NBA shut down, fans shut out as coronavirus hits US sport

Los Angeles: Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears, with the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19. The…

Aeroflot Open: Indian GMs Adhiban, Sethuraman open with victories

Moscow: Indian Grand Masters B Adhiban and S P Sethuraman were among the winners in the opening round games of ‘A’ Group at the Aeroflot Open chess tournament here. Top…

Focus on fitness going into Olympics: Marijne

New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne has earmarked “fitness” as a key area going into the Tokyo Olympics and said the upcoming training camp will…

‘Bad mistakes’ cost Woods in second round at Riviera

Los Angeles: Tiger Woods’s hopes of a record-setting 83rd US PGA Tour victory at the Genesis Invitational dwindled Friday with a disappointing two-over par 73 at Riviera Country Club. Already…

Euro 2020 sponsors less than green

Moscow: With sponsorship from carmaker Volkswagen and Azerbaijan’s state-run oil company SOCAR, Euro 2020 proves UEFA’s willingness to do business with companies whose environmental records are often less than exemplary.…

Upsets roll as Muguruza, Kenin reach Australian Open final

Melbourne: Unseeded Garbine Muguruza fought back from behind in both sets to defeat racquet-smashing fourth seed Simona Halep on Thursday and set up an Australian Open final with surprise-package Sofia…

Sandgren wins ‘war’ against Fognini to make Open last eight

Melbourne: Tennys Sandgren won a “war” against 12th seed Fabio Fognini over four intense sets to roar into his second Australian Open quarter-final in three years Sunday. The American proved…

Nadal, Halep roll on as shocks rattle Australian Open

Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep dodged an exodus of seeded players as the shocks kept rolling at the Australian Open on Saturday. A day…

Prajnesh secures direct entry into Tata Open Maharashtra

Pune: India’s top singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran will lead the home challenge at the Tata open Maharashtra after securing a direct entry into the men’s singles main draw following the…

Sports Ministry to hire around 1500 coaches to fill up vacancies: Rijiju

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said the government has decided to recruit around 1500 coaches to fill up existing vacancies and ensured full support to the country’s…

Serena ‘concerned’ over Australian Open pollution after past lung problems

Melbourne: Serena Williams voiced concern over pollution from bushfire smoke at the Australian Open on Monday, saying that lung problems in the past could make her more vulnerable. The 38-year-old…

Djokovic pulls out of Adelaide International

Adelaide: Novak Djokovic on Saturday pulled out of the upcoming Adelaide International in a big blow to the new tournament.

We can beat India in U-19 World Cup: Pakistan head coach

Karachi: Former Pakistan batsman and current U-19 head coach Ejaz Ahmed feels that his side can beat defending champions and arch-rivals India in the forthcoming ICC Youth World Cup beginning in South Africa on January 17.

Serena drops set before reaching Auckland quarters

Auckland: Serena Williams rallied from a set down to beat journeywoman Christina McHale at the WTA Auckland Classic on Thursday, but said it was just the workout she needed.

Japan looking at U-19 WC as a learning experience

Dubai: Debutants Japan don't have any high expectations from the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup and are only looking at the event as a learning experience, said Japan Cricket's Head of Operations Alan Curr.

India’s Magesh Chandran wins Hastings International chess title

Chennai: India's P Magesh Chandran remained unbeaten in nine rounds to win the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress in Hastings, England.

Serena, Kuznetsova to resume rivalry in Auckland

Wellington: Multiple Grand Slam winners Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova are set to resume their 16-year rivalry after being drawn Saturday to face each other in the first round of next week's Auckland WTA Classic.

Liverpool fret over Fabinho injury as fixture pile-up looms

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp is preparing to embark on a frantic run of fixtures with fears over the fitness of Fabinho after the midfielder limped out of Liverpool’s Champions League draw…

Federer outclasses Djokovic to reach ATP Finals semis

London: Roger Federer produced a near-flawless performance as he avenged his Wimbledon defeat by Novak Djokovic and qualified for the last four of the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory on Thursday.

IOC defends moving Tokyo Olympic marathon, citing Doha conditions

Tokyo: The International Olympic Committee on Friday defended a plan to move the 2020 marathon and race-walking events from Tokyo to northern Japan, despite opposition from local officials. John Coates,…