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The head of Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel is no stranger to staples

Aaron Gray   |  December 22, 2014

The hard-nosed defender was caught by the boot of Olivier Giroud during their 2-2 draw against Arsenal and had to be bandaged up before returning to the fray and heading a stoppage time equaliser.


Monday’s cover: Liverpool rescue point from Arsenal at Anfield

Kevin Jeffers Matt Smith   |  December 22, 2014

The National’s Sport cover for the Monday, December 22 issue, features a bandaged Martin Skrtel, who powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday.


A little buyer’s remorse after Michael Jordan’s game-worn shoes fetch Dh121,194

Aaron Gray   |  December 21, 2014

Grey Flannel Auctions said Jordan wore the shoes in 1981/82, which was the same year North Carolina won the NCAA title. But a few days later, the auction house offered the winning bidder a chance to return them and get his money back.


Sunday’s cover: Golden David Silva fires in two for Manchester City

Kevin Jeffers Matt Smith   |  December 21, 2014

Along with Silva, Yaya Toure added the third as the pair continued their recent return to peak form and helped City record an eighth consecutive victory in all competitions.


Pair of Washington Nationals minor leaguers helping teach baseball in Dubai

Jonathan Raymond   |  December 18, 2014

Danny Rosenbaum and Pat Lehman, players in the Washington Nationals organisation, have been in Dubai the past couple months conducting clinics and camps.


100 years on, British and German armies recreate ‘Christmas Truce’ football match

Press Association   |  December 18, 2014

Commemorating the World War I truce on Christmas Day 1914, the British Army edged their German counterparts 1-0 on Wednesday in a charity match.


Thursday cover: UAE’s Adil Khalid living his dream in Volvo Ocean Race

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  December 18, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Thursday, December 18 issue, featuring Adil Khalid of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.


Matt Prior wants to compete in Dubai Tour cycling tournament

Paul Radley   |  December 18, 2014

The next time we see him involved in competitive sport in the UAE it could be as part of professional cycling rather than as an England cricketer, writes Paul Radley.


Wednesday cover: Au revoir, Thierry Henry

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil Kevin Jeffers   |  December 17, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Wednesday, December 17 issue, featuring Thierry Henry on his retirement from football.


Five matches that defined Thierry Henry

Press Assocation   |  December 16, 2014

A look at five of the most significant performances from Thierry Henry's storied career, which came to an end with his retirement on Tuesday.