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Hamilton fears British GP crowd move is premature

Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday Formula One could be moving too fast with the decision to allow a capacity crowd at his home British Grand Prix next month. The sport announced earlier that hundreds of thousands of fans could attend the July 16-18 grand prix at Silverstone, with some 140,000 on race Sunday.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 pm
People will remember those players forever who make runs in Tests: Ganguly

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly feels if a player wants to be successful, he has to perform at the 'biggest stage' -- Test cricket. The former Indian skipper explained why Test is the ultimate format of the game and said people remember those players who make runs in the longest format of the game.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 pm
Three Denmark fans infected with Delta variant at Euro 2020 game

Three Denmark fans were infected with the Delta coronavirus variant while attending the Euro 2020 match against Belgium, Danish health authorities said Thursday, urging 4,000 spectators to get tested.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 pm
Wrist injury forces Dominic Thiem to pull out of Wimbledon

World number five Dominic Thiem has pulled out of Wimbledon due to a right wrist injury that will keep him out of action for several weeks, the 27-year-old said on Thursday. Thiem was forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday - the Austrian's first grasscourt event since a first-round defeat at Wimbledon two years ago.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 pm
Finnish midfielder Joni Kauko signs for ATK Mohun Bagan

Indian Super League side ATK Mohun Bagan on Thursday announced the signing of Finland midfielder Joni Kauko, days after his national team was eliminated from the ongoing European Championships. The addition will give the ISL side a big boost ahead of their AFC Cup group D campaign, starting in August.

24 Jun 2021 10:03 pm
'Finals are one-off games': Vaughan disagrees with Kohli's suggestion

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has quashed the idea floated by India captain Virat Kohli of having a best-of-three final to decide the winner of the World Test Championship (WTC).

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Injury pall hangs over wide open women's field at Wimbledon

Top-ranked Barty, who picks grass as her favourite surface despite winning her maiden major on Parisian clay in 2019, retired from her last two tournaments but more worryingly for the Australian those were due to different physical ailments.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
ISSF World Cup: Aishwary finishes 7th in men's 10m air rifle

India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar finished seventh in the men's final, while the country's women shooters failed to get past the qualifying round in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup on Thursday. The 20-year-old Aishwary, who finished with a score of 628 in the qualification round, shot a total of 143.9 before being eliminated from the final of the men's 10m air rifle event.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Pakistan drop Haider Ali from squad for PSL bubble breach

Pakistan have dropped Haider Ali from their tour of England and West Indies after the batsman and his Peshawar Zalmi teammate Umaid Asif broke COVID-19 protocols in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi, the cricket board said on Thursday.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Djokovic returns to Wimbledon with stranglehold on men's game

It is almost two years since Novak Djokovic left Roger Federer crestfallen by edging a momentous Wimbledon final but as the tournament prepares to return after last year's cancellation, the men's game remains in the Serb's stranglehold.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Marijne expects Indian women's hockey team to reach Tokyo quarters

Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne expects his wards to reach the quarterfinals of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and says anything less than that would be a big let down. The expectations in India are very high. If you are realistic, only two countries are lower ranked than us and that's Japan and South Africa. So, I don't know from where these expectations are based.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Archery WC: Atanu, Deepika enter mixed final together, assure medal for India

Star archery couple Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari assured India its first medal from the ongoing World Cup Stage 3 by entering the final of the mixed pair event with a comeback 5-3 win over Spain on Thursday.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Silverstone to have capacity crowd for British F1 Grand Prix

Silverstone will be allowed a capacity crowd for the July 18 British Formula One Grand Prix, a home race for Mercedes' seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the sport announced on Thursday.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Doing lot of explosive movements and agility stuff to stay sharp: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza might be in her 30s but the Indian tennis star is in no mood to stop as she gears up for her fourth Olympics. Sania will become the first female athlete to represent India at four Olympics when she features at the Tokyo Games, slated to get underway from July 23.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Better team won in the conditions: Shastri on New Zealand's WTC triumph

Big things don't come easy, said India coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday as he acknowledged that New Zealand were the better team in the World Test Championship final that his side lost after an especially poor batting performance. New Zealand won the game by eight wickets to deny another major title to Virat Kohli's team. India are yet to win an ICC title under skipper Kohli.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Murray named in Britain's tennis squad for Tokyo Olympics

Andy Murray can dream of a third successive Olympic tennis singles title after the former world number one was selected in the British team for the Tokyo Games. The 34-year-old Scot's career has been blighted by injury since beating Juan Martin del Potro in a memorable final in the 2016 Rio Games.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Fitness-wise we are no less than any European team, says Rani Rampal

Olympic champions are not created overnight and Indian women's hockey team has taken long strides in that direction by following a well-defined process, skipper Rani Rampal assured on Thursday and avowed that her balanced side is good enough to challenge the best during the Tokyo Games.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 pm
Bindra's legacy: Indian athletes now believe they can win Olympic gold

As part of a special conversation with, Bindra opened up about his memories of winning the gold medal in 2008, which became one of the biggest watershed moments in Indian sports and what the biggest legacy of his till date unparalleled achievement in India is and how he managed to get back on track in that final in 2008 after a disastrous start.

24 Jun 2021 5:37 pm
Best Test team should be decided over at least 3 games: Kohli

Echoing the views of head coach Ravi Shastri, India skipper Virat Kohli has said that the best Test team in the world should be decided by a best-of-three final and not a one-off game like it was in the inaugural edition.

24 Jun 2021 3:22 pm
Don't know reasons for not getting first-class games: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli said his team wanted to play first-class games to build up for the five-Test series against England in August but their request was turned down for reasons not known to him.

24 Jun 2021 2:11 pm
Euro 2020: Round of 16 line-up and schedule

The Euro 2020 group stage is over and the knockouts will begin on Saturday.

24 Jun 2021 2:11 pm
'Best ever': Hadlee hails New Zealand's Test world champions

New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets to be crowned the first-ever world Test champions in Southampton on Wednesday night, their first ever ICC title..

24 Jun 2021 1:09 pm
Buttler fires England to big win over SL in first T20I

A half-century by England's Jos Buttler and a quick-fire 36 by fellow opener Jason Roy helped the world's top-ranked Twenty20 team crushed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in their series opener in Cardiff on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2021 12:47 pm
'We know we don't always have stars': Williamson lauds team

New Zealand skipper Kane Wiilliamson on Wednesday said winning the World Test Championship title is a special achievement to be savoured by his team which relies on its and pieces to be competitive.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
Germany salvage late 2-2 draw to head for Euro last-16

A late Leon Goretzka goal salvaged a 2-2 draw for Germany against Hungary on Wednesday night, in a whip-saw contest that sets the Germans up for a June 29 Round-of-16 match against England at Wembley.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
WTC Final: Taylor, retiring BJ Watling rejoice in NZ's triumph

Winning the World Test Championship is the highlight of my career, gushed Ross Taylor, who thought New Zealand didn't really have a team to win a world title when he started his career with the side back in 2006.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
Wrestlers Ravi, Deepak's Tokyo preparations affected due to visa issues

India's Tokyo-bound wrestlers Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) have been spending anxious moments in Warsaw, waiting for their visas to arrive so that they can travel to Russia and start preparing for the Olympics alongside compatriot Bajrang Punia (65kg), who has been training in the foothills of Vladikavkaz since the first week of this month.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
Don't want Pant to lose his positivity and optimism: Kohli

After coming up short in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, India skipper Virat Kohli said that his side does not want wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to lose his positivity or his optimism about changing a match situation for India.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
WTC Final: Kohli defends team combination after defeat

Skipper Virat Kohli defended India's bowling combination for the World Test Championship (WTC) final, saying going in with a four-pronged pace attack was possible only with a fast-bowling all-rounder. New Zealand beat India by eight wickets.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
Daniil Medvedev ready to give his best at Wimbledon

There was a brightness about Daniil Medvedev, it matched the unmellow yellow of his shirt. The 25-year-old, a two-time major finalist, hasn't gone past the third round in three main draw outings at Wimbledon. His least successful Slam now.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
Kohli hints at overhaul of Test side after WTC final loss

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday indicated that he may bring in ight people with right mindset to perform in the Test side just like their white ball set-up, where they have multiple players ready to shoulder responsibility at the highest level.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
WTC Final: Team India fails the ultimate test

It was a tense, nervy affair throughout with the ball dominating, but the safe bats of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor eventually guided this golden generation of Kiwi cricketers past a paltry yet tricky target of 139 and to an 8-wicket win, the team's first ICC title since 2000, also against India in Nairobi.

24 Jun 2021 10:11 am
New Zealand beat India in World Test Championship final

New Zealand beat India in World Test Championship final

24 Jun 2021 8:00 am
Euro 2020: Portugal hold France to a 2-2 draw, qualify for last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo kept Portugal alive in Euro 2020 with two penalties to cancel out a brace from France's Karim Benzema in an enthralling 2-2 draw that sent both sides into the last 16 in a breathless conclusion to Group F on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 am
Euro 2020: Ronaldo scores 109th international goal to equal record

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 109th goal for Portugal in Wednesday's Euro 2020 game against France to equal former Iran striker Ali Daei's all-time international record. The 36-year-old Ronaldo, the leading scorer in European Championship history, converted his second penalty of the game in Budapest to match the record in his 178th international appearance.

24 Jun 2021 6:11 am
UEFA EURO Points Table

UEFA EURO runs from June 11 to July 11, 2021, with 11 host cities staging the 51 fixtures and a total of 24 countries will vie for the coveted trophy. It is the 16th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial football championship of Europe organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

24 Jun 2021 2:10 am
Euro: Sweden take top spot after thrilling 3-2 win over Poland

Sweden topped Group E and sent Poland home from the European Championship on Wednesday with a stoppage time winner to make it 3-2 in one of the tournament's most exciting games.

24 Jun 2021 2:10 am
Spain crush Slovakia 5-0 to set up Euro last-16 date with Croatia

Spain crushed a hapless Slovakia 5-0 in their first Euro 2020 win on Wednesday, setting up a last-16 clash against Croatia, after being set on their way by a calamitous own-goal from keeper Martin Dubravka.

24 Jun 2021 2:10 am
There was a lot of pressure, it was nice to be standing up to it: Ross Taylor

After clinching the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC), New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Wednesday said that there was a lot of pressure on his side in the final against India, adding that it was nice to see guys stepping up and take the opportunity.

24 Jun 2021 2:10 am
Deepika enters semifinals of Archery World Cup Stage 3

Deepika Kumari was on way to a podium finish as she entered the women's recurve semifinals of the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2021 2:08 am
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches India's Olympic theme song

India's Official Olympic Theme Song was launched on Wednesday ahead of the Summer Games in July-August. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was the chief guest at the event. The event was organised by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and attended by its president, secretary general, deputy chef de mission, sports secretary and DG Sports Authority of India (SAI).

23 Jun 2021 10:10 pm
Martin Kaymer pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over Covid concerns

Newly-appointed European Ryder Cup co-captain Martin Kaymer has pulled out of competing for a golf medal at the Tokyo Olympics, citing the complicated circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everything is so difficult. There is no team spirit. It will just be like a really normal tournament this time, said Kaymer, who will play at the BMW International Open in Munich from Thursday.

23 Jun 2021 10:10 pm
Watling returns to keep in last Test despite dislocated ring finger

New Zealand wicketkeeper B J Watling returned to the field despite dislocating his right ring finger during the morning session of the World Test Championship Final against India, displaying the grit and courage he is known for in his farewell game. Watling had fittingly led the New Zealand team into the ground on the reserve day of the title clash.

23 Jun 2021 10:10 pm
Tokyo Olympics: 'Any decision affecting Indian athletes not acceptable'

The Sports Minister's remarks came as new regulations were put in place by the Japanese government pertaining to entry conditions to Japan affecting 11 countries, including India, ahead of the Games.

23 Jun 2021 6:10 pm
No booze, no autographs: Tokyo 2020 sets fan rules with a month to go

No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday as they marked one month until the opening ceremony.

23 Jun 2021 6:10 pm
Japanese MotoGP cancelled due to Covid, Americas GP in October

The Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to travel complications and logistical restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Grand Prix of the Americas to be held in Austin from Oct. 1-3 instead, MotoGP organisers said on Wednesday.

23 Jun 2021 6:10 pm