Rafa Cabrera-Bello leads Qatar Masters by two shots

DOHA, Qatar - Rafa Cabrera-Bello birdied four of his...two-shot lead after the second round of the Qatar Masters.The Spaniard had three straight...around and also plenty of rocks like here in Qatar. There is always a bit of a breeze, like...

Zahir Belounis gets his exit visa out of Qatar

...French-Algerian soccer player trapped in Qatar says the country has granted Zahir Belounis...of Belounis became a cause celebre for Qatar's critics and a mounting embarrassment...country.Belounis was effectively trapped in Qatar by being denied an exit visa because he...

Victoria Azarenka tops Serena Williams to win Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar - Defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3 to win the Qatar Open on Sunday, earning her 16th title and ending a 10-match losing streak against the American.Azarenka will give up the...

FIFA head Sepp Blatter mum on allegations that winning World Cup bid was bought

...refused to comment on allegations linking Qatar's winning World Cup bid to payments received...Cup bidding contests, won by Russia and Qatar.Pressed further on the subject, Blatter...Blatter said he would make another visit to Qatar before the June kickoff in Brazil to press...

Muntz leads Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar -- Dutchman Rolf Muntz, seeking his first...Saturday to take a six-stroke lead in the Qatar Masters. "It was a very nice day's work...Muntz had an 8-under 208 total on the Qatar Golf Club course. Australia's Stephen...

Goosen eagles 18th, wins Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Retief Goosen eagled the final hole Sunday to win the Qatar Masters, beating Nick O'Hern by a stroke for his...do it for me. And I did it." Ernie Els, the 2005 Qatar Masters winner, shot a 67 and finished two strokes...

Richard Green grabs lead at Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Richard Green of Australia shot a 4-under...Robert Karlsson after the second round of the Qatar Masters. Ernie Els, the only top-50...quality weekend" to be in contention at Qatar. A strong finish would allow the South...

Windy conditions force Qatar Masters to drop a round

DOHA, Qatar - European Tour officials reduced the Qatar Masters to 54 holes when they called off play Friday after strong winds moved golf balls and blowing sand reduced visibility on several holes.Officials initially suspended play at 9:13...

Paul Lawrie wins Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie...his way to winning the wind-shortened Qatar Masters on Sunday, shooting 7-under-par...seventh European Tour event and his second in Qatar. Day (65) and Hanson (67) tied for...

Roddick stunned by Bjorkman at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar -- Top-ranked Andy Roddick was upset by Jonas Bjorkman 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday in the Qatar Open's second round. Bjorkman reached the quarterfinals by negating Roddick's powerful forehand and handling the U.S. Open champion's...

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