Latest Sports Updates 04-08-2020 @ 8.00 p.m.IST

Football

Spain and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas retires from football at age of 39.The goalkeeper suffered heart attack during training session at Porto last year and has not played competitive football since April 2019.He won FIFA World Cup in 2010.

Cricket

VIVO pulled out of IPL sponsorship amid India-China tensions.IPL will be held from September 19 to November 10 in UAE.

Cycling

German cyclist Jan Riedmann died at age of 17 after training accident.He was riding for Team Auto Eder Bayern.

Motorsport

Moto GP champion Marc Marquez will miss Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix after second surgery on broken arm.

Golf

Anika Verma became first Indian woman to tee off at prestigious US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship in Maryland.Anika is just 16 year old and got off to a modest start as she is placed at 55th after first round.

 

Tennis

Tour level tennis resumed at Ladies Palermo Open after five month break due to Covid-19 pandemic.However players had to manage their own towels and there were no handshakes.A limited number of fans were allowed inside the stadium.

 

By Shailesh Padhye