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  • IPL 2020: Padikkal, Chahal get RCB off to a winning start
    on September 21, 2020 at 11:55 PM

    Young opener Devdutt Padikkal starred on debut before Yuvzvendra Chahal produced a crafty spell to set up a 10-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening IPL contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. Chasing 164 for a win, SRH were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.

  • Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history
    on September 21, 2020 at 11:01 PM

    World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters crown. The result also comes as a relief for Djokovic, who was desperate to return to court this week following his U.S. Open disqualification for inadvertently striking a line judge with a ball.

  • Kohli becomes Simranjeet Singh for a day in honour of ‘COVID Hero
    on September 21, 2020 at 10:33 PM

    India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Monday changed his Twitter handle name to Simranjeet Singh to honour the work done by the “COVID Hero” amid the pandemic.

  • Pain has settled down and scan reports are encouraging: Ashwin
    on September 21, 2020 at 10:03 PM

    R Ashwin is hopeful of recovering from his shoulder injury as his pain has subsided considerably and the scan reports have been “encouraging” after a nasty fall during DC’s IPL opener against KXIP. Ashwin endured a dream and nightmare in a space of six balls as he scalped two KXIP batsmen and then suffered a jerk on his left shoulder trying to dive and stop a run.

  • PM Modi to interact with fitness enthusiasts during Fit India Dialogue
    on September 21, 2020 at 9:59 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with fitness influencers and citizens during a nation-wide online Fit India Dialogue which is being organised to celebrate the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement on September 24. Those who will participate in the interaction include the likes of India captain Virat Kohli and Milind Soman, besides other fitness influencers.

  • SRH’s Mitchell Marsh suffers injury while bowling against RCB
    on September 21, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered an ankle injury while bowling during his side Sunrisers Hyderabad’s IPL opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday.

  • Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic ends international career
    on September 21, 2020 at 8:41 PM

    Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has called time on his international career with the 2018 World Cup runners-up, he said on Monday.The former Barcelona player, 32, was an integral part of the Croatia side who reached the World Cup final in Russia before losing 4-2 to France.

  • Wawrinka splits from coach Magnus Norman
    on September 21, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Stan Wawrinka announced on Monday that he was separating from his coach Magnus Norman “by mutual consent”, putting an end to eight years of collaboration during which the Swiss won his three Grand Slam tournaments. Wawrinka, now 35, ranked as high as third in the world in 2014 when he won the Australian Open. He went on to win at Roland Garros the following year and the US Open in 2016.

  • Shut up! Dutch Prime Minister tells cheering soccer fans
    on September 21, 2020 at 7:32 PM

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday hit out at fans who sing and cheer at soccer matches, saying they were frustrating the fight against the coronavirus amid a surge in infections.

  • Halep wins Italian Open as defending champ Pliskova retires
    on September 21, 2020 at 7:07 PM

    Top seed Simona Halep claimed the Italian Open in Rome on Monday after second seed Karolina Pliskova retired from the final with injury when she was down 6-0, 2-1.

  • IPL 2020: Mayank Agarwal finds his mojo
    on September 21, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    With Kings XI Punjab one run away from a win, opener Mayank Agarwal hoisted a Marcus Stoinis full toss towards sweeper cover. As Shimron Hetmyer latched on to a catch, Mayank’s expression said it all. He had failed to finish what he set out to do. He needed to add just that all-important run to his inspiring 60-ball 89 to see his team through.

  • Prajnesh advances, Nagal exits from French Open Qualifiers
    on September 21, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran overcame a sluggish start to advance to the second round of the French Open men’s singles qualifying event but country’s top player Sumit Nagal bowed out after a close defeat on Monday.

  • Suarez cuts Barca contract, agrees Atletico terms: Reports
    on September 21, 2020 at 5:49 PM

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday.

  • Fleming says Sam went a long way in filling injured Bravo’s loss
    on September 21, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is impressed with debutant Sam Curran’s attitude and said his contribution in the IPL opener went a long way in covering the absence of star allrounder Dwayne Bravo, who is recovering from an injury.

  • Playing under Rohit has boosted my confidence: Bumrah
    on September 21, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah said the freedom he enjoys playing under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in Mumbai Indians set-up has been a huge confidence booster for him in his career. Not just Bumrah, Rohit Sharma’s captaincy has also come in for praise from fellow teammates and Mumbai Indians’ coaching staff.

  • South Africa wait on selection convenor to make Test captain choice
    on September 21, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    South Africa are waiting for the appointment of a new convenor of selectors before naming their Test captain but head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed it will not be limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock.

  • Tennis world No.1 Ashleigh Barty aces Aussie golf tournament
    on September 21, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    Multi-talented Ashleigh Barty has conquered tennis, been a professional cricketer and has now added another string to her sporting bow by winning a golf tournament. The 24-year-old proved she has what it takes on a course designed by Greg Norman, claiming the Brookwater Golf Club women’s title near Brisbane with a commanding 7 and 5 triumph in the matchplay final.

  • Looking to put on a ‘good show’ against CSK, says Steve Smith
    on September 21, 2020 at 4:07 PM

    Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith and his team is looking forward to putting on a good show in their opening match for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

  • DC skipper’s comments on Ganguly’s help raises questions
    on September 21, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Slip of tongue or otherwise, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer’s pre-match comments, right after the toss, when he told commentator Simon Doull on IPL broadcast’s world feed that he was “really lucky” to have Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly around to mentor him has opened a can of worms in the Indian cricket establishment.

  • IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab appeal against ‘short run’ call
    on September 21, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    Kings XI Punjab have appealed against on-field umpire Nitin Menon’s ‘short run’ call at crunch time of their IPL game against Delhi Capitals as former players seek more technological intervention for the sake of fair results. Before the match went into Super Over, the TV footage showed that square leg umpire Menon had erred in calling Chris Jordan for a ‘short run’