The International Association of Athletics Federations should have been ‘more alert’: Sebastian Coe

London:   The IAAF should have been “more alert” during events that eventually saw world athletics’ governing body suspend Russia over state-sponsored doping, according to Sebastian Coe. Coe, writing in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, was elected president of the IAAF in August after spending eight years as deputy to Lamine Diack, who is being investigated Read More …

Russian Sprinter Alexander Zverev Banned for Doping

The Russian doping scandal took a new twist Tuesday when paralympian sprinter Alexander Zverev was suspended for nine months after testing positive for a banned drug. (Read More in Athletics) The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said that Zverev had “returned an adverse analytical finding for cannabinoids in a urine sample provided on 20 June 2015 Read More …

Richard Masters New Permanent Premier League Chief Executive

Richard Masters has been promoted to the post of full-time chief executive of the English Premier League in a move officials will hope end a saga involving two failed appointments. Thursday’s announcement by the EPL ends the search as Masters, the interim chief executive of English football’s lucrative top flight since the long-serving Richard Scudamore Read More …

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Knocked Out After Losing To Chen Yufei

Defending champion PV Sindhu was knocked out of the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals after losing to China’s Chen Yufei, her second defeat in two days, in Guangzhou, China on Thursday. Sindhu lost 22-20, 16-21, 12-21. Just like in her campaign opener against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose Read More …

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul’s Hairstyles Inspired By Footballers, Says Rohit Sharma

India’s young cricket guns like Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are styling their hair like footballers in reflection of their love of the game, senior teammate and modestly quaffed Rohit Sharma said on Thursday. The 26-year-old Pandya, who is recovering from a lower back injury following an operation in October, remains popular among young fans Read More …

Ferrari CEO Admits To “Conversations” With Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari chief executive officer Louis Camilleri said Thursday that it was premature to talk about a possible move of six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to the Italian team. Camilleri confirmed that Mercedes driver Hamilton has had “conversations” with Ferrari chairman John Elkann, but not with him nor Team Principal Mattia Binotto. “It is common knowledge Read More …

Ranji Trophy: Delhi-Kerala Match Ends In Draw, Karnataka Beat Tamil Nadu In Last Over

After a dismal show in their first innings where they were bundled out for just 142 in reply to Kerala’s 525/9(d), the Delhi batsmen showed grit and determination as they avoided a defeat against the hosts in their Ranji Trophy opener in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. Asked to follow-on, Delhi’s Kunal Chandela (125) and Nitish Rana Read More …

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Squanders Game Advantage To Suffer 2nd Successive Loss

Defending champion PV Sindhu‘s campaign in the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals was all but over after the Indian lost to China’s Chen Yufei 22-20, 16-21, 12-21 in Guangzhou, China on Thursday. Just like in her campaign opener against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose yet again in a Read More …

Watch: Yusuf Pathan Refuses To Walk Off After Umpire Rules Him Out

Mumbai started their Ranji Trophy campaign with a comfortable 309-run win over Baroda on the last of the their Round 1 match at Vadodara’s Reliance Stadium on Thursday. Chasing a huge target of 534 runs, Baroda were bundled out for 224 runs in their second innings, suffering a humiliating loss. On a day when Baroda Read More …

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