Saturday, September 26, 2020


Special Olympics Bharat launches developmental sports

NEW DELHI: Special Olympics Bharat has launched developmental sports for young athletes to enable their transition to higher sport participation by learning sport specific skills.

Team moving in right direction in preparation for Olympics, says Vandana

Tiger Woods commits to defend title at Zozo Championship

NEW DELHI: Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods will defend his title at the Zozo Championship scheduled to be played from October 22-25 a the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.

Honoured to be part of PM Modi's Fit India Dialogue: Kohli

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has stated that he is honoured to be part of the Fit India Dialogue -- being organised to celebrate the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement -- where he will be interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other renowned fitness influencers on Thursday.

IPL rules: A ban plays havoc with player's career, says Neeraj Kumar

NEW DELHI: Any player, player support personnel or match official will be banned for up to three IPL matches and will be fined Rs 5 lakh if that person thrice breaches rules that bar carrying any mobile device, laptop computer, static/landline, or similar telephone capable of making calls in the Players and Match Officials Areas (PMOA) during IPL matches.

IPL 13: Sponsors & growing brand valuation boost Delhi Capitals' revenue

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals have announced that the team has already matched its 2019 revenues, owing to numerous new and existing sponsorship deals.

Focussing on expressing myself & having a lot of fun this IPL: Stoinis

DUBAI:  Australia all-rounder Marcus Stonis, who played an instrumental role in Delhi Capitals' incredible win over Kings XI Punjab in their opening IPL 2020 encounter, has said that all he wants is to express himself and have a lot of fun throughout this year's tournament.

Intensity will increase Oct onwards, team moving in right direction: Lalit

BENGALURU: Indian men's hockey team forward Lalit Upadhyay was all-praise for the Belgian attack that imposed a massive 6-1 win against Germany in the recent FIH Hockey Pro League matcht.

IPL: Shubman Gill focal point of KKR batting unit, feels Styris

ABU BHABI: Shubman Gill is a "terrific" batsman and is the focal point of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batting unit, feels former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris.

Andreescu pulls out of French Open, to miss remainder of 2020 season

NEW DELHI:  World number seven Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the upcoming French Open Grand Slam and will take the rest of the season off to focus on her health and training.

Men's hockey analytical coach quits, SAI yet to accept resignation

NEW DELHI:Indian men's hockey team analytical coach Chris Ciriello has resigned from his post, a Sports Authority of India (SAI) source said on Wednesday. SAI, with which the Australian has signed the contract, is yet to accept the resignation.

Ankita Raina enters 2nd round of French Open qualifiers

PARIS: India's Ankita Raina earned a hard-fought win against Jovana Jovic of Serbia to progress to the second round of the French Open qualifiers.

IPL: Kohli 'all-time great player', will not struggle, says Styris

DUBAI:  Virat Kohli is an all-time great player and will not struggle when he takes the field after a long Covid-19 induced hiatus in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, feels former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris.

Will neither underestimate nor overestimate any team, says Garhwal FC coach

NEW DELHI: The 2020-21 Indian football season is set to begin with the I-League Qualifier 2020 simultaneously in Kolkata and Kalyani which will feature five teams facing each other to determine who gets a direct entry into the 2020-21 edition of the I-League.

IPL: Delhi Capitals reinvent virtual fan engagement

DUBAI / NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals have announced an array of virtual fan engagement initiatives for their official fan club - 'the DC Toli', which went live with their opening game against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Esports Club launches pro league for Counter-Strike

BENGALURU: The Esports Club, a Bengaluru-based esports tournament platform, has announced its latest esports event, the Dell Gaming TEC Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

IPL 13: Rajasthan Royals launches a new app

DUBAI: IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Monday announced the launch of their new app, "The Rajasthan Royals app", claiming that it would have some never seen before technology that would bring fans closer to the action.

Mobile Premier League raises $90mn in Series C funding

NEW DELHI: Home-grown esports and mobile gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) on Monday said it had raised $90 million (approximately Rs 662 crore) in Series C funding, led by SIG and early stage tech investor RTP Global, along with MDI Ventures and Pegasus Tech Ventures.

ISL: Bosnian central defender Enes Sipovic signs for Chennaiyin FC

CHENNAI:  Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina center-back Enes Sipovic for the duration of the 2020-21 season.

IPL 13: Sehwag takes jibe at umpire for dubious 'short run' decision

 DUBAI: Former India batsman Virender Sehwag slammed the umpiring during Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals' Indian Premier League (IPL) game after Chris Jordan's run was adjudged not complete despite replays showing the bat had crossed the line.

IPL 13: Dhoni prefers players who are good in all departments, says Chahar

 IPL 13: Dhoni prefers players who are good in all departments, says Chahar

IPL 13: Need to bat sensibly in the middle overs, feels SRH's Rashid

DUBAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad legspinner Rashid Khan has said the SRH middle order needs to play sensible cricket in the middle overs as they look to take on Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday.

IPL 13: Bumrah can fill Malinga's shoes for MI, feels Lee

NEW DELHI:  Former Australia speedster Brett Lee feels Jasprit Bumrah can fill the shoes of Sri Lanka veteran Lasith Malinga for the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting Saturday.

Covid-19: Takes humility to put others first in this battle for survival, says Kaif

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has paid tributes to Covid-19 workers, saying their willingness to work in a selfless manner is what made them stand out during difficult times.

Abu Dhabi set to host Return to UFC Fight Island from Sep 26-Oct 25

NEW DELHI /ABU DHABI: Indian sports fans can look forward to exciting times ahead. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and hot on its heels is the second edition of the popular UFC Fight Island as the UAE capital city emerges as front runner in the revival of the global tourism and sports industry amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

French Open: Attendance of spectators reduced to 5K per day

PARIS: The organisers of the Roland Garros 2020 have now been forced to reduce the number of spectators from 11,500 spectators per day to 5,000 per day due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Roger Federer sings Beatles classic for commercial

NEW DELHI:Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been mesmerising fans with his breathtaking shots on the tennis courts ever since he turned professional in 1998. Now the Swiss legend has left his fans speechless with a rendition of a Beatles' classic.

FanCode signs multi-year partnership with Bundesliga International

NEW DELHI: Multi-sport aggregator FanCode has partnered with Bundesliga International to show the German football league action every single week. With this multi-year partnership, FanCode becomes the only destination for fans in India to experience comprehensive coverage of the Bundesliga.

Sports Minister seeks complete details of decorated and aspiring players

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Sports Department, fulfilling the aspirations of Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi of paying due honour to the state players excelled at national and international level and to meet the expenses of those players, who are preparing for the upcoming games, has issued strict 

Sports Ministry to establish KISCE in six more states

NEW DELHI:The Sports Ministry said on Tuesday that it is set to establish the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) in six more states under the ministry's flagship Khelo India scheme.

Wolves FC looking to link up with clubs, schools in India

MUMBAI: Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday said that it is planning to "link with international schools, academies and clubs" in India soon after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. The club had recently announced an association with Boss Entertainment India and is looking to further penetrate the country's market.

Will be interesting to participate in The Apprentice: Ritu Phogat

 NEW DELHI:  Ritu Phogat is one of 12 guest athletes to join The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition -- ONE's unique take on the hit reality television franchise.

Raina's absence will leave a big gap in CSK: Albie Morkel

NEW DELHI:  Former South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel feels Suresh Raina's absence in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) will leave a massive gap in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team and that the franchise would have to make changes in batting order to get their balance right for the tournament starting on Saturday.

BAI supports BWF's decision to postpone Thomas Cup & Uber Cup

NEW DELHI:  A spate of withdrawals by top teams led to the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup being postponed to 2021 on Tuesday. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) did not specify as to when the two tournaments will be held next year, saying that it is "looking into possible alternative dates to reschedule the World Men's and Women's Team Championships, but on dates not before into 2021".

Am ready to unleash special deliveries in IPL T20: Kuldeep

KOLKATA: Unfazed by pressure of expectations after an underwhelming IPL show last season, Kolkata Knight Riders' Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav says he is ready to unleash a few new tricks with the ball tailored for the T20 format when the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on September 19.

Covid experience has made me mentally tougher to face any situation: Manpreet

BENGALURU:  Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh, who was tested positive for Covid-19 along with five other players last month, has revealed that it was not easy for him, especially mentally, to spent the time in hospital and subsequently going through isolation at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) facility.

WBBL 6: Sydney Sixers sign Lisa Griffith, Sarah Aley

SYDNEY: Sydney Sixers have confirmed the final two players on their roster for the upcoming edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) with the signing of all-rounder Lisa Griffith and the return of veteran swing bowler Sarah Aley.

BWF announces postponement of Thomas and Uber Cup

KUALA  LUMPUR:  The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday announced that the Thomas and Uber Cup has been postponed following a series of withdrawals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Easy to follow when you have a captain like Kohli, says de Villiers

DUBAI:Senior Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman AB de Villiers has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying the skipper sets the example by leading from the front which makes it very easy for the players in the team to follow.

Wish we could've two winners: Thiem after US Open title win

NEW YORK:Dominic Thiem was all praise for Alexander Zverev after they both competed in what turned out to be an epic US Open 2020 final in which the Austrian emerged victorious riding on a tremendous fightback at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.