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Thursday, November 21, 2019

FIFA bans ex-CONMEBOL officials for life

The trio were found guilty by FIFA's ethics committee of accepting bribes in exchange for awarding lucrative media and marketing rights for major competitions, reports Xinhua news agency.

Doha: Saurabh shoots silver at 14th Asian Championships

Chaudhary, 17, shot 244.5 in the final to finish second on the podium behind North Korea's Kim Song Guk, who won the gold with a world record 246.5 at the Lusail Shooting Complex.

1948 Olympic champion French cyclist dies aged 91

Dupont had won the Olympic gold at the age 20, winning the 1000 metre track time trial in London.

Hockey India names 39 players for junior women’s camp

The team will be facing Australia and New Zealand in the tournament beginning December 3

Mammootty, other stars to attend T10 opening ceremony

Mammootty, who has appeared in over 400 films in a career spanning over four decades, will touch down in the UAE capital as part of a star-studded line-up of artists who will launch the inaugural Abu Dhabi T10 with a concert on Thursday, November 14.

BCCI wants to hold first day-night Test at Eden Gardens, says...

In that case, the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata could be host to India's first-ever day-night Test. However, the BCB is yet to consent to it.

England to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in March 2020

According to an ICC report, the first Test will begin from March 19 in Galle. The tour will then conclude with the second and final Test at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.

Bangladesh cricketers call off strike

Top Bangladesh cricketers on Monday went on strike saying that they would not take part in any cricketing activity until their pay-demands were addressed.

Sourav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI chief

"It's official - Sourav Ganguly formally elected as the President of BCCI," the BCCI tweeted.

Federer celebrates 1500th career match with a win

On Monday evening, Federer defeated Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 in only 53 minutes and went on to win his 21st consecutive match at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Paris 2024 unveils new Olympic and Paralymic emblem

The new design brings together three iconic symbols connected to sport, the Games and France -- the gold medal, the Olympic and Paralympic flames, and Marianne.

Bangladesh cricketers go on strike, question mark on India tour

Bangladesh is slated to play three T20 matches and a two-match Test series in India in November with the first T20I slated to begin on November 3 in Delhi.

Virat Kohli to skip T20I series against Bangladesh

Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments confirmed that it has been decided to give Kohli a break during the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh.

ISL 2019-20 to kick-off with grand opening ceremony

As the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here is expected to be painted in a sea of yellow, the opening ceremony is set to catalyse it with high-octane performances by superstars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani along with the internationally acclaimed Indian dance group Kings United.

Ex-Olympic champion Li Xue Rui bids adieu to international badminton

In an article published on its official website on Thursday, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said that Li, who finished with 14 Superseries titles, will be remembered as an attacking player with a never-say-die spirit.

Tendulkar welcomes scrapping of boundary rule, says ‘it was important’

"I felt this was important as it is a fair way to obtain a result when nothing else separates the two teams," Tendulkar tweeted on Wednesday.

Group E World Cup qualifiers: India’s draw against Bangladesh was unfortunate,...

A last-gasp Adil Khan goal saved India the blushes as they held a spirited Bangladesh, ranked 83 places below them, to a draw.

Racial abuse: Bulgarian Prime Minister asks football chief to quit

"I call on Borislav Mihaylov to immediately resign as president of the Bulgarian Football Union," Prime Minister Boyko Borissov was quoted as saying by the BBC.

FIFA to invest in football education in Lebanon

"We have started this program in Lebanon because we received quick support from the Lebanese Football Association and the Lebanese government," Infantino said on Monday during his meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri at Grand Serail, reports Xinhua news agency.

Will be challenge to serve as BCCI chief, admits Ganguly

Meetings and counter meetings ruled the roost as the affiliated units of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), along with the bigwigs of the board, met on Sunday.

Over reliance on Babar Azam hurting Pakistan: Misbah

Citing India's example, he said: "Virat Kohli is a bowler's captain. Kohli is not doing captaincy when he is with the bowlers, he is enjoying the bowlers rattling the opposition. It is a good thing that Indian bowlers have such a good captain."

French club Lyon sack coach Sylvinho

The club will host Dijon on October 19, before a Champions League trip to Portugal to face Benfica.

Mary Kom through to quarter finals at World Championships

Manju Rani (48kg) is the only Indian pugilist apart from Mary to have managed to reach the quarter-finals of her weight class while Lovlina Burgohain (69kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) will have their pre-quarters bouts on Wednesday.

Doha Worlds: Bahrain’s Naser is 1st Asian to win 400m gold

"It's been so tough with all the training and injuries, and getting there has been hard. I didn't want to chase because I'm so used to chasing all the time, so I had to go out fast, and I just kept going. To cross the line and see that I am world champion in that amazing time, I just couldn't believe it."

Bumrah a phenomenal talent, will only get better: KL Rahul

Rahul, who has played 36 Tests, 23 ODIs and 28 T20Is for India, also revealed that Australia's Pat Cummins is the toughest bowler he has played so far.

Osaka, Tsitsipas through to China Open quarters

The German will face Sam Querrey, after the American served up 32 aces on his way to defeating Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3.

Spain’s Ortega given a bronze after appeals over 110m hurdles result

China's Xie Wenjun was originally fourth in 13.29 and now was pushed to the fifth.

Doha Worlds: Holloway wins dramatic gold in 110m hurdles

The 23-year-old, who won silver in the 100m, was the outstanding favourite and outclassed the field to take gold in a British record of 21.88 seconds.

Rohit-Mayank become 3rd Indian opening pair to score 300

The other two Indian opening pair to stitch together a partnership of more than 300 runs in Test cricket are Vinoo Mankad-Pankaj Roy (413 runs against New Zealand in 1956) and Virender Sehwag-Rahul Dravid (410 runs against Pakistan in 2006).

Suarez’s brace help Barcelona edge past Inter Milan

Barcelona: FC Barcelona edged Inter Milan 2-1 on two second-half goals by Luis Suarez to move into a tie on points for the lead in...

Ben Stokes is PCA’s Player of the Year

The 28-year-old edged past Ryan Higgins, Dominic Sibley and Simon Harmer and also became the sixth player to have bagged the Young Player of the Year award and the Player of the Year recognition.

IPL is back, Kolkata to host auction on December 19

The trading window for all the eight franchises will close on November 14.

We are in no rush, Rohit will be given time as...

He has mostly played as a middle-order and lower-order batsman in Test cricket and this will be the first time that he opens the innings.

CWG excludes shooting, Rathore declines to comment

The IOA has been talking about a boycott of the event following the scrapping of shooting from the Birmingham CWG. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has already clarified that a call on boycotting the event will be taken by his Ministry.

Yuvraj Singh fires another salvo, says India doesn’t need No.4 batsman

Yuvraj Singh once again took a dig at the Indian team's middle-order ordeal, saying they are very strong and don't need reinforcements.

NBA to begin youth basketball development programmes

"We are excited to partner with the American India Foundation to support the health, wellness and education of underserved youth in Mumbai," said Pacers Chairman, CEO and Governor Herb Simon.

Rijiju urges corporate youth to participate in Fit India Movement

Rijiju urged the industry to look towards skilling the youth and converting them into a resource for India's economic prosperity. He said that sports must be aligned with education policies, as fitness is key to development.

Third T20 between India and South Africa washed out

In the first match, India successfully defended a target of 131 thanks to a brilliant spell from off-spinner Deepti Sharma, who bowled three consecutive maidens and took three wickets in that period, helping India dismiss South Africa for 119.

Hurt by BCCI Ethics Officer’s notice, Rangaswamy resigns from CAC

The legal team of the BCCI under the Committee of Administrators had given the trio a green light to be a part of the CAC and appoint the new head coach of the Indian team.

Bring back Kuldeep and Chahal, says Ganguly

"The test series will start soon, and hopefully, India will play on good pitches and not rank turners, as it has been in the last series because India is a very good team on any surface," said Ganguly.

Rohit can lead in T20Is if Virat feels overworked: Yuvraj

"You gave so many chances to KL Rahul, so whoever is your opener, give him those six Test matches so that he can go and express his game," said Yuvraj.

India has vital role to play at CWG: CGF

The CGF CEO also said that the issue could be discussed during their visit, which is likely to happen on November 14.

Mithali, Harmanpreet to lead Indian teams in WI tour

The team is currently taking part in a five-match T20 series against South Africa here. India won the first rubber while the second was washed out.

Mohammad Azharuddin elected as the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association

Azhar played 99 Tests and 334 One Day Internationals for India scoring 6215 and 9378 runs respectively.

I can be India’s No. 4: Suresh Raina

The left-handed batter, who is counted as one of the most energetic fielders in world cricket, also said Dhoni has a lot to offer to Indian cricket and can prove to be a worthy asset for the team in next year's World T20.

Sourav Ganguly selected as President of Cricket Association of Bengal

The CAB last held its AGM in 2015 when Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected unopposed for an eighth consecutive term. In the next year, the AGM could not take place due to exceptional circumstances after the Lodha Committee report.

Advani-Mehta duo wins World Team Snooker title

Pankaj, who recently won a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship, grabbed his 23rd World title while Aditya claimed his maiden. The Indian pair won the opener 65-31.

“I prefer Ronaldo over Messi,” says Kohli

Kohli recently led India in the drawn T20I series against South Africa at home. He will next lead India in the three-Test series against South Africa starting October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

India to take on Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series

"In the wake of Zimbabwe's suspension by the ICC, the BCCI invited Sri Lanka to participate in a three-match T20 series. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed their participation," read a BCCI statement.

UEFA launches Football for Schools programme in Slovenia

The programme was launched on Tuesday at a special festival held in Republic Square in Ljubljana, coinciding with the start of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting.

Shafali becomes India’s youngest T20I debutant

Shafali earned her India debut on the back of a superb domestic season where she amassed 1,923 runs, including six hundreds and three half-centuries.

“You’re an inspiration,” Rohit Sharma lauds Greta Thunberg

Thunberg accused the world leaders of betraying her generation by failing to act on climate change and said: "We will not let you get away with this."

Asian Age Group Championship: Indian men’s relay team bags gold

The Indian team finished first after clocking 3:23.72 seconds, which was five seconds faster than Iran, which finished second with a time of 3:28.46 while Uzbekistan settled for the third spot after clocking 3:30.59 seconds.

Scotland to host New Zealand for one-off ODI in 2020

Scotland have had success in home ODIs recently, especially when they stunned England by six runs in a high-scoring game in 2018. Thus far, Scotland have won 41 of their 112 ODIs, losing all three against New Zealand.

Virat Kohli launches home jersey of FC Goa

The new jersey has transcended to completely orange -- a colour which finds familiarity in the state renowned for its beaches and picturesque sunsets.

Sports Minister felicitates boxing medal winners

The two medals won by Amit and Manish were the most by India at any single mens boxing championship. Amit was honoured by Kiren Rijiju with a cheque of Rs. 14 lakhs while Manish was given a cheque of Rs.8 lakhs.

Warne banned from driving for 12 months

The 50-year-old, who was not present at the hearing, is also required to pay 900 pounds as fine.

Would miss the enlightening cricket talk, Gavaskar on Madhav Apte’s demise

Gavaskar hailed Apte as a "true aficionado" of the sport and said he would miss the "enlightening cricket talk" they used to have at the latter's home.

Both men’s, women’s hockey teams leave for Belgium, England tours

The women's team will be playing the first of their five matches against Great Britain on Friday at 2230 hrs IST in Marlow, England.

Bronze medal in World Wrestling Championship is not a victory, but...

Alongwith Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya also bagged bronze in the 57-kg category after he beat Iran's reigning Asian champion Reza Atri 6-3 to win his maiden Worlds medal.

Carolina Marin enters China Open final

In the other semifinal, Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying defeated China's Chen Yufei 6-21, 21-13, 22-20 in 53 minutes to set up a summit clash with Marin, which will be played on Sunday.

Mexican football moves to tackle homophobic slurs

The maximum penalty for Liga MX clubs will be a requirement to play future home matches behind closed doors.

GST relief for FIFA under-17 Women’s WC 2020

The Women's under-17 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Odisha in November next year.

Sourav Ganguly inaugurates ‘Pavilion’- first cricket-themed restaurant

This rich and massive collection of cricket memorabilia has been collected by Moin Bin Moksud over a period of twenty years.

“Mission Neymar is possible,” says Enrique Tombas

Neymar's possible return to the La Liga club seemed to be imminent during the summer transfer market but never came to fruition.

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya bans from International Cricket for 1 year

Dananjaya will be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one-year period.

Cristiano Ronaldo looking for McDonald’s girl, who fed him free burgers...

He also rued the fact that his father, who died when the star footballer was just 20, never got to enjoy his success.

Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its growth slow down to...

While reigning champions Mumbai Indians continued to top the charts for the fourth time with an 8.5% increase in brand value at Rs 809 crores

Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya blocks two quotas for the...

He had defeated David Habat of Slovakia 3-0 in the pre-quarterfinals. Earlier in the day, Punia kicked off his campaign with a 9-2 win over Poland's Krzysztof Bienkowski.

Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered...

Earlier, after receiving a first-round bye, the Indians had accounted for Jordan's Abo Yaman Zaid and Aldmaizy Zeyad 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 in the round of 32.

Vinesh Phogat wins bronze at World Championships, secures 2020 Tokyo Games

Vinesh beat two-time world bronze medalist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece by fall in the bronze medal bout of 53 kg freestyle category.

Virat Kohli wins toss, decides to bowl against SA

"The boys are hungry to play. We have three debutants. Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin and Temba Bavuma comes in at No. 3."

Leh to soon get a cricket and sports academy announces Anurag...

Thakur said he firmly believed sports help in building character and thus "I propose to set up a cricket and sports academy in Leh to ensure that youth of the region gets equal opportunity and a platform to excel".

Misbah’s diet plan: No more Biriyani, Junk Food for Pakistani Players

Reportedly Misbah took the decision to help his team achieve the much-required fitness. However, netizens trolled development through their jokes and memes on various social media platforms.

Bengal requests BCCI CoA to allow 70-year-olds to vote

The Lodha Panel had made it clear in its recommendations that those who have attained 70 years, will not be allowed to be a part of BCCI or any state association as administrator. While state associations had tried to request the Supreme Court to relax the age-bar, the SC refused to relax the clause.

Shoaib Akhtar joins online campaign to demand justice for Nimrita Kumari

Islamabad: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has joined the online campaign to demand justice for Nimrita Kumari. The campaign was started after the body of...

Chanu wish to take part in Olympics World Weightlifting C’ship

Pattaya: Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will aim to seal an Olympic spot when she leads the Indian challenge at the World Weightlifting Championship, starting here...

6 gymnasts selected for Artistic Gymnastics World Championship

New Delhi:   A total of six gymnasts were selected on Monday to represent India at the upcoming 49th Artistic Gymnastics World Championship, slated to be...

Srikanth pulls out of China, Korea Open with knee injury

"I want to go back and train for a longer period, and I think if I can do that for the next 12 months, I will be in good shape for the Olympics," Srikkanth said.

Most consecutive 50+ scores, Smith quashes Inzamam’s record

Fourth in the list is former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis (eight consecutive 50+ scores against Pakistan), followed by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, who also had eight 50+ scores in a row against Bangladesh.