Mary Kom donates month’s salary to PM relief fund

Mary Kom donates month’s salary to PM relief fund

New Delhi:  Six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom on Monday said she will donate her one month’s salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. “In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish to donate my one […]

Turkish World Cup hero Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

Turkish World Cup hero Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

Ankara:  Former Turkish national team and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife said. Recber took on hero status in Turkey as he kept goal at the 2002 World Cup, anchoring his team to the semi-finals and ultimately third place, their greatest ever performance in the tournament. The […]

Dane Piedt quits South Africa to pursue career in USA

Dane Piedt quits South Africa to pursue career in USA

London: South African Test off-spinner Dane Piedt has ended his association with the Proteas and will move to the United States of America for a new Minor League T20 Tournament. The 30-year-old bowler intends to meet the qualifying criteria to play for the USA national team and hopes to feature at the International Cricket Council’s […]

Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19

Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19

New Delhi:  Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar’s donation is so far the biggest contribution among India’s leading sportspersons, some of whom have pledged their salaries while a few others have donated medical […]

New date of Tokyo Games not restricted to summer 2021: Bach

New date of Tokyo Games not restricted to summer 2021: Bach

Lausanne:  International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that all options are on the table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise on the part of all the stakeholders. “The agreement that we want to organize the Games at latest in summer 2021, that […]

COVID-19: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, first time ever in 124 yrs

COVID-19: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, first time ever in 124 yrs

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced that Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9 but accelerating COVID-19 crisis has forced the Olympics to be postponed for […]

Namibia prepares for Tokyo Olympics despite COVID-19 outbreak

Namibia prepares for Tokyo Olympics despite COVID-19 outbreak

Windhoek:  Namibian athletes are going ahead with preparations ahead of the summer Olympics in Tokyo amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Namibia National Olympic Committee Secretary-General Joan Smit told Xinhua on Monday that the Southwest African nation has not decided to pull out of this year’s Olympics despite pronouncements by several other countries that they will not […]

Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies from COVID-19

Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies from COVID-19

Madrid: Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died at the age of 76 due to COVID-19, the club has confirmed. The Spainish media on on Saturday reported that Sanz was hospitalized in Madrid on Tuesday after suffering symptoms of coronavirus, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. “Today, all of us are in mourning following the […]

ECB suspends professional cricket till May 28 due to COVID-19

ECB suspends professional cricket till May 28 due to COVID-19

London, Mar 21 (UNI) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced suspension of all professional cricket till May 28, due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The ECB took the decision, following discussions with the First Class Counties, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA). “It was agreed that, given […]

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