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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Tokyo Olympics must firm up $3.3 billion in sponsor income

TOKYO: Local sponsors have chipped in a record 3.3 billion to support the postponed Tokyo Olympics. That’s at least two times more than any previous Olympics, and it amounts to almost…

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

NEW YORK: The New York City Marathon has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on November 1 would be too…

Tongan flag bearer leads off 23 fellow Olympians in workouts

SYDNEY: Peta Taufatofua decided to leave his shirt on Tuesday when he led a group of 23 fellow Olympians in a home workout video to help celebrate Olympic Day across…

Rio restarts soccer league next to field hospital for COVID

RIO JANEIRO: In a sign of the times, the first professional soccer match in South America in nearly three months was staged in a stadium only meters away from a field…

Birdies galore at Hilton Head, and Spieth needed them badly

WASHINGTON: The RBC Heritage began two months later than usual with a little rain, a little sunshine, and a lot of birdies, most of them from Jordan Spieth to turn…

NRL match postponed over coronavirus fears

SYDNEY: A match in Australia’s National Rugby League between the Sydney Roosters and Canterbury Bulldogs has been postponed over fears a Bulldogs player may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Prop…

Olympic boxer Fuchs still fighting through tumultuous year

WASHINGTON: For a few days in March, Ginny Fuchs thought her biggest challenge of the year would be managing her obsessive-compulsive disorder during a viral pandemic while still training to…

Golf passes initial test with no positive virus results

FORT WORTH (TEXAS): The PGA Tour is not simply picking up where it left off. Very little about the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial resembles the opening round of The Players…

AP sources: MLB players cut to 89 games, want prorated money

NEW YORK: Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for starting the pandemic-delayed season, adamant they receive full prorated salaries while offering to cut…

USOPC forming group to look into Olympic protests

DENVER: The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is creating an athlete group that will look into loosening restrictions on protests at the games. CEO Sarah Hirshland tweeted the plans for a…

Shakur Stevenson stops Caraballo in boxing’s return to Vegas

LAS VEGAS: Shakur Stevenson ended the most unusual week of his boxing life with his usual dominance in another victory. Stevenson stopped Felix Caraballo with a body-punch knockdown in the sixth…

Massive sports corruption case finally heard at Paris trial

PARIS: A sports corruption trial involving allegations of doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs at the top of track and field opened Monday in Paris. In six days of hearings, the Paris…

We’ll be ready even if get short time to prepare for women’s World Cup: Lanning

MELBOURNE: Australia’s world-cup winning captain Meg Lanning is hopeful that the women’s ODI World Cup will go ahead as planned next year and remains confident that their preparation for the…