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16-Jul-2021 Luz Ardiden (France)

Pogacar wins Stage 18 of Tour de France

Overall leader Tadej Pogacar won Stage 18 of the Tour de France on Thursday to further extend his lead in the prestigious cycling race.This was Pogacar's third stage victory at Luz Ardiden and came a day after he won at col du Portet, giving more evidence that...

14-Jul-2021 Saint-Gaudens

Patrick Konrad wins Stage 16 at Tour de France

Austrias Patrick Konrad broke away from the pack with 132 kms to go to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France, beating Italian Sonny Colbrelli and Australia's Michael Matthews for his first stage win on the prestigious multi-stage cycling race.Slovenian Tadej Pogacar,...

10-Jul-2021 Quillan (France)

Tour de France: Mollema wins Stage 14

Veteran Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema shocked his competitors as his aggressive run over the last 42 kilometres helped him win Stage 14 of the Tour de France.Though this was only his second stage win at the Tour -- the last one came in 2017 -- it was pretty comprehensive...

02-Jul-2021 Le Creusot (France)

Tour de France: Metaj Mohoric stamps his class in Stage 7

Metaj Mohoric of Slovenia marked his maiden stage win at Tour de France by clinching the longest stage -- Stage 7 -- of this year's event.The 26-year-old completed the 249.1 km uphill stage in 5 hours, 28 minutes and 20 seconds, over a minute ahead of Belgian...

02-Jul-2021 Le Creusot (France)

Tour de France: Metaj Mohoric stamps his class in Stage 7

Metaj Mohoric of Slovenia marked his maiden stage win at Tour de France by clinching the longest stage -- Stage 7 -- of this year's event.The 26-year-old completed the 249.1 km uphill stage in 5 hours, 28 minutes and 20 seconds, over a minute ahead of Belgian...

01-Jul-2021 Chateauroux (France)

Cavendish clinches Stage 6 of Tour de France

British cyclist Mark Cavendish,who won the Stage 4 on Tuesday, clinched Stage 6 of Tour de France as he took his tally of stage victories to 32 which is two short of the all-time record of 34 by former Belgian cyclist Eddie Merckx.This is his third stage win...

01-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Devendra Jhajharia wins Paralympic berth with world record

Devendra Jhajharia, the 2016 Rio Paralympic champion in men's F-46 javelin throw category, improved his world record on way to winning berth for the Tokyo Paralympic Games during the two-day national selection trials that concluded here on Wednesday.The 40-year-old...

29-Jun-2021 Fougeres (France)

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish wins first stage in five years

British cyclist Mark Cavendish won his first stage at Tour de France in five years when he clinched Stage Four on Tuesday.The 36-year-old, who clinched his 31st stage at the Tour, took 3 hours 20.17 mins to complete the 150.4 km stage from Redon to Fougeres...

28-Jun-2021 Pontivy (France)

Tim Merlier wins crash-ridden third stage of Tour de France

Tim Merlier won the third stage of Tour de France cycling race, beating fellow Belgian Jasper Philipsen in the 182.9km long flat stretch between Lorient to Pontivy.The third stage witnessed many crashes as Welshman Geraint Thomas and Slovenian Primoz Roglic,...

28-Jun-2021 Osijek (Croatia)

Rahi Sarnobat wins gold in 25m pistol event at World Cup

India's Rahi Sarnobat won gold medal in women's 25 metres pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Monday."This gives me the assurance that I am on the right track and I have to keep working on this up till the Olympics,"...

20-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Milkha Singh: The 'Bharat Ratna' of athletics didn't get his due

When I called up Milkha Singh, who was much more than an athletics legend, on the landline phone of his Chandigarh home in the first week of August 2001 to get his reaction on being picked belatedly for the Arjuna Award, he poured his heart out, without being...

13-Jun-2021 St Petersburg

Belgium thrash hapless Russia 3-0 in Euro 2020

Belgium scored twice in the first half and Romelu Lukaku added another in the closing minutes to defeat a hapless Russia in their opening Euro 2020 Group B game. A brace from Lukaku and a goal from substitute Thomas Meunier helped clinical "Red Devils" to jump...

12-Jun-2021 Rome

Italy start Euro 2020 campaign with 3-0 win over Turkey

Italy scored their biggest win in European football championship with a 3-0 win over Turkey in the tournament opener.The Euro 2020, which was postponed last year due to Covid-19 pandemic, is being played in 11 venues.The Italians, who have won the title only...

10-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Dingko Singh: Boxer with a deadly left hook-right cross combo

Former Asian Games gold medallist in boxing Ngangom Dingko Singh, who passed away on Thursday morning, will be remembered as a person who revolutionised boxing in particular, and sports in general, in Manipur -- and in India. Dingko, was suffering from liver...

09-Jun-2021 Mumbai

India's first taekwondo athlete enters Paralympics

India's Aruna Tanwar, world No.4 in the women's U 49 category, has been awarded a wild card entry for the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020. She thus becomes the first Indian taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Paralympics.This good news comes after India failed...

09-Jun-2021 Hengelo (The Netherlands)

Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey breaks 10,000m world record

Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey clocked 29 minutes 01.3 seconds to break the women's 10,000-metre world record by five seconds during the Ethiopian athletics trials here on Tuesday night."I expected to run a world record. I would like to try to break the 29-minute...

25-May-2021 Paris

Ankita Raina advances to 2nd round of French Open qualifiers

India's ace woman tennis player Ankita Raina defeated Australian Arina Rodionova 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in first round of French Open qualifiers and will face Greet Minnen of Belgium in second round on Wednesday.Ankita lost the first set but came back to defeat the Australian...

22-May-2021 Monte Carlo

Leclerc crashes but secures pole position in Monaco

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari crashed in the final minute of qualifying on Saturday but secured pole position for his Monaco home Grand Prix.The Monegasque clocked 1 minute 10.346 seconds around the tight 3.337km street circuit of Monte Carlo before hitting the...

20-May-2021 Rome

Juventus win record extending 14th Coppa Italia title

Federico Chiesa scored the decisive goal as Juventus sealed a record-extending 14th Coppa Italia title with a 2-1 win over Atalanta.It has been a disappointing first season in charge for coach Andrea Pirlo, with the Bianconeri knocked out of the Champions League...

20-May-2021 Ostrava (Czech Republic)

Joshua Cheptegei fails to add world 3000m record to his kitty

Joshua Cheptegei, the world champion in 10,000 metres, failed to break long-standing men's 3000m world record in the Continental Tour Gold meeting here on Wednesday night.The 24-year-old talented runner clocked 7 minutes 33.24 seconds, a personal best and a...

19-May-2021 New Delhi

Asian Games shot put champ Toor gears up to crack Olympic mark

Tejinderpal Singh Toor, the Asian Games champion in men's shot put, hopes to achieve Tokyo Olympic Games qualification mark of 21.10 metres at next month's domestic competition in Bengaluru after missing international events last month due to pandemic."The pandemic...

17-May-2021 Rome

ATP rankings: Nadal remains No.3, Djokovic No.1

Despite the hard-fought three-set victory over arch-rival Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the Italian Open final on Sunday, Spaniard Rafael Nadal continues to be at third spot on the ATP rankings, released on Monday.Djokovic is way ahead of the pack with 11,063...

16-May-2021 Rome

Iga Swiatek demolishes Karolina to capture Rome Open title

World No.15 from Iga Swiatek of Poland was in ruthless form as she routed No. 9 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-0 in just 46 minutes to clinch the Italian Open title here on Sunday.Iga, 19, dropped just 13 points in all -- four in the first...

16-May-2021 New Delhi

India's Tejaswini wins consecutive high jump titles in USA

Representing Kansas State University, India's Tejaswini Shankar won back-to-back men's high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA.Shankar, 22, cleared the bar at 2.28m to win high jump gold on Saturday, but his efforts...

15-May-2021 Le Mans (France)

Frenchman Quartararo bags Le Mans pole

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP grabbed his third consecutive pole position at Le Mans after the qualifying sessions at the SHARK Grand Prix de France on Saturday.Quartararo set a time of 1:32.600 sec on his final flying lap to beat...

09-May-2021 Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP after intense pitstop strategy battle

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes secured victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday after an intense pitstop strategy battle with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.This was Hamilton's third win this season and 98th of his career.Sitting on pole position for the 100th time...

09-May-2021 Madrid

Aryna Sabalenka beats world No.1 Ashleigh Barty bags Madrid Open

Aryna Sabalenka turned the tables on world No.1 Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open title.Two weeks ago, Barty came from a set down to defeat Sabalenka in the final of the WTA event in Stuttgart, and it looked as if history would repeat itself when the Australian...

08-May-2021 Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton secures 100th career F1 pole in Spain

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen to secure his 100th career Formula One pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday.Hamilton has long held the record after beating Michael Schumacher's 68 career pole positions, while he still...

08-May-2021 Madrid

Bopanna-Shapovalov lose in quarters of Madrid Open

Germany's Alexander Zverev and compatriot Tim Puetz beat India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 to enter the doubles semi-finals at the Madrid Open here. While the Bopanna-Shapovalov pair hit five aces compared to three from Puetz...

26-Apr-2021 Barcelona

Rafael Nadal wins his 12th Barcelona Open title

Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 in the final of the 68th edition of the Banco Sabadell Barcelona Open, which is better known as the Conde de Godo Trophy, to claim the title for the 12th time in his career.Nadal had knocked Ilya Ivashka, Kei...

20-Apr-2021 Kielce

India assured of 4 medals on 6th day of boxing youth Worlds'

The 2019 Asian Youth Champion Vinka and Alfiya Pathan are among the four Indian women boxers who advanced into the semi-finals on the sixth day at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships in Kielce.Gitika and Poonam are the other two boxers...

18-Apr-2021 Almaty (Kazakhastan)

Deepak Punia settles for silver at Asian Championships

Deepak Punia (86kg) settled for silver on the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships after losing 10-0 to Iranian Olympic champion Hassan Yazdanicharati on Sunday while Sanjeet (92kg) won bronze.India thus end the Asian Championships with seven medals...

15-Apr-2021 London

Novak Djokovic beats Sinner in straight sets in Monte Carlo

Top seed Novak Djokovic felt at home as he coasted past teenager Jannik Sinner in straight sets to book his place in the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Wednesday.World No. 1 Djokovic, making a first appearance since his Australian Open success...

07-Apr-2021 Mussanah (Oman)

Nethra Kumanan, 49er team continue to lead in Olympic qualifier

Top Indian sailor Nethra Kumanan's lead at the top dwindled but she continued to hold her position in the Laser Radial event on Day 4 of the Mussanah Open Championship 2021  -- an Asian qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics.The team of KC Ganapathy...

05-Apr-2021 Oman

Nethra Kumanan bounces back to be in contention for Olympic berth

OmanIndian sailor Nethra Kumanan overcame the disappointment of a poor second race on Day 1, in which she had finished seventh, to get back into contention for a 2021 Tokyo Olympics quota on Day 2 of the Mussanah Open Championship on Sunday.The first Indian woman...

01-Apr-2021 London

Boxer Amir Khan and his 'Tal' ambitions

Legendary British boxer Amir Khan knows a trick or two about how to groom talent, having become Britain's youngest pugilist to win a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was only 17 years old. Now a promoter and a philanthropist, he is grooming a young...

29-Mar-2021 Basel (Switzerland)

Roger Federer becomes brand ambassador for Swiss tourism board

Tennis great Roger Federer has become an official brand ambassador for Switzerland Tourism (ST), the country's national tourism board."Roger Federer and Switzerland Tourism will together develop initiatives to promote Switzerland globally. The support is much...

28-Mar-2021 Sakhir (Bahrain)

Lewis Hamilton clinches Formula One season opener

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton clinched a nail-biting Bahrain Grand Prix season opener, beating Max Verstappen of Red Bull in a duel that went down to the last lap of the race. Valtteri Bottas, also driving a Mercedes, completed the podium.Starting from fourth pole...

28-Mar-2021 Chennai

Soorya PM, Navneeth Kumar win motorcycle endurance title

The Chennai-Puducherry combination of Soorya PM and Navneeth Kumar rode a smart, tactical race to win the overall title in the TVS Eurogrip MMSC Motorcycle Endurance Race 2021 at the MMRT, here on Sunday.The pair also topped the pro-stock 301-400cc category...

27-Mar-2021 New Delhi

World Cup: India win rapid fire pistol mixed team gold

Indian teenageers Vijayveer Sidhu and Tejaswini won the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team gold at the World Cup on Saturday. They beat compatriots Gurpreet Singh and Abhidnya Ashok Patil 9-1 in a one-sided final.This was India's 13th gold medal of the World...

27-Mar-2021 Chandigarh

Haryana are junior Greco Roman wrestling champions

Haryana state emerged champions in the junior Greco Roman category of the National Wrestling Championship on Saturday. Of the eight gold medals at stake, Haryana won five to win the overall team title by securing 225 points.Delhi team finished second with 150...

26-Mar-2021 New Delhi

India win 2 more gold in shooting World Cup

Host India continued dominance of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, winning two more gold medals on Friday to take their tally to 12 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals for a total of 25 medals won so far.Seasoned rifle shooters...

25-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Indian women's sports pistol team strikes gold again

India's sports pistol aces Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker, and Chinki Yadav, all Tokyo Olympic Games quota winners, struck gold yet again in the women's 25m pistol team event of the World Cup here on Thursday.This was India's 10th gold of this World Cup, being held...

24-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju presents medals to winners of Shooting World Cup

The ISSF Shooting World Cup had a special guest today as Union Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju was present at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range for the Women’s 25m Pistol final. He presented medals to the winners which had an Indian clean sweep with Chinki...

24-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Surprise win over Rahi, Manu will benefit me : Chinki Yadav

Despite winning an Olympic quota place for India, Chinki Yadav wasn't sure she would make it to the Olympic Games this year in the women's 25m sports pistol event. There was speculation that Asian Games champion Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker would travel to...

23-Mar-2021 New Delhi

World Cup: Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Ganemat Sekhon shoot India's 7th gold

India's Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Ganemat Sekhon on Tuesday won gold in the skeet mixed team event of the Shooting World Cup here. The pair beat Kazakhstan's Olga Panarina and Alexandr Yechshenko 33-29 in the final for India's seventh gold medal of the tournament.This...

22-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Shooting WC: India win gold in men's team skeet event

Mairaj Khan, Angad Bajwa and Gurjoat Khangura won the men's team final to clinch India's third gold medal of the day at the Shooting World Cup here.Mairaj, Bajwa and Khangura beat Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya, Ali Ahmed Al-Ishaq and Rashid Hamad 6-2 in the final.Meanwhile,...

21-Mar-2021 New Delhi

World Cup: Indian shooters win two more gold

Indian pistol shooters gave a good account of themselves as they took the gold medal tally to three by winning both men and women's 10m air pistol team events on the second day of the World Cup at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges on Sunday.The national team consisting...

20-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Shooting World Cup: Yashaswini Deswal gets India's first gold

Yashaswini Deswal on Saturday won host India the first gold medal of the World Cup when she beat compatriot Manu Bhaker in the final of the women's 10m air pistol competition.Victoria Chaikha of Belarus won bronze.India won three more medals on Saturday, with Divyansh...

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