Latest Sports Updates 19-08-2020 @ 9.00 p.m.IST

Football

Ronald Koeman has been appointed as Barcelona head coach for a period of 2 years.He replaces Setien who was sacked following humiliation against Bayern Munich in Champions League.

Tennis

Organisers of US Open are pleased with line up despite many top 10 women players and men’s world no.1 Rafael Nadal pulling out amid Covid-19 pandemic.US Open starts on 31st August.

Badminton

Indian doubles specialists Chirag Shetty and SatwikSaiRaj Rankireddy are delighted after being figured  in Arjuna Awards list.Satwik said he thought only one of them could get award this year.

Cycling

Four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and 2018 winner Thomas have been excluded from Ineos squad for 2020 edition.

Basketball

Orlando magic upset top seeded Milwaukee Bucks  122-110 in NBA fan free Disney World bubble.

Hockey

Indian women’s hockey team goalkeeper Savita says Covid-19 break has given her time to reflect and understand better.

Luge

Indian luge legend Shiva Keshavan kept believing ‘Apna Time Aayega” as he waited for so many years for Arjuna award.On Tuesday,he was recommended for Arjuna award for representing India in six consecutive Winter Olympics from 1998-2018.

Golf

Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from Northern Trust due to hip and knee injuries.

 

By Shailesh Padhye