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Sunday, May 16, 2021


Manchester United’s Fred receives racist abuse after defeat by Liverpool

May 14, 2021 7:26:51 pm

Fred had a disappointing outing against Liverpool and received a number of abusive messages after the match in the comments section of a picture he had posted on his Instagram handle.

‘Prima donna culture of India has to end’: WV Raman writes to Ganguly, Dravid

May 15, 2021 7:54:17 am

In a surprising move, WV Raman was not retained as the head coach of the senior women's team by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which picked Ramesh Powar for the top job.

I certainly wasn’t making any excuse: Tim Paine after facing backlash on ‘sideshow’ comments

May 14, 2021 6:31:42 pm

Tim Paine had said on Wednesday that the Australians were distracted by India's apparent reluctance to play at the Gabba in Brisbane during the 2020/21 Test series.

Viswanathan Anand’s exhibition matches raise USD 50,000 for COVID-19 relief

May 14, 2021 6:00:37 pm

Viswanathan Anand, as well as GMs Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli, Nihal Sarin, and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu played simultaneous games on against a total of 105 players.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

G Sathiyan donates Rs 1 lakh for fight against COVID-19

May 14, 2021 5:03:52 pm

G Sathiyan, who has qualified to represent India in the Tokyo Olympics, had donated a sum of Rs 1.25 lakh to the Centre and Tamil Nadu government last year for their fight against the coronavirus.

Aymeric Laporte’s switch to Spain from France approved by FIFA

May 14, 2021 4:45:06 pm

Aymeric Laporte, who signed for Manchester City in January 2018 for 57 million pounds, grew up in France but moved to Spain in 2010 to join the youth academy of Athletic Bilbao.

Hardik Pandya doesn’t fit into playing XI even in ODIs and T20s if he can’t bowl: Sarandeep Singh

May 15, 2021 7:54:22 am

After undergoing a back surgery in 2019, Hardik has not bowled regularly since his comeback and not being able to offer his all-round skills cost him a place in the Indian Test squad for the UK tour.

ind cricket

‘Request not to spread misleading information’: Wriddhiman Saha clarifies on Covid test

May 14, 2021 3:43:49 pm

Wriddhiman Saha refutes reports that he has tested positive for Covid for a second time.

WV Raman

WV Raman Effect: Neetu David’s selection panel, CAC members Lal and Naik under scanner

May 14, 2021 3:07:53 pm

Raman, who successfully coached the women's team to T20 World Cup final in Australia and is widely acknowledged as one of the best Indian coaches, was removed by Lal and Naik's CAC, which reinstated Ramesh Powar, who was removed from the same post in 2018.

Tokyo Olympics

Anti-Olympics protesters submit petition demanding cancellation of Tokyo games

May 14, 2021 2:51:55 pm

An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled has been submitted to the Tokyo government with over 350,000 signatures on Friday morning.

Bumrah Bond

Jasprit Bumrah says Shane Bond played a major role in shaping his career

May 14, 2021 1:49:01 pm

Bumrah, who has so far played 19 Tests, said that Bond assisted him a lot in broadening his horizon which in turn helped him blossom as a cricketer.

KT Irfan and four others return negative in second COVID test

May 14, 2021 1:20:01 pm

K T Irfan and four other elite track-and-field athletes have returned negative for COVID-19 in a confirmatory second test at Sports Authority of India's Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.

Hanuma Vihari

Never imagined getting hospital bed would be so difficult: Hanuma Vihari

May 15, 2021 7:54:00 am

Hanuma Vihari, while being in the UK for his county stint, has used his Twitter handle to amplify appeals for help. He has also created a team of 100 volunteers, comprising friends and followers from across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

Stuart Broad questions allocation of points in World Test Championship

May 14, 2021 12:16:51 pm

Stuart Broad has questioned the points allocation system in the World Test Championship, wondering how a five-match Ashes can be worth the same as a two-game series between India and Bangladesh.

Never count him out: Rafael Nadal rallies past Denis Shapovalov in Rome

May 14, 2021 3:22:33 pm

Rafael Nadal showed he's still got the stamina to withstand much younger challengers in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) comeback win over 22-year-old Denis Shapovalov that secured him a spot in the Italian Open quarterfinals.

Jofra Archer picks up 2 wickets on return to competitive cricket

May 14, 2021 12:03:00 pm

Turning out for Sussex in a County Championship game against Kent on Thursday, Archer finished with figures of 2 for 29 from his 13 overs.

Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli

Boys have earned fair and square: Ravi Shastri on India’s numero uno Test status

May 14, 2021 3:21:48 pm

India remained the number one Test side after the annual update of the ICC team rankings was released on Thursday. Shastri was chuffed about it.

Glenn Phillips, allrounder Daryl Mitchell,

Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell added to NZ list of contracted players

May 14, 2021 10:31:54 am

The list is compiled by New Zealand coach Gary Stead and selector Gavin Larsen, who rank players on performances in all three formats, with tests receiving a double weighting. Stead and Larsen also consider potential future performance and players receive a retainer based on their ranking.

Granada and Real Madrid , Spanish LaLiga

Real Madrid win to keep up pressure on Atlético in La Liga

May 14, 2021 3:22:31 pm

Real Madrid won 4-1 at Granada on Thursday to stay within range of leader Atlético entering the final two rounds.

German cup final, Dortmund vs Leipzig

Borussia Dortmund beat Leipzig 4-1 in German Cup final

May 14, 2021 3:22:20 pm

Captain Marco Reus was involved in all four goals as Dortmund won the cup for the fifth time and denied bitter rival Leipzig a first title.

Manchester United and Liverpool, EPL

Protests outside, struggles inside: Manchester United lose to Liverpool

May 14, 2021 3:22:46 pm

United might have wished it hadn’t, losing 4-2 for its first home defeat against its fiercest rival since Jürgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool six years ago after Diogo Jota scored twice.

From Rohtak to conquer England, Shafali Verma raring to go

May 14, 2021 3:21:36 pm

Not nervous ahead of The Hundred and England series, teenage batter just wants to make father proud

Ramesh Powar returns as India women’s team coach

May 14, 2021 3:22:06 pm

WV Raman, too, had applied for the job as also former India all-rounder Hrishikesh Kanitkar. The BCCI received “over 35 applications” for the post.

Carlos Vela is MLS’s highest paid player at $6.3 million

May 14, 2021 12:04:54 am

Teammate Javier "Chicharito" Hernández is second at $6 million, all of it salary, according to figures released Thursday by the Major League Soccer Players Association.

‘I’ll talk to him’: Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother wants him to play for Sporting Lisbon

May 14, 2021 7:46:43 am

Sporting, the club where Ronaldo started his senior career, clinched the Portuguese title for the first time since 2002 after beating Boavista on Tuesday.