Scandal-plagued China soccer hit by new corruption probes

Scandal-plagued China soccer hit by new corruption probes

News Sports Football Scandal-plagued China soccer hit by new corruption probes The sports ministry said on Friday that Wang Xiaoping, director the association’s Disciplinary Committee, and Huang Song, were both “suspected of serious violations” of law and discipline — the government’s usual bywords for graft. In this image made from video, Chen Xuyuan, head of … Read more

Indian sports news wrap, February 17

TENNIS ITF women’s tournament Second seed Vaidehi Chaudhari tamed a fighting Alexandra Iordache 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Friday. Advertising Advertising On a gloomy morning, when heavy fog delayed the start by an hour, there was favourable flow for the Indian players as … Read more

An ode to sparkling serenity of Rohit Sharma’s batting stillness

Rohit Sharma’s batting traps us inside an awed headspace. Watching him watch the bowler run in is a minimalistic marvel. A stillness has descended in recent years. Almost Jacques Kallis-ish compact serenity in the wait. The classicism in Rohit Sharma the Test opener seems so effortlessly natural and the aural and visual aesthetic of his … Read more

Happy to get big knock for team: Shubman Gill

Opening batter Shubman Gill, who played a major role in India’s 168-run win over New Zealand to clinch the three-match T20I series with his maiden ton, on Wednesday said he did not do anything extra during his big knock. Gill remained not out on 126 to help India post a massive 234 for 4 after … Read more

Preparatory camp ahead of Australia Test series, says Rahul Dravid

The Indian team will undergo a preparatory camp before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, but no player in the squad will be released to play Ranji Trophy ahead of the contest against the visiting Australians. It has been quite some time since the team had a camp before a series, owing to the packed cricketing calendar … Read more

‘Cricket fever’ Raipur’s tryst with international cricket debut

On Friday, January 20, you could walk into a small mobile shop in Pandri, Raipur to buy a charger and get asked, “Match dekhne aaye hai kya?” (Came to see the match?). As Chattisgarh Cricket Association Secretary, Mukul Tiwari tells The Indian Express, “Fever hai total cricket ka.” “We put the tickets out on January … Read more

Indian sports news wrap, January 14

Football India U-17 team for friendly against UAE U-20 national side announced Bibiano Fernandes, the head coach of the India U-17 men’s football team, has announced a 22-member squad for a friendly against UAE U-20 national team in Dubai on January 16, 2023. The team will also play two friendlies against Uzbekistan on January 22 … Read more

Is Rahul taking Surya’s spot in India’s ODI XI?

On a day India racked up 373, it feels amiss to be talking about their batting but since this is an ODI World Cup year, a potential puzzle needs resolving. It can be phrased in a couple of ways: How to fit Suryakumar Yadav or Ishan Kishan in the playing XI? It will come down … Read more

Manika Batra reaches career high 35 in world rankings

Indian table tennis star Manika Batra on Tuesday gained three places to reach a career-high 35 in the ITTF world rankings. The 27-year-old had produced a special performance to win India’s first ever medal at the Asian Cup in November. She had stunned world number five Hina Hayata of Japan and world number seven Chen … Read more

Forest investigating alleged homophobic chants during Chelsea game

Nottingham Forest said they are investigating allegations of homophobic chanting directed at Chelsea supporters during Sunday’s 1-1 draw in the Premier League at City Ground. “The club are aware of reports concerning chants aimed at Chelsea supporters from a minority of fans this evening and do not condone any type of discriminatory or offensive behaviour,” … Read more