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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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File-This Dec. 19, 2020, file photo shows Tiger Woods.(AP)
File-This Dec. 19, 2020, file photo shows Tiger Woods.(AP)

Tiger Woods to miss at least two events after back surgery

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:55 AM IST
The PNC Championship was a 36-hole event that Woods played with his 11-year-old son, Charlie.
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(L-R): Indian Cricketers Shami & Raina along with Sudhanshu Mittal (KKFI President) & Amit Burman (Promoter, Ultimate Kho Kho and Tenzing Niyogi (CEO, UKK) at the inauguration of the HIG
(L-R): Indian Cricketers Shami & Raina along with Sudhanshu Mittal (KKFI President) & Amit Burman (Promoter, Ultimate Kho Kho and Tenzing Niyogi (CEO, UKK) at the inauguration of the HIG

KKFI, Ultimate Kho Kho introduce first-ever scientific training for players

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:22 PM IST
During a rigorous camp of almost a month, scheduled from January 18 to February 16, 138 players (including 18 women players) will be monitored by vastly experienced experts
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches the 'Khelo India State Centre of Excellence' at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune(Khelo India/ Twitter)
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches the 'Khelo India State Centre of Excellence' at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune(Khelo India/ Twitter)

Want to start 1,000 Khelo India centres at district level across India: Rijiju

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju pointed out that Maharashtra is the only state in the country to have three centres of excellence.
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Japan National Stadium, where the opening ceremony and many other events are planned for Tokyo 2020 Olympics(AP)
Japan National Stadium, where the opening ceremony and many other events are planned for Tokyo 2020 Olympics(AP)

Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:08 PM IST
In a speech opening a new Parliament session, Suga said his government would revise laws to make anti-virus measures enforceable with penalties and compensation.
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Representational Image(Twitter)
Representational Image(Twitter)

Bhavesh, Aakanksha win on final day of shooting trials

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Bhavesh shot 32 in the finals to leave Delhi's Arpit Goel at second on a score of 27. Haryana's Adarsh Singh came in third with 23.
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Anirban Lahiri of India(Getty Images)
Anirban Lahiri of India(Getty Images)

Lahiri improves his best at Sony Open in Hawaii with superb 64

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Starting on the back nine of the Waialae course, Lahiri made good use of the conditions on a day when the scoring was low and it included a 61 by the leader, Steele, and Kevin Na, who shares the second place with Mexican Joaquin Niemann.
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Wrestler and politician Babita Phogat and husband, wrestler Vivek Suhag recently became proud parents of a baby boy.
Wrestler and politician Babita Phogat and husband, wrestler Vivek Suhag recently became proud parents of a baby boy.

Babita Phogat on motherhood: Looking forward to learn, unlearn and relearn

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Wrestler and politician Babita Phogat says how husband, wrestler Vivek Suhag is on cloud nine and it seems nothing exists for him in the world except for their son.
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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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Nick and Nate Diaz.(Screengrab.)
Nick and Nate Diaz.(Screengrab.)

UFC and its complicated history with marijuana

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • USADA has announced that it has struck the use of marijuana as a punishable offence. USADA is the anti-doping partner of UFC and has seen several fighters being flagged for its use.
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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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Peterhansel managed Nasser Al-Attiyah win the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia(Twitter)
Peterhansel managed Nasser Al-Attiyah win the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia(Twitter)

Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally 30 years after first victory

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Peterhansel took a handy 15-minute lead into the 12th and final stage from Yanbu, and stuck close to Al-Attiyah, who gained only 40 seconds overall on the 200-kilometre (125-mile) special south to Jeddah, where the race began on Jan. 3.
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Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary(PTI)
Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary(PTI)

Saurabh smashes world record in finals to win T1 air pistol trials, Manu too win

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Haryana's Manu Bhaker also emerged victorious in the T1 women's 10m air pistol trials at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range.
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MC Mary Kom(PTI)
MC Mary Kom(PTI)

Mary Kom joins camp, to train from Monday

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Currently quarantined at the institute, Mary Kom got the all-clear on Friday after returning a negative test for Covid-19. She had stayed away from the elite national camp and competitions because of the pandemic.
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Photo of Belarus' Nikolai Snesarev(Twitter)
Photo of Belarus' Nikolai Snesarev(Twitter)

SAI appoints Nikolai as Indian athletics' middle and long-distance coach

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The 72-year-old has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will include the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2015 Pierre Cherpin of France rides his motorcycle during the symbolic start of the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. - French rider Pierre Cherpin has died on January 15, 2021 from injuries he sustained during a fall in the 7th stage from Ha�il to Sakaka on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Maxi FAILLA / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2015 Pierre Cherpin of France rides his motorcycle during the symbolic start of the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. - French rider Pierre Cherpin has died on January 15, 2021 from injuries he sustained during a fall in the 7th stage from Ha�il to Sakaka on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Maxi FAILLA / AFP)(AFP)

French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin dies from injuries in Dakar rally crash

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:07 PM IST
The 52-year-old, who was taking part in his fourth Dakar rally, had undergone neurosurgery and was placed in a medically-induced coma after the crash in Saudi Arabia.
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FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc before practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc before practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(REUTERS)

Ferrari's Leclerc isolating after positive Covid-19 test

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Leclerc did not say where he might have contracted the virus but was in Dubai earlier this month.
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Multi-purpose stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which used to be the training base for many international athletes as well as Sports Authority of India (SAI) campers, have been blocked for hosting Indian Super League (ISL) matches.(Getty Images)
Multi-purpose stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which used to be the training base for many international athletes as well as Sports Authority of India (SAI) campers, have been blocked for hosting Indian Super League (ISL) matches.(Getty Images)

SAI to employ Olympians, Paralympians as coaches at its centres

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:38 PM IST
According to a statement issued by SAI, Olympians and Paralympians are eligible to apply as assistant coaches and medal winners can directly apply for the position of coaches which falls under Group A position.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

BFI president requests Health Minister to vaccinate Tokyo-bound athletes

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Singh said vaccination will help in “preparedness of athletes, facilitate their access to the Olympic village and will also safeguard our top performers of the country from the possibility of being infected.”
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Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)
Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)

CS Santosh cleared to fly back to India, remains under observation

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:48 PM IST
The 37-year-old Santosh, who was representing the two-wheeler manufacturing giant in one of the world's biggest rallies, suffered the crash last Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital in Jeddah.
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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus rides a bicycle along the Japan National Stadium, where opening ceremony and many other events are planned for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as engravings in honor of 1964 Tokyo Olympics are seen on the side of the stadium wall behind the fence Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)(AP)
A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus rides a bicycle along the Japan National Stadium, where opening ceremony and many other events are planned for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as engravings in honor of 1964 Tokyo Olympics are seen on the side of the stadium wall behind the fence Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)(AP)

To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have already said another postponement is impossible, leaving cancellation — or opening on July 23 — as the only options.
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Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 25, 2018 The start of the race REUTERS/Brandon Malone/File Photo(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 25, 2018 The start of the race REUTERS/Brandon Malone/File Photo(REUTERS)

Australian F1 postponed over quarantine - minister

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 03:24 PM IST
The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam begins in Melbourne next month and Victoria's sports minister, Martin Pakula said it was easier for that sport to deal with the quarantine rules.
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Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)
Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)

CS Santosh cleared to fly back to India, remains under observation

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The 37-year-old Santosh, who was representing the two-wheeler manufacturing giant in one of the world's biggest rallies, suffered the crash last Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital in Jeddah.
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