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  • Henderson 'one of the best captains in Liverpool's history': Suarez
    Liverpool, June 27 (IANS) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has labelled Jordan Henderson as 'one of the best captains in Liverpools history while expressing his delight at seeing his former club win the Premier League.   The Reds were crowned champions on Thursday night after Manchester City lost 1-2 to Chelsea, thus bringing an end to a 30-year wait for Liverpool.   "It's a pleasure for me to speak with you and the Liverpool fans. I am so excited as wel
  • Lot of thinking cricketers in CSK dressing room, says du Plessis
    Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS): Veteran South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since the inception of Indian Premier League, has said that the environment in the dressing room of the Chennai-based franchise is very calm.   "There is a confidence in the CSK dressing room that someone will pull it through for us, and on each occasion, it is someone different. The guys share the load in winning games, it is a confidence thin
  • Solksjaer reveals Man Utd's 'wait & see' approach in transfer market
    Manchester, June 27 (IANS): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated the club will have to keep in mind the implications put forward by the coronavirus pandemic before they can go out and spend big money on players in the summer transfer market.   According to the Norwegian, almost all the clubs have been hit hard by the pandemic financially and that could see less money being spent to acquire new players before the next season begins.   "I t
  • AICS Prez wants Attorney General's involvement in NSF recognition mess
    New Delhi, June 27 (IANS): All India Council of Sports President Vijay Kumar Malhotra has urged Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to ask the Attorney General or Solicitor General to represent the case of the ministry so as to restore recognition to 54 National Sports Federations. The ministry was forced to revoke the recognition it had given in early June due to the Delhi High Court's order.   "IOA (Indian Olympic Association) and International Federations have not withd
  • Like Dhoni, I try to detach myself from result & focus on process: Bhuvi
    New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In the second episode of ESPNcricinfo Cricketbaazi, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar speaks with Deep Dasgupta. Known for finishing the game with his ball, Bhuvneshwar talks about his approach which is much like former India skipper M.S. Dhoni.   "Like M.S. Dhoni, I try to detach myself from the result and focus on small things, which I also refer to as process. And this helps in getting the desired outcome. During IPL when I had a couple of good season
  • Liverpool win Premier League title with seven games to spare
    LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Thirty years of hurt came to an end for Liverpool when they were confirmed as Premier League champions on Thursday courtesy of second-placed Manchester City's 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.   The result at Stamford Bridge means Liverpool have an unassailable 23-point lead over City with seven games left.   Liverpool were last champions of England when they won the old First Division title in 1989-90 after which a decline in fortunes saw Man
  • Liverpool fans turn the city red after breaking 30-year Premiership drought
    June 26 (Reuters) - Thousands of Liverpool fans celebrated their Premier League title win outside the club's Anfield Stadium on Thursday as their 30 year wait for the league crown finally came to an end.   Juergen Klopp's side secured the title after second-placed Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea in London, meaning the Merseyside club could not be caught with a 23 point lead over City with seven games remaining.   Despite social distancing rules and res
  • June 25, 1983: A historic win for Kapil's boys & the iconic Lord's image
    London, June 25 (IANS) It was on June 25, 1983 that Team India, under the leadership of Kapil Dev, defied all odds and won their first-ever World Cup trophy.   India had entered the World Cup with zero expectations and nobody really considered them as a title contender, considering the inexperience the team had of playing ODI cricket.   Before the tournament, the Indian team had just played 40 ODIs and had infact won only one match in the previous two editions of
  • 1983 WC: Thought it was a big deal making it to finals itself: Srikkanth
    New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Kris Srikkanth, who was part of the World Cup-winning squad of 1983, believes there was no pressure on the team going into the tournament as they were underdogs and for them it was a scenario of nothing to lose and everything to gain.   37 years ago on this very day, India stunned two-time champions West Indies to win their first-ever World Cup title at the iconic Lord's.   "I remember on the eve of the finals there were all the
  • It's our time to win the Premier League, says Salah
    Liverpool, June 25 (IANS) Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has expressed his happiness after the team took another big step towards winning the Premier League title on Wednesday night by recording a comprehensive victory over Crystal Palace.   Goals from Trent-Alexander Arnold, Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane helped 'The Reds' to a 4-0 win and they are now within touching distance of winning their first league title in 30 years.   "I feel great," Sa
  • 1983 WC: Yuvraj engages in hilarious conversation with 'senior' Shastri
    New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and current head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday engaged in a hilarious conversation on Twitter.   It all started with Yuvraj wishing India's 1983 World Cup-winning team on the anniversary of the historic moment. On this day, 37 years ago, India stunned West Indies by 43 runs at the iconic Lord's to win their first-ever World Cup.   His post read: "A moment of national pride, our seniors l
  • Man City are an unbelievable football team, says Klopp
    London, June 25 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, saying he has a lot of respect for their nearest rivals in the English Premier League.   Liverpool are on the cusp of capturing their first English title in 30 years and on course to break records recently set by defending champions City coached by Spaniard Guardiola.   Liverpool thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday night and opened up a gap of 23 po
  • Djokovic's dad blames Dimitrov for Coronavirus outbreak
    New Delhi, June 24 (PTI): Novak Djokovic’s dad, Srdjan on Wednesday blamed Grigor Dimitrov for spreading the Coronavirus among players at the Adria Tour exhibition tournament played in Serbia and Croatia.   World No 1 Djokovic and his wife, Jelena tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion then apologised online for organising the Adria Tour events, which brought together professional players from various countries to play matches in Serb
  • Dravid beats Tendulkar in Wisden India's poll
    New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Indian batting great Rahul Dravid narrowly beat his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden India's poll for the greatest Indian Test batsman of all time.   The poll was taken on Facebook and Dravid got 52 percent of the 11,400 votes that came in from fans. It started with a pool of 16 Indian batsmen and came down to a final four of Dravid against Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar against Virat Kohli.   Gavaskar managed to later beat Ko
  • Lionel Messi turns 33, wishes pour in on social media
    Barcelona, June 24 (IANS) Social media was flooded with birthday wishes as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi turned 33 on Wednesday. The Argentine, who is widely regarded as one of greatest players to have ever played the game, was born on this day in 1987.   In his astonishing career so far, Messi has won numerous team and individual trophies and continues to remain the force behind Barcelona's surge both in domestic and European competitions.   FC Barcelona wis
  • Vaughan slams British PM for not resuming recreational cricket
    London, June 24 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hit out at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his decision to uphold the ban on recreational cricket.   Johnson had said that the cricket ball is a "natural vector of disease" and hence recreational cricket cannot be allowed to resume.   "Hand sanitiser in every players pocket ... Use every time you touch the ball ... SIMPLE ... Recreational Cricket should just play from July 4t
  • Djokovic's Adria Tour hasn't been a good look for tennis: Murray
    London, June 24 (IANS) Former tennis World No.1 Andy Murray said that Novak Djokovic's Adria World Tour has given tennis a bad name for its lack of social distancing rules and the subsequent spurt of coronavirus cases that have come for those involved in it.   Murray himself returned to the tennis court on Tuesday, in an exhibition tournament in London with strict social distancing protocols in place.   "It's not surprising how many people have tested
  • 'India needs a Tendulkar in every sport to become an Olympic power'
    Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) India needs a Sachin Tendulkar in every sport to achieve its dream of becoming an Olympic power, vice-president of Indian Olympic Association and President of Athletics Federation of India Adille Sumariwalla said on Tuesday.   Speaking about India's chances at the Tokyo Olympics to mark the International Olympic Day during a star-studded webinar organised by Sports For All, Sumariwalla further added: "Every sport probably already has several S
  • Lampard plays down rumours linking Havertz to Chelsea
    London, June 24 (IANS) Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on Wednesday played down rumours linking Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz over a possible move to Stamford Bridge.   The Blues have been very active in the transfer market and have already secured high-profile signings of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax Amsterdam and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.   Havertz too has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea before the start of next season but Lampard stated that the
  • Japanese baseball fan enters empty stadium via robot
    TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) - One lucky baseball fan was taken inside the otherwise empty Tokyo Dome for Yomiuri Giants' win on Tuesday via a monitor mounted on a robot she controlled from home.   Nippon Professional Baseball teams have begun their season without fans in stadia due to restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, yet 14-year-old Futaba Tsuchiya was given special access via the monitor.   Tsuchiya also interviewed two Giants players and