Meet the Samson of the UAE

Hiba Khan 1/03/2017
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Hussein Khalil Hassan Mohammad, also known as Shamshoon (Samson) of Emirates, has captured the attention of thousands of fans on Instagram due to his incredible strength.

He sat down with Sport360 to discuss his golden genes and the logistics behind his action-packed Instagram videos.

Follow Hussein HERE: @shamshon.emirates.

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On This Day: Rashford's stunning EPL debut

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It’s safe to say that a year ago, not many people outside Manchester would have heard of Marcus Rashford.

The gangly 18-year-old made a stunning debut for Man United with a brace in a 5-1 Europa League victory against Denmark’s Midtjylland three days prior to his Premier League debut against Arsenal – a game in which he bagged two more as United beat famous foes Arsenal 3-2.

The teenager converted Guillermo Varela and Jesse Lingard crosses before setting up Ander Herrera for United’s third.

Rashford has since gone on to score on his Manchester derby and England debuts, and even made the Three Lions squad for Euro 2016 in France last summer.

Other memorable sporting events on this day: 

1940: Basketball is televised for the first time when Fordham University take on the University of Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden.

1988: Pat Verbeek becomes the first New Jersey Devil player to score four goals in a game in an 8-6 win over the Minnesota North Stars.

2005: Celebrity chef Delia Smith’s infamous “Where are you?” rant at Norwich City fans at half time in their 3-2 Premier League loss to Man City.

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From Jerry Maguire to Moneyball: The top ten sports films of all time

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With Oscars fever at a high ahead of Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, we take a look at some of the best sports films of all-time.

What do you make of our choices?

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RAGING BULL

An early Martin Scorsese film, Raging Bull dramatises the true story of Italian-American boxer Jake LaMotta, played by Robert DeNiro. Although it was only a minor hit at the box office, it is now regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. DeNiro won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

JERRY MAGUIRE

While most sports films focus on the stars behind the great moments, Jerry Maguire is about the people behind the stars. Tom Cruise plays sports agent Jerry Maguire in a film full of sporting drama and iconic dialogue, along with a classic tale of redemption. Cruise earned a Best Actor nomination.

MIRACLE

The true story of one of the greatest upsets in sporting history – Team USA’s win over the mighty USSR in ice hockey at the 1980 Olympics. Kurt Russell plays legendary coach Herb Brooks, who united an underrated USA team to win Olympic gold.

THE BLIND SIDE

The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, a homeless boy, who became a first round pick in the NFL draft and now plays with the Carolina Panthers. Sandra Bullock  – Oher’s adoptive mother Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film – won the Oscar for Best Actress.

RUSH

Ron Howard’s biopic about the epic rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt has become an instant classic. You don’t need to be a die-hard Formula One fan to watch this film, which shows the Lauda-Hunt rivalry from its early days to the chase for the 1976 World Championship.

ROCKY

Widely considered the best sports film of all-time, Rocky is the story of a down-on-his-luck boxer who goes toe-to-toe with the world champion. It has been immortalised in pop and sporting culture as the ultimate underdog story. The film won the Best Picture award in 1976 and is arguably the movie most synonymous with Sylvester Stallone.

THE DAMNED UNITED

Brian Clough’s ill-fated, 44-day reign as manager of Leeds United was first made into a best-selling novel, which was then adapted into this film starring Michael Sheen. The film is fictional but based on true events, and Sheen delivers an excellent performance in depicting Clough’s outsized personality.

THE FIGHTER

The film centers on the lives of a professional boxer and his half-brother, played by Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Amy Adams and Melissa Leo also star in the film, with Leo winning the Academy Award for Supporting Actress. Bale won Supporting Actor.

INVICTUS

A cast featuring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, Invictus tells the story of how the South African rugby team brought the nation together during their 1995 Rugby World Cup triumph, with Damon playing captain Francois Pienaar and Freeman playing Nelson Mandela.

CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Another sports film which won an Oscar for Best Picture, Chariots of Fire tells the true story of Jewish athlete Harold Abrahams and Scottish Christian athlete Eric Liddell, both of whom represent Great Britain at the 1924 Olympics. In different ways, both athletes had to overcome obstacles due to their religion, but they found a way to make it to the top.

MONEYBALL

One of the more famous sports films, Moneyball tells the story of the strategy to build competitive sports teams using statistics and player analysis. Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics, who became one of baseball’s best teams based on their sabermetric approach to scouting players.

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