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April 22, 1998: When Sachin Tendulkar summoned ‘Desert Storm’ vs Australia in Sharjah

Sachin Tendulkar conjured ‘Desert Storm’ on April 22, 1998 as his knock swept Australia off its feet, establishing him as the best batsman in contemporary cricket. Sachin Tendulkar slammed 143 runs off 131 balls Australia in Sharjah. (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Sachin Tendulkar established his genius as he conjured ‘Desert Storm’ vs Australia Chasing 288 for …

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Australia’s Nick Kyrgios no fan of Slams without crowd | Tennis News

MUMBAI: As Grand Slam governing bodies ponder over the perfect blueprint of future events amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Australian world number 40 Nick Kyrgios has said he does not want to play in a major in the absence of crowd. The tennis season was suspended in March due to the pandemic and the shutdown …

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ITF forms player panels for lower tier professionals | Tennis News

MUMBAI: With lower-level athletes alleging lack of communication with the International Tennis Federation amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the governing body on Tuesday announced the creation of player panels for those competing on its World Tennis Tour. The ITF World Tennis Tour consists of lower-rung tournaments and serves as a transition circuit between the junior and …

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Life is going to be different after Covid-19 pandemic: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli feels that life after this coronavirus pandemic will not be the same and spoke at length on his struggle days. India skipper Virat Kohli. (AP Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Virat Kohli said the pandemic has taught the world a very important lesson For Anushka Sharma, pandemic has forced people to care about the basics in …

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League committee recommendations approved: Remaining I-League games cancelled, Mohun Bagan winners | Football News

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) executive panel on Tuesday ratified its league committee’s recommendations to cancel the remaining 28 matches of the I-League in view of the coronavirus-forced lockdown and declare runaway leaders Mohun Bagan as champions. The AIFF also said it is waiting to discuss with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) …

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It really influences my profession: Novak Djokovic opens up on his anti-vaccination stance

Novak Djokovic has reiterated he is against taking an anti-coronavirus vaccination if it becomes mandatory to travel once the pandemic subsides, but says he’s open to changing his mind. The top-ranked Djokovic said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, ”Personally I am opposed to the vaccination against COVID-19 in order to …

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World finally witnesses online classical chess tourney | Chess News

NAGPUR: After a delay of 48 hours, 369 masters across the world successfully logged-in on server as the first-of-its-kind online classical chess tournament to be played from home got underway late on Sunday night. While the tournament opener saw a smooth sailing for seeded players, the organisers Sunway Sitges from Spain and chess.com heaved a …

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Post Covid-19 world could be ‘blessing in disguise’ for Indian sports: Abhinav Bindra

Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra reckons the post- COVID-19 world could be a “blessing in disguise” for Indian sports, with an opportunity to build local infrastructure and human resource such as coaches and support staff in the likely absence of foreign exposure. Bindra was addressing the newly-appointed assistant directors at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) …

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Staying at home I get to spend much more time with my family: Andres Iniesta

With Spain one of the country’s hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Barcelona great Andres Iniesta says he is finding it tough to watch events unfold in Europe from his new home in Japan. Iniesta, who joined Vissel Kobe in 2018 after a trophy laden career at Barcelona, told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday …

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Japan ready to bear $3 billion cost of postponing Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until August 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said last month, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year. Reuters Photo HIGHLIGHTS Japanese media had reported PM Shinzo Abe had …

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