'This is the truth': Rafael Nadal drops bombshell 2024 retirement hint

Published on Dec 07, 2023 07:49 PM IST

Rafael Nadal dropped a bombshell 2024 retirement hint ahead of his scheduled comeback at the Brisbane International.

Rafael Nadal made a huge statement regarding his retirement.(REUTERS)

WTT Star Contender Goa 2024 to take place from January 23 to 28

The tournament boasts of a prize pool of USD 250,000 and ranking points will be up for grabs.

G Sathiyan in action during WTT Contender 2023(WTT)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 05:54 PM IST

Watch: Ferrando, Roy Krishna involved in explosive altercation after ISL match

Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando and Odisha FC striker Roy Krishna were involved in an explosive altercation after their ISL match.

Juan Ferrando and Roy Krishna were involved in an altercation.
Published on Dec 07, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Lionel Messi named Time Magazine's Athlete of the Year for 2023

Lionel Messi has been named as Time Magazine's Athlete of the Year for 2023.

Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after receiving the Golden Ball award as he celebrates after winning the World Cup.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 04:59 PM IST

‘My head almost fell off’: Braun Strowman shares chilling details on neck injury

The Monster Among Men spoke in length about his journey, release, and his memories of The Wyatt Family, a legacy that he now looks forward to expand.

WWE superstar Braun Strowman
Published on Dec 07, 2023 08:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

What crisis? Man United gets morale-boosting 2-1 win over Chelsea. City lose

“We are on a journey. We keep calm... We are going in the right direction,” Ten Hag said after he put a difficult few days behind him with a morale-boosting win

Manchester United's Scott McTominay, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League match vs Chelsea(AP)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 07:46 AM IST
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Positivity, staying grounded, hunger: The champion's mindset in Pramod Bhagat

Pramod Bhagat, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times Digital, opened up on the crucial aspects of his remarkable career

interview Along with a gold medal in men's singles SL3 event, Pramod Bhagat also won a bronze each in Men's Doubles SL3-SL4 and Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5 events, making it his most successful Asian Para Games.
Published on Dec 07, 2023 06:47 AM IST
ByAratrick Mondal, New Delhi

In a ‘slump’, Sharath Kamal hopes to rise for the team with Paris in mind

Skills are intact but India’s table tennis stalwart wants to overcome a dip in focus and give it all to qualify for one more Olympics

Sharath labels the year a “mixed bag” as player-administrator and admits the former has had a slump, “especially in the rankings”(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 10:20 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Three national level lifters of SAI, Lucknow caught for doping

The three, including a woman lifter, were caught after a test done by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), the head of the centre said

The lifters were already being monitored by officials of the SAI centre since admission a few months ago(AFP)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 09:33 PM IST

If Guardiola says City are winning 4th successive time, we'd better believe him

Pep Guardiola's belief that Manchester City will secure victory for the fourth consecutive time carries weight, and it is advisable to take his words seriously.

Manchester City's Phil Foden (L) listens to Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola during the UEFA Champions League Group B second leg match(AFP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 08:35 PM IST

38 of 50 boys selected for FIFA-AIFF academy scratched

Most players were chosen from sub-junior national championship and Subroto Cup. Trainees will be selected from youth leagues beginning in January.

AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey, R Vineel Krishna, Secretary Sports & Youth services Odisha and Arsene Wenger, FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 10:19 AM IST

‘I don’t care': Nadal confident he will be 'competitive' on return

The 22-time Grand Slam champion has undergone surgery twice in 2023 after struggling with a hip injury.

Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 07:54 PM IST

At Royal, Chawrasia wants to be a good host

"I didn’t even dream of this", says the second Indian golfer to have a tournament named after him.

L to R: Defending champion Manu Gandas, Mr. Gaurav Ghosh, Captain, RCGC, Indian Golf Legend & Tournament Host SSP Chawrasia, 3-time PGTI Order of Merit champion Rashid Khan and Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, pose with the trophy at the press conference on Tuesday(RCGC)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 06:03 PM IST

LaLiga joins hands with Turespaña to promote Spanish tourism through football

In a landmark move, Indian fans will have the opportunity to dive into the heart of Spain's rich culture.

[Left To Right] Elena Perez-Villanueva Del Caz - Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain, Òscar Pujol - Director Instituto Cervantes in Delhi, Elisa Robles - Director, Turespaña and Aakriti Vohra - LALIGA Global Network Delegate, India(LaLiga)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 03:50 PM IST

We are here to win, says Ashwal ahead of historic Club World C'ships campaign

Ahmedabad Defenders will become the first Indian club to take part in the World Championships, that begin on December 6 in Bengaluru.

Ashwal Rai in action ahead of the Volleyball Club World Championships(X)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Watch: Brock Lesnar's daughter Mya sets impressive shot put record in Colorado

Brock Lesnar, who is a 10-time WWE champion, has remained away from the industry ever since his defeat to Cody Rhodes in SummerSlam 2023.

Brock Lesnar's daughter Mya set a new shot put record at Colorado State
Published on Dec 06, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Indian pro boxer Neeraj Goyat attends WBC Convention in Uzbekistan

Goyat engaged with the iconic figures, discussing the Indian Professional Boxing scenario and sharing insights into the challenges faced by Indian fighters

Neeraj Goyat with Mike Tyson at the WBC Convention(WBC Convention)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 11:01 AM IST

Tanisha Crasto rallies for Paris again, this time with veteran Ponnappa

Tanisha Crasto's pairing with Ashwini Ponnappa has shown great promise in its first year, and the youngster firmly believes the only way is up.

India's Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto pose for photos after wining the silver medal in the women's doubles event at the Syed Modi International 2023 badminton tournament(PTI)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

From summer-vacation hobby to pinnacle of IND para shooting: Avani Lekhara story

Avani, in a chat with HT, gave a peak into her champion's mindset, revealed her journey in para shooting and gave an insight on her preparation for Paralympics.

Tokyo Paralympics champion Avani Lekhara won gold at the Para Asiad with an asian record score of 249.6 in women's 10m air rifle standing SH1
Published on Dec 06, 2023 08:42 AM IST
ByAratrick Mondal, New Delhi

Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper Ter Stegen to undergo back surgery

Ter Stegen has played 38 games for Germany over 11 years but has always been seen as Neuer’s backup.

Germany's Marc-Andre ter Stegen reacts during a Euro qualifier(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 07:08 AM IST
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Rice scores late winner for Arsenal in 4-3 victory over Luton in Premier League

Raya made errors that led to two goals for Luton, leaving Arsenal on the cusp of dropping two points at Kenilworth Road.

Arsenal's Declan Rice celebrates scoring their fourth goal (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 06:39 AM IST
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Ex-Man United star fined for using dead person's parking permit

Manchester Magistrates Court was told that in May this year the 30-year-old parked his Audi S3 on Bridgewater Street in the city.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes looks dejected after Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon scores their first goal(Reuters)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 11:44 PM IST
Reuters | , Manchester

AFI to clear athletes for Olympics only after proving form in meet

Those who have qualified must still show they are close to their best at the domestic meet a month before the Paris Games.

AFI top brass during their meeting to discuss 2024 Paris Olympic Games and domestic calendar in Amritsar last week.
Published on Dec 05, 2023 10:27 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Man United bars reporters after stories about Erik ten Hag as problems mount

After a 10th defeat of the season against Newcastle last week, the United manager has been confronted with stories.

Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag(AFP)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 08:32 PM IST
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Wrestling Federation of India election date to be announced after December 8

The Supreme Court recently set aside the stay imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, paving the way for the process to elect the new WFI governing body.

Former WFI president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh(ANI)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 05:35 PM IST

What to expect from Rafael Nadal after a long injury layoff

Amid the videos emerging from his practice sessions, how can you not think about another "Miracle in Melbourne" or a swan song at the Roland Garros?

Spaniard Rafael Nadal, absent from the courts for almost a year with a hip injury, announced on December 1, 2023 that he would return to competition in Brisbane next month ahead of the Australian Open(AFP)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 07:21 PM IST
ByAratrick Mondal

McIntyre takes indirect shot at CM Punk, says ‘Apparently you can get fired…’

McIntyre, who kicked-off the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, without taking any names targeted Punk

File photo of WWE superstar Drew McIntyre(WWE)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 01:18 PM IST

Tiger Woods passes the test of mind over matter at Albany

Woods finished 18th in a 20-player field but that was least important considering he was playing competitive golf for the first time since April this year

Tiger Woods speaks after Scottie Scheffler, of the United States, won the Hero World Challenge PGA Tour at the Albany Golf Club(AP)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 11:29 AM IST

Man City charged by English FA after Haaland and others surrounded ref

Manchester City was charged after Erling Haaland and other players surrounded the referee because the match official failed to play advantage.

Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland and Mateo Kovacic remonstrate with referee Simon Hooper (Reuters)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 12:39 AM IST
AP | , Manchester

CWG in limbo as Gold Coast too pulls out as host

While the high costs of staging the Commonwealth Games is a major issue, the relevance of the grouping itself is being questioned.

Athletes of Team India take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 07:05 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai
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