Sports

Cisse Consulted Scholars Before Donning Jersey

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Newcastle’s Senegalese Muslim striker Papiss Cisse is now reporting that he consulted with Islamic scholars before accepting his team’s controversial new soccer jersey. The new sponsor of the team is payday loan company Wonga, which has been know to charge exorbitant interest rates. Cisse had been threatening to […]

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August 12, 2013

Pakistani Prodigy Tops In Asia

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Pakistan tennis prodigy Syed Nofil Kaleem continues to rule the roost in the under-14 category of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF). The latest rankings showed that the Islamabad native remains comfortably atop the continental rankings in his age group, making him the first Pakistani tennis player to become […]

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August 12, 2013

Rasheed Sulaimon Wins Gold at U19 World Championship

Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon is now a gold medalist in back-to-back summers.

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July 18, 2013

Amr Khalifa: Squash League Player of the Year

Earlier, this year the Liberty League announced its men’s college squash award winners.

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July 18, 2013

Arsalan Kazemi First Iranian Ever Taken in NBA Draft

University of Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi became the first Iranian ever taken in the National Basketball Association Draft last week.

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July 3, 2013

Muhammad and Dieng Join Up in Minnesota

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Somewhere Keith Ellison must be smiling. The Muslim congressman from Minnesota saw his home state basketball team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, pick Muslims with both of their first round selections in the 2013 NBA Draft last week. Minnesota picked up UCLA small forward Shabazz Muhammad, followed by University of […]

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July 3, 2013

Amir Khan Gets Married

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Pakistani-British boxing star Amir Khan needed to go all out with his wedding if he was to outdo even the engagement party. Following his engagement to Faryal Makhdoom in January 2012, they held a gala engagement party for 1,000 people at Reebok Stadium in Khan’s home town of […]

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July 1, 2013

Istanbul Rated Highly By IOC

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com The International Olympic Committee has published its technical assessments of the cities that are seeking to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Istanbul, Turkey has rated farely well. The three competing cities are Tokyo, Japan, Istanbul, and Madrid, Spain. Tokyo received the highest marks, followed closely by Istanbul, […]

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July 1, 2013

Mouhammadou Jaiteh Pulls Out Of Draft

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has threatened Pakistan with suspension because of political interference in their National Olympic Committees (NOC)

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June 20, 2013

Pakistan Threatened–Olympic Suspension?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has threatened Pakistan with suspension…

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June 20, 2013

Liverpool After Ivory Coast Defender

English Premier League football giants Liverpool are planning a summer move for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer once his contract expires in June.

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May 23, 2013

Bahraini to Head Asian Football

Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa was named Asian Football Confederation’s new president, replacing Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar.

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May 16, 2013

Rasool Covers Up Liquor Logo

Indian cricketer Parvez Rasool, playing for the Pune Warriors of the Indian Premier League, has covered up the logo on his uniform of a liquor brand that is one of the sponsors of the his team.

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May 16, 2013

Nazr Mohammed Contrite After Ejection

Chicago Bulls veteran center Nazr Mohammed got tangled up and knocked down by superstar Lebron James in Game 2 of Chicago’s second round playoff series with the defending National Basketball Association champions Miami Heat

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May 16, 2013

Khan Issues Mayweather Challenge

Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan made an appearance in Las Vegas to attend the Floyd Mayweather – Robert Guerrero fight this past Saturday, and he used the occasion to issue a challenge to the victorious Mayweather

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May 9, 2013

The Pakistani Venus And Serena

Alina Aftab, age 13, and Mahin Aftab, age 11, are a sister act of aspiring Pakistani tennis champions.

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May 9, 2013

Zack Chibane Gets His NFL Shot

Syracuse University offensive lineman Zack Chibane watched the entire National Football Draft this past week without hearing his name called. But his shot at the NFL just may happen

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May 2, 2013

Aboushi Drafted by Hometown Jets

Staten Island native Oday Aboushi will be coming home to the Big Apple.

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May 2, 2013

Oday Aboushi Selected by New York Jets

University of Virginia’s Offensive linesman Oday Aboushi has been selected by selected by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

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May 2, 2013

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