The Sports Authority of India was put on alert after reports of National Wrestling Championships at Noida flouting social distancing norms surfaced on January 24. Reportedly, the indoor stadium entertained hundreds of spectators by not following the Sports Ministry's eight-page Standard Operating Procedure issued on December 26, 2020. SAI Director-General Sandip Pradhan said, "we have also sought a report from the Federation on the alleged… read-more
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Former interim-lightweight champ Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier avenged his loss against "The Notorious" Conor McGregor, after Poirier was demeaned at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, on January 24. Poirier knocked out McGregor in 2 minutes 32 seconds during the second round bombarding the latter with heavy punches that forced referee, Herb Dean to stop the contest. The lightweights showed contrast in their pace since McGregor came out early at Poirier, … read-more
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Taking to Twitter, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra has announced that all six young debutants of India vs Australia test series will be gifted the all-new Mahindra Thar SUV. Highlighting the efforts made by team India in the Brisbane Test, Anand Tweeted, "they’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & explore the impossible". The debutants - Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar,… read-more
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The Ferrari Driver Academy is all set to have its first female member named Maya Weug. The 16-year-old Dutch girl got selected through the "Girls on Track-Rising Stars" program. Winning a five-day scouting camp, Weug will be awarded a season in the Formula Four Championship. Expressing his joy about Weug's induction, Formula One Team Boss Mattia Binotto said, "This is a key moment in the history of Scuderia Ferrari and its academy."
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British tennis player Andy Murray on January 22 announced to withdraw from the Australian Open despite his recovery from the coronavirus. Reportedly, Murray was scheduled to travel to Melbourne on January 23 and then observe two-week hotel quarantine period. However, Murray stated he was unable to find necessary "workable quarantine" to prepare for the tournament starting from February 8. The former Australian Open runner-up said, "I am… read-more
As per a BCCI official, the mini-auction for IPL-14 is expected to be held on February 18. However, the location of the auction has not been decided. Meanwhile, the official stated BCCI has not yet made its mind over conducting the tournament in India owing to the COVID-19 situation in the country. Earlier on January 20, the franchises have revealed the players they have… read-more
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Day after releasing their players, IPL franchises are now ready with the available purse. With Rs 35.85 crore, Rajasthan Royals will be the richest participant of the auction. While Royal Challengers Bangalore will have Rs 35.7 crore, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings have Rs 22.9 crore each to spare. Moreover, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sun Risers Hyderabad have Rs 11-13 crore approximately in their wallets to bid for… read-more
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Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest goal-scorer in football history as he surpassed Austrian-Czech Josef Bican's 759 goals record on January 20. Ronaldo, in his 1040th appearance, netted the record 760th career goal in the finale of Supercoppa Italiana against Napoli FC. Ronaldo has scored 450 goals for Real Madrid; 118 for Manchester United; 102 for Portugal; 85 for Juventus; and 5 for Sporting CP.
Gearing up for IPL season 2021 mini-auctions, franchises on January 20 announced the list of retained marquee players and released ones to retrieve more money in the auction purse. While the most surprise package was the retention of Suresh Raina, who left the team last season, CSK has yet again shown confidence on its skipper MS Dhoni and released Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh and Shane Watson. The defending champions Mumbai Indians, in a… read-more
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In a unique achievement, Pune IPS officer Krishna Prakash has been inducted in the World Book Of Records for completing the rigorous Ironman Triathlon in 2017. Reportedly, Krishna became the first Indian government servant, civil servant, and the officer of uniformed service to earn the 'Ironman' title. Participants of the Triathlon had to complete a 3.8 Km swim, 180.3 Km bicycle ride, and a 42.2 km run within 16-17 hours.