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Community News (16-37)

community news 16-37

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September 4, 2014

Mohammed Ahmed makes a mark at Commonwealth Games

Former Wisconsin standout long-distance runner Mohammed Ahmed carried his collegiate success into his post-graduate international career, recording impressive results last week at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Ahmed ran in the 10,000 meters  and finished in 28:02.96—good enough for sixth place and the fourth-fastest finish all-time by a Wisconsin runner. The top three finishers […]

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August 7, 2014

Running Back Ameer Abdullah’s Speech Garners Praise

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah delivered the  Big 10 Football Kickoff Luncheon which is earning widespread praise for both its style and substance. Abdullah’s speech was titled “The Essence of a Student-Athlete”. “The true essence of a student-athlete is someone who has the desire to educate themselves athletically, academically and personally,” Abdullah said. He himself […]

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July 31, 2014

Germany’s Mesut Ozil donates World Cup bonus money to children in Brazil

The midfield wiz, who plays his club soccer for Arsenal in the Premier League, confirmed his donation through the BigShoe charity on his Facebook page Wednesday. The money goes to pay for surgeries for kids in need.

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July 24, 2014

Muslim Stars Shining in Fifa World Cup 2014

Being an integral part of football, Muslim players starring in their different teams from across the globe in the month-long tournament are expected to draw much attention of spectators with special performance.

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July 3, 2014

Abdul Mushtaq joins Harper College Baksetball Team

CHICAGO,IL–A growing number of Muslims, even those from immigrant communities, are making their mark in the athletic field. The Harper Community College in Palatine recently signed Abdul Mushtaq to their basketball team. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Wheeling High School who is a current Harper student, is excited to get his Harper College basketball career […]

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June 19, 2014

Mirza Moves To Number Two

Indian ladies’ tennis star Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have become the number two team in the race to Singapore for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) year-end doubles championships in November.

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May 15, 2014

Naazim Richardson to Enter Hall of Fame

Later this month, the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame will induct a new class of ten outstanding boxing people in their annual banquet event.

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May 15, 2014

Qureshi Bounced in Monte Carlo Quarters

Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna bowed out in the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters at Monte-Carlo, Monaco, this past week.

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April 24, 2014

Afghanistan Takes on Australian Coach

Afghanistan has named Australian Peter Anderson as their new Cricket Academy coach.

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April 24, 2014

Khan Chooses New Manager

Pakistani-British boxing star Amir Khan has signed with powerful manager Al Haymon

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April 17, 2014

“Iranian Messi” In Demand

Iranian footballer Sardar Azmoun has been plying his trade with Russian club Rubin Kazan.

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April 10, 2014

Hopkins To Defend Title Against Kazakhstani Foe

International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins takes on Kazakhstani pugilist Beibut Shumenov on April 19th.

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March 13, 2014

Sania Mirza Reaches Quarters

The fifth-seeded team of Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Paribas Open …

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March 13, 2014

Pakistan Loses Asian Final In Advance Of World Cup

Sri Lankan opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne hit a century to lead Sri Lanka past defending champions Pakistan by five wickets…

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March 13, 2014

Indopak Express Back on Top

Pakistani doubles tennis phenom, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, and his Indian partner, Rohan Bopanna, the so-called Indo-Pak Express, won their first men’s doubles title since reuniting as partners.

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March 6, 2014

Zaidi Promoted to A’s Assistant GM

Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s promoted longtime executive Farhan Zaidi to the title of Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations.

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March 6, 2014

Muslim Countries in 2014 Olympics

If you’re trying to root for athletes from the Ummah, here’s a list of athletes from predominantly Muslim countries…

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February 20, 2014

Rachman Returns to the Ring

He is the fourth ever Indonesian boxer to win a boxing world title.

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February 20, 2014

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