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Kiki Bertens celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina.(REUTERS)

Bertens doubles up in Saint Petersburg for 10th WTA title

By Agence France-Presse | Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:35 PM IST
She took 74 minutes to claim her 10th WTA crown, denying Kazakhstan 20-year-old Rybakina a second title from her third final this season.
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Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Euro 2020 excluded from proposed WADA ban on Russia

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:57 PM IST
The Russian city of Saint Petersburg is one of 12 locations across Europe scheduled to host matches in next year’s tournament.
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The Champions League trophy(Getty Images)
The Champions League trophy(Getty Images)

UEFA announce Champions League finals in Saint Petersburg, Munich, London

By AFP | Ljubljana
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:08 AM IST
The announcement comes following calls by FIFA to demand that women in Iran be allowed free unlimited access to stadiums in the country.
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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates with the trophy and team mates after winning the Champions League Final.(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates with the trophy and team mates after winning the Champions League Final.(REUTERS)

UEFA announce Champions League finals in Saint Petersburg, Munich & London

By Agence France-Presse | Ljubljana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:02 AM IST
The venues for the next three finals were revealed at UEFA’s Executive Committee meeting in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, with Munich being awarded the 2022 showpiece and the 2023 final being given to Wembley.
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Daniil Medvedev holds the trophy after winning the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament.(AP)
Daniil Medvedev holds the trophy after winning the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament.(AP)

Imperious Daniil Medvedev crushes Borna Coric in Saint Petersburg final

By Agence France-Presse | Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 10:08 PM IST
World number four Medvedev, who since July has reached five finals in as many tournaments, won his third title of the year and sixth of his career.
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The case so far does not affect the family directly but if the officials are found guilty, “it could give the state the opportunity to demand the annulment of the adoption,” Olenichev said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The case so far does not affect the family directly but if the officials are found guilty, “it could give the state the opportunity to demand the annulment of the adoption,” Olenichev said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Russia launches probe against officials for allowing gay couple to adopt kids

By Agence France-Presse | Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 07:00 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, which probes serious cases, said that Moscow social workers were suspected of criminal negligence for allowing the two boys to live in the family since 2010
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Belgium's Thomas Meunier celebrates after scoring their first goal against England in the World Cup 2018 third place play-off.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Thomas Meunier celebrates after scoring their first goal against England in the World Cup 2018 third place play-off.(REUTERS)

Thomas Meunier, Eden Hazard star as Belgium beat England in World Cup 2018 third place play-off

By HT Correspondent | Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:35 PM IST
Belgium rode goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard to beat England 2-0 in the World Cup 2018 third-place play-off in Saint Petersburg on Saturday.
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Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazrad for Belgium to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over England . Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.(AP)
Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazrad for Belgium to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over England . Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: highlights, Belgium beat England, finish third

By Himanshu Dhingra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:39 PM IST
Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazrad for Belgium to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over England . Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.
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Belgium will play England in their 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off for third place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018.(AFP)
Belgium will play England in their 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off for third place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: England, Belgium aim to end tournament on a high

By Press Trust of India | Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 12:00 PM IST
The previous FIFA World Cup 2018 match between England and Belgium saw both coaches heavily rotate their teams, and a similar scenario is likely in Saint Petersburg for the third place play-off, with several fringe players pushing for a start.
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Belgium coach Roberto Martinez gives instructions to his team during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against France.(REUTERS)
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez gives instructions to his team during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against France.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez disappointed after loss against France

By Agence France-Presse | Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 02:00 AM IST
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the FIFA World Cup 2018 final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday.
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Roberto Martinez’s strategies have played a big role in taking Belgium to the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-finals.(REUTERS)
Roberto Martinez’s strategies have played a big role in taking Belgium to the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-finals.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez strikes right balance for Belgium’s ‘golden generation’

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Belgium are in the last four for just the second time in their history, and will meet France in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday after claiming their biggest-ever World Cup scalp by beating Brazil 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals.
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Sweden players train ahead of their FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match against Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.(Reuters)
Sweden players train ahead of their FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match against Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.(Reuters)

Janne Andersson leads Sweden back to promised FIFA World Cup land

By Reuters | Sochi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Sweden will face Switzerland in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.
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With FIFA World Cup 2018 being held in 11 cities (Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg), these trains help people reach their venues.(HT Photo)
With FIFA World Cup 2018 being held in 11 cities (Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg), these trains help people reach their venues.(HT Photo)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Trains that are free, clean and you can set your watch to

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2018 01:38 PM IST
One of the most striking aspects of these trains carrying fans to and from the different FIFA World Cup venues is their punctuality. The facilities are basic but the compartments are squeaky-clean.
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Argentina beat Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday. Follow full score of Nigeria vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.(AP)
Argentina beat Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday. Follow full score of Nigeria vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018 full score: Argentina beat Nigeria, reach Round of 16

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 01:38 AM IST
A late goal by Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D on Tuesday. Follow full score of Nigeria vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.
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If Lionel Messi’s Argentina lose to Nigeria, they will be out of FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)
If Lionel Messi’s Argentina lose to Nigeria, they will be out of FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)

No mercy for Lionel Messi, promise Nigeria ahead of FIFA World Cup showdown

By AFP | AFP, Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 10:03 AM IST
Victory for Nigeria in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday will send Lionel Messi’s Argentina home in disgrace after failing to win a game in FIFA World Cup 2018.
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This deaf, white cat named Achilles is soon to begin his work as Russia's official soothsayer for the FIFA World Cup 2018, following in the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010.(AFP)
This deaf, white cat named Achilles is soon to begin his work as Russia's official soothsayer for the FIFA World Cup 2018, following in the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010.(AFP)

Meet Achilles the cat, the deaf but gifted FIFA World Cup 2018 soothsayer

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 05:18 PM IST
In order to predict the results of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Achilles the cat will move out of his lifelong home of the basements of the Hermitage and will live at the “Cat Republic”.
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France midfielder Paul Pogba (L) was the target of racist chants during the international friendly against Russia.(AFP)
France midfielder Paul Pogba (L) was the target of racist chants during the international friendly against Russia.(AFP)

Russian FA fined 30,000 Swiss francs for racist chants at France match

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 09:29 PM IST
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were the target of monkey chants during the match in Saint Petersburg, a 3-1 victory for France
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