MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

KISSIMMEE (US): Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccer’s return to action. Players wore black T-shirts, black…

Baroda CA to hold AGM online on July 23

VADODARA: The Baroda Cricket Association on Wednesday announced that it has decided to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 23 via vide-conference. “The Apex Council of BCA has decided…

Devine named as full-time New Zealand women’s team captain

WELLINGTON: All-rounder Sophie Devine will be the new captain of the New Zealand women’s cricket team, taking over from Amy Satterthwaite, who will be her deputy once she returns from maternity…

Swiss gymnastics team boss suspended during bullying inquiry

BERN (SWITZERLAND): Amid turmoil after claims of a bullying culture, Switzerland’s gymnastics federation suspended its head of elite sport during an external inquiry. The federation fired two rhythmic gymnastics coaches last…

Barcelona wins derby against Espanyol, relegates city rival

MADRID: Barcelona kept its title hopes alive with a 1-0 win in the city derby against Espanyol in the Spanish league, sealing the rival’s relegation for the first time in…

AICF secretary Chauhan hits out at Raja faction after chief selector’s resignation

CHENNAI: All India Chess Federation (AICF) secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan has hit out at rival P R Venketrama Raja faction’s allegations that he “prompted” the resignation of chief selector R B…

Chelsea into 3rd place in EPL, Arsenal held by Leicester

LONDON: On a night of spectacular goals in the Premier League, it was a pair of tackles that had the most significant impact on the hard-fought race for Champions League…

Juventus lets 2-goal lead slip in 4-2 loss at Milan

MILAN: Juventus missed the chance to take a big step toward a ninth successive Serie A title as it let a two-goal lead slip away in a surprising 4-2 loss at…

Banned for life by FIFA, soccer officials line up to appeal

GENEVA: The first of a number of appeals by former soccer officials banned for life by FIFA was heard at sport’s highest court. FIFA said Ariel Alvarado a former member…

Mourinho delighted by Lloris-Son clash during Tottenham win

LONDON: When Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris confronted Son Heung-min on the field at halftime, Jose Mourinho was far from annoyed. The manager renowned for his own flashpoints and volatility was delighted…

Rani’s struggle gives me hope to bring family out of poverty: Young striker Rajwinder

NEW DELHI: Waiting to earn her place in the senior Indian women’s hockey team, young striker Rajwinder Kaur says she takes inspiration from skipper Rani’s struggles and is determined to…

We’ve to get on to Ben early, hope Jason can get on top of him in first Test: Simmons

SOUTHAMPTON:  West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes the opening Test will be a battle between two all-rounder captains in which he expects his skipper Jason Holder to “get on top”…

Asymptomatic All-Star slugger Gallo tests positive for virus

ARLINGTON: All-Star slugger Joey Gallo tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the outfielder who is asymptomatic to miss the start of summer camp for the Texas Rangers after being among teammates…

FC Dallas withdraws from the MLS is Back tournament

FLORIDA:  FC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus. The league said Monday that of the 557 players sequestered…

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS: Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in…

Cricket Australia, top players agree on revenue projections

SYDNEY: Australia’s top cricketers have reached an agreement with Cricket Australia that it should postpone its assessment of future revenue during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement announced Saturday…

Pacers’ Oladipo to sit out restart of season

WASHINGTON: The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week,…

Recreational cricket to return in England on July 11

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the resumption of recreational cricket from July 11 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light. The ECB’s announcement on…

There was environment of fear in Pakistan team during 2019 WC: Inzamam

KARACHI: There was a sense of insecurity among Pakistan players during the 2019 World Cup, claims former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, who also reckons that the PCB should have given Sarfaraz Ahmed…

Liverpool thrashed 4-0 by Man City in 1st game as champions

MANCHESTER: As they stepped onto the pitch, Liverpool’s players were given a guard of honor from Manchester City. It was the only time they looked like Premier League champions on Thursday.…