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NBA, Knicks, Nets help donate one million masks

April 5, 2020 11:16:07 am

The NBA, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are collaborating with China’s consul general Huang Ping to donate one million surgical masks to the New York City area, governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.

Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in US next week from coronavirus

Donald Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

April 5, 2020 10:59:09 am

Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.”

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

April 5, 2020 9:31:16 am

Duncan, Garnett and Bryant were similar in many ways as players: The longevity of their careers, the eye-popping numbers, almost perennial inclusion on award lists. They also shared a dislike for touting personal accomplishments.

India fights coronavirus: Viswanathan Anand to play online exhibition chess tournament

April 4, 2020 7:41:45 pm

Want to play a game of chess against Viswanathan Anand? This could be your chance. To participate in the event on April 11, players must have a blitz or FIDE standard rating of under 2000 and will be required to make a donation.

‘Good hope for archery medal now’: Tarundeep Rai finds positive in Olympics postponement

April 4, 2020 5:35:43 pm

Tarundeep Rai says the positive aspect of the postponement of Tokyo Games is that India's chances of winning an elusive Olympic medal in archery will improve. "There will be competition and we will make a strong team for the Olympics and hopefully the women's team will also qualify," he says.

Hockey India donate additional Rs 75 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund, golfer Anirban Lahiri pledges Rs 7 lakhs

April 4, 2020 4:02:15 pm

Hockey India had earlier donated Rs 25 lakhs towards the cause on April 1.

WNBA postpones start of season because of virus

April 4, 2020 2:24:12 pm

The league announced Friday it will delay the season for an indefinite period. Training camps were to open on April 26 and the regular season on May 15.

Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev heavyweight title fight postponed: Promoters

April 4, 2020 9:23:53 am

Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles was set to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but the coronavirus outbreak has brought global sport to a standstill, with no competition taking place in the United Kingdom.

FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup in India due to COVID-19

April 4, 2020 9:08:48 am

The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by football's governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

Lockdown: In power sports, athletes deal with weighty issues

April 4, 2020 9:14:07 am

Athletes in power-based sports like wrestling, boxing and weightlifting are classified by their body weight so any change in that could have dramatic implications, including making them prone to injury.

For marathoners who run 200 kilometres a week, lockdown has brought them to a dead stop

April 4, 2020 9:10:03 am

A set of athletes has literally been stopped in their tracks by lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic. A full marathon covers almost 42.2 kilometres and for those putting their bodies on the line, standing still is not an option.

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IOA raises Rs 71 lakh as contribution in battle against COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020 9:48:15 pm

Issued by IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, a statement said that "IOA is deeply grateful to its NSFs and state associations for extending their support towards the cause."

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‘Sad people are throwing stones at policemen, doctors’: Hima Das, Bhaichung Bhutia after PM Modi call

April 3, 2020 8:07:43 pm

Hima Das and Bhaichung Bhutia were part of 40-odd elite sportspersons who discussed the prevailing situation in the country on a video conference call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

With an exhausting war waging on lack of live sports, consumers are losing

April 3, 2020 3:11:35 pm

Although sports would certainly be embraced by fans on its return, but the sports ecosystem has taken a back seat to concerns of public health and the global economy.

You have an important role to play in fight against coronavirus, PM Modi tells sportspersons

April 4, 2020 9:55:42 am

The top athletes included cricket captain Virat Kohli, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, ace shuttler PV Sindhu and athlete Hima Das among others.

‘Nobody cares for a person with disability in this lockdown’: Manasi Joshi

April 3, 2020 6:02:40 pm

Manasi Joshi took to Twitter on Friday on how 'super difficult' it is for a handicapped person to go out and buy essentials during the country-wide 21-day lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

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When Atal Bihari Vajpayee called Karnam Malleswari ‘Bharat ki beti’

April 3, 2020 8:10:47 am

Former weightlifter regrets missing the gold at 2000 Sydney Olympics but still relishes talking about the PM’s call and his shaayari that she couldn’t understand.

Deepa Malik, Paralympic silver medalist, to feed daily wagers through her NGO

April 2, 2020 6:02:45 pm

As part of her NGO 'Wheeling Happiness', Deepa Malik feeds daily wagers in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur through an initiative, aptly named "Happy Janta Kitchen", with the help of her daughter Devika.

IOC President Thomas Bach thanks PM Modi for his support to Tokyo Olympics

April 2, 2020 6:00:29 pm

Thomas Bach said he was "grateful" to the Indian Prime Minister for his support to the Tokyo Games during the recent G20 Leaders' Summit which was held via video conference.

Khabib Nurmagomedov refuses to fight at UFC 249, says he won’t break quarantine

April 2, 2020 4:36:54 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is unbeaten in his 28 professional fights, was scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 249 before the pandemic threw the UFC’s schedule into upheaval.