Using this break to sharpen my skills for Australia tour: Hanuma Vihari

New Delhi: Confined to his home due to the nationwide lockdown, India cricketer Hanuma Vihari says he will use the time to “sharpen” his skills for the Australian tour, scheduled towards…

IOA assures full support as India battles COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday assured full support as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed on self-isolation under the current circumstances. IOA President Narinder Batra…

Laxman’s 281 among Chappell’s all-time great knocks against spin

Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has picked his two all-time favourite innings against high-quality spin bowling and one of those is VVS Laxman’s iconic 281 at the Eden Gardens in…

Smith again eligible for captaincy after two-year ban ends

Sydney: Steve Smith’s two-year leadership ban ended quietly Sunday, leaving him eligible again to captain Australia at a time of uncertainty over when international cricket will resume. Smith was stripped of…

Hunger games?: Tennis foot soldiers struggle in time of virus

Paris: With careers spent scratching around dusty outposts, sometimes with “just USD 100” in their pockets, tennis’ unheralded army of foot soldiers claim they are struggling to afford food after being…

COVID-19: Rahane donates Rs 10 lakh

Mumbai: India’s Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has donated Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This was confirmed to…

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

Tokyo: Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing…

Two Olympic champions amongst four Russians accused of doping

Paris: Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the bombshell McLaren report, the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) said. Andrey Silnov, the…

Multan Sultans should be declared PSL winners: Mushtaq

Karachi: Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed says table-toppers Multan Sultans should be declared winners of the suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) since hosting knockout matches later will affect the new season.…

Mohun Bagan donate Rs 20 lakh for fight against COVID-19

Kolkata: Designated I-League champions Mohun Bagan have announced a donation of Rs 20 lakh in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “Mohun Bagan will donate Rs 20 lakh towards the West…

‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Milan: Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy. The Argentine international announced last Saturday he was one…

No games, big losses: Money crisis faces US Olympic sports

Denver: The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs…

Kohli is ‘boss’ of Indian cricket, support staff there to take burden off him: Shastri

New Delhi: Head coach Ravi Shastri has called Virat Kohli the “boss” of Indian cricket and said the support staff is there to “take the burden off” the skipper. Batting mastero…

Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19

New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar’s donation…

England’s Anderson says coronavirus won’t end cricket career

London: England bowler James Anderson is determined that the coronavirus will not end his illustrious career as he focuses on keeping fit by taking part in “virtual” training sessions with his…

We will talk about IPL later once life gets back to normal: Rohit

Mumbai: Sport is least of priority at a time when India fights against the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought life to a standstill, feels star India batsman Rohit Sharma, who wants…

Key questions as Wimbledon faces postponement or cancellation

London: The All England Club will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the possible postponement or even cancellation of Wimbledon in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. AFP Sport…

Colombian cyclist Gaviria says recovered from coronavirus

Bogota: Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria said he had recovered from coronavirus. The 25-year-old of Team UAE Emirates contracted the disease during last month’s Emirates Tour that was canceled on February 27…

Italy’s sports minister ‘doubtful’ of early May return for Serie A

Milan: Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said he was “very, very doubtful” that Serie A action would return as hoped in early May. Both Spadafora and Italian football federation chief Gabriele…

Pak cricketers to donate Rs 5 million to govt emergency fund for COVID-19 pandemic

Karachi: Pakistan’s centrally-contracted cricketers will contribute Rs 5 million to the national government’s emergency fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday said apart from…