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Saturday, May 08, 2021


Vaulting from Midnapore to Tokyo: Pranati Nayak

May 8, 2021 10:15:57 pm

As an 8-year-old, gymnast Pranati Nayak was rejected by a coach for being too thin. Now she is leaving nothing to chance ahead of her maiden Olympics, including training her palate for Japanese food.

Covid-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former hockey coach MK Kaushik dead

May 8, 2021 8:32:31 pm

MK Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home.

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Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company on marathon tour

May 8, 2021 8:07:10 pm

The BCCI is still carrying out negotiations regarding the duration of 10 days of soft quarantine (training allowed) for players after reaching the UK where they will be based for three and half months.

Making Pakistan debut after 18-year wait, Tabish Khan takes wicket in first over

May 8, 2021 7:22:58 pm

Tabish Khan became the oldest Test cricketer to take a wicket in his first over in the last 70 years.

India’s Greco Roman wrestlers bite dust at World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia

May 8, 2021 6:51:57 pm

Overall, India will field its biggest ever contingent of eight wrestlers at the Tokyo Games -- four men's free style wrestlers and as many women wrestlers.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus cling onto Super League, denounce UEFA

May 8, 2021 5:22:08 pm

The other nine clubs who formed the ill-fated Super League three weeks ago accepted a settlement on Friday to be fined by UEFA and stay within the open Champions League structure.

Croatia is safer than India currently for individual training: Anjum Moudgil

May 8, 2021 5:14:47 pm

The Olympic-bound 15-member Indian team will depart for Zagreb on May 11 for a training-cum-competition tour and then they will directly fly to Tokyo for the Olympics, which opens on July 23.

Luis Suarez’s X-factor has turned around Atletico’s fortune: Dalima Chhibber

May 8, 2021 5:00:46 pm

When asked about her opinion about the best coach from the top-four teams in La Liga, Dalima Chhibber picked Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.

Postponed IPL 2021 should be held in UK in September: Kevin Pietersen

May 8, 2021 4:32:11 pm

Kevin Pietersen feels moving the IPL to UK would be the best decision as there is a window in September just after England host India in a five-match Test series that concludes on September 14.

Rishabh Pant makes donation to help provide oxygen cylinders, COVID-relief kits

May 8, 2021 4:13:04 pm

Apart from Rishabh Pant, several other cricketers — Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Pat Cummins etc — have already joined India's fight against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prasidh Krishna 4th player from KKR camp to test positive for coronavirus

May 8, 2021 3:18:33 pm

The 25-year-old Krishna, who was named in the Indian squad for the England tour as a stand-by on Friday, is the fourth KKR player to have contracted the dreaded virus.

Wolves’ Raul Jimenez to see specialist to decide return from head injury

May 8, 2021 1:54:17 pm

Raul Jimenez was taken to hospital after a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz during a Premier League match in November. He resumed training for Wolves in February.

UEFA Champions League final can wait, Pep Guardiola’s eyes fixed on English title

May 8, 2021 12:30:44 pm

While Manchester City is set to cruise to the Premier League title, Thomas Tuchel's arrival at Chelsea has seen the London club emerge as potentially the biggest threat to City's dominance.

Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in Madrid Open quarters

May 8, 2021 12:00:17 pm

Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov went down 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 against Germany's Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz to crash out of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

Madrid Open loss a step backward ahead of French Open: Rafael Nadal

May 8, 2021 11:21:51 am

Rafael Nadal's quarterfinal loss to Alexander Zverev at the Madrid Open on Friday came as an unexpected setback in a week in which the king of clay said he was feeling good about his game.

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Moscow Olympic gold medallist hockey player Ravinder Pal Singh succumbs to COVID

May 8, 2021 11:18:05 am

Ravinder Pal Singh, who also played at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, did not get married and is survived by a niece, Pragya Yadav.

England could host UEFA Champions League final due to new Turkey travel curbs

May 8, 2021 10:58:56 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has already prevented Istanbul from staging last year's UEFA Champions League final with the contest moved to Lisbon to be played in an empty stadium.

Real, Barcelona, Juventus face sanctions as Super League defectors sign UEFA deal

May 8, 2021 10:36:42 am

UEFA said on Friday the nine clubs who backed out of the plan had signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’ including a series of "reintegration" steps.

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NZ’s Tim Seifert tests positive for COVID-19, will receive treatment in Chennai

May 8, 2021 10:11:58 am

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White said Seifert had returned seven negative tests in the 10 days leading up to his pre-departure protocols, and was confident he would be receiving the best of care from his franchise.

Kami Rita, Mount Everest, Mountain climbing

Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time

May 8, 2021 9:46:42 am

Rita, 51, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since then. He is one of many Sherpa guides whose expertise and skills are vital to the safety and success of the hundreds of climbers who head to Nepal each year seeking to stand on top of the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) mountain.

EPL, Leicester City vs Newcastle United

Newcastle close to EPL safety after stunning Leicester 4-2

May 8, 2021 9:25:26 am

Leicester struggled badly after losing Jonny Evans in the warm-up and remain third but opened the door for Chelsea and West Ham in the race to finish in the top four.

Literally fighting on one leg, wrestler Sumit Malik books Tokyo spot

May 8, 2021 2:10:20 pm

Sumit Malik is the fourth Indian male wrestler, after Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya, to confirm an Olympic spot.

Gujarat’s Arzan Nagwaswalla rewarded for exploits in domestic cricket

May 8, 2021 2:10:06 pm

There is a bit of Zaheer Khan in the way Nagwaswalla loads up and it comes as no surprise that Khan was his idol. Nagwaswalla met the former India pacer one day in the Mumbai Indians net.

India squad for WTC final

Form over potential: India squad for WTC final, England Tests announced

May 8, 2021 2:09:50 pm

To scale the twin peaks of clinching the World Test Championship and winning a series in England, India’s selectors have broken away from the much-trodden horses-for-courses path as well as their fixation with seam-bowling all-rounders and wrist spinners.

Sushil Kumar’s father-in-law, Satpal Singh, questioned

May 8, 2021 8:36:15 am

On Tuesday, Sagar Rana, who had competed in the 97-kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups.