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2nd T20I: Depleted India lose to Sri Lanka by four wickets
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A depleted India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here on Wednesday night. India had made 132/5 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka, riding on Dhananjaya de Silva's 40 off 34 balls, won with two balls to spare.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Slovenian wins men's cycling time trial gold
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won gold in the cycling road men's individual time trial at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: World No.1 shuttler, local favourite Momota ousted
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) World No.1 shuttler Kento Momota was on Wednesday unexpectedly knocked out of men's singles competition after losing to South Korea's world No.38 Heo Kwang-hee 2-0 in a group stage tie of the Olympic Games here.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
All eyes on Sindhu, men's hockey team and Sarnobat-Bhaker on July 29
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Thursday, July 29.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
2nd T20: Sri Lanka restrict under-strength India to 132/5
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A below-strength India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, could muster 132 for five wickets in the allotted 20 overs of the second T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday night.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
21st century born Padikkal's finds 'feat' on debut
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal, who became the first player born in the 21st century to play international men's cricket for India, scored 29 off 23 balls on his debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20 vs SL: India forced to field reserves after players isolated
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) The Indian team was on Wednesday forced to field only four specialist batsmen as well as a wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka after Covid-stricken Krunal Pandya and eight of his close contacts were left out of the squad.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Gurpreet backs Bengaluru FC to bounce back in ISL
Bengaluru July 28 (IANS) India and Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is confident that the 2018/19 Indian Super League (ISL) champions will be back with a bang in the upcoming edition after a seventh-place finish in the 2020/21 season -- the first instance they didn't make the semifinals since joining the league in 2017/18.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Boxer Pooja Rani enters quarterfinals in Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals in the women's middle-weight category (69-75 kg) after beating Ichrak Chaib of Algeria 5-0.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics tennis match timings changed due to heat: ITF
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that the tennis fixtures at the Ariake Tennis Park in the Tokyo Olympics will start at 3pm Japan Standard Time from Thursday. The decision was taken after requests from players who had struggled to play in hot and humid conditions.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
ICC T20 rankings: Bhuvneshwar moves up to 16th spot
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) After his Player-of-the-Match performance in the first T20 against Sri Lanka on Sunday, India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar moved up four slots to 16th in the latest weekly men's International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Resurgent Indian hockey team aims to get past Olympic champs Argentina
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Having registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Spain, the Indian men's hockey team will look to keep the momentum going when they take on defending Olympic champions Argentina in their fourth match of the Tokyo Olympics at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Jr National Boxing: Khelo India champion Mahi Raghav enters quarters
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Haryana boxer Mahi Raghav made a fine start to her campaign at the 4th Junior Girls' National Boxing Championships as she progressed to the quarterfinals after defeating Delhi's Gargi Tomar on Day 2 at the Delhi Public School in Sonipat on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Deepika Kumari moves to Round of 16 with a close win
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Indian archer Deepika Kumari registered a close win to move into the Round of 16 in the women's individual archery competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Will keep working hard to improve technical aspects: Bhavani Devi
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian fencer CA Bhavani Devi has said that the important lesson which she learnt from the Tokyo Olympics was to keep the hard work going.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Elina, Marketa and Belinda secure semifinal berths at Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) World No. 6 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine -- the highest-ranked player left in the Tokyo Olympic Games draw after Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka made early exits -- overcame Camila Giorgi of Italy, 6-4, 6-4, to book a semifinal spot on Wednesday and guarantee herself an opportunity to play for a medal.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Cricket-focused platform Criconet introduces live, interactive e-coaching
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Online sports tech platform Criconet on Wednesday introduced live, interactive and personalised e-coaching services for aspiring cricketers across the country.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Sports,Education
Oz Ariarne Titmus hailed as icon after 200m freestyle gold in Tokyo
Canberra, July 28 (IANS) Ariarne Titmus has cemented herself as one of Australia's greatest Olympians with a gold medal in the 200m freestyle and a second victory over the reigning champion Katie Ledecky of the US at Tokyo 2020.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports
Spotlight on Rahi & Manu to salvage Indian shooters' battered image at Olympics
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker will look to salvage India's bruised and battered reputation at the Tokyo Olympic Games when they compete in the 25m pistol event at the Asaka range on Thursday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Ashwin differs from Gavaskar, calls The Hundred outstanding
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian Test team off-spinner R Ashwin has hit out at critics of The Hundred tournament that is gaining popularity in England. The 100-ball format, which is in its inaugural edition, has attracted crowds as well as record viewership for this year's cricket in England. Its critics include former India captain and opener Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kathleen Ledecky wins gold as women's 1500m freestyle makes Olympic debut
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) After the ups and downs in the hours leading up to the event, Kathleen Ledecky of the United States became the first Olympic gold medallist in the women's 1500m freestyle after winning in a time of 15:37.34 here on Wednesday morning.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Smoking gun: Allegations fly as coach Ronak gets trolled over Manu's pistol malfunction
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Manu Bhakar's gun malfunction during her 10m air pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics is fast becoming a big talking point on social media with allegations flying thick and fast and pistol coach Ronak Pandit getting trolled, even as the 15-member strong Indian contingent continues to fire blanks at the quadrennial showpiece.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Sindhu makes it to knockout round with win over Hong Kong's Cheung
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver-medallist in badminton, India's PV Sindhu entered the women's singles Round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, overcoming world No. 34 Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong 21-9, 21-16 in her final Group J tie.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Indian scullers finish sixth and last in semifinals
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) India's woes at the Tokyo Olympic Games continued with the men's lightweight double sculls rowing team of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh falling short of making the medals round at the Sea Forest Waterway, finishing sixth and last in the semifinals on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Starc the best death-overs bowler in the world: Aussie coach Langer
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 28 (IANS) Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer said a day after his team's victory against the West Indies in the One-day International series that pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was the best death-overs bowler in the world and that he was a "great asset to the team".
2021-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Not planning to retire anytime soon: Paddler Sharath Kamal
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) India's top table tennis player, 38-year-old Achanta Sharath Kamal has said that he will take a "lot of positives" from his defeat against China's former world No. 1 and three-time world champion Ma Long in the third round at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Dutch rowers set world best time to win men's quadruple sculls
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The Netherlands set a world best time of five minutes and 32.03 seconds to claim the men's quadruple sculls gold here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ex-England pacer Hendrick, who shook India in 1974, no more
London, July 27 (IANS) Former England pace bowler Mike Hendrick, who took 26 of his 87 Test wickets against India during the 1974 and 1979 series and held the world record for most Test wickets without a five-wicket haul, died on Tuesday. He was 72.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Smriti's unbeaten 61 helps Southern Brave win
Cardiff, July 27 (IANS) Indian opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana hammered an unbeaten 61 off 39 balls (5x4s, 3x6s) to power Southern Brave Women to an eight-wicket win over Welsh Fire Women in The Hundred here at the Sophia Gardens on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tokyo Insights: Time we celebrate the likes of Rankireddy-Shetty, Kamal
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Is winning a medal the only yardstick for success at the Olympic Games? This debate is set to rear its head again as Indian athletes failed to win a medal on Tuesday, the fourth day of full competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Indian Test team uses innovative method to practice catching
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 27 (IANS) Some of the top fielding sides in world cricket like New Zealand, Australia and South Africa play rugby as warm-up. The Indian team in England took it a step further on Tuesday and improvised the rugby warm-up using the cricket ball.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Japanese duo, Boll ousted from men's singles table tennis
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Local favorites Tomokazu Harimoto and Koki Niwa, as well as six-time Olympian Timo Boll of Germany, failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games table tennis men's singles event with defeats here on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Kohli, Rahane back to training on centre wicket after missing warm-up
Durham, July 27 (IANS) Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who missed the tourists' lone warm-up match against County Select XI due to niggles last week, were back to practice and geared up for the Test series beginning on August 4, with a practice session in the centre wicket.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics roundup: Indian shooters' reputation in tatters after another forgettable day
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Indian shooters continued to fire blanks at the Tokyo Olympics even as shrill voices continued to grow on social media, calling for accountability, and the national shooting federation president, Raninder Singh, saying that the coaching and support staff of the national squad would be overhauled after the Games.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chanu returns to Manipur after Oly glory, receives rousing welcome
Imphal, July 27 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu was accorded a hero's welcome on her return to Manipur on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Manipur,Sports
Pollard hits out at poor pitches after ODI series loss to Australia
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has hit out at the quality of pitches laid for the ongoing ODI series against Australia after the Caribbean side lost the series 2-1 here.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Olympics gymnastics: Simone withdraws from team final, USA finishes 2nd
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) American Simone Biles, the biggest name in world of gymnastics, was withdrawn from the team event final following an error on vault which led to a low score and mental health issues.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: All Swiss podium in women's cross country mountain bike
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Finding gold, silver and bronze medal winners from one country in the same event is tough nowadays after sports like table tennis put a cap on the number of players from a country in a single event to stop dominance of countries like China.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
China clinches 6th straight Olympic gold in women's synchronised 10m platform
TOKYO, July 27 (IANS) Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi stormed to a resounding victory in the women's synchronised 10m platform at Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday, extending China's perfect record in the event since the 2000 Olympics.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Naomi bows out as Garbine, Paula & Belinda advance (Ld)
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka's bid for a gold medal in her home country ended quickly on Tuesday with the world No. 2 being ousted by Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Tokyo Olympic Games here.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Hyderabad FC sign Spanish defender Gonzalez for upcoming season
Hyderabad, July 27 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC have signed 34-year-old Spanish defender Juan Antonio Gonzalez on a one-year deal, the club has announced.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Olympics: Siblings in rivalry, the Hayward brothers from Australia, New Zealand
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Brothers have played together at the Olympics from the days of Dhyan Chand and Roop Singh, who represented India in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
ZEE5 brings 'Break Point' genre-breaking show featuring Leander Peas, Mahesh Bhupathi (Ld)
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) One of the top OTT players, ZEE5 continues to produce engaging and high-impact content. Adding to their list of marquee shows is 'Break Point'.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, 2nd T20I postponed
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Tuesday night has been postponed by a day after Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan aim to fine-tune side before T20 WC with series vs West Indies
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) The four-match T20I series between West Indies and Pakistan will begin at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday with the tourists aiming to dominate the home team and fine-tune their squad ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman later this year.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese pair takes air rifle mixed gold, Indians nowhere in contention
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) The Chinese pair of Yang Qian and Yang Haoran defeated the United States' Mary Carolynn Tucker and Lucas Kozeniesky 17-13 in the 10m air rifle mixed team event final at the Asaka Shooting Range, even as two top Indian pairs -- and medal hopefuls -- bowed out tamely in the first round of qualification.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid watch: Spain's men's cycling team coach tests Covid+ one day before time trial
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Pascual Momparler, the coach of Spain's men's cycling road race team, has had to go into quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Sex ban at Olympics is a big laughing stock for me: Ex-German athlete
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) While the Tokyo Olympics organisers might be going all out to give an "anti-sex" push to the quadrennial showpiece because of fear of the spread of the Covid-19 virus due to intimate contact, a former German long jumper has said that it's hard to stop athletes from doing what they want to do.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Positive signs of progress in women's hockey team: Coach Marijne
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's Dutch coach Sjoerd Marijne said on Tuesday that he had noted "positive signs of progress" in India's performance against Germany, and the team was focused on playing a much improved game against Great Britain next at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Zee5 brings 'Break Point' genre-breaking show featuring Leander Peas, Mahesh Bhupathi
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) One of the top OTT players, ZEE5 continues to produce engaging and high-impact content. Adding to their list of marquee shows is 'Break Point'.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports