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Sorry to leave you in such trying times: Doull to Indian fans
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer-turned-commentator Simon Doull sent out a heartfelt message to cricket fans in India expressing disappointment over leaving them following the postponement of Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes
Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) World Athletics (WA) president Sebastian Coe on Wednesday said that athletes should be prepared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics venues without spectators.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team
Gaborone (Botswana), May 5 (IANS) The government of Botswana on Wednesday congratulated it's men's 4x400m team for clinching a bronze medal at the just-ended 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Botswana,Sports,Athletics
United's aborted game vs Liverpool to be played on May 13
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester United on Wednesday said that their match against Liverpool, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been rearranged for May 13.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sterling racially abused after Man City's semi-final win
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after English football's social media boycott came to an end.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
How about taking a jet to witness dead bodies: Slater to Aussie PM
Maldives, May 5 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater has lashed out at his country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison for being insensitive to Australians stranded in India. The cricketer-turned-commentator asked the PM to take a private jet and witness the dead on India's streets.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Maldives,Sports,Cricket
Italian Larissa's indoor world u-20 long jump record ratified
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Italian teenage long jumper Larissa Lapichino officially got her name in the record books on Wednesday as the World Athletics ratified her World Under-20 indoor long jump record of 6.91 metres recorded in February in Ancona.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
No.1 Barty sets up last-4 clash with wildcard Badosa
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Top seed Ashleigh Barty underlined her dominance of the Tour with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over No. 9 seed Petra Kvitova in one hour and 48 minutes to reach her first Madrid Open semi-final on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Nadal snuffs out Alcaraz's challenge in Madrid Open
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal spoiled Carlos Alcaraz's 18th birthday bash as he moved into the third round of Madrid Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Mourinho will do a great job at Roma, says Fonseca
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been backed to do a great job at AS Roma by Paulo Fonseca, the man he will replace at the Serie A club. Roma announced on Tuesday that Fonseca will step down from his role at the end of the season to make way for Mourinho.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Prosecutor investigating FIFA boss Infantino removed
Vienna, May 5 (IANS) The special prosecutor investigating FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been removed, a Swiss federal court said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Olympic-bound sailors' preparation delayed
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The preparation for Tokyo Olympics of sailors KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar could be delayed as they cannot travel to Portugal due to restrictions put in place for Indian travellers.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lots of aspects to improve: FC Goa coach after ACL losses
Goa, May 5 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa's Spanish chief coach Juan Ferrando has said that the experience of playing some of the top continental teams in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage recently had shown that his side "needs to improve many tactical aspects on the pitch so that we can be more competitive at the international level".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Windies' Brathwaite, Darren Bravo get international contracts
St. John's (Antigua), May 5 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday awarded newly-appointed Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo international contracts for red-ball and white-ball cricket, respectively for the 2021-22 season.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
NOCs given to four Indian women cricketers for the Hundred
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Four Indian women cricketers -- Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma -- have been granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) by the Indian cricket board to participate in the inaugural Hundred, an eight-team tournament scheduled to start in England on July 21
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka all set for three-match ODI series in Bangladesh
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Fresh from their 1-0 victory over Bangladesh in the two-match Test series, the Sri Lankan cricket team will play three One-day International (ODI) matches during their tour of Bangladesh starting May 16.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
BCCI to move Aus players to SL, Maldives: CA
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is looking to move Australian players involved in the postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) to Sri Lanka and Maldives before sending them home, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Just don't see gap in calendar for IPL to be rescheduled: Atherton
London, May 5 (IANS) Former England captain Mike Atherton said that while a lot of people would want the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held at some point considering the revenue it brings to global cricket, he can't see when it can be rescheduled to.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian rowers wait after Olympic qualifiers postponed
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian rowers were greeted with windy conditions at the Olympic regatta course in Tokyo's Sea Forest Waterway which forced the cancellation of World Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2 held for breach bio-bubble to bet during IPL tie at Delhi stadium
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Officials of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) came under scrutiny for umpteenth time on Wednesday after two 'accredited' individuals were nabbed by the Delhi Police for illegally entering Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2, breaching bio-bubble for the "purpose of betting".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Despite injury, lifter Lalrinnunga aiming for Olympic berth
Aizawl, May 5 (IANS) Teenaged Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will look to secure an Olympic Games berth in 67kg category when the 2021 junior World Championships, the last qualification event, is held in Tashkent from May 21 to 31.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Other Sports
Eight England players return home from IPL, three more to arrive
London, May 5 (IANS) With the Indian Premier League (IPL) suspended indefinitely, eight England cricketers, including the likes of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran, arrived at the Heathrow airport on an early-morning flight on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IPL postponement: BCCI's caravan model, laxity come under fire
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has been left red-faced following the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with questions raised about the loopholes in following the bio-bubble.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Despite injury, lifter Lalrinnunga aiming for Olympics berth
Aizawl (Mizoram), May 5 (IANS) Teenaged Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will look to secure a Tokyo Olympic berth in 67kg category when the 2021 junior World Championships -- the last Games qualification event -- kick off in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from May 21 to 31.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Other Sports
India will face many problems in WTC cricket final: de Grandhomme
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme says India will have a problem of plenty when they play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against his country in June in England.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mary Kom, 9 other women boxers to resume training in Pune
Pune, May 5 (IANS) Six-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist boxer MC Mary Kom along with two other Olympic-bound pugilists -- Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) -- have been named in the elite women's national camp that will start soon.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CAS rejects Gomathi's appeal against doping ban
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Indian middle distance runner Gomathi Manimathu's appeal against her four-year ban for doping imposed by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in 2019.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
India's Gurpreet eyes Greco Roman Olympic berth
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Star Indian Greco Roman wrestler Gurpreet Singh is geared up for the World Olympic qualifiers, starting on Thursday in Sofia.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chhetri organises blood donation drive in hometown
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian footballer Nirmal Chhetri organised a blood donation drive along with a local football club in his hometown of Melli in Sikkim.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Health/Medicine,Football
ICC Test Rankings: Karunaratne biggest gainer, three Indians in top 10
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has moved up four spots to 11th in the latest MRF ICC Test Player Rankings for Batting, which were announced on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
FIR filed against 2 for breach of IPL bubble in Delhi on May 2
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) An FIR has been filed with Delhi Police against two individuals for illegally entering Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2 in breach of bio-bubble and for the "purpose of betting".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Nepal's Bhurtel nominated for ICC Player of the Month award
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Nepal's Kushal Bhurtel will be competing with Pakistan stars Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Player of the Month award for April.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Madrid Open: Thiem eases past qualifier Giron
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Austrian third seed Dominic Thiem needed less than an hour to brush past American qualifier Marcos Giron 6-1, 6-3, while Matteo Berrettini won against his fellow Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
City reach maiden Champions League final with 4-1 win over PSG
Manchester, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City qualified for their first ever Champions League final after Riyad Mahrez's double ensured a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the semi-final.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Former Aus spinner MacGill kidnapped, 4 arrested
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and released in Sydney last month. New South Wales (NSW) Police said on Wednesday that four men have been arrested after investigation into the incident.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cricket
Was unedifying to watch IPL when people were dying: Hussain
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) It was "distasteful" and "unpleasant" watching the Indian Premier League (IPL) taking place amid a raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, said former England captain Nasser Hussain.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Padukone recovering from Covid-19 infection
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is likely to be discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he is slowly recovering from the Covid-19 infection.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
IPL bio-bubble bursts, several Covid+ results force postponement (Round-up)
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was on Tuesday postponed indefinitely after at least four of the eight franchises reported positive Covid-19 cases of players/officials and "weren't that keen on continuing", leaving the Indian cricket board with no option but to stop it amid rapidly escalating pandemic in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Chelsea bring fans to board meetings following Super League debacle
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Chelsea have announced plans to allow three supporter representatives to attend board meetings from July 1 as they look to rebuild their relationship with the fan base following the European Super League debacle.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Very sensible to postpone IPL: Vaughan
London, May 4 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has termed the Indian cricket board's (BCCI) decision to postpone the Indian Premier League sensible.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Javi Martinez to leave Bayern after nine years
Munich, May 4 (IANS) Spanish veteran Javi Martinez will leave Bayern Munich after both sides mutually agreed to part ways, the Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Stranded Warner gets emotional message from his daughters
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Down and out after being removed as SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper and ill at ease after the Indian Premier League (IPL) season was postponed due to Covid-19 cases inside the bio-bubble, Australian cricketer David Warner received a heartfelt message from his family, urging him to 'come home straightaway'.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tuchel wants Chelsea to go for the kill against Real
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea will not sit back on their away-goal advantage against Real Madrid in the Champions League as it is in the club's DNA to try to win every match.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Messi, Barca team-mates in trouble for major Covid breach
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Barcelona legend Lionel Messi could be in trouble after he hosted a meal for his team-mates at his house ahead of the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Catalan regional health authorities say the Argentinian could have breached Covid-19 protocols, leaving Messi and his team-mates open to hefty fines.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mertens stuns Halep, to take on Sabalenka in quarters
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Former doubles partners Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka took contrasting paths to a showdown in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open here on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Madrid Open: Russia's Rublev continues to impress
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev overcame a tough challenge on his Madrid Open debut to beat the United States' Tommy Paul 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 for a place in the third round on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Cummins left confused by IPL postponement, waiting for clarity
Ahmedabad, May 4 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Pat Cummins was left confused on Tuesday after conflicting signals emerged all day long over the fate of the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Unaffected IPL teams start leaving bio-bubble
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The four teams not affected by the Covid-19 positive cases in their camps have been given the green signal to disperse and have already begun leaving their respective bio-bubbles after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was called off following positive cases in four of the eight teams.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mourinho to replace Fonseca as Roma coach
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been appointed Italian football club AS Roma coach on a three-year contract from next season onwards. He will succeed Paulo Fonseca, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Teams allowed addition of 3 more players to squads
Lausanne, May 4 (IANS) Teams competing in UEFA Euro 2020 can increase the number of players in their squads from the current 23 to 26 due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football