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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...

13-Mar-2021 New Delhi

My main strength is power packed punches: Boxer Vijender Singh

Seven years after winning the historic middleweight bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, ace boxer Vijender Singh turned professional in 2015. Since then the poster boy of Indian boxing has fought -- and won -- 12 professional bouts. His next bout is...

08-Mar-2021 London

Novak Djokovic breaks Federer's record for most weeks as world No. 1

Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic on Monday set a record for most weeks at No. 1 in the 48-year history of the ATP rankings. Djokovic entered his 311th week at the top of the rankings, one week longer than Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer's record.18-time...

08-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Every girl is a leader waiting to happen : Dutee Chand

Studies have shown that even today, 2.3 crore girls drop out of school at the onset of their periods and 71 per cent of adolescent girls in India remain unaware of menstruation till they get their first period. Adding to the challenges, the global pandemic has...

07-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Vinesh storms to gold in Matteo Pelicone Ranking Series

Ace India wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal in two weeks by storming to the 53kg title at the Matteo Pelicone Rankings Series in Rome. Vinesh, 26, beat Canada's Diana Weicker 4-0 and has thus won gold without dropping a point throughout the...

06-Mar-2021 Castellon (Spain)

Boxam boxing: Pooja beats world champ, 9 Indians in finals

Asian Championship gold medallist Pooja Rani (75 kg) defeated world champion Atheyna Bylon of Panama in a semi-final bout as nine Indian boxers stormed into the finals of the 35th Boxam International boxing tournament here.Pooja dominated her opponent from...

06-Mar-2021 Rome

Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Sarita bags silver in 57kg

Asian champion Sarita Mor settled for silver in the women's 57kg category of the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series wrestling after going down to Giullia Rodrigues of Brazil 2-4 in the final here.India's Anshu missed bronze after Italian Rancesca Indelicato defeated...

04-Mar-2021 Castellon (Spain)

Ace boxer Mary Kom enters 51kg semis, ensures medal

In her first match in a year, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom beat Giordana Sorrentino of Italy to reach the women's 51kg semi-finals and ensure a medal at the Boxam Elite International tournament here.Mary Kom has already qualified for this year's...

01-Mar-2021 Kingston

I'd rather miss Olympics than take vaccine: Yohan Blake

Jamaica's two-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Yohan Blake said that he would rather not participate in the Tokyo Olympics than take a vaccine for Covid-19. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has "encouraged" all athletes travelling for the Games to...

28-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 53kg freestyle

Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat outplayed European bronze medallist Vanese Kaladzinskay of Belarus 10-8 to win the women's 53kg freestyle title in the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday.The 26-year-old...

21-Feb-2021 Budva (Montonegro)

Sanamacha, Vinka win gold at Adriatic Pearl boxing tournament

Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) and Vinka (60kg) won gold at the 30th Adriatic Pearl boxing tournament in Budva, Montonegro on Sunday. Their wins have taken India's tally at the tournament to three gold medals.While Sanamacha beat compatriot Raj Sahiba, Vinka beat Kiper...

13-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Race walking : Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics

Haryana's international athletes Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Kumar in the men's event and Uttar Pradesh's Priyanka Goswami in the women's category won the 2021 Olympic Games quota places in the 20km event of the eighth National Race Walking Championships held in Ranchi...

12-Feb-2021 Dubai

World Para Athletics GP: 2 golds among India's 5 medals on Day 2

Indian para-athletes continued their good show at the 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics Grand Prix winning five medals, including two golds, on the second day of the competitions.Para-athlete Simran got closer to her Paralympic dream as she clinched...

12-Feb-2021 Mumbai

Women's Pro Golf: Seher leads, as amateur Avani, Amandeep trail

Seher Atwal overcame a double bogey on the back nine to maintain her dominance at the third leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tournament at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club on Thursday.Seher, who shot a superb 5-under 65 on the first day, added one-under 69 to stay...

06-Feb-2021 Monaco

Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record ratified

Lemlem Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record of 4:01.57 seconds, set last year, has been ratified, World Athletics announced on Saturday.The Ethiopian middle-distance runner clocked her record-breaking time at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in...

24-Jan-2021 Chennai

Hemanth bags two gold medals for 7th national title in 4 years

Multiple national champion Hemanth Muddappa of Mantra Racing was in his elements once again winning both the gold in the top-two categories as he emerged as the national champion for the successive fourth year, in the second and final round of the MMSC fmsci...

06-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Boxer Vijender Singh to return medals if farmers' demands not met

Expressing solidarity with the protesting farmers seeking the repealing of the three farm laws enacted by the Centre, boxer Vijender Singh on Sunday said he will return all his medals if the farmers' demands were not met.Vijender won a bronze medal at the 2008...

27-Nov-2020 Tehran

Iranian weightlifter awarded Olympic gold after eight years

Iranian weightlifter Navab Nasirshelal will receive his 2012 Olympic Games gold medal following the disqualification of Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy, the International Olympic Committee has said.Re-analysis of Torokhtiy's samples from London 2012 resulted in...

23-Nov-2020 Singapore

I want to help build MMA in India : Ritu Phogat

India's star athlete and ONE Championship fighter Ritu Phogat has stated just like Khabib Nurmagemenov brought Mixed Martial Arts to Russia, she also wants to help MMA get exposure in India."Just like how Khabib Nurmagemenov brought MMA to Russia, I want to...

22-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Dream of World C'ship title in MMA not too far : Ritu Phogat

India's star athlete and ONE Championship fighter Ritu Phogat is set to win the belt at ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX against Nou Srey Pov when she takes on the Cambodian MMA sensation on October 30 in Singapore.The 25-year-old, who put forth a gutsy showing against...

15-Oct-2020 New Delhi

News of Olympics postponement came as a shock : Mary Kom

Ace Indian boxer MC Mary Kom has revealed she was shocked when she first heard about the postponement of Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19 pandemic.Originally scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 this year, the Tokyo Olympics was in March postponed...

14-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Delhi's mean streets & badminton creates India's Karate Kid

It's all thanks to badminton that today Amritpal Kaur is India's best known young face in karate. And it was Delhi's streets that pushed her to attend her first martial-arts class.Even as her story has been optioned for a film by Sujay Jairaj, who also secured...

12-Oct-2020 Paris

Tennis rankings : Novak Djokovic remain on top; Iga jumps 37 spots

Despite losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal on Sunday, Novak Djokovic stayed ahead of his Spanish rival in the latest men's tennis rankings released on Monday.Djokovic (11,740 points) was 1,890 points ahead of Nadal (9,850) in the ATP rankings. Dominic...

11-Oct-2020 Nurburg (Germany)

Lewis Hamilton equals Schumacher's record of 91 race wins in F1

Lewis Hamilton on Sunday equalled German Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher's record of 91 race wins with his victory at the Eiffel Grand Prix. Hamilton finished nearly 4.5 seconds ahead of second placed Max Verstappen of Red Bull at the Nurburgring as his...

11-Oct-2020 The Hague

Sifan Hassan breaks women's 10,000m European record

Reigning world champion Sifan Hassan shrugged off cold and rainy conditions to break the women's 10,000-metre European record at the FBK After Summer Competition in Hengelo, the Netherlands, on Saturday.The 27-year-old Dutchwoman clocked 29 minutes, 36.67 seconds...

11-Oct-2020 Paris

Roland Garros means everything to me : Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal continued his marauding run at the French Open with a record-extending 13th title win on Sunday. He beat arch-rival and world no.1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 and the victory took him level with Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam wins, the...

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