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May 06, 2021 16:05

Pfizer, BioNTech donate vaccines for Tokyo 2020-bound teams

LAUSANNE: As part of the plans to ensure safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to donate doses of the companies' COVID-19 vaccine to Games participants from National…

May 06, 2021 16:05

Odisha FC ropes in Spanish legend as global football advisor

ODISHA FC HAVE ROPED IN David Villa into its Football Committee. The World Cup winning Spaniard will head the club's global football operations, a statement from the Indian Super League club said.

May 06, 2021 15:05

Sushil Kumar named in FIR over murder of young wrestler

NEW DELHI: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is among those named in an FIR filed by the Delhi police for their alleged role in the murder of a 23-year-old former junior national champion, who was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups on the Chhatrasal stadium premises in North-West Delhi late Tuesday night.

May 06, 2021 14:05

4 clubs still associated with failed ESL face 2-yr UEFA ban

REAL MADRID, BARCELONA, Juventus and AC Milan, four of the original 12 "super clubs" that constituted the European Super League, which are still "holding out" against dissociating from the still-born ESL could reportedly be handed a two-year ban from UEFA's European competitions.

Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester…

May 06, 2021 14:05

5th edition of Abu Dhabi T10 ups run time to 15 days

ABU DHABI: Ten Sports Management (TSM) and Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) have announced the dates for the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament. 

The tournament, which this year will be held over 15 days, will run from November 19 through to December 4, taking in the extended public holiday weekend scheduled to celebrate the…

May 06, 2021 13:05

Eurosport outlines comprehensive b'cast plan for Giro d’Italia

MUMBAI: For more than a century, the roads of Italy have been the battle ground as the world’s greatest cyclists have gone wheel to wheel in the fight for the maglia rosa. For 2021, Eurosport and Global Cycling Network (GCN) will come together to showcase the Giro d’Italia in all its glory for fans around the world like never before…

May 06, 2021 11:05

Korn Ferry Tour prize money to increase in 2022, 2023

NEW YORK: The Korn Ferry Tour will see significant increases in its purses over the next two seasons with all tournaments featuring a purse of at least $1 million by the 2023 season.

The purse increases were originally slated for the 2021 season after being approved by the Policy Board in March of 2020 but were delayed a year…

May 05, 2021 17:05

Star India pledges Rs500m towards COVID-19 relief efforts

MUMBAI: With the second wave of the COVID-19 rampant in India and forcing the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier league, Star India has pledged financial support of Rs 500 million for India's ongoing relief efforts. 

The announcement was made through Star India's Twitter handle on Wednesday.

May 05, 2021 17:05

FedEx expands UEFA assn to include Champions League sponsorhip

MEMPHIS, Tenn.: FedEx Corp. and UEFA have signed a three-year agreement in which FedEx will sponsor the UEFA Champions League, commencing at the start of the 2021/22 tournament and extending for three editions through to 2023/24. 

The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Youth League finals,…

May 05, 2021 16:05

BCCI eyes pre-T20 WC window for IPL remainder: Reports

MUMBAI: After the 2021 Indian Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday, Board of Control for Cricket in India vice president Rajeev Shukla insists that the tournament is not cancelled.

“One thing I want to make very clear – it has not been cancelled. It has been postponed, suspended and deferred. The remaining part…