- Make sure everyone is safe before thinking when to start league: Ancelotti(4 minutes ago)
London, April 3 (IANS) Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he hopes all clubs can resume training at the same time to ensure fair play if the Premier League is to resume. England's top flight, as is the case with all other sports in the country, has been suspended since the coronavirus outbreak gained steam in the United Kingdom.
- It was an emotional win for entire nation: Tendulkar on 2011 WC win(27 minutes ago)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Team India completed nine years of lifting the 2011 World Cup on Thursday and reacting to that momentous occasion when India beat Sri Lanka, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said it was an emotional win for the entire nation and not just the cricket team.
- COVID-19: My Team 11 donates Rs 5 lakh to the PM Cares Fund(20:57)
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform My Team 11 announced on Friday that it has donated a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
- PM Modi thanks athletes for support in fight against COVID-19(20:41)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked athletes for showing their support towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Modi addressed the nation on Friday morning before interacting with a number of athletes. Post the interaction, the athletes tweeted their support in the fight against the novel disease. Over 2,300 coronavirus cases have been reported in India, including 56 deaths and the number is rising.
- COVID-19: LaLiga urges clubs to introduce pay cuts(20:39)
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Spanish football's top flight league, also known as LaLiga, urged its clubs to introduce pay cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into declaring a state of emergency.
- Premier League to resume when normalcy returns, wage cut to be discussed(20:29)
London, April 3 (IANS) The Premier League shareholders met on Friday and among the major decisions taken with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak across the world, it has been decided that the league will not resume in the beginning of May and will only happen once the pandemic is brought under control and it is considered safe for the people.
- Dortmund's stadium to become COVID-19 treatment center(20:22)
Berlin, April 3 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund is to make its home stadium, the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's largest football stadium, available to help the fight against the coronavirus with immediate effect, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
- WI's U-19 tour of England postponed due to scheduling issues(19:27)
St. John's (Antigua), April 3 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the planned West Indies U-19 tour of England, scheduled for August and September 2020 due to scheduling clashes.
- Disappointing but glad Oly has been cancelled: Mo Farah(19:14)
London, April 3 (IANS) Legendary runner Mo Farah has said that while it is disappointing to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed by a year, he also made it clear that delaying the Games was the best possible solution keeping in mind the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the world.
- Clubs risk Champions League axe if seasons not completed: UEFA(18:49)
Paris, April 3 (IANS) The current football season, stopped abruptly due to the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, should be played to a conclusion feel UEFA and Europe's top clubs who have stated that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely.
- This day that year: Brathwaite takes WI to T20 WC glory(18:48)
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) West Indies dramatically won their second T20 World Cup title four years ago in Kolkata by beating England by four wickets in the final. And it will always be remembered for Carlos Brathwaite's four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes that took the Windies home at the Eden Gardens.
- Afridi feels PCB failed to set strong example against corruption(18:32)
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Former skipper Shahid Afridi feels that repeated cases of Pakistan players either being approached by bookies or them failing to report approaches is due to the failure of the Pakistan Cricket Board to set strong examples. Umar Akmal is the latest player who failed to report an approach made during the Pakistan Super League.
- IOC aims to follow existing schedule for postponed Oly(17:48)
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said the competition and session schedule for Tokyo 2020 will largely be in place for the postponed Olympics in 2021, although adaptations might be needed subject to venue availability.
- Sandeep Chaudhary 'proud & honoured' to make Forbes' 30 Under 30 list(17:48)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) At this time of distress when the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, Indias star Para Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary had a moment of pride. Chaudhary, the World record holder in F44 category, has made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in Entertainment and Sports category for the year 2020.
- Indian football stars make the most of staying at home(17:34)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The All India Football Federation on Thursday started a #FitWithIndianFootball campaign which will see the star players of the country spread awareness about how to keep fit during the widespread quarantine.As part of the campaign the different stars of Indian football, right from the Indian Senior Mens and Womens Team to Indian Arrows to Indian U-17 Womens World Cup squad to all age group national team players will be displaying and explaining to fans several training regime using a football.
- COVID-19: National leg cricket league indefinitely postponed(17:22)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Leg cricket is an emerging sport that has made its mark with young athletes all over India. While it isnt just as popular as the game of cricket, it derives inspiration from the game. Leg cricket has its own rules and is played in a completely different format to its namesake. The upcoming league was to be organised in July, but considering the situation of the pandemic that the world is facing right now, the league has been postponed until further notice.
- Need testing machines in NE, North Bengal; protect docs: Bhutia to Modi(17:18)
By Debayan Mukherjee
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into getting COVID-19 testing machines to North East and North Bengal on an urgent basis, also requesting him to take strict action against the attackers who struck the doctors in Indore. Former India captain Bhutia was among the 49 eminent sports personalities who PM Modi spoke to on Friday regarding spreading awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.
- Smith, Jayawardene lead Warne's greatest SL, SA XIs(17:05)
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne named his greatest Sri Lanka and South Africa XI during an Instagram live session out of those he has played against in his illustrious 15-year international career .