Javed Miandad has change of heart, apologises to Imran Khan

Shared News: Updated: August 23, 2020 9:15:57 am Javed Miandad and Imran Khan Doing a volte-face, Pakistan’s legendary batsman Javed Miandad on Friday apologised to his former teammate Imran Khan, days after slamming his leadership as the country’s Prime Minister. The rapid change of heart happened after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Miandad’s nephew, […]

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How England, Australia and CPL players can avoid IPL quarantine

Shared News: August 23, 2020 8:51:09 am Rajasthan Royals have the most number of English and Aussies in their IPL squad, starting from their captain Steve Smith to Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Andrew Tye. (Source: File) If the IPL players in action in the Caribbean Premier League and next month’s England-Australia limited-overs […]

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Which medal should I win to receive Arjuna Award: Sakshi Malik asks PM Modi

Shared News: August 23, 2020 9:03:06 am The criteria for the awards take into consideration the athletes’ performances over a four-year period. (Source: File) A day after the Sports Ministry decided against bestowing the Arjuna award on former Khel Ratna winners Sakshi Malik and Mirabai Chanu, the Indian wrestler wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]

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Big bubble in the Big Apple: Rohan Bopanna on life in the new normal

Shared News: August 23, 2020 8:43:33 am Rohan Bopanna with his coach Scott Davidoff and physio Gaurang Shukla in New York, where he will play at the ATP Masters this week. (Source: Rohan Bopanna/Instagram) The layover in Frankfurt, from Bangalore en route New York was quite short. “About an hour,” estimates Rohan Bopanna. There wasn’t […]

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Sevilla win record sixth UEFA Europa League title, edge Inter in five-goal thriller

Shared News: August 22, 2020 9:29:45 am Sevilla maintained their record of never losing an UEFA Europa League final. (Source: Reuters) Sevilla clinched the Europa League title with a 3-2 win over Inter Milan after an overhead kick by defender Diego Carlos deflected by the Italian side’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku settled a thrilling contest […]

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Zak Crawley’s ton makes it England’s day in final Test against Pakistan

Shared News: August 22, 2020 10:19:14 am Zak Crawley had only scored three first-class hundreds prior to the Test. (Source: Reuters) The first day of the final Test could not have gone better for England, nor could it have gone much worse for Pakistan. Zak Crawley scored an unbeaten 171, his maiden Test century, and […]

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In a non-Olympic year, Olympic-sized awards list for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

Shared News: Updated: August 22, 2020 10:32:43 am As per the sports ministry’s guidelines, there should be a total of 32 awardees across the seven categories. (Source: File) Rule 10 in the entry form of India’s two highest sporting honours – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards – lays down a fundamental principle. […]

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In UAE for IPL, week’s quarantine the first challenge for players

Shared News: August 22, 2020 9:20:14 am Kolkata Knight Rider’s young star Shubman Gill enters the team hotel in Dubai on Friday. (Twitter/KKR) “Like Shah Jahan, I will have to keep staring at the Burj Khalifa building outside my balcony for the next seven days,” says a cricketer after checking into his hotel room in […]

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Premier League 2020-21 fixtures: Liverpool to open title defense against promoted Leeds

Shared News: August 21, 2020 8:36:39 am Liverpool’s Curtis Jones celebrates with Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Source: Reuters) Leeds’ first game in the Premier League in 16 years couldn’t be tougher: a trip to champion Liverpool. The fixtures for the new season were released on Thursday, with Manchester City and Manchester United […]

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Days after contract renewal, Hockey India’s high performance director David John resigns

Shared News: August 21, 2020 7:55:11 am David John has been associated with Indian hockey for a major part of the last decade. (File) Hockey India’s high-performance director David John has resigned, just days after his contract was renewed by the sports ministry until September 2021. It is learnt that the federation has accepted the […]

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