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Tuesday cover: Easy as it goes for Caroline Wozniacki in Dubai

The National staff   |  February 20, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki makes it to the front page of The National Sport edition on Tuesday after the former world No 1 won her first-round match against Daria Kasatkina on Monday.

Al Ain’s Zoran Mamic stresses importance of ‘good start’ in Asian Champions League with Zobahan up first

John McAuley   |  February 20, 2017

On Tuesday Al Ain embark on their quest to avenge last year’s Asian Champions League final defeat, when they begin their 2017 campaign at home to Zobahan. Manager Zoran Mamic spoke to the media ahead of the Group C opener.

Monday cover: Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescues Manchester United again

The National staff   |  February 19, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes it to the front page of the Monday edition of The National Sport after scoring the winner for Manchester United against Blackburn in the FA Cup.

Sunday cover: Lincoln spark as non-league side make FA Cup history

  |  February 19, 2017

Lincoln City's historic FA Cup victory over Premier League side Burnley is the main story on The National Sport front page on Sunday, February 19

Saturday’s cover: Come rain or shine, PSL fans turn out in force at Sharjah

  |  February 18, 2017

Two Pakistan Super League fans adorn The National Sport front page on Saturday, February 18 due to the events that unfolded at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Friday’s cover: Barcelona are down but not out

Kevin Jeffers   |  February 16, 2017

In his weekly column for The National, Diego Forlan writes about Barcelona in the wake of their shocking 4-0 Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain, and a forlorn Lionel Messi from the match graces the Sport cover for the Friday, February 17, 2017 edition.As Forlan writes, it would be unwise to count out... Read more

Thursday’s cover: Band of Brothers as Paul and Florentin Pogba collide in Europa League

  |  February 15, 2017

Ian Hawkey's preview for Manchester United's Europa League meeting with St Etienne, and therefore a showdown between two Pogba brothers, is the big story on The National Sport front page on Thursday, February 16.

Wednesday’s cover: A familiar roadblock lies ahead for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal

Steve Luckings   |  February 15, 2017

Arsene Wenger makes the cover of The National Sport on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 as the Arsenal manager prepares his side to take on Germany’s Bayern Munich in the last-16 first leg of the Uefa Champions League.

Tuesday’s cover: England pick Joe Root to captain Test side

Kevin Jeffers   |  February 13, 2017

Joe Root – the new England Test captain – takes the Sport cover for the Tuesday, February 14, 2017 edition of The National.Also in the edition:• Manny Pacquiao: The boxer further fueled rumours of a future fight in the UAE on his Twitter account. • PSG v Barcelona: Unai Emery, just like the ... Read more

Manny Pacquiao in the UAE: Three reasons why a fight could happen; three reasons it probably won’t

Steve Luckings   |  February 13, 2017

With Manny Pacquiao’s latest tweet sending UAE boxing fans into further frenzy that they could soon see the Filipino superstar in action on these shores, Steve Luckings looks at three reasons why it could happen, and three reasons why it probably won’t.