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Dec 10, 2018 12:12
PARIS: The Qatar National Bank (QNB), the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, announced Sunday the appointment of Brazilian football star and Paris Saint Germain player, Neymar Jr, as the group’s global brand ambassador.
Nov 28, 2018 12:11
LONDON: OKEx, a world-leading digital asset exchange based out of Malta, has announced to be present in forthcoming English Premier League matches. Its logo will be featured live in-game on the pitchside broadcasting systems of the world's biggest sporting league, including games featuring Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Aug 02, 2018 12:08
THE LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA got into a spot of bother couple of weeks ago. Not of its own making, but due to "misunderstanding" by the media. All that the Commission did was to submit a report following a directive from the Supreme Court mandating it to study the possibility of legalising betting in the country.
Jun 23, 2018 14:06
MOSCOW: FIFA announced on Thursday that as many as 2.5 million people were a part of the FIFA fan fest for the World Cup 2018 throughout the host cities in Russia. 
Jun 11, 2018 14:06
IT IS FOOTBALL World Cup time, and thankfully, though India is not part of this sporting extravaganza, Indian football is making some noise, albeit even if it is for a few days only. But it took a heartfelt appeal from the captain to get the country to talk about the national team and its exploits.
Apr 08, 2018 23:04
HOW MUCH IS THE right price for owning cricket in India? Last week's e-auction for India cricket media rights throws in some pointers. With Star India outbatting its two opponents, Sony Pictures Networks India and Reliance Jio, with an offer of Rs 6,138 crores, the maths show a per match cost of around Rs 60 crore over the next five years.
Mar 09, 2018 15:03
THE WRITING HAS BEEN on the wall for some time. But everyone has been adopting an ostrich-like mentality, not because they want to, but because they do not know what else to do. We are talking about Test cricket. Finally, former England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen, decided it was time to say it as it is.
Jan 23, 2018 06:01
IT IS VIRAT all the way. Good, bad, and ugly. Let us start with the good. The Indian skipper has swept the annual ICC awards, being named as both the cricketer and captain of the year. He became only the fourth Indian to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year, and the ODI Cricketer of the Year award. ICC has also picked him as the captain for the Test and ODI teams of the year.
Jan 15, 2018 12:01
Waning fortunes, rising demand and frantic calculations for sale and purchase. IPL players auction is as much about the monies as about the game.
Jan 04, 2018 11:01
MUMBAI: Team India skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among the top players confirmed to be retained by their respective Indian Premier League franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, which is returning from suspension, respectively. The retention list of players is to be announced by the BCCI here later Thursday.