Rose clings to 1-shot Masters lead as Spieth, Thomas lurk

Augusta: Justin Rose apparently didn’t get the memo that Augusta National was a little more forgiving Friday in the Masters. The consolation was still having the lead, but just barely. Rose…

Indian men’s hockey team starts on a winning note, beats Argentina 4-3

NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s hockey team made a positive start to its tour of Argentina, beating the reigning Olympic champions 4-3 in the first practice match here. Nilakanta Sharma…

At the Masters, Bubba Watson enjoys standard Augusta fare

Augusta (US): Bubba Watson has a fancy dinner to attend Tuesday night. It’s the Masters Club Dinner, otherwise known as the Champions dinner. Dustin Johnson has chosen an elegant menu,…

North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics

Seoul: North Korea said it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. A website run by the North’s sports ministry said the decision was made during…

Augusta National now a 10-day celebration at home of Masters

Augusta (US): A stream of people young and older walked on a path along the driving range at Augusta National, most of them carrying bags from the golf shop, some of…

Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

Tokyo: The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23. The relay…

Branden Grace closes eagle-birdie to win Puerto Rico Open

Rio Grande (Puerto Rico): Branden Grace closed eagle-birdie to win the Puerto Rico Open, an emotional triumph following his father’s January death after a month-long fight with the coronavirus. Grace holed…

Rural governor talks of canceling local Olympic torch relay

Tokyo: A governor in a western Japanese prefecture is talking about canceling torch relay events in his area ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Wednesday that…

Santi Mina nets 2 as Celta beats Elche 3-1 in La Liga

Madrid: Striker Santi Mina scored twice as Celta Vigo showed off its talented attack in beating Elche 3-1 in the Spanish league. Celta’s first win in seven rounds on Friday lifted…

Tokyo Olympics: Mori to leave but gender issue remains

Tokyo: Yoshiro Mori was expected to resign Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following sexist comments implying women talk too much. Mori’s departure at an executive board…

Tokyo Olympics chief Mori to step down over sexist remarks: Report

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organising committee head Yoshiro Mori will resign over his remarks about women talking too much, which were branded “sexist” at home and abroad, sources familiar…

We should be mentally prepared for several challenges on way to Olympics: Manpreet

New Delhi: Keeping the fast-evolving COVID-19 situation in mind, Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh says his side will need to be “mentally prepared” for the several obstacles it might…

Indian men to finish 2020 in 4th position, women in 9th spot in FIH rankings

Lausanne (Switzerland): The Indian men and women hockey teams will finish 2020 in fourth and ninth positions, respectively, after a major part of the year was disrupted by the COVID-19…

Top-ranked Jin Young Ko takes lead in LPGA Tour finale

Naples (US): Top-ranked Jin Young Ko took the lead into the weekend in the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship, putting herself in a position to win the season money…

Amandeep maintains slender lead in 9th leg of Hero WPGT

Gurugram: Amandeep Drall carded an even-par to take sole lead at the end of the second day in the 9th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour here on…

Wimbledon champ, Tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo dead at 84

Santa Monica (US): Alex Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died.…

Abdul-Jabbar reveals past prostate cancer diagnosis in essay

New York: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar revealed he had prostate cancer in a magazine article he wrote about health risks faced by Blacks. Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s career scoring leader, provided no other details…

Boxing federation elections postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The Boxing Federation of India elections, which were to be conducted at its December 18 Annual General Meeting, have been postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AGM was…

Rijiju steps in to resolve issue after chess player Narayanan asked to pay custom on gold medal

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that Indian chess player Srinath Narayanan will get a refund after he was asked to pay customs duty on the gold…

Olympic rings back in Tokyo Bay; a sign of hope in pandemic

Tokyo: The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay. They were removed for maintenance four months ago shortly after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the…