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Imphal boy Annaroy Soibam joins Odisha FC youth set up
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Annaroy Soibam, who captained the Unique Model Academy, Imphal to the title in the Sub-Junior (U-14) Boys category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Championships for 2019-20, has earned a call-up to join the youth squad of ISL club Odisha FC.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
'Cricketainment' will be back once again (Column: Close-in)
The postponement of the T20 World Cup gave BCCI the opportunity to conduct their most popular 'cricketainment' tournament -- the Indian Premier League (IPL). Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to stage cricket's premium show in India. The BCCI have, therefore, opted to hold it in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the blessing of the Emirates Cricket Board.
2020-08-08
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Kozhikode plane crash: Cricket fraternity expresses shock & grief
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Cricket fraternity has expressed shock and offered condolences after an Air India Express plane skidded while landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode, leaving 18 dead -- including the two pilots -- and several others injured.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cyclist Groenewegen suspended after crash leaves Jakobsen in coma
Warsaw, Aug 8 (IANS) Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen, who was involved in a horror crash on the Tour of Poland which left his Dutch compatriot Fabio Jakobsen in a coma, has been suspended by his team.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic out for six weeks due to injury
Munich, Aug 8 (IANS) Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic could miss the start of the 2020-21 English Premier League season because of a hamstring injury which is likely to keep him out for a six weeks.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Take gamble, play for a club abroad: Bhutia advises young footballers
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia has stressed on Indian players needing to ply their trade abroad suggesting to young professionals that playing overseas is a "gamble" which they should take.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Top-seeded Petra Martic reaches Palermo Open semis
Rome, Aug 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Petra Martic defeated Belarussian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to advance to the semi-final of the ongoing Palermo Open.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Ronaldinho set for release after plea deal
Asuncion, Aug 8 (IANS) Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis could be released from custody within days after having striking a plea deal with Paraguayan investigators.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Delhi HC quashes Sports Ministry's plea seeking modification to Feb 7 order
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court turned down the petition moved by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) seeking modification of its February 7 order which had barred the Centre and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) from taking any decision on sports federations without informing it.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
National Hockey Camp: Skipper Manpreet, 4 others test COVID-19 positive
Bengaluru, Aug 7 (IANS) India's men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan Pathak have tested COVID-19 positive after reporting to the national hockey camp in Sports Authority of India's (SAI) National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru along with the team.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Eng v Pak 1st Test, Day 3: Broad strikes after visitors take big lead (Tea)
Manchester, Aug 7 (IANS) England fast bowler Stuart Broad struck early in Pakistan's second innings after the visitors took a huge first innings lead in the second session of Day 3 of the first Test at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday. Azhar Ali and his troops are firmly in the driver's seat as they lead by 127 runs at Tea with nine wickets in the bag.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: ICC Women's World Cup 2021 postponed to 2022
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February-March 2022 because of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on cricket globally. The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup was also handed to India while the now postponed 2020 edition will be played in Australia in 2022.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
US Open: Svitolina, Bertens latest tennis stars to withdraw
New York, Aug 7 (IANS) World No.5 Elina Svitolina and No.7 Kiki Bertens on Friday became the latest tennis stars to pull out of this year's US Open citing COVID-19 concerns. Earlier, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty too had withdrawn from the Grand Slam in New York.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Rabindra to start 2020 season on Aug 21 in French GT4 c'ship
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India's Akhil Rabindra will start his 2020 season on August 21 with the French FFSA GT4 Championship. Akhil will be driving an Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 for the AGS Events Racing team, across five rounds of the six round Championship.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Sarri confident that future at Juve not dependent on Lyon game
Rome, Aug 7 (IANS) Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri does not believe that his future with the Italian champions rests upon the result of Friday's Champions League Round of 16 second leg match against Olympique Lyonnais.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
ICC T20 World Cup: India to host 2021 edition, Aus gets 2022
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has decided that India will host the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup while the postponed 2020 edition will now be held in Australia in 2022. India is also set to host the 50-over World Cup in India in 2023.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
National Hockey Camp: Skipper Manpreet & 3 others test COVID-19 positive
Bengaluru, Aug 7 (IANS) India's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and Varun Kumar have tested COVID-19 positive after reporting to the national hockey camp in Sports Authority of India's National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru along with the team.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
We either play in Pak or we won't play: Mani on Eng's 2022 tour
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on Friday stated that England's 2022 tour of Pakistan won't take place at a neutral venue. England are currently scheduled to play three Tests and five ODIs in Pakistan in 2022.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Tokyo Oly organising committee staff member tests positive
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) A member of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee has tested positive for COVID-19. The committee said in a statement on Friday that the female staffer has been working from home since July 30 and her last day working on site at any Tokyo 2020 facility was on July 29.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Van Persie returns to Dutch club Feyenoord as coach
Rotterdam, Aug 7 (IANS) Former Netherlands captain Robin Van Persie returned to Eredivisie side Feyenoord but this time, in the capacity of a coach. He had two stints with the side during the course of his illustrious playing career and in total, scored 47 goals for them.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Rahul wants Hardik's son to become fast bowling all-rounder
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India batsman K.L. Rahul has suggested that his teammate Hardik Pandya's newborn son should become a fast bowling all-rounder like his father. Hardik's brother and fellow all-rounder Krunal Pandya posted a boomerang of him holding the baby on his Instagram handle.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Gokulam Kerala FC sign Rishad
Kozhikode, Aug 7 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC have signed Kerala player Rishad PP for the upcoming I-League season.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Man Utd dominate Young Player of the Year shortlist
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Manchester United on Friday saw three players being named in Premier League's Young Player of the Year shortlist while Chelsea had two representations. The award, which is voted by fans, is handed to the player who was aged 23 or under at the start of the campaign.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
PCB announces Lifebuoy as team's official hygiene partner
Lahore, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has joined hands with Lifebuoy for Pakistan men's national cricket team's ongoing tour of England. Lifebuoy will be the Official Hygiene Partner of the team during the tour of England.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
70th Anniversary GP: Bottas leads FP1, Vettel's struggles continue
Silverstone, Aug 7 (IANS) Valtteri Bottas on Friday marked his first sojourn on the track after renewing his contract with Mercedes for the 2021 season by heading the first free practice session for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Finnish driver finished 0.138s ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton while Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished 0.727s behind on P3.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Eng vs Pak 1st Test: Buttler-Woakes stand keeps visitors at bay (Lunch)
Manchester, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistan bowlers on Friday again dominated proceedings as they kept the England batsmen on the backfoot throughout the first session of the third day of the first Test being played at the Old Trafford. England reached 159/5 at Lunch, still trailing by 167 runs.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England white-ball tour to India postponed until early 2021
London, Aug 7 (IANS) England's white ball tour of India, originally scheduled for late September to early October this year, has been postponed until early 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Friday.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Shoaib Malik expected to join Pak squad in England on August 15
Lahore, Aug 7 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik is expected to join the squad in England next week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
PCB looking to invite England for T20I series in Pak: report
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is looking to invite England to tour the country for a T20I series later in the year. Pakistan are currently touring England for an ongoing three-match Test series that will be followed by a T20I series consisting of as many matches.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ISL: Jamshedpur FC appoint Owen Coyle as head coach
Jamshedpur, Aug 7 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC on Friday announced the signing of Owen Coyle as their new head coach ahead of their 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) campaign.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Racing Point fined 15 points after Renault's protest
Silverstone, Aug 7 (IANS) Formula One team Racing Point on Friday saw 15 points deducted by the governing body FIA after they upheld Renault's protest regarding illegal brake ducts. The FIA stated that design of the brake ducts were that of Mercedes and not of Racing Point, as the latter had claimed.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Odisha announces program to take hockey skills to elite level
Bhubaneshwar, Aug 7 (IANS) After a good start with the inaugural girls program of 30 trainee cadets capacity, Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha (NTHAO), the states Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC) that was launched a year ago in Kalinga Stadium, is all set to induct 30 boys in the coming months.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Panesar feels his delivery to Sachin was better than Warne's to Gatting
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann were the architects of England's 2-1 Test series win against India in 2012/13. While they lost the first Test by a big margin, the turnaround started with England bringing on Panesar for the second Test and him getting a five-wicket haul in India's first innings at Wankhede.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Wait is over': Chahal expresses excitement ahead of IPL 13
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has expressed his excitement ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is set to be played in the UAE this year.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I am not racist & absolutely hate racism: Leclerc
Silverstone, Aug 7 (IANS) Ferrari Formula One driver Charles Leclerc has hit out at people for calling him racist following his decision to not take a knee alongside fellow racers before Grand Prix races.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
COVID-19: NSW offers to host 2021 Australian Open
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has offered to host the 2021 edition of the Australian Open alongwith other sporting events that are usually held in neighbouring Victoria.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Hulkenberg to stand in for Perez at 70th Anniversary GP
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Racing Point on Friday confirmed that Nico Hulkenberg will continue to drive alongside Lance Stroll in this weekends 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone as a stand-in for regular driver Sergio Perez who has returned a positive result for COVID-19.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Bale decided not to play against Man City, says Zidane
Manchester, Aug 7 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has dismissed claims that winger Gareth Bale was axed from the squad to face Manchester City in the second leg of Round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
You made Sarfaraz carry shoes: Akhtar slams Pak team management
Manchester, Aug 7 (IANS) Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his unhappiness after former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen performing 12th man duties on the second day of first Test against England being played at the Old Trafford.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bindra to participate in 'Sunfeast India Run As One' initiative
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will be participating in the Sunfeast India Run As One initiative, it was announced on Friday.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Opportunity knocks: MotoGP riders eye Czechia success
Brno, Aug 7 (IANS) Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) is looking forward to the weekend when the Czech Republic Grand Prix takes place.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Motorsports
Will eat grass but will raise budget of Pakistan Army, says Akhtar
Karachi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar once again has spoken about things outside of cricket and this time he had something to say about the budget of the Pakistan Army.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
PSL: PCB announces financial rewards for its ground staff
Lahore, Aug 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced financial rewards for the ground staff who worked tirelessly during the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2020-08-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Woods gets into frame on 1st day, is three behind leaders at PGA Championship
San Francisco, Aug 7 (IANS) American golf great Tiger Woods ensured he was in the frame as he produced three birdies in a four-hole run on his second nine at the ongoing PGA Championship. Though he was tied-20th, Woods was only three shots behind Jason Day, who had his best opening day in a Major with a five-under 65.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Golf
adidas launches fresh home kit of Man Utd for 2020/21 season
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) adidas has launched a fresh new 2020/21 season home kit of Manchester United, Indias most-followed football club.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
IPL title sponsorship: Eyes on Amazon & Unacademy, Jio the dark horse
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The suspension of Vivos title sponsorship with the Indian Premier League (IPL) has opened up the market for a new brand to come in for the 2021 edition of the cash-rich league. But market experts believe it will be a case of one from either e-commerce or e-learning companies coming in with the telecom sector playing the role of the dark horse.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ICC No. 1 in sports for video views on Facebook
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council is the number one sports governing body for video views on Facebook, with more views on the platform than any other leading sporting organisations in 2020, ICC announced on Friday.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Important for youngsters to learn right techniques early, says Bharat Chetri
Bengaluru, Aug 7 (IANS) Former India men's hockey team captain Bharat Chetri believes that younger players in the country need to learn the right techniques of the sport at an early age, and must also rectify/upgrade any basic techniques that they might have learned while growing up.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
IOC, JOC discuss measures to eradicate harassment & abuse in Japanese sports
Zurich, Aug 7 (IANS) IOC President Thomas Bach and the President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and IOC Member, Yamashita Yasuhiro, recently discussed measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Sindhu, Saina & 6 others shuttlers to resume training in Hyderabad
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The national badminton camp for eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopefuls, including P.V. Sindhu, will resume from Friday at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton