Advertisement Close

Author Archives: David Demaria

Former Palestinian NBA Hopeful Sakakini Joins Venezuelan Club

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer After playing his first three professional seasons with Jordanian club Al-Riyadi Amman, Palestinian power forward Sani Sakakini entered the 2010 NBA draft, hoping to become the first Palestinian to play in the league. He wasn’t selected, but that hasn’t stopped the 6’8” basketball player from keeping his dream of playing in … Continued

Iraq Baseball Team Hopes for the West Asian Cup This Weekend

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer With spring training right beginning in the U.S., Iraq’s national baseball team is focusing their attention on the 13th West Asia Baseball Cup, beginning February 25. The tournament, which is to be held at the Jinnah Sports Stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan, serves as a qualifier for the Asian Baseball Championship later … Continued

Four Arabs Emerge As Potential NBA Prospects

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer With March Madness right around the corner, four North African basketball players, are not only looking to finish their respective college seasons successfully, but stand out as potential targets for the NBA draft, either this year or in the future. The most frequently mentioned of the four by NBA scouts is … Continued

Five Arab Countries Qualify for FIBA Asia Cup 2017

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer The West Asian Basketball (WABA) Championships concluded on Thursday in Amman, Jordan. The final day of the round-robin competition determined the four teams that would qualify for the 2017 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup, which will be held in August of this year in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon having already qualified … Continued

German Film About Syrian Refugees Nominated For Academy Award

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer Nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday. With the Oscars award ceremony only a month away, it’s never to early to start thinking about which film could win in each category. Although films from the Arab world were not chosen in the Foreign Language category, there is … Continued

Once Interrogated By FBI, Punk Band Haram Rocks On

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer Not long after Nader Habibi and his band Haram were investigated by the FBI, an explosion from a pressure cooker bomb in the Chelsea district of Manhattan injured 31 people. The attack, which was also linked to a pipe bomb explosion along the route of Marine Corps charity run in New … Continued

American Football Gaining Popularity in Arab Countries

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer With the NFL playoffs entering the conference finals, fans across the country and around the world will be watching the action, including people in the Middle East. Though basketball and soccer have traditionally been the most popular sports to watch and play in the Arab World, American football has gained significant … Continued

19 Results (Page 2 of 2)