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Thursday, July 30, 2020


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Boot on the other foot: Retired Indian hockey players turning to coaching

July 31, 2020 1:47:24 am

Almost two dozen men and women players, who have all retired over the last decade, are going through Hockey India and International Hockey Federation’s certification process to become accredited coaches and give a fillip to the eroding grassroots structure.


Sergio Perez first F1 driver to test positive for coronavirus

July 31, 2020 1:30:47 am

Sergio Perez is the first Formula 1 driver to test positive for coronavirus since the season got off to a delayed start earlier this month. FIA said 'no wider impact' is expected on the upcoming British GP.

Clubs cite economic crisis, want ISL to reduce franchise fee

July 30, 2020 11:02:44 pm

While conducting all matches in one state will help the teams save on their travelling budget, a lot of teams fear it might be costlier to put up their players in a hotel for close to six months. Playing away from home also means there will be no income from ticket sales.

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Roller-coaster start for Shubhankar Sharma at Hero Open

July 30, 2020 9:02:12 pm

Shubhankar Sharma who has two wins on the European Tour, had a birdie followed by an eagle on the second and third holes.

Saudi-backed consortium withdraws bid to buy Newcastle United

July 30, 2020 8:42:15 pm

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund withdraws bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle.

David Willey, Sam Billings produce career-best figures as England trounce Ireland in 1st ODI

July 31, 2020 12:45:29 am

Ireland challenged England several times in the 1st ODI on Thursday, but David Willey (5/30) and Sam Billings (67*) produced superlative performances at either end of the match to take England to a 6-wicket win with 22.1 overs to spare.

Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

July 30, 2020 7:39:13 pm

A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been opened by a Swiss special prosecutor.

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You call it zero tolerance policy for corruption: Danish Kaneria mocks PCB after Umar Akmal’s ban halved

July 30, 2020 7:30:07 pm

The likes of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who too were found guilty of spot-fixing like Kaneria, have been allowed back into the PCB fold. In fact, Amir is a regular member of the national team.

Maidan coach Ashok Mustafi dies following cardiac arrest

July 30, 2020 5:47:35 pm

Veteran Maidan coach Ashok Mustafi, who also trained former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly during his formative years, died after a prolonged illness on Thursday morning.

England vs Ireland 1st ODI Highlights: England recover from scare to post comfortable win

July 31, 2020 12:19:25 am

England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) 1st ODI Highlights: Sam Billings (67*) and David Willey (5/30) both produced their career-best ODI figures as England recovered from an early scare in their chase of 173.

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‘Rishabh Pant gets more chances than Sanju Samson because he is left-handed’: Coach Biju George

July 30, 2020 5:32:38 pm

Sanju Samson's coach Biju George said that Rishabh Pant received more opportunities because he is a left-handed batsman.

Hardik Pandya, Natasa Stankovic become proud parents, wishes pour in

July 30, 2020 7:46:58 pm

Hardik Pandya welcomed baby boy on Thursday with wife Natasa Stankovic.

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Cameron’s ICC vision: T20 leagues running concurrently like football, less international cricket

July 30, 2020 4:22:22 pm

Sharing his blueprint for world cricket, Cameron, who was Cricket West Indies head between 2013 and 2019, has proposed a longer IPL and wants all the T20 leagues to run concurrently like top tier football leagues like EPL, La Liga and Serie A which starts around same time.

US women footballers told to wait until 2021 for jury trial

July 30, 2020 3:49:18 pm

If American women's football players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year.

Mohammad Amir clears COVID tests, joins Pakistan squad in England

July 30, 2020 3:30:14 pm

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed that Amir has integrated with rest of the squad after serving his mandatory quarantine period, during which he tested negative twice.

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Mission Olympics: Boxer Vikas Krishan prefers US Pro bouts to national camp in Patiala

July 30, 2020 1:52:09 pm

Vikas is currently training in Bengaluru's Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) with another professional boxer and close friend Neeraj Goyat after being asked to leave NIS Patiala for alleged violation of COVID-19 quarantine norms, later deemed unintentional.

I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting: Shahid Afridi picks the better captain

July 30, 2020 3:04:18 pm

MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting, who are arguably the two of the most successful captains, have both led their sides to two World Cup titles.

Mumbai’s equestrian athletes race to make up for lost time as they return to saddles

July 30, 2020 3:04:02 pm

Yashaan Khambatta explained to how he is slowly building up the stamina and fitness of his 10-year-old horse Lorenzo, as they prepare for the 2022 Asian Games in China.

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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand loses to Vasyl Ivanchuk, ends disastrous campaign after 8 defeats

July 30, 2020 3:04:29 pm

After all the four games ended in draws, the Anand-Ivanchuk contest went into the Armageddon (a tie-breaker), which also ended in a stalemate.

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Top-ranked Ash Barty pulls out of US Open, cites travel concerns

July 30, 2020 3:04:31 pm

Barty is yet to decide if she'll defend the French Open title she won last year for her breakthrough singles major. The clay-court Grand Slam event was postponed earlier in the year and rescheduled to start September 27, after the US Open.

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Serie A: Ciro Immobile scores as Lazio beats Brescia 2-0 in race for 2nd

July 30, 2020 3:04:23 pm

Immobile is also just one off equaling the all-time record of 36 goals in a Serie A season, set by Gonzalo Higuain when he was at Napoli in 2015-16.

IPL in time of Covid: No fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players

IPL in time of Covid: No fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players

July 30, 2020 3:10:56 pm

These are some of the key norms in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the Indian cricket board to be sent soon to IPL franchise owners for the T20 tournament that is expected to be held in the UAE from September to November.

Shubhankar Sharma’s life inside the golf bubble in the United Kingdom

July 30, 2020 3:04:11 pm

Shubhankar Sharma, accompanied by long-time mentor Gurbaaz Mann, has travelled to the United Kingdom for the five-week swing of European Tour.

Sevilla player tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of UEFA Europa League tie

July 29, 2020 11:52:43 pm

Sevilla, who finished fourth in La Liga this season, are set to play AS Roma in a UEFA Europa League last-16 tie on August 6 in Germany over a single leg.

It’s a dream to coach Mohun Bagan one day: Jose Barreto

July 29, 2020 11:17:11 pm

Jose Barreto has served Mohun Bagan in two stints — from 1999-2004 and then 2006-12 — the former being the most memorable as the club won two National Football League titles in 99/00 and in 01/02.