about the former boxing champion’s latest exhibition, other than it would be held on February 20. The 43-year-old Mayweather has not had a serious boxing match […]...Read More

Nike Japan tackles racism and bullying in new self-love advert

Ever since their 1988 “Just Do It” ad, sports brand Nike has become known for producing commercials that spark a conversation and leave a lasting impression on viewers. Last year saw the brand tackling the negative undertones in queries launched at tennis star Naomi Osaka — in spotlight this year as well for donning several masks […]...Read More

Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal shirt for 2 million

 The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous “Hand Of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico could be available for $2 million following the Argentine’s death on Wednesday, says an American sports memorabilia expert. The shirt is owned by former England player Steve Hodge, who got it […]...Read More