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Nick Kyrgios pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend but avoids conviction

Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:20 AM IST

The incident, alleged to have taken place in December 2021, has not been detailed, but national broadcaster ABC has reported that it involved his former girlfriend.

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios arrives on crutches to the magistrate's court in Canberra on February 3, 2023. - Kyrgios will try to have an assault charge against him dismissed on mental health grounds. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)(AFP)
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios arrives on crutches to the magistrate's court in Canberra on February 3, 2023. - Kyrgios will try to have an assault charge against him dismissed on mental health grounds. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)(AFP)
AP |

Juventus beat Lazio to reach Italian Cup semi-finals

Gleison Bremer headed home the decisive goal a minute before half-time when he beat Lazio goalkeeper Luis Maximiano to Filip Kostic's cross. The Brazilian's second goal of the season won a tight contest in Turin.

Soccer Football - Coppa Italia - Quarter Final - Juventus v Lazio - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - February 2, 2023 Juventus' Bremer celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Massimo Pinca(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Coppa Italia - Quarter Final - Juventus v Lazio - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - February 2, 2023 Juventus' Bremer celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Massimo Pinca(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:19 AM IST
AFP |

Lionel Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni would love to see the superstar -- who is one of only six players to compete in five World Cups -- suit up for the next World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Montpellier v Paris St Germain - Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France - February 1, 2023 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi during the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Montpellier v Paris St Germain - Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France - February 1, 2023 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi during the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:17 AM IST
Reuters |

Napoli eye a first since Diego Maradona

Argentina are world champions and Napoli have beaten Juventus 5-1. Just like it was in 1986-87 and 89-90 when they won their only league titles

Napoli beat Juventus 5-1 this term with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia, who leads the league’s assists tally, running rings around a team that won nine Serie A titles between 2011-12 and 2019-20.(AP)
Napoli beat Juventus 5-1 this term with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia, who leads the league’s assists tally, running rings around a team that won nine Serie A titles between 2011-12 and 2019-20.(AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 10:57 PM IST

'India hosting its 1st ever Formula E race has huge significance for the sport'

India will embark on a new motorsport journey next week, 10 years after the unceremonious exit of Formula 1

the series looks towards a sustainable future while reducing carbon footprint.(PTI)
the series looks towards a sustainable future while reducing carbon footprint.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 11:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Kylian Mbappe to miss Champions League clash with Bayern Munich due to injury

The 24-year-old limped off during the first half of PSG's 3-1 win at Montpellier on Wednesday.

 Kylian Mbappe (AP)
Kylian Mbappe (AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:38 PM IST
Reuters |

Juventus vs Lazio, Italian Cup quarter-final Live Streaming: When and Where

Juventus vs Lazio, Coppa Italia quarter-final Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Juventus will face off against Lazio in the quarter-final of Coppa Italia on Friday early morning as per Indian Standard Time.(AP)
Juventus will face off against Lazio in the quarter-final of Coppa Italia on Friday early morning as per Indian Standard Time.(AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 09:03 PM IST

Charges of attempted rape dropped against Mason Greenwood

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has had all criminal charges against him dropped, police and prosecutors said on Thursday.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood leaves the Manchester Magistrates court in Manchester, Britain, November 21, 2022(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood leaves the Manchester Magistrates court in Manchester, Britain, November 21, 2022(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 08:53 PM IST
Reuters |

Real Madrid vs Valencia La Liga match Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

Real Madrid vs Valencia, La Liga: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 09:08 PM IST

France defender Raphael Varane retires from international football

The 29-year-old, who has 93 caps after making his debut in 2013, and also helped Didier Deschamps's side win the UEFA Nations League in the 2020-21 season.

Raphael Varane(Twitter)
Raphael Varane(Twitter)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 06:20 PM IST
Reuters |

'Agar main nahi, toh kaun?': Uttarkashi's Anshul 'guarantees' India UFC contract

Anshul Jubli stands just one win away from setting a new benchmark, which if he manages will make him only the second Indian after Bharat Khandare to bag a UFC contract.

Indian MMA fighter Anshul Jubli(Instagram/Anshul Jubli)
Indian MMA fighter Anshul Jubli(Instagram/Anshul Jubli)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:43 PM IST

Messi scores as PSG moves 5 points clear but Mbappe injured

Mbappe went down clutching his leg just under the right knee and limped off in the 21st minute — having earlier missed a twice-taken penalty and blazed the rebound over an open goal on his second effort.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier Herault SC and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, southern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)(AFP)
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier Herault SC and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, southern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:41 AM IST
AP |

Lewandowski scores, Barcelona beat Betis to reach 50-point mark

Lewandowski ended his scoring drought in the league to help Barcelona defeat Real Betis 2-1 and increase its lead over Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Betis v FC Barcelona - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - February 1, 2023 FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Betis v FC Barcelona - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - February 1, 2023 FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:37 AM IST
AP |

Martial, Fred strike as Manchester United ease past Forest into League Cup final

January signing Wout Weghorst almost followed his goal in the first leg with another in an opening period of few clear-cut chances, heading a pinpoint Casemiro cross against the post at Old Trafford.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their first goal with Marcus Rashford (REUTERS)
Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their first goal with Marcus Rashford (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 07:25 AM IST
Reuters |

A 724 crore boost in union sports budget

A sum of ₹1,000 crore has been earmarked for the government's flagship project, Khelo India

The allocation for NSFs and SAI have gone up.(REUTERS)
The allocation for NSFs and SAI have gone up.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 11:58 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Sai Praneeth, Kiran George in men's singles second round in Thailand Open

Praneeth beat Mads Christophersen of Denmark 21-13 21-14 in a battle lasting 31 minutes. He faces Hyeok Jin Jeon of South Korea in second round.

India's Sai Praneeth B(AP)
India's Sai Praneeth B(AP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 09:06 PM IST
PTI |

Djokovic played Australian Open with 3cm tear in hamstring, says Tiley

Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic said after the final that the world number one battled the injury, which would have forced most players to quit.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup trophy following his victory against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup trophy following his victory against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --(AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:34 PM IST
Reuters |

‘For me there’s nothing left’: Lionel Messi drops massive retirement hint

Having won the FIFA World Cup last year, Lionel Messi gave a subtle retirement hint about his future and it could surprise fans.

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022.(AP)
Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022.(AP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Chelsea sign Enzo Fernandez for British record fee; Sabitzer joins Man Utd

Chelsea have completed the British record 105 million pounds ($129.18 million) signing of Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, Portuguese club Benfica confirmed on Wednesday.

Enzo Fernandez(REUTERS)
Enzo Fernandez(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 07:15 AM IST
AP |

Hockey: Hits and misses of the Graham Reid era

The Australian helped India win the bronze at Tokyo but wasn't able to sustain the momentum after that

File image of Graham Reid.(Hockey India)
File image of Graham Reid.(Hockey India)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 10:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Uneasy build-up for India's wrestlers ahead of season opener

In the absence of top stars, India's young and upcoming wrestlers have their chance to shine as wrestling season begins in Zagreb.

Bajrang Punia reacts after his win over Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov. (Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia reacts after his win over Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 09:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Novak Djokovic's US Open fate revealed after Indian Wells hopes shattered

The Serb managed to get his visa ban overturned in Australia and responded to the forgettable Covid episode with his 22nd Grand Slam haul in Melbourne Park. Will he now be allowed to enter U.S as well?

Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:58 PM IST

Mumbai to host golf event to raise funds for building energy efficient homes

The past three editions of the charity golf tournament have witnessed participation from prominent personalities like West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara, India’s prominent golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapoor, Rashid Khan, Chiragh Kumar and former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar to name a few.

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara in action at Charity Golf Tournament.(File Photo)
West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara in action at Charity Golf Tournament.(File Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:33 PM IST
By, Mumbai

ATP finds 'insufficient evidence' on abuse allegations against Alexander Zverev

In October 2021, the ATP had launched an investigation into allegations levelled by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova, who said in a magazine interview that Zverev was emotionally and physically abusive to her during their relationship.

Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 19, 2023 Germany's Alexander Zverev walks off the court after losing his second round match against Michael Mmoh of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 19, 2023 Germany's Alexander Zverev walks off the court after losing his second round match against Michael Mmoh of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:16 PM IST
Reuters |

Former World No. 10 Lucas Pouille headlines singles field at Bengaluru Open 2023

The prestigious ATP Challenger event will be organised by the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) at the KSLTA Stadium in Bengaluru.

Lucas Pouille
Lucas Pouille
Published on Jan 31, 2023 06:48 PM IST

'You can make life exciting by giving yourself little goals': Viswanathan Anand

In an interview, Anand reflects on his chess journey and shares lessons learned beyond the chessboard.

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand addresses a press conference ahead of torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad, at Hotel Lalit, in New Delhi on Friday.(Amit Sharma)
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand addresses a press conference ahead of torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad, at Hotel Lalit, in New Delhi on Friday.(Amit Sharma)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 04:19 PM IST

India to host Volleyball Club World Championships for the first time

As the host nation, the winners of the Prime Volleyball League in 2023 and 2024 will represent India in the tournaments, where they will face fierce competition against established clubs from the top volleyball nations from around the globe like Italy, Brazil, and Iran.

Volleyball Club World Championships will be held in India
Volleyball Club World Championships will be held in India
Published on Jan 31, 2023 01:39 PM IST

Leading Mexico players snub Davis Cup tie over differences with federation

Led by Santiago Gonzalez, Alejandro Hernandez and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, the players said they will not take part in the Feb. 4-5 Group I playoff tie in Metepec, State of Mexico.

A view of Raquet Park during a Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I second round singles tennis match between Brazilian tennis player Guilherme Clezar and Colombian tennis player Daniel Galan in Barranquilla, Colombia. (Luis Acosta / AFP)
A view of Raquet Park during a Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I second round singles tennis match between Brazilian tennis player Guilherme Clezar and Colombian tennis player Daniel Galan in Barranquilla, Colombia. (Luis Acosta / AFP)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 08:20 AM IST
Reuters |

Valencia sacks coach Gennaro Gattuso for poor results

Valencia said in a statement it reached a mutual agreement with Gattuso to end their contract. They did not announce a replacement for Gattuso.

Valencia's head coach Gennaro Gattuso reacts during a semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Valencia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)(AP)
Valencia's head coach Gennaro Gattuso reacts during a semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Valencia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)(AP)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:13 AM IST
AP |

West Ham set up Man United tie by beating Derby

David Moyes' side saw out the victory without conceding many chances, recording back-to-back wins for the first time since October, and Bowen said he hoped the win would boost his side, who are 16th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.

West Ham United's English midfielder Michail Antonio (2R) celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match vs Derby County(AFP)
West Ham United's English midfielder Michail Antonio (2R) celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match vs Derby County(AFP)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:11 AM IST
Reuters |
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