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Wrestlers miss out in Almaty, coach still on the way from Delhi

When India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers were fighting for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics, their coach, Georgian Temo Kazarashvili, was still on a flight from Delhi to Almaty, where the Asian qualifiers began on Friday. Kazarashvili was expected to reach Almaty around midnight Saturday, several hours after his wards were already knocked out of the tournament. […]

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Japan to raise COVID-19 steps in Tokyo, three months ahead of Olympics

Japan is set to strengthen anti-virus measures in Tokyo on Friday to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant just three months before the Olympics begin in the capital where most people are not yet vaccinated. Experts on a government panel gave preliminary approval to the emergency measures that would include binding […]

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‘Being Serena’: A superwoman’s tale of embracing weakness off the tennis court

Four years ago, in the shade of the grand Melbourne Park, Serena Williams achieved a near-impossible feat — she won a major by defeating her own elder sister, while not overexerting her eight-weeks-pregnant body. But what followed after is a remarkable story of sheer determination and superhuman strength. “Being Serena”, a five-part documentary series streaming […]

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Tiger Woods may have hit accelerator instead of brake in high-speed crash

Tiger Woods was traveling more than 40 miles per hour above the speed limit when he lost control of his car, causing the accident that severely injured him in February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday. Heading down a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in the Rolling Hills Estates community in Los […]

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Highlights: Pakistan beat South Africa in opening ODI with last ball triumph

An imposing century from skipper Babar Azam spurred Pakistan to snatch a last-ball, three-wicket win over South Africa in the first one dayer of a three-match series on Friday. Babar scored 103 off 104 balls to lay the foundation for his side’s success at the Centurion as Pakistan scored 274-7 in reply to South Africa’s […]

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Let’s not schedule international matches when cricket’s biggest show unfolds: Kevin Pietersen on IPL

The cricket Boards should realise that IPL is the “the biggest show in town” and no international game should be scheduled during the course of the T20 event, former England captain Kevin Pietersen opined on Friday. Some of the English players are reportedly in a dilemma about their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) […]

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PV Sindhu needs to give more attention to recovery between matches to win Tokyo medal: Vimal Kumar

World champion P V Sindhu remains India’s best Olympic medal prospect but she has to give more attention to her recovery process between matches to achieve the feat at the Tokyo Games, believes former India badminton coach Vimal Kumar. Sindhu didn’t have a good outing in the three events in Thailand in January and even […]

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Youngsters showed in Australia that transition will be smooth when we retire: Shami

Senior India pacer Mohammad Shami says the performance of the team’s “net” bowlers in the historic triumph in Australia has shown that the transition will be smooth when the current attack walks into the sunset. The pace quartet of Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav, arguably India’s best ever, has been instrumental in […]