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2 test positive for COVID-19 in Australian Open qualifying

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: 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)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 08:00 AM IST
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Sandgren allowed to board Australian Open flight despite positive test

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 of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 12:34 PM IST
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Man United and Liverpool to meet in 4th round of FA Cup

They are currently the top two in the Premier League. Between them they have won 19 FA Cups.
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)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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Isner says he'll skip Australian Open because of COVID-19

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.
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)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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West Ham squeeze past non-league Stockport 1-0 in FA Cup

It earned West Ham a home match against third-tier Doncaster in the fourth round.
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)
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 07:00 AM IST
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India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

  • PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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Kenin and Svitolina lose in Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals

  • 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 image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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Back from injury, Neymar resumes training with PSG

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.
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
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Neeraj Chopra sets new national record with gigantic throw at Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra smashed the previous record of 89.30m, which was set by him in the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku.
Neeraj Chopra (PTI/File Photo)
Neeraj Chopra (PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 12:08 AM IST
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'Injured' Jeswin Aldrin misses the cut as AFI announce World Championships squad

The qualifying mark for men's long jump was set at 8.22m, and Aldrin breached the mark twice (8.37m and 8.26m) at the Federation Cup in April.
Jeswin Aldrin (L) and Murali Sreeshankar(Athletics Federation of India)
Jeswin Aldrin (L) and Murali Sreeshankar(Athletics Federation of India)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 10:36 PM IST
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Neeraj Chopra chases 90m in Stockholm Diamond League

In a quality field, the Olympic champion will be the man to beat as he builds up for next month’s world championships in the US
Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra(PTI)
Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra(PTI)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 11:51 PM IST
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Rapper Badshah, businessman Punit Balan buy Mumbai team in Ultimate Kho Kho

The Mumbai-based team completes the line-up for the inaugural edition of Ultimate Kho Kho which will take off later this year.
Image used for representational purpose( Ultimate Kho Kho)
Image used for representational purpose( Ultimate Kho Kho)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 07:38 PM IST
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Archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam overcomes demons with fairytale comeback

  • Podiums are not new to Vennam — a six-time World Championships medallist — but success in Paris was special as it came after a shock exit from the India team this March
Vennam began shooting with the heavier equipment around mid-May and quickly settled into a rhythm(SAIMedia/Twitter)
Vennam began shooting with the heavier equipment around mid-May and quickly settled into a rhythm(SAIMedia/Twitter)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 07:35 PM IST
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Olympic gold 10-days after Tour de France win: Wiggins reminisces decade later

  • When it comes to winning, Sir Wiggins remains amongst one of the greats, being the only rider to have World and Olympic titles on both track and road as well as having won the Tour de France.
British cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins
British cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins
Published on Jun 29, 2022 04:33 PM IST
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Sreeshankar inspired by Neeraj Chopra’s talk and walk

  • Having breached the 8m mark regularly this season, long jumper Murali Sreeshankar is hopeful he can contend for a medal at next month’s world championships and in CWG
Sreeshankar(Getty)
Sreeshankar(Getty)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 09:20 PM IST
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Lewis Hamilton calls for action amid storm over racist Nelson Piquet comment

Nelson Piquet used a racial slur when referring to Lewis Hamilton in a Brazilian interview on YouTube in November. He was commenting on Hamilton's British Grand Prix crash with Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton fell victim to racist remarks.(Getty)
Lewis Hamilton fell victim to racist remarks.(Getty)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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Guinness Record holder Sufiya pays tribute to Indian Army with Siachen to Kargil

During the 470 km long expedition, Sufiya will navigate through difficult terrains and hostile conditions. The run will begin at an altitude of 3400 m, reaching up to 5359 m at Khardung La with oxygen levels dropping 40 to 60 percent and temperature dipping much below 0 degrees.
Indian ultrarunner Sufiya Sufi 
Indian ultrarunner Sufiya Sufi 
Published on Jun 28, 2022 06:25 PM IST
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Afghan fighter attempts to flee India after brawl, accused of having fake Aadhar

  • Afghanistan's Abdul Azim Badakshi has been accused of assaulting Indian MMA fighter Srikant Sekhar. He has also been accused of having two passports, one Afghan and one Indian, and also an Aadhar Card.
Abdul Azim Badakshi has been accused of attempting to flee India.(Instagram/@mfn_mma)
Abdul Azim Badakshi has been accused of attempting to flee India.(Instagram/@mfn_mma)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 05:49 PM IST
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Wrestler Aman Sehrawat is eyeing the big league

  • The 19-year-old, fresh from his maiden Seniors gold in Almaty earlier this month, is all set for the Under-20 Asian Championships in July
Aman's wrestling style is a throwback to Bajrang Punia's in some ways, though the younger and lighter grappler is a lot quicker on his feet(Amal KS/HT)
Aman's wrestling style is a throwback to Bajrang Punia's in some ways, though the younger and lighter grappler is a lot quicker on his feet(Amal KS/HT)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 09:22 PM IST
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Sonika’s redemption: From battling depression to making India’s World Cup squad

Apart from the counselling sessions that went on for eight-months, Sonika Tandi also pursued meditation which helped her to learn how to handle stress.
Sonika Tandi celebrates with her teammates. (Hockey India)
Sonika Tandi celebrates with her teammates. (Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST
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Lahiri: You can't penalise the Asian Tour for trying to stay alive

  • The Indian ace is committed to playing on the PGA Tour, but can understand why players have opted for LIV Golf.
Anirban Lahiri. (Getty)
Anirban Lahiri. (Getty)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 01:45 PM IST
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I will compete with myself at CWG and strive to better my world record: Mirabai

Mirabai Chanu's legend has only grown since the last edition of the CWG. She has added an Olympic silver, an Asian Championship bronze and a world record to her kitty.
Mirabai Chanu being welcomed by people as she arrives at the airport in Imphal after winning the silver medal at Tokyo Olympics(ANI /File Photo)
Mirabai Chanu being welcomed by people as she arrives at the airport in Imphal after winning the silver medal at Tokyo Olympics(ANI /File Photo)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:43 PM IST
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PM Modi hails Mithali Raj on stellar int'l career; lauds Neeraj on Kuortane gold

  • PM Narendra Modi wished Mithali Raj luck for her future after the former India captain announced her international retirement earlier this month, and also congratulated Neeraj Chopra for the gold medal at the Kuortane Games.
PM Narendra Modi(ANI)
PM Narendra Modi(ANI)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 11:43 AM IST
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Rejuvenated Bajrang Punia keen to regain peak form

  • The Tokyo Games bronze medallist is heading to the US for training ahead of two key events—the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the Belgrade world championships.
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 10:55 PM IST
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Expectant mom Harika ready to chase Olympiad glory

  • The Grand Master, world's No 10 ranked woman player, is in her final trimester but is hopeful of withstanding discomforts to guide India at the chess Olympiad starting on July 28.
Harika Dronavalli(Hindustan Times)
Harika Dronavalli(Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 09:16 PM IST
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Tejaswin Shankar now in CWG squad but awaits final clearance from IOA

  • The AFI selection committee met on Wednesday and picked five additional athletes, provided the IOA increased the quota.
High jumper Tejaswin Shankar.(Twitter)
High jumper Tejaswin Shankar.(Twitter)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 11:12 PM IST
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Sports Minister Thakur proposes Khelo India Tribal Games

  • The 'Tribal Games' will be aimed at identifying and grooming talent from the tribal areas
The minister said that youth in tribal areas have a natural inclination towards sports(PTI)
The minister said that youth in tribal areas have a natural inclination towards sports(PTI)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 11:00 PM IST
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Delhi HC orders Batra to stop functioning as IOA chief

A vacation bench of Justice Dinesh Sharma passed the order on a contempt petition filed by Olympian and hockey World Cup winner Aslam Sher Khan.
IOA president Narinder Batra (HT Photo)
IOA president Narinder Batra (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 09:46 PM IST
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Around two dozen women wrestlers removed from national camp

  • There are chances that if WFI adheres to its “zero tolerance” policy, the grapplers will not be allowed to participate in the selection trials for the World Championships from September 10-18.
WFI confirmed replacements for the removed wrestlers would be added soon.(Twitter)
WFI confirmed replacements for the removed wrestlers would be added soon.(Twitter)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 09:19 PM IST
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