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Muslim College Stars of Tomorrow

Muslim college basketball players such as Rasheed Sulaimon, Gorgui Dieng, and Arsalan Kazemi are flourishing in this year’s NCAA men’s college basketball tournament…

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March 28, 2013

East Region Loaded with Muslim Talent

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com There are a number of teams in the East Region of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament that are sporting Muslim basketball players. The only head-to-head matchup of Muslim talent in this region involves Syracuse University and Montana University. Traditional power Syracuse boasts Baye Keita, a 6’10” junior […]

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March 21, 2013

Kadri Turning Over A New Leaf

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been one of the real surprises in the early going of the 2013 National Hockey League season.

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March 14, 2013

The Bionic Rower

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com In August of 2011, Mohamed Al-Rabti, a member of the Libyan national rowing team, was seriously injured when his anti-government military unit was attacked by forces backing former Libyan president Moammar Ghadafi. The attack resulted in injuries that forced an above elbow amputation of Al-Rabti’s left arm. And […]

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March 14, 2013

Hopkins: Champ Again At 48

48-year-old Muslim boxer Bernard Hopkins won a unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud this past weekend

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March 14, 2013

Hopkins Head in the Clouds this Weekend

48-year-old boxing legend Bernard Hopkins moves on in his illustrious career to take on International Boxing Federation light heavyweight world champion Tavoris Cloud this weekend.

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March 7, 2013

Pakistan Consider Changes After Test Shutout

Pakistan suffered a 3-0 shutout at the hands of the South African cricket team last month, and the Pakistan Cricket Board doesn’t appear ready to take the news lying down.

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March 7, 2013

Next Khan Opponent and Date Set

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan will be returning to England for his next fight. It was announced that his next fight will be against former International Boxing Federation lightweight division world champion Julio Diaz at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on April 27th. Khan’s US promoters are using the show to […]

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March 7, 2013

Aboushi Awaiting NFL Draft

University of Virginia left tackle Oday Aboushi looks to be the highest-rated Muslim football player available in this April’s NFL Draft.

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February 28, 2013

Jaziri Gives Roger Federer A Scare

The toast of Tunisian tennis, Malek Jafrizi, got a rise out of tennis legend Roger Federer by taking the first set in their first round match this week at the Dubai Championships.

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February 28, 2013

Jaiteh Jetting Forward

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com French Under-18 center Mouhammadou “Mam” Jaiteh is catching the attention of American basketball scouts. The French-born big man was born to a father from Senegal and a mother from Gambia. Despite picking up the game relatively late a the age of 13, his outstanding physical profile made him […]

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February 21, 2013

Mushtaq to Coach in India

Former Pakistan leg-spinner bowler, and current English national team bowling instructor, Mushtaq Ahmed has signed a deal with Indian Premier League cricket team Delhi Daredevils

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February 14, 2013

Qataris Bring Beckham to Paris

The Qatari ownership group of Parisian soccer giants Paris St.-Germain acquired international soccer superstar DavidBeckham for the rest of the Ligue 1 season

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February 14, 2013

Soccer-Asia A Proven Fertile Ground For Match-Fixers

While there was some shock at the extent of the match-fixing revealed in Monday’s Europol report, there can be little surprise the fixers were based in Singapore given the history of corruption in Asian soccer.

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February 7, 2013

Khan April Bout Delayed

Ukranian boxer Vycheslav Senchenko has turned down a proposed fight with British-Pakistani boxing star Amir Khan.

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February 7, 2013

Emirates Becomes Formula One Sponsor

Emirates Airlines announced a multi-million dollar five-year agreement with Formula One Racing to become a Global Partner beginning with the 2013 season.

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February 7, 2013

Qureshi and Mirza Still Stroking Down Under

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan plays a forehand in their second round mixed doubles match with Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Bernard Tomic of Australia during day eight of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2012 in Melbourne, […]

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January 24, 2013

Moussa Gueye Stands Tall In Alabama

University of Alabama junior center Moussa Gueye matched his season high with 5 blocked shots to spur a victory over defending NCAA men’s basketball champion the University of Kentucky 59-55

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January 24, 2013

UAE Wins Gulf Cup

Esmail Al Hammadi scored the game-winning goal in the second half of extra-time to hand the UAE a historic second Gulf Cup title in six years, beating Iraq 2-1 at Bahrain’s National Stadium

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January 24, 2013

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