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Badminton 2020 season to be completed in January 2021 — BWF

Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 26 (IANS): The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Asian leg of the adjusted World Tour 2020 will take place in Bangkok in January next year, which means the 2020 season will now end in 2021. The BWF on Friday said t...

26 Sep 2020

Andreescu pulls out of French Open, to miss remainder of 2020 season

New Delhi, Sep. 23 (IANS): World number seven Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the upcoming French Open Grand Slam and will take the rest of the season off to focus on her health and training. “I have come to the difficult decision to skip th...

23 Sep 2020

Djokovic completes 286th week as No.1, pips Sampras

Rome, Sep. 22 (IANS): Novak Djokovic, who has started his 287th week at the number one position in the ATP Rankings, has gone past Pete Sampras (286 weeks) for second place in the all-time list of most weeks at the numero uno spot. Sampras, who was r...

22 Sep 2020

Golfer DeChambeau clinches US Open title

New York, Sep. 21 (IANS): Bryson DeChambeau has stormed his way to a six-shot US Open win. World No 9 DeChambeau began Sunday with two shots behind of US Open debutant Matthew Wolff but clinched his first major title with a mix of stunning drives and...

21 Sep 2020

Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins again on Stage 19

Paris, Sep. 19 (IANS): It was a double delight for Denmark’s Soren Kragh Andersen in the ongoing Tour de France after the Sunweb rider soloed clear of a select move to take a second victory in Stage 19 at Champagnole. Sam Bennett all but secure...

19 Sep 2020

National Esports Championship to begin from September 25

New Delhi, Sep. 18 (IANS): Country’s top gaming stars will be seen showcasing their skills at the 2020 National Esports Championship set to take place from September 25 to 27. In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the three-day event will be he...

18 Sep 2020

FIVB confirms cancellation of Volleyball Club World C’ships 2020

Lausanne, Sep. 18 (IANS): World volleyball governing body FIVB has cancelled the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “The FIVB has announced the cancellation of the FIVB Volleyball Club World Cham...

18 Sep 2020

Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open

Paris, Sep. 18 (IANS): Recently crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the upcoming French Open slated to begin from September 27. Osaka, who last week claimed her third grand slam title in New York, is struggling with a hamstring inj...

18 Sep 2020

Tour de France: Germany’s Lennard Kamna wins Stage 16

Paris, Sep. 16 (IANS): German youngster Lennard Kamna won the Stage 16 of the Tour de France after attacking over the summit of the penultimate climb to distance fellow escapee Richard Carapaz of Ecuador. Exactly one month after his first pro win on ...

16 Sep 2020

Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets

New York, Sep. 14 (PTI/AP): A US Open unlike any other finished unlike any other with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets. So close to defeat in ...

14 Sep 2020

Rijiju lays foundation stones for various sports facilities in Ladakh

Leh, Sep. 14 (IANS): Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday laid foundation stones for various sports facilities costing over INR 12 crore rupees in the union territory. Rijiju laid foundation for a synthetic track & astro-turf for football...

14 Sep 2020

Zvonareva, Siegemund win US Open women’s doubles title

New York, Sep. 12 (PTI/AP): Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund stood awkwardly facing each other, rackets and arms in the air in confusion. Finally, Siegemund turned to the chair umpire for a ruling. “Are we allowed to give a hug?” she as...

12 Sep 2020

Azarenka ousts Williams, to face Osaka in US Open final

New York, Sep. 11 (IANS): Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka has entered the final of the ongoing US Open after coming from a set down to surprise rival Serena Williams and book a summit clash with 2018 champion Naomi Osaka. In a pulsating semi-fina...

11 Sep 2020

Osaka ousts Rogers, to face Brady in US Open semis

New York, Sep. 9 (IANS): Japan’s Naomi Osaka advanced to the semi-finals of the ongoing US Open, defeating Shelby Rogers in straight sets at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Tuesday, Osaka ousted Rogers 6-3, 6-4 in 79 minutes to make it to US Open s...

09 Sep 2020

Ashleigh Barty pulls out of French Open 2020

New Delhi, Sep. 8 (IANS): World No.1 and reigning champion Ashleigh Barty has confirmed that she will not participate in the French Open scheduled to be played later this month due to health concerns and a lack of preparation. Barty also said she wou...

08 Sep 2020

Wrestlers must be more careful, camp must go on — Yogeshwar Dutt

New Delhi, Sep. 7 (IANS): Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt on Monday said that the national wrestling camp should not be postponed despite four grapplers testing positive for Covid-19 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Sonepat. T...

07 Sep 2020

US Open: Williams overcome Stephens in clash of champions

Washington, Sep. 6 (IANS): Serena Williams rallied to defeat the 2017 winner Sloane Stephens in the third round of the US Open and move into the women’s singles last 16 on Saturday. Third seed Williams essayed a signature comeback and served 12...

06 Sep 2020

Djokovic, Kvitova in pre-quarters of US Open 2020

Washington, Sep. 5 (IANS): Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova made it to the last 16 of the ongoing US Open after winning the third-round matches in their respective categories. In men’s singles, Djokovic defeated No. 28 seed Jan-Len...

05 Sep 2020

India will be among top 10 by 2028 Olympics, predicts Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Sep. 4 (IANS): India will be amongst the top 10 medal winning countries by the 2028 Olympic Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju predicted on Friday. “By 2028 Olympics, India will be in the top 10 medal list. Without setting an ambiti...

04 Sep 2020

First ever Cycling Summit to be held in India next year

New Delhi, Sep. 1 (IANS): The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) on Tuesday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with marketing exploration firm Contarctica to introduce the first ever Cycling Summit in India. The CFI said in a...

01 Sep 2020

Indian hockey is moving in right direction — Khel Ratna Rani

Bengaluru, Aug. 29 (IANS): Indian women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal, who was on Saturday conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna Award, has said that she feels overwhelmed that women’s hockey in the country is getting equal importance ...

29 Aug 2020

India-Pakistan sporting ties should resume, says Vijender Singh

New Delhi, Aug. 26 (IANS): The chorus for resumption of India-Pakistan sporting ties gained another prominent voice as Olympic bronze medallist Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Wednesday suggested that the “two nations must unite and sports can h...

26 Aug 2020

Williams suffer shock defeat to crash out of Western & Southern Open

New York, Aug. 26 (IANS): No.13 seed Maria Sakkari delivered a brilliant performance as she came from the brink of defeat to shock two-time champion Serena Williams and roar into the quarterfinals of the ongoing Western & Southern Open. Sakkari, ...

26 Aug 2020

Western & Southern Open: Thiem crashes out, Djokovic advances

Washington, Aug 25 (IANS): Second-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem lost to 32nd-ranked Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the round of 32 of the ongoing Western & Southern Open in New York. Krajinovic stunned Thiem 6-2, 6-1 on Monday, losing only two serv...

25 Aug 2020

Which other medal should I win to get Arjuna? Sakshi asks Modi, Rijiju

New Delhi, Aug. 23 (IANS): Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik expressed her displeasure at missing out on the Arjuna Award this year in a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. “I am proud to have b...

23 Aug 2020
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