IPL 2019: CSK to play RCB in opener as BCCI decides on March 23-April 5 schedule

New Delhi, Feb 19  Last year’s winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru in the opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 that will begin on March 23. The schedule of the 2019 edition of the IPL will be released in parts by the Board of Control […]

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Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards

Monaco, Feb 19  Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award thanks to her dominant world championship performance last year. Djokovic triumphed in tough competition against football star duo […]

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I-League teams planning court route to stall Srinagar matches

New Delhi, Feb 18 With uncertainty continuing over the I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC, the fate of the February 28 Real Kashmir match against East Bengal, also scheduled to be played in Srinagar, has come under the cloud. The East Bengal match, earlier scheduled to be played on February 10, was […]

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Remove Sania Mirza as Telangana brand ambassador: BJP MLA

Hyderabad, Feb 18 Controversial BJP legislator Raja Singh on Monday called for removing Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, calling her “Pakistan’s daughter-in-law”. The Telangana Assembly member said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao must immediately remove Mirza as the brand ambassador in the wake of the February 14 terror attack […]

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Sports and politics should be kept separate: PCB MD

Lahore, Feb 18  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed “extreme” disappointment over the removal of posters of Pakistan Prime Minister and World Cup-winning skipper Imran Khan in the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, and elsewhere and IMG Reliance pulling out of the deal to produce and broadcast PSL 2019 in the aftermath of the […]

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Barcelona coach underlines team’s need to get back to winning ways

Barcelona, Feb 16  FC Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde has stressed that his team needs to claim victories again in La Liga after two draws in the most recent matches, underscoring at the same time that winning trophies was the way to keep his job. Although the Catalan club is still atop the La Liga standings, […]

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North, South Korea propose unified teams for Tokyo 2020 qualifications

Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 16  North and South Korea have requested to have unified Korean teams in basketball, hockey, judo and rowing to compete in the qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said. The IOC announcement on the organization’s official website on Friday stated that the Korean request for […]

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Windies pacer Gabriel extends unreserved apology to Root

St.Lucia, Feb 15 West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who was handed a four-match suspension for “inappropriate” comments on England skipper Joe Root during the third and final Test, has extended an unreserved apology while revealing his side of the story. Gabriel who also attracted a fine of 75 per cent of his match fee […]

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Indian chess body removes restrictive condition

Chennai, Feb 14  Complying with the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) order, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) has removed the restrictive undertaking that players had to give while registering themselves with the chess body. However two players – Gurpreet Pal Singh and Karun Duggal – fighting for the players’ rights, dismissed the AICF move […]

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