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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.
Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib(AP)
Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib(AP)

U.S. President Biden lauds athletes Nassib, Yokoyama for coming out

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Nassib's announcement video on Monday, during Pride month, was greeted with support from the NFL and his team, and the 28-year-old took to social media to express his "gratitude and relief."
Kobe Bryant: File Photo(USA TODAY Sports)
Kobe Bryant: File Photo(USA TODAY Sports)

Settlement reached in suit over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 09:37 AM IST
No details of the settlement were revealed. The court still must approve the proposed agreement.
Archery generic image(Getty Images)
Archery generic image(Getty Images)

Archery WC: Indian women's recurve team finishes second in qualification

PTI | , Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST
The Indian women's recurve team bounced back strongly after the disappointment of missing out on an Olympic quota to finish second behind Mexico in the qualification round of the Archery World Cup Stage 3, here on Tuesday.
Tajinder Pal Singh Toor said he was inspired after watching Ryan Crouser smash the long-standing shot put world record last week. (HT Photo)
Tajinder Pal Singh Toor said he was inspired after watching Ryan Crouser smash the long-standing shot put world record last week. (HT Photo)

Tajinder qualifies for Tokyo, Dutee breaks national mark at Indian GP

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Tajinder Pal Singh Toor qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a massive throw of 21.49m—breaking his national record of 20.92—at the Indian Grand Prix (IGP)-4 athletics meet
Laurel Hubbard had earlier become the first transgender athlete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, where she suffered a career-threatening elbow injury during her event. (AP)
Laurel Hubbard had earlier become the first transgender athlete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, where she suffered a career-threatening elbow injury during her event. (AP)

NZ’s Hubbard first transgender athlete at the Olympics

UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 09:24 PM IST
It’s sure to trigger another wave in a massive ongoing controversy about inclusiveness and fairness even as the 43-year-old, who competed as a male before transitioning in 2013, is set to participate in her maiden Olympics as the oldest weightlifter in Tokyo
Deepika Kumari.(World Archery via Getty Images)
Deepika Kumari.(World Archery via Getty Images)

Indian archers hope for fresh start after Olympic qualification debacle

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 09:07 PM IST
The fancied Indian women's team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari lost to lower-ranked Colombia in straight sets to make a shock second-round exit in the Final Olympic qualifier here on Sunday.
File photo of India's Tejinderpal Singh Toor in action.(REUTERS)
File photo of India's Tejinderpal Singh Toor in action.(REUTERS)

Tejinder Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with record-breaking show at IGP 4

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:16 PM IST
  • Toor crossed the Olympic Qualification mark with a throw of 21.49m and brpke his own National Record. The Olympic Qualifying effort in this event is 21.10m.
Sports Authority of India logo(Twitter/SAI Media)
Sports Authority of India logo(Twitter/SAI Media)

SAI invites applications for TOPS CEO post

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 07:49 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has invited applications for the position of CEO for its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) after incumbent Commander Rajesh Rajagopalan expressed his unwillingness to continue beyond the upcoming Tokyo Games.
Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)
Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)

IOA seeks clarification from Tokyo organisers on entry of foreign-based athletes

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Several athletes, including shooters, wrestlers and boxers are currently training abroad. Of these, the boxers are scheduled to return to India on July 10 before flying off to Tokyo.
Archery generic image(Getty Images)
Archery generic image(Getty Images)

'Lack of experience probably hurt India': Dola on women's archery team

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 07:33 PM IST
For the first time since the women's team made its Olympic debut in Athens 2004, India will not have representation at the Games after the trio of Deepika, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari lost to lowly Colombia in their opening round of the Final Olympic Qualifier in Paris on Sunday.
Manu Bhaker is the only one from India’s squad of 15 who will compete in three events in her first Olympics (HT File)
Manu Bhaker is the only one from India’s squad of 15 who will compete in three events in her first Olympics (HT File)

Three events won’t faze Manu Bhaker in Tokyo: coach Ronak Pandit

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The teenaged pistol shooter, who split with coach Jaspal Rana in March, is now training under Ronak Pandit
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(HT Archive)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(HT Archive)

Dad was my best friend, guide, mentor: Jeev remembers Milkha Singh

PTI | , Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Milkha, one of independent India's biggest sporting icons, died here on Friday after battling the infection for a month.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland addresses the media(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland addresses the media(AP)

French GP: Bottas says Mercedes should have listened to him

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Valtteri Bottas railed at Mercedes' strategy on Sunday in a radio message accusing the Formula One champions of not listening to him.
The Great Khali seen at the Mumbai airport.
The Great Khali seen at the Mumbai airport.

Wrestler Great Khali's mother passes away

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 11:58 PM IST
Tandi Devi, mother of wrestler The Great Khali aka Dalip Singh Rana, passed away while battling with multi-organ problem here in a hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Max Verstappen.(Red Bull/Twitter)
Max Verstappen.(Red Bull/Twitter)

Verstappen wins in France to stretch overall lead

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 08:19 PM IST
The victory at Le Castellet was a third in a row for Red Bull after street circuit wins in Monaco and Azerbaijan. Verstappen's Mexican team mate Sergio Perez finished third.
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel(REUTERS)
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel(REUTERS)

Marquez secures emotional first win in Germany since injury comeback

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Despite being unbeaten at the Sachsenring in his previous 10 appearances, Repsol Honda rider Marquez said on Saturday he could not think about extending that run after crashing out of the previous three rounds this season.
Archery generic image.(Getty Images)
Archery generic image.(Getty Images)

Archery: Indian women's team fail to qualify for Olympics, lose to Colombia

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 07:28 PM IST
It was the last opportunity for the Indians to upgrade their single women’s quota place to team invitation in Tokyo but they failed to make it.
Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- of 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within 14 days of their arrival in Tokyo.(Getty Images)
Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- of 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within 14 days of their arrival in Tokyo.(Getty Images)

Tokyo organisers working on safe stay and training of Indian athletes: TOCOG

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- of 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within 14 days of their arrival in Tokyo.
Milkha Singh was at the heart of a golden generation of our country’s athletes, unofficial ambassadors of a free India. (PTI) Exclusive
Milkha Singh was at the heart of a golden generation of our country’s athletes, unofficial ambassadors of a free India. (PTI)

Milkha Singh: A lot more than the sum of his records

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Milkha was India’s first Olympic track finalist, followed by only two men and one woman over the next six decades in individual events.
Sharath Kamal is among the players who will fly to the Tokyo Olympics from India. (Ht file)
Sharath Kamal is among the players who will fly to the Tokyo Olympics from India. (Ht file)

New Tokyo Olympics quarantine rules “highly unfair”: IOA

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:07 PM IST
In the latest advisory issued by Japan on Friday, athletes, support staff and officials arriving from 11 nations, including India, must be in a three-day quarantine on reaching Tokyo
Max Verstappen.(Red Bull/Twitter)
Max Verstappen.(Red Bull/Twitter)

Verstappen takes pole for Red Bull at French GP

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:37 PM IST
The Red Bull championship leader set a time of one minute, 29.990, beating Mercedes title rival Lewis Hamilton by 0.258 seconds. The Briton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas was third.
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