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…

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…

Deutschland Tour cancelled due to virus

PARIS: This year’s Deutschland Tour originally set for August 20-23 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have announced. Large-scale public events in Germany have been banned until…

‘I miss racing every day’, says F1’s Hamilton

LONDON: World champion Lewis Hamilton said Formula One’s coronavirus suspension had left a “big void” in his life as the sport waits to see if it can return in July. Hamilton,…

Sports in times of COVID-19: Top Indian stars foresee new normal once pandemic mayhem ends

NEW DELHI: Will the fans rush back? Will training abroad be as hassle-free as it used to be? What about contact sports where social distancing can’t really be practiced? In…

PCI donates 500 PPE kits to Delhi government

NEW DELHI: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to the Delhi state government, contributing to the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic. PCI Secretary-General…

F1 paying teams to protect ‘ecosystem’

NEW YORK:  Formula One chief has said some teams have been given cash payments to protect the championship’s “ecosystem” as it absorbs the financial hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic.…

We were in good rhythm, will get even better: Simranjeet

BENGALURU: Indian men’s hockey team was already in good shape and will now strive to become an ever better side, striker Simranjeet Singh said on Wednesday, promising to utilize the…

Vijender, Manoj help raise funds for ailing Dingko Singh

NEW DELHI: Seasoned Indian boxers Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar have stepped forward to raise funds for Asian Games gold-winning former pugilist Dingko Singh, who is battling liver cancer and will…

Japan virus expert ‘pessimistic’ Olympics can be held in 2021

TOKYO: A Japanese expert who has criticized the country’s response to the coronavirus warned Monday that he is “pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held even in 2021. “To…

Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe says virus is behind him

NEW YORK: Former US Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, said that he has now tested negative for the virus. “All right everyone, great news…

Undesirable conduct of individuals shouldn’t dampen cooperation: Rijiju on Ministry-IOA tiff

New Delhi: Undesirable conduct of individuals should not come in the way of institutional cooperation, said Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday, trying to defuse the tension after the IOA complained…

India’s top shuttlers go back to studies for employer’s assessment tests

New Delhi: With the court out of bounds and the racquet resting, some of India’s top shuttlers have gone back to studies to appear in online assessment tests conducted by their…

NBA, players agree on plan for partial salary withholding

Los Angeles: With the NBA on hold, the league and players union said Friday they had agreed on a method for reducing player compensation should games be permanently cancelled amid the…

Motorsport great Moss dies aged 90

London: Motorsport great Stirling Moss has died aged 90 following a long illness, the British driver’s wife announced Sunday. “It was one lap too many,” Susie Moss told Britain’s Press Association.…

Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injury

London: Manchester United star Paul Pogba said he is eager to return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines when football resumes following the coronavirus pandemic. The World Cup winner has…

F1’s Renault furlough ‘vast majority’ of UK staff

Paris: Renault became the latest Formula One team to furlough staff as the sport continues to wrestle with the huge financial setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The French manufacturer said…

Magic Johnson hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite Covid-19

Los Angeles: Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in…

NBA legend Michael Jordan wins long-running China trademark dispute

Beijing: China’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark dispute, ending an eight-year legal battle with a Chinese sportswear firm that illegally used…

Let people write me off, I am preparing for 2021 Tokyo now: Sushil Kumar

New Delhi: “People have this perennial habit of writing me off now and then but it does not affect me,” says veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar, who has not only quashed his…