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Divya KAKRAN.(Kadir Caliskan)

Women wrestlers refuse quarantine, force natl camp postponement

Lucknow | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The fortnight’s quarantine is part of the Sports Authority of India’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) due to Covid-19, but most wrestlers refused to return to the camp, which was scheduled to resume on Thursday following the festival break.
Formula One F1 - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with a trophy after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with a trophy after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu(Pool via REUTERS)

Hamilton’s road to his seventh title, race by race

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, with a record 94 wins, is the most successful Formula One driver of all time. The following details his progression to the 2020 title.
Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)
Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)

Lewis Hamilton set for seventh title as F1 returns to Turkey

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Hamilton, who has a record 93 race wins, will be champion again at the Istanbul Park circuit if his team mate and sole title rival Valtteri Bottas fails to score eight points more.
Women wrestlers practice at Sonipat wrestling academy at Sonipat,Haryana(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Women wrestlers practice at Sonipat wrestling academy at Sonipat,Haryana(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

India defers trials for wrestling world meet

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The executive council meeting of UWW was scheduled on Friday but withdrawals by three major participating countries in view of Covid-19 possibly forced a deferment. Cuba has followed USA and Japan in pulling out of the world championships.
File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)
File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)

After fall, judoka Vijay Yadav dreams again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:20 AM IST
From being ranked 60 in the world in Dec 2017, he finished 2018 as the world No 22, a ranking that would have given him automatic entry into the Olympics.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)

Hope this sparks a chess revolution like 1983 did for cricket: Viswanathan Anand

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand said that he hopes India’s joint Online Chess Olympiad win with Russia would spark another revolution in the sport.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton talks to the media as he wears a protective face mask in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton talks to the media as he wears a protective face mask in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

F1’s pandemic pause spurs Hamilton to race on for 2-3 years

Silverstone | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:48 AM IST
“The COVID-19 lockdown, whilst it was a negative, in some ways it gave a lot of life, a lot of energy to focus on some other things,” Hamilton said Thursday, “and that time off was a bit of breathing space, and provided a bit of energy to perhaps go longer.”
Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Not yet qualified for Olympics, Hima Das says she is not worried

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Hima, the reigning junior world champion in 400m, is yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the international season has been suspended till November 30 due to the global health crisis.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Hoping to play few events before Olympics: Punia

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:46 PM IST
During the lockdown at his flat in Sonepat, Punia was training with Asian Championships silver medallist (74kg) Jitender Kumar. He arranged a mat and some gym equipment too.
Willie Thorne(Twitter)
Willie Thorne(Twitter)

Former snooker player Willie Thorne dies at 66

By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Thorne reached two quarterfinals in the world championship, but won just one ranking title in his career despite being one of the best break-builders in snooker.
Former President of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse.(REUTERS)
Former President of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse.(REUTERS)

Former IAAF president turns on son at corruption trial

Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The degree to which Diack was aware of the alleged squeezing of hush-money from Russian athletes suspected of doping remained unclear from his often confused, contradictory and uncertain testimony.
Kirill Semyonov of Russia, surrounded by Czech players Tomas Zohorna, Jakub Jerabek and Jakub Krejcik, falls in front of Czech goalkeeper Roman Will.(REUTERS)
Kirill Semyonov of Russia, surrounded by Czech players Tomas Zohorna, Jakub Jerabek and Jakub Krejcik, falls in front of Czech goalkeeper Roman Will.(REUTERS)

Russia hires Bragin as men’s national hockey team coach

MOSCOW | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Bragin moves up from his longtime role in charge of the Russian under-20 team, which he led to the silver medal at this year’s world junior championships.
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during press conference REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during press conference REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton back on track next week in Mercedes F1 test

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Silverstone, which hosts Hamilton’s home British Grand Prix, is due to host two back-to-back races in August when it will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first world championship grand prix there.
File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)

World Championship of Cricket: The ‘Fish & Chips’ story behind Sunil Gavaskar’s India captaincy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Due to a good season overall, the selectors were to pick between Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri to lead India in Australia, but the manner in which it happened caught Gavaskar off-guard.
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa.(REUTERS)
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa.(REUTERS)

BFI to pay up part of outstanding international dues by May 20; AIBA threatens suspension on delay

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:24 PM IST
India lost the hosting rights of the 2021 men’s world championship for non-payment of host fee (USD 400,000), which prompted AIBA to impose a penalty of USD 500,000 on the national federation.
File image of Amit Phangal.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Amit Phangal.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Son of soil: Boxing champ Amit Panghal speaks up for distraught farmers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 01:02 PM IST
The 24-year-old, who hails from Mayna village which is situated 5km from Rohtak, is “for the first time in many years” spending the summer at home due to the lockdown which has brought all training camps to a halt.
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)

‘Getting beaten up, no family around’: Vijender Singh explains problems faced at start of professional boxing career

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Vijender was based in Manchester in the beginning of his professional career and he said that it took time for him to get used to the climate and language.
Ravi Shastri looks on during game four of the Twenty20 series between New Zealand and India.(Getty Images)
Ravi Shastri looks on during game four of the Twenty20 series between New Zealand and India.(Getty Images)

Ravi Shastri names Pakistan player who ‘would go to any level to get under your skin’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | edited by Yash Bhati
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Eventually, Shastri trumped Miandad for the award and took home the Audi. In a recent interview on ‘Sony Ten Pit Stop’, Shastri talked about his rivalry with Miandad during the tournament and how he managed to outwit the Pakistani great.
India coach Ravi Shastri during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
India coach Ravi Shastri during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)

India’s team of 1985 could trouble Virat Kohli’s side in limited overs: Ravi Shastri

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Shastri also has a firm belief that the team of 1985 was qualitatively better than the side that won the 1983 World Cup because it was a perfect blend of youth and experience.
File photo of F1.(REUTERS)
File photo of F1.(REUTERS)

F1 director says more spending cuts needed to preserve teams

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:45 AM IST
“There has been a lot of consultation and we are in the final stages,” Brawn told Sky Sports. “We’re going to start with a cap of $145 million and then the discussion is how much further down we can drive costs in the next few years.
A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.(Getty Images)
A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.(Getty Images)

BWF reschedules 2021 World Championships to Nov-Dec, avoids clash with Olympics

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:57 PM IST
The decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to 23 July to 8 August and 24 August until 5 September 2021 only confirmed this move, the BWF said.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland crosses the finish line to win the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack southern Austria, Sunday, July 9, 2017.(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland crosses the finish line to win the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack southern Austria, Sunday, July 9, 2017.(AP)

Austrian GP ‘must be behind closed doors’, insists minister

Vienna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Organisers of the July 5 grand prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg were told by the country’s health minister on Wednesday that certain guarantees have to be met.
India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.
India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.

Almost two-thirds of Host Fee remains outstanding: Livid AIBA hits out at Boxing Federation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:27 PM IST
“This host fees should have been paid by BFI in summer 2018. AIBA showed a lot of patience and comprehension, agreeing on numerous successive repayment plans, which were never respected by BFI,” it added.
File image of Badminton.(Getty Images)
File image of Badminton.(Getty Images)

Olympic medallist Mathias Boe announces retirement from international badminton

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 06:52 PM IST
In his career spanning two decades, the 39-year-old Danish shuttler has partnered the likes of Michael Jensen, Thomas Hovgaard and Michael Lamp, before striking up a successful long-term combination with Carsten Mogensen.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the crowd after winning the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the crowd after winning the race.(REUTERS)

Silverstone and Austria’s Spielberg could hold back-to-back F1 races

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 10:36 AM IST
So far nine of the 22 races have either been cancelled or postponed with the French and Belgian races tipped to join the abandoned list.
File photo of Renault.(REUTERS)
File photo of Renault.(REUTERS)

F1’s Renault furlough ‘vast majority’ of UK staff

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Renault join grid rivals Williams, Racing Point and McLaren in furloughing staff after nine of the scheduled 22 races in the world championship were either cancelled or postponed.
File image of Manasi Joshi(PTI)
File image of Manasi Joshi(PTI)

‘During a grocery run, realised things aren’t easy for disabled people in lockdown’

Hindustan Times | By Manasi Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 04:41 PM IST
At home, during a grocery run, 30-year-old BWF Para-badminton 2019 World Championship gold medallist Manasi Joshi realised the difficulties a person with disabilities has to face amid the nationwide lockdown, at a time of an unprecedented public health emergency. Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, the para-athlete gives a glimpse of her life at home amid lockdown.
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during testing.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during testing.(REUTERS)

Bottas puts Mercedes on top but Hamilton says still ‘not perfect’

Montmeló, Spain | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Two weeks out from the season-opener in Melbourne, Bottas, runner-up to Hamilton in the world championship in 2019, clocked a best run of 1min 16.196sec off a total of 79 laps.
Wrestler Ravi Dahiya.(File)
Wrestler Ravi Dahiya.(File)

Asian Wrestling Championships will tell where I stand before Olympics: Ravi Dahiya

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Not many knew Dahiya before his world championship exploits, and the wrestler from Nahri in Haryana is desperate to make a mark with medals in Asian Championships as well as the Olympics this year.
Sweden's Armand Duplantis in action during the Pole Vault Men's Final.(Action Images via Reuters)
Sweden's Armand Duplantis in action during the Pole Vault Men's Final.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis breaks world pole vault record for second time in a week

Glasgow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Duplantis, who won silver at last year’s world championships in Doha, cleared the bar with something to spare and won a world record bonus cheque for $30,000.
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