Iranian millioner bids to buy La Liga team

Middle East Football Matters: Iranian business tycoon Hossein Hedayati is lining up a takeover bid of Spanish top-flight club Getafe. Discussing the “ins and outs of his bid to buy” the Madrid-based club in an interview with Spanish daily Marca, 51-year-old Hedayati confirmed talks are already underway.Steel magnate Hedayati, who is reported to be worth $2.5 billion, has been involved ... Read More »

Runner rescued trying to reach Bermuda in bubble

A longtime endurance runner and peace activist trying to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating “Hydro Pod” was rescued by the US Coast Guard off the Florida coast on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue. Coast Guard air crew picked up Reza Baluchi and the bubble on Saturday morning, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement. He ... Read More »

Iran’s Football Squad Begins Camp in Portugal

Tasnim – Iranian national football team arrived in Portugal on Sunday to hold a preparatory camp in the country. Iran, who is preparing for the AFC Asian Cup in Australia in January, will play two friendly matches in its camp in Lisbon. Team Melli will play UEFA Europa League participant Estoril and UEFA Champions League representative Benfica in its camp. ... Read More »

The most different running outfits you’ve ever seen

Maggie Vessey is making waves in the running world, not only for her speed but also for her style. She debuted her personalized, eye-popping outfits at track meets throughout the year, transforming the oval into a high-speed runway. What will she do next? We’re not sure. But we’re watching. And if it gets more casual observers tuning in to track meets, ... Read More »

Iran to hold training camps in Portugal and South Africa

Iran national team will hold training camps in Portugal and South Africa in order to prepare for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia. Carlos Queiroz’s men will fly to Portugal on October 4th and will play a couple of friendly matches against some Portuguese clubs including Benfica and Estoril. Team Melli will then return to Iran to play a ... Read More »

Nekounam says he is at %100 & ready to play

Javad Nekounam said that he is completely fit and ready to help Segunda Division side Osasuna in the current season. Nekounam rejoined Osasuna in August after two years. “In the first game, I think I was still not 100% fit. Now, after playing three games, I’m 100% fit,” Nekounam told Asked where does he like to play?  Nekounam said, ... Read More »

Rock climbing in Arak

The city of Arak is surrounded by mountains in the south, west, and east. Arak is located in adjacency two important cities: Qom and Isfahan. Its average altitude is 1750m above sea level and is 260 km from the capital, Tehran. Rock climbing is becoming popular in the country, it is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often ... Read More »

Pictorial: First Perspolis win under Derakhshan

Perspolis played Rahahan in the 9th week of the Championships league. The score was 2-1, this was the first win for the new coach who replaced Ali Daei under controversial circumstances. Mohammad Nouri and Mohammad Abbaszadeh scored the two goals. Perspolis still struggling now has 12 points and climbed to 8th place. Read More »

Soccer team official accused of harassment in Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — An equipment manager for the Iranian men’s soccer team faces police investigation on suspicion of sexually harassing a South Korean female volunteer at a stadium, an official at the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) confirmed on Tuesday. The Iranian, whose name was not disclosed, is suspected of groping a female volunteer on ... Read More »

History making: Iran Volleyball qualifis for 3rd round

Iran staged another stunning performance in the FIVB 2014 Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland and thrashed Serbia 3-1 on Sunday evening to qualify for the third round of the tournament. The Asian champions showed excellent consistency throughout today’s match, and overpowered Serbia in a four setter (27-25, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-18) to keep their hopes high for winning a ... Read More »