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Chiellini admires Suarez for biting him in 2014 WC

London: Former Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has recalled the infamous Luis Suarez biting incident during the FIFA World Cup in 2014. In the first half of Uruguay’s final group stage clash against Italy, Suarez sunk his teeth into the shoulder of Chiellini, the third time he did so in his controversial career. Chiellini opened up regarding the incident in his …

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BCCI targets resumption of cricket ‘in earnest’ post monsoon

PTI New Delhi With a commitment to tour South Africa in August followed by the IPL likely in October, the BCCI seems ready with its resumption plan as it waits for the COVID-19 situation to improve and cricket to resume “in earnest” after the monsoon. Cricket South Africa on Thursday revealed that the BCCI has shown “willingness” to play three …

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SAI lays down rules for resumption of training but question remains when

PTI New Delhi Baton exchange won’t be allowed in relay training, boxers will not have access to rings and only singles players will get to practice at indoor badminton courts, according to the Sports Authority of India’s SOP for resumption of training, the timeline for which is still not clear. Athletics, hockey, badminton, boxing and shooting were among the 11 …

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Olympics will be cancelled if unable to be held in 2021

REUTERS Tokyo International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the COVID-19 crisis. In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the unprecedented decision to delay the Games, which had been due to start in July, for a year due to the …

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Stimac feels it is the right time to restructure Indian football

IANS New Delhi The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and even though Bundesliga action started last week, it is still a long way before normalcy returns. And Indias national football coach Igor Stimac says that while it has halted plans, it is also the perfect opportunity to change the structure of Indian football. “The pandemic has …

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BCCI keen to host IPL between September and November

New Delhi: In what could be the biggest news for cricket fans across the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking at a possibility of hosting the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League from September 25 to November 1, provided the country is able to lower the rate of coronavirus …

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Football with fans will come back very soon: UEFA chief

London: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin feels Euro 2020, which was scheduled to be played from June 11, will definitely be played next year after it was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year. Football across the world was severely hit due to the coronavirus outbreak as several tournaments and leagues were either postponed or cancelled altogether. When asked if …

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East Bengal players, official asked to ‘vacate’ flats

Kolkata: Some East Bengal players, including foreign recruits, and physical trainer Carlos Nodar, who are still stuck here amid the coronavirus-forced national lockdown, have been asked to “vacate their flats” provided by sponsors Quess Corp. Most of East Bengal’s foreign players have left home but a few are still here along with the Spaniard Nodar who had preferred to stay …

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Sandesh Jhingan parts ways with Kerala Blasters

Kolkata: Hotshot India defender Sandesh Jhingan and Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters have mutually agreed to part ways ahead of the new football season, a source close to the development said. “Yes, mutual termination agreed,” the source confirmed to IANS on Wednesday. About his next move, the source added nothing will be on the table until at least …

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Steve Waugh denies having feud with Shane Warne

Sydney: Steve Waugh said that his former Australia teammate Shane Warne’s comments on him are “a reflection of himself.” Warne and Waugh have shared a frayed relationship ever since the former was dropped for the 1999 tour of the West Indies. “People keep saying it’s a feud,” the former Australian captain told The Sydney Morning Herald. “But to me, a …

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