Buttler auctions World Cup-winning shirt to raise funds

Last Updated on April 2, 2020 at 7:34 pmLONDON, APRIL 2: England’s flamboyant batsman Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore during their World Cup-winning final last year, to raise funds for hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In a…

There’s no mantra for success, just hard work: Mary Kom

Last Updated on April 1, 2020 at 12:59 pmNew Delhi, April 1: A six-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-winner, surely M C Mary Kom can be expected to have a “secret mantra for success”. But as it turns out,…

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

TOKYO, March 24: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9,…

Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar the world’s best-paid footballers, study claims

PARIS, March 24: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar remain the three best-paid footballers in the world, according to a study by France Football magazine. The study estimates the income of the world’s highest-paid players by adding their estimated gross…

Tokyoites are convinced Olympic Games won’t happen this summer

Tokyo, March 23: The Olympics rings are up and the cute wide-eyed mascots are plastered across billboards and commuter trains, but people in Tokyo are increasingly convinced the Games won’t happen this summer. After weeks of pressure from athletes and…

Gianni Infantino eyes reboot for soccer to avoid crisis

GENEVA, March 23: The future of soccer could be fewer games and fewer top competitions to help avoid a financial crisis, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a newspaper interview published Monday. With soccer around the world in near-total shutdown…

Tokyo 2020 organisers quietly plan for potential Olympic delay: Sources

TOKYO, March 22: Tokyo 2020 organisers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer, two sources familiar with the talks said, in contrast to the Japanese government’s stance that postponement is not an option. While the coronavirus…

Indians favour equal pay for women athletes: BBC research

New Delhi, March 22: An overwhelming majority of Indians say women athletes should receive equal pay as the males but 38 per cent believe that sports featuring women are not as entertaining as those featuring men, according to a BBC…

All efforts will go waste if Tokyo Olympics is cancelled, says worried Mirabai Chanu

New Delhi, March 22: A wary Mirabai Chanu has only one prayer on her lips that the Tokyo Olympics goes as per schedule despite COVID-19 pandemic otherwise all her efforts of winning an Olympic medal will go down the drain.…

SAI centres to be used as quarantine facilities

NEW DELHI, March 22: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres, which have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be used as quarantine facilities for patients of the deadly disease, the Sports Ministry said on Sunday. The…