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Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes top 100 highest-paid athletes

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS): Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team, remained the only Indian and sole cricketer to feature in the top 100 of highest-paid athletes of 2020 put forward by Forbes magazine. With an estimated total earning of $26 m...

30 May 2020

Federer edges out Ronaldo in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes

Zurich, May 29 (IANS): Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has become the first from his sport to top Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes. With an estimated $106.3 million earned over the past 12 months, Federer edged out Portuguese football su...

29 May 2020

Murray to return to tennis in brother Jamie’s tournament

London, May 29 (IANS): British former tennis World No.1 Andy Murray will return to action at a behind-closed-doors tournament organised by brother Jamie from June 23-28 in order to raise money for NHS Charities Together. Murray has not played profess...

29 May 2020

Liverpool may win Premier League title at neutral venue — Report

London, May 29 (IANS): It could still be a possibility that runaway English Premier League leaders Liverpool will end up winning the title at a neutral venue, as per a BCC report. The national lead for football policing, deputy chief constable Mark R...

29 May 2020

Van Gaal slams Man Utd for failing to land top transfer targets

London, May 29 (IANS): Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has slammed the club’s approach in the transfer market during his time at the helm. The Dutchman took over at Old Trafford in 2014 after leading the Netherlands to World Cu...

29 May 2020

Emirates FA Cup to resume with quarter-finals set for June 27, 28

London, May 29 (IANS): The English FA Cup football competition has been provisionally slated to resume with the quarter-finals on June 27-28 and the final set to be held on August 1. “We have today agreed to a provisional restart date for the ...

29 May 2020

Italy’s Serie A to resume from June 20

Rome, May 29 (IANS): Nearly 12 weeks after Italy’s top football league played its final games before the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown entered into force, the Italian government has given Serie A the nod to restart play on June 20. The decis...

29 May 2020

It’s not nice when 80,000 people whistle at you — Gareth Bale

Madrid, May 28 (IANS): Wales footballer Gareth Bale opened up to his soured relationship with Real Madrid fans and said it’s not nice when your own set of supporters bring your confidence down by whistling at you. Bale has seen subject to inten...

28 May 2020

Dutch GP postponed till 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic

Zandvoort (Netherlands), May 28 (IANS): Dutch Grand Prix on Thursday became the latest Formula One race to be officially postponed till next year in the wake of coronavirus pandemic that has hit the entire world. The race was set to take place at rew...

28 May 2020

Premier League’s Covid-19 cases rise to 12

London, May 28 (IANS): The English Premier League has announced that four more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 after the third round of testing, raising the total number to 12 across the league. The four cases have come from three clubs, wi...

28 May 2020

Football transfer market will be different, says Mourinho

London, May 27 (IANS): Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes the football transfer market will be different from here on as he doesn’t think the football world is ready for ‘crazy investments’ just yet. Football around t...

27 May 2020

2018 Khel Ratna winner Mirabai now nominated for Arjuna Award

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS): Mirabai Chanu, who won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2018, has been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) for 2020/21. Ragala Venkat Rahul and Punam Yadav are the other two nominations...

27 May 2020

I am finally back on court — Nadal returns to training

Madrid, May 27 (IANS): Spain tennis star Rafael Nadal is back to training following the Covid-19 forced hiatus. He has started training in Mallorca at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. On Monday, Nadal had shared a video on his social media showing...

27 May 2020

IOC approves updated ISSF shooting qualification system for Tokyo Games

Munich, May 27 (IANS): An updated qualification system for sports shooting for the Tokyo Olympic Games has been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board, the sport’s governing body ISSF has announced. According to t...

27 May 2020

Bayern beat Dortmund 1-0 to extend lead in Bundesliga

Berlin, May 27 (IANS): Leaders Bayern Munich have opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the standings after Joshua Kimmich’s sole goal was enough to down runners-up Borussia Dortmund 1-0 at the curtain raiser of the 28th round in Bundesliga...

27 May 2020

50 per cent facilities restarted in stadiums across Capital

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS): 50 percent of sports facilities have been restarted in all stadiums in New Delhi for athletes, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Tuesday. In keeping with its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for resumption of act...

26 May 2020

Kvitova would ‘rather cancel’ Grand Slams than play without fans

Prague, May 26 (PTI/AFP): Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova has said she would prefer Grand Slams did not take place as opposed to playing them behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on the eve of her court return in an a...

26 May 2020

Bournemouth goalkeeper confirms testing positive for coronavirus

London, May 26 (IANS): AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale said he is in a state of shock after testing positive for coronavirus recently. This comes after the Premier League side had confirmed that an unnamed player is one of two new coronavi...

26 May 2020

Hamilton ponders over F1 future amid coronavirus lockdown

London, May 25 (IANS): Six-time formula one champion Lewis Hamilton conceded he has been thinking about his future in the sport, which remains suspended since March due to coronavirus pandemic. The Brit revealed asking himself questions regarding his...

25 May 2020

Chhetri named brand ambassador of Twelfth Man fantasy football

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): India football captain Sunil Chhetri was on Monday named as the official brand ambassador of fantasy football platform ‘Twelfth Man’. According to the makers, Twelfth Man is a premier ‘football only’ fant...

25 May 2020

Setien responds to Messi’s ‘Barca cannot win UCL’ remark

Barcelona, May 25 (IANS): Barcelona manager Quique Setien feels forward Lionel Messi’s comments have ‘created a big debate’ after the footballer stated they cannot win the UEFA Champions League this season if they continue to play i...

25 May 2020

Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior passes away

He was 96 years old. His condition was critical for nearly a fortnight. He was undergoing treatment at Fortis Mohali and was in a “semi-comatose condition”. He was hospitalised on May 8 with high fever and breathing trouble. His COVID-19 ...

25 May 2020

Premier League confirms two more positive cases

London, May 24 (IANS): The English Premier League confirmed that two more positive cases of Covid-19 were tested in the second round of testing. The Premier League said that 996 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday, Thursday and...

24 May 2020

LaLiga cleared to start on June 8 by government

Madrid, May 24 (IANS): LaLiga has been cleared to return to action on June 8, the league tweeted. The league is however yet to decide on an official date for resumption with President Javier Tebas expressing his desire to start matches from June 12. ...

24 May 2020

Dortmund keep pressure on Bayern with 2-0 win over Wolfsburg

Berlin, May 24 (IANS): Runners-up Borussia Dortmund have kept pressure on front runners Bayern Munich for the moment after goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi helped them edge Wolfsburg 2-0 in the 27th round in Bundesliga. From the kick-of...

24 May 2020
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