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Coronavirus: Wimbledon cancelled 

Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, with All England Club chiefs making the tough decision at an emergency board meeting.  The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to many sporting events, and The Championships are the next to fall. It was considered impossible for the tournament to be moved […]

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Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021 

The Tokyo Olympics which was scheduled to be held from July 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to a date no later than summer 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organisers said. The accelerating Covid-19 crisis has forced the Olympics to be postponed for the 1st time in its 124-year modern history. “In […]

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Major sporting events cancelled or postponed due to Covid 19 

Coronovirus has shocked the world, and sports persons are no exception. While many sports events have been postponed, few committees have taken a bold decision to cancel few tournaments altogether. However, the fate of this year’s biggest sport event, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games, is still not decided. The Japanese Olympic committee wants to go ahead […]

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Sharath Kamal wins Oman Open 

Indian paddler Sharath Kamal gave a sensational performance to clinch the 2020 ITTF Challenger Plus Oman Open men’s singles title. The seasoned campaigner was down by a game but recovered well to outclass top seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 in the final. With Oman Open crown, the 37-year-old also […]

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T20 World Cup: India fails to claim the trophy, Australia win 

Unbeaten till the finals, India lost the T20 World Cup to defending champions Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground.  Alyssa Healy smashed a quick-fire 75 and Beth Mooney hit an unbeaten 78 as the defending champions plundered an ominous 184/4 — the highest score ever in a Women’s T20 World Cup final. In reply, the Harmanpreet […]

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PV Sindhu is Indian Sportswoman of the Year 

PV Sindhu won the inaugural BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award following a public vote. The shortlist of five contenders also consisted of sprinter Dutee Chand, boxer Mary Kom, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-badminton player Manasi Joshi. In 2019, Sindhu became the first Indian to win badminton World Championship gold in Basel, Switzerland. She […]

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Satish Kumar qualifies for Olympics, and it’s huge! 

Satish Kumar has become the first super heavyweight (+91kg) Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games. Kumar is an Asian Games bronze-medallist (2014), a Commonwealth Games silver-winner (2018) and a two-time bronze-winner at the Asian Championships (2015 and 2019). He qualified for his maiden Olympics — in Tokyo later this year — by making […]

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Badminton: Who’s Lakshya Sen? 

On a day when the stalwarts failed, one teenager proved his worth. Teenager Lakshya Sen impressed on his All England Open debut as the Indian shuttler defeated World No. 18 Lee Cheuk Yiu of Chinese Taipei to progress to the 2nd round in Birmingham. Lakshya Sen, ranked 29, beat Lee in 3 games in a […]

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NBA suspends season, Olympics not sure 

The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being. […]

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Man City wins League Cup 

Manchester City continued their imperious stranglehold over the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the final as goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri secured the trophy for a third straight season.  City, who have now won the competition in five of the last seven campaigns, dominated much of the Wembley clash […]