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Injured Federer to be out of action for remainder of 2020

IANS Zurich Swiss legend Roger Federer on Wednesday announced that he will be out of action for the rest of the 2020 season after undergoing another arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. In a tweet, Federer said that he expects to be back in action at the start of 2021. “Dear fans, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. …

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Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charges

PTI New Delhi The International Weightlifting Federation has dropped the doping charge against Indian weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu due to “non-conformities” in the handling of her sample but the Commonwealth Games gold-medallist has also demanded an apology and compensation for the “trauma” she has endured. The IWF made the decision based on the recommendation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). …

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Indian hockey players ready to adapt to game’s new norms

PTI Bengaluru Back on the turf after more than two-month lockdown, Indian men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh and his men is slowly adapting to the new normal in times of COVID-19 pandemic, which includes using sanitisers during every breakand drinking water from individual bottles. After being confined to their hostel rooms at the SAI Centre here for over two months, …

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India’s domestic football season to commence from Aug 1

PTI New Delhi Indian football’s domestic season will begin from August 1 when the transfer window opens, two months later than normal times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a circular sent on Tuesday to all the state units, the AIFF said it has got clearance from the world body FIFA to hold the season from August 1, 2020 to …

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Batra writes to IOC chief on allegations of electoral irregularity

PTI New Delhi Narinder Batra on Tuesday denied flouting any rules while becoming president of the Indian Olympic Association and the International Hockey Federation as he reached out to IOC chief Thomas Bach to reject allegations of irregularity from within the IOA. Two and a half years after Batra’s election as IOA chief, one of its vice presidents, Sudhanshu Mittal, …

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ACC puts Asia Cup on hold; SL ready to host tournament

PTI New Delhi The executive board of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has deferred its decision on the fate of this year’s Asia Cup T20 with Sri Lanka offering to host the event, claiming that original hosts Pakistan have agreed to the proposal. Sri Lanka cricket chief Shammi Silva has claimed that the Pakistan Cricket Board as well as the …

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Sammy wants SRH teammates to apologise for racist remarks

New Delhi: An old social media post by India pacer Ishant Sharma lent credence to former West Indies captain Darren Sammy’s allegation that a racist nickname was used to address him during his IPL stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad for which he is now demanding an apology. The two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, while commenting on the protests over African-American George …

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Brahmanand Shankhwalkar appointed GFDC chairman

Panaji: Ace Goan footballer Brahmanand Shankhwalkar has been appointed as the new chairman of the Goa Football Development Council (GFDC). Shankhwalkar, an Arjuna Award winner, replaces Rufino Monteiro, who resigned from the post in 2018. The 11-member council committee of GFDC will be headed by Shankhwalkar (chairman), with Shrikant Ajgaonkar as the vice-chairman and Aleixo da Costa as member secretary. …

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India’s domestic football season to commence from Aug 1

New Delhi: Indian football’s domestic season will begin from August 1 when the transfer window opens, two months later than normal times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a circular sent on Tuesday to all the state units, the AIFF said it has got clearance from the world body FIFA to hold the season from August 1, 2020 to May …

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