IPL 2020: Will India's cricketers be rusty?
Considering the lack of match practice, it won't be easy for India's cricketers to get back in the groove. But there's hope: some players had resumed practice back home and the pre-tournament camps in the UAE would have given the cricketers ample time to settle into a team culture, besides a chance to get valuable practice.
IPL 2020: Mumbai and Chennai start the season with a blockbuster clash
It’s not the usual time of the year that one associates with the Indian Premier League, but then nothing about 2020 has been usual. This year has followed a script which no one had anticipated. The good news for cricket fans and fans of T20 franchise cricket in particular is that the 13th edition of the IPL, albeit late, is being played.
Amit Mishra banking on variations to do the trick for Delhi Capitals
He is one of the very few active cricketers to have played the Indian Premier League right from the inaugural season, and as he steps out to play the 13th season in the UAE, seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra finds himself as part of the leadership group at the Delhi Capitals, led by a young Shreyas Iyer.
Reed grabs US Open halfway lead, Woods misses cut
Former Masters champion Patrick Reed put his sterling short game on display to grab the US Open halfway lead on Friday while Tiger Woods finished well outside the cut in windy conditions that humbled many of the game's top golfers.
IPL: Google briefly stops payments app for betting violations
Google on Friday removed one of India's biggest digital payment apps for several hours from its online store for breaching gambling rules, a day ahead of the lucrative IPL T20 tournament. Betting is illegal in India, but the countdown to the 53-day IPL starting Saturday has seen a profusion of online ads for fantasy sports sites, which are allowed in many parts of the country.
How India's cricketers are playing to virtual galleries
As former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan - who uses social media to also take a stand on socio-political issues - points out, Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown have accentuated the importance of social media for cricketers. The online space has also enabled cricketers to showcase diverse skills and interests as David Warner was seen grooving to Bollywood songs.
Bucks' Antetokounmpo named NBA's MVP for second straight year
The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo from Greece became just the third player in history to earn MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honours in the same season, after Michael Jordan in 1988 and Hakeem Olajuwon in 1994.
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians face Chennai Super Kings in opening clash
No other contest is as looked forward to in the Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. Fittingly, the 13th edition starts off with this marquee duel. MI and CSK also boast of having the most settled teams and support staff members, thus proving that stability, even in T20, can be rewarding.
LeBron's Lakers roll in beatdown of Jamal Murray, Nuggets to open West final
Sports/Basketball/NBA: Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.