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  • FILE PHOTO: FC Porto's Iker Casillas during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers/File photo
    Spanish World Cup winner Casillas calls time on career aged 39
    (Reuters): Spain's World Cup-winning captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced his retirement from the professional game on Tuesday, ending a career that spanned over two decades in which he captured the game's biggest prizes. The former Real M
  • Paulinho scores in Guangzhou Evergrande's win over Shenzhen FC
    Dalian (China), August 4 (IANS): Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho scored as reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shenzhen FC 3-1 in the third round of the 2020 Chinese Super League here on Tuesday. Guangzhou went ahead in the 27th minute when winger
  • National camp for Olympic-bound shooters postponed indefinitely
    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS): The national camp for Olympic-bound shooters, which was scheduled to be held here in the first week of August, has been postponed for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said
  • Rijiju urges states to identify infra for KISCE
    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS): Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday urged states to identify their best sporting infrastructure for the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE). While chairing the first General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme, Ri
  • Eng v Pak: Sarfaraz in 16-man Pakistan squad for 1st Test
    London, August 4 (IANS): Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed has been named in the 16-man squad for the first Test against England that will start on Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester. Pakistan captain Azhar Ali announced the sq
  • Marc Marquez ruled out of Czech GP due to broken arm
    Barcelona, August 4 (IANS): Reigning World MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will miss Sunday's Czech Grand Prix after having a second operation on a broken arm, his Repsol Honda Team confirmed on Tuesday. Test rider Stefan Bradl will replace him for the race. &q
  • FILE PHOTO: Chelsea's Pedro is stretchered off after sustaining an injury, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill/File Photo
    Chelsea's Pedro undergoes surgery for shoulder injury
    (Reuters): Chelsea's Spanish winger Pedro has had surgery after sustaining a shoulder injury in Saturday's FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal, the 33-year-old said on Tuesday. Pedro had replaced forward Christian Pulisic in the game which Chelsea lost 2
  • FILE PHOTO: Justin Rose chips onto the 13th green during the second round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports/File photo
    Golf: Rose still hungry and raring to go after turning 40
    (Reuters): Justin Rose says turning 40 last week gave him the opportunity to "press the reset button" after a disappointing year and the Briton is looking forward to challenging for seven majors over the next 11 months. Rose, who won the U.S. Open
  • FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq speaks during a news conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File photo
    Pakistan must hit the ground running against England: Misbah
    (Reuters): Pakistan will have to hit the ground running if they are to have any chance against England in their three-test series which starts on Wednesday, coach Misbah-ul-Haq said. Six months since their last test match, Pakistan go into the games at bio-
  • Soccer Aid World XI's Usain Bolt reacts Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
    Australian club that gave Bolt trial face uncertain future
    MELBOURNE, August 4 (Reuters): Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners, who brought in Olympic sprint great Usain Bolt for a high-profile trial in 2018, face an uncertain future with its chairman/owner saying on Tuesday he is leaving the team. Mi
  • FILE PHOTO: The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai, October 31, 2010./File Photo
    Players' body urges ICC to address contract breaches, non-payment
    NEW DELHI, August 3 (Reuters): A third of international male cricketers have not been paid or suffered breaches of contract from events regulated by the global governing body or its member nations, the international players' federation said on Monday. T
  • FILE PHOTO: Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo
    Murray wants assurance on quarantine issues before US Open
    (Reuters): Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the U.S. Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former world number one Andy Murray has said. Organisers United States Tenn
  • FILE PHOTO: AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco during the match REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo
    Cagliari appoint Di Francesco to replace Zenga as coach
    (Reuters): Serie A club Cagliari have appointed former Sassuolo, AS Roma and Sampdoria boss Eusebio Di Francesco as their new coach after deciding not to extend the contract of Walter Zenga. "An expert and well-prepared coach, capable of giving a preci
  • FILE PHOTO: Greece's Maria Sakkari reacts during her semi final match against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
    Greek Sakkari was ready to swap racket for track spikes
    (Reuters): Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari says she was so desperate for competition during the COVID-19 shutdown that she considered running in the 100m at the national athletics championships. The 25-year-old is seeded third at the WTA's Palermo Lad
  • FILE PHOTO: Kenta Kambara, 34, poses for a photo while his daughter Shiori, 2, walks past him, next to an Olympic Rings symbol in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, Japan, February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
    Paralympics: Specifc COVID-19 measures may be needed for Tokyo - organisers
    TOKYO, August 3 (Reuters): The Tokyo Paralympics may require specific COVID-19 measures to help keep athletes safe as they move between venues, organisers said on Monday. The 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics have been pushed back to next year because of


  • Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine
    Moscow, August 4 (IANS) The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe. On August 3, a "final medical examination" of particip
  • Sun Pharma launches Favipiravir as FluGuard at Rs 35 per tablet
    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday announced the launch of Favipiravir, under brand name FluGuard, at Rs 35 per tablet for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of Covid-19 in India. Favipiravir is an oral anti-viral treatment approved in India for
  • Wockhardt wins UK govt deal on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing
    Mumbai, Augùst 3 (IANS) Mumbai-headquartered pharmaceutical company Wockhardt on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement with the UK government to fill-finish millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines. As per the terms of the agreement, the company has reserved manufa
  • Centre issues guidelines for reopening of gyms from Aug 5
    New Delhi, August 3 (IANS) From maintaining a distance of six feet, using visor rather than mask, following respiratory etiquette, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday issued guidelines for re-opening of gyms and yoga centres as a part of the third phase of easing of lockdow
  • Serum gets nod for phase 2, 3 trials of vaccine
    New Delhi, August 3 (PTI): The Drugs Controller General of India has given nod to the Serum Institute of India for conducting phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the University of Oxford, in the country.        Government



  • Big B gets a special Amul ad tribute on beating Covid
    Mumbai, Augùst 4 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has received a special tribute ad from Amul Butter after testing Covid negative and being discharged from hospital. Keeping with their tradition of creating iconic advertisements about incidents of national and global val
  • A fruitful monsoon diet!
    New Delhi, August 3 (IANSlife) Monsoon demands some extra effort to stay fit and healthy. Since our immunity takes a dip during monsoons, making us susceptible to all kinds of infections. Especially amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, it's imperative we maintain our immunity through the s
  • Vinay Tiwari: Bihar's 'Singham' in Mumbai to probe Sushant case
    New Delhi/Patna, August 2 (IANS) With almost 50 days passing since Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai flat, and the Mumbai Police yet to make any major breakthrough, the Bihar Police on Sunday deputed one of its senior officers -- Vinay Tiwari, to assist its
  • Aditi Rao Hydari: It is not the film industry but the film that matters to me
    Mumbai, August 2 (IANS) Aditi Rao Hydari has appeared in several South Indian films over the past couple of years but her release count in Bollywood has been rather low. The actress insists says it is not the language or film industry, but the film that matters most to her. "More t
  • Healthcare workers more likely to test positive for COVID-19
    London, Aug 1 (IANS) Frontline healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test, compared to the general population, said researchers. Those with inadequate PPE had a further increase in risk,