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Australian Open: Nadal begins quest for 21st Grand Slam with easy opening-round win

Australian Open: Nadal begins quest for 21st Grand Slam with easy opening-round win

17-01-2022 comments

Melbourne (IANS) Spanish tennis stalwart Rafael Nadal began his quest for a 21st Grand Slam -- and his second Australian Open title in 13 years -- dismissing world No. 66 Marcos Giron of the US 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round at Melbourne…

Madison Keys returns to winning circle with Adelaide triumph

Madison Keys returns to winning circle with Adelaide triumph

15-01-2022 comments

Adelaide (IANS) American tennis player Madison Keys capped a resurgent week at the Adelaide International 2, cruising past compatriot Alison Riske, 6-1, 6-2, to win her sixth career WTA singles title here on Saturday.

The 26-year-old former…

Virat Kohli steps down as Test captain of India, day after losing series against South Africa

Virat Kohli steps down as Test captain of India, day after losing series against South Africa

15-01-2022 comments

New Delhi (IANS) A day after India lost the series 1-2 to South Africa with a seven-wicket defeat at Cape Town, Virat Kohli has stepped down as the Test captain.

Kohli, who first captained India at the Adelaide Test in 2014 against Australia,…

Savita to lead women's team in Asia Cup hockey

Savita to lead women's team in Asia Cup hockey

12-01-2022 comments

New Delhi (IANS) Experienced goalkeeper Savita will lead the Indian women's hockey team in regular skipper Rani Rampal's absence, while Deep Grace Ekka will be the vice-captain for the Women's Hockey Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Muscat…

India Open 2022: Saina Nehwal starts campaign on winning note; Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy advance to second round

India Open 2022: Saina Nehwal starts campaign on winning note; Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy advance to second round

12-01-2022 comments

New Delhi (IANS) Former champion Saina Nehwal, men's singles contender HS Prannoy, World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen and Malvika Bansod registered convincing victories in their respective matches to reach the second round of the…

Hockey India appoints two new scientific advisors; analytical coach for women's team

Hockey India appoints two new scientific advisors; analytical coach for women's team

10-01-2022 comments

New Delhi (IANS) With an aim to build on their historic Tokyo Olympics campaign, Hockey India on Monday announced the appointment of new analytical coach for the women's team and scientific advisors for both senior men and women's teams.

Younger squad makes the rest more responsible, says Dalima Chhiibber

Younger squad makes the rest more responsible, says Dalima Chhiibber

09-01-2022 comments

New Delhi (IANS) The Indian women's football team has moved forward together, with an influx of youngsters coming in from the U-17 and the U-19 sides in recent years. Those that have come in from the junior teams of the yesteryears -- like wing-back…

Melbourne Summer Set: Halep books final berth; injured Osaka pulls out

Melbourne Summer Set: Halep books final berth; injured Osaka pulls out

08-01-2022 comments

Melbourne (IANS) Former world No.1 Simona Halep of Romania booked a spot in the Melbourne Summer Set 1 final with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen here on Saturday.

Halep will face Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in the…

Paralympics bronze medallist Sharad kicks off

Paralympics bronze medallist Sharad kicks off "Meet the Champions" initiative in Kerala

07-01-2022 comments

Trivandrum (IANS) Tokyo Paralympics bronze medallist Sharad Kumar on Friday kicked off Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Meet the Champions' initiative by visiting Kerala's Cotton Hill Government Girls Higher Secondary School, here.

ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC eye win against unpredictable NorthEast United

ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC eye win against unpredictable NorthEast United

05-01-2022 comments

Goa (IANS) Jamshedpur FC will eye a win when they take on unpredictable NorthEast United FC in the Hero Indian Super League match at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, here on Thursday.

Sitting sixth in the points table, Jamshedpur can move…

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