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Friday, May 29, 2020



‘Six pack has turned into family pack’: Athletes return to training but face fitness challenge

May 30, 2020 12:42:31 am

Tokyo Olympics hopefuls Arpinder Singh, Jeev Milkha Singh, Mirabai Chanu, Tajinderpal Toor and Shivpal Singh share their experience of resuming training after more than two months.

T20 WC

Staging T20 World Cup ‘very high risk’, admits Cricket Australia

May 30, 2020 12:08:08 am

Australia's cricket board ostensibly shifts focus from hosting the T20 World Cup towards the Test series in December-January against India.

Roger Federer replaces Lionel Messi as the world’s highest-paid athlete

May 29, 2020 10:23:05 pm

Roger Federer ($106.3 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Lionel Messi ($104 million), Neymar ($95.5 million), and LeBron James ($88.2 million) rounded out the top five of Forbes' list.

AIFF decides to delay start of upcoming domestic season due to pandemic

May 29, 2020 9:52:05 pm

Due to 'an exceptional circumstance' like Covid-19, the AIFF decided to delay the start date of the domestic season. Last year, the ISL began on October 20 while the I-League started on November 30.

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‘Being mentally fit is very important during lockdown’: Gagan Narang

May 29, 2020 7:15:08 pm

"Shooting is 98 percent mental, 2 percent physical," said the Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang in a discussion titled 'Fitness! A Way of life' along with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Atletico’s Diego Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge

May 29, 2020 6:38:00 pm

Diego Costa defrauded the Spanish state of 1,014,416 euros during his 2014 transfer from Atletico to Chelsea in his tax return, as well as more than one million euros in image rights.

La Liga considers virtual crowds before June 11 restart

May 29, 2020 6:18:33 pm

La Liga chief Javier Tebas said the league and the government are already working to allow the media to cover this season's matches on-site from June 11. The next season will start on September 12.

Liverpool title decider set to be in neutral stadium as police seeks to control crowd

May 29, 2020 6:09:08 pm

Liverpool, which leads by 25 points, could clinch the title by beating Everton if second-placed City loses to Arsenal on June 17. The police want the derby to be played away from Merseyside.

ECB asks 55 players, including Eoin Morgan, Jofra Archer, to resume training

May 29, 2020 5:34:37 pm

England players who have been asked to resume training include Eoin Morgan, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, and Tom Curran among others.

Unique sports

From Sepak takraw to Lacrosse: Five fascinating but little known sports

May 29, 2020 5:40:03 pm

Many unique sports not commonly played in India have their own fan base and avid followers in different parts of the world.

‘India’s Test series can happen in as little as one venue’: Cricket Australia

May 29, 2020 5:25:55 pm

Cricket Australia on Thursday announced that India will play the Tests at Brisbane (December 3-7), Adelaide (December 11-15), Melbourne (December 26-30), and Sydney (January 3-7) respectively.

’15 runs banake out hojayega’: Shikhar Dhawan recalls Pakistan fans’ taunts in 2015 World Cup

May 29, 2020 5:26:14 pm

Interacting with women cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues on their web show ‘Double Trouble’, Shikhar Dhawan spoke of an incident when Pakistan fans targeted him.

VPL Blog

Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 Highlights: Semifinalists decided

May 29, 2020 11:48:30 pm

Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 Highlights: Salt Pond Breakers, La Soufriere Hikers (both 14 points), Botanic Garden Rangers (10 points) and Grenadines Divers (4 points) are the four teams in the semifinals.

Covid-19: Cricketer Atharva Ankolekar’s mother works as frontline worker, seeks an insurance policy

May 29, 2020 4:24:05 pm

Despite their building sealed and Covid-19 cases continuously rising in Maharashtra, India Under-19 cricketer Atharva Ankolekar's mother Vaidehi has been serving as a bus conductor to support her family.

‘Only cricket can restart in India if Bundesliga rules are followed’: Bhaichung Bhutia

May 29, 2020 4:27:27 pm

For the purpose of resumption of sports, Bhaichung Bhutia agreed that playing in empty stadiums is the need of the hour. "The show must go on," said the former India captain.

Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: When and where to watch?

May 29, 2020 3:32:02 pm

Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Dark View Explorers and Grenadine Divers are the two teams who will be fighting for the last remaining place in the knockouts.

British and Australian MotoGP races cancelled

May 29, 2020 2:51:29 pm

The British Grand Prix was scheduled for Silverstone on August 30 while the Australian round had been due at Phillip Island on October 25.

Schalke 04 switches financial troubles for sporting troubles in Bundesliga

May 29, 2020 2:46:49 pm

Schalke lost to rival Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in its first game back, then 3-0 at home against struggling Augsburg, before Wednesday’s 2-1 setback at relegation-threatened Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Australia's Peter Siddle celebrates after dismissing South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Peter Siddle signs two-year contract with Tasmanian Tigers

May 29, 2020 2:35:21 pm

The 35-year-old pacer, who bid adieu to international cricket in December last year after snaring 221 wickets in 67 Tests, said he would look to "play good cricket" and "develop his coaching skills".

Waqar Younis leaves social media after his Twitter handle hacked again

May 29, 2020 2:36:27 pm

The cricketer also confirmed that this was not the first incident of his account being hacked and to maintain his family's reputation and integrity he will delete all his social media accounts.