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  • 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
  • Bundesliga willing to help revive football in Delhi
    New Delhi, August 5 (IANS): Football Delhis endeavour to bring back the golden days of the game in the national capital got a boost when a top official from the German Bundesliga extended a helping hand to the officials who run the game here. Speaking recently a
  • ISL has provided financial security to players, says Jeje
    Kolkata, August 5 (IANS): Indian footballers are being valued much more since the advent of the Indian Super League (ISL), says India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua who believes financial security as a result of playing in the league has helped strengthen his mental resol
  • Dybala voted Serie A MVP ahead of Ronaldo
    Turin, August 5 (IANS): Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been voted as Serie A's Most Valuable Player (MVP) following a strong campaign with the Italian giants. Dybala played an important role in helping Juventus secure their ninth successive Serie A title
  • Goa league fiasco: AIFF & GFA not on same page over investigation
    Kolkata, August 5 (IANS): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Goa Football Association (GFA) are not on the same page regarding six matches in the Goa Professional League identified for 'suspicious betting patterns indicative of match manipulation'
  • Cardiff's appeal against transfer ban delayed for second time
    Cardiff, August 5 (IANS): British football club Cardiff's appeal against a transfer ban with respect to the payment related to deceased Emiliano Sala has been delayed for the second time. According to a report in BBC Wales Sport, the Court of Arbitration for
  • Sumit Nagal gets direct entry into US Open men's singles draw
    New York, August 5 (IANS): India tennis star Sumit Nagal has gained direct entry into this year's US Open men's singles draw after a string a top-ranked players pulled out of the competition citing coronavirus concerns. Nagal sneaked through as top 128 r
  • Valencia's Ferran Torres in action with Atalanta's Jose Luis Palomino REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
    Man City sign Valencia winger Torres on five-year deal
    (Reuters): Manchester City have signed Spanish winger Ferran Torres from Valencia with the 20-year-old putting pen to paper on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed but British media reported th
  • England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS
    Cricket: England skipper lauds 'dangerous' Stirling after Ireland upset
    SOUTHAMPTON, August 5 (Reuters): England skipper Eoin Morgan said Paul Stirling is as dangerous an opener as there is in cricket after the Irishman smashed 142 off 128 balls to help his team to a remarkable upset of the world champions in the third one-dayer o
  • Fulham's Tom Cairney lifts the trophy as he celebrates promotion to the premier league with teammates after winning the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of COVID-19. (Reuters Photo)
    Fulham back in Premier League after Bryan's extra-time playoff double
    LONDON, August 5 (Reuters): Fulham made an immediate return to the Premier League as two extra-time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford in the Championship playoff final at an empty Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. Bryan opened
  • 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


  • 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,