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Serie A: Juventus will be thrown out if they don’t officially withdraw from Super League, warns FIGC
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Serie A: Juventus will be thrown out if they don’t officially withdraw from Super League, warns FIGC

Juve, alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid, defended the aborted competition and said they had received "unacceptable" threats from UEFA and FIFA.

‘Did everything right, but virus still found its way’: Veda Krishnamurthy after losing mother, sister to COVID-19
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‘Did everything right, but virus still found its way’: Veda Krishnamurthy after losing mother, sister to COVID-19

The 28-year-old Bengaluru-based cricketer paid an emotional tribute to her sister and mother, who succumbed to the deadly virus in a span of two weeks.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kei Nishikori joins Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka in urging organisers to discuss safety of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kei Nishikori joins Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka in urging organisers to discuss safety of Games

Nishikori said it could be difficult to host the Olympics even behind closed doors, due to the high number of athletes expected to take part.

Accusations against star grappler Sushil Kumar have hurt Indian wrestling's image badly, says WFI
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Accusations against star grappler Sushil Kumar have hurt Indian wrestling's image badly, says WFI

The WFI is concerned that the good reputation built over the years with stupendous international performances, many of them given by Sushil himself, has been ruined.

PCB’s hopes of hosting remaining matches of PSL 2021 diminish after UAE’s travel ban
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PCB’s hopes of hosting remaining matches of PSL 2021 diminish after UAE’s travel ban

The PCB was in talks with the Emirates Cricket Board to seek permission from the UAE government to hold the remaining 20 matches of the PSL in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 1 June.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC promises 'strictest action' after club forced to leave Maldives over COVID breaches
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC promises 'strictest action' after club forced to leave Maldives over COVID breaches

Bengaluru were to face home side Eagles FC in a play-off on Tuesday, but the Maldives government ordered them to leave Sunday for breaking pandemic guidelines set up for the visiting teams.

England team director Ashley Giles says no plans on rushing IPL stars back into action in New Zealand Tests
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England team director Ashley Giles says no plans on rushing IPL stars back into action in New Zealand Tests

The suspension of the IPL because of the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India has left England with a potentially larger player pool than they envisaged for the two-Test series against New Zealand.

Serena Williams gears up for Italian Open with 'very intense' training
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Serena Williams gears up for Italian Open with 'very intense' training

Preparing to return at this week's Italian Open to gear up for Roland Garros later this month, Williams on Monday detailed her recent training regimen.

Aryna Sabalenka climbs three places to fourth on WTA rankings after beating Ashleigh Barty in Madrid Open final
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Aryna Sabalenka climbs three places to fourth on WTA rankings after beating Ashleigh Barty in Madrid Open final

It was Sabalenka's 10th career title but her first on clay and, three weeks before the French Open, underlined the 23-year-old's improvement on the surface.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Babar Azam shifts focus to upcoming West Indies tour after completing 2-0 Test sweep
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Babar Azam shifts focus to upcoming West Indies tour after completing 2-0 Test sweep

Pakistan are due to play three Tests and three Twenty20 internationals in the Caribbean after their successful tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With fake cheers and empty seats, Japanese capital gives glimpse of COVID-era Olympics
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With fake cheers and empty seats, Japanese capital gives glimpse of COVID-era Olympics

An athletics test event brought home the reality of hosting an Olympics during the pandemic, with athletes competing in a muted atmosphere and excitement hard to muster.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: China name five naturalised players in 26-man squad ahead of critical fixtures
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: China name five naturalised players in 26-man squad ahead of critical fixtures

China, who have big ambitions but are perennial underachievers ranked 77th in the world, began drafting in players born overseas in 2019 in a quick fix to reach the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach cancels Japan visit due to COVID-19 crisis
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach cancels Japan visit due to COVID-19 crisis

The trip was made impossible because of a state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of the country that has been extended until 31 May.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Visitors seal innings-and-147-run win on Day 4, sweep Test series 2-0
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Visitors seal innings-and-147-run win on Day 4, sweep Test series 2-0

It took only five overs on Day 4 for Shaheen Shah Afridi to end it by having Luke Jongwe caught behind by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for 37.

IPL 2021: West Indies players who participated in tournament have reached home, says board CEO Johnny Grave
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IPL 2021: West Indies players who participated in tournament have reached home, says board CEO Johnny Grave

Save for COVID-19 affected duo of CSK batting coach Michael Hussey and Kolkata Knight Riders' New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert, all the foreign players and support staff have left the Indian shores.

Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former India hockey coach MK Kaushik passes away due to COVID-19
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Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former India hockey coach MK Kaushik passes away due to COVID-19

Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 April and was admitted to a nursing home in New Delhi.

Indian cricketers to leave for UK on 2 June; BCCI confident of players getting first dose of vaccine before tour
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Indian cricketers to leave for UK on 2 June; BCCI confident of players getting first dose of vaccine before tour

The BCCI are still carrying out negotiations regarding the duration of 10 days of soft quarantine (training allowed) for players after reaching the UK where they will be based for three and half months.

Ligue 1: Brazilian forward Neymar signs three-year contract extension with PSG, set to stay till 2025
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Ligue 1: Brazilian forward Neymar signs three-year contract extension with PSG, set to stay till 2025

Neymar would have been out of contract next June, along with striker Kylian Mbappe — who has yet to re-sign and has been linked with a move to Spanish giant Real Madrid.

Rishabh Pant donates undisclosed amount towards NGO to procure oxygen cylinders and COVID-related kits
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Rishabh Pant donates undisclosed amount towards NGO to procure oxygen cylinders and COVID-related kits

"I am supporting the Hemkunt Foundation through a monetary donation that will help provide O2 cylinders with beds, Covid-relief kits and much more to those suffering across the country," Pant said in a statement posted on his Twitter handle.

India hockey team captain Rani Rampal, six teammates recover from COVID-19
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India hockey team captain Rani Rampal, six teammates recover from COVID-19

The six other India players are Savita Punia, Sharmila Devi, Rajani, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur and Sushila while the two support staff are video analyst Amrutaprakash and scientific advisor Wayne Lombard.