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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 […]

U.S. Open victory yet to sink in, says Raducanu

Sept 15 – U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu said on Wednesday that her sensational win at Flushing Meadows had yet to sink in and that the 18 months she took off from the sport provided her with the “hunger” to prevail in New York. The 18-year-old Briton stunned […]

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 […]

India collapse again as England seal crushing win

Aug 28 – England’s Ollie Robinson struck four times with the second new ball as the hosts thrashed India by an innings and 76 runs to level the series on day four of the third test at Headingley on Saturday. Resuming on an overnight score of 215-2, the […]

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 […]

2020 Tokyo Olympics Medal Count

Medal Count Updated Aug. 1, 19:19 p.m. GMT+5:30 TEAM GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL United States 20 23 16 59 China 23 14 13 50 ROC 12 19 11 42 Great Britain 10 10 11 31 Australia 14 3 14 31 Japan 17 5 9 31 Italy 4 8 14 […]

Start the Barty! Australian wins Wimbledon for 2nd major

WIMBLEDON, England — Everything came so easily for Ash Barty at the start of the Wimbledon final. Hard to believe one player would grab the first 14 points of a major championship match. Surely, it couldn’t stay that one-sided, right? Of course not. Still, Barty used that perfect […]

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 […]

Denmark taking Eriksen inspiration to Wembley at Euro 2020

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Christian Eriksen’s absence makes it even harder to forget what happened to him. Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand found that out on Saturday, his mind wandering from the match even as his team was playing in the European Championship quarterfinals. “I thought about him during the […]

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