Category: World Sports

Soccer High stakes for Qatar as World Cup starts

DOHA, Nov 20 – The World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Sunday in a high-stakes event for the nation which has faced a barrage of criticism and staked its reputation on delivering a smooth tournament, the first held in the Middle East and most expensive in history. […]

Female referees to officiate men’s World Cup for 1st time

GENEVA — Female referees will make World Cup history this year by working games at a major men’s tournament for the first time in Qatar. Three female referees and three female assistant referees were announced Thursday by FIFA among 129 officials selected for World Cup duty, including one […]

Olympics Live: Russian athlete Bolshunov wins skiathlon gold

BEIJING — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov pulled away from the pack early to win gold in the 30-kilometer skiathlon. Bolshunov, the World Cup points leader in distance races, grabbed a Russian Olympic Committee flag in the final stretch and waved it […]

Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia — Novak Djokovic arrived in his native Serbia on Monday after being deported from Australia because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19, ending his hopes of defending his Australian Open title. The tennis star’s exit from Australia closed at least the first chapter in a dizzying […]

Djokovic leaving Australia after losing deportation appeal

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday evening after losing his final bid to avoid deportation and play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19. A court earlier unanimously dismissed the No. 1-ranked tennis player’s challenge to cancel his visa. Djokovic, a 34-year-old from […]

Nehwal cleared to play in Thailand after antibody test

NEW DELHI – Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been allowed to take her place in the draw for the Thailand Open after being initially withdrawn following a positive test for COVID-19, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said earlier that […]

Sorry Siraj and Indian team, racism not acceptable: David Warner

Sydney:  Australian batting star David Warner on Tuesday condemned the racist slurs hurled at Indian players, particularly pacer Mohammed Siraj, during the third Test here and said such behaviour by the spectators was not acceptable. Siraj, on his maiden tour of Australia, and senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah were […]

Unacceptable, upsetting: Rahane on racist abuse at Sydney Test; Paine backs him

Sydney:  India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the racial abuse that his teammates endured from the crowd during the third Test against Australia here was unacceptable and found support from his Australian counterpart Tim Paine, who said he stands with the tourists on this issue. Play was […]

Mindy Kaling teases ‘Legally Blonde 3’: We have a lot of fan favourites from original

Los Angeles:  Actor-writer Mindy Kaling, who is penning “Legally Blonde 3” with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor, says the new movie will definitely pay homage to the original. Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon will be returning as attorney Elle Woods for the much-anticipated MGM project and will also be […]

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