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Olympics 2020: three-on-three basketball among five extra sports in Tokyo

3-on-3 basketball, pictured at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan this year, will be added to the Olympic programme in Tokyo. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty Images Mixed relays in athletics and swimming will make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with men and women competing with and against each other in 4x400m on the track and 4x100m freestyle in the ... Read More »

RTD sports editor Mike Szvetitz named newspaper’s managing editor

Mike Szvetitz, sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was named Tuesday as the newspaper’s new managing editor. As managing editor, Szvetitz will be the No. 2 editor in the newsroom and be responsible for its day-to-day operations. He started his new role effective immediately, 17 years and one day after he got his first newspaper job as a reporter covering ... Read More »

Ramachandra Guha Quits As BCCI Administrator

Ramachandra Guha resigned from the BCCI administrator post© NDTV Noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday resigned from Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Guha moved the Supreme Court and said that he has resigned from the court-appointed panel. Guha wants Supreme Court to relieve him from the CoA. The court will hear ... Read More »

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt Sports minister announces initiative which will be introduced as part of the 2017-2018 budget The sports minister, Greg Hunt, says there are great examples around the world of secure funding from a national sports lottery. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA View more sharing options Shares 26 Comments 117 Mike Hytner @mike_hytner ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Will Come Good In Champions Trophy: Tim Southee

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy New Zealand pacer Tim Southee on Saturday backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy in England. Kohli, the ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Will Come Good In Champions Trophy: Tim Southee

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy New Zealand pacer Tim Southee on Saturday backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy in England. Kohli, the ... Read More »

Indisputable proof that Washington D.C. is the saddest sports city in the U.S.

If you’re a sports fan in Washington D.C. on Thursday, we’re here to give you a virtual hug. Wednesday night was super rough with the Capitals blowing yet another Game 7 and the Wizards falling to the Boston Celtics. At least the Nationals won a game, right? And it was over the Baltimore Orioles, too. That’s got to help just ... Read More »

IPL 2017: Sunil Narine Smashes IPL’s Joint-Fastest 50 In Just 15 Balls

Kolkata Knight Riders opener Sunil Narine joined teammate Yusuf Pathan on the fastest Indian Premier League half-century record list on Sunday. Narine reached the half century mark off 15 deliveries against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. His knock was dotted with six fours and four sixes. Pathan’s knock had come in 2014, also off 15 deliveries, against ... Read More »

The 13 greatest first-round upsets in sports history

Chicago is temporarily the center of the sports universe. The Bulls are up 2-0 on the top seed Boston Celtics and looking for the rare No. 8-over-No. 1 NBA upset. Meanwhile, the NHL’s Blackhawks have the shoe skate on the other foot as they trail 3-0 in their first-round series to the eighth-seeded Nashville Predators. As the NBA and NHL brace ... Read More »

E sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation”. Competitive video gaming will also feature as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. And it will first appear in this year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan. Alongside Fifa ... Read More »