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Wednesday, August 12, 2020


BCCI invites applications for IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights

August 10, 2020 9:54:49 pm

BCCI has also made it clear that only companies with an annual turnover of at least Rs 300 crore (US$ 40 million approx.) would be eligible to bid for the IPL title sponsorship.

‘He’s screwed now’: Gennaro Gattuso on Andrea Pirlo’s new Juventus job

August 10, 2020 9:23:20 pm

Andrea Pirlo, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level, was handed the reins at Juventus on Saturday in the wake of Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.

Atletico resume training as rest of squad test COVID-negative after two positives

August 10, 2020 8:23:16 pm

Atletico Madrid revealed that the two players to test positive were Angel Correa and Sime Vrsjalko, who will miss the trip and were isolating at home, adding that the pair were both asymptomatic.

PCB launches CAS appeal against Umar Akmal’s reduced ban for anti-corruption breach

August 10, 2020 8:00:47 pm

Umar Akmal was banned in April for failing to report approaches to engage in corrupt practices ahead of this year’s Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition.

Dortmund says Jadon Sancho staying amid Manchester United links

August 10, 2020 9:37:33 pm

Jadon Sancho, who has a contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2022, was involved in 34 Bundesliga goals this season and has been linked with a €120 million move to Manchester United.

IPL 2020: BCCI gets government nod to hold tournament in UAE

August 11, 2020 6:46:08 pm

The government approval clears the decks for the 2020 IPL to take place in UAE.

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‘It’s not just about taking the knee but giving people the chance they deserve’

August 11, 2020 8:05:51 am

Paul Cleal, who is the equality advisor to the Premier League board, talks to The Indian Express about the road map ahead for football in the United Kingdom.

US Open is worth much less with no Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer: Dominic Thiem

August 10, 2020 7:15:00 pm

Dominic Thiem has backed the decision of the resumption of the tour with the US Open on August 31, saying it’s time for tennis to continue the trend set by Formula 1 and NBA.

Jos Buttler is the ‘whole package’, should always be in the Test side: Shane Warne

August 10, 2020 6:18:10 pm

Jos Buttler played a crucial 75-run knock in the second innings and shared a century stand with Chris Woakes to help England win the first Test against Pakistan by three wickets.

James Anderson ignores retirement ‘whispers,’ eager to bounce back

August 11, 2020 10:31:59 am

James Anderson said he lost his rhythm and let emotions get the better of him for probably the first time in 10 years while posting figures of 1/63 and 0/34 in the first Test against Pakistan.

I’d call Shoaib ‘B-grade actor’: Matthew Hayden’s banter with Rawalpindi Express

August 11, 2020 10:32:06 am

Matthew Hayden revealed how he had sledged Shoaib Akhtar 'out of the game' during the 2002 Test in the United Arab Emirates, using umpire Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan.

5.5 months after gyms were shut down, Dipa Karmakar returns to training centre

August 10, 2020 5:42:11 pm

Along with gymnasts, yoga and table tennis players, Olympian Dipa Karmakar returned to Netaji Subhash Regional Coaching Centre (NSRCC) indoor stadium in Agartala.

Sarfaraz Ahmed backs Pakistan captain Azhar Ali amidst criticism

August 11, 2020 10:32:16 am

Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has backed current captain Azhar Ali to succeed in the remaining two Tests.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition rescheduled: Reports

August 11, 2020 10:32:19 am

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. has been pushed back to Nov. 28 from Sept. 12, The Ring magazine has said.

Rumble on the Reef: Mike Tyson fighting a shark is a must-see

August 11, 2020 10:32:25 am

Mike Tyson put a shark to sleep but admitted that he was scared to death.

Women’s World Cup postponed due to lack of preparation time for players: Event CEO

August 10, 2020 2:54:23 pm

Concerns around players' preparation in a short time led to the postponement of the ICC Women's ODI World Cup and the decision had nothing to do with safety issues pertaining to COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Former Bangladesh spinner Mosharraf Hossain tests positive for Covid-19

August 10, 2020 2:35:14 pm

Mosharraf Hossain had undergone four months of intense treatment including a surgery for brain tumour.

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Patanjali considering bidding for IPL title sponsorship

August 10, 2020 3:17:32 pm

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved is considering to bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

WWE legend Kamala passes away at 70

August 10, 2020 3:15:46 pm

One of the most iconic superstars of WWE, James Harris, popularly known as Kamala, passed away at the age of 70.

Mandeep Singh becomes sixth hockey player to test positive for COVID-19

August 10, 2020 1:15:19 pm

Mandeep Singh, who is asymptomatic, is being treated along with the other five players including captain Manpreet Singh, by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on August 20 at the SAI centre.

Tiger Woods, and his back, have challenging schedule after PGA

August 10, 2020 10:32:02 am

Tiger Woods is looking ahead at a compressed tour schedule that will test his balky back in a way it hasn't been challenged in a long time.

Colin Morikawa delivers a great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

August 10, 2020 12:35:20 pm

Collin Morikawa has won the PGA Championship with one of the greatest shots hardly anyone witnessed at a major.

Atletico Madrid’s two group members test positive for coronavirus

August 10, 2020 12:34:58 pm

Two members of Atletico Madrid's group which was set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals have tested positive for the coronavirus.

BCCI SOP puts Dav Whatmore’s Baroda job under threat

August 10, 2020 12:32:14 pm

According to the 100-page SOP, BCCI stated that state associations should discourage individuals aged 60 and above and those with underlying medical conditions from joining teams during the pandemic.

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New teams ask BCCI to reconsider ban on guest players in junior cricket

August 10, 2020 12:34:54 pm

The BCCI had discontinued the practice of allowing guest players as they felt it was time for the associations to develop local talent without bringing in players from other states.