Two German teams will visit Muscat as part of an exchange programme with Ahmed bin Majid School to take part in a 16-team international beach football tournament for school teams.
The official ball to be used at next summer's World Cup "The Brazuca" has been unveiled in Rio de Janeiro to the samba sounds of drums and cymbals.
UEFA chief Michel Platini denied Wednesday that he had made a deal over dinner with then French president Nicolas Sarkozy to support Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Three Grands Prix have been removed form the provisional Formula One calendar for 2014 at the International Automobile Federation's AGM on Wednesday.
Last year's European Order of Merit winner, Carlota Ciganda of Spain, fired a five-under par 67 Wednesday moments before first-round play was suspended for darkness to join rookie Mireira Prat, also of Spain, and Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg in the lead of the 500,000 euros Dubai Ladies Masters.
A maiden double century to put New Zealand in firm command of the first Test against the West Indies on Wednesday proved the sweetest way Ross Taylor could find to "fight off those demons".
Unbeaten US fighter Floyd Mayweather hinted that the identity of his next foe, speculated to be Britain's Amir Khan, could be revealed this week.
American Bruce Martinson claimed podium finishes in both the races held on Tuesday to maintain the overall lead in the Radial Grand Masters class at the Laser Masters World Championship 2013 in Musannah.