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  • Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
    Tottenham's Dier gets four-game ban for confronting fan
    LONDON, July 8 (Reuters): Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier has been banned for four games and fined by the FA over a confrontation with a fan after the London side's defeat on penalties by Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth round in March.   Foll
  • Aston Villa's Jack Grealish speaks with manager Dean Smith before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS / Carl Recine / Pool/File Photo
    Struggling Villa deserve to be higher in league, says Smith
    (Reuters): Aston Villa's points tally is not a fair reflection of recent performances but they will take heart from a gritty display in the defeat at Liverpool last weekend as they battle to avoid relegation, manager Dean Smith said on Wednesday.  
  • England's Ben Stokes with teammates before the start of play, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS
    Stuart Broad dropped as England bat vs West Indies
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 8 (Reuters): Seamer Stuart Broad was left out of a home test match for the first time since 2012 on Wednesday as England opted for pace against the West Indies in the first international cricket match to be played since the COVID-19
  • AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File photo
    Milan coach Pioli making it harder to justify his removal
    (Reuters): AC Milan are widely reported to have reached a deal for German coach Ralf Rangnick to take over next season but their impressive form under Stefano Pioli is making it increasingly difficult to justify removing the incumbent.   Milan have
  • FILE PHOTO: England's goalkeeper David James poses for a photograph after a news conference at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 25, 2010. Picture taken June 25, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Regan/Pool/File Photo
    Former England keeper James eyes coaching role in England
    LONDON, July 8 (Reuters): Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James says lockdown has given him plenty of time to indulge in his passion for art and also plot a move into management.   The 49-year-old, capped 53 times, cut his managerial t
  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Clive Brunskill/Pool via REUTERS/File photo
    Manchester United boss Solskjaer wary of Grealish threat
    (Reuters):- Manchester United must be wary of the threat posed by Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish in Thursday's Premier League clash at Villa Park, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday.   Grealish, 24, scored a sensational goal in the 2-2
  • Serbia's Viktor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjic, Dusan Lajovic, Novak Djokovic, Austria's Dominic Thiem and Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during Adria Tour at Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, June 12, 2020. Picture taken June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo
    Djokovic accuses critics of 'witch-hunt', undecided on U.S. Open
    BELGRADE, July 8 (Reuters): Novak Djokovic has accused critics of subjecting him to a "witch-hunt" after his regional Adria Tour tennis event ended in a novel coronavirus fiasco and said he was still uncertain whether he would play at the Aug. 31-Sep
  • SoftBank Corp's humanoid robots Pepper and Boston Dynamics' robots SPOT in baseball uniforms cheer the team next to empty spectator seats at a baseball game between SoftBank Hawks and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles as Nippon Professional Baseball league behind closed doors due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Fukuoka, Japan
    Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game
    TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters): With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots.   Before their most recent Nippon Professional Ba
  • Robin Soderling of Sweden wipes his forehead during his match against Bernard Tomic of Australia at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo
    Soderling says free of anxiety after nine-year struggle
    (Reuters): Former world tennis number four Robin Soderling says he has come through a nine-year battle with anxiety and panic attacks and has called for athletes' mental health to be given more focus.   Soderling, twice a runner-up at the French
  • Watford's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring their second goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS/File photo
    Watford's Pearson says Welbeck's hard work paying off
    (Reuters): Watford striker Danny Welbeck will view his goal in Tuesday's 2-1 Premier League victory over Norwich City as a step in the right direction after an injury-plagued start to life at the club, manager Nigel Pearson has said.   Welbeck r
  • Australia's Alex Pullin kisses his medal on the podium after the men's snowboard-Cross finals at the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Quebec, Jan. 26, 2013, after winning the competition. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger/File Photo
    Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishing
    MELBOURNE, July 8 (Reuters): Australia's double world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin drowned while spear fishing off a Gold Coast beach on Wednesday, plunging the country's winter sports community into mourning.   Pullin, Australia's f
  • FILE PHOTO: Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly reacts during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, India, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File photo
    Sourav Ganguly to pit wits against Indian fans in fantasy competition
    (Reuters): BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly will don the selector's hat when he picks his best 11 players from the England and West Indies squads for a fantasy cricket competition ahead of the first test in Southampton on Wednesday.
  • Chelsea's Reece James in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS
    Chelsea close in on Champions League spot with 3-2 win at Palace
    LONDON, July 8 (Reuters): Chelsea kept up their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League and Champions League football next season with a 3-2 victory at London rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and
  • General view as Team Europe captain Thomas Bjorn lifts the trophy as they celebrate after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo
    Golf: Ryder Cup to be postponed to 2021: ESPN
    (Reuters): This year's Ryder Cup will be postponed to 2021 and next year's Presidents Cup will also be moved back by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported on Tuesday.   The biennial Ryder Cup, which pits a U.S. team against E
  • FILE PHOTO: European Club Association (ECA) Chairman Andrea Agnelli and other ECA representatives hold news briefing after the 23rd ECA General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
    Europe's top-flight clubs face four billion euros in lost revenue due to COVID-19
    BERN, July 7 (Reuters): The novel coronavirus pandemic is likely to cost Europe's top-flight football clubs around 4 billion euros ($4.52 billion) in lost revenue, a study published by the association which represents them said on Tuesday.   The


  • Covid-19: Airborne transmission can't be ruled out, says WHO
    Geneva, July 8 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the Novel coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air.   The airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated setti
  • HCQ has become highly politicised in US but India uses it widely: WH
    New Delhi, July 8 (PTI): The use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients has become highly politicized in the United States but it is used widely in India, a top White House official has said, asserting latest research showed the malaria drug is highly effective in early stages
  • Mylan to launch Remdesivir@Rs 4,800 a vial
    New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Global pharmaceutical major Mylan has got approval for its remdesivir from the Drug Controller General of India and will launch a generic version of Gilead Sciences' COVID-19 anti-viral in the country at Rs 4,800 for 100 mg/vial. The drug will be launched
  • 8 in 10 Indians think satisfaction of life would make them live longer
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) How happy are Indians? What makes people happy? How do they define happiness? At a time when the world is suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic and India is turning into one of the worst-hit countries, everyone is looking for reasons to be happy, a reason to smile.
  • 'Aug 15 for COVID-19 vaccine launch unfeasible'
    New Delhi, July 6 (PTI): The Indian Academy of Sciences, a Bengaluru-based body of scientists, has said the Indian Council for Medical Research's  target to launch a coronavirus vaccine by August 15 is "unfeasible" and "unrealistic".   The IASc said


  • US envoy admires Dalai Lama for seeking freedom for Tibetans
    Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, on Monday greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday by admiring his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans and bringi
  • 30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese
    By Aarti Tikoo Singh Leh, July 6 (IANS) Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.
  • We shall prevail
    BY R. K. PACHNANDA  IANS | July 4 Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a very profound and pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we shall overcome the two "jung" of COVID-19 and China and win both battles.   Our visionary Prime
  • Chinese hand in ISI's Gilgit-Baltistan move hits separatists
    BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The controversial proposal to annex Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is to change the semi-autonomous status of the region, is being pushed by Pakistan to help China secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corri
  • 'Encouraging' data but Covid vax nowhere near us
    New York, July 3 (IANS) There are currently 18 candidate vaccines in key clinical trials globally but despite encouraging preliminary data coming from some research labs, a Covid-19 vaccine is nowhere near while new corona cases are mounting in several countries including in India. &nbs