Monday, May 25, 2020

Bhaker & Co back IOA gen secy, reluctant to start outdoor training
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Resumption of training has been the hot debate in sports ever since the government allowed for sports facilities and stadiums to be opened moving into Lockdown 4.0. ... read..

BFI aims to resume training from June 10
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 8:41:41 PM IST
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Saturday said that it is planning to resume training of its boxers from June 10. ... read..

Shah Rukh came across as very passionate about KKR, says Gower
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Despite being a global Icon and one of the most renowned faces of Indian movies, Shah Rukh Khan comes across as an astute cricket fan and he means serious business when it comes to leading from the front as a co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, feels forme ... read..

Buttler says he was desperate to play the IPL
London | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
England batsman Jos Buttler feels Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped in the growth of English cricket and that's why for him, the T20 league is the second-best tournament after the World Cups. ... read..

Local cricketing activity finally resumes in Delhi
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 8:11:39 PM IST
With all sporting activities coming to a standstill in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, local cricketing activity finally resumed in the national capital on Saturday. ... read..

In chess you don't beat the board, you beat the player: Anand
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Star Sports 1 Tamil show Mind Masters by MFORE has been drawing the attention of viewers with some of the finest guests from the sports fraternity talking about the importance and necessity of mental strength and conditioning in sports. In the upcoming ep ... read..

Used to taking bit of spit on fingers before I catch the ball: du Plessis
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic has seen the rise of new safety guidelines and the ICCs Cricket Committee has recommended banning the use of saliva to polish the match ball. While it is a given that cricket in the post-COVID era will see players being stopped fr ... read..

11 clubs disqualified from 2020 season of Chinese football leagues
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Saturday that 11 clubs have been disqualified from professional leagues due to wage arrears, while five clubs, including last season's Chinese Super League (CSL) side Tianjin Tianhai, have withdrawn from ... read..

La Liga to restart on June 8
Madrid | May 23, 2020 7:11:50 PM IST
La Liga will restart on June 8 after the Spanish government on Saturday gave approval for football to resume in the country. ... read..

Great initiative, but hard to implement: Lee on saliva ban
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
With an eye on the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cricket Councils (ICC) Cricket Committee has recommended banning the use of saliva to polish the match ball. While all former and current players believe that it important to ensure safety at this ... read..

We'll be ready for Kohli & boys this time, says Cummins
Melbourne | Saturday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Australia pacer Pat Cummins feels his team is far better prepared and equipped to face Team India than last time when Virat Kohli and men travel Down Under later in the year. ... read..

Great to be bowling again, says Ben Stokes
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 6:11:45 PM IST
As England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has allowed its players to have training sessions, all-rounder Ben Stokes on Saturday had a bowling session and said it is great to be having a cricket drill. ... read..

Arsenal to refund season ticket holders over missed matches
London | May 23, 2020 6:11:37 PM IST
English football club Arsenal have decided to give refunds to their season ticket holders for the games they will miss due to the coronavirus crisis. ... read..

Coach has responsibility for success of team & not only individuals: Kirsten
London | Saturday, 2020 5:45:07 PM IST
Former South Africa batsman Gary Kirsten believes coaching is a leadership position which requires an in-depth understanding of how teams and individuals thrive and what sort of environment is needed for this. ... read..

De Kock to lead Brad Hogg's current world Test XI, Kohli misses out
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 5:41:43 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli was not named by former Australia spinner Brad Hogg in his current world Test XI. ... read..

Sometimes all you need is that one person: Shikhar Dhawan posts heartwarming photo with wife Aesha
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 5:11:48 PM IST
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday shared a picture with wife Aesha Dhawan along with a heartwarming note saying 'sometimes all you need is that one person.' ... read..

Chris Woakes opens up on realities of post-coronavirus training
London | May 23, 2020 5:11:43 PM IST
After having his first training session, England pacer Chris Woakes has said that he has gotten the idea of how the summer will pan out if cricketing action resumes in the post-coronavirus world. ... read..

India showed us what to do to become best Test side: Pat Cummins
Melbourne | May 23, 2020 5:11:38 PM IST
Australian pacer Pat Cummins believes that 2018-19 Test series against India at home conditions showed them how to reach the top spot in the longest format of the game. ... read..

Former Inter Milan coach Gigi Simoni passes away
Milan | Saturday, 2020 4:45:07 PM IST
Former Inter Milan coach Gigi Simoni has died at the age of 81, the club has announced. ... read..

I thought Shardul was a tail-ender: Faf du Plessis recalls IPL qualifier
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 4:11:54 PM IST
Former South African skipper and Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis revealed that he thought Shardul Thakur was just a tail-ender and would get out quickly in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 in 20 ... read..

Neuer eyeing home Champions League final with Bayern after contract extension
Munich | May 23, 2020 4:11:51 PM IST
Bayern Munich captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is hoping to lead the club in home Champions League final at the Allianz Arena in 2022. ... read..

On this day in 1999: Tendulkar played 140-run knock against Kenya
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 4:11:48 PM IST
It was on May 23, 1999, when former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar went on to play a knock of 140 runs against Kenya in the 50-over World Cup. ... read..

Jamie Hampton bids adieu to professional tennis
Washington | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Former world No. 24 Jamie Hampton has announced her retirement from professional tennis. ... read..

CWI begins process to recruit permanent women's team head coach
St. Johns | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has begun the recruitment process within the Caribbean to find a permanent head coach for the women's team. ... read..

2015 WC will always be a highlight for me in my international career, says David Miller
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 3:41:51 PM IST
South Africa middle-order batsman David Miller has said that the 2015 World Cup will always be a highlight for him in his international career. ... read..

We'll be ready for India this time, says Pat Cummins
Melbourne | May 23, 2020 3:41:49 PM IST
Ahead of the four-match Test series against India later this year, Australia pacer Pat Cummins said that the team will ready for the Men in Blue when the cricketing action starts. ... read..

We need to find ways to outlast Pujara, says Pat Cummins
Melbourne | May 23, 2020 3:41:40 PM IST
Australia pacer Pat Cummins has said that the team would have to outlast Cheteshwar Pujara if they want to win the series against India later this year. ... read..

COVID-19: Peru free to restart football, says president
Lima | Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Peruvian football clubs have been given permission to resume training after more than two months of inactivity caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Hertha thrash Union 4-0 in Bundesliga's Berlin derby
Berlin | Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Hertha Berlin scored two quick goals after half time and snatched all three points against local rivals Union Berlin with a 4-0 win in the curtain raiser of the 27th round of the Bundesliga. ... read..

Basketball legend Patrick Ewing hospitalised with COVID-19
Washington | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown University coach, Patrick Ewing has announced that he is being treated at a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. ... read..

Kemar Roach reveals the most difficult batsman he ever bowled to
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:46 PM IST
West Indies spearhead Kemar Roach has picked former South African all-rounder, Jacques Kallis as the most difficult batsman he ever bowled to in the longest format of the game. ... read..

ISL's Odisha FC sign Samuel Lalmuanpuia for 2 years
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 12:11:43 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) team Odisha FC have signed 21-year-old midfielder Samuel Lalmuanpuia ahead of the seventh season of the tournament. ... read..

Bowlers can shine the ball without saliva: Chris Woakes
London | May 23, 2020 11:11:41 AM IST
England fast bowler Chris Woakes has said that bowlers can shine the ball without saliva and sweat and admitted that some habits will have to change once the cricketing action resumes. ... read..

Combating COVID-19: Novak Djokovic Foundation donates ventilators to hospital
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 9:41:40 AM IST
As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus pandemic, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic's foundation has donated five ventilators and clinical monitors to a general hospital in Krusevac, Serbia. ... read..

COVID-19: Liga MX cancels 2020 Clausura season
Mexico City | May 23, 2020 9:11:41 AM IST
As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus crisis, Mexico's Liga MX has cancelled its Clausura 2020 tournament. ... read..

Alex Hales deserves 'second chance': England's Chris Woakes
London | May 23, 2020 8:41:39 AM IST
England speedster Chris Woakes believes that his compatriot and opening batsman Alex Hales, who was axed from England's World Cup squad last summer, deserves a "second chance." ... read..

All-rounder Cameron Green a 'scary talent': Ashton Agar
London | May 23, 2020 8:11:40 AM IST
Australian spinner Ashton Agar has termed his compatriot and all-rounder Cameron Green a 'scary talent.' ... read..

US tennis star Jamie Hampton announces retirement
Florida | May 23, 2020 8:11:38 AM IST
Former World Top 25 and US tennis star Jamie Hampton has announced her retirement from professional tennis. ... read..

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: Dhawan
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Shikhar Dhawan juxtaposed an image of his son Zorawar with that of a photo from his own childhood, showcasing the similarities between the two. ... read..

Australian tennis great Ashley Cooper dies aged 83
Sydney | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Former Australian tennis player Ashley Cooper died on Friday. The four-time Grand Slam winner was 83 years old and Tennis Australia said in a statement that Cooper died after a long time illness. ... read..

Ability to host tournaments dependent on govt guidelines, says BAI
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:07 AM IST
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said that hosting of the Hyderabad Open, the Syed Modi International and the Indian Open is completely dependent upon the situation around the coronavirus pandemic and the central and respective state governments' ... read..

Umpires to consider wearing gloves when handling ball: ICC guidelines (Lead)
Dubai | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The ICC has given out guidelines as cricket moves towards resumption after being halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The international body in its ICC Back to Cricket Guidelines has made it clear that it is important to ensure there is no compromis ... read..

ICC provides framework for resumption of cricket
Dubai | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has published guidelines for the safe resumption of cricket to assist its members in restarting cricket activity in their countries as government restrictions owing to COVID-19 start to relax. ... read..

Kashyap finds support from Saina & Co as players slam BWF's calendar
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) came under fire once again from players on Friday after it revealed its revamped schedule for the 2020 season. Former world no.1 and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, her husband and fellow badminton player Parupa ... read..

Nice to be back and feel a little sore this morning: Woakes
London | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Chris Woakes is among the 18 bowlers who have been picked by the ECB to start individual training and that saw the pacer going through his drills at Edgbaston on Thursday and he said that it was almost like going back to what normal felt like before the c ... read..

Got you covered Akshay Kumar: Warner dances to the tunes of 'Bala'
Sydney | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Australian opener David Warner continued his antics on social media with the latest one being him dancing to the tunes of the Bollywood song 'Bala.' The song originally features Akshay Kumar and Warner made a reference to the Bollywood star in the caption ... read..

Gambhir, Prasad engage in heated exchange over Rayudu's WC omission
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad were involved in a heated exchange during Star Sports' show Cricket Connected over the omission of Ambati Rayudu from India's squad for 2019 World Cup. ... read..

RFI requests IOA to recognise February elections
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Rowing Federation of India (RFI) on Friday requested the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to recognise the election it held in February 2020 as it continues its push to regain recognition from the Sports Ministry. The RFI was de-recognised in December ... read..

If BCCI wants T20 WC's slot for IPL they'll get it, feels Chappell
Melbourne | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes players have an obligation towards their country and they should skip the Indian Premier League (IPL) if it clashes with Australia's domestic season. ... read..

World T20 should get precedence over IPL, says Border
Sydney | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
While many of the current and former Australian players have themselves said that they dont see the likelihood of the World T20 happening in October-November as per initial schedule due to the restrictions that have come in due to the coronavirus pandemic ... read..

IPL Finals Week to take fans back to each of the 12 finales
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
What was to be a thrilling and exciting year for IPL has turned out to be a time of patience and perseverance for players, franchisees and fans. As we approach May 24 -- what would have been the final of IPL 13 -- Star Sports has grabbed the opportunity a ... read..

Not completing season would be national embarrassment: Leeds chief
Leeds | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear has said that a failure for English football leagues to complete their seasons while other European leagues were able to do so would be "a national embarrassment". ... read..

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, SPSN brings sporting action to fans
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
In the coming weeks, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) will bring fans closer to some of the biggest names in Indian Olympic history with Sony Ten presents The Medal of Glory. ... read..

AIFF Women's Committee meets via video conferencing to discuss postponed U-17 WC
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 10:41:45 PM IST
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Women's Committee, led by chairperson Sara Pilot, met through a video call on Friday to discuss a number of topics including the postponed FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. ... read..

PCB CEO says no return trip requested for sending players to England
London | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan had denied asking for a possible England tour of Pakistan in the future in lieu of giving green signal to their upcoming tour of the country. PCB agreed on principal to send the team to England in July for a series co ... read..

BWF announces revamped calendar, India Open from Dec 8-13
Kuala Lumpur | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday unveiled a revamped tournament calendar for the remainder of 2020 following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in which it announced that the Olympic-qualifying India Open badminton tournament will ... read..

CSA wants protocol to be respected after Smith backs Ganguly for ICC job
Johannesburg | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
A few hours after Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket Graeme Smith backed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly for taking over as Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), CSA President Chris Nenzani ... read..

Rohit's captaincy is very similar to Dhoni: Raina
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
India's limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma's style of leadership has often been seen as completely different from skipper Virat Kohli's style and has often been compared to that of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. And Suresh Raina believes that R ... read..

'Love our chats': Kohli shares throwback photo with Williamson
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday jogged down memory lane and shared an old photograph of himself with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. With no cricket going on due to coronavirus pandemic, the cricketers have been keeping themselves busy by engagin ... read..

Sometimes McCullum saw Tests as ODI games, says Williamson
Wellington | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hailed his predecessor Brendon McCullum for the impact the latter has had on the team and his approach to the game. McCullum was captain of the Kiwis in all formats until 2016. ... read..

Still believe it was India's loss not to see Muzumdar in whites: Shastri
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
India head coach Ravi Shastri on Friday went down the memory lane to post a picture with "Ranji Trophy giant" Amol Muzumdar. Along with the picture he posted on social media, Shastri said it was India's loss not to see Muzumdar play in Test cricket. ... read..

Cricket in times of COVID-19: Saliva ban, chartered flights advised for travel as ICC issues new guidelines
Dubai | May 22, 2020 9:11:45 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the 'Back to Cricket Guidelines' for the safe resumption of cricket to assist its members in restarting cricket activity in their countries as government restrictions owing to COVID-19 pandemic s ... read..

Pandemic has contributed lot more towards Esports industry: Atin Suri
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The real world is currently suffering from the might of an invisible enemy, so much so, that it has forced people to remain confined within the safety of their four walls. Gaming industry is thriving under such unprecedented times as virtual world is help ... read..

'Admire his cunning': Chiellini recalls Suarez biting incident
London | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
Former Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has recalled the infamous Luis Suarez biting incident during the FIFA World Cup in 2014. ... read..

I think Babar has a lot to prove: Akhtar
Lahore | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar and wicket-keeper Rashid Latif have torn into Babar Azam saying that if he wants to lead like Imran Khan, then he should also develop his personality to match the current Prime Minister of the country. ... read..

Must have something special to cycle 1200km in 7 days: CFI chief on Jyoti
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
The story of a 15-year-old girl cycling 1200km in just seven days with her father on the back caught a lot of attention on social media. It was one of many stories of migrant labourers in the country getting displaced during the lockdown and looking to go ... read..

Tokyo 2020 reiterates 'close collaboration' with IOC
Tokyo | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said on Friday that the Olympic Games organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are "in close collaboration" in a bid to host the postponed Olympic Games. ... read..

Putting us in lockdown once a year will be good for nature: Tsitsipas
Athens | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas opened up regarding life in lockdown and stated humans should be out under lockdown once every year as it will be 'good for our planet'. ... read..

West Indies looking for new women's head coach
St. John's | May 22, 2020 7:11:49 PM IST
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Friday started the recruitment process 'within the Caribbean to find a permanent head coach for the West Indies women's team'. ... read..

IOA reconstitutes Legal Committee, Youth Commission for 2020-21
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 7:11:37 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday reconstituted its Legal Committee and Youth Commission for the term 2020-21. ... read..

TUEs offer no 'meaningful' link to Oly medals, shows WADA study
London | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
There is no meaningful association between an athlete having a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and winning a medal at the Olympic Games, according to a recent study carried out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). ... read..

Don't have clarity yet: Kevin Roberts on fate of T20 WC
Melbourne | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has revealed there is still no clarity on the fate of ICC T20 World Cup 2020. 16 teams from around the globe are currently scheduled to travel Down Under in October and fight it out for the glittering trophy ... read..

Nehwal, Kashyap, Praneeth lash out on BWF for revamped 2020 calendar
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:41:41 PM IST
Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth on Friday lashed out at the revamped tournament calendar announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the remaining 2020 season following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemi ... read..

PUBG Mobile, FIFA 20 & Clash of Clans added in ESL India Premiership 2020
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Indias leading esports company NODWIN Gaming has announced the launch of the 5th edition of its flagship tournament -- ESL India Premiership 2020. The registration for the seeding cup of the Summer Season began on Thursday. ... read..

Ailing Mumbai club cricketer receives support from stalwarts
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Former and current players have come to the support of Mumbai club cricketer Aslam Shaikh, who has been battling a nerve-related illness for a while now. ... read..

You can't coach the way you have played the game: Bangar
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar believes it is important for players to delink from their past when they take up the job of coaching. ... read..

Golfer Arjun Bhati resumes training after relaxation in lockdown
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 5:41:49 PM IST
Indian golfer Arjun Bhati on Friday returned to the golf course for training after 70 days as in the recent lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic sports complexes were allowed to open. ... read..

BWF announces revamped 2020 calendar; India Open to be held in December
Kuala Lumpur | May 22, 2020 5:41:46 PM IST
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday announced a revamped tournament calendar for the remainder of 2020 following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic-qualifying India Open badminton tournament will now be held from December ... read..

Athletes are our assets, why rush them into training: IOA secy gen
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta believes that the training of athletes shouldn't start as of now as the COVID-19 cases are increasing at a rapid rate with each passing day in the country. ... read..

Assam Olympic Association shares SOP for resumption of elite athletes training
Guwahati (Assam) | May 22, 2020 4:41:50 PM IST
The Assam Olympic Association (AOA) on Friday shared a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), prepared in alliance with the state government, focused on resuming elite athletes training in the stadia and complexes while maintaining social distancing. ... read..

COVID-19: Juventus to train in 'larger groups' as all players test negative
Turin | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Italian football club Juventus has informed that all its first-team players tested negative for COVID-19 and that training will resume in "larger groups" in the next few days. ... read..

Had good intentions: IOA president replies General Secretary as rift deepens
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 4:11:42 PM IST
Upping the ante, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Dhruv Batra on Friday hit back at the body's Secretary-General Rajeev Mehta for his reply to the former's mail regarding sharing of workload. ... read..

Sri Lanka Cricket's new stadium project suspended
Colombo | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The project of constructing a new 40,000-capacity stadium in Colombo has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). ... read..

Chinese marathon runner Duo Bujie eyes top-8 finish at Tokyo Games
Beijing | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Boosted by his recent half marathon victory in the national team testing event, Chinese runner Duo Bujie vows to maintain this momentum and fight for a top-eight finish in the marathon race at the Tokyo Olympics next summer. ... read..

Greek basketball season ends due to coronavirus outbreak
Athens | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
The Greek basketball league has announced that it will end the 2019/2020 season due to the coronavirus outbreak. ... read..

New Zealand's NBL to start new season on June 23
Auckland | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
The New Zealand National Basketball League (NBL) will kick off on June 23 with a player draft preceding the opening day of the competition. ... read..

Virat Kohli shares picture with 'good man' Kane Williamson
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 3:11:50 PM IST
Indian skipper Virat Kohli never shies away from lauding the New Zealand team and has on numerous occasions praised the Kiwis for their affable nature. ... read..

Ready with my plan to resume training: Indian weightlifting coach
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 1:41:50 PM IST
Indian weightlifting coach Vijay Sharma said he is ready with his plan of action and is just waiting to receive the order to resume training. ... read..

CFI calls Jyoti Kumar for trial after she cycles 1200 km
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 12:41:40 PM IST
The Cycle Federation of India (CFI) has called a 15-year-old girl, who cycled 1200 km over a period of seven days, for trial. ... read..

It's a bit strange to play without fans but we have to adapt: Jordan Henderson
Liverpool | May 22, 2020 11:41:44 AM IST
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said it is a bit strange to play without fans but emphasised that players must adapt to the situation and focus on performing at the highest level. ... read..

Getting the sharpness back won't take too long: Jordan Henderson
Liverpool | May 22, 2020 11:11:46 AM IST
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said that getting the sharpness back won't take too long as he credited the club's fitness staff for the unbelievable job that they are doing. ... read..

CSA clarifies its position as Graeme Smith backs Ganguly to lead ICC
Cape Town | May 22, 2020 11:11:40 AM IST
As Cricket South Africa's (CSA) director of cricket Graeme Smith backed former India skipper Sourav Ganguly to head the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Proteas cricket body on Thursday clarified its stand regarding the elections of the ICC. ... read..

Arturo Vidal expresses desire to stay with Barcelona
Leeds | May 22, 2020 10:11:45 AM IST
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal expressed his desire to stay with the club amid links with a move to Inter. ... read..

IOA President, Secretary-General engage in war of words
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 10:11:39 AM IST
There is a growing rift between Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Dhruv Batra and Secretary-General Rajeev Mehta after the former 'decided to take over/divide' much of the latter's work. ... read..

SLC's new stadium construction project suspended
Colombo | May 22, 2020 9:11:48 AM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) new project of constructing a 40,000-capacity stadium in Colombo has been suspended. ... read..

Ronaldo is one of the best football players world has ever known: Sami Khedira
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 9:11:43 AM IST
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira heaped praise on teammate Cristiano Ronaldo saying that the Portuguese star is "one of the best football players the world has ever known". ... read..

Need a few weeks more of training before getting back: Barca's De Jong
Barcelona | Friday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie De Jong said that he and his teammates will need "a few weeks of training" before they can get back to playing regular league football. LaLiga clubs returned to training earlier this month with the players begi ... read..

Kerala Blasters to retire Jhingan's no.21 jersey
Kochi | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters said that it will be retiring the no.21 jersey worn by centre back and captain Sandesh Jhingan as they announced the latter leaving the club on Thursday. In a statement by the club, owner Nikhil Bharadwaj thanked J ... read..

Mumbai Indians recall dramatic 2017 IPL final win
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Mumbai Indians on Thursday celebrated the third anniversary of them winning the third Indian Premier League title in 2017. MI had beaten Rising Pune Supergiant in a thriller of a final in Hyderabad to win the title and thus became the first franchise to w ... read..

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