IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines

Lausanne, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus. According to a news release on IOC website, IOC president Thomas Bach last Friday consulted National Olympic Committees […]

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Seven sportspersons picked for Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Seven sportspersons were on Monday conferred the Padma Shri award. The awardees include no cricketer. The list of awardees: P Anitha (basketball), Mouma Das (table tennis), Anshu Jamsenpa (mountaineering), Sudha Singh (athletics), Virender Singh (wrestling in deaf category), KY Venkatesh (para-athlete) and Madhavan Nambiar (athletics coach)

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Four footballers die in Brazil air crash

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 25 (IANS) Four players and the president of Brazilian football club Palmas lost their lives after their plane crashed ahead of a local cup match. President Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari died on Sunday when the plane plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff […]

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Andy Murray opts out of Australian Open

London, Jan 24 (IANS) Five-time champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open grand slam tournament beginning February 8. Murray had been granted a wildcard to play in the tournament’s main draw but he tested positive for Covid-19 last week shortly before he was due to fly to Melbourne. The 33-year-old was asymptomatic, […]

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AITA c’ships: Reddy to meet Kamath in final

Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Top seed Rishi Reddy of Karnataka will meet Gujarat’s Madhwin Kamath in the summit clash of the AITA men’s tennis championship being held at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence. In the semifinals played here on Friday, Reddy quelled the challenge of giant killer Tarun Anirudh 6-3, 6-2, […]

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Ganguly’s brother Snehashish undergoes successful angioplasty

Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s brother Snehashish on Friday underwent angioplasty at the Apollo Hospital here. “CAB secretary Snehashish Ganguly was today admitted at 11.20 am. He was successfully operated and is under observation at Apollo Hospitals,” Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Debabrata Biswas said in a statement. Snehashish, Ganguly’s […]

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Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj-Ashwini enter mixed doubles’ quarters (Lead)

Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday secured their berth into the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event at the Toyota Thailand Open after getting past Germany’s Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in their second round contest. Satwiksairaj and Ashwini defeated their German opponents 22-20, 14-21, 21-16 […]

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Djokovic says demands for Australian Open players ‘misconstrued’

Canberra, Jan 21 (IANS) World number one Novak Djokovic said his demands for tennis players in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were “misconstrued”. In an open letter to the Australian public published from hotel quarantine in South Australia, Djokovic defended his “good intentions”, reports Xinhua news agency. It comes after the eight-time Australian Open […]

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Rishabh Pant signs contract with JSW Sports

Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Enterprising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whose heroics helped India register one of their most memorable Test wins against Australia in Brisbane, has signed a multi-year contract with JSW Sports. The deal will see the firm manage all commercial interests and marketing rights of 23-year-old Pant. Mustafa Ghouse, CEO of JSW Sports, said […]

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Positive Covid tests by Oz Open players believed to be ‘virus shedding’

Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Positive Covid-19 tests attributed to two Australian Open players are now suspected to be instances of ‘virus shedding’ following evidence of past infections, authorities confirmed on Wednesday. Victoria’s Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has clarified the total number of cases linked to the event that weren’t considered shedding was seven, […]

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Thailand Open: Sindhu, Srikanth through to 2nd round, Saina out (2nd ld)

Bangkok, Jan 19 (IANS) PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday led India’s charge at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament while Saina Nehwal fell to Thai fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon in their respective opening round matches. Sindhu beat Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-17, 21-13 while the latter’s compatriot Sitthikom Thammasin also lost 11-21, 11-21 […]

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New kits of Indian football teams unveiled

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The new official kits for the Indian senior men’s and women’s as well as junior men’s and women’s football teams were recently unveiled by Delhi-based sportswear brand SIX5SIX along with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The brand-new kit, dubbed the ‘Panthera Tigris’, will continue to feature the tiger stripes, […]

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