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Patriots head coach declines Presidential Medal of Freedom after Capitol riot


Washington: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has declined the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he was scheduled to receive from President Donald Trump on January 14. Belichick cited the "tragic events of last week" as leading to his decision. Pro-Trump rioters rampaged in the US Capitol last Wednesday. Five people died as a...

Determined to proceed with preparations: Tokyo 2020 chief


Tokyo: Tokyo 2020 organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori promised that the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held as scheduled this summer. Mori made the remarks when addressing approximately 3,500 committee staff members in an online event. "We are determined to proceed with preparations as planned for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer," the...

India draw third Test against Australia


Sydney: Contrasting half-centuries from Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara, followed by an exemplary display of grit and determination by Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin helped India draw the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Chasing a mammoth target of 407, India reached 334/5 after batting for 131 overs before both the teams...

4th Test: It is time to regroup for Team India

Post Date: January 14, 2021

Brisbane: After showing an "epic" fightback in Sydney to draw the third Test against Australia, Team India on Wednesday began their preparations for the fourth and final match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy, to begin from Friday at the Gabba. "After an epic fightback in Sydney, it is time to regroup. We have begun our...

Sourav Ganguly now stable, undergoes angioplasty


Kolkata: Former Indian skipper and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday has undergone angioplasty and is stable now, experts in the medical team said. Ganguly was admitted to a Kolkata hospital this afternoon after complaints of chest pain. "Sourav Ganguly is stable after undergoing angioplasty. He is...

No live action as empty stadiums welcomed fans


Intro: The year 2020 witnessed a paucity of live sport like we hadn’t seen in decades. For fans, it meant staying away from stadiums for a large part of the year. New Delhi: On March 8, the world witnessed an important chapter in professional sports. It was the day the Women’s T20 World Cup final...

Blockbuster fixtures to tip off 2020-21 NBA season


New York: The 2020-21 NBA season will begin with a blockbuster opening-night doubleheader with the Golden State Warriors visiting the Brooklyn Nets and defending champions Los Angeles Lakers taking on the intracity rival LA Clippers. The opening night will see NBA MVPs Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and LeBron James and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi...

India men end 2020 at 4th spot in world hockey rankings


Lausanne: The Indian men's hockey team are placed at the fourth spot in the latest FIH team rankings while the women's team are placed at the ninth position. Belgium men and the Netherlands women will finish the year at the top of the rankings, confirmed the International Hockey Federation. In the men's rankings, reigning world and...

Australia win 1st Test after shooting India out for 36


Adelaide: Australia scored a sensational eight-wicket victory against India the first Test, a day-night affair, to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series at the Adelaide Oval.  After their pace bowlers Pat Cummins (4/21) and Josh Hazlewood (5/8) caused a carnage to skittle out India for 36, their lowest Test total, Australia reached the...