x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Lindsay Brown confirms her credentials as UAE's No 1

Lindsay Brown provided a perfect finish to her fine season to win the Emirates Golf Federation's Order of Merit titles in both gross and net divisions.

Lindsay Brown provided a perfect finish to her fine season to win the Emirates Golf Federation's Order of Merit titles in both gross and net divisions. The golfer from Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, who plays off three, saw off a determined challenge from Sana Tufail, of Abu Dhabi Golf Club , in the season-ending Yas Links Ladies Open to confirm her credentials as the No 1 female golfer in the country.

Traditional dhows to sail

The Traditional 60ft Sailing dhows will take to the water this Saturday to race in the penultimate event of the Majid bin Mohammed Watersports Championships. The Championship is an annual event and the start line of the 13-mile race will not be determined until Saturday morning as it will depend entirely on the direction of the wind as the dhows favoured direction is either sailing across the wind or with the wind behind them.

Alvarez to face Rhodes in June

WBC light middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will defend his title for the first time against Ryan Rhodes of England on June 18 in Guadalajara. The red-headed, 20-year-old Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KOs) became the youngest to win the 70kg title when he dominated Matthew Hatton on March 5 in California. Rhodes (45-4, 31 KOs) has fought exclusively in Europe has failed to win two previous title fights.

Fifa reveals election agenda

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is set to address world football leaders twice at their congress before they vote in a presidential election. Fifa has published details of the June 1 meeting, with Blatter's contest against Asian confederation president Mohamed bin Hammam listed 14th on a 17-item agenda. Blatter will make a formal speech as president, and his personal "Zero Tolerance" project is among political matters for debate later.