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Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester win at United
Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after Manchester United crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Leicester on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola's side are 10 points clear of second placed United and have wrapped up the title with three games to spare.
'Little concerning that India hasn't picked wrist spinner for WTC final'
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria reckons India has missed a trick by not picking a wrist spinner for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand as young Rahul Chahar would have added another dimension to their attack.
Nadal casts doubts over Olympic participation with wait-and-watch approach
Rafa Nadal has raised doubts about his participation in this year's Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying on Tuesday that he has to be flexible and cannot give a clear answer until he organises his schedule for the year. Nadal, who won a singles gold in Beijing 2008 and added a doubles title in Rio de Janeiro eight years later partnering Marc Lopez, said that he is yet to firm up his plans on travelling to Tokyo.
Tour of England: Lack of long format cricket reason behind Bhuvi's exclusion
Bhuvneshwar Kumar's exclusion from the Test squad to England may have been surprising but lack of competitive multi-day cricket in recent times is being considered the reason behind Uttar Pradesh seamer not being flown to a country which offers help to his style of bowling.
World Boxing Championship for men to be held in Oct-Nov in Belgrade
The world championship of boxing for men will be held from October 26 to November 6 in Belgrade, Serbia, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Tuesday. The event was to be held in India originally but the country lost the hosting rights after failing to pay the host fee last year. An irate AIBA then awarded the competition to Serbia.
Smriti Mandhana receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Cricketer Smriti Mandhana on Tuesday received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Mandhana posted a photo of herself getting vaccinated and she captioned the post on Instagram as: "1st dose. Please stay safe and get yourself #vaccinated."
Buffon to leave Juventus but postpones decision on retirement
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season but could still join another team if he receives a suitable offer. The 43-year-old first joined the Turin club from Parma in 2001 and has been there ever since, with the exception of one season at French side Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19.
Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar
Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and flamboyant allrounder- turned specialist batsman Hardik Pandya will be locked in a two-way fight for India captaincy if Shreyas Iyer doesn't get fit in time for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July.
Virat and Rohit's execution on ground perfect lesson: Easwaran
25-year-old Abhimanyu Easwaran has been named as a standby for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final and five-match Test series against England. And this comes as a huge boost for the Bengal Ranji team captain because it shows the national selectors have been keeping a close eye on his progress.
Aussie cricketers in quarantine rattled by falling rocket debris in Maldives
Nearly 37 Australian cricketers, officials and coaches were rattled by the sonic boom of Chinese rocket debris that crashed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday. The Aussies, including Test stars Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins, are quarantining at a resort in Maldives after the Indian Premier League was postponed indefinitely due to bio-bubble breach.
Shikhar Dhawan could lead India in Sri Lanka white-ball series
Opener Shikhar Dhawan could lead an India side for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July as the Indian cricket board looks to form a white-ball squad in the absence of top players who will be busy in England for Test matches at the time.
Arteta says he expects changes at Arsenal next season
Arsenal will need to ring the changes following a disappointing campaign in England and Europe and the Premier League outfit's summer recruitment will determine how they respond next season, manager Mikel Arteta said on Tuesday. Arteta said that the club will also have to resolve the futures of several of their current players.