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Monday, August 03, 2020


Lewis Hamilton wins British GP to close in on Schumacher’s record

August 3, 2020 9:40:20 am

Lewis Hamilton's record-extending seventh Silverstone win saw him finish six seconds ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen despite a puncture.


IPL 2020: Desert Odyssey dates out

August 3, 2020 9:39:48 am

An IPL media advisory stated that the upcoming edition will be played over 53 days in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi “subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India”, and will have 10 afternoon matches starting at 3:30 pm India time.

Law 42

Watch: Lancashire given 5 penalty runs after batsman hit by ‘dangerous’ throw

August 3, 2020 11:39:33 am

The runs were awarded by the on-field umpires following Law 42, which was brought in during 2017 to deal with poor player conduct. The specific clause broken was 42.3.1, which concerns “throwing the ball at a player… in an inappropriate or dangerous manner”.

Women’s IPL vs WBBL: Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates upset over proposed T20 Challenge series

August 3, 2020 9:39:47 am

Hamranpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemima Rodrigues, and Shafali Verma are the potential candidates for the WBBL, but the recent development will deny them the chance of playing in Australia.

Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Usman destroys opponent in 40 seconds

August 2, 2020 6:42:39 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s younger cousin took just 40 seconds to beat up his opponent so badly he was forced to verbally submit.


MS Dhoni doesn’t attend meetings on data analysis, operates on instinct: N Srinivasan

August 3, 2020 11:52:38 am

MS Dhoni thinks purely in terms of instinct when it comes to evaluating players, said N Srinivasan. He recalled an instance when Dhoni had refused to take 'one outstanding player' in CSK because he would 'spoil the team'.

Meet Narender Gahlot, the man-mountain at the heart of Jamshedpur FC’s defence

August 3, 2020 9:39:58 am

From missing out on the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 because of an injury to becoming the second-youngest goalscorer for India, Narender Gahlot's journey has been an uphill trek but with its rewards.

Manchester City could be tested by counter-attacking Real Madrid: Wayne Rooney

August 2, 2020 5:03:48 pm

Manchester City lead Real Madrid after they won the away leg of their last-16 tie 2-1 in March, before the UEFA Champions League was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


‘Totally made-up story’: Shoaib Akhtar on Virender Sehwag’s claim on sledging

August 3, 2020 11:35:47 am

Virender Sehwag had said that he had reacted to a barrage of sledging from Shoaib Akhtar by telling him 'Baap baap hota hai aur beta beta'. Akhtar said the claim is made up.

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Stuart Broad says considered retirement after Southampton snub

August 2, 2020 4:30:17 pm

Stuart Broad claimed 16 wickets after being dropped from the Southampton Test.

Turned down £175,000 county contract to fight Kargil War: Shoaib Akhtar

August 3, 2020 11:53:40 am

Shoaib Akhtar says he turned a £175,000 county contract with Nottinghamshire to fight the war in Kargil

MS Dhoni has played his last match for India: Ashish Nehra

August 3, 2020 9:40:28 am

MS Dhoni's international future is a hot topic of debate since he is yet to make a formal announcement on his retirement.

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Internal agendas within Cricket South Africa a ‘cancer’: Graeme Smith

August 2, 2020 1:46:00 pm

Graeme Smith, who scored 9265 runs from 117 Tests between 2002 and 2014, said he "certainly does feel that there are people within these positions who have ulterior motives."

Ajinkya Rahane won’t mind families not being there at IPL in UAE

August 2, 2020 1:21:40 pm

Ajinkya Rahane would want his wife and daughter to be around during the IPL in the UAE but mindful of the risk it poses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he wouldn't have an issue if the BCCI bars players' families from the event.

Didier Drogba submits candidacy to become Ivory Coast FA president

August 2, 2020 1:18:43 pm

Didier Drogba, a two-time African Footballer of the Year and a four-time Premier League winner, is one of four candidates seeking the presidency of Ivory Coast's football association.

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Rahul Dravid’s advice on how to play spin changed the world for Kevin Pietersen

August 2, 2020 1:12:23 pm

Pietersen said his Indian Premier League experiences, batting alongside world-class players such as Dravid and Virender Sehwag, helped him expand his repertoire of shots.

Barcelona president backs Quique Setien, sees Xavi as future head coach

August 2, 2020 1:12:02 pm

Quique Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona head coach midway through the season in January and led the club to a second-placed finish as Real Madrid won its first title in three years.

Ciro Immobile equals Serie A scoring record, wins European Golden Shoe

August 2, 2020 1:05:09 pm

Lazio's Ciro Immobile won the domestic Golden Boot and the European Golden Shoe as he matched Gonzalo Higuain's 2015/16 record of 36 goals in a single Serie A season.

Nick Kyrgios won’t play US Open due to coronavirus concerns

August 2, 2020 12:57:31 pm

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus and in honor of the "hundreds and thousands of Americans" who have died from COVID-19.


The women’s IPL is very much on, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

August 2, 2020 1:08:14 pm

According to BCCI sources, the women's Challenger is likely to be held during the last phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) like last year, i.e; the first week of November.

Going to give another try for World Cup win in 2021: Mithali Raj

August 2, 2020 10:33:51 am

Mithali Raj says she is focussed on winning the World Cup next year to complete some unfinished business and finish her career on a blaze of glory.

Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta to miss Bayern vs Chelsea clash

August 2, 2020 10:25:43 am

Chelsea will visit German champions Bayern Munich on Aug. 8, trailing 3-0 from the first leg of their last-16 tie.

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Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth after Premier League relegation

August 2, 2020 10:15:55 am

Bournemouth’s five-year stint in the top division ended on the final day of the season after they finished third-bottom in the standings with 34 points.


IPL GC meeting: Chinese sponsorship deals and health protocols on the agenda

August 2, 2020 1:13:37 pm

Some key norms in the SOP include conducting four Covid tests in two weeks for players, less crowded dug-outs, not more than 15 players in a dressing-room, closed-doors matches at least in the first half of the tournament and six-feet social- distancing norms for commentators.

F1 schedules time for anti-racism gesture; Hamilton takes pole for British GP in record time

August 2, 2020 9:21:24 am

Lewis Hamilton shattered the Silverstone track record with a blistering lap to put dominant Mercedes on pole position for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday.