WWE comes to the United Arab Emirates

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Updated 18 November 2017

WWE comes to the United Arab Emirates

DUBAI: Some of the world’s best wrestlers are set to do battle in the Middle East when they pile-drive their way to the UAE for WWE LIVE Abu Dhabi on Dec. 7 and 8.

The contest in the capital features superstars such as, among others, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman and Sheamus.

“We are excited to bring WWE LIVE back to Abu Dhabi following overwhelming demand from our large, passionate fan base in the region,” said Carlo Nohra, WWE Middle East vice-president and general manager.

“Fans can look forward to a spectacular show of non-stop, family-friendly entertainment for WWE’s only Abu Dhabi show this year.”

Tickets for the event at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium are available via PlatinumList.net and UAE Exchange outlets. Ticket prices start at 250 dirhams ($68).

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NIGHT 1: Thursday, Dec. 7
  • The Shield vs Samoa Joe and RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus – Six Man Tag Team Match
  • Sasha Banks vs RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss – RAW Women’s Championship Match
  • Braun Strowman vs Kane
  • Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt
  • Kalisto vs WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
  • Jason Jordan vs Elias
  • Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil vs The Miztourage
  • To be there: Gallows and Anderson

NIGHT 2: Friday, Dec. 8

  • Roman Reigns vs Triple H
  • Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus – RAW Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match – 1st time ever
  • Braun Strowman vs Bray Wyatt vs Kane – Triple Threat Match
  • Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe
  • Kalisto vs WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore - WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
  • Jason Jordan vs Bo Dallas w/Curtis Axel
  • Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews vs Gallows and Anderson
  • To be there: Elias

Tearful Louis Oosthuizen claims South African Open crown on home soil

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Tearful Louis Oosthuizen claims South African Open crown on home soil

JOHANNESBURG: Louis Oosthuizen had endured a 33-month winless run since winning the Perth International back in February 2016, but he ended it by lifting the South African Open trophy for the first time Sunday after a six-shot victory in Johannesburg.
The 36-year-old South African closed at the Randpark Golf Club with a four-under-par 67, shrugging off a poor start to hole an eagle on 14 and finish well clear of runner-up Romain Langasque from France.
Schedule clashes meant Oosthuizen was playing in the South African Open for the first time since 2010 and he wept after clinching an ultimately comfortable victory.
“This is a very special victory for me as I become only the sixth golfer to win the two oldest national golf championships, the Open and the South African Open.
“I wish the family was here,” a tearful Oosthuizen said on the 18th green. “The crowd was great this whole week, it was nice to do it for them.”
Fellow South Africans Ernie Els, Bobby Locke and Gary Player, Swede Henrik Stenson and New Zealander Bob Charles previously achieved the ‘double’.
“I did not start well today, scrambling a par at one and dropping shots at two and three before recovering with four birdies to turn two under for the round.
“For the second successive round I struggled off the tee early on and had to bite the bullet before coming good as the round progressed.
“While realizing that I was building a good lead, it was not until 14 that I could relax a little bit.
“My nine-iron second at that par-five hole was a perfect shot, leaving me with a short putt for an eagle.”
Oosthuizen opened with a 62 for the first-round lead, but trailed fellow South African Charl Schwartzel by two shots at the halfway mark having carded a 70.
A third-round 67 gave him a three-stroke advantage and the expected final-round challenges from Schwartzel and in-form Matt Wallace of England never materialized.
Instead, Langasque, who trailed Oosthuizen by seven shots after three rounds, fired a five-under 66 that included an eagle and five birdies to surge into second spot.
Major winner Schwartzel closed with a 72 to share third place with compatriots Thomas Aiken and Bruce Easton and Oliver Wilson from England.
Langasque’s closing 66 earned him one of three spots available for the Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019, with 2011 Masters Tournament winner Schwartzel and Wilson claiming the other two spots up for grabs.