Sport this week in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & UAE

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WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 12

An evening with former England star Tony Cottee

Former England striker Tony Cottee will feature in a Q and A evening with beIN sports presenter and Dubai-resident Rob McCaffrey at The West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge.

Cottee featured for Premier League sides Everton, Leicester and West Ham in a goal-laden career and is currently working for Sky Sports and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Entrance is free with no reservations required. However, the event is strictly first-come-first-serve.

VENUE: Mövenpick JBR
TIME: 
19:00
PRICE: FREE

Tony Cottee.

Tony Cottee.

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 13

Pakistan vs West Indies – first Test

Pakistan will meet West Indies in the Asia’s first day-night Test in Dubai from Thursday.

West Indies will be hoping their Test series will deliver better performances and results, after being routed 3-0 in both the T20 and one-day internationals.

VENUE: Dubai International Stadium
TIME: 
15:30
MORE INFO: dsc.ae/pakistan-vs-west-indies-series-ticket-sales-open-now

Who will win between Pakistan and West Indies?

Who will win between Pakistan and West Indies?

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 14

Zayed Sports City Pink 5k & 10k Run

Zayed Sports City’s pink run earned much acclaim and is expected to attract unprecedented running crowds this time around after winning the Best Amateur Event category at the 2016 Sports Industry Awards.

Catering to 5km and 10km runners, the course winds through the capital as athletes and onlookers show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Participants receive a Saucony shirt, medal and certificate for their effort.

VENUE: Zayed Sports City
TIME: 
07:00
MORE INFO: www.zsc.ae

Zayed Sports City Pink 5k & 10k Run.

Zayed Sports City Pink 5k & 10k Run.

NSL Cricket

This NSL returns for its third edition with 28 schools and 48 teams battling it out for national glory across U14 and U17 age categories in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Abu Dhabi.

Similar to last year’s format, the competition will be played with a round robin format in October and November, and competitors will return for the final rounds in January.

The U14 will be a 15 overs competition and the U17 will be a 20 overs competition.

TIME: 09:00
MORE INFO: www.nsl360.com

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 15-16

Fitness Exhibition Middle East

The Fitness Exhibition Middle East will play host to a large gathering of professionals from across the Middle East and North Africa, providing the perfect opportunity for key industry players to network.

The two-day event is set to welcome over 300 products and services showcased by more than 100 exhibitors. But that’s not all, there will be fitness classes from internationally renowned, fitness centres available for free.

VENUE: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
MORE INFO: http://www.fitnessexhibitionme.com/

Fitness Exhibition Middle East.

Fitness Exhibition Middle East.

ROY NASR MEMORIAL TRIATHLON

TriDubai co-founder Roy Nasr passed away in 2013 but his legacy and passion for triathlon lives on through this memorial event.

The course at Jebel Ali Golf Resort begins with a swim along the serene waters of the Arabian Gulf, before participants pedal around the roads near the resort and finish back inside the grounds.

VENUE: Jebel Ali Golf Resort
TIME: 
06:30
EMAIL: [email protected]

Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon.

Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon.

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Happy Birthday: Sorenstam, Viduka, Miles

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L-R: Sorenstam, Viduka, Biles.

One of the most successful female golfers of all-time, the Swedish sensation was a force on the course during her marvellous career.

Turning 46 today, Sorenstam has a laundry list of achievements to her name, most notably as the winningest female golfer ever with 90 international tournament victories as a professional.

Among those, 72 were official LPGA tournaments, including 10 majors and 18 international tournaments.

The $22 million she earned for her career also tops the LPGA’s money list.

She earned the Player of the Year award a record eight times, while also having the distinction of being the only female golfer to shoot 59 in a competition.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Sorenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event since 1945 when she competed at the Bank of American Colonial in 2003.

1975: Mark Viduka, retired footballer who played for Leeds, Middlesbrough and Australia’s national team (41).

1980: Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish hockey player and captain for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings (36).

1981: Darius Miles, American retired basketball player who was drafted third overall in 2000 (35).

1988: Starling Marte, Dominican Republic baseball player for the MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates and 2016 All-Star (28).

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On this Day in 1988: Australia continue League dominance

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Australia bossed Rugby League at the time.

Australia’s successful defence of the Rugby League World Cup in 1988 was the result of the nation coming full circle.

When the Aussies met New Zealand in the final on this day at Eden Park, it was with the bitter memory of having suffered a shocking loss to the All Blacks at the start of their World Cup campaign in 1985.

Needless to say, history would not repeat itself as Australia went into hostile territory and secured a 25-12 victory for their sixth Rugby League World Cup title.

Allan Langer scored two tries, along with solo efforts by Gavin Miller and Dale Shearer, while Michael O’Connor had a goal and Ben Elias converted a field goal to push Australia to another triumph.

1965: The US defeat Europe 19 1/2 to 12 1/2 in the 16th Ryder Cup.

1928: Two years after becoming the first man to hit three home runs in a World Series game, Babe Ruth repeats the feat, hitting three homers against the St Louis Cardinals.

2011: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula One drivers’ championship after finishing third at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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