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2 test positive for COVID-19 in Australian Open qualifying

Published on Jan 12, 2021 08:00 AM IST

Tennis Australia confirmed in a statement there’d been two positive tests at the tournament and both men had been transferred to a government-run medi-hotel, where strict quarantine procedures were in place.

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
AP |

Sandgren allowed to board Australian Open flight despite positive test

Sandgren said on Twitter he had tested positive in November and returned another positive test on Monday and might not be able to board the flight, one of 15 carrying players and coaching staff to the first Grand Slam of the year.

File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Reuters |

Man United and Liverpool to meet in 4th round of FA Cup

They are currently the top two in the Premier League. Between them they have won 19 FA Cups.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Semi Final - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 6, 2021 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Semi Final - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 6, 2021 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 07:02 AM IST
AP |

Isner says he'll skip Australian Open because of COVID-19

Isner, a former top 10 player now ranked 25th, lost to Korda 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Korda and American Christian Harrison each won playing in his first career quarterfinal.

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 07:57 AM IST
AP |

West Ham squeeze past non-league Stockport 1-0 in FA Cup

It earned West Ham a home match against third-tier Doncaster in the fourth round.

West Ham's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)(AP)
West Ham's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 07:00 AM IST
AP |

India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.

Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST

Kenin and Svitolina lose in Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals

Kenin lost to ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Svitolina lost to unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
AP |

Back from injury, Neymar resumes training with PSG

Neymar has been sidelined since he was taken off on a stretcher in stoppage time on Dec. 13 when PSG lost at home to Lyon 1-0 in the French league.

File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
AP |

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

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

'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

SFA joins Khelo India as powered by sponsor to empower India’s next sports icons

SFA is focused on developing youth sports in the country, bolstering India’s dream of winning more Olympic medals.

SFA joins Khelo India as powered by sponsor to empower India’s next sports icons
SFA joins Khelo India as powered by sponsor to empower India’s next sports icons
Published on Jan 30, 2023 04:44 PM IST

Protesting wrestlers skip IOA panel meet, given one last chance to appear

India’s apex sports body and the union sports ministry have formed separate panels to probe sexual harassment charges made by the wrestlers against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat speak during a silent protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh against whom sexual harassment allegations were made, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/ Ishant)
(Ishant )
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat speak during a silent protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh against whom sexual harassment allegations were made, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/ Ishant) (Ishant )
Published on Jan 29, 2023 11:23 PM IST

Advani outclasses Lee to win CCI snooker crown

Advani, the holder of 25 world titles, constructed seven substantial breaks of 73 (2nd frame), 82 (3rd), 43 (4th), 87 (5th), 67 (6th), 115 (8th) and 70 (9th) to clinch a 53-101, 73-28, 114-14, 74-30, 87-0, 67-31, 28-60, 115-0, 106-15 victory.

 Pankaj Advani poses with the CCI Snooker Classic title. (HT photo)
Pankaj Advani poses with the CCI Snooker Classic title. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:40 PM IST

Usain Bolt says 'stressful situation' trying to recover lost millions

Bolt's attorneys have said the athlete's account with Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Limited dwindled from nearly USD 12.8 million to some USD 12,000.

Usain Bolt(AP)
Usain Bolt(AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 03:37 PM IST
Reuters |

Women's chief coach Jitender Yadav withdrawn from India team

It is learned that the Oversight Committee, headed by MC Mary Kom, removed him because of the allegations levelled against him by the protesting wrestlers

Image used for representational purpose(HT Photo/Files)
Image used for representational purpose(HT Photo/Files)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 09:51 PM IST

What's ailing Saurabh Chaudhary?

The youngster, once hailed as India's brightest star, has failed to make India's Cairo and Bhopal World Cup-bound squads.

Saurabh Chaudhary has failed to make India's Cairo and Bhopal World Cup-bound squads(Getty Images)
Saurabh Chaudhary has failed to make India's Cairo and Bhopal World Cup-bound squads(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 08:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IOC seeks pathway to let Russians compete at Paris Olympics

Citing a “unifying mission” during a time of war, the International Olympic Committee said no athlete should face discrimination based only on the passport they held.

FILE - The Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a day after the official announcement that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in the French capital, in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The budget for the 2024 Paris Olympics is expected to go up by 10%, in part because of high inflation, organizers said Tuesday, Nov.22, 2022. The organizing committee, known as COJO, had an original budget of around 4 billion euros ($4.1 billion) but will present a revised figure at a board meeting next month that is expected to reach 4.4 billion euros ($4.5 billion). (AP Photo//Michel Euler, File)(AP)
FILE - The Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a day after the official announcement that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in the French capital, in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The budget for the 2024 Paris Olympics is expected to go up by 10%, in part because of high inflation, organizers said Tuesday, Nov.22, 2022. The organizing committee, known as COJO, had an original budget of around 4 billion euros ($4.1 billion) but will present a revised figure at a board meeting next month that is expected to reach 4.4 billion euros ($4.5 billion). (AP Photo//Michel Euler, File)(AP)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 10:33 AM IST
PTI |

Conor McGregor investigated for physical assault in Ibiza

The case had been closed but a judge ordered it to be reopened after receiving more details about the alleged incident.

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight double-champion Conor McGregor(USA TODAY Sports)
Former UFC featherweight and lightweight double-champion Conor McGregor(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 10:06 PM IST
AP | , Madrid

Won’t appear before ministry panel unless it’s re-set: Bajrang Punia

Top wrestlers Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik criticise sports ministry for not consulting them before naming the five-member panel headed by boxer MC Mary Kom

Wrestler Bajrang Punia addresses a joint press conference with Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur regarding the wrestlers' protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (ANI)
Wrestler Bajrang Punia addresses a joint press conference with Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur regarding the wrestlers' protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (ANI)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 11:14 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

U-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy: Mumbai take first innings lead

Mumbai bowled out Hyderabad for 311 to take a first innings lead of 393 on Day Three of their Group D Under-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy league match at the Gymkhana Ground in Hyderabad on Monday.

Mumbai bowled out Hyderabad for 311 to take a first innings lead of 393 on Day Three of their Group D Under-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy league match | Image for representation (AP)
Mumbai bowled out Hyderabad for 311 to take a first innings lead of 393 on Day Three of their Group D Under-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy league match | Image for representation (AP)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 10:42 PM IST
By, Mumbai

‘School was traumataising. People threw bananas, used the N-word’: Hamilton

The seven-time champion, who is the only Black driver in F1, called his schooldays the most traumatic of times.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 13, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a shirt in reference to Breonna Taylor on the podium as he celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 13, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a shirt in reference to Breonna Taylor on the podium as he celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 08:14 AM IST
AP |

U-25 CK Nayudu Trophy: Musheer completes triple ton, Ankolekar double century

Mumbai’s Musheer Khar compiled a triple century and captain Atharva Ankolekar a double ton against Hyderabad. Former India hockey goalkeeper Neena Asaikar-Rane breathed her last in a city hospital on Monday following a protracted illness.

Mumbai’s Musheer Khar compiled a triple century and captain Atharva Ankolekar a double ton against Hyderabad | Image for representation (AP)
Mumbai’s Musheer Khar compiled a triple century and captain Atharva Ankolekar a double ton against Hyderabad | Image for representation (AP)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 11:10 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Mary Kom-led Oversight Committee to run WFI

Announcing the names of the committee members in Jabalpur, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said the committee has been given one month's time to complete its probe.

Olympic medalist boxer Mary Kom during the 4th edition of Ekal Run, in Kolkata(PTI)
Olympic medalist boxer Mary Kom during the 4th edition of Ekal Run, in Kolkata(PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 10:49 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

U-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy: Musheer scores double ton as Mumbai reach 396/5

Musheer Khan got over the disappointment of being dropped from the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team by scoring a magnificent unbeaten double century against Hyderabad on Day One of their Group D Under-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy match at the Gymkhana Ground in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Image used for representational purpose
Image used for representational purpose
Published on Jan 23, 2023 04:09 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Show of strength as WFI’s Singh presides over national meet

Asked to step aside as wrestling federation president while a sports ministry panel probes accusations of sexual harassment by top wrestlers, Brij Bushan Sharan Singh is the centre of attention at a ranking event in his home town Gonda.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (C) arrives to address a press conference in Gonda on January 20, 2023, following allegations of sexual harassment to wrestlers by members of the WFI. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (C) arrives to address a press conference in Gonda on January 20, 2023, following allegations of sexual harassment to wrestlers by members of the WFI. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:49 PM IST

WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar suspended by Sports Ministry

The Sports Ministry has suspended WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar. Some of the country's top wrestlers have levelled allegations of sexual harassment and corruption against the sports body's chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The Sports Ministry suspends Vinod Tomar, Assistant Secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), on Saturday.(ANI)
The Sports Ministry suspends Vinod Tomar, Assistant Secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), on Saturday.(ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 10:05 PM IST
PTI |

Under-fire Brij Bhushan says will attend Sunday’s Wrestling Federation AGM

Singh said he would step aside, as announced by sports ministry Anurag Thakur on Friday night, only after presenting his version to officials at Sunday’s WFI AGM

Singh said on Saturday that he would address the WFI executive committee members to give his version at the AGM (PTI)
Singh said on Saturday that he would address the WFI executive committee members to give his version at the AGM (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 08:47 PM IST

WFI rejects wrestlers' sexual harassment, other charges in reply to ministry

The wrestling body responded to the sports ministry’s demand on Wednesday for an explanation following the unprecedent sit-in protest by top wrestlers accusing the WFI head of harassment.

Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur along with wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshee Malikkh and Babita Phogat addresses a joint press conference regarding the wrestlers' protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh against whom sexual harassment allegations were made, at his residence, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur along with wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshee Malikkh and Babita Phogat addresses a joint press conference regarding the wrestlers' protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh against whom sexual harassment allegations were made, at his residence, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 06:01 PM IST
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