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The company will dismiss about 300 people and won’t fill 200 open positions, ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro said in a memo sent to employees Thursday.(AP photo)

ESPN to eliminate 500 jobs in fallout from coronavirus disruption

By Bloomberg | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 11:41 PM IST
ESPN, the sports TV unit of Walt Disney Co., plans to eliminate about 500 jobs throughout the organization as the media giant continues to adapt to changing viewer habits.
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Representational image.(Reuters)
Representational image.(Reuters)

US PGA Tour reportedly exploring possibility of return without fans

By AFP | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 09:24 AM IST
The tour suspended its season after the first round of the Players Championship last month and has since called off tournaments through the Byron Nelson Championship scheduled for May 7-10.
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A file photo of Tiger Woods.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Tiger Woods.(REUTERS)

Tiger Woods turns down Saudi event, backs Phil Mickelson

By AFP | Miami
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 07:52 PM IST
Speaking on the eve of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Woods said he had rejected approaches to play in Saudi Arabia despite appearance fees reportedly in the region of $3 million (2.7 million euros).
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Nate Diaz lights up joint in open workout.(AP/Twitter)
Nate Diaz lights up joint in open workout.(AP/Twitter)

UFC fighter Nate Diaz lights up joint in open workout, even passes it to the crowd

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Diaz is going to face former UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 this weekend in his first fight in more than three years.
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Dutee Chand at the 55th National Open Athletics Championships (200 m Run Women) at SAI Complex Kolkata, September 19, 2015(Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
Dutee Chand at the 55th National Open Athletics Championships (200 m Run Women) at SAI Complex Kolkata, September 19, 2015(Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)

The remarkable rebellion of Dutee Chand

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Why this daughter of impoverished parents is a global role model
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England's Harry Kane.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Harry Kane.(Action Images via Reuters)

England captain Harry Kane wants to end career as NFL kicker

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Harry Kane is a fan of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and was at the Super Bowl this year, watching from the stands as the 41-year-old won his sixth title
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.(USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.(USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: James Harden wants referee taken off Rockets games

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden said after Thursday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that he would rather not see referee Scott Foster officiating their games anymore
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Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson reacts after his Nike shoe gives in.(USA TODAY Sports)
Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson reacts after his Nike shoe gives in.(USA TODAY Sports)

Nike in damage control after basketball star’s shoe shreds

By Agence France-Presse | New York
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Nike was in damage control mode on Thursday after US college basketball phenomenon Zion Williamson suffered a knee injury when his shoe shredded during a marquee game
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Luka Modric won his first Ballon d’Or in 2018.(REUTERS)
Luka Modric won his first Ballon d’Or in 2018.(REUTERS)

Luka Modric, Novak Djokovic among 20 dominant athletes of 2018

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 05:05 PM IST
The list is compiled based on an athletes’ strongest performance in 2018 compared with their peers’ over a 20 year period.
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Usain Bolt celebrates scoring a goal for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners.(AFP)
Usain Bolt celebrates scoring a goal for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners.(AFP)

Usain Bolt offered two-year deal by European club, says agent

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 08:12 PM IST
Usain Bolt has had trials with clubs in Europe including the 2013 Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund. Bolt also played for Norwegian club Stormsgodset in a friendly back in June.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference.(AFP)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference.(AFP)

Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again this year

By Reuters | Raleigh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather scored a unanimous decision that earned him an estimated $220 million. Manny Pacquiao later said he was hampered by a right shoulder injury.
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Diego Maradona was the coach of Argentina National team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.(AP)
Diego Maradona was the coach of Argentina National team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.(AP)

Diego Maradona to coach second-division side Dorados in Mexico

By Agence France-Presse | Culiacan
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Diego Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to David Goffin of Belgium at the Cincinnati Masters.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to David Goffin of Belgium at the Cincinnati Masters.(AFP)

Roger Federer to meet Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati Masters final

By Reuters | Cincinnati
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a shoulder injury.
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England lost to Belgium in the group stages of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.(AFP)
England lost to Belgium in the group stages of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.(AFP)

Loss to Belgium was best result for England in FIFA World Cup: Wayne Rooney

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 06:50 PM IST
Belgium beat England in the group stages of the FIFA World Cup which Wayne Rooney thinks was the best result for the 1966 champions.
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England's Jos Buttler celebrates after winning the match and series.(Reuters)
England's Jos Buttler celebrates after winning the match and series.(Reuters)

Jos Buttler best white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman at present, says Tim Paine

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Australian wicketkeeper and captain Tim Paine heaps praise on Jos Buttler after his match winning century at Old Trafford.
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