- ISL: Delgado signs fresh one-year deal with Bengaluru FC(16:32)
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Bengaluru FC, on Tuesday, announced that midfielder Dimas Delgado would spend a fourth year with the club after the Spaniard put pen to paper in a new one-year deal that keeps him with the Blues till the end of the 2020-21 season.
- Rijiju checks on facilities being provided to athletes at SAI centres(16:16)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended. But Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday held a video conference with regional directors of SAI centres across the country to check on the facilities available for the athletes.
- Dubai challenges residents in 'Marathon at Home'(16:09)
Dubai, April 7 (IANS) Dubai residents will be stepping up and putting on their running shoes to participate in a âMarathon at Home. The initiative has been launched by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), in collaboration with ASICS Middle East and 5:30 Run club and will take place under the umbrella of DSCs âBe Fit, Be Safe and #stayhome campaigns.
- ODIs need a Test Championship-like revamp, believes Warne(16:07)
Brisbane, April 7 (IANS) Spin legend Shane Warne feels one day internationals (ODIs) are losing relevance far too often and there should be something done on the lines of ICC Test Championship to revive the 50-over format.
- Real Kashmir sign Kashif Siddiqui & announce tie-up with Oxford United(15:46)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC has officially signed former Arsenal youth and Northampton Town player Kashif Siddiqi on loan. With this loan signing, the club also announced its official partnership with Oxford United Football Club, a collaboration that will present a number of football, philanthropic and commercial opportunities.
- Postponed Euro can work in Italy's favour: Mancini(15:11)
Rome, April 7 (IANS) Italy manager Roberto Mancini said that the postponement of Euro 2020 is good news for his team. The 16th edition of the European Championship was scheduled to be held from June 12 to July 12 this year but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic had forced European football's governing body UEFA to defer it to next year.
- You shouldn't get out if the ball is not hitting the stumps: Smith(14:57)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A lot has been said about Steve Smiths batting technique with the likes of Rashid Khan also copying it on social media. In a podcast by Rajasthan Royals, skipper Smith has finally spoken about his unorthodox technique to New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi.
- Still believe I have a World Cup in me: Uthappa(14:29)
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Robin Uthappa still believes he has a World Cup left in him. Uthappa was part of India's 2007 T20 World Cup winning team but was dropped from the Indian team in mid-2008 and ever since hasn't featured regularly.
- Hafeez, Shoaib should retire gracefully: Ramiz(14:21)
Lahore, April 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said that veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik should retire from cricket with "respect and grace" and make way for younger players.
- India series gave insight to O'Keefe on Test cricket(14:03)
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Steve OKeefe might have retired from the game, but the Australia spinner will forever be remembered for spinning a web over Virat Kohlis Indian team in the Pune Test which they ultimately won to take a 1-0 lead in the series. But for OKeefe, it was an experience of a lifetime and one he cherishes the most.
- Postponing the Games represents a big challenge: IOC(13:54)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Postponing of Tokyo Olympics 2020 has thrown a huge challenge to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who will now have their plates full in the coming months in trying to make it happen in 2021 along with working on the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022.
- Dinesha Devnarain named SA women's U19 head coach(13:38)
Johannesburg, April 7 (IANS) Former South Africa all-rounder Dinesha Devnarain has been appointed in a dual role as the first full-time womens Under-19s and as the Cricket South Africa (CSA) womens National Academy head coach.
- Priority is health, we can talk sports later: Gopichand(13:31)
By Rohit Mundayur
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Staying positive and fit is national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand's advice to his students for pulling through the ongoing three-week lockdown in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- Kohli's gestures have helped build team spirit, says Gavaskar(13:13)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Team sport is all about bonhomie and creating a good culture and former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that a lot of credit for the Indian team doing well is how former captain M.S. Dhoni and current skipper Virat Kohli treat the boys in the team.
- COVID-19: Big shame IPL is not going ahead, says Buttler(13:06)
London, April 7 (IANS) Stressing that IPL is "massive" in stature, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler believes its a "big shame" that the lucrative T20 tournament cannot be held at the moment due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Aussie players 'sucked up' to Kohli to protect IPL deals: Clarke(11:30)
Melbourne, April 7 (IANS) Former captain Michael Clarke believes current Australian players were too scared to "sledge" Virat Kohli and in order to protect their million dollars IPL deals, they "sucked up" to the India captain which resulted in their cricket becoming "soft".