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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)

2 test positive for COVID-19 in Australian Open qualifying

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Tennis Australia confirmed in a statement there’d been two positive tests at the tournament and both men had been transferred to a government-run medi-hotel, where strict quarantine procedures were in place.
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)

Sandgren allowed to board Australian Open flight despite positive test

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Sandgren said on Twitter he had tested positive in November and returned another positive test on Monday and might not be able to board the flight, one of 15 carrying players and coaching staff to the first Grand Slam of the year.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Semi Final - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 6, 2021 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Semi Final - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 6, 2021 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/File photo(Pool via REUTERS)

Man United and Liverpool to meet in 4th round of FA Cup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:02 AM IST
They are currently the top two in the Premier League. Between them they have won 19 FA Cups.
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)

Isner says he'll skip Australian Open because of COVID-19

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Isner, a former top 10 player now ranked 25th, lost to Korda 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Korda and American Christian Harrison each won playing in his first career quarterfinal.
West Ham's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)(AP)
West Ham's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)(AP)

West Ham squeeze past non-league Stockport 1-0 in FA Cup

AP |
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:00 AM IST
It earned West Ham a home match against third-tier Doncaster in the fourth round.
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)

India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST
  • PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)

Kenin and Svitolina lose in Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • Kenin lost to ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Svitolina lost to unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)

Back from injury, Neymar resumes training with PSG

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Neymar has been sidelined since he was taken off on a stretcher in stoppage time on Dec. 13 when PSG lost at home to Lyon 1-0 in the French league.
Rahil Gangjee file photo.(Getty Images)
Rahil Gangjee file photo.(Getty Images)

Gangjee finishes tied 53rd in Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:21 PM IST
Rahil Gangjee, who was placed tied 36 after the third round, suffered a disappointing back nine, where he bogeyed five times and had no birdies.
Tvesa Malik finished an impressive tied-fourth at the Flumserberg Ladies Open(Getty Images)
Tvesa Malik finished an impressive tied-fourth at the Flumserberg Ladies Open(Getty Images)

Tvesa Malik tied-16 after third round in South Africa

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:21 PM IST
Tvesa Malik, who had 72-79 in first two rounds, completed the last five holes of her third round on Sunday morning to get to T-16.
Tejaswin Shankar at the Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout event in Lubbock, United States.(AP)
Tejaswin Shankar at the Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout event in Lubbock, United States.(AP)

Athletics: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar clinches gold at outdoor meet in US

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Representing Kanasas State University, Tejaswin cleared 2.28 metres on Saturday, making a facility record.
File image of Manu Bhaker(Getty Images)
File image of Manu Bhaker(Getty Images)

Bhaker to write BA exams while shooting in European Championships

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 02:47 PM IST
A student of political science in the Delhi University's prestigious Lady Shri Ram College for Women, the champion shooter's exams start on May 18 while the European Championship in Osijek, in which the Indian team will compete as a guest invitee, begins two days later, from May 20.
Khabib Nurmagomedov with Tony Ferguson.(Getty Images)
Khabib Nurmagomedov with Tony Ferguson.(Getty Images)

There was a time when people thought Tony Ferguson could defeat Khabib

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • Ferguson was one of the most highly-rated athletes in the UFC, with moves that would inspire awe from the fans as well as the critics. He was supposed to fight Khabib five times. So did Tony really stand a chance against one of the most dominant fighters in MMA history?
Charles Oliveira lands a kick against Michael Chandler during UFC 262 at Toyota Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Charles Oliveira lands a kick against Michael Chandler during UFC 262 at Toyota Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

New lightweight king of the UFC has been crowned

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 11:16 AM IST
  • Both had different paths to the title match as Chandler (22-6) came into the fight after winning only one UFC fight while Oliviera had to wait for 10 years to get his first championship fight.
Arjan Bhullar is a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
Arjan Bhullar is a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Arjan Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin MMA world champion, Phogat loses

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 09:47 PM IST
  • Arjan Bhullar dethroned longtime champion Brandon Vera to capture the ONE Heavyweight world title and become the first Indian-origin MMA world champion in history on Saturday.
Sushil Kumar, wrestler (HT File)
Sushil Kumar, wrestler (HT File)

Non-bailable warrants issued against Sushil Kumar, six others

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 09:23 PM IST
  • A Delhi Court on Saturday issued non-bailable warrants against two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and six others in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl that led to the death of a wrestler.
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

How an Olympic dream got hit

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 12:57 PM IST
  • Neeraj Chopra finds himself in the bleak reality of not having competed in an international meet in 15 month.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)

Japan travel bans won’t be a problem for athletes, says IOA

By Rutvick Mehta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 07:07 AM IST
  • The travel ban came into effect from Friday, with the country's chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato saying they will “tighten and ease entry restrictions depending on the situation”.
Romain Grosjean: File photo(AP)
Romain Grosjean: File photo(AP)

Grosjean test to go ahead despite French GP date change

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 10:15 PM IST
The French round has been brought forward a week to June 20 and now clashes with an IndyCar race in America that Grosjean will be competing in.
Ration that will be distributed in Prayagraj by Northern Football Academy from May 21.(HT Photo)
Ration that will be distributed in Prayagraj by Northern Football Academy from May 21.(HT Photo)

A football academy and cricket body pitches in to help in UP

By Sharad Deep, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:17 PM IST
One is arranging for rations in Prayagraj, the other oxygen cylinders in Kanpur
File image of G Sathiyan.(Getty Images)
File image of G Sathiyan.(Getty Images)

TT player Sathiyan donates 1 lakh for fight against COVID

PTI | , Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Sathiyan, who has qualified to represent the country in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, also urged everyone to help each other in whatever way possible.
File photo of a MotoGP race(SportsComm Image)
File photo of a MotoGP race(SportsComm Image)

Finnish GP cancelled due to COVID-19, Styrian race added

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 03:52 PM IST
While this year's race has been scrapped, Dorna said they had extended their agreement with the Grand Prix of Finland by five years, ensuring it has a place on the calendar until 2026.
Indian shooters doing dry firing, will hit range on May 19(Getty Images)
Indian shooters doing dry firing, will hit range on May 19(Getty Images)

Indian shooters doing dry firing, will hit range on May 19

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Accorded a warm welcome by the Croatian shooting fraternity, including world number three rifle shooter Peter Gorsa, the Indian team will take part as a guest invitee in the European Championship from May 20 to June 6 at Osijek.
Buhler finishes third in stage one of Andalucia Rally(Twitter)
Buhler finishes third in stage one of Andalucia Rally(Twitter)

Buhler finishes third, Caimi fourth in stage one of Andalucia Rally

PTI | , Villamartin
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:21 PM IST
Joaquim Rodrigues, who had to deal with the challenging task of opening the stage, made a navigation mistake and lost some time in finding his way.
Princepal Singh trains.(Princepal Singh/Instagram)
Princepal Singh trains.(Princepal Singh/Instagram)

Princepal Singh continues his quest to top

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • Princepal Singh shared the learnings and experience of his journey till date with over 200 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.
Olympian archer Deepika Kumari is all set to make her third appearance at the Tokyo Games this year. (Photo: PTI)
Olympian archer Deepika Kumari is all set to make her third appearance at the Tokyo Games this year. (Photo: PTI)

Deepika Kumari on making it to Olympics with husband Atanu: We have our personal pressure

By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 02:03 PM IST
India’s archery medal prospect at the Tokyo Olympics, Deepika Kumari is training with husband and fellow archer Atanu Das in Pune. She talks about learning to control the mind, in order to perform better.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. (File Photo)(PTI)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. (File Photo)(PTI)

Sports Ministry to give financial support to bereaved families of hockey legends

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 01:30 PM IST
The former hockey players MK Kaushik and Ravinder Pal were a key part of the Gold Medal-winning Indian side at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Anderson Silva(Twitter)
Anderson Silva(Twitter)

Anderson Silva: 'I think MMA for me is done'

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Silva is slated to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a boxing match on June 19 in Mexico. Silva owns a 1-1 career record as a boxer.
Bhavani Devi.(HT Image)
Bhavani Devi.(HT Image)

Oly-bound fencer Bhavani had wanted to skip qualifying event

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Bhavani said she wanted to skip the qualifying tournament in March but her mother prodded her from hospital bed to compete in the event.
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