Latest Sports Updates 22-07-2020 @ 8.00 p.m.IST

Multi-Sports

India have extended contracts of 32 foreign coaches in 11 disciplines till September 2021.Since Tokyo Olympics is postponed by a year and contracts of many coaches were to end this September,this decision was taken after ensuring that athletes retain continuity in training for Olympics.

Cricket

England bowler James Anderson is looking to partner Stuart Broad in search of series win against West Indies as third test gets underway on Friday.Anderson,Archer and Mark Wood are all expected to return for the deciding test.The series is tied 1-1.

Football

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy feels 100 goal milestone is yet to sink in.Vardy is likely to win Golden Boot in Premier league with 23 goals and just one game to play.Earlier this month,he netted his 100th PL goal during 3-0 home win over Crystal Palace.

Shooting

Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput is relieved to be finally training outdoors after running out of ideas and patience during Covid-19 lockdown.He was shooting at his basement,bedroom and hall for weeks as training was halted due to Coronavirus pandemic.

Cycling

Austrian Cyclist Georg Preidler has been given 12 month suspended sentence for Sports fraud, a court ruled on Wednesday.He was caught in blood doping scandal last year.

Athletics

Ace sprinter Srabani Nanda became first Indian track and field athlete to compete along with some of the world’s best in Jamaica.She is one of Indian hopefuls to qualify for Tokyo Olympics in 100m.

Chess

Vishwanathan Anand went down to Peter Svidler in the opening round of Legends of Chess tournament on Tuesday.Magnus Carlsen beat Anish Giri.

Golf

China cancels PGA tour 2020 season due to Covid-19 pandemic.

 

By Shailesh