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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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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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FILE PHOTO: 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)
FILE PHOTO: 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)

F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The season will start with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28 at Sakhir, less than four months after the same venue held two races as part of the 2020 season.
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman walk past near the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman walk past near the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)(AP)

80% say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won't happen

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:52 PM IST
The polls were conducted by the Japanese news agency Kyodo and TBS — the Tokyo Broadcasting System. The results are bad news for Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic Committee as they continue to say the postponed Olympics will open on July 23.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 16, 2017 people watch as US President Donald Trump arrives at the 72nd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 16, 2017 people watch as US President Donald Trump arrives at the 72nd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.(AFP)

PGA Championship leaving Trump National in '22 tournament

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:48 AM IST
The PGA of America, which has some 29,000 golf professionals who mostly teach the game, signed the deal with Trump National in 2014.
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Indian shooter Manu Bhaker(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Manu Bhaker, Saurabh to compete in inaugural Asian Shooting Championship

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:06 PM IST
  • The event, according to Bhatia will be conducted in three disciplines---skeet, air rifle and pistol in both men and women’s section.
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A detailed view of sight during a 10m Air Rifle qualification.(Getty Images)
A detailed view of sight during a 10m Air Rifle qualification.(Getty Images)

Rakshna, Panwar win air rifle events at National Shooting trials

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Rakshna shot 251.4 in the finals to win the event ahead of Rajasthan's Nisha Kanwar (250.7).
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Larry Wheels vs Rahul Panicker.(Screengrab)
Larry Wheels vs Rahul Panicker.(Screengrab)

70-kg Panicker defeats famous bodybuilder Larry Wheels in arm-wrestling match

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:45 PM IST
  • Wheels faced a 70-kg Indian National Arm Wrestling Champion in Rahul Panicker. Even though Wheels had a considerable size advantage over Panicker, the Indian proved to be a tough nut to crack for the American.
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File photo of Jack Aitken(REUTERS)
File photo of Jack Aitken(REUTERS)

Aitken hopes to put South Korea back on Formula One map

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Aitken made his F1 debut for Williams at the Sakhir Grand Prix as a replacement for George Russell, who stood in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes after he tested positive for COVID-19.
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Hriday Hazarika (centre) Aishwary Pratap Singh (left) and Arjun Babuta after the final of 10m air rifle event at Karni Singh range on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Hriday Hazarika (centre) Aishwary Pratap Singh (left) and Arjun Babuta after the final of 10m air rifle event at Karni Singh range on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Hazarika beat the odds to win 10m air rifle trials

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Hazarika topped the 10m air rifle trials at Karni Singh Range on Saturday, with a high score of 253.2 in the final.
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Hriday Hazarika (centre) Aishwary Pratap Singh (left) and Arjun Babuta after the final of 10m air rifle event at Karni Singh range on Saturday.
Hriday Hazarika (centre) Aishwary Pratap Singh (left) and Arjun Babuta after the final of 10m air rifle event at Karni Singh range on Saturday.

Hazarika beat the odds to win 10m air rifle trials

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:14 PM IST
  • Hazarika topped the 10m air rifle trials at Karni Singh Range on Saturday, with a high score of 253.2 in the final. It was more than the current world record of 252.8 by Chinese Yu Haonan.
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In this March 22, 2018, file photo is seen Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan flashes a victory sign after(PTI)
In this March 22, 2018, file photo is seen Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan flashes a victory sign after(PTI)

Elavenil, Hriday win 10m air rifle T1 trials in women's and men's category

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Gujarat's Elavenil shot 628.3 after the 60-shot qualification round to enter the final in fourth place. Rajasthan's Nisha Kanwar top-scored with 631.8 as she led a strong eight-woman field into the finals.
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives with the ball past Los Angeles Clippers guard Luke Kennard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)(AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives with the ball past Los Angeles Clippers guard Luke Kennard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)(AP)

Curry scores 38 as Warriors rally past Clippers, 115-105

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • The Warriors trailed by 21 late in the third quarter but Curry scored 19 in that period and pulled Golden State within six entering the fourth.
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