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Belgium's Elise Mertens and Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka react.(REUTERS)

Mertens, Sabalenka clinch Australian Open women's doubles title

Reuters | , Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Seeded second at Melbourne Park, the pair won their maiden major at the 2019 U.S. Open and the victory at the Rod Laver Arena was their fifth title overall.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Russia's Daria Kasatkina in action during her second round match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Kelly Defina/Files(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Russia's Daria Kasatkina in action during her second round match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Kelly Defina/Files(REUTERS)

Kasatkina returns to winning ways in Melbourne

Reuters | , Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Playing in her first WTA final since winning the 2018 Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Kasatkina rallied from a set down to beat Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova 4-6 6-2 6-2 in the final.
Qatar's head coach Felix Sanchez, second left, celebrates with players during the AFC Asian Cup quarter-final match against Korea Republic.(AP)
Qatar's head coach Felix Sanchez, second left, celebrates with players during the AFC Asian Cup quarter-final match against Korea Republic.(AP)

Majority of Asia's World Cup qualifiers postponed until June due to COVID-19

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:30 PM IST
The AFC said four matches will be held as scheduled on March 25 and 30 at their respective venues, with the remaining rescheduled games to be played in a centralised format from May 31-June 15.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts during her quarter-final match against Czech Republic's Karolína Muchova.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts during her quarter-final match against Czech Republic's Karolína Muchova.(REUTERS)

Barty takes Adelaide wild card to defend title

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:26 PM IST
The 24-year-old Australian will be the top seed at the $535,530 event, scheduled to be held from Feb. 22-27, at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in South Australia.
When Anushka Sharma dolled up in Zara’s <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.8k midi dress, Virat Kohli flaunted Vamika’s burp cloth(Instagram/sanjaypahal_/kushaalwadhwani)
When Anushka Sharma dolled up in Zara’s 1.8k midi dress, Virat Kohli flaunted Vamika’s burp cloth(Instagram/sanjaypahal_/kushaalwadhwani)

When Anushka Sharma rocked Zara’s 1.8k midi, Virat Kohli flaunted burp cloth

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 06:08 PM IST
  • An old picture of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at Mumbai’s luxury hotel, Taj Lands End, is grabbing eyeballs this summer as the Bollywood diva stunned in Zara’s front knot midi dress while the Indian cricket captain donned daughter Vamika’s burp cloth
French skateboarder Vincent Matheron trains for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Bowl du Prado skatepark in Marseille on June 24, 2021. - After being injured for several months, Vincent Matheron will join the French skateboard team to compete for the Olympic games in Tokyo. Skateboarding will make its debut appearance in the competition. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU / AFP)(AFP)
French skateboarder Vincent Matheron trains for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Bowl du Prado skatepark in Marseille on June 24, 2021. - After being injured for several months, Vincent Matheron will join the French skateboard team to compete for the Olympic games in Tokyo. Skateboarding will make its debut appearance in the competition. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU / AFP)(AFP)

Skateboarding to debut at Tokyo Olympics 2021 despite counter-culture history

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Skateboarding joins surfing and sports climbing at the Tokyo Olympics this summer at a new course built on Tokyo's waterfront with four gold medals up for grabs. Though the Olympics will give skateboarding a shiny new spin, the sport's history is embedded in counter-culture.
Abdalelah Haroun died in a car accident. (Getty Images)
Abdalelah Haroun died in a car accident. (Getty Images)

Qatar's world 400m bronze medallist Abdalelah Haroun dies in car crash

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 09:49 AM IST
  • Qatari sprinter Abdalelah Haroun, who won the bronze medal in the 400 metres event at the 2017 World Championships, died on Saturday in a car accident, the global governing body of athletics said citing media reports.
Want to run faster? Try pink-coloured sports beverages to boost exercise: Study(Twitter/ReggieWLTX)
Want to run faster? Try pink-coloured sports beverages to boost exercise: Study(Twitter/ReggieWLTX)

Want to run faster? Try pink-coloured sports beverages to boost exercise: Study

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 01:21 PM IST
A new study has revealed that pink-coloured sports beverages can boost athletic performance. It assessed the effect of a drink's colour on exercise performance and provided the potential to open a new avenue of future research in the field of sports drinks and exercise
Vishnu Saravanan. (Vishnu Saravanan/Instagram)
Vishnu Saravanan. (Vishnu Saravanan/Instagram)

Kumanan and Saravanan seek to soak in the Olympics atmosphere in Tokyo

By Avishek Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • Buoyed by training stints in Europe, young Indian’s sailors though say 2024 Paris will be the real deal.
China's Yang Jiayu celebrates after breaking women's 20km race walk world record(TWITTER)
China's Yang Jiayu celebrates after breaking women's 20km race walk world record(TWITTER)

China's Yang breaks women's 20km race walk world record

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 08:52 PM IST
China's Yang Jiayu sliced 49 seconds off the previous mark set by her compatriot Liu Hong in 2015, finishing with a time of one hour, 23 minutes and 49 seconds.
Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts Acro Yoga in 'sweet capture' by Ian Somerhalder(Instagram/nikkireed)
Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts Acro Yoga in 'sweet capture' by Ian Somerhalder(Instagram/nikkireed)

Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts Acro Yoga in 'sweet capture' by Ian Somerhalder

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • American actor and The Twilght Saga’s Rosalie Hale aka Nikki Reed flaunts her acro sport skills in latest fitness post as hubby and Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder captures her in the middle of the jaw-dropping exercise move. Here’s why you should give Acro Yoga workout a try too
From weightlifting to tennis and glamour, here’s a day in Sania Mirza’s life(Instagram/mirzasaniar)
From weightlifting to tennis and glamour, here’s a day in Sania Mirza’s life(Instagram/mirzasaniar)

From weightlifting to tennis and glamour, here’s a day in Sania Mirza’s life

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • Watch: Sania Mirza gives a glimpse of a day in her life which not only inspired fitness enthusiasts to hit the grind but also encouraged fashionistas to keep their finger firmly placed on the sartorial pulse. Check out the video here with son Izhaan Mirza Malik's adorable cameo
New York stadiums to reopen for sports, entertainment at 10% of normal capacity(Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash)
New York stadiums to reopen for sports, entertainment at 10% of normal capacity(Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash)

New York stadiums to reopen for sports, entertainment at 10% of normal capacity

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 08:07 AM IST
  • Under a plan announced by New York Government, major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 people or more can reopen with limited spectators starting February 23 while 'still at a very severe point' of Covid-19
The five-day Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival underway at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala attracted several visitors with many of them expressing hope that it would play a role in reviving tourism in the state after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI)
The five-day Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival underway at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala attracted several visitors with many of them expressing hope that it would play a role in reviving tourism in the state after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI)

Tripura: Govt's 5-day adventure sports festival raises hopes of reviving tourism

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:39 AM IST
The five-day Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival underway at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala attracted several visitors with many of them expressing hope that it would play a role in reviving tourism in the state after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,(AP)
Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rescuers search for Indonesia jet carrying 62

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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The landslide at Ramban which blocked the traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The landslide at Ramban which blocked the traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday.(HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: 1,500 vehicles stranded for 10 hours on Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslide, and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 08:51 PM IST
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A representational photo.(AP)
A representational photo.(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: China denies links between stranded Indian sailors and standoff, and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.(PTI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9am: PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Vietnamese counterpart, and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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A health worker operating a machine at Sardar Patel Covid Care Center in New Delhi, India.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
A health worker operating a machine at Sardar Patel Covid Care Center in New Delhi, India.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9am: Seven-day ban imposed on import, sale, and distribution of SD Biosensors Rapid Antigen Kit, and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Assocham ongoing foundation week on Saturday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Assocham ongoing foundation week on Saturday.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi to deliver keynote address at Assocham foundation week at 10.30am and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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John Abraham birthday special: 5 fitness mantras of Dhoom’s biker boy(Instagram/thejohnabraham)
John Abraham birthday special: 5 fitness mantras of Dhoom’s biker boy(Instagram/thejohnabraham)

John Abraham birthday special: 5 fitness mantras of Dhoom’s biker boy

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Happy birthday, John Abraham: The Jism-fame star has never failed to surprise fans with his body transformations, extraordinary physique and enviable eight-pack abs. Here are 5 workout and fitness tips that the Satyameva Jayate 2 hero lives by
Suvendu Adhikari resigned from the West Bengal cabinet last month and relinquished two administrative posts.(PTI)
Suvendu Adhikari resigned from the West Bengal cabinet last month and relinquished two administrative posts.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: TMC legislator Suvendu Adhikari all set to join BJP during Amit Shah’s Bengal visit, and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh hailed agriculture as “mother sector” and also underlined that the Modi government is always open to discussion and dialogue with the farmers.(ANI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh hailed agriculture as “mother sector” and also underlined that the Modi government is always open to discussion and dialogue with the farmers.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: Defence minister Rajnath Singh says farmers’ best interests in mind, govt open for talks and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Jai Parvez Ahmad’s personal security officer was killed after two terrorists opened fire, police said on Monday(HT Photo)
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Jai Parvez Ahmad’s personal security officer was killed after two terrorists opened fire, police said on Monday(HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Terrorists open fire in J&K, kill PDP leader’s personal security officer and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:23 PM IST
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A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of the Twitter logo.(Reuters/ File photo)
A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of the Twitter logo.(Reuters/ File photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9am: SC judge says, classify social media as news media, question their ‘neutrality’, and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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