Sport Brief

25th Sep 2015
Sport Brief

Tennis
US Open, New York (Aug 31-Sept 13): Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza claimed their second straight Grand Slam title in the US Open women’s doubles. The Swiss-Indian duo, who were also victorious at Wimbledon, beat Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua 6-3 6-3. “It has been a great year for us,” Mirza said. “To back up [Wimbledon], we feel like we’re a really solid team.”
Hingis, 34, also won the US Open mixed doubles title alongside Leander Paes, and has now claimed five Major doubles titles in total in 2015. “From the start, we hit it off, ”she said of her partnership with Mirza. “Our games work well together.” Hingis – a former world number one singles player who came out of retirement for a second time in 2013 – has now won a total of 14 Grand Slam doubles titles in her career, while 28-year-old Mirza has five.

Athletics
World Athletics Championships, Beijing (August 22–30): Olympic medallist Brendan Foster has described Mo Farah as Britain’s “greatest sportsman” after claiming the first distance triple-double. Farah added the 5,000m to his 10,000m title at the World Championships – a feat he also achieved at the London Olympics in 2012 and the 2013 World Championship. Foster said: “Mo is the greatest sportsman that Britain has ever had.” Farah, 32, responded: “We have had so many legends and to be in the same category as them is amazing.” Farah has now gone ahead of Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele who is the only other person to claim an Olympic and world double-double in the distance events. Farah now has five World Championship golds, two Olympic golds and five European golds, and is unbeaten on the track outdoors in major championships since finishing second in the 10,000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.

Muslim Medalists:
Men’s 10,000m: Mohamed Farah (Gold) Great Britain
Men’s 5,000m: Mohamed Farah (Gold) Great Britain
Men’s 1500m: Abdalaati Iguider (Bronze) Morocco
Men’s 800m: Amel Tuka (Bronze) Bosnia and Herzegovina
Men’s Javelin: Ihab El-Sayed (Silver) Egypt
Women’s 1500m: Sifan Hassan (Bronze) Netherlands
Women’s 3000 m steeplechase: Habiba Ghribi (Silver)Tunisia

Football
Transfers: [Sept 1]: Hibernian have signed Islam Feruz from Chelsea on a season-long loan. The striker, 19, made his Chelsea debut in a friendly in July 2013 and has played for Scotland Under-21s. Feruz, previously loaned to OFI Crete and Blackpool.
[Aug 31]: Cardiff City have signed striker Idriss Saadi from French second division side Clermont Foot. France Under-19 international Saadi started his career at St Etienne. The 23-year-old joined Clermont in 2014 and scored 18 league goals last season.
[Aug 21]: Midfielder Mehdi Abeid has left Newcastle to join Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old, who had a successful loan spell at the Greek club during the 2013-14 season, signed for the Magpies in 2011 and made 21 appearances. The Algeria international finally made his Premier League debut in November 2014, when he helped Newcastle to a 1-0 win over Liverpool. He made a further 12 league appearances last season.

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