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BCCI must rotate players before mental scars from bio-bubbles impair them
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The 11 days that Ashok Diwan, a goalkeeper and the youngest member of the Indian team that won the 1975 hockey World Cup, spent in quarantine at a Delhi hotel in April last year were some of the most miserable ones of his life. He had returned to Delhi from the US after visiting his son, and was undergoing the mandatory "solitary confinement" that he likened to a jail.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rabada's five-wicket haul give South Africa big win over West Indies
Gros Islet (St. Lucia), June 13 (IANS) South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada claimed his 10th five-wicket haul -- and his first in 33 innings since 2018 ? as the visitors thrashed West Indies by an innings and 63 runs to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-Test series here on Saturday.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Lack of infrastructure, jobs cripple boxing in Punjab
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) When Varinder Singh landed the 60kg category bronze at the Asian Championship in Dubai recently, it was the first time a Punjab boxer had won a medal at a continental event. The previous medal had come in 2011, when Amandeep Singh had clinched silver in lightweight.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Herbert, Mahut clinch doubles title, create history for France
Paris, June 13 (IANS) The French doubles pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut fought back from a set and a break down at 4-5 to overcome Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 and clinch their second French Open title.
2021-06-13
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Finland claim historic win over Denmark after Eriksen collapses
Copenhagen, June 13 (IANS) Joel Pohjanpalo's 59th minute header gave Finland a 1-0 win over Denmark and their first ever triumph in the final stage of a major football tournament on Saturday night in Copenhagen, but the opening game for both teams in the European Championships will almost certainly be remembered for another reason.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
Belgium thrash hapless Russia 3-0 in Euro 2020
St Petersburg, June 13 (IANS) 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.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Moore helps Wales hold Switzerland in Euro 2020
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 13 (IANS) Towering striker Kieffer Moore claimed a point for Wales, giving the team a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in a Group A match of Euro 2020 here on Saturday.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Football
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapses, stabilises (Ld)
Copenhagen, June 12 (IANS) A Euro 2020 Group B match between Denmark and Finland was on Saturday suspended after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute with both teams still goalless.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
New Zealand set to wrap up second Test vs England (Stumps, Day 3)
Birmingham, June 12 (IANS) New Zealand are set to wrap up the second and final Test against England, and with it the series, after their bowlers triggered a collapse in the second innings on the third day on Saturday. At stumps, England were 122 for nine wickets, just 37 runs ahead, and one wicket left.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Euro2020: Denmark-Finland game suspended after Eriksen collapses
Copenhagen, June 12 (IANS) A UEFA Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland was suspended after 29-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on field on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
5 footballers banned for on-field brawl in China
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Five Chinese football players have been banned for eight games up to one year for brawling on the pitch during a domestic third-division league game, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has said.
2021-06-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Barbora remembers late coach Jana Novotna in moment of glory
Paris, June 12 (IANS) New French Open women's singles champion Barbora Krejcikova remembered her late coach, Jana Novotna, in her moment of celebration on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Real Kashmir coach dedicates British Empire Medal to people of Valley
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Head coach David Robertson on Saturday dedicated the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List to the I-League club Real Kashmir FC (RKFC) he has been coaching since 2017.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Unseeded Czech Barbora emerges French Open women's champion (Ld)
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday became the first Czech Republic woman in 40 years to win the French Open title as she defeated No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final match.
2021-06-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Shakib banned for 3 DPL games, fined for on-field misbehaviour
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, captain of Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), was on Saturday suspended for three games and fined Taka 500,000 ($5800) after being found guilty of misbehaving with the umpires and kicking and uprooting the stumps during a DPL match against Abahani Limited on Friday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Barbora wins maiden French Open women's title
Paris, June 12 (IANS) World No.33 Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday became the first Czech Republic woman in 40 years to win the French Open women's title as she registered a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win over No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the final. Hana Mandlikova was the first Czech woman to win the French Open title in 1981.
2021-06-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
New Zealand gain 85-run lead against England (Tea)
Birmingham, June 12 (IANS) New Zealand took a crucial 85-run first-innings lead and then gained further control over England as they dismissed two of their batsmen cheaply in their second innings on the third day of the second and final Test here on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India has the right mix of youth and experience: Midfielder Lilima
Bengaluru, June 12 (IANS) India women's hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz feels the core group, currently preparing for the Olympics, has the right mix of youth and experience which is 'crucial to give the team direction in difficult situations'.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Plot to portray Shakib a villain: Bangladesh cricketer's wife
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) A day after Bangladesh all-rounder and captain of Dhaka Premier League side Mohammedan Sporting Club Shakib al Hasan misbehaved with an umpire during the match against Abahani Limited, the cricketer's wife said the media hype was "a plot" to "portray him as the villain".
2021-06-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
NZ bowling has more variation than India: Panesar
London, June 12 (IANS) Former England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar feels the Kane Willaimson-led New Zealand look a better side as they have more variation in their bowling attack, going into this month's World Test Championship (WTC) final against India.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Finally, Cricket South Africa has a president
Johannesburg, June 12 (IANS) Rihan Richards and Donovan May were elected unanimously the president and vice-president, respectively, of Cricket South Africa (CSA) at its annual general meeting on Saturday, it was announced.
2021-06-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shankar bags silver in USA, but misses Olympic qualification mark
Eugene (Oregon), June 12 (IANS) Tejaswin Shankar, India's men's high jump national record holder, won silver by clearing with a height of 2.23 metres at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships here in the USA.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Pandya eyes bowling at full tilt in T20 World Cup
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya has said that he is looking forward to bowling in every match of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be played in October-November this year.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Milkha Singh's health condition improving: PGI
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who is being treated for Covid related complications at the PGIMER here, has shown improvement in his health conditions, the hospital said on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Health/Medicine,Athletics
Andre Russell hit on helmet in PSL, taken to hospital
Abu Dhabi, June 12 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was on Friday taken to a hospital here in an ambulance after he was struck on the helmet by a bouncer in a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Playing 2nd Test will put me in good stead for WTC final: Boult
Birmingham, June 12 (IANS) New Zealand left-arm pace bowler Trent Boult said his inclusion in New Zealand's playing XI for the second Test against England -- currently underway in Birmingham -- will put him in 'good stead' for the World Test Championship final against India starting June 18.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Weightlifter Mirabai qualifies for Olympics
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's Mirabai Chanu, the 2017 world champion in weightlifting, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in women's 49 kg category, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Friday.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Can't compare myself to Lionel Messi: Chhetri
Doha, June 12 (IANS) Ace India football striker Sunil Chhetri said on Saturday that the hype around him surpassing Argentina legend Lionel Messi's tally of 72 goals for his country is misplaced and "the truth is that there is absolutely no comparison between me and him".
2021-06-12
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
AFI not worried by javelin thrower Chopra's modest showing
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday said it is not losing sleep over ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's modest performances in warm-up competitions ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Need to stay calm to think clearly: Hockey forward Navneet
Bengaluru, June 12 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team needs to stay calm in crunch situations in order to think clearly during the Olympics, says forward Navneet Kaur, who has played 79 matches for the country.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Indian cricket team begins England trip with intra-squad practice tie
Southampton, June 12 (IANS) India cricketers, who are serving a 10-day quarantine period here ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, began their England sojourn with a two-day intra-squad practice match here at Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Eleven Indian domestic cricketers sign up for USA league: Report
New York, June 12 (IANS) As many 11 cricketers with domestic experience in India, including ex-India under-19 player Smit Patel, former Delhi batsman Milind Kumar and ex-Gujarat pacer Siddharth Trivedi have been named in the roster for Minor League Cricket T20 (MiLC), a 27 city-based franchise tournament in United States of America (USA), said a media report.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Italy start Euro 2020 campaign with 3-0 win over Turkey
Rome, June 12 (IANS) Italy scored their biggest win in European football championship with a 3-0 win over Turkey in the tournament opener.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Lahiri slips to tied 44, makes cut at Palmetto Championship golf
Congaree Maintenance (USA), June 12 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri slipped to tied 44 after carding two-over 73 in the second round but still managed to make cut at Palmetto Championship.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Uganda,Sports,Golf
Gaikwad wants to pick Dravid's brain in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was a surprise selection in the 20-member India squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, has been forced to follow 'early to bed-early to rise' routine due to lockdown in Pune, his hometown, over the last month.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pacer Sakariya prepares for SL with energy development programme
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Left-arm pace bowler Chetan Sakariya, who has been picked in India's squad for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, has said he is currently working in Chennai on 'energy system development' which helps in sustaining energy over a long period of time through dedicated training routines.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
South Africa have Windies on the mat after de Kock ton
St Lucia, June 12 (IANS) South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 141 to hand his team a strong first-innings lead on the second day of the first Test against West Indies who, with just six second-innings wickets remaining, are still 143 runs adrift and look set for an innings defeat.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
No excuse for the loss, made mistakes: Nadal
Paris, June 12 (IANS) World No. 3 Rafael Nadal, whose unbeaten streak at French Open spread over last six years was broken in Friday's semi-finals, said world No. 1 Novak Djokovic got used to cooler Paris conditions at night better even as he himself could not produce the top level tennis expected of him.
2021-06-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
The best and most beautiful match in Paris: Djokovic
Paris, June 12 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic called Friday's semi-final, in which he consigned 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal to only his third defeat in 108 matches at Roland Garros, the best and the most beautiful game he has played in Paris.
2021-06-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French Open: Djokovic shakes the order, beats Nadal to enter final
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Novak Djokovic dashed Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a record 21st Grand Slam title and his 14th French Open after the world No. 1 overcame the Spaniard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in a four-hour-22-minute semi-final that was replete with moments of brilliance as well as errors.
2021-06-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Swimming Australia says star's 'pervert' allegations very concerning
Canberra, June 11 (IANS) Swimming Australia (SA) said on Friday the allegations by star swimmer Maddie Groves were "very concerning" after she withdrew from the Olympic trials saying she wants to send a message to "all misogynistic perverts in sport."
2021-06-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Happy that Maria and I are putting Greece on tennis map: Tsitsipas
Paris, June 11 (IANS) After his nerve-wracking win over Germany's Alexander Zverev in French Open semi-finals on Friday, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece said that his dream always was to play on the big stage, and that he was happy to see compatriot Maria Sakkari doing so well at Roland Garros.
2021-06-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Pique says he'll retire if FC Barcelona wants him to leave
Madrid, June 11 (IANS) FC Barcelona's veteran central defender Gerard Pique said on Friday that he would hang up his boots and retire from football if the club wanted him to leave.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
French Open: Tsitsipas in first Slam final after Zverev slugfest (Ld)
Paris, June 11 (IANS) Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest man to make it to a Grand Slam title round since Briton Andy Murray at the 2010 Australian Open when the 22-year-old from Greece overcame a fighting Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 at the French Open on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
2nd Test: Young, Conway take New Zealand to strong position (Stumps)
Birmingham, June 11 (IANS) Two knocks of 80s, by Will Young and Devon Conway, led New Zealand's solid reply to England's first-innings' 303, and finished the second day of the second and final Test at 229 for three wickets here on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Poland Ranking Series: Vinesh clinches 53kg freestyle gold (Ld)
Warsaw, June 11 (IANS) Tokyo Olympic Games bound wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women's 53kg freestyle gold with an 8-0 win over Khrystyna Bereza of Ukraine at the Poland Ranking Series here on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
When Lara dug out his Akram-punctured 1992 WC shoe for charity
Lahore, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani great Wasim Akram took to twitter to rekindle memories of his team's 1992 World Cup league match against the West Indies when he sent West Indies batting legend Brian Lara retired hurt with a toe-crusher.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
French Open: Tsitsipas enters maiden Grand Slam final
Paris, June 11 (IANS) World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece entered his maiden Grand Slam singles final when he defeated Alexander Zverev of Germany from being 0-2 sets down in a semi-final match to clinch a nerve-wracking deciding set.
2021-06-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French Open women's doubles final: Barbora-Katerina vs Iga-Bethanie
Paris, June 11 (IANS) Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova could become the first woman since Mary Pierce of France in 2000 to clinch both the singles and doubles French Open titles after the 25-year-old advanced on Friday to the final with partner Katerina Siniakova .
2021-06-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Bangladesh's Shakib uproots stumps in a match, apologises
Dhaka, June 11 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh all-rounder and captain of the Mohammedan Sporting Club, on Friday lost his cool twice and kicked the stumps during a Dhaka Premier League match against Abahani Limited.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket