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BWF announces revamped calendar, India Open from Dec 8-13

Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS): 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 Ind...

22 May 2020

Mayweather fight inevitable, will win this time — McGregor

New York, May 18 (IANS): Conor McGregor has said that a rematch with Floyd Mayweather is “inevitable” and that this time, he will win the match. McGregor was responding to the praise he got from boxing great Mike Tyson for his performance...

18 May 2020

Make sports awards nomination free — Panghal requests Rijiju

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS): Boxing star Amit Panghal on Friday appealed to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to make the national sports awards “nomination/application free.” Panghal, who made history last year by becoming the first Indian to wi...

15 May 2020

Beginning was difficult but things changed after first pro win — Vijender

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS): Vijender Singh turned professional in 2015 by which time he was among the biggest names in Olympic sports in India. The 34-year-old won bronze medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 World Championships and the 2010 Common...

13 May 2020

Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of 2020 F1 season

London, May 12 (IANS): Germany’s Sebastian Vettel’s future in Formula 1 beyond 2020 has been thrown into doubt after it was announced on Tuesday that he will leave Ferrari at the end of the season. “Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow a...

12 May 2020

I’m back — Mike Tyson hints at comeback in training video

London, May 12 (IANS): Former-world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has once again teased fans about his possible comeback to the ring by posting a cryptic message on social media. In the latest video put on Instagram, Tyson can be seen growling thro...

12 May 2020

Eager to resume training for giving my best in Olympics — Mirabai Chanu

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS): Ace India weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Monday stated that she is eager to resume training so that she can give her best at the Tokyo Olympics which have now been postponed to next year due to coronavirus pandemic. The lifte...

11 May 2020

Negative thoughts do come sometimes, keeping up training — Sakshi

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): 2016 Olympics bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik’s qualification to the 2020 Games has been a story of an ever-narrowing window. After her defeat to 18-year-old Sonam Malik in the trials for the Asian Olympic qu...

09 May 2020

World Archery releases updated Olympic qualification procedure

Lausanne (Switzerland), May 9 (IANS): World Archery released its updated qualification procedures for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. It confirmed in its statement that no further qualification events will take place this year. Furtherm...

09 May 2020

SPSN brings three UFC LIVE events to Indian audiences

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS): Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) is all set to return to broadcasting LIVE UFC events this weekend with UFC 249. The event will take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Florida and will be aired live and exclusive in the...

07 May 2020

Tennis star Dominic Thiem participates in global charity run

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): The seventh annual Wings for Life World Run was held on Sunday, and over 77,000 people from 104 countries participated worldwide to achieve what had seemed impossible in the current situation. They ran, walked or rolled from ...

06 May 2020

Spanish club apologises after Djokovic training day mix-up

Marbella, May 6 (IANS): Puente Romano tennis club in Marbella issued a clarification after Novak Djokovic shared a video practising at their court on Tuesday. In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Spanish tennis federation had asked players to refrain...

06 May 2020

Finland to host 2021 European Mixed Team Badminton C’ships

Helsinki, May 4 (IANS): Finland will now host the 2021 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships. This comes after England’s Milton Keynes city withdrew due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Badminton Europe on Monday announced that the championships...

04 May 2020

Sports Ministry planning phase-wise reopening of camps — Rijiju

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS): National camps will be re-opened in a phase-wise manner starting at the end of this month, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Sunday. Speaking at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) we...

03 May 2020

Vettel makes esports debut at Legends Trophy

London, May 3 (IANS): Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel has made his esports debut with the Legends Trophy organised by Torque Esports. After being supplied with a simulator by Torque Esports company Allinsports, Vettel made his first appearance in espor...

03 May 2020

No doubles match, no handshake: New ‘return to tennis’ guidelines

London, May 2 (IANS): The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has issued a set of guidelines for local and national-level competitions when tennis returns to action once the restrictions put in place due to coronavirus pandemic are lifted. The guid...

02 May 2020

Michael Jordan once rejected $100 million for two-hour appearance — Agent

New York, May 1 (IANS): NBA great Michael Jordan once turned down a multi-million dollar deal because he didn’t believe in it, his agent David Falk revealed recently. Jordan is widely regarded as one of the greatest to play in the NBA and he r...

01 May 2020

Nobody wants to cancel NBA season — LeBron James

New York, May 1 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has rubbished reports of executives and agents wanting the NBA season to be cancelled in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. It was being reported that NBA staff and player agents wanted to...

01 May 2020

Can’t risk losses for BFI’s failure to comply with obligations, says AIBA

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS): Taking note of the press statement by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has made it clear it cannot take the risk to suffer further losses caused by BFI’s failure to co...

30 Apr 2020

Next year’s Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over — Games chief

Tokyo, April 28 (PTI/AFP): The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control by next year, the organising committee’s president warned, ruling out further delays. The comme...

28 Apr 2020

F1 plans to begin season in Austria even as French GP is called off

London, April 27 (IANS): After France became the latest country to postpone its race, Formula 1 boss Chase Carey has said he plans to start the season in Austria in July. As per a BBC report, Carey said he was “increasingly confident with the p...

27 Apr 2020

French F1 Grand Prix called off due to Covid-19

Paris, April 27 (IANS): The French Formula One Grand Prix, slated for June 28 at Le Castellet, has been called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers said in a statement on Monday. The coronavirus epidemic has killed 22,614 people in France as...

27 Apr 2020

India wants to improve presence on world stage — Rijiju

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS): Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the governments policy would be conditioned according to the needs of the sports community. “We want to create a big sports culture in the country so that we can improve ...

25 Apr 2020

No chance of further postponing Tokyo Olympics — Games chief

Tokyo, April 23 (IANS): There are no plans in place for a second postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, Games organisers have said. The 2020 Olympics was postponed to July 23-August 8, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic but several health experts have...

23 Apr 2020

No Bryan Brothers chest bumps: USTA warns players

New York, April 23 (IANS): The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has warned players not to imitate Bryan Brothers signature chest bumps while celebrating when tennis returns to the court in the near future. This was one of the many suggestions...

23 Apr 2020
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