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Pavlyuchenkova to skip rest of 2022 to recover from knee injury

Pavlyuchenkova, ranked 21 in the world, was out for 11 weeks earlier this year to undergo rehab for the knee injury.
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (REUTERS)
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:39 PM IST
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AFC Cup: Three league champs battle ‘favourites’ ATKMB

  • Roy Krishna available for Kolkata giants who kick off against I-League winners Gokulam Kerala FC on Wednesday
Roy Krishna(Twitter/ATK Mohun Bagan)
Roy Krishna(Twitter/ATK Mohun Bagan)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:22 PM IST
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By, Kolkata

This time we really played as a team: Kidambi Srikanth

  • India’s first Thomas Cup triumph was a result of strong bonding and a genuine desire to succeed as a team, its seniormost--unbeaten through the campaign--member says
Indian badminton team celebrate after wining Thomas Cup.(Kidambi Srikanth Twitter)
Indian badminton team celebrate after wining Thomas Cup.(Kidambi Srikanth Twitter)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:14 PM IST
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Heat, chaos, assault on referee–CWG men’s wrestling trials boils over

Wrestler Satender Malik slapped an official after losing the 125kg final bout while absence of air-conditioning at Capital’s IG Stadium left wrestlers gasping
Wrestler Satender Malik assaults referee Jagbir Singh during the national trails to pick the men's wrestling squad for the Commonwealth Games.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Wrestler Satender Malik assaults referee Jagbir Singh during the national trails to pick the men's wrestling squad for the Commonwealth Games.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:10 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Rafael Nadal ready for Roland Garros despite injury issues

Nadal had said last week that daily training was a challenge and he would take a doctor with him to Paris after a chronic foot injury flared up during his defeat by Shapovalov at the Italian Open.
Rafael Nadal (REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal (REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST
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Arsenal falter in Champions League race with defeat by Newcastle

An own goal from Ben White and then a late strike from January signing Bruno Guimaraes sealed the win for Newcastle and left Arsenal two points off Tottenham Hotspur in fourth in the standings with one game of the season remaining.
Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match at St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Monday May 16, 2022.(AP)
Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match at St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Monday May 16, 2022.(AP)
Published on May 17, 2022 08:42 AM IST
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English soccer player Jake Daniels says he is gay

  • “This season has been a fantastic one for me on the pitch,” Jack Daniels said in a statement. “But off the pitch I’ve been hiding the real me and who I really am. I’ve known my whole life that I’m gay, and I now feel that I’m ready to come out and be myself."  
Jake Daniels(Blackpool FC/Twitter)
Jake Daniels(Blackpool FC/Twitter)
Published on May 17, 2022 08:39 AM IST
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Shuttling a new course to glory

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen had played earlier. So what was it about the team in Bangkok that spurred India to their maiden triumph in 32 editions?
Indian men's badminton team poses with the trophy after winning the Thomas Cup(BAI_Media/Twitter)
Indian men's badminton team poses with the trophy after winning the Thomas Cup(BAI_Media/Twitter)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:42 PM IST
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Food poisoning almost robbed Lakshya Sen of Thomas Cup glory

India's top singles player was poorly to start with, but didn't let three losses in a row affect him with a vital opening win in the final against Indonesia
Lakshya Sen in action at Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok(AP)
Lakshya Sen in action at Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok(AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:33 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

‘Everybody started to step in as everybody wanted to be part of this history’

HS Prannoy, whose last-gasp wins played a huge role in India’s Thomas Cup triumph, speaks about how the grand success was built on great team bonding
India shuttler HS Prannoy(Twitter/PRANNOYHSPRI)
India shuttler HS Prannoy(Twitter/PRANNOYHSPRI)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:47 PM IST
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Sakshi, Vinesh, Anshu in women’s wrestling squad for CWG

Sakshi Malik, the 2016 Olympics bronze medallist, and Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat overcame challenging final bouts in the trials held in Lucknow
File image of Vinesh Phogat.
File image of Vinesh Phogat.
Updated on May 16, 2022 08:19 PM IST
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Chirag Shetty makes special request to Air India after historic Thomas Cup gold

Laskhya Sen, the doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches as India wrapped the five-round match early, winning it 3-0.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty (2L) celebrate after defeating Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Kim Astrup during the semifinals of the Thomas and Uber Cup(AFP)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty (2L) celebrate after defeating Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Kim Astrup during the semifinals of the Thomas and Uber Cup(AFP)
Published on May 16, 2022 06:18 PM IST
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Three Indian boxers assured of medals at the worlds

  • Nikhat Zareen, Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda enter the semi-finals to be assured of at least a bronze medal
Nikhat Zareen stormed into the women’s world boxing semi-finals with a unanimous 5-0 verdict against Davison Sian Taylor of England(BFI)
Nikhat Zareen stormed into the women’s world boxing semi-finals with a unanimous 5-0 verdict against Davison Sian Taylor of England(BFI)
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Amit Panghal's Asian Games gold my proudest moment, says Santiago Nieva

  • Outgoing Indian boxing's high performance director Santiago Nieva was instrumental in India winning two medals at the 2019 men’s world boxing championships and five men qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics
Nieva was instrumental in Indian men winning two medals at the 2019 world championships.
Nieva was instrumental in Indian men winning two medals at the 2019 world championships.
Updated on May 16, 2022 04:27 PM IST
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Late goal gives Sevilla final Champions League spot in Spain

  • A header by Youssef En-Nesyri in the 85th minute secured the point that gave Sevilla a place in Europe’s top club competition for a third straight season.
Sevilla's Youssef En-Nesyri(AP)
Sevilla's Youssef En-Nesyri(AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:32 AM IST
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Medvedev still hopeful of playing in Wimbledon

Wimbledon organisers have banned Russians and Belarusians from playing at the grasscourt Grand Slam due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev trains(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev trains(REUTERS)
Published on May 16, 2022 08:33 AM IST
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This is as big as it gets in Indian sport: Pullela Gopichand

The chief national badminton coach says three strong singles players and a world-class doubles pair helped India end their wait for Thomas Cup glory
Pullela Gopichand at his badminton academy in Hyderabad.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Pullela Gopichand at his badminton academy in Hyderabad.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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Indian shuttlers claim the Cup that cheers the most

India win the Thomas Cup for the first time, upstaging odds-on favourites and holders Indonesia 3-0 in the best-of-five final tie in Bangkok on Sunday
Lakshya Sen reacts during the singles match against Indonesia's Anthony Ginting(AP)
Lakshya Sen reacts during the singles match against Indonesia's Anthony Ginting(AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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Nikhat Zareen, Parveen, Anamika storm into World Boxing Championships quarters

Nikhat was the first Indian in action on Sunday and she completely dominated from start to finish in her round of 16 bout.
Nikhat Zareen in action against Mongolia's Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg(BFI)
Nikhat Zareen in action against Mongolia's Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg(BFI)
Published on May 15, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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Premier League title race goes to wire as Manchester City drop points

Riyad Mahrez failed to a convert a late penalty that would have won the game for Pep Guardiola's side.
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez has a penalty saved by West Ham United's Lukasz Fabianski(REUTERS)
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez has a penalty saved by West Ham United's Lukasz Fabianski(REUTERS)
Updated on May 15, 2022 11:11 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic shows he’s back in top form with Italian Open title

Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) for his sixth Rome title.
Novak Djokovic won the Italian Open after winning the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas(AP)
Novak Djokovic won the Italian Open after winning the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas(AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 10:49 PM IST
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Iga Swiatek defends Italian Open title with 28th straight win

  • The top-ranked Swiatek overwhelmed Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 to defend her Italian Open title on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 28 matches.
Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy after winning the Italian Open (REUTERS)
Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy after winning the Italian Open (REUTERS)
Published on May 15, 2022 06:46 PM IST
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Watch: Winning moments after India stun Indonesia 3-0 to win Thomas Cup crown

  • India's men's badminton team lay its hands on the Thomas Cup title with a commanding 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia.
The Indian men's badminton team etched its name in the history books(Twitter)
The Indian men's badminton team etched its name in the history books(Twitter)
Updated on May 16, 2022 12:31 AM IST
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Anurag Thakur announces 1 crore cash award for Indian men's badminton team

In what was India's first-ever appearance in the tournament finale, they defeated the record 14-time champions Indonesia in the Thomas Cup 2022 final.
India's team members hold the trophy after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand(AP)
India's team members hold the trophy after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand(AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 05:03 PM IST
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Tendulkar, Kohli lead cricket fraternity's wishes after India lift Thomas Cup

  • In what was their maiden appearance in the tournament finale, India defeated the record 14-time champions Indonesia in the Thomas Cup 2022 final on Sunday.
India's team members pose with their nation flag after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 15, 2022.(AP)
India's team members pose with their nation flag after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 15, 2022.(AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 04:32 PM IST
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PM Modi congratulates Indian badminton team for winning historic Thomas Cup gold

The five-round match saw an early finish with world championship bronze medalist Lakshya Sen kicking off the show with a 8-21 21-17 21-16 win over world number five Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.
Indian men's badminton team(Twitter)
Indian men's badminton team(Twitter)
Updated on May 15, 2022 03:45 PM IST
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Lakshya, Satwik-Chirag and Srikanth lead India to historic Thomas Cup gold

  • Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history as the Indian men's badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to win their first-ever Thomas Cup title.
India's Srikanth Kidambi, center, and his teammate celebrate after winning against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie(AP)
India's Srikanth Kidambi, center, and his teammate celebrate after winning against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie(AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 03:14 PM IST
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India vs Indonesia Highlights, Thomas Cup 2022: India script historic win

  • India vs Indonesia Highlights, Thomas Cup 2022: India beat Indonesia 3-0 to lift maiden Thomas Cup trophy. Follow Highlights and updates of the badminton tie between India and Indonesia here.
India vs Indonesia Highlights Thomas Cup 2022(Twitter)
India vs Indonesia Highlights Thomas Cup 2022(Twitter)
Updated on May 15, 2022 03:57 PM IST
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Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup final

  • The shootout finished 6-5, with Kostas Tsimikas scoring the winning penalty goal after Mason Mount's effort was saved by Alisson Becker.
Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas celebrates after scoring the winning penalty in a penalty shootout(AP)
Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas celebrates after scoring the winning penalty in a penalty shootout(AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 12:15 AM IST
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