Loss of UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father and Trainer, Abdulmanap—A Tribute to a Remarkable Coach and Mentor.
(CNN)The father and trainer of UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap, has died, the fighter’s management team confirmed on Friday in a statement sent to CNN. Abdulmanap died in a Moscow hospital due to complications stemming from Covid-19 infection, according to the RT.com website. He was aged 57.Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib’s manager wrote on Twitter: “Praise to […]
Liverpool FC’s Egyptian-born forward Mohamed Salah is currently one of the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorers. This, his debut season with Liverpool, has seen Salah earn multiple accolades: most left-footed goals scored in a Premier League season, second-fastest player in Liverpool’s history to reach 30 goals, one of the top ten goalscorers in Europe, and […]
Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of […]
Football player Colin Kaepernick was announced as the 2017 recipient of the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Thursday. The Legacy Award is given to sports figures who uses their platform to initiate change. Kaepernick hasn’t been affiliated with an NFL team this season, likely related to his stance of kneeling for the national […]
Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics, after becoming the first female Muslim-American to earn a medal at the games, and the first American woman to don the headscarf at the competition.
LeBron James has often shown himself to be an athlete unready to bury his head in the sand when it comes to social justice. James proved that again when he tweeted an apparent criticism of President Donald Trump’s actions and words regarding the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white nationalist protest resulted in violence […]
Pakistanis went wild Sunday after a surprise sporting triumph over its archrival, India. “Cricket is the blood and heart of our nation,” says journalist Bina Shah, in the Pakistani city of Karachi. “We are so excited when we win and so devastated when we lose.” The Pakistani national team stunned the cricket world by beating […]
Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, poses unique challenges for professional athletes like soccer player Bilal Hamid. Ramadan is a time of reflection honoring the first revelation of the Quran to the prophet, Muhammad. It’s also a month of fasting during which able-bodied Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Hamid is a star […]
Amaiya Zafar will earn her place in boxing’s history books Saturday. When the 16-year-old from Minnesota enters the ring next weekend, there will be no championship title to win, no grand arena to compete in, and no life-changing paycheck. But Zafar, a Muslim student, has already won her fight. Her successful campaigning will see her […]
JUPITER, Fla. — If the detractors hoped to silence Dexter Fowler with their opposition to his remarks over the weekend, they were as misguided as their narrow-minded views. Fowler has been active on social media so long, he wasn’t even surprised by some of the hate he received after telling ESPN how President Donald Trump’s […]