Dhoni beats Ganguly by a whisker to become India’s best captain

Dhoni beats Ganguly by a whisker to become India’s best captain

New Delhi, Jul 14: Former India captain MS Dhoni has marginally edged out former captain and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as the more impactful captain in a special Star Sports Cricket Connected Captain’s survey. Both, Ganguly and Dhoni have been one of India’s best captains and under their leadership, the Indian team have won […]

Fans could return to Spanish football grounds before the end of 2020

Fans could return to Spanish football grounds before the end of 2020

Madrid, May 27 (Xinhua) The Spanish government has opened the door to at least some football in the country being played with supporters in the stands before the end of 2020. Although the remaining 11 matches of the 2019-20 season, which was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus in March, will be played behind closed […]

Once lockdown is lifted elite athletes to resume training: Rijiju

Once lockdown is lifted elite athletes to resume training: Rijiju

New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that the training of elite athletes will resume once lockdown is lifted. “Once the lockdown is lifted, we will resume the training of our elite athletes followed by other SAI Training Centres in phased manner,” Rijiju tweeted. The Sports Minister also appealed sportspersons […]

Bengaluru FC extend contracts to four youth footballers

Bengaluru FC extend contracts to four youth footballers

Bengaluru: Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC, on Thursday, announced that they had handed contract extensions to Ajay Chhetri, Namgyal Bhutia, Leon Augustine and Naorem Roshan Singh, ahead of their 2020-2021 season. While Ajay’s new contract will see him wear BFC colours for at least two more seasons, the trio of Leon, Namgyal and Roshan […]

Bhutia joins football legends to pay tribute to humanity’s heroes

Bhutia joins football legends to pay tribute to humanity’s heroes

New Delhi, Apr 19:  Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has featured in a special video by FIFA, along with other football greats Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane in applauding healthcare workers and humanity’s other ‘heroes’ for putting their own lives at risk, to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bhutia is among 50 past […]

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 […]

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