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UEFA likely to host Champions League final in Lisbon

Berlin: The final stages of the season’s Champions League, halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, could be played in Lisbon, with the final on August 22 or 23, German newspaper Bild reported on Friday. The UEFA Executive Committee will most likely award the Champions League final to Lisbon on June 17th, the news report on bild.de read. A decision on …

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War within IOA: fresh letters to IOC for and against Batra

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) looked a divided house on its President Narinder Batra with one vice-President, Sudhanshu Mittal, seeking an inquiry against him in a fresh appeal to the IOC while another, Adille Sumariwalla, defending the incumbent vigorously. Mittal, who had earlier written to the IOC alleging irregularities in Batra’s election as IOA President, has shot off …

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Kohli & Co await BCCI’s nod to start outdoor training

New Delhi: The government might have relaxed lockdown rules and athletes have slowly started individual outdoor training, but the contracted Indian cricketers are waiting for the go-ahead from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) before they hit the ground running. Speaking to IANS, a contracted player said that while the cricketers are looking forward to start their …

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Game could become unfair: Ishant on saliva ban MUMBAI: Senior India speedster Ishant Sharma believes that the ban on saliva to shine the ball will make things easy for batsmen and it needs to be ensured that the competition remains fair. The ICC on Tuesday said that it has decided to ban the use of saliva to shine the ball …

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Ganguly hints at IPL being held without fans

PTI New Delhi BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has indicated that this year’s IPL could be conducted in empty stadiums, insisting that all possible options are being explored to ensure that the suspended event does take place despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to all the affiliated units sent late on Wednesday after the ICC Board meeting, Ganguly seemed confident …

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Corona strikes to take Porto on top

REUTERS Porto Mexican midfielder Jesus Corona scored for the second match in a row as 10-man Porto returned to winning ways and moved to the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga with a 1-0 home win over Maritimo on Wednesday. Porto now have 63 points from 26 matches, two clear of second-placed Benfica with eight rounds remaining in this season’s …

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Cleared of doping charges, Chanu hopes to receive Arjuna award

PTI New Delhi Her name cleared of doping charges, two-time CWG champion Sanjita Chanu is hoping to receive the recognition she deserves, starting with the prestigious Arjuna Award which has eluded her since 2016. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), on the recommendation of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dropped the doping charge against Chanu after more than two-and-a-half years of investigation, …

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Umesh doesn’t ponder much on opportunities, says he is mentally tough

PTI New Delhi He has been Virat Kohli’s go to bowler on unresponsive Indian tracks and seasoned pacer Umesh Yadav credits his “enormous mental strength” for keeping him in the game despite a stop-start international career for the past 10 years. The 32-year-old Vidarbha speedster with more than 250 international wickets (259) across formats, doesn’t feel the need to respond …

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‘Enough is enough’: Bravo joins Sammy against racism

HT MEDIA New Delhi West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo became the third cricketer from Caribbean islands after Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle to openly talk about racism. While using hard-hitting words against racial comments around the world, Bravo said he would never ask for revenge but now ‘enough is enough’ and times has come they black people demand ‘equality and …

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ECB in talks with India, SA for women’s tri-series

PTI New Delhi The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is currently in talks with their Indian and South African counterparts to host a tri-series later this year. Indian women’s team were supposed to play a bilateral series comprising three ODIs and three T20Is against England which remains postponed for the time being. The women’s T20 World Cup in Australia …

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