I have only respect for Dele Alli, says Mourinho

Leeds [UK], October 1 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said that it is possible that midfielder Dele Alli makes a return for the side for the upcoming Europa League play-off tie against Maccabi Haifa.Alli has been…

We made life difficult for ourselves against Dortmund, admits Hansi Flick

Munich [Germany], October 1 (ANI): Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick admitted that his side made life difficult for themselves in the DFL Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund.His remark came as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the…

Zidane not sure about Hazard’s recovery period from injury

Madrid [Spain], October 1 (ANI): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said that he is unsure as to how long Eden Hazard will be sidelined due to injury.29-year-old Hazard is yet to make an appearance for Real Madrid,…

ISL: Javi Hernandez extends one-year contract with ATK Mohun Bagan FC

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], October 1 (ANI): Spanish midfielder Javier Hernandez on Wednesday signed a one-year contract extension with ATK Mohun Bagan FC.Hernandez was part of the erstwhile ATK FC side that secured their third Indian Super League…

ISL: NorthEast United FC sign striker VP Suhair

Guwahati (Assam) [India], October 1 (ANI): NorthEast United FC have roped in Kerala-born striker VP Suhair ahead of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season.The forward had a strong 2019-20 campaign with I-League champions Mohun Bagan AC,…

KM Asif didn’t break bubble, went to designated desk in reception: CSK CEO

By Baidurjo BhoseDubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has rubbished claims of pacer KM Asif breaking the bio bubble to go to the reception area of the team hotel in Dubai to get…

CRPF organises Fit India Freedom Run to mark completion of 1-cr km run

New Delhi [India], October 1 (ANI): Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a run/walk event at Rajpath to mark the completion of the one crore km run targeted by the force between August 15 and October 2 under…

CRPF organises Fit India Freedom Run to mark completion of 1-cr km run

New Delhi [India], October 1 (ANI): Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a run/walk event at Rajpath to mark the completion of the one crore km run targeted by the force between August 15 and October 2 under…

‘He won pretty easy’: Smith on battle against Cummins

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): After stumbling to a 37-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals' skipper Steve Smith said that the battle between him and Pat Cummins was not that great as the pacer won…

IPL 13: Kohli paired with Padikkal as RCB management introduces ‘mentorship programme’

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): Skipper Virat Kohli has been paired with youngster Devdutt Padikkal as Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) management has come up with a 'mentorship programme' to groom the budding talent they have within their ranks.As…

AIBA Ordinary Congress 2020 to be held in December

Lausanne [Switzerland], October 1 (ANI): International Boxing Association (AIBA) Ordinary Congress 2020 will be held from December 12-13 on the virtual platform. The Executive Committee took this decision during the extraordinary meeting by the video c...

CAS Arbitrator Bernhard Welten becomes AIBA Ethics Commission Chairman

Lausanne [Switzerland], October 1 (ANI): Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Arbitrator from Switzerland, Bernhard Heinrich Welten, will serve as Chairman of the AIBA Ethics Commission. The AIBA Executive Committee ratified the proposal of the AIBA In...

IPL 13: KKR’s bowling changes were spot on against RR, says Tendulkar

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar hailed the leadership skills of Dinesh Karthik as he praised the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper for making the right bowling changes at the right time against Rajasthan…

IPL 13: Message did come out to keep net run rate in mind, says Tom Curran

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): After stumbling to a 37-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals' pacer Tom Curran said that the message was sent out to the batsmen by the management to be aware of the…

KKR management backed us for two years; we are grateful, say Mavi and Nagarkoti

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): After an impressive outing against Rajasthan Royals, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti thanked the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) management for always backing them and not letting them go even when they were injured.Their…

IPL 13: Morgan coming to bat at number six became blessing in disguise, says Karthik

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): After defeating Rajasthan Royals' by 37 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said that sending Eoin Morgan to bat at number six became a blessing in disguise for the side as…

IPL 13: Batsmen could have taken more time to adjust to conditions against KKR, says Uthappa

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): After stumbling to a 37-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals' Robin Uthappa admitted that the batters in the side could have taken more time to adjust to the wicket of…

IPL 13: Few of us thought we were still playing at Sharjah, says Steve Smith

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): After losing by 37 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith admitted that his side did not adapt to the wicket and stadium dimensions. Royals' match against Kings XI…

IPL 13: Karthik feels team can improve despite win against RR

Dubai [UAE], October 1 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik feels there are areas which need improvement despite his side securing a 37-run win against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday.…

AFI finalises its deferred competition calendar for year 2020-21

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday finalised its deferred competition calendar for the year 2020-21.The competitions will resume with 1st National Open Throws Championships, to be held at NS-NIS ...

IPL 13: Bowlers shine as KKR complete easy win over Rajasthan Royals

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers ensured that key batsmen of Rajasthan Royals do not fire as the Dinesh Karthik led side clinched a 37 run win here on Wednesday.Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Varun…

Diogo Jota has great desire to learn our game: Pepijn Lijnders

Liverpool [UK], September 30 (ANI): Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders praised Diogo Jota saying that the player has a "great desire" to learn."Diogo, for passionate players, for players who have goals in them, there is always space at…

IPL 13: Tendulkar hails Samson’s catch, recollects own 1992 WC episode

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Hailing Rajasthan Royals' Sanju Samson for his 'brilliant' catch in the Indian Premier League (IPL), former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday recalled a similar incident, which he experienced at the 19...

IPL 13: Tendulkar hails Samson’s catch, recollects own 1992 WC episode

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Hailing Rajasthan Royals' Sanju Samson for his 'brilliant' catch in the Indian Premier League (IPL), former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday recalled a similar incident, which he experienced at the 19...

IPL 13: Tendulkar hails Samson’s catch, recollects own 1992 WC episode

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Hailing Rajasthan Royals' Sanju Samson for his 'brilliant' catch in the Indian Premier League (IPL), former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday recalled a similar incident, which he experienced at the 19...

IPL 13: Tendulkar hails Samson’s catch, recollects own 1992 WC episode

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Hailing Rajasthan Royals' Sanju Samson for his 'brilliant' catch in the Indian Premier League (IPL), former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday recalled a similar incident, which he experienced at the 19...

IPL 13: Uthappa accidentally applies saliva on the ball against KKR

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): In the ongoing match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, Robin Uthappa was spotted applying saliva on the ball while fielding in the third over.As a precautionary measure against coronavirus, the Interna...

IPL 13: Uthappa accidentally applies saliva on the ball against KKR

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): In the ongoing match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, Robin Uthappa was spotted applying saliva on the ball while fielding in the third over.As a precautionary measure against coronavirus, the Interna...

Anirban Lahiri confident on eve of the start at Sanderson Farms event on PGA

Mississippi [USA], September 30 (ANI): Armed with the confidence of a Top-10 after a long gap and some excellent play last week, Anirban Lahiri is looking at the Sanderson Farms with a lot of positive feelings this week…

Anirban Lahiri confident on eve of the start at Sanderson Farms event on PGA

Mississippi [USA], September 30 (ANI): Armed with the confidence of a Top-10 after a long gap and some excellent play last week, Anirban Lahiri is looking at the Sanderson Farms with a lot of positive feelings this week…

IPL 13: Jofra Archer shines as Rajasthan Royals restrict KKR to 174/6

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Rajasthan Royals' pacer Jofra Archer bowled brilliantly against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and helped his team to restrict the opponents to 174/6 during the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Wednesday. Archer…

IPL 13: Jofra Archer shines as Rajasthan Royals restrict KKR to 174/6

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Rajasthan Royals' pacer Jofra Archer bowled brilliantly against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and helped his team to restrict the opponents to 174/6 during the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Wednesday. Archer…

IPL 13: Shah Rukh Khan in stands as KKR compete against RR

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday came to the Dubai International Stadium to witness the franchise's Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals.Earlier, KKR CEO Venky Mysor...

French Open: Defending champion Nadal breezes into third round

Paris [France], September 30 (ANI): Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Wednesday advanced to the third round of the French Open after defeating American player Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3.Nadal dominated each set and sealed an easy victory.…

IPL 13: Abhishek did ‘exceptional job’, says Warner

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner praised bowler Abhishek Sharma for his "exceptional" performance against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. The length he bowled was outstanding. Warner-led Hyderabad defeated Delhi ...

IPL 13: Mumbai Indians have got firepower to win from any position, says fielding coach Pamment

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Defending champions Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment reckons that the side has the caliber to win a game from any position.In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians were…

IPL 13: Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to field first against KKR

Dubai [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opted to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium here on Wednesday. Rajasthan Royals are…

French Open: Stan Wawrinka cruises to third round

Paris [France], September 30 (ANI): With his scintillating performance, Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka reached the third round of the French Open on Wednesday after defeating Germany's Dominik Koepfer 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.While Wawrinka dominated the ...

Henderson, Matip, Tsimikas to miss Liverpool’s Carabao Cup clash against Arsenal

Liverpool [UK], September 30 (ANI): Liverpool is all set to be without Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas during the Carabao Cup clash against Arsenal, assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has confirmed.Henderson has missed the Reds' last tw...

IPL 13: Sehwag impressed with T Natarajan’s ‘excellent execution’ of yorkers

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was pleased with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowler T Natarajan's "excellent execution" of yorkers against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.SRH defeated Delhi Capitals by 15 runs at ...

Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Ollie Pope earn maiden ECB Test contracts

London [UK], September 30 (ANI): Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope and Dom Sibley have been awarded their first England Test central contracts, the England Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday.Jonny Bairstow was dropped from a red ball contract while…

Every game is a new story: Nemanja Matic ahead of clash against Brighton

Manchester [UK], September 30 (ANI): Manchester United are gearing up for the Carabao Cup clash against Brighton, whom they defeated in their previous match in Premier League. However, Manchester United's Nemanja Matic said that the previous match's re...

Kiren Rijiju unveils new logo of Sports Authority of India

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday unveiled the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) new logo at Delhi's Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.The event was attended by Sports Secretary…

IPL 13: If Buttler, Samson bat for 20 overs, KKR will lose the game, says Morgan

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has admitted that if Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson bat for full 20 overs, Rajasthan Royals will win the match on Wednesday. Morgan said…

IPL 13: If Buttler, Samson bat for 20 overs, KKR will lose the game, says Morgan

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 30 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has admitted that if Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson bat for full 20 overs, Rajasthan Royals will win the match on Wednesday. Morgan said…

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley joins Aston Villa on season-long loan

Birmingham [UK], September 30 (ANI): Aston Villa on Wednesday announced that Chelsea's Ross Barkley has joined the club on a season-long loan."Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Ross Barkley on a season-long loan from Chelsea,"…

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury

Paris [France], September 30 (ANI): American tennis player Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open ahead of her second-round clash due to an Achilles injury.The 39-year-old tennis star was scheduled to face Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in a…

J-K Police playing vital role in promoting sports culture in Valley

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 30 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Police is playing a vital role in promoting sports culture and providing a specific platform to youths of the Valley aimed to make their future bright in…

AITA announces formation of sub-committees for 2020-24 term

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced the sub-committees for the term 2020-24 on Wednesday.To carry out the administrative, managerial, legal, financial, team selection, tournaments, coaches educat...

Find a playing style that suits your players: Dennerby advise Indian coaches at International Virtual Conference

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Indian U-17 women's national team head coach Thomas Dennerby spoke to coaches across India at the ongoing International Virtual Coaching Conference organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Speaking o...