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AIFF’s 2020-21 season to begin with inaugural Futsal Club Championship

Kolkata: The new football season in India is set to start with the inaugural Futsal Club Championship which will have teams from Indian Super League (ISL), I-League and Second Division League teams taking part. The Championship is likely to start in early September this year. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) had invited clubs from ISL, I-League and Second Division …

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Brighton striker Murray questions Premier League restart plans

London: Restarting the Premier League season should not be a priority while Britain’s death toll continues to rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray said on Thursday. Premier League clubs have been in discussions to finish the 2019-20 season, which has nine rounds remaining, and the possibility of a restart was given a boost when …

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Shane Warne admits to letting his family down

Melbourne: Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne’s career was similar to two sides of a coin — one where he shone the brightest on the cricket field and the other where it was filled with controversies. The second highest wicket-taker in Tests, recently, opened up regarding the dark aspect of his game and conceded he let his family down because of …

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Roma coach struggles to imagine football without hugs

Rome: If there is one thing that AS Roma coach Paulo Fonseca is really going to miss when Serie A eventually re-starts after the coronavirus pandemic, it is a good hug. In an emotional letter published on the club website, the Portuguese described the importance of the hug in the dressing-room, reminisced on some of the favourite hugs of his …

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Bundesliga build-up proves eerie experience for Leverkusen coach

Munich: Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz said the build-up to the Bundesliga’s return at the weekend has been spooky and not much fun, but he is confident measures taken to avoid a spread of the coronavirus will succeed. Fifth-placed Leverkusen, chasing a spot in next season’s Champions League, resume their season away at Werder Bremen on Monday at the end …

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ODI rules need to be looked into, too batter friendly: Sachin

IANS New Delhi Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has once again said that the current ODI rules need to be looked into as many believe it is more titled towards the batters. In contemporary times, an ODI inning is played with two new white-balls from each end. When it comes to field restrictions, each inning is divided into three powerplays. …

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Bindra thinks it’s only matter of time India wins another Olympic gold

IANS New Delhi Legendary shooter Abhinav Bindra Abhinav Bindra believes it is only a matter of time before India gets another individual gold medallist at the Games. Bindra, who won the coveted gold in 2008 Beijing Olympics, thus far remains the only Indian to have won an individual gold at the Olympics and he said that he was hoping to …

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Split captaincy won’t working in India, says Nasser Hussain

PTI New Delhi An “imposing character” like Virat Kohli will not be comfortable sharing power and hence split captaincy is not something that will work in Indian cricket, feels former England skipper Nasser Hussain. However, he does feel that the Indian team management often messes up selections as they did in that World Cup semi-final against New Zealand and split …

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Jofra was doubtful he would play a single game in IPL 2018

HT MEDIA New Delhi England fast bowler Jofra Archer said he didn’t think he would get to play a game in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) because he hadn’t played international cricket before that. Archer was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 7.20 crore in the 2018 IPL Auctions in January 2018 and it would only be in May …

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Jhulan wants Indian women’s team to develop Aussie like mental toughness

PTI New Delhi The Indian women’s cricket team needs to develop the mental toughness that the mighty Australians possess to end its drought of winning a world title, feels veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami. Like the men’s team, Indian women have been consistently reaching the knock-out stages of ICC events of late but have failed to lay their hands on the …

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