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Europe mull finishing football season at end of year

Europe mull finishing football season at end of year

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | Agencies

Europe’s football bosses have not given up hope of finishing this pandemic-hit season — even if it might have to be done at the start of the next one. The novel coronavirus has created an existential challenge to the world’s most widely played and watched sport. Europe’s football leagues are the planet’s...

Piedt eyes cricket career in USA

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | PTI | Johannesburg

In an unusual move, South Africa off-spinner Dane Piedt is giving up his career in the ICC elite member nation and will move to the USA, with dreams of guiding the associate into a World Cup one day. Piedt, who has played nine times for South Africa, will leave for the...

‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | AFP | Turin

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed on Friday how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy. The Argentine international announced last Saturday he was one of three Juventus players to catch the virus along with Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi, who both had no...

Eight West Ham players have virus symptoms

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | AFP | London

West Ham have eight players in self-isolation after showing mild symptoms of the coronavirus, according to the club’s vice-chairwoman Karren Brady. The Hammers are the latest Premier League club to be hit by the pandemic. “I am relieved to say they are all showing mild symptoms and, along with their families, seem...

BCCI donate Rs 51 crore to PM Relief Fund

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

India’s richest sports body BCCI on Saturday pledged a donation of Rs 51 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund in country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic. BCCI’s affiliated units have also contributed in this donation. “Sourav Ganguly, President, Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary and Office Bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket...

Virus crisis hasn’t ruined Rashford’s recovery

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | AFP | Manchester

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says his recovery from the back injury that has sidelined him since January has not been affected by the coronavirus crisis. Rashford sustained a double stress fracture in an FA Cup tie against Wolves that initially looked set to rule him out of the rest of...

Defoe backs Gerrard to become top manager

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | AFP | Glasgow

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe believes his boss Steven Gerrard has the personal qualities that will take him all the way to the top in his management career. At 37 Defoe is nearing the end of a career that has seen the forward work with the likes of managers Harry Redknapp and...

Kohli wasn’t only one to struggle in NZ: Hesson

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | IANS | Bengaluru

Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson feels that India were probably the best equipped team to have played a Test series in New Zealand in recent years even though they ended up losing 2-0. India were completely outplayed by the Kiwis, losing the first Test by 10 wickets and the...

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Man murdered in Jaunpur

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Centre gives relief to power discoms

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

UP to release 11,000 prisoners for 8 weeks

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

VHP calls off 84-kosi parikrama

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

UP Govt: Nobody will die for want of food

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

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