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

Football

Juventus have sacked their Italian manager Maurzio Sarri following Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon.Sarri led Juventus to Serie A title just two weeks back.

Motorsport

Zarco claimed pole position for Sunday’s Czech Moto GP.He pipped Quararato in qualifiers on Saturday by three hundredth of a second.

Cricket

Zimbabwe have called off their T20I series against Afghanistan due to Covid-19 pandemic.Zimbabwe were due to host Afghanistan for 5 match series later this month.

Golf

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma missed the cut at English Championship.He carded one under par 70 in the second round which was not enough for him to make the cut.

Tennis

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens joined world no.1 Ashleigh Barty in skipping US Open.3 Top 10 women now will miss US Open beginning in New York from August 31st.

Hockey

Manpreet Singh and four other hockey players who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday are doing well according to SAI doctors.They are showing only mild symptoms.

Basketball

Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic clinched last two remaining play off spots in Eastern conference.

Table Tennis

World no.5 junior paddler Swastika Ghosh is facing financial crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic.Her father who is coach com training partner is jobless for more than 4 months.The family is struggling to pay room rent in her house at Navi Mumbai.

 

By Shailesh Padhye