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Indian Premier League raises the curtain ahead of MI vs CSK match

Hours before the season-opening Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings match at Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Indian Premier League on Saturday shared a stunning video that can be best described as the curtain-raiser to the 2020 edition. And the theme, “every day is game day”, captures the lives and time of coronavirus. Mumbai Indians (MI) will bat first in the ...

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Gnabry hits hat-trick as ‘hungry’ Bayern run riot in historic Bundesliga opener

Leroy Sane said all-conquering Bayern Munich crave even more silverware after the Germany winger scored on his debut in Friday’s historic 8-0 thrashing of Schalke in the opening game of the new Bundesliga season. “We’re still hungry, even though we won the treble last season,” said Sane after creating two goals for Serge Gnabry, who claimed a hat-trick in the ...

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Neymar banned two matches as league opens racism probe

Neymar received a two-match ban Wednesday for his red card against Marseille as the French league announced it would open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil forward against Alvaro Gonzalez. Angel Di Maria will also be summoned to the league’s next disciplinary commission meeting on September 23 over claims he spat at Marseille defender Gonzalez during PSG’s ...

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Pakistan’s Rana Naved claims he endured racist abuse from Yorkshire fans

Former Pakistan fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan on Tuesday claimed that he was racially abuse by Yorkshire supporters when he played for the English county. Rana alleges he was subjected to racist slurs and hooting from the home crowd when he played for Yorkshire in 2008 and 2009. The 41-year-old’s comments came after Pakistan-born English spinner Azeem Rafiq revealed earlier this ...

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Bangladesh to stay mandatory 14-day quarantine period: SLC Chairman

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) seemed to be adamant in their position as far as the quarantine period due to the COVID-19 is concerned. The SLC chairman Shammi Silva made it clear that Bangladesh would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period before returning to the ground for practice. The mandatory quarantine period is exactly the main problem as ...

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Thiem beats Zverev to win US Open for first Grand Slam title

Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title. The second seeded Austrian beat the fifth seed 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in 4hr 2min inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium. It marked the first time in the US Open’s Open ...

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Salah hat-trick sees Liverpool edge Leeds 4-3 in thrilling opener

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick as Liverpool saw off three fightbacks from Leeds to begin their defence of the Premier League with a thrilling 4-3 win at Anfield. Leeds’ return to the English top-flight under Marcelo Bielsa after a 16-year absence was highly anticipated and a clash against the reigning champions lived up to expectations as three times they equalised ...

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BFF Election: Salahuddin to face Manik for hot seat, after Badal’s late withdrawal

Celebrated footballer Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, who has ruled the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for the last twelve years as president, will face competition from his fellow former national footballer Shafiqul Islam Manik for the hotly anticipated BFF Election 2020, billed for October 3. Manik, also a former coach of the national team, emerged as the main challenger following the late withdrawal ...

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Neymar, Puma conclude endorsement deal: reports

Neymar has finalized an endorsement deal with Puma, media reports in his native Brazil said Friday, two weeks after the most expensive player in football parted ways with long-time sponsors Nike. News of a deal between the Paris Saint-Germain star and the German sportswear giant was first published by the sports site Esporte Interativo, which is known for breaking the ...

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Virus-depleted PSG flop at new boys Lens on Ligue 1 opener

Paris Saint-Germain kicked off their season in the worst possible fashion on Thursday as their coronavirus-depleted team fell to a 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens. PSG came into their first match of the new domestic season with seven of their star players missing after testing positive for coronavirus, including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. They started the match with their third-choice ...

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