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It’s premature to postpone Games: IOC president

Washington: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said it would be “premature” to postpone the Tokyo Games Thursday but admitted the body was “considering different scenarios” as the coronavirus pandemic advances. The IOC will act on advice from its own taskforce and the World Health Organization, Bach told the New York Times, after a week when the IOC has weathered …

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Gavaskar hits out at BCCI official for insulting Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy

New Delhi: The postponement of the Indian Premier League has started a debate on the status of the tournament in the future. The media, officials, former cricketers, and current players are all perplexed on when the cash-rich league will start and what will be the status of the foreign players. The 13th season of IPL was put on hold till …

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Putting his life on the line, Yuvraj kept World Cup over health

New Delhi: A year after retirement, Yuvraj Singh is still regarded as one of the best hard-hitting Indian batsmen. The left-hander made a name for himself due to his ability to hit big sixes, and scoring quick hundreds. He also gained the reputation of being a match-winner for India, an ability he displayed in the 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj showed …

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Legendary footballer PK Banerjee passes away

Kolkata: PK Banerjee, a footballing colossus of his time and a raconteur for life, died here on Friday aged 83, having dribbled and dazzled for a good part of his mind-boggling 51 years of service to the game. He was suffering from respiratory problems due to pneumonia and had an underlying history of Parkinson’s disease, dementia and heart problem. Banerjee, …

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Tributes pour in for PK

Prominent personalities from all walks of life joined athletes cutting across sports to pay their tributes to PK Banerjee after the football legend’s 83-year-old heart stopped beating following a long battle with the uncontrollables. “Heartfelt condolences on the passing of the great Indian footballer PK Banerjee! Have fond memories of meeting him on a few occasions and the positivity he …

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MODEST HAND OVER:

Former Japanese swimmer Imoto Naoko holds the Olympic torch next to Greek Sports Minister and HOC President Spyros Capralos during the olympic flame handover ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, on Thursday in Athens.

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Shree Nagesh beat Nauxim with ease

Agassaim: Shree Nagesh Maharudra SCC registered a fluent 4-0 win over Nauxim Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Second Division League match played at Agassaim ground, on Thursday. After a bland play in the first 30 minutes, Shree Nagesh Maharudra surged ahead in the 32nd minute through Mayur Vernekar as they led 1-0 at the breather. In the second …

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Curtorim come back to edge Loutulim

Goa Velha: Curtorim Gymkhana came from behind to score a 2-1 win over SCC Loutulim and move into the quarter-final of the 14th London Trophy Inter Village Football Tournament 2020 organised by Goa Velha Sports Club, played at Goa Velha Sports Club ground on Thursday. Shawn Noronha put SCC Loutulim ahead in the 17th minute of play. SCC Loutulim dominated …

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Olympic organisers draw flak for attitude towards health and safety

Tokyo: Tokyo Olympic organisers are facing increased scrutiny over their unwillingness to either postpone or cancel the summer Games in response to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. As a multitude of sporting events worldwide get scrubbed, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of shying away from what would be a huge decision on the staging of the …

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Kohli hails PM’s appeal for ‘janta curfew’

New Delhi: Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address, cricket captain Virat Kohli joined his teammates and achievers from other sports in urging all Indians to observe a “janta curfew” in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Modi called for ‘janta curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should …

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