Jamshedpur FC rope in Brazilian midfielder Alex

Jamshedpur: Indian Super League franchise Jamshedpur FC on Monday announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Alexandre Monteiro de Lima as their fourth foreigner for the upcoming season. Lima, 31, also known as Alex, has the experience of playing in Asia with stints in the K League 2 (South Korea) with Suwon FC and FC Anyang […]

That was my life’s biggest thrill but it lasted two seconds: Bindra on Olympic gold

NEW DELHI: Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra says the thrill – the biggest of his life – lasted merely two seconds after his gold at Beijing Games where relief was the first and only emotion he felt despite scripting history. A web series titled ‘The Finish Line’ has been conceptualised to relive eight defining moments of […]

Was pretty scared to hit nets for first time but it went better than I thought: Kohli

DUBAI: Indian captain Virat Kohli admitted he was “pretty scared” to hit the nets for the first time in five months but said his first training session ahead of the IPL went “better than expected”. The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain resumed training after a fivemonth coronavirus-forced hiatus. The net session was also attended by South […]

Anderson keenly waiting to challenge Kohli in his backyard next year

LONDON: Record-setting England pacer James Anderson relishes the challenge of getting the best batsmen out and is looking forward to a tough contest against Virat Kohli when his side travels India next year. Anderson, who recently became the highest Test wicket taker among pacers with 600 scalps during the home series against Pakistan, and Kohli […]

Chinar Football Premier League: FC Wahab Hajin lifts summit trophy

SRINAGAR: FC Wahab Hajin in a lopsided affair beat Wangipura team by 4-1 goals in the summit clash of Chinar Football Premier League played at Vijipura, Hajan on Saturday. Hajan team took initial lead in the 10th minute of the game, Wangipura team immediately leveled the score but two amazing goals by Hajan from centre […]

IPL 2020: CSK player, multiple staff members test Covid-19 positive

NEW DELHI: A current Indian limited-overs cricketer is among multiple members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent who have tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the franchise to extend its quarantine period in Dubai ahead of the IPL. A league source revealed that all Covid-19 positive results came during day 1, 3 and 6 of testing […]

Australia impose further restriction on use of sweat for England tour

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) has restricted its players from using sweat from the head, face and neck to shine the ball during the upcoming limited overs tour of England in a bid to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva on the ball as an […]

Three National Sports Award winners test positive for COVID, not to attend virtual ceremony: SAI

NEW DELHI: Three winners of this year’s National Sports Awards, including badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not attend the virtual ceremony on August 29, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Thursday. The SAI said that 65 of the 74 awardees will attend the first-ever virtual National Sports […]

COVID Impact: TTFI planning national meet with only singles events unless ‘vaccine’ out in market

NEW DELHI: The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) wants to host the senior National Championship in November subject to government approval albeit with only singles event in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19. In its bid to organise an event in bio-secure environment with least health safety concerns, the TTFI doesn’t want to […]

AIFC and Football Coaches Australia sign MoU for development of game

MUMBAI: The Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Football Coaches Australia (FCA) to assist each other in development of football in the two countries. According to a statement issued by AIFC, the two bodies will look to encourage the involvement of more female coaches and increase access […]