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  • Sagar Dhankar murder: Police looking for 3 associates of Sushil Kumar
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS): Even as a Delhi Court on Saturday sent two time olympian and star wrestler Sushil Kumar to four-day police custody, the Delhi Police Crime Branch is still looking for three more persons in connection with its probe into the Sagar Dhankar murder case. A senior Delhi Police official related to probe said, that the police has till date arrested nine people in connection with the murder case. Delhi Police on Friday arrested two werestlers -- Rohit and Vijend
  • Kings of Europe: Chelsea beats City to win Champions League
    PORTO, Portugal, May 30 (AP) — As Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta cradled the European Cup before thrusting it into the air to the backdrop of fireworks, Pep Guardiola and his distraught Manchester City players stood way behind the winner’s rostrum and looked on in anguish. Champions League glory once again for Chelsea, nine years after its first title and just 123 days after manager Thomas Tuchel’s season-changing arrival at the club. Yet more misery in world
  • Wrestler murder case: Court sends Sushil to another 4 days of police custody
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS): A Delhi court on Saturday sent Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar to four more days of police custody in the murder case of a 23-year-old wrestler. The Delhi police had sought seven more days of police custody, after Kumar was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Goel in the case, after the expiry of his 6-day police custody. However, the court ordered another four days of police custody. According to the prosecution, Kumar and other accused took t
  • Clash of IPL, CPL may leave no breathing space for cricketers
    St John's (Antigua), May 29 (IANS): West Indies cricket stars who are part of Indian Premier League (IPL) as well as South Africans Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir may have a hard time choosing between Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and IPL after they were included in CPL squads late on Friday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced that the suspended IPL will be completed in the mid-September-mid-October window in the UAE. The CPL, o
  • Mary Kom seeks her sixth gold medal in Asian Championships
    Dubai, May 29 (PTI): Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will seek her sixth gold when she squares off against Kazakhstan's Nazym Kyzaibay in the women's 51kg final of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Sunday. The 38-year-old Olympic-bound Mary Kom had prevailed 4-1 over Mongolia's Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg in the semifinals on Thursday. She will face a stiff challenge from the two-time world champion Kyzaibay in the summit clash. Another Olympic-bound boxer
  • England at home with Dukes balls, will beat India: Vaughan
    London, May 29 (IANS): England will beat India in five-Test series in August-September since they are more comfortable with Dukes balls which are used in the country for Test cricket, said Michael Vaughan. The former England skipper, who led his team to their first Ashes series win in two decades in 2005, added that Joe Root and Virat Kohli are going to be the top-scorers in the Test series while Jasprit Bumrah and Chris Woakes will be the top wicket-takers. "England will wi
  • IPL's remaining matches to be held in UAE in September-October
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS): Indian Premier League's (IPL) remaining matches this season will be held in United Arab Emirates in the months of September-October, the Indian cricket board confirmed on Saturday. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced to complete the remaining matches of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year,&q
  • Aussies yet to find a wicketkeeper for T20 WC: Ponting
    Sydney, May 29 (IANS): Australia are yet to find a wicketkeeper-batsman for T20 World Cup later this year, said former skipper Ricky Ponting who also added that his personal preference for the role is not among 23 players picked for white-ball series in the West Indies. "The keeper-batsman is probably the slot they'd be losing the most sleep over right now," Ponting was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Saturday. "They've still got some questions to ans
  • PCB takes U-turn on pacer Shah, lets him return to PSL
    Lahore, May 28 (IANS): Pakistan pace bowler Naseem Shah has been recalled to Pakistan Super League (PSL) after being released from it just four days ago as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) allowed him to enter team hotel here. The 18-year-old Shah, who was on Monday released from PSL after he breached protocols for departure from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi by arriving at the designated hotel with a non-compliant RT-PCR test result, will return to isolation in the hotel before flying to
  • Korea's results cancelled after withdrawal from World Cup qualifiers
    Kuala Lumpur, May 28 (IANS): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) results for the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup have been declared null and void following the team's withdrawal, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday. DPRK's withdrawal also caused an adjustment on how to decide the four best runner-up teams to qualify for the next round of Asian qualifiers, said the Asian football's governing bod
  • Asian boxing: 5 Indians enter gold medal round
    Dubai, May 28 (IANS) Five Indian women, including six-time world champion MC Maykom, entered the gold medal round of the Asian Boxing Championship here. The national team has already won five bronze medals. Lalbuatsaihi entered the gold medal round of the women's 64kg after she outplayed Kuwait's Noura Almutairi. The referee stopped the contest in the second round. Pooja Rani got a walkover in the women's 75kg while Anupama entered the final of women's plus-8
  • Let Sushil Kumar come: Delhi HC refuses to hear plea against media
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from sensationalising Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar's trial in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old wrestler. A bench comprising Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said Kumar is a "vigilant person" and the court cannot entertain a PIL on his behalf. Disposing of the plea filed by a law student, the bench said: "Let that man com
  • Marykom, Sakshi march into Asian boxing finals
    Dubai, May 27 (IANS): Six-time world champion MC Marykom made her way into the women's 51kg final after defeating Mongolian Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg 4-1 in the semi-finals of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Thursday. Having won six medals already in the Asian Championships, including five gold, Marykom will be up against Kazakhstan's two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay in the final. Two-time youth world champion Sakshi pulled off a power-packed performance and up
  • Tejaswini tops MQS round in 50m rifle prone
    Osijek (Croatia), May 27 (IANS): Former world champion Tejaswini Sawant on Thursday topped the minimum qualification score (MQS) section of the 50m rifle prone event at the European Shooting Championship here. Tejaswini, in her first MQS outing at the championship, shot 622.7 to finish ahead of three other compatriots and six Iranians, lined up for the MQS section, where shooters compete for official scores only and not medals. She will represent India in the 50m rifle 3 positions e
  • Djokovic reaches Belgrade Open semifinals
    Belgrade, May 27 (IANS): World No.1 Novak Djokovic eased past Argentina's 96th ranked Federico Coria in straight sets to reach semi-finals of the Belgrade Open on Thursday. Djokovic beat Coria 6-1, 6-0 in just 56 minutes to record his 952nd career win as a professional. This put him fifth on the all-time list for match wins in the Open Era, ahead of Argentine great Guillermo Vilas (951). Djokovic will now face either compatriot Dusan Lajovic or qualifier Andrej Martin.
  • England will not change its home schedule for IPL: Giles
    London, May 27 (IANS): England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will not tweak its home schedule for any reason, England director Ashley Giles said on Thursday. Giles's comments come amid speculation that the Indian cricket board may request, or has informally requested, the ECB to make changes to the upcoming Test series between India and England so that a window could be made to complete the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL). "I'm not aware of anything official, a
  • Osaka to boycott media during French Open
    Tokyo, May 27 (IANS): Japanese four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has said she will not interact with press in her upcoming French Open campaign, citing mental health reasons. Naomi -- the reigning Australian Open champion -- announced the media boycott ahead of the Roland Garros event, which will get underway on Sunday, DPA reports. Under French Open rules, players are required to hold media conferences after each match. Naomi is the world's highest earning female at
  • Warner's wife to commentate on Olympic events
    Sydney, May 27 (IANS): David Warner's wife Candice will don the role of a broadcaster during upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 34-year-old, who is one of the stars of TV series SAS Australia, will commentate on men's and women's triathlons and open water swimming. "I'll be doing the commentary for the men's and women's triathlons and the open water swimming," Candice was quoted as saying by 7news.com.au. "I'm super excited because
  • Zidane leaves Real Madrid after trophyless season
    Madrid, May 27 (IANS): Zinedine Zidane has resigned as head coach of Real Madrid, the Spanish club said on Thursday. "It is now time to respect his decision and show our appreciation for his professionalism, dedication and passion throughout all these years, and for what he represents as his figure for Real Madrid," the club said in a statement, DPA reports. The World Cup-winning former France captain had a contract until June 2022 but had reportedly already told Real M
  • Boxer Thapa's chance to turn his fifth Asian medal into gold
    New Delhi, May 27 (IANS): When India's seasoned boxer Shiva Thapa steps into the ring for the men's 64kg semi-final match of the Asian Boxing Championships on Friday, he will be keen to turn his fifth continental medal into gold. He is already assured of bronze. Thapa will play Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan in the semi-finals. "This is my fifth medal in the history of the championships and many people have followed my journey since Amman 2013. I am looking forward t