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Belgium stunned by Slovakia 1-0 with VAR denying Lukaku twice at Euro 2024

Updated on Jun 18, 2024 06:31 AM IST

Slovakia struck in the seventh minute through Ivan Schranz, then survived a string of misses by Lukaku, whose two second-half goals were overturned.

Euro 2024 - Slovakia players celebrate after beating Belgium in a Group E match (REUTERS)
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Returning Chopra, roaring Dehning set to face off in Turku

The Olympic and world javelin champion will head a top field at the iconic Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on Tuesday night

Neeraj Chopra in action during the men's Javelin final at Asian Games in Hangzhou, China,
Published on Jun 17, 2024 10:58 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Korean coach Yoo Yong-sung back in Lakshya Sen's team ahead of Paris Olympics

The 22-year-old, preparing to make his Olympic debut, wants to tweak the variations in his attack before the July-August Games.

India's Lakshya Sen plays against Denmark's Anders Antonsen (AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 09:40 PM IST

Igor Stimac sacked: A look at India head coach's stint

We take a look at Igor Stimac's stint in brief as the Croatian former footballer was sacked as India head coach on Monday.

Former Indian football head coach Igor Stimac in 2023.(PTI)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 09:19 PM IST

Igor Stimac likely to get INR 3 crore as compensation after AIFF sacking

AIFF sacked Igor Stimac after India's poor performance in FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Indian national football team captain Sunil Chhetri and coach Igor Stimac pose for photos during an interaction with the media (PTI)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 12:34 AM IST
By | Written by Siddharth Thakur, New Delhi

AIFF sacks Igor Stimac as India head coach after disappointing WC qualifiers

Federation offers three months’ salary as severance pay. Stimac likely to respond through lawyer.

India coach Igor Stimac reacts during a match(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 11:11 PM IST
ByDhiman Sarkar, New Delhi

Black baseball players of yore get their due, at last

Major League Baseball recognition puts Josh Gibson ahead of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in the record books

FILE - Baseball catcher Josh Gibson in an undated photo. Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball’s career leader with a .372 batting average, surpassing Ty Cobb’s .367, when records of the Negro Leagues for more than 2,300 players were incorporated after a three-year research project. (AP Photo/File)(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

England hang on to beat Serbia 1-0 with Jude Bellingham header

The result put England top of Group C after Denmark and Slovenia drew 1-1 earlier on Sunday.

England's Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during a Group C match between Serbia and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 06:53 AM IST
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Olympics archery: Bhajan Kaur wins gold as India bag women's individual quota

She won the recurve individual final at the Final Olympic Qualifier in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.

Bhajan Kaur grabbed the gold medal in the tournament held in Antalya(Bhajan Kaur Instagram )
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:31 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Former Arsenal and Everton forward Kevin Campbell dies at 54 after short illness

Arsenal and Everton announced the death of Campbell on Saturday, with the London club saying in a post on X that he had died “after a short illness.”

Kevin Campbell(X/England)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 09:54 PM IST
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Weghorst scores late again in Netherlands' 2-1 win over Poland at Euro 2024

Weghorst struck with a low left-foot shot in 83rd minute with his first touch after coming on to replace Memphis Depay who had wasted several shooting chances.

Netherlands' Virgil van Dijk, Denzel Dumfries and teammates celebrate after the match (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 08:43 PM IST
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German police shoot axe-wielding person, who threatened UEFA Euro fans

The German police shot a man, who was threatening them with an axe and a firebomb ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 clash between Poland and Netherlands.

Members of a German Riot police unit stands guard prior to the UEFA Euro 2024 Group B football match (AFP)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 05:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Euro 2024: Italy see off Albania after record early scare

Victory for Italy was vital in the toughest group in the tournament and a bigger test will come on Thursday when they face Spain

Italian players celebrate after Italy's Nicolo Barella scored his side's second goal during the Group B match between Italy and Albania at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Dortmund, Germany(AP)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 06:28 AM IST
Reuters |

Spain romp past Croatia in opener as Yamal makes Euros history

Yamal made his mark with the assist for Dani Carvajal to effectively kill the game as a contest on the stroke of half-time.

Euro 2024 - Group B - Spain v Croatia - Spain's Lamine Yamal, Marc Cucurella and Mart(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 12:40 AM IST

Father's Day 2024: Sunil Chhetri ‘wants to be’ a role model like his father

On Father’s Day today, footballer Sunil Chhetri credits his dad’s influence in shaping his career, aiming to pass on those values to his son, Dhruv

Sunil Chhetri wants to set an example for his son, Dhruv, who was born last August, just like Sunil's father, Kharga Chetri did, for him.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 12:34 AM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Switzerland outclass Hungary with 3-1 win in Euros opener

Chasing a place in the knockout rounds in their sixth consecutive major tournament, Switzerland looked a classy outfit

Switzerland's forward #18 Kwadwo Duah (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates midfielder #10 Granit Xhaka (R) and midfielder #17 Ruben Vargas during the UEFA Euro 2024 (AFP)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 10:07 PM IST
Reuters |

Indian men’s archery team in Olympics frame despite loss

Lose the quarter-final in Final Olympic qualifier from a commanding position, but well placed to qualify on ranking

The Indian Men's Recurve team of Tarundeep Rai, Dhiraj Bommadevara and Pravin Jadhav(Sai media x)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 10:46 PM IST

IOC issues first list of Russians, Belarusians to participate in Paris Olympics

Five sports — though not tennis, swimming or judo — were assessed by an International Olympic Committee panel.

The Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower in Paris (AP)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 07:54 PM IST
AP |

Matija Sarkic, Montenegro and Millwall goalkeeper, dies at age 26

Millwall announced the death of Sarkic on Saturday. No further details were disclosed.

FILE - Wolverhampton Wanderers' goalkeeper Matija Sarkic looks on before the English Premier League soccer match between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers, in London, Oct. 29, 2022. Montenegro goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26. He played his club soccer for English second-tier club Millwall. Millwall announced the death of Sarkic. No further details were disclosed. Sarkic’s most recent match for Montenegro was on June 5. That was a 2-0 loss at Belgium. It was his ninth international appearance according to the Montenegro soccer federation. Millwall says “everyone at the club sends their love and condolences to Matija’s family and friends at this immensely sad time.
Published on Jun 15, 2024 07:46 PM IST
AP |

Messi scores twice in return to Argentina lineup in 4-1 win over Guatemala

Lionel Messi previously missed a pair of international friendlies in March with a hamstring issue that has also contributed to his absences for Inter Miami.

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, right, shakes hands with the officials.(AP)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Hosts Germany crush 10-man Scotland 5-1 in UEFA Euro 2024 opener

Germany, seeking a record fourth European title and first major trophy after a barren decade, began the Euro 2024 with a win vs Scotland.

Germany's Florian Wirtz, left, celebrates with Jamal Musiala after scoring their opening goal vs Scotland.(AP)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 06:27 AM IST
Reuters |

This time I think it could be anybody's game: Sindhu on the Olympics

The Indian shuttler hasn't been in the best of form but has reason to believe that the tide is turning

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu plays a return against Taiwan's Hsu Wen Chi during their women's singles round of 32 match at the Indonesia Open(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 10:28 PM IST

Will Craig Fulton's tactics bring India Olympic success?

The 'defend to win' style isn't typically Indian but the players now seem to be buying into the idea

Craig Fulton(Twitter)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 07:08 PM IST

Indian women's archery team two wins shy from Paris Olympics quota

India will start from the round of 16 in the 24-team draw against 21st seeds Ukraine and may have to beat Chinese Taipei in the quarters to grab the Paris quota

Bhajan Kaur and Ankita Bhakat
Published on Jun 14, 2024 06:25 PM IST

Will the fading rivalry with Messi bring out the best in Ronaldo at Euro 2024?

Although a Euros trophy pales in comparison with a World Cup, Ronaldo will be able to add wings to his fading legacy particularly in international football.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 05:12 PM IST

Hockey: Player registration for HIL begins

The federation has invited the top-15 hockey playing nations to register their players and support staff till the cutoff date of June 30

HIL was held from 2013 to 2017 before it folded.
Published on Jun 14, 2024 03:27 PM IST

Swansong for Ronaldo? Kroos to bid farewell: Players to retire after UEFA Euro

Toni Kroos will hang up his boots after UEFA Euro 2024. Here are the other players who are expected to retire from international football.

It could be Cristiano Ronaldo final major international tournament. Toni Kroos has already announced his retirement.
Published on Jun 14, 2024 02:33 PM IST

Ronaldo's record-breaking 6th UEFA Euro: What Portugal can expect from CR7

With Cristiano Ronaldo at the wheel, former champions Portugal can emerge as title contenders at the UEFA Euro 2024.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 02:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

UEFA Euro 2024: Ronaldo to Mbappe - Contenders for top scorer award

From the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo to Kylian Mbappe, here are the contenders for the UEFA Euro 2024 top-scorer award.

UEFA Euro 2024: Can Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe finish as top scorer?(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 01:49 PM IST

Evra dissects France's main weakness ahead of Euro 2024, recalls Swiss nightmare

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra pointed out France's main weakness ahead of UEFA Euro 2024, and also used an example from their historic past.

France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappe (C) and teammates attend a training session ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024.(AFP)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 12:06 PM IST
ByNeelav Chakravarti
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