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Cricket

Most of the players, especially the younger ones are mostly on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter where unknown people masquerading as fans try to befriend them. (Representative Image)

IPL player tells BCCI he was contacted by someone trying to fix matches

The BCCI’s anti-corruption unit has begun an investigation but has not nabbed the person.

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Mobile Premier League is new apparel sponsor of Indian cricket team

BCCI has inked the apparel and merchandise deal with MPL, replacing Nike

Put in to bat, Bairstow (53 off 48) scored his second fifty of the tournament, while David Warner (45 off 33) and Kane Williamson (41 off 26) also came up with valuable contributions, helping Sunrisers Hyderabad post a competitive 162 for four. Defending the total, leg-spinner Rashid (3/14) returned with three crucial wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/25) scalped two and T Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed (1/43) claimed too chipped in to restrict Delhi to 147 for 7 in 2 for a deserving win. (Photo | PTI)

Hyderabad Sunrisers pull up their socks and open their account with win against Delhi Capitals

With Delhi needing 59 runs from 30 balls, all eyes were on Marcus Stoinis (11) but a well placed yorker from Natarajan ended Delhi’s hopes.

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson quits competitive cricket after CSK's exit

The 39-year-old retired from international cricket in 2016 and bid adieu to the Australian Big Bash league last year.

Tennis

 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, checks a linesman after hitting her with a ball in reaction to losing a point to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. Djokovic defaulted the match. (AP)

Novak Djokovic defaulted from US Open for striking line judge

The world number one apologized for hitting the ball in disgust after losing his serve to go 6-5 down in the first set to Spain's Busta

Rafael Nadal poses with ball girls and boys as he celebrates his record 12th French Open title. AP Photo

King of Clay Rafael Nadal 'very pessimstic' about return of tennis

Even if players start without an audience, it is difficult to organise events as it involves a lot of people, he says

Renowned Australian tennis coach Darren Cahill. DC File Photo

Tennis coach Darren Cahill rallies behind ATP/WTA merger idea

The former coach of Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt said uniformity in rules and rankings will help all stakeholders

Sania Mirza with her son Izhaan. DC File Photo

Sania Mirza nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award

Returning to Fed Cup after four years, with her 18-month son in the stands, Sania helped India qualify for the Play-offs for the first time

Football

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at his office at Palazzo Chigi in Rome. AFP Photo

Training to start in May, but Serie A re-start date not certain: Italian PM

Individual training to begin on May 4 with social distancing rules in force, and team training is set for May 18 onwards

Bayern Munich players attend a training session at the team's training grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on April 16. AFP Photo

German football plans May return but debate rages

It would also make the Bundesliga the first top-flight European league to begin playing again

Premier League football

Premier League matches could be on free-to-air TV

When the League resumes with matches most likely behind closed doors, it was important for people to watch them somehow

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. Twitter Photo

UEFA gives leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans

Any league cancelling its season would need to produce a list of teams that have qualified for European club competitions, also by May 25

Chairman of FIFA medical committee Michel D'Hooghe. Twitter Photo

Avoid resuming season amid virus threat: FIFA medical chief

Playing football in the absence of a vaccine would create problems in upholding guidelines on social distancing

In Other sports

Martin Garcia rides Charlatan past the grandstand during the first division of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Saturday. AP Photo

Bob Baffert sweeps in Arkansas Derby with Charlatan and Nadal

It was the first time since 1960 the race was split and the first time no fans were allowed to watch the races.

Tokyo Olympics

Today's Olympians hailed as saviours by athletes sidelined by 1980 boycott

Athletes should not feel disappointed with the postponement, they should know that their sacrifice isn’t for nothing

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James driving in during the match against Brooklyn Nets. AP Photo

LA Lakers ready to play despite call to cancel NBA: LeBron James

Some club executives say team owners worry about liability issues due to health concerns and a lack of revenue from playing in empty arenas

A screen capture of the sport form the video posted by ITBT (Image source: Facebook)

ITBP wins national ice hockey championship

Team defeated Ladakh with a score of 5-1