Kit Bag

Friday’s cover: Novak Djokovic overstretched and out of Australian Open

Steve Luckings   |  January 20, 2017

World No 2 Novak Djokovic makes the cover of The National Sport on Friday, January 20, 2017 after the Serb was eliminated from the Australian Open by Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.

Thursday’s cover: Dan Evans stuns Marin Cilic to reach Australian Open third round

Steve Luckings   |  January 19, 2017

British tennis player Dan Evans makes the cover of The National Sport on Thursday, January 19, 2017 after he scored a huge upset at the Australian Open, eliminating world No 7 Marin Cilic to reach the third round.

Stephen Gallacher joins elite European Tour 500 club: ‘If it was easy, a lot of people would have done it’

John McAuley   |  January 19, 2017

Gallacher, a three-time winner on tour, has usually made his mark up the road in Dubai, clinching the Coffee Pot trophy in 2013 and 2014. On Thursday, he celebrated his landmark European Tour appearance with a one-under-par 71.

Wednesday’s cover: Onward and upward for Belgium’s Thomas Pieters

Steve Luckings   |  January 18, 2017

Thomas Pieters makes the cover of The National Sport on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 as he exclusively tells John McAuley about his targets for 2017, starting with winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships, starting on Thursday, after he finished runner-up to Rickie Fowler 12 months ago.

European Tour announces series of changes to Ryder Cup qualification

John McAuley   |  January 18, 2017

Captain's picks increased from three to four, more points earned in the latter stages of qualifying, and no points available from tournaments staged anywhere in the world opposite the new Rolex Series.

Rickie Fowler on chances of retaining Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship: ‘It’s not going to be any easier to win’

The National staff   |  January 17, 2017

The American golfer returns to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week to defend the title he won last year by a stroke. He spoke to the media at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s cover: Wawrinka, Federer and Murray open Australian Open with wins

Kevin Jeffers   |  January 16, 2017

Stan Wawrinka opened his Australian Open with a win, but a tenuous one, needing five sets to edge Martin Klizan.Wawrinka – who was joined in first-day wins by Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, among others – takes the Sport cover for the Tuesday, January 17, 2017 edition of The National.... Read more

Monday’s cover: Liverpool and Manchester United play to a stalemate

Kevin Jeffers   |  January 15, 2017

Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino vie for action on the Sport cover for the January 16, 2017 edition for The National

Friday’s cover: Riyad Mahrez and other African stars in the making

Steve Luckings   |  January 13, 2017

Riyad Mahrez makes the cover of The National Sport on Friday, January 13, 2017 as his Algeria national team get ready to contest the 2017 African Cup of Nations, starting Saturday.

A decade of racing 24H Dubai and Phil Quaife still not asking for a break

Ahmed Rizvi   |  January 12, 2017

A regular at 24H Dubai since its second edition in 2007, Quaife talks to Ahmed Rizvi about his memories and plans for this weekend, where he will race for honours in the Class 991.