By Suresh Pattali
Call me a misogynist, a deviant, or by any other sobriquet of your choice. Doesn’t matter. I would still say I can’t stand the sight of a horsewoman. No, it isn’t a congenital disorder, but an acquired syndrome that’s commonly called ENVY.
Continue reading Hold your horses, this girl will change your perspective
By Sahim Salim
Let me confess, I have never had an athletic bent of mind. I rarely got picked for a sports team in school or college. Growing up in a Sharjah neighbourhood, as children got together for some friendly street football matches that used soft drink cans as goal posts, I was always designated as the ‘trusted’ defender.
Continue reading How I overcame my non-sporty past to becoming a ‘great player’
By Rituraj Borkakoty
Perhaps, Kevin Mendez was on Lionel Messi’s mind last Sunday when the rival fans greeted the Barcelona talisman with a rapturous applause following his latest masterpiece.
Continue reading The surreal feeling when rival fans chant your name
By James Jose
Mention football and it is the illustrious names, legends like Pele, Diego Maradona, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Johan Cryuff, Marco van Basten, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Edison Cavani, Neymar Jr and others that come to mind.
Continue reading Defence is beautiful. Ask Italian Franco Baresi
By James Gibb
There are many things we take for granted when we lace up our shoes to run. Being able to feel the ground beneath our feet; being able to hear the gentle roll of the ocean or grind of the city; being able to smell the freshly cut summer grass; and being able to see the world in front of us. Think about that last one for a moment. Being able to actually see where you’re running. If you’ve ever tried running with your eyes closed or with a blindfold — even just for a few seconds — it feels impossible. Yet for many, loss of vision has been a challenge they’ve had to overcome, greater than any marathon.
Continue reading Two men became Hasan’s eyes as he ran 10k at Dubai Marathon, blind
By James Jose
There are plenty of inspiring stories of legendary marathoners that Kenya and Ethiopia produce.
Continue reading The fastest woman marathoner ran in Dubai this morning
By Alvin R. Cabral
Michael Jordan is widely recognised as the greatest basketball player ever. His achievements — six NBA championships, five MVPs and a further list infinitely longer than those engraved on the sole of the Air Jordan X sneakers — make legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James look like mere mortals.
Continue reading Why I lined up at a shoe store in a mall at 7.30am