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DDCA renames Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley stadium

New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday renamed the Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley stadium in memory of the late politician-cum-sports-administrator. In a glittering function, Home Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket…

Wife scotches rumours of Dhoni’s retirement

New Delhi: “It’s called rumours,” said M S Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh amid speculations over retirement of the 38-year-old wicket-keeper batsman. Sakshi took to Twitter and wrote: “Its called rumours!” A flurry of speculations emerged about Dhoni’s retirement after India…

Kohli’s appreciation tweet triggers speculation on Dhoni in social media

New Delhi: All Virat Kohli wanted was to remember a good partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni but the seemingly innocuous social media post ended up triggering a fresh avalanche of speculation on the former skipper’s future on Thursday. It started…

Hima Das named brand ambassador of Gatorade

New Delhi: India ace sprinter Hima Das was on Thursday named as the brand ambassador of Gatorade India. The 19-year-old from Assam, nicknamed the Dhing Express, thus joins ace badminton player PV Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as the…

MC Mary Kom, PV Sindhu recommended for Padma awards in Sports Ministry’s first all-women list

New Delhi: The Indian Sports Ministry sent its first-ever all-women list of recommendations for this year’s Padma Awards, naming six-time world champion MC Mary Kom for Padma Vibhushan and ace shuttler PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan. The Manipur boxer, who is the…

Mary Kom among 10 boxers included in TOPS for Olympics 2020

New Delhi: Mary Kom and nine other boxers have been included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for Olympics 2020 by the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell. TOPS is a programme of the Ministry of Youth…

After goalless draw against Qatar, Sunil Chhetri lauds his ‘boys’

New Delhi: As India held Asian Champions Qatar to a goalless draw in the qualifiers of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup China 2020, Sunil Chhetri lauded the team, saying “that is my team and those…

BCCI partners with AIR for international and domestic games

New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday announced a two-year radio rights arrangement with All India Radio (AIR) for live commentary of the national cricket team’s international games at home as well as the domestic tournaments. This initiative will offer millions…

Brazilian tennis player Matos handed life ban for match-fixing

London: Brazil’s Diego Matos was given a life ban from professional tennis and fined 125,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing on Monday. An anti-corruption hearing found Matos contrived the outcome of 10 matches played in 2018 at ITF level tournaments…

Schumacher in Paris for cell therapy

Paris: The stricken seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in Paris’ Georges-Pompidou hospital for cell therapy surgery, according to French daily Le Parisien. The Paris hospitals department, contacted by AFP, refused to confirm or deny the news citing medical…

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