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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)

Sindhu and other Indian shuttlers look for better show at Thailand Open

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:23 PM IST
The Indian players seemed to struggle with their fitness as none of them could cross the second round at the Yonex Thailand Open, the first event of the Asia leg here.
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)

Groth slams 'selfish' Djokovic after quarantine 'demands'

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:27 PM IST
A Spanish tennis website reported that Djokovic wrote to Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley with a list of "demands", asking for reduced isolation periods.
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Manchester United - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - January 17, 2021 Liverpool's Alisson saves a shot from Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Manchester United - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - January 17, 2021 Liverpool's Alisson saves a shot from Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan(Pool via REUTERS)

Alisson saves Liverpool in goalless draw with United

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:20 AM IST
It was the third game in the last five between the clubs at Anfield that has ended goalless and will have left many frustrated but United will be happy to remain top of the league.
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Japan's Naomi Osaka arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne.(AP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne.(AP)

72 tennis players in lockdown after virus cases on flights

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:01 AM IST
  • That means they won't be allowed to leave their hotel rooms or practice for 14 days, creating a two-speed preparation period for the tournament. Other players in less rigorous quarantine will be allowed to practice for five hours daily.
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Soccer Football - Spanish Super Cup Final - FC Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao - Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, Seville, Spain - January 17, 2021 Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman as Lionel Messi walks off the pitch after being sent off REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Spanish Super Cup Final - FC Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao - Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, Seville, Spain - January 17, 2021 Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman as Lionel Messi walks off the pitch after being sent off REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)

Barca's Messi sees red as Bilbao claim Super Cup glory

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:45 AM IST
Messi, who returned to the starting lineup after missing the semi-final victory over Real Sociedad through injury, was dismissed after striking Asier Villalibre in the final minute.
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 17, 2021 Manchester City's John Stones celebrates scoring their third goal Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 17, 2021 Manchester City's John Stones celebrates scoring their third goal Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(Pool via REUTERS)

Double for Stones as Man City crush Palace to go second

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:18 AM IST
Central defender Stones, closing in on 100 Premier League appearances for City, headed his first league goal for the club after a sublime cross by Kevin de Bruyne in the 26th minute.
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium in London. Former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil will look to reignite his career in Turkey after confirming Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 he is leaving Arsenal to join Fenerbahce. Ozil is of Turkish descent. He hasn’t played for Arsenal this season after falling out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta over concerns about the player’s work rate. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium in London. Former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil will look to reignite his career in Turkey after confirming Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 he is leaving Arsenal to join Fenerbahce. Ozil is of Turkish descent. He hasn’t played for Arsenal this season after falling out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta over concerns about the player’s work rate. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)(AP)

Ozil bids farewell to Arsenal, joins Fenerbahce in Turkey

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:22 AM IST
The former Germany midfielder, who is of Turkish descent, hasn’t played for Arsenal since March after falling out of favor with manager Mikel Arteta over concerns about the player’s work rate.
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Inter Milan's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal (C) and teammates celebrate after scoring their second goal during the Italian Serie A football match Inter vs Juventus on January 17, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)(AFP)
Inter Milan's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal (C) and teammates celebrate after scoring their second goal during the Italian Serie A football match Inter vs Juventus on January 17, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)(AFP)

Inter make Serie A title statement as Barella downs Juventus

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:16 AM IST
Former Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal scored his first league goal for Inter when he headed in an inviting Barella cross after 12 minutes.
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Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v SC Freiburg - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - January 17, 2021 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS/Lukas Barth-Tuttas(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v SC Freiburg - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - January 17, 2021 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS/Lukas Barth-Tuttas(Pool via REUTERS)

Bayern go four points clear with scrappy 2-1 win over Freiburg

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:23 AM IST
The win, however, lifted them to 36 points, four ahead of RB Leipzig who drew 2-2 with VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, and seven clear of Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund in third and fourth places.
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Mesut Ozil is all set to leave Arsenal. (Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil is all set to leave Arsenal. (Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil confirms he is leaving Arsenal for Fenerbahce

AP, Turkey, Istanbul
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:45 PM IST
  • After 7.5 years at the London club, which he joined from Real Madrid, Ozil is heading to one of the favoured clubs of Turkey’s president.
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Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)

Bayern go four points clear with scrappy 2-1 win over Freiburg

Reuters, Munich, Germany
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:23 PM IST
  • Bayern, who conceded a goal for the 11th straight league game and were far from impressive, are now on 36 points.
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Tottenham Hotspur's Tanguy Ndombele celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with teammate Steven Bergwijn. (Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur's Tanguy Ndombele celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with teammate Steven Bergwijn. (Getty Images)

Ndombele stunner helps Tottenham win at Sheffield United

Reuters, Sheffield, United
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:05 PM IST
  • Spurs had just seen the commanding lead given to them by Serge Aurier and Harry Kane halved by David McGoldrick's header on the hour when Ndombele struck with an audacious flicked lob.
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NEUFC doubled their lead the second half through Deshorn Brown before Peter Hartley reduced the deficit for Jamshedpur.(ISL)
NEUFC doubled their lead the second half through Deshorn Brown before Peter Hartley reduced the deficit for Jamshedpur.(ISL)

ISL: NorthEast United return to winning ways, beat Jamshedpur FC 2-1

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:08 PM IST
  • The win propelled NEUFC to the fifth spot in the standings with 16 points.
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File image of Max Holloway.(AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
File image of Max Holloway.(AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

UFC: 445 strikes landed in one fight-Holloway is making his hands do the talking

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:07 PM IST
  • It came to such a stage that the commentators were suggesting for Kattar’s coaches to throw the towel in to save the fighter from further damage.
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Leicester's Harvey Barnes greets referee Stuart Attwell after the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Southampton at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Leicester won the match 2-0. (Tim Keeton/Pool via AP)(AP)
Leicester's Harvey Barnes greets referee Stuart Attwell after the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Southampton at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Leicester won the match 2-0. (Tim Keeton/Pool via AP)(AP)

Leicester go second with 2-0 win over Southampton

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:26 AM IST
Maddison lashed a ferocious shot past Alex McCarthy in the 37th-minute of an even first period and Barnes broke clear to finish coolly as Leicester claimed only their fourth home victory of the season.
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Chelsea's Mason Mount, left, celebrates with Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, right, after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage in London, England, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (John Walton/Pool via AP)(AP)
Chelsea's Mason Mount, left, celebrates with Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, right, after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage in London, England, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (John Walton/Pool via AP)(AP)

Mount delivers again for Lampard as Chelsea ekes out big win

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:27 AM IST
Mount’s 78th-minute goal in a 1-0 victory capped a man-of-the-match performance.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo.(REUTERS)

Australian Open arrivals hit by 4 COVID-19 positive tests

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:35 AM IST
  • Health authorities confirmed there'd been three positive tests for COVID-19 returned on Saturday, and another on Sunday. None of the cases have so far involved players.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:30 AM IST
Forty-seven players from the two affected flights — arriving from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi — are now in a strict 14-day quarantine, unable to leave their hotel rooms or practice. The Australian Open starts Feb. 8.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo(REUTERS)

Messi doubtful as Barça plays Bilbao in Super Cup final

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:31 AM IST
Messi has been training on his own and his readiness is up in the air, Koeman said on Saturday.
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PSG's Pablo Sarabia, left, controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Angers and Paris Saint-Germain at Jean-Bouin stadium in Angers, France, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/David Vincent)(AP)
PSG's Pablo Sarabia, left, controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Angers and Paris Saint-Germain at Jean-Bouin stadium in Angers, France, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/David Vincent)(AP)

PSG scrape past Angers 1-0 to go top as Marseille loses

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:33 AM IST
PSG was without coach Mauricio Pochettino after he tested positive for the coronavirus, and his two assistants took charge.
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Divij Sharan in action. (Getty Images)
Divij Sharan in action. (Getty Images)

Australian Open: No Indian among 47 Open players in isolation

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • None of the Indian players has been impacted, the statements said.
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Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay (centre) celebrates with his team-mate after scoring his side's first goal. (Getty)
Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay (centre) celebrates with his team-mate after scoring his side's first goal. (Getty)

Maupay on target as Brighton sink lacklustre Leeds

Reuters, Leeds, England
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:58 PM IST
  • It was Brighton who went on to claim their first-ever top-flight victory at Elland Road.
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Tennis players, coaches and officials arrive at a hotel in Melbourne on January 15, 2021, before quarantining for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)(AFP)
Tennis players, coaches and officials arrive at a hotel in Melbourne on January 15, 2021, before quarantining for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)(AFP)

Australian Open arrivals hit by positive COVID tests: Report

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:48 AM IST
The Australian Open is set to start Feb. 8, three weeks later than usual because of COVID-19 quarantining protocols.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 9, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 9, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)

PSG coach Pochettino tests positive for virus

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Pochettino's assistants, Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino, will take charge against Angers, PSG said on Friday.
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Soccer Football - Bundesliga - 1. FC Union Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen - Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin, Germany - January 15, 2021 1. FC Union Berlin players after the match Pool via REUTERS/Andreas Gora DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - 1. FC Union Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen - Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin, Germany - January 15, 2021 1. FC Union Berlin players after the match Pool via REUTERS/Andreas Gora DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video(Pool via REUTERS)

Union Berlin stun Leverkusen 1-0 to move 4th in Bundesliga

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:04 AM IST
The game ended on a sour note, however, with Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri angrily approaching Union midfielder Florian Hübner and pointing his finger in his face.
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Roma's goalkeeper Pau Lopez, right, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Luciano Rossi/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
Roma's goalkeeper Pau Lopez, right, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Luciano Rossi/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Lazio eyes Champions League after 3-0 derby win over Roma

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:59 AM IST
Luis Alberto scored twice and Ciro Immobile also found the target as Lazio controlled throughout.
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Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)
Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)

Santosh back in India, out of induced coma

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:37 AM IST
“CS Santosh was transferred by air ambulance from Riyadh to Bengaluru on Thursday without any issues,” Santosh’s team Hero MotoSports said in a statement on Friday after the 43rd Dakar Rally ended.
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SC East Bengal secure a 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters(Twitter)
SC East Bengal secure a 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters(Twitter)

ISL: Neville secures draw for SC East Bengal with late equaliser against Kerala

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:32 PM IST
Jordan Murray put Kerala ahead in the 64th minute before Neville's stoppage-time equaliser (90 5) ensured that SCEB extended their unbeaten run to six games.
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Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC 2-0(Twitter)
Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC 2-0(Twitter)

Dicka, Ralte shine as Real Kashmir earn first win of I-League season

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:38 PM IST
In a cagey match where chances were few and both teams cancelled each other out in the middle of the park, Dicka's 16-minute strike and a late goal by substitute Ralte proved to be the difference between the two sides.
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FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)

Manchester City's Guardiola looks to set home record straight against Palace

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Palace have recorded a rare victory and a draw in the last two seasons on their trips to the Etihad Stadium and Guardiola said he was wary of their defensive resilience having held in-form Arsenal to a 0-0 draw on Thursday.
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