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Qatar Swimming Association opens water polo training center

Doha: With the aim to encourage water polo among kids, Qatar Swimming Association opened a water polo training centre for youngsters. The training center activities will kick off this Sunday, September 4, 2022, at Hamad Aquatic Centre. On their official account on Twitter, Qatar Swimming stated that the aim is to attract more players to play the sport, adding that training sessions will be held between September and December to prepare them to represent Qatar in foreign tournaments in the upcoming future. Interested youngsters can contact the association official Mansour Al Yafei on 66601606 for enquiries or to register. Hamad Aquatic Centre is a large swimming pool complex in Doha, Qatar. The centre is housed in the Doha Sports City complex along with other buildings dedicated to sports in Qatar including the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, the Aspire Tower, Khalifa International Stadium, and a training school called Aspire Academy.

AFC Bournemouth manager Scott Parker before the match Reuters/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
Bournemouth sack manager Parker after Liverpool loss

Bournemouth manager Scott Parker was sacked by the newly promoted Premier League club on Tuesday, three days after they were beaten 9-0 by Liverpool at Anfield for their third successive defeat. "I would like to place on record my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us," the club's owner, Maxim Demin, said in statement. "However, in order for us to keep progressing as a team and a club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably." The club said the search for a new manager would begin immediately and that first team coach Gary O'Neil would take over in the interim. Read Also West Ham signs Brazil's Paquetá from Lyon for $61.6M Liverpool equals scoring record with 9-0 win vs. Bournemouth Demin's comments appear to be a response to Parker's post-match interview at Anfield after the Premier League record-equalling defeat. Parker said that he was "not surprised" at the result and that he need some new signings to strengthen his side, which had finished second in the second-tier Championship last season. "It doesn't surprise me. This is currently where it is at this moment in time. The players need help. Today proved too big a challenge. The levels were far too big," he said after Saturday's defeat. "We've got a decision to make as a club. There will be days like this. Time will tell. It's a huge disappointment, a real humbling experience. "We have some days where hopefully we can get some help in and support and help the current team, who came up from the Championship," he added. After winning their opening game of the season, at home to Aston Villa, the Cherries have suffered defeats in three straight games, but those fixtures came against Big Six opponents in Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

August 29, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her first round match against Montenegro's Danka Kovinic REUTERS/Mike Segar
Relationship with tennis will continue after retirement, says Williams

NEW YORK: Serena Williams is leaving tennis but her love affair with the sport will continue assured the 23-times Grand Slam winner on Monday, after reaching the second round of the U.S. Open which could be her competitive swan song. Having signalled her intention to retire in a Vogue article in early August, saying she was "evolving away from tennis", Williams has not quite been able to bring herself to say definitively that Flushing Meadows is indeed where she will take her final bow. "I've been pretty vague about it, right," smiled Williams, after her scrappy but satisfying 6-3 6-3 win over Montenegro's Danka Kovinic. "I'm going to stay vague because you never know." When Williams leaves the stage she will not be walking away from the sport she says has given her "everything". "I love the sport and I feel like it's given me so much," said a reflective Williams. "It's given me a platform that I never even thought I would have. "I don't see myself not a part of tennis. "I don't know how I'm going to be a part of tennis as of right now. I just don't know how. "But I just feel like we've come too far together to just not have anything to do with it." While Williams has dominated the women's game for over two decades, she also has many other interests. She has been a fashion designer, an actress and has backed early stage companies. She was an early investor in MasterClass - one of 16 unicorns, companies whose market value exceeds $1 billion, to receive funding from Serena Ventures. While there are certain to be more business opportunities to grow out of tennis, Williams greatest impact and connection to the sport is likely to continue to be as a leader speaking out on diversity, racism and other social issues. Williams has been unable to define what her future tennis role might be, but the 32-times Grand Slam winner is aware of the impact she has had off the court but never dwelt on it. "I don't think I've even taken a moment to realize any impact," said Williams. "I understand it, but I don't really meditate or think about it. "I'll have plenty of time soon to do all that. "I never thought I would have that impact, ever. "I was just a girl trying to play tennis in a time where I could develop this impact and be a voice."

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Doha: With the aim to encourage water polo among kids, Qatar Swimming Association opened a water polo training centre for youngsters. The training center activities will kick off this Sunday, September 4, 2022, at Hamad Aquatic Centre. On their official...

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