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World Chess Championship to be postponed to 2021: FIDE chief
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) The World Chess Championship will "almost certainly be postponed to the next year," International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich has confirmed. The championship was scheduled to take place in Dubai in December and Dvorkovich said that the federation is looking at spring and autumn of 2021 as options.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Sports Minister Rijiju, Sindhu and Chhetri to launch Fit India Talks
July 2, New Delhi (IANS) The government of Indias flagship program Fit India on Thursday announced that it is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of our country intended to inspire the school children.
2020-07-02
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: UTT bolsters campaign to help TT fraternity during crisis
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), India's premier table tennis league and changemaker in the sport, has extended its support to the campaign 'Our Chance to Serve', ensuring it provides financial assistance to individuals who are associated with the table tennis community in India and are struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Kenyan HC orders retrial for two rugby stars jailed for rape
Nairobi, July 1 (IANS) A Kenyan High Court has ordered a retrial of former international rugby players, Frank Wanyama and Alex Obara, who were convicted to serve 15 years each for gang rape.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Tour de France asks for date shift to avoid clash with Oly
Copenhagen, June 30 (IANS) The Tour de France organisers has asked for the dates to the start of its 2021 race to be shifted so as to not clash with the Tokyo Olympics. The Amaury Sport Organisation has requested the moving of the Grand Depart in Copenhagen, according to Danish outlet DR.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Other Sports
Internet will be a happier place without TikTok: Heena Sidhu
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Heena Sidhu on Tuesday hailed the banning of the video-sharing social networking app TikTok. It was one of the 59 Chinese apps that the Indian government banned on Monday due to security concerns.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bridge federation nominates Bardhan & Shibnath for Arjuna award
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The Bridge Federation of India (BFI) has nominated 2018 Asian Games gold medal winners Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar for this years Arjuna award.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi stresses on importance of indoor games
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of indoor games in India, saying these traditional games should be presented in a new avatar.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Boxing Day Test could be moved from MCG, feels Taylor
Melbourne, June 28 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor feels the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia could be moved out of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Victoria as according to him, a contest of such magnitude must be played in front of a capacity crowd.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Mumbai's Aashi picked for FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars project
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Mumbai's rising racing star Aashi Hanspal has been shortlisted for FIA's ambitious Girls on Track - Rising Stars Project, FMSCI announced here on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
With eye on Olympics, IOA chief Batra keen to sort recognition woes
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra is hopeful that the issues regarding the recognition of National Sports Federations (NSF) with the Sports Ministry will be solved in the next two-three weeks so that the athletes can resume their preparations for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games without any hindrance.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: NBA season to restart on July 30
New York, June 26 (IANS) The 2019/20 season of the NBA will restart on July 30, the American basketball league said in a statement on Friday. The NBA said that it arrived at the decison in consultation with the National Basketball Players' Association and the matches will be played at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
NRAI releases 32 names for Olympics core training group
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has released a list of athletes for its core training group for the Tokyo Olympics. The NRAI said that it had made the list in consultation with chief coaches but did not reveal a schedule for any training camp.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NRAI releases 32 names for Olympics core training group
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has released a list of athletes for its core training group for the Tokyo Olympics. The NRAI said that it had made the list in consultation with chief coaches but did not reveal a schedule for any training camp.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chess Players Forum asks AICF to withdraw appeal against CCI order
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) The Chess Players Forum (CPF) is fearing derecognition of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) by the central government if the Indian chess body does not resolve the management issues by September 30, 2020, said a top CPF official.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Panama's boxing legend Duran hospitalised
Panama City, June 26 (IANS) Boxing legend Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran, a six-time world champion, had to be admitted to a hospital after being diagnosed with non-life-threatening condition on Thursday with the coronavirus, his children said.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Carter was a committed leader, respected mentor: Atlanta Hawks
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) NBA legend Vince Carter was a committed leader, respected mentor and influential example on the court, his side Atlanta Hawks said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
PKL not shifting season 8 to Sri Lanka, says organisers
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is not in talks with the Sri Lanka Kabaddi Federation for hosting the eighth edition of the tournament in the country, the league's organisers said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Will stop using Chinese equipment, says Indian Weightlifting Federation
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) will stop using equipment made by Chinese companies. IWLF Secretary General Sahdev Yadav said that the federation has written to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on the matter.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Football lover Carlsen regains top spot in Fantasy Premier League
Oslo, June 25 (IANS) Chess champion Magnus Carlsen has shown his love for football in the past too, and it came to the fore once again on Thursday as he regained the top spot in the official Fantasy Premier League table.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Norway,Sports,Other Sports
Sanjita Chanu to get Arjuna, demands reparations from IWF
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has to do better than just the email that they sent to inform Sanjita Chanu that she has been cleared of doping charges, the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist said.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NBA, NBPA advance talks on social justice efforts
New York, June 25 (IANS) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum, NBA Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart and other league officials recently met with NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, NBPA President Chris Paul, NBPA First Vice President Andre Iguodala and several players to further advance the leagues collective response to the social justice issues in the United States.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Berlin Marathon 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
Berlin, June 25 (IANS) The Berlin Marathon will not take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
New York City Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19
Washington, June 25 (IANS) The New York City Marathon, set to take place on November 1, has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
ITTF Ex Co to decide new date for World Team C'ships in July
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee will decide a new date for the rescheduled Busan World Team Table Tennis Championships at its next meeting on July 10.
2020-06-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Sharath, Sathiyan come together to help needy TT players
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) With the sport on the rise in the country, elite paddlers like Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran have come together to ensure those associated with table tennis and in need of financial assistance during tough COVID-19 times are not left in the lurch.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Have apprised Rijiju, boxers getting restless: BFI Secretary General
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India is hopeful that boxers will be allowed to resume their training at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala soon. After the BFI could not get approval from the authorities to start the camp on June 10, it had shifted pugilists who had qualified for the Olympics to JSW's Inspire Institute of Sport in Bellary, Karnataka.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Explore holding Nationals online, Chess Players Forum urges AICF
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) The newly formed Chess Players Forum (CPF) has urged the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to explore the possibility of holding the National Championships and rated tournaments online with players at their designated centres.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
NBA star Jokic tests COVID-19 positive after attending Djokovic's event: report
Belgrade, June 24 (IANS) Denver Nuggets' star Nikola Jokic has been reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19 which has put on hold his return to the USA from Serbia. Serbian Jokic tested positive for the deadly virus last week and has been asymptomatic.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo 2020 not planning to restart Olympic flame display
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) The organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games have no plans to restart the Olympic flame display or other mass participation events.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Karate Association of India de-recognised by WKF
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Karate Association of India (KAI) has been provisionally de-recognised by the World Karate Federation with immediate effect for infighting and violating WKF's statutes during the elections held last year.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NADA wants federation to introspect after 22 rowers test positive
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Whoever was managing the rowing national camp in July 2019 has to take responsibility for the 22 cases of dope test failures that have emerged from there, said National Anti-Doping Agency Director General Navin Agarwal.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sport teaches us to never give up & overcome obstacles, says IIS CEO
Vijaynagar, June 23 (IANS) To commemorate the occasion of Olympic Day, the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) released a video bringing together athletes from across the institute's sporting disciplines to highlight the power of sport to unite and overcome obstacles.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Mumbai Indians pay tribute to WWE legend The Undertaker
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians on Monday paid tribute to wrestling legend The Undertaker as he announced his retirement from WWE after a career spanning three decades.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Bindra, others condole demise of former India shooter Pournima Zanane
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) 2008 Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra led the way as shooting fraternity paid homage to former India shooter Pournima Zanane who passed away recently after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Olympic shooter Bobana Momcilovic Velickovic passes away at 31
Belgrade, June 22 (IANS) Multiple European champion in shooting sport Bobana Momcilovic Velickovic has passed away after a short and severe illness at the age of 31, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) announced on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
NRL game shifted from Melbourne to Sydney due to COVID-19 fears
Melbourne, June 22 (IANS) A match in National Rugby League (NRL) in Australia had to relocated from Melbourne to Sydney due to the increase in coronavirus cases in Victoria.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Need month & a half before I can return to the ring, says Vikas Krishan
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian pugilist Vikas Krishan was recently nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for his consistent performances on the international arena but according to his own admission, it will take a lot of hard work and time to reach the level where he was before the coronavirus-enforced break.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nothing left for me to conquer: The Undertaker announces retirement
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Wrestling legend The Undertaker has announced his retirement from WWE after a career spanning three decades.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IOA chief Batra urges country to celebrate Olympic Day on June 23
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra has encouraged the country to celebrate Olympic Day on June 23, saying there is need to commemorate such milestones in order to help India embark on a journey from a sports-watching nation to a more active sports-participating nation.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
WWE releases Jack Gallagher on allegations of sexual assault
New York, June 20 (IANS) Professional wrestling stable WWE said on Saturday that it has released Jack Gallagher after sexual assault allegations against him surfaced on social media. As part of the #SpeakingOut movement, Gallagher, whose real name is Oliver Claffey, is among several wrestlers who have been accused of sexual harrasment and assault in recent days.
2020-06-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Walking in the path of the legend: Nikhat shares admiration for Ali
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Nikhat Zareen is a Muhammad Ali fan, and the rising boxing star on Saturday displayed her affection towards the legend with an inspirational social media post.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: France to re-open stadiums for fans, up to 5,000 allowed
Paris, June 20 (IANS) Stadiums in France will re-open for fans from July 11 as the country continues to lift coronavirus restrictions, a BBC report said.
2020-06-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Rijiju to join Mary Kom, Anjum & Shilpa for yoga at home session
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Sunday, the government is organising a special online session with fitness icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Basketball league resumes in China after COVID-19 hiatus
Qingdao, June 20 (IANS) Zhejiang Lions smashed Nanjing Monkey Kings 112-95 in the first match as the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league resumed after a 151-day suspension in Qingdao, Shandong province on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
I don't take credit for success of Rathore & Sodhi, says Russell Mark
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Legendary double trap shooter Russell Mark lifted the lid on what it was like to coach former India marksmen Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Ronjan Sodhi during the early 2000s.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Beyond kabaddi, Sushil Kumar is my role model: Pawan Sehrawat
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) One of the top raiders in the Pro Kabaddi League, Pawan Sehrawat made his debut during Season 3 as a right corner with the Bengaluru Bulls. Popularly known as the Hi-flyer, Pawan grabbed eyeballs in his very first season as he was named the Bulls leading raid-point scorer with 45 points. However, things changed in Season 4 and he was unable to leave a mark following which he was picked by Gujarat Fortune Giants in Season 5.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Fan engagement to see more investments in sports: UTT chairperson
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As the sporting world has been gradually getting back on track, authentic content, realtime connect and extensive use of technology are the key factors that are expected to dominate the world of sports in the post COVID-19 pandemic era.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Owens opts out of RAW taping after wrestler tests COVID-19 positive: report
Orlando, June 18 (IANS) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Kevin Owens has reportedly opted out of RAW taping after it was confirmed that a wrestler had tested positive for COVID-19 recently.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Three-time water polo Olympic champion Benedek dies at 47
Budapest, June 18 (IANS) Tibor Benedek, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, World and European Champion water polo player and former captain of the Hungarian men's team, died of a serious illness at 47 on Thursday, the Hungarian Water Polo Federation confirmed.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports