KXIP crowned kings after beating MI in 2nd Super Over

  DUBAI: In a most dramatic contest, comprising two Super Over deciders, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) held their nerve to eke out a heart-stopping win over reigning champions Mumbai Indians…

I have learnt to accept my failures in last two years: Sanju Samson

NEW DELHI: He has flattered to deceive on umpteen occasions but highly-rated wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson says he has learnt to accept his failures in pursuit of the calm demeanour that former…

Golf industry sets three-stage to reopening US courses

MIAMI: US golf industry leaders unveiled a three-stage plan to reopen courses with safety protocols in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost all states permit or are set to allow…

No soccer balls in sight: Serie A teams train individually

ROME: No soccer balls. No contact with teammates. And no entering the locker room. One by one, Serie A players are returning to the training field this week under a…

Premier League return would lift morale says government minister

LONDON:  Restarting the Premier League would be a boost to Britain’s morale amid the coronavirus crisis, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. Premier League chiefs have targeted a June return to…

Tennis establishes virus player fund, raises $6 million

PARIS: A fund for tennis players hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has been created, the sport’s governing bodies announce, adding that they had contributed more than 6 million (5.3…

Tennis plans virus-related financial fund: 800 players, $6M

WASHINGTON: The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than 6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects…

Akhtar keen on becoming India bowling coach; says can groom faster, more aggressive pacers

NEW DELHI:  Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar says he is interested in becoming India’s bowling coach if there is an offer, asserting that he is capable of grooming “more aggressive,…

England have to make do with limited chances to prepare for T20 World Cup: Morgan

LONDON: England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan says his team will have to make do with limited opportunities that come its way to prepare for this year’s T20 World Cup after the…

Tennis plans virus-related financial fund: 800 players, $6M

WASHINGTON: The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than 6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of…

Players fixed before me, even after me, should’ve got a second chance: Asif

NEW DELHI: Tainted former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif says he wasn’t the first nor would be the last to have indulged in spot-fixing and should have been treated better by his…

Mushtaq Ahmed advises Chahal to use crease more

NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal is among the leading leg spinners in world cricket but he can be more effective with better use of the crease, says former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.…

Indian women’s hockey team raises Rs 20 lakh to help people affected by COVID-19

BENGALURU: The Indian women’s hockey team has raised funds to the tune of Rs 20 lakh to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian team raised the money…

Makes sense to postpone World T20 if there isn’t enough preparation time: Jason Roy

LONDON: Feeling like a kid again, England batsman Jason Roy can’t wait to get back on the cricket field but says it would make sense to postpone the T20 World Cup…

Pogba using lockdown to prepare for return after injury woes

LONDON: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is using the coronavirus lockdown to step up his return to fitness after an injury-plagued season. Pogba had made just eight appearances for United this…

Sweat and saliva aren’t big requirements in white-ball cricket, feels Jaydev Unadkat

NEW DELHI: There is a raging debate on whether the use of sweat and saliva should be banned once cricket resumes after the COVID-19 pandemic but seamer Jaydev Unadkat feels that…

Rohit has an edge over Kohli in terms of impact in white-ball format: Gambhir

NEW DELHI:  Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that Rohit Sharma has been able to make more impact in white ball cricket compared to Virat Kohli despite Indian skipper’s staggering…

I thought of committing suicide thrice, reveals Shami

NEW DELHI: In a startling revelation, India speedster Mohammed Shami has claimed that he thought of committing suicide thrice while battling personal issues a few years ago, forcing his family to…

Judge rules against US women’s soccer team in equal pay case

LOS ANGELES: A federal judge dismissed the United States women’s soccer team’s bid for equal pay, rejecting claims the players had been underpaid in a crushing defeat for the reigning…

Coronavirus US sport shutdown will cost $12 billion: report

NEW YORK: The 100 billion US sports landscape will lose 12 billion in revenue due to the coronavirus shutdown, ESPN reported, with deeper cuts if NFL and college gridiron games are…