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Prague Open 2020: Top-seeded Simona Halep battles past Polana Hercog to reach second round
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Prague Open 2020: Top-seeded Simona Halep battles past Polana Hercog to reach second round

It was the first competitive match for Halep since she won the Dubai Championships in February for her 20th career WTA title.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Scottish Premiership games involving Celtic and Aberdeen postponed following player rule breaches
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Scottish Premiership games involving Celtic and Aberdeen postponed following player rule breaches

Football authorities and government officials held a meeting after Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli took a secret trip to Spain, failed to self-isolate on his return, and played in a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in the league on Sunday.

Bundesliga: Thiago Alcantara set to leave Bayern Munich but club 'cautiously optimistic' on keeping David Alaba
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Bundesliga: Thiago Alcantara set to leave Bayern Munich but club 'cautiously optimistic' on keeping David Alaba

With a year left on their contracts, both defender Alaba and central midfielder Alcantara are stalling over extensions.

IPL 2020: Emirates Cricket Board receive official clearance from BCCI to host league in UAE
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IPL 2020: Emirates Cricket Board receive official clearance from BCCI to host league in UAE

The ECB had been waiting for the BCCI's final go ahead before intensifying its preparations for IPL.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League postponed due to unavailability of players
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League postponed due to unavailability of players

The T20 League was scheduled to start on 28 August, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.

Chris Froome returns to venue where he crashed in 2019 as he gears up for Criterium du Dauphine
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Chris Froome returns to venue where he crashed in 2019 as he gears up for Criterium du Dauphine

Froome broke a leg, ribs and an elbow on the race in June 2019, when he hit a wall at 60km/h after taking his hands off the handlebars to blow his nose.

IPL 2020: CSK, KKR to carry 10 exclusive net bowlers for tournament; Delhi Capitals to have six on roster
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IPL 2020: CSK, KKR to carry 10 exclusive net bowlers for tournament; Delhi Capitals to have six on roster

The Indian Premier League (IPL) shifting its base to the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 edition may prove to be a blessing in disguise for at least 50 unheralded cricketers, who are set to travel with the eight teams as "exclusive" net bowlers.

Sarfaraz Ahmed should retire from Tests and focus on white-ball cricket, feels former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja
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Sarfaraz Ahmed should retire from Tests and focus on white-ball cricket, feels former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja

Sarfaraz, a former captain, was seen performing the duties of 12th man in the series opener between England and Pakistan in Manchester.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Scottish Premiership under threat after Celtic's Boli Bolingoli breaks quarantine rules
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Scottish Premiership under threat after Celtic's Boli Bolingoli breaks quarantine rules

Celtic's Belgian defender Boli Bolingoli said he had not observed quarantine protocols after a trip to Spain. Anyone returning to Scotland from Spain must spend two weeks in quarantine.

Golf's fearless new guard poised to upstage long-reigning stalwarts
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Golf's fearless new guard poised to upstage long-reigning stalwarts

With Morikawa, Wolff, Hovland, Champ, Im, and Nieman staking their claim, golf's old guard is set to be challenged for supremacy in days to come.

'I want to live': Forced into hiding, Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov still lives in fear
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'I want to live': Forced into hiding, Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov still lives in fear

Exposing Russia’s state-sponsorship doping scheme forced Grigory Rodchenkov into hiding in the United States five years ago.

Top Seed Open: Social distancing, closed door matches, WTA players adjust to new normal in tennis
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Top Seed Open: Social distancing, closed door matches, WTA players adjust to new normal in tennis

Top Seed Open is the WTA Tour’s first US competition since tennis came to a halt in March due to COVID-19 pandemic.

IPL 2020: BCCI invites tender for four-month title sponsorship; highest bid not guaranteed winner
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IPL 2020: BCCI invites tender for four-month title sponsorship; highest bid not guaranteed winner

The new IPL title sponsor to replace Chinese mobile phone company Vivo will hold the rights for only a four-and-a-half-month period and the highest bid may not necessarily end up being the winning one, the BCCI stated on Monday.

Pakistan Cricket Board to file appeal with CAS against reduction of ban on tainted batsman Umar Akmal
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Pakistan Cricket Board to file appeal with CAS against reduction of ban on tainted batsman Umar Akmal

In July, the three-year ban initially handed to Akmal for failing to report corrupt approaches was reduced to 18 months on compassionate"grounds by independent adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar.

Champions League: Atletico Madrid heave sigh of relief as remaining squad members test negative for COVID-19
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Champions League: Atletico Madrid heave sigh of relief as remaining squad members test negative for COVID-19

Tests at the weekend had revealed two coronavirus cases at the club, which Atletico confirmed on Monday to be players Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko.

England vs Pakistan: Visitors' coach Misbah-ul-Haq insists his team will 'fight back' from first Test defeat
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England vs Pakistan: Visitors' coach Misbah-ul-Haq insists his team will 'fight back' from first Test defeat

Pakistan were on course to go 1-0 up in the three-match series after dominating the majority of the first Test at Old Trafford.

IPL 2020: BCCI receive central government's formal approval; likely to announce new title sponsors by 18 August
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IPL 2020: BCCI receive central government's formal approval; likely to announce new title sponsors by 18 August

The IPL boss also said that BCCI, in all likelihood, will announce the tournament's new title sponsors by 18 August. There will be a seven-day window for interested companies to submit the bid.

Champions League: Manchester City have matured in tournament since previous disappointments, says Gabriel Jesus
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Champions League: Manchester City have matured in tournament since previous disappointments, says Gabriel Jesus

Jesus had a standout performance in Friday's 2-1 win over 13-time European champions Real Madrid that earned a place in the quarter-finals.

'He would clap for bowler if a good ball went for six': Muttiah Muralitharan recalls playing under MS Dhoni for CSK
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'He would clap for bowler if a good ball went for six': Muttiah Muralitharan recalls playing under MS Dhoni for CSK

Muralitharan was part of CSK and played under the team led by Dhoni for three seasons in IPL from 2008 to 2010. He then represented the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011.

IPL 2020: Patanjali consider bidding for upcoming edition's title sponsorship after Vivo's exit
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IPL 2020: Patanjali consider bidding for upcoming edition's title sponsorship after Vivo's exit

The slot of the title sponsorship of IPL was vacated after the Chinese handset maker Vivo decided to exit from it.