Category: Sports

Ruthless Swiatek crushes Gauff to clinch second French Open title

PARIS, June 4 – World number one Iga Swiatek confirmed her dominance of women’s tennis by sweeping aside American teenager Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 to claim her second French Open title in three years on Saturday. The 21-year-old Pole’s blend of power, poise and precision on the clay […]

Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic held a practice session on Tuesday, a day after he left immigration detention, focusing on defending his Australian Open title even while he still faces the prospect of deportation because he’s not vaccinated against COVID-19. The top-ranked tennis star hit the show courts […]

Gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman appear in U.S. Senate hearing on sex abuse probe

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 – Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman appeared on Wednesday to testify about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, as the U.S. Senate examines why the FBI failed to investigate his crimes sooner. Biles and […]

Tokyo Paralympics: Krishna secures gold, Suhas clinches silver in badminton

Tokyo, Sep 5:  Krishna Nagar secured a second gold medal in badminton after Suhas Yathiraj claimed a silver as it turned out to be a Super Sunday for the Indian badminton contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics here. The 22-year-old Nagar, seeded second, defeated Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai […]

Athletics-Euphoric India celebrates ‘man with golden arm’ Chopra

NEW DELHI, Aug 7 – A nation of 1.3 billion erupted in joy on Saturday after Neeraj Chopra won the men’s javelin at the Tokyo Games to secure India’s first ever Olympic athletics gold post-independence. Thirteen years after shooter Abhinav Bindra won independent India’s first individual Olympic gold […]

After tough pandemic, Patel thrilled to be India’s first female swimmer at Games

AHMEDABAD, July 5 – Maana Patel said she was thrilled to become the first Indian female swimmer ever to qualify for the Olympics, having faced pool closures and a harsh lockdown as she prepared for the Tokyo Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patel, 21, will compete in Tokyo […]