Fohood Jumeirah were hardly troubled as they trounced Al Ain Youth 15-2 in futsal competition at the fourth Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports Tournament.
Also winning at the NAS Sports Complex were Al Habtoor, Desert and Fohood Zabeel. Desert stunned Studio Zabeel 8-5, while Fohood Zabeel and Al Habtoor held on for narrow 4-3 and 3-2 wins against gutsy Al Theyaba and Tornado-4 teams respectively.
Making the difference for Fohood Zabeel and Al Habtoor were former Fifa Futsal Golden Ball winners Dovenir Domingues De Paiva (Neto) and Ricardinho.
In the padel competition, the action reached the semi-final stages with Mohammed Al Mansouri and Mohammed Ahli booking the fourth and final spot in the last four stage of the UAE Nationals competition with a comfortable 6-0, 6-3 win over Ali Al Qaiwani and Zayed Abbas.
Al Mansouri and Ahli will now meet second seeds Saeed Al Marri and Hassan Sharif Al Marzouqi in the second semi-finals, while top seeds Majid Bushagar and last year’s champion Mohammed Al Janahi will take on Ahmed Hussain and Abdullah Ahli.
A former world No1 American tennis player, Doris Hart was the first person to complete a ‘career boxed set’ of grand slam titles – that is having at least one of every possible title in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, from all four majors.
Hart, who was born on this day in 1925, was one of the stars of the women’s game in the 1940s and early 1950s, rising to the top of the rankings in 1951. She finished her career with 325 titles in total, 35 of them captured in grand slam events.
As a child, Hart suffered an infection, which prompted her doctors to consider amputating her right leg. As a result, she was slightly bow-legged, with one of her limbs thinner than the other.
Still that didn’t stop her from using her finesse and smart serve-and volley tactics to the top. Hart, who has won six grand slam singles titles, died in May last year aged 89.
Other sporting stars born on this day:
1971: Josh Kronfeld, New Zealand former rugby union player, who gained 54 caps with the All Blacks (45).
1978: Frank Lampard, English footballer and Chelsea legend, who plays as a midfielder for NYCFC in the MLS (38).
1982: Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski, Russian twin footballers, who play for CSKA Moscow and Russia (34).
1989: Javier Pastore, Argentinean footballer, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina (27).
On this day in 1968 at the United States AUU Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California, Jim Hines became the first-ever to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m.
On a night that was later dubbed the ‘Night of Speed’, in the span of two and a half hours, the world record of 10 seconds was broken by three men and tied by seven others.
What happened in the preliminary rounds was historic. In the first heat, Hines ran a 9.8 but the wind was measured at an illegal 3m/s.
Greene and Roger Bambuck tied the world record of 10s in the last heat. Hines won the first semi-final in 9.9s. The wind was legal. Jim Hines had just become the first man to break the 10s barrier.
Other memorable events in history today:
1987: New Zealand win the inaugural Rugby World Cup, beating France 29-9 in the final.
1995: Arsenal sign Dutch forward Dennis Bergkamp, who went on to make 423 appearances for the club.
2000: England are eliminated from Euro 2000 with a 3-2 loss to Romania in their final group stage match.
2013: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to complete a 4-3 series win and take the NBA championship title.