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Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for Games despite coronavirus

Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for Games despite coronavirus

IMAGE: Women wearing face masks and novelty hats leave Tokyo Disneyland. A growing number of events and sporting fixtures are being cancelled or postponed around Japan while some businesses are closing or asking their employees or work from home. Prime Minister Abe has also asked schools to close for around a month as Covid-19 cases continue to increase. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Tokyo has no Plan B for this year's Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in ..., 12 hours ago

China's Olympic champ Sun Yang BANNED for eight years

IMAGE: Sun Yang questioned the credentials of the testers before members of his entourage smashed the vials containing his blood samples with a hammer. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images nd Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban on Friday, a sanction that rules him out of this year's Tokyo Games, after he missed an out-of-competition test for doping.   The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago

WT20: India's middle-order on test against Malaysia

Time for Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana to stand up and be counted. IMAGE: India's Veda Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma run to the same end during the ICC women's T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh at the WACA in Perth. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images A semi-final berth secured, unbeaten India will be looking to address some of its batting issues in their final Group A match against a deflated Sri Lanka in the ICC women’s T20 World Cup, in Melbourne, on ...
 Rediff.com17 hours ago

Losses hurt but we learn from them: Shastri

'We were outplayed in the first Test but I always believe that a shake-up like that is good. It opens your mindset.' IMAGE: India's coach Ravi Shastri watches the proceedings on the field during Day 3 of the first Test against New Zealand, at Basin Reserve in Wellington. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images The sour taste of a 10-wicket loss to New Zealand in the first Test was a good lesson for India's cricketers and there is no doubt they will be far more competitive in the second in ...
 Rediff.com20 hours ago

India's Olympics-bound athletes learn Japanese culture

IMAGE: From street etiquette to food culture, everything quintessentially Japanese was touched upon in the workshop. Photograph: Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images Tokyo Olympics-bound Indian athletes attended a cultural sensitivity workshop, named 'Omotenashi', on Thursday.   Conducted by the Sports Ministry, ‘Omotenashi’ (the Japanese version of Atithi devo bhava) was organised by the Sports Authority of India, in association with the Indian Olympic Association. Sports ...
 Rediff.com20 hours ago

BJP got 3 times more donations than all other parties

The ruling party received Rs 742 crore in 2018-19, a rise of 70 per cent from the previous year. IMAGE: The BJP received a total of Rs 742.15 crore from 4,483 donations. Photograph: Atul Loke/Getty Images The Bharatiya Janata Party received Rs 742 crore in donations, while the Congress got Rs 148 crore, according to submissions made by the parties before the Election Commission for 2018-19 which was compiled by think tank the Association of Democratic Reforms.  Donations for the BJP ...
 Rediff.com22 hours ago

PHOTOS: Shafali stars as India beat NZ to make semis

Healy and Mooney blast Australia past Bangladesh - SCORECARD IMAGE: India's Shafali Verma bats during the ICC Women's T20 World Cup match against New Zealand, at Junction Oval in Melbourne, on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images Shafali Verma's 34-ball 46, followed by a superlative performance from the bowlers, helped India score a four-run victory over New Zealand in a crucial Group A match and seal a place in the semi-finals of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, in Melbourne, on ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago 'Shafali has licence to play fearless cricket'  Rediff.com4 days ago Teenage star Shafali a big hit at T20 World Cup!  Rediff.com2 days ago Poonam's brilliance will give India huge confidence: Mithali  Rediff.com6 days ago

Sharapova - inspirational and a great fighter

'She's great fighter. As dedicated as someone can really be in our sport.' IMAGE: It was Maria Sharapova's victory over two-times defending champion Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final that propelled the then little-known 17-year-old to superstardom and riches. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Maria Sharapova's fellow players described her as inspirational and praised her fighting spirit following the Russian's announcement of her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago Five-time major winner Sharapova retires aged 32  Rediff.com2 days ago

Why India's women are doing well in T20 WC

'I think we've got a lot better as a team in working out how to handle and read situations well.' IMAGE: Taniya Bhatia scored a 25-ball 23 as India got the better of New Zealand by four runs in the ICC women's World Cup and sealed a berth in the semi-finals, in Melbourne, on Thursday. Photograph: Luke Hemer/Getty Images Wicketkeeper-batswoman Taniya Bhatia says the Indian team has got better at reading and handling different situations, which was evident during the recent tri-series in ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

How Rahane plans to tackle Kiwi quicks in second Test

'As a batsman, if you going to think about a particular shot, then you need to back yourself and play that shot.' IMAGE: India batsman Ajinkya Rahane will ‘show intent’ to the New Zealand bowlers when he bats in the second Test in Christchurch, starting Saturday. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Ajinkya Rahane wants to take on the New Zealand pace battery with more intent in the second Test. He has a foolproof strategy, which includes countering the awkward angles which ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago
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