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  • Don't think NBA is sad losing Trump as viewer, says LeBron James
    Los Angeles, August 6 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James feels NBA community is not at all sad with respect to losing US President Donald Trump as a viewer. Trump had earlier stated that watching basketball players take a knee during national anthem in
  • FILE PHOTO: A Vivo logo is seen at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China. (Reuters File Photo))
    Vivo pulls 2020 IPL sponsorship amid China backlash
    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, August 6 (Reuters): China's Vivo will not be the title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India. Smartphone mak
  • FILE PHOTO: Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo
    Inter sign Sanchez from Man Utd on permanent deal
    (Reuters): Serie A club Inter Milan have signed forward Alexis Sanchez on a permanent three-year deal from Manchester United, both clubs confirmed on Thursday. British media reported that United had cut their losses and terminated the Chilean's contract
  • Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying celebrates winning the women's singles final match against China's Chen Yu Fei Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers/Files
    Badminton: World No. 1 Tai plans to play on until at least 2021
    (Reuters): World number one Tai Tzu-ying says she plans to compete on the badminton circuit for at least another year, putting to rest speculation that she could retire at the end of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old said last year she would consider retirin
  • FILE PHOTO: Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his match against Spain's Rafael Nadal. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
    Nick Kyrgios says 'slim to no chance' of playing French Open
    MELBOURNE, August 6 (Reuters): Australia's Nick Kyrgios said on Thursday he is unlikely to play at the French Open due to concerns about COVID-19. Kyrgios, who on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the U.S. Open, told Australian television he pla
  • FILE PHOTO: Test tubes are pictured at the Brazilian Laboratory of Doping Control during its inauguration before the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo
    Doping: NZ researchers hail 'breakthrough' with non-targeted test
    WELLINGTON, August 6 (Reuters): Researchers at New Zealand's Otago University are hailing a "breakthrough" in the fight against drug cheats with a non-targeted test for designer steroids which they hope can be deployed in time for the 2022 Winter
  • FILE PHOTO: Bournemouth's Nathan Ake during the warm up before the match REUTERS/David Klein
    Man City sign Bournemouth defender Ake
    (Reuters): Manchester City have signed defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported City paid Bournemouth 40 million
  • Boats tow the giant Olympic rings, which are being temporarily removed for maintenance, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
    Tokyo Bay Olympic rings temporarily removed
    Tokyo, August 6 (IANS): The Olympic ring monument in the Tokyo Bay area has been temporarily removed as it set to undergo safety inspections and maintenance following the postponement of the showpiece event. According to Kyodo News, the rings will be placed back
  • Pakistan's Babar Azam in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Lee Smith/Pool
    Pakistan's Babar punishes sloppy England in first test
    MANCHESTER, England, August 6 (Reuters): Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shorted first day of the first test against England on 139 for two at a gloomy and wet Old Trafford on Wednesday. Babar (69 not out) showed a
  • A rescue helicopter is seen on the site where Dutch cyclists Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen crashed, while at the finish line on stage one of the Tour de Pologne in Katowice, Poland August 5, 2020. Grzegorz Celejewski/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
    Jakobsen in coma after collision during Tour of Poland
    WARSAW, August 6 (Reuters): Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has been put in a medically-induced coma after crashing at the finish line on stage one of the Tour of Poland following a collision with compatriot Dylan Groenewegen, the country's state controlled n
  • Phased restart of training at SAI NCOEs from Oct 1, says Rijiju
    New Delhi, August 5 (IANS): Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) National Centres of Excellence (NCOE) across the country will be opened in a "phased manner" starting on October 1. In a review me
  • FILE PHOTO: Australia's Steve Smith after the match. (Reuters File Photo)
    Cool we got them back but disappointed we didn't win: Smith on 2019 Ashes
    Sydney, August 5 (IANS): Australia batsman Steve Smith feels that his team have unfinished business in England from their last Ashes tour. Australia retained the Ashes for the first time since 2001 but the series itself was a draw with the visitors losing the last
  • Nadal to skip US Open due to COVID-19 concerns, entries announced
    NEW YORK, August 5 (Reuters): World number two Rafa Nadal confirmed on Tuesday that he will not defend his U.S. Open crown this year at Flushing Meadows as organisers released the singles entry list for the Grand Slam. Spain's Nadal had said in Jun
  • FILE PHOTO: The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai, October 31, 2010./File Photo
    Front foot no-ball technology to be used in Eng-Pak Tests
    Manchester, August 5 (IANS): The three-match Test series between England and Pakistan will see the usage of front-foot no ball technology, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday. "Front foot no-ball technology to be used in ICC World
  • Organisers aiming for a 'simple but inspiring' Olympics, says Muto
    Tokyo, August 5 (IANS): Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Toshiro Muto has said that the organisers are looking to hold a Games that will be "simple but inspiring". Muto admitted that holding the Olympics next year in the extravagant fashion that was earlier pla


  • Maintain essential health services during COVID-19: WHO
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged member countries in the South-East Asian region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of disrupted health care services hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as an integral part of the COV
  • World Breastfeeding Week: 10 essential nutrition tips for mothers
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANSlife): For women who have recently become mothers, a healthy and nutritious diet is essential to boost lactation, just as much as its essential for a newborn to get its share of required nutrition. This makes it mandatory for the mother to consume food that will be
  • 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



  • It's been a long, difficult journey: Booker longlisted author Avni Doshi
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Its been a "long and difficult" journey spread over seven years and eight drafts, says author Avni Doshi, whose novel "Burnt Sugar", about a torturous mother-daughter relationship, has been longlisted for the 50,000 pounds Booker Prize 2020 al
  • Radhika Apte: I'm not here for fame
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte says she does not want to get stuck in something convenient or be satisfied, and she is not chasing fame. "I'm not here for fame. I do like the perks sometimes, but I don't take success and failure seriously," Radhika tol
  • 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