All eyes on men’s hockey team, PV Sindhu

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) If you’ve been following the Olympic action, here’s what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Sunday, August 1. Badminton5:00 p.m. Women’s singles Bronze Medal Match — PV Sindhu v He Bing Jiao Hockey5:30 p.m. Men’s Quarter-finals — India v Great Britain Golf4:11 a.m. Men’s Round […]

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Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105

Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur, who started her athletic career at the age of 93 and set a record by becoming the world’s fastest centenarian at the American Masters Games in 2016, died at a private hospital near Chandigarh on Saturday. She was 105 years old and was suffering from cancer. Kaur, […]

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Olympics: Nigerian sprinter suspended for doping before women’s 100m semifinal

Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been banned from the women’s 100m semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics after an out-of-competition doping test returned a positive result. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said it has provisionally suspended Blessings with immediate effect after a sample collected from the sprinter tested positive for human growth […]

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Bangladesh, Zimbabwe T20I series advanced

Harare, July 19 (IANS) The T20 International series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe has been advanced due to the challenges faced by the tour’s broadcast company, the Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Monday. “@ZimCricketv and @BCBtigers have agreed to bring forward their T20I series. The matches will now be played on 22, 23 and 25 July at […]

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Olympics: Chinese gymnasts eye redemption at Tokyo

Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) The third batch of China’s Olympic delegation, composed of athletes in shooting, gymnastics, tennis, taekwondo, badminton, hockey and boxing, arrived here on Sunday, five days before the 32nd Summer Olympic Games begin. Gymnastics is one of China’s traditional strengths. However, despite a “golden” history, Chinese gymnasts failed to win a gold […]

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1st ODI: India restricts Sri Lanka to 262/9

Colombo, July 18 (IANS) India restricted hosts Sri Lanka to a modest 262 for nine wickets in the first ODI here on Sunday. Deepak Chahar (2/37), Yuzvendra Chahal (2/52) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/48) played a key role in preventing the hosts from capitalising on playing first and posting an imposing total. The new-look Sri Lanka […]

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Olympics: IOC puts in place measures to curb corruption in Tokyo Games (Ld correcting headline)

Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Along with providing security and guarding against Covid-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also has to ensure that the Olympic Games are secured against corruption. With the IOC launching massive efforts to reach billions of people, the increased broadcast and digital output will also attract unscrupulous elements to the Games. The […]

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Giroud joins Milan from Chelsea

Rome, July 17 (IANS) Olivier Giroud has completed his move from Chelsea to AC Milan, the Italian Serie A giants confirmed on Saturday. The French hitman will wear NO. 9 jersey next season,it said. Having spent his youth career with Grenoble, Giroud made his transfer to Arsenal in the summer of 2012, before a move […]

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Pandey stakes claim with 63 in intra-squad game

Colombo, July 6 (IANS) The Indian team, touring Sri Lanka for the limited-overs series, played an intra-squad T20 match here on Monday with Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s team beating Shikhar Dhawan’s side. While the team led by Bhuvneshwar took field in practice kit, the one led by Dhawan played in the official uniform of India limited-overs teams. […]

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Bayern can defend its Champions League title: Kahn

Berlin, July 5 (IANS) Bayern Munich can defend its 2020 Champions League title, said former German star footballer Oliver Kahn after taking office as the club’s new CEO on Monday. The 51-year-old successor of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, on his first official working day in office, called the Bavarians’ current squad competitive enough to win the most […]

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Anderson reaches 1,000 first-class wickets

Old Trafford, July 5 (IANS) England pace bowler James Anderson reached 1,000 first-class wickets on Tuesday as he picked seven for 19 for Lancashire against Kent in a County Championship match here. The 38-year-old, who has picked 617 Test wickets and is just three wickets short of surpassing Anil Kumble (619 wickets) and becoming the […]

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400m runner Poovamma quits national camp

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India’s leading women’s 400m runner MR Poovamma has quit the national camp in Patiala due to an injury, said a source late on Sunday evening. “Due to an injury Poovamma didn’t compete in the final selection trials held for today [Sunday] here in Patiala to select two female athletes for […]

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Kauko’s signing adds to ISL transfer buzz

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) With the eighth edition of the Indian Super League scheduled to kick-off on November 19, the clubs are continuing to strengthen their squads, resulting in a lot of activity in the transfer market. With each club allowed to sign a maximum of six foreigners in the squad including a compulsory Asian-origin […]

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