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Daniel Cormier in a fight with Stipe Miocic.(AP)

UFC 252: Stipe Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Daniel Cormier

Las Vegas | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Miocic tagged Cormier with a vicious poke to his left eye late in the third round that sent the challenger staggering to his corner. Cormier’s eye was about swollen shut, but he gamely fought on the final two rounds in the main event of UFC 252 at the UFC APEX complex in Las Vegas.
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after qualifying FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after qualifying FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton expects another tough battle with Verstappen

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The 22-year-old will line up third on the grid, one slot higher than he had last Sunday when he came through to win with clever tyre strategy while Mercedes suffered from blistering in the hot conditions.
File image of Sushil Kumar.(PTI)
File image of Sushil Kumar.(PTI)

Narsingh called for national camp, Sushil to train independently

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:56 AM IST
Sushil has requested exemption from the national camp and wants to train independently at the Chhatrasal Stadium here.
India shuttler Sikki Reddy in action.(Getty Images)
India shuttler Sikki Reddy in action.(Getty Images)

Shuttler Sikki tests negative, camp to resume on Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:42 AM IST
The 26-year-old Sikki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, had on Thursday, tested positive for the highly contagious disease at the SAI Pullela Gopichand academy.
Arjun Atwal of India(Getty Images,)
Arjun Atwal of India(Getty Images,)

Atwal, Lahiri miss cut at Wyndham Championship

Greensboro (US) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Atwal, who had won this tournament 10 years ago, made cuts at Rocket Mortgage, 3M Open and Barracuda Championship and may well have done so here too, but for a lapse on the first day, when he double bogeyed the 17th just before play was stopped.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia during a training session ahead of the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.(PTI)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia during a training session ahead of the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.(PTI)

Bajrang Punia ramping at training with coach Bentinidis back by his side

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:09 AM IST
India’s top wrestling medal hope at next year’s Tokyo Olympics says his training has been boosted with his Georgian coach back from home.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim(AP)

Three elite swimmers get permission to train in Dubai, Srihari Nataraj elated

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:42 PM IST
India’s swimming sensation Nataraj looks forward to get back to pool after longest break.
Indian Olympic Association
Indian Olympic Association

Senior IOA official for China-specific guidelines to athletes

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Top IOA officials feel it is important to warn those travelling to China for sports events that they must strictly follow regulations to ensure they don’t get into trouble and put India in an embarrassing situation.
PV Sindhu in action against Mugdha Agrey during India Open 2019, at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
PV Sindhu in action against Mugdha Agrey during India Open 2019, at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Sindhu to keep training despite Covid-19 hitting national camp

NEW DELHI | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Sindhu, aiming to go one better than her 2016 Rio Olympics silver, wants to train at the Suchitra Academy where she goes for fitness workouts, while officials decide when to reopen the SAI-Gopichand National Badminton Academy.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice(REUTERS)

Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice in Spanish GP

MONTMELO, Spain | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Hamilton, the championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton earlier in first practice.

Rain alert: Yet another unpredictable weekend approaches

Spielberg | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 07:32 PM IST
The MotoGP riders could be facing their first wet race since 2018 as we gear up to tackle the superb Red Bull Ring
Kiren Rijiju(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Kiren Rijiju(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sports Minister Rijiju virtually launches Fit India Freedom Run

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:39 PM IST
“I am delighted to see such enthusiasm to participate in the Fit India Freedom Run. If we can galvanise all employees, their families and the larger community to participate in the run, it will be a fitting tribute to the spirit of Independence,” Rijiju said.
Princepal Singh drives during the game as part of NBA Academy on July 11, 2019 at Emory Healthcare Courts in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images)
Princepal Singh drives during the game as part of NBA Academy on July 11, 2019 at Emory Healthcare Courts in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images)

Princepal can make it to the top level, says NBA G League chief

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Princepal has been selected as one of the elite prospects who are eligible to play in the NBA G League but not yet eligible for the NBA.
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 14, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 14, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice(REUTERS)

Spanish GP: Bottas fastest ahead of Hamilton in 1st practice

Montmelo (Spain) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The Finnish driver was .039 quicker than championship leader Hamilton and about 1 second ahead of Max Verstappen, who leapfrogged Bottas into second place in the standings after winning last Sunday’s race at Silverstone.
Anirban Lahiri of India(Getty Images)
Anirban Lahiri of India(Getty Images)

Lahiri one-under in first round at Wyndham, Atwal yet to finish

Greensboro | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 06:44 PM IST
It was a fairly good round that should have fetched Lahiri a better score but he was found wanting on the greens, where he twice missed putts inside five feet and on four other occasions he was 10-11 feet or less from the pin.
The 30-day movement will kick-start on Saturday while registrations will continue till September 11.(Getty Images)
The 30-day movement will kick-start on Saturday while registrations will continue till September 11.(Getty Images)

Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge named ambassador for ‘Run as One’

PTI | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Kipchoge became the first man on the planet to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours.
File image of Shubhankar Sharma.(Getty Images)
File image of Shubhankar Sharma.(Getty Images)

Shubhankar starts with topsy-turvy round at Celtic Classic

Newport | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Sharma, winner of two European Tour titles in 2018, is Tied-71st and needs a solid second round to avoid missing a third successive cut.
File image of P R Sreejesh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
File image of P R Sreejesh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)

‘365 days more to prepare’: India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh on life amid lockdown and road to Tokyo Olympics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:46 AM IST
India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who had to spend over three months away from wife and kids amid such unprecedented times recalls the life at SAI center amid lockdown.
Manpreet Singh with Illi Saddique.
Manpreet Singh with Illi Saddique.

Monsoon weddings in extra time

Mumbai/New Delhi | By Rutvick Mehta & Nilankur Das
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:03 AM IST
For some it was a welcome break, for others an avoidable speed breaker; for some it gave hope of stretching careers, for others it forced a re-evaluation. But there were also those who used the unscheduled break to get married.
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 13, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 13, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Vettel expects to see out the season at Ferrari

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Ferrari announced in May that Vettel, who had been expecting a new contract, would be leaving at the end of the year with Spaniard Carlos Sainz joining from McLaren.
Indian badminton player Sikki Reddy.(Getty Images)
Indian badminton player Sikki Reddy.(Getty Images)

N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test Covid positive at national camp

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Women’s doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who have been attending the national camp at the academy, are both asymptomatic, according to a SAI statement.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Basketball starlets Deodhar, Zachariah sign up for American schools

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Harsimran best bet to make it to WNBA, say coaches, who picked strength and physicality as the areas on which Indians need to focus.
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen.(AFP)
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen.(AFP)

Verstappen looks to usurp Hamilton again with Spanish GP win

Montmelo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 08:27 PM IST
Considering how Mercedes struggled to cope with tires amid unusually high temperatures for England, Red Bull’s hopes of challenging Mercedes again in the searing heat of Spain are legitimate.
Sudha Singh trains at NIS Patiala on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Sudha Singh trains at NIS Patiala on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

In her quest for Tokyo, Sudha Singh stays clear of home

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Ace steeplechase runner and Asian Games medallist Sudha Singh, who is aiming for a last shot at gold at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, is one such athlete.
Daniel Cormier(Photo: Getty Images)
Daniel Cormier(Photo: Getty Images)

My journey has been a dream: Daniel Cormier

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:51 AM IST
In an exclusive interview, the 41-year-old American MMA artist talks about his UFC career as he prepares to walk to the octagon for one last time this Sunday for a UFC 252 match against Stipe Miocic
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 12, 2020 Racing Point's Sergio Perez poses for a drivers portrait REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 12, 2020 Racing Point's Sergio Perez poses for a drivers portrait REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy/File Photo(REUTERS)

F1 driver Sergio Perez will race in Spain after negative virus test

MONTMELO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The Racing Point driver missed the past two races at Silverstone in England after contracting the virus on a visit back home to Mexico last month. He flew by private plane to visit his mother in hospital.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

National archery camp to resume on August 25 at ASI, Pune: SAI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 04:11 PM IST
A total of 16 recurve archers -- eight men and as many women, along with four coaches and two support staff will report for the camp on August 25 and undergo the mandatory 14-day period inside the ASI campus before starting their training sessions.
Tababi Devi(Twitter)
Tababi Devi(Twitter)

Coaches dismayed as judoka starlet Tababi Devi walks away

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Tababi Devi, who had reached the final in the U-44 kg class, looked on course when at 18 she won gold at the Asia-Oceania Cadet championships in July last year in the higher weight division (U-48kg). They could rejoice unearthing a great talent from a state known to produce many international woman athletes.

Fourth edition of Ahmedabad Marathon goes virtual with app-based remote running

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Renowned international athlete and coach, Norrie Williamson has been appointed the Race Director for AAM 2020 which is now among the top-4 marathons in India having catered to more than 30,000 runners over the past three years.
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