Jon Turner
Journalist


Saudi Tennis Federation president Arij Mutabagani during the WTA Finals launch event in Riyadh. Reuters
WTA Finals 'can spark tennis boom' in Saudi Arabia

STF president tells The National about their ambitious plans to grow the sport in the kingdom

June 28, 2024, 4:10 AM
England's Declan Rice after the final whistle of the UEFA Euro 2024 match at the Frankfurt Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture date: Thursday June 20, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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Euro 2024 week 2: Imbalanced England, France miss Mbappe

European Championship approaches the knockout stages with some leading sides still searching for their best form

June 24, 2024, 7:49 AM
Andres Iniesta captain of Emirates Club warms up walks the team out. Home debut for ex-Barcelona and Spain player Andres Iniesta. Emirates Club v Ajman in the UAE Pro League. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Has Spanish legend Andres Iniesta played his last match?

Midfielder is out of contract at UAE club Emirates this summer and is one of several big-name players around the world set to call it quits

June 06, 2024, 6:31 AM
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 04: Ons Jabeur of Tunisia reacts against Coco Gauff of United States in the Women's Singles Quarter Final match during Day Ten of the 2024 French Open at Roland Garros on June 04, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
French Open: Jabeur runs out of steam as Gauff grinds into semi-finals

Tunisian started superbly before fading in a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat to the American third seed in Paris

June 04, 2024, 1:37 PM
Zhilei Zhang lands the punch that knocks out Deontay Wilder during their headline bout in the 5-vs-5 event in Riyadh. Getty Images
Wilder loses again as Queensberry sweep Matchroom in Saudi Arabia

Former heavyweight world champion is knocked out by Zhilei Zhang as Frank Warren's fighters dominate event in Riyadh

June 02, 2024, 4:58 AM
Ain's players celebrate with the winner's trophy after the second leg of the AFC Champions League Final between UAE's Al Ain and Japan's Yokohama F.  Marinos at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain on May 25, 2024.  (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE  /  AFP)
Al Ain's route to the Asian Champions League title

UAE club win the Asian Champions League for the second time with a 6-3 final victory over Yokohama F Marinos

May 26, 2024, 9:04 AM
File photo dated 24/12/23 of Mauricio Pochettino, who has left his role as Chelsea manager by mutual agreement, the club have announced. Issue date: Tuesday May 21, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Five possible replacements to succeed Pochettino as Chelsea manager

Pochettino left the club by mutual consent on Tuesday after one season despite clear signs of progress

May 22, 2024, 7:30 AM
Cole Palmer of Chelsea (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 goal during the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United in London, Britain, 04 April 2024.   EPA/NEIL HALL EDITORIAL USE ONLY.  No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos, 'live' services or NFTs.  Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation.  No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Chelsea season review and ratings: Palmer 10, Jackson 7, Mudryk 5

Blues endure another turbulent season as gradual progress on the pitch is offset by the departure of manager Pochettino

May 22, 2024, 4:49 AM
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Rodri during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on May 19, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker / Getty Images)
Man City and Arsenal dominate Premier League team of the season

City won their fourth successive title on Sunday and were chased all the way by the Gunners

May 20, 2024, 10:23 AM
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - OCTOBER 28: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off after the Heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou at Boulevard Hall on October 28, 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Justin Setterfield / Getty Images)
Fury v Usyk: Fight details, ring walks, undercard and how to watch

The two best heavyweights on the planet fight for a piece of history in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night

May 14, 2024, 7:01 AM
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - May 12, 2024 Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag looks on after the match as rain falls REUTERS/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY.  NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES.  ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 120 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION.  NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE FOR FURTHER DETAILS. .
Why are Manchester United having a record bad season?

The 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday leaves United facing their lowest league finish since 1990

May 13, 2024, 8:08 AM
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 4: Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr celebrates after scoring the 2nd goal during the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Nassr and Al Wehda at Al Awwal Park on May 4, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(Photo by Yasser Bakhsh / Getty Images)
Ronaldo closes in on Saudi record after perfect hat-trick for Nassr

Portuguese star just three goals short of most goals in a single season after taking his tally to 32

May 05, 2024, 5:05 AM
Ons Jabeur needed just 67 minutes to beat Jelena Ostapenko and book her place in the Madrid Open quarter-finals. EPA
Jabeur returns to form with 'magic' win over Ostapenko in Madrid

The Tunisian eighth seed plays her best match of the season to reach the quarter-finals 6-0, 6-4

April 29, 2024, 2:39 PM
Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka were both on target in Arsenal's 3-2 win over Tottenham. AFP
Arsenal pair maintain title push: Premier League team of the week

Manchester City stay in contention with a hard-fought victory at Nottingham Forest on a weekend that saw Sheffield United relegated

April 29, 2024, 7:13 AM
Garbine Muguruza celebrates with the trophy following victory in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final. Getty Images
Muguruza retires with legacy secured but could have achieved even more

Former world No 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion announced her retirement aged 30

April 21, 2024, 10:10 AM