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Diego Maradona led Argentina to the 1986 FIFA World Cup | Photo: Twitter | Fulham Football Club

Diego Maradona, all-time football great, dies of heart attack at age 60

Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning captain, whom many hail as the greatest player ever, had undergone surgery to remove blood clot from his brain earlier in November.
A pedestrian walks past the Olympic rings outside the Japan Olympic Museum near the New National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo | Photo: Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg

International Olympic Committee chief ‘confident’ of hosting spectators at Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo games, set for 23 July to 8 Aug, 2021, will mark the first time an Olympics has been postponed since the modern games began in the 19th century.

Cricketer Krunal Pandya detained at Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying undisclosed gold

Krunal Pandya was part of the Mumbai Indians team which won its record fifth IPL title on 10 November, defeating Delhi Capitals in the final match in Dubai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli celebrates a Mumbai Indians dismissal in a league match of the Indian Premier League | Representational image: BCCI/IPL/ANI

A vision for IPL 2.0 — how BCCI’s cash cow can become the world’s top sporting league

IPL has recently registered more viewers in UK than some English Premier League games, and has potential to be the world’s best league across sports.
P.V. Sindhu during her quarter-final women's singles match against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying during 2019 Badminton World Championships | ANI

‘I Retire’, says badminton champ PV Sindhu on Twitter, but there’s more to her message

World badminton champ PV Sindhu Monday left fans in a tizzy with a Twitter post declaring she was retiring. However, her message had more to do with Covid than badminton. Read the post here.
File photo of President of Athletics Federation of India Adille Sumariwalla | Twitter (@Adille1)

Athletics Federation of India tells athletes not to take advantage of Covid & use banned drugs

AFI president Adille Sumariwalla said just because NADA was not testing due to Covid, athletes & coaches should not think that they can take banned drugs & get away with it.

Hardik Pandya takes a knee during IPL match to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya went down on a knee with his right arm raised to show solidarity with the movement against racism.

How Europe’s biggest football leagues are witnessing a revolution

The richest clubs are making a play to entrench themselves at the top, PE investors are trying to buy distressed assets and lucrative media rights deals are coming apart at the seams.
Old trafford football stadium

Man United cuts wages for first time since 2015 as Covid hits revenue

The club reported a 19% drop in full-year revenue as Covid led to the postponement of matches, which later resumed behind closed doors, resulting in a loss of matchday income.
File photo of Cristiano Ronaldo | Commons

Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid

Ronaldo was among the Portuguese players that faced Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe’s French team on October 11.

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