FIFA recommends plan to move Qatar World Cup to winter

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos...players and fans from 104-degree heat in Qatar's summer. But the decision angered...those same officials surprisingly chose Qatar in December 2010 despite the gas-rich...

FIFA VP Issa Hayatou denies allegations of corruption in Qatar's World Cup bid

...treatment and other favors for backing Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup in a vote...trips and other gifts and favors to support Qatar's ultimately successful World Cup bid...won right to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 tournament.Among the denials...

Qatar forfeits women's basketball game in protest over hijab ruling

INCHEON, South Korea - Qatar basketballers forfeited a women's game...still waiting for clarifications."Qatar is scheduled to play Nepal today, leaving...shooting, track and field and football.A Qatar sports official and activist, identified...

Four golfers tied for lead in Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Branden Grace and Bernd Wiesberger birdied their last holes to keep a share of the lead after the third round at the Qatar Masters on Friday.Marc Warren and Emil iano Grillo would have stood alone atop the leaderboard with 13-under-par...

Three tied for lead in European Tour's Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Bernd Wiesberger birdied his last hole to join South Africans Branden Grace and George Coetzee on top of the Qatar Masters leaderboard after the second round Thursday.Wiesberger's 6-under-par 66 included four consecutive birdies...

Natural gas making Qatar world's richest country

DOHA, Qatar - Beyond the fishing boats moored on this...said Wayne Harms, who heads Exxon Mobil in Qatar. "There haven't been many intense energy...construction come online in the next two years, Qatar will become the world's largest LNG exporter...

Qatar women hope to compete in 2012 Olympics

DOHA, Qatar - Three weeks before the Arab Games in Doha...making history by becoming the first woman on Qatar's national swim team."It's a good...just me, myself and I."Wafa might be Qatar's lone female swimmer, but she is part...

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...

Schuttler defeats Henman to win Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar -- Rainer Schuttler of Germany defeated...5-7, 6-1 Sunday to win the $1 million Qatar Open. The 111th-ranked German only turned professional in 1995 and was a qualifier at Qatar. He beat fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic...

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Alvaro Quiros wins Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Alvaro Quiros won the Qatar Masters on Sunday, making five birdies on the back nine to shoot...surprise to win here." Quiros became the first Spaniard to win the Qatar Masters title in the 12-year history of the tournament, and...