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Cricket

Most of the players, especially the younger ones are mostly on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter where unknown people masquerading as fans try to befriend them. (Representative Image)

IPL player tells BCCI he was contacted by someone trying to fix matches

The BCCI’s anti-corruption unit has begun an investigation but has not nabbed the person.

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Mobile Premier League is new apparel sponsor of Indian cricket team

BCCI has inked the apparel and merchandise deal with MPL, replacing Nike

Put in to bat, Bairstow (53 off 48) scored his second fifty of the tournament, while David Warner (45 off 33) and Kane Williamson (41 off 26) also came up with valuable contributions, helping Sunrisers Hyderabad post a competitive 162 for four. Defending the total, leg-spinner Rashid (3/14) returned with three crucial wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/25) scalped two and T Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed (1/43) claimed too chipped in to restrict Delhi to 147 for 7 in 2 for a deserving win. (Photo | PTI)

Hyderabad Sunrisers pull up their socks and open their account with win against Delhi Capitals

With Delhi needing 59 runs from 30 balls, all eyes were on Marcus Stoinis (11) but a well placed yorker from Natarajan ended Delhi’s hopes.

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson quits competitive cricket after CSK's exit

The 39-year-old retired from international cricket in 2016 and bid adieu to the Australian Big Bash league last year.

Tennis

 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, checks a linesman after hitting her with a ball in reaction to losing a point to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. Djokovic defaulted the match. (AP)

Novak Djokovic defaulted from US Open for striking line judge

The world number one apologized for hitting the ball in disgust after losing his serve to go 6-5 down in the first set to Spain's Busta

Thanasi Kokkinakis. AFP Photo

Kokkinakis battling back to fitness after glandular fever bout

After injuries to his elbows and knees, as well as muscle problems, the 24-year-old’s career received another setback

Japan's Naomi Osaka kisses the trophy in celebration after winning her Women's Singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the US Open in New York. — AFP photo

Osaka beats Azarenka to win second US Open crown

"I wasn't really thinking about winning. I was just thinking about competing," Osaka said

Corey Gauff. Twitter Photo

Coco Gauff's dad, Corey, gets USTA developmental coach honour

Meanwhile, Jay Berger was honored as the Team USA Legendary Coach

Football

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at his office at Palazzo Chigi in Rome. AFP Photo

Training to start in May, but Serie A re-start date not certain: Italian PM

Individual training to begin on May 4 with social distancing rules in force, and team training is set for May 18 onwards

Bayern Munich players attend a training session at the team's training grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on April 16. AFP Photo

German football plans May return but debate rages

It would also make the Bundesliga the first top-flight European league to begin playing again

Premier League football

Premier League matches could be on free-to-air TV

When the League resumes with matches most likely behind closed doors, it was important for people to watch them somehow

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. Twitter Photo

UEFA gives leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans

Any league cancelling its season would need to produce a list of teams that have qualified for European club competitions, also by May 25

Chairman of FIFA medical committee Michel D'Hooghe. Twitter Photo

Avoid resuming season amid virus threat: FIFA medical chief

Playing football in the absence of a vaccine would create problems in upholding guidelines on social distancing

In Other sports

Martin Garcia rides Charlatan past the grandstand during the first division of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Saturday. AP Photo

Bob Baffert sweeps in Arkansas Derby with Charlatan and Nadal

It was the first time since 1960 the race was split and the first time no fans were allowed to watch the races.

 Sumo began a new tournament in front of a live audience Sunday. (AFP Photo)

Japan holds sumo despite rise in virus infections

The tournament runs through August 2 at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the primary sumo arena at the heart of the Japanese capital

 India hockey captain among five to test COVID-19 positive in camp. (PTI Photo)

Hockey captain Manpreet Singh, four others test COVID-19 positive

The players might have contracted the virus while travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru, the SAI said in a statement

Scientific coordinator Aude Echalier (R) and head of quantitative pharmacology Martin Redhead look at a screen showing results of vaccine research as they work in the laboratory of British pharmatech company Exscientia at Oxford Science Park in Oxford, in southern central England. AFP Photo

Vaccine holds the kley to Tokyo Olympics, says Japanese medical association chief

He called for more testing as the current rate was not enough to judge whether infection rates in the country were falling