Friday, February 23, 2024

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Michael Jordan selling majority stake in Charlotte Hornets NBA team.

NEW YORK: Basketball legend Michael Jordan has agreed to sell his majority stake in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets to an investment consortium, the team announced Friday. The buyer group is led by Gabe Plotkin, chief investment officer at Tallwoods Capital LLC and Rick Schnall, co-president of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The group also includes musicians J. Cole and Eric Church, said a press release from Hornets Sports & Entertainment that did not disclose financial terms.

“DP World ILT20 Season 1: A Popular Choice for Cricket Fans”

Dubai: The inaugural edition of the UAE’s DP World ILT20 cricket league made great waves around the world as the Gulf Giants lifted the glittering trophy in the Feb. 12 final at the Dubai International Stadium. The tournament decider was played in front of a packed stadium as the James Vince-led Giants made history by becoming the first-ever champions of the UAE’s T20 league.

Usyk’s Signing May Lead to Fury Fight in Kingdom, Says Skill Challenge Entertainment’s Boxing Director

Amer Abdallah, director of boxing of Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz’s Skill Challenge Entertainment, talks to Arab News about the landmark signing of Oleksandr Usyk — and other additions — to the organization, potential world title fights in Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s successful ventures into a diverse range of sports globally. Oleksandr Usyk has signed to Skill Challenge Entertainment’s growing stable of local and international fighters. What made this good fit for you?

Paris Event Showcases Gulf Business: The French Connection

PARIS: A landmark two-day business event showcasing opportunities for commercial partnerships between France and the Gulf states begins in Paris on Tuesday. Vision Golfe is a new platform promoting business cooperation in high-growth potential markets in both private and public sectors, such as trade, sports, culture, energy and the environment. Key economic players, government ministers, small business managers, start-ups and senior executives will have the opportunity to meet and exchange views.

Amateur Players in the Kingdom Display Passion for the Beautiful Game

RIYADH: An amateur football tournament organized as part of a national campaign to promote sport and encourage people to get fit ended on Saturday in Riyadh. The SFA Championship was organized by the Saudi Sports for All Federation and the Newcastle United Foundation and held at the Kingdom Schools Stadium. Speaking at the closing ceremony, SFA Managing Director Shaima Saleh Alhussaini said: “We are delighted to have partnered with the Newcastle United Foundation to immerse more people across the Kingdom in the fun and joy of football culture.

International Women’s Polo Championship: Advocating for Global Standards

RIYADH: Details of the international women’s polo championship in November have been released. The Saudi Polo Federation held a press conference in Riyadh to reveal details of the championship, organized by the federation, in partnership with Al-Hawfer Sports Company, on the fields of AlIttihad Academy in Nova Equestrian Club Resort, Riyadh.

“Down Syndrome Football Team Featured in ‘Mighty Penguins’ Documentary”

For many, it is difficult to imagine living with Down syndrome, its challenges as well as its beauties, but “Mighty Penguins” is a film that achieves exactly that. It gives you a glimpse into such a world and what we find is one filled with passion, love and emotional intelligence, but also complicated by hardships and prejudice.


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