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Sourav Ganguly donates 2000 kgs of rice for the needy

April 1, 2020 4:09:01 pm

Sourav Ganguly, who had pledged to provide free rice worth Rs 50 lakh last week, visited the Belur Math amidst a nationwide lockdown to fulfill his promise.

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‘Utter lies’: Ben Stokes hits out at reports saying England players refuse pay cut

April 1, 2020 4:05:19 pm

Ben Stokes reacts to reports that England's cricket players have refused to take pay cuts as the world - and cricket - reels from the possible financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

How sports rose from ravages of war, disease a century ago

April 1, 2020 3:27:12 pm

A century before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed as coronavirus spreads across the globe, sports helped in the healing as the world came to terms with a World War and a Spanish flu pandemic.

ECB announces £61 million relief package, no pay cuts for now

April 1, 2020 5:48:03 pm

ECB has announced a 61 million pound package to help the sport "withstand" the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic but did not declare any immediate cut in the players' salaries.

Opening partnerships which helped India rule the world in ODI cricket

April 1, 2020 1:36:41 pm

India have been blessed to have some of the best openers in ODI cricket. We pick out five of the best opening partnerships India have had in this format since 1974 to the present day.

Rajasthan Royals CEO suggests shortened IPL among Indian players only

April 1, 2020 1:20:29 pm

The top executive spelt out his franchise's wish even as the number of positive cases and death toll due to the pandemic continued to rise across the world.

FIFA plans huge emergency fund to support ailing industry

April 1, 2020 5:41:18 pm

Even the biggest teams have not been immune to the first shutdown of its kind since World War II. Barcelona and Juventus announced pay reductions for their multimillionaire playing roster, and others have followed suit.

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After Tokyo move, swimming looks for new worlds dates

April 1, 2020 1:00:20 pm

After new dates were announced for the Tokyo Olympics, swimming's governing body is going back to the drawing board to figure out when to hold its next world championships.

NBA players to take part in NBA 2K tournament

April 1, 2020 12:47:16 pm

The NBA 2K Players Tournament will feature 16 current NBA players in a bracket-style tournament that will run from Friday to April 11 and be televised on ESPN and ESPN2.

‘I ran out of oxygen for 25 minutes’: Pepe Reina narrates coronavirus ordeal

April 1, 2020 5:54:33 pm

The Aston Villa goalkeeper on Monday said he experienced the 'worst moment of his life' after facing difficulties in breathing for almost 25 minutes after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Jos Buttler auctions World Cup final jersey to raise funds in fight against coronavirus

April 1, 2020 11:54:46 am

Ben Stokes lauded Buttler's act but cried foul soon after after seeing that an item tagged as his own World Cup jersey was being sold. "It's my signature but it's not legitimate," Stokes clarified.

When PT Usha flew: 3 days, 11 races, 5 golds

April 2, 2020 1:26:04 pm

It's been 35 years since she monopolised the track at the Jakarta Asian meet but mentioning Usha can still get Indians free lunches in Indonesia

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Broadcaster predicts La Liga restart in July with no fans

April 1, 2020 9:05:26 am

All organised soccer in Spain has been on hold since March 10 due to the spread of the deadly virus although Jaume Roures, CEO of Spanish multimedia group Mediapro, predicted that matches could resume behind closed doors in three months’ time.

‘MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli didn’t support me like Sourav Ganguly did’: Yuvraj Singh

April 1, 2020 8:19:25 am

Although it was under MS Dhoni, that he won the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh said that he had more memories of playing under Sourav Ganguly.

Bangladesh cricketer Mosaddek Hossain hits the streets in fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020 10:27:36 pm

27 Bangladeshi cricketers, including Mosaddek, have donated half of their salary in the relief work against COVID-19 pandemic. As per media reports around 26 lakh have been collected for the noble cause.

WWE WrestleMania 36 2020 Live Streaming: Date and time in India, tv channel, when and where to watch

April 2, 2020 1:00:01 pm

WWE WrestleMania 36 2020 live streaming: WrestleMania will feature some of the biggest names, including Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman and John Cena.

With $2.7B reserves, FIFA has ‘duty’ to aid virus-hit football

March 31, 2020 9:05:18 pm

FIFA is looking to use its vast financial reserves to provide assistance to a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which is wiping out games and creating economic hardship.

‘Bloodshot’ to ‘Suits’ to ‘Open’: La Liga stars share their favourite films, series, books

March 31, 2020 7:46:44 pm

Ranging from Gerard Pique's choice of "Suits" to Koke's "Bloodshot" to Marc-André ter Stegen's "Money Heist", the La Liga players have kept themselves busy quite adequately.

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On This Day: Jonny Bairstow-David Warner broke the record for highest opening partnership in IPL

March 31, 2020 8:07:09 pm

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner shared a 185-run partnership for the first wicket surpassing the previous record of 184 held by Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir in 2017 playing for KKR against Gujarat Lions.

Bala Devi joins AFC’s awareness campaign against COVID-19, urges fans to stay home

March 31, 2020 7:09:25 pm

Before Bala Devi, legendary Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia and talismanic skipper of the national team Sunil Chhetri have featured in AFC's campaign.

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