Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal begins training but will join camp at SAI...

London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has resumed training at a separate facility in Hyderabad after the coronavirus-induced break and is likely to join the national camp at the SAI Pullela Gopichand Academy in a couple of weeks. Saina is one...

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Indian Premier League

Patanjali considering bidding for IPL title sponsorship

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved is considering to bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a company official. The slot of the title sponsorship of IPL was vacated after the Chinese handset maker Vivo...

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Champions League

UCL roundup: Messi magic as Barca sink Napoli, Lewandowski dazzles...

A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the club into the Champions League quarter-finals for the 13th consecutive season where they face Bayern Munich....

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Indian Premier League

IPL-Vivo suspension not financial crisis, just a blip: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly reacted on the suspension of Indian Premier League’s title sponsorship deal with Vivo, preferring to call it a ‘blip’ and not ‘financial crisis’. The BCCI and Vivo on Thursday decided to suspend their partnership for IPL...

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World Cup

New Zealand, Australia accept World Cup decisions

New Zealand said on Saturday it could have probably hosted the women’s Cricket World Cup next year but supported the decision of the International Cricket Council to postpone the event for a year. Cricket Australia have also downplayed any suggestions...

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UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League returns after five months with unfinished last-16...

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, UEFA Champions was halted in mid-March with four last-16 ties left incomplete. Now, with the domestic leagues concluded, the competition is back with a revamped format that will have Lisbon host the single-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals,...

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T20 World Cup

India retains 2021 World Cup hosting rights, women’s WC pushed...

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Friday that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, that was postponed due to COVID-19, will be held in Australia in 2022 while hosts India will go ahead with the 2021 edition as...

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Champions League

Manchester City look for silver in Champions League restart

When Niko Kovac took his Bayern Munich side to former club Eintracht Frankfurt for a Bundesliga clash in early November last year, a 1-5 loss for the visitors cost the Croat manager his job. Bayern hadn’t begun the campaign well,...

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Europa League

Sevilla, Wolves reach Europa League quarters

Sevilla beat Roma 2-0 in the round of 16 on Thursday to stay in the hunt for a record sixth Europa League title, as Wolverhampton, Bayer Leverkusen and Basel also qualified for the quarterfinals. Full-back Sergio Reguilon gave Sevilla the...

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Indian Premier League

Vivo will not be IPL title sponsors this year: BCCI

The BCCI on Thursday suspended the IPL title sponsorship deal with Chinese smartphone company Vivo for the event’s upcoming edition amid soaring Sino-India diplomatic tensions. The BCCI sent out a one-line statement, without giving any details, to say that Vivo...

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