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Olympics: Satish bows out in quarterfinals as India's challenge in men's boxing ends
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost to world No. 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the men's super-heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Satish put up a brave front but lost the bout by a unanimous decision.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Fans divided over Simone Biles' withdrawal from floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The withdrawal of Simone Biles from the floor exercise final in women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics has caused some anger amongst the fans on social media.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Kerala Blasters FC sign Bosnian defender Enes Sipovic
Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC have signed Bosnia and Herzegovina central defender Enes Sipovic ahead of the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL) season. The towering defender joins the club after a one-year stint with ISL side Chennaiyin FC.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Returning Nadal to begin US Open tune-up with Citi Open
Washington DC, Aug 1 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal will begin his tune-up for the US Open in August-September with the Citi Open -- an ATP 500 hard-court tournament -- which commences here on Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Olympics: USA gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of Monday's floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles on Sunday pulled out of the floor exercise final, scheduled for Monday, after having opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics a day earlier.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
George Bailey new Australian chief selector as Trevor Hohns retires
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday appointed former skipper George Bailey as chairman of the national selection panel to replace the retiring Trevor Hohns.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Dressel wins fourth personal gold in men's 50m freestyle
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States won his fourth gold at the Tokyo Olympics triumphing in the men's 50m freestyle here on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Cricketers better than others at handling rifts (Column: Left-hand view)
Victory is something sportspersons always yearn for. They engulf themselves in the process of achieving it at all cost. Be it a club level match or a world championship, the process and routines for preparations remain the same for champions.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WI batsman Pooran's fireworks in vain as Pakistan win 2nd T20I
Guyana, Aug 1 (IANS) Nicholas Pooran's unbeaten 62 off 33 deliveries went in vain as Pakistan held on to win the second T20 International by seven runs here on Saturday. The win gave Pakistan 1-0 lead in the five-match series after the first game produced no result.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20: WI's Holder, Bravo restrict Pakistan to 157/8
Guyana, July 31 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder captured four wickets to restrict Pakistan to 157 for eight wickets in 20 overs in the second T20 International at Providence Stadium here on Saturday. For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam top scored with 51 off 40 balls while Mohammad Rizwan smashed 46 off 36 balls.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
All eyes on men's hockey team, PV Sindhu
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Sunday, August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
The Hundred: Jemimah scores only 14 but her team wins
Leeds, July 31 (IANS) Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues, who lit up The Hundred with an unbeaten 92 and 60 in her first two matches for Northern Superchargers Women, had a rare failure when she fell for 14 against Oval Invicibles Women on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qatar's Fares El-Bakh 'lifts' record, wins gold in 96kg
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Qatar's Fares El-Bakh on Saturday set a new Olympic record by lifting a total of 402kg in a dominant performance that fetched him gold in the men's 96kg weightlifting the Olympic Games.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Rizwan establishes record for most T20I runs in a calendar year
Providence (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan scored 46 runs off 36 balls against West Indies in the second T20 on Saturday to set a world record for most runs in a calendar year in T20 International cricket.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Cricket
Need to respect the bowlers bit more in England: Pant
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 31 (IANS) Standing outside the crease while batting and showing more respect to bowlers than one does in other countries will be important in England, said India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jr National Boxing C'ships: Services emerge champions
Sonipat, July 31 (IANS) Services boxers warded off a strong challenge from Haryana to clinch the title in the Junior Boys National Championships here at the Delhi Public School on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic emerges women's singles tennis champ (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) No.9 seed Belinda Bencic won Switzerland's third Olympic tennis gold with a nail-biting 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 defeat of the unseeded Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two hours and 30 minutes on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Anand replaces Vidit as captain of Indian chess Olympiad team
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the second online chess Olympiad to be held from September 8 to 15, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese Lyu becomes oldest weightlifter at 37 to win Olympic gold
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Chinese veteran Lyu Xiaojun made history on Saturday by becoming the oldest weightlifter to win an Olympic Games gold medal when at 37 he bagged the men's 81kg category along with three new Olympic records.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Penalty corners and defence hold the key for India, say Fernandes & Carvalho
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) When the Indian team takes on Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the men's hockey tournament at the Olympics on Sunday, they have to be careful of three things -- convert penalty corners, defend strongly and attack incisively.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Stokes's exit may hurt but England have multiple all-rounder options
Nottingham, July 31 (IANS) Ben Stokes's decision to pull out of the Test series against India due to mental health concerns and fractured finger may hurt England since he is their ace all-rounder.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mann Kaur was role model for all: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday condoled the demise of iconic veteran athlete Mann Kaur (105), who passed away at a private hospital near here, where she was undergoing treatment for gall bladder and liver cancer.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Olympics hockey: India women's team makes maiden entry into quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team made a historic entry into the quarterfinals, finishing fourth in Pool A after Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Great Britain in the final league match on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's 33-yr-old 100m Olympic record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) 2016 Rio Olympics champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led the way for an all-Jamaican sweep of the podium in the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Elina Svitolina clinches women's singles tennis bronze
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No.6 Elina Svitolina won the Olympic bronze medal in women's singles, rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to defeat Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 and win Ukraine's first-ever Olympic tennis medal on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Sindhu no match for Tai Tzu-Ying, falls in semis (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's hopes of winning a gold medal in badminton and seeing PV Sindhu go one better than her silver won at the 2016 Olympic Games were dashed after the sixth seed lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying 18-21, 12-21 on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Confident of getting the better of Great Britain: India hockey coach Reid
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team will aim to get past Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games on Sunday and secure a last-four berth, which has eluded them since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V. Baskaran had won the eighth gold medal for the country.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
PCB shows displeasure over BCCI 'interference' in Kashmir Premier League
Lahore, July 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday showed its displeasure over reports of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) calling multiple ICC Members and forcing them to withdraw their retired cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur, who started her athletic career at the age of 93 and set a record by becoming the world's fastest centenarian at the American Masters Games in 2016, died at a private hospital near Chandigarh on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Tai Tzu beats Sindhu in straight games in semifinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's gold medal hopes in women's singles badminton went up in smoke after PV Sindhu lost her semifinal to Tai Tzu-Ying in straight games 18-21, 12-21 here on Saturday. Sindhu, who is the Rio Olympics silver-medallist and world champion, will now compete with China's He Bing Jiao for the bronze medal.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Boxer Pooja Rani loses quarterfinal bout
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxer Pooja Rani lost her quarterfinal bout in women's middleweight category to second seed and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist Li Qian of China by unanimous decision on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Djokovic withdraws from mixed doubles after losing singles to Carreno Busta (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Hours after losing a tough men's singles bronze-medal match to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze-medal match at the Olympics due to a left shoulder injury.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Novak Djokovic loses singles bronze-medal match
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic lost the bronze-medal match in men's singles at the Olympics, bowing out to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-7 (8-6), 6-3 at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Australia's Kaylee invites teammate Emily on top podium, fans love it
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) A picture of two top Australian women swimmers hugging after they won the gold and bronze respectively at the Tokyo Olympic Games has gone viral with thousands of fans on social media saying it was one of the most beautiful moments of the quadrennial showpiece.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Nina Christen wins gold as Anjum & Tejaswini fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nina Christen of Switzerland won her maiden Olympic Games gold with a victory in women's 50m rifle 3 positions here on Saturday. Taking a 10m air rifle bronze a week ago, the 27-year-old set an Olympic record of 463.9 points for the gold, improving the previous mark held by German Barbara Engleder by 5.3 points.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
What A Shot! Farah Khan on what's it like directing M.S. Dhoni
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan recently directed Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a commercial.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan all-rounder Isuru Udana has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Saturday. The reason behind his abrupt departure from international cricket was not known.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal crashes out (ld with correction in scores)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Boxer Amit Panghal, the world No. 1 in men's 52kg, crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, losing to Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in a Round-of-16 bout on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Tokyo Olympics: Anjum and Tejaswini fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian rifle shooting duo of Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant continued a sorry show for the Indian shooters at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, failing to make it to the finals of the women's 50m rifle 3-positions event at the Asaka Shooting Range.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: India women beat South Africa, keep QF hopes alive
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Forward Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick as the Indian women's hockey team struggled to put it across South Africa 4-3 in their final Group A match in the Tokyo Olympics women's hockey competition, keeping alive their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Pakistan's Azam Khan ruled out of two T20Is against West Indies
Georgetown (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Azam Khan has been ruled out of the second and third T20Is against West Indies after sustaining a head injury in a training session.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Simone Biles pulls out of vault and uneven bars finals at Olympics
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles has opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics to be held on Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old is still not ready to compete as she is dealing with 'the twisties', as per her Instagram stories on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs series in September
Dubai, July 31 (IANS) South Africa will tour Sri Lanka for a men's limited-overs series in September, with the teams set to clash in three ODIs and as many T20Is.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Nigerian sprinter suspended for doping before women's 100m semifinal
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been banned from the women's 100m semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics after an out-of-competition doping test returned a positive result.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Britain wins mixed 4x100m medley relay at Olympics, breaks world record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Britain won their second swimming team gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the Tokyo Olympic Games in a world record time here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Atanu Das crashes out as archery campaign ends on disappointing note
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Atanu Das failed to keep his nerve when it mattered most after making a good comeback against Japan's Takaharu Furukawa, losing the Men's Individual Round-of-16 Elimination duel 6-4 at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Kamalpreet comes up with scintillating throw, qualifies for discus final
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Patiala-born 25-year-old Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur came up with a scintillating performance to secure her place in the final at the Tokyo Olympic Games even as the more experienced and Asian Games gold medallist Seema Punia bowed out with a 16th-place finish in the qualifying stages on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal crashes out of Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Boxer Amit Panghal, the world No. 1 in men's 52kg, crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, losing to Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in a Round-of-16 bout on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Caeleb Dressel shatters world record to win men's 100m butterfly
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States rewrote his own world record to win the men's 100m butterfly gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Only 0.02 per cent tested Covid+ within Olympic community: Bach
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The 2020 Olympic Games are the most restricted sporting event ever in the world, as the Olympic village probably is the most tested community in the world, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has claimed.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports