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Sri Lanka score consolation 3-wicket win in third ODI
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka defeated India by three wickets in the third and final One-day International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night. India had collapsed for 225 from 147/3, leaving the task easy for the host who rode on Avishka Fernando's 76 (98 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 65 (56 balls). The match had been reduced to 47-overs-a-side due to rain. India, however, won the series 2-1.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Deepti shines with all-round performance
Birmingham, July 23 (IANS) India's Deepti Sharma made all-round contribution, scoring 28 off 24 balls and taking one for 26 in 20 balls to help London Spirit Women beat Birmingham Phoenix Women by three wickets in The Hundred competition here on Friday. Shafali Verma, representing the Birmingham franchise, failed to score much, getting 13 off 13 balls.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with Japanese cultural motifs like the traditional kabuki theatre, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Ten Women Who Carry India's Medal Hopes
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The medal rounds of the Tokyo Olympics begin on Saturday -- and India enters the race with a grand total of 28 medals bagged across all the editions of the Olympics it has participated in since 1920. That was the year India sent its first team to the Games.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton,Other Sports
India at the Olympics: Medal hunt starts on Saturday
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) India's hunt for medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games starts early on Saturday morning with the country's athletes figuring in three medal events.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Zimbabwe surprise Bangladesh, win 2nd T20I by 23 runs
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe surprised Bangladesh in the second T20 International, winning by 23 runs to stay alive in the three-match series. The victory was also the first for the hapless Zimbabweans who had lost five internationals to the tourists before Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Krishna breaks the ice as Nagwaswalla finds his feet 
Chester-le-Street, July 23 (IANS) Young left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla seems to have overcome his initial nervousness and begun to gel well with the team as he seeks to pick lessons from the seniors during the ongoing tour of England.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India trip on Sri Lankan spinners, get bowled out for 225
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Coach Rahul Dravid's decision to field five ODI debutants, three of whom could bat, failed to pay off as India were bowled out for 225 in the 44th over in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Tokyo starts fresh chapter despite opening shorn of glamour
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with traditional Japanese motifs, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
The Hundred takes England cricket by storm
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Hundred ball format cricket, which finally came to life this week after four years of ideation, turned out to be a super-hit in the first two matches as it didnt just boost the viewership of womens cricket but was also the most-watched cricket match this year in England.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
England winger Sancho signs up with Manchester United
London, July 23 (IANS) Premier League club Manchester United have completed the transfer of England winger Jadon Sancho. The transfer done for £73m moves Sancho from Borussia Dortmund to United till June 2026, with an option of extension by a year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Tibetan bodies resent awarding Winter Olympics to Beijing
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Four Tibetan organisations based in Switzerland have filed a complaint against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the Swiss National Contact Point in Bern for alleged violation of OECD guidelines over the awarding of the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Shooters all set to launch India's gold quest at Olympics
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's 10m air rifle women's duo of Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan and the men's 10m air pistol pair of Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma will kick off India's medal hunt at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday, with the four being among the best prospects to bring home medals from the quadrennial showpiece.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Olympics: Jadhav to pair up with Deepika in archery mixed team event
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Pravin Jadhav's better performance compared to Atanu Das in the ranking round has prompted him to be paired with Deepika Kumari for the archery mixed team event. The event, making its debut in the Olympics, will he held on Saturday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Brazil to field only two athletes during Tokyo opening ceremony
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) The 300-plus Brazilian contingent at the Tokyo Olympic Games will be represented at the opening ceremony later on Friday by only two athletes -- flag bearers Bruno Rezende and Ketleyn Quadros.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Constantly motivating youngsters the duty of seniors: Sreejesh
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Veteran Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says that it is the duty of the experienced players to make the juniors aware of the magnitude of the task at the Olympics, and that it's not enough to just represent the country.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Bangladesh go 1-0 up against Zimbabwe with eight-wicket win
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Fine half-centuries by Mohammad Naim (63 not out) and Soumya Sarkar (50) helped Bangladesh defeat hosts Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the opening T20 International at the Harare Sports Club to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Deepika qualifies ninth, to face Bhutanese archer in first elimination round (Ld)
Tokyo July 23 (IANS) Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar finished a creditable ninth after the women's individual ranking round, notching up a total of 663 points, on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field, the venue of the archery competitions, on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test
Bridgetown, July 23 (IANS) The second One-day International between West Indies and Australia was postponed minutes before the start at the Kensington Oval after a non-playing staff of the home side tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Guinea to finally send athletes to Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Following extensive discussions with the International Olympic Committee, Guinea, an African nation, has decided to send its five-member contingent to the Tokyo Olympic Games after pulling out of the quadrennial showpiece, citing resurgence of Covid-19 variant.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Deepika finishes 9th in ranking round, to take on Bhutanese archer next
Tokyo July 23 (IANS) Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar finished a creditable ninth after the women's individual ranking round, notching up a total of 663 points, on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field, the venue of the archery competitions, on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Czech PM unhappy as six test Covid positive in Tokyo (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) The Czech Olympic Committee has come under fire from the country's Prime Minister after six athletes and officials tested positive for Coronavirus in Japan.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
BJYM launches 'Cheer4India - Be Like an Olympian' campaign
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, on Thursday launched a 'Cheer4India - Be Like an Olympian' campaign, a day before the Olympic Games commences in Tokyo on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Olympics: Fewer than 1,000 to watch opening ceremony in stadium: official
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Only about 950 people, including officials and reporters, will be allowed to watch Friday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in the main stadium, a senior official from the organising committee said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Djokovic wary of 'greatest tennis player' debate ahead of Olympics
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has kept a low profile toward the debate about who's the greatest tennis player in history before kicking off his Tokyo Olympic campaign.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Olympics: IOA to give Rs 75 lakh to gold winner at Tokyo
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A day before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Indian Olympic Association has announced cash awards to the medal winners and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) that are participating in the mega event.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Tough draw for Mary Kom in Tokyo boxing competition
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Six-time World Champion MC Mary Kom of India, who is hoping to add another medal to her bronze from London 2012, has been handed a tough draw for the Olympics boxing competition on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Warm-up gives India game-time and injury headache
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 22 (IANS) India's three-day tie against County Select XI, their sole warm-up game in the lead-up to the five-match series against England, ended in a draw but added to their problems after pace bowler Avesh Khan, who is a standby, got injured on the first day and looks likely to be ruled out of the tour.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Germany hockey captain allowed to wear rainbow colours at Tokyo
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The international Olympic Committee has allowed Germany womens team captain Nike Lorenz, to wear a rainbow colour band on her socks at the Tokyo Olympic Games to support sexual diversity.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Richarlison hat-trick helps Brazil beat Germany (ld)
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Forward Richarlison scored the first hat-trick in the men's football event at the Tokyo Olympics as defending champions Brazil defeated 2016 finalists Germany 4-2 at the International Stadium, Yokohama, on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
From The Joker to the 'Russian Tank', 10 men who'll grab eyeballs in Tokyo
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics is all set to see several keen contests, but some of the men in the race for top medals are going be in the limelight more than the others. Who are these 10 men and what makes them so special?
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Olympics: Syrian 12-year-old Hend youngest athlete at Tokyo
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza, who is just 12 years old, is set to become the youngest athlete to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
3rd ODI: Buoyant India look to sweep series against SL (Preview)
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) After managing to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, the Indian limited-overs team is primed to sweep the ODI series 3-0 when it takes on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Mentally, physically ready for first game, hockey forward Mandeep
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Indian hockey team is mentally and physically ready to take on New Zealand in its opening match on Saturday, striker Mandeep Singh said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Warm-up: Jadeja hits 51 as Indians declare at 192/3
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 22 (IANS) The Indian Test team declared the second innings against County Select XI at 192/3 on the third and final day of their warm-up match here on Thursday. The Indian bowlers were left with a minimum of 32 overs to bowl out the home side which trails by 283 runs.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Be careful in opening match, former stars warn India
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The first match at the Olympics has always been a matter of concern for the Indian men's hockey team in the last eight editions since the Moscow Olympics in 1980, when they last won gold.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
India at Tokyo Olympics: Huge expectations, high aspirations
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) The 127-member Indian contingent will enter the Tokyo Olympic Games with soaring expectations of returning with their best medal haul ever even as the pandemic plays havoc with their preparations and mental health.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo Olympics: Brazil's Richarlison scores hat-trick against Germany
Yokohama, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian forward Richarlison scored a hat-trick in the match against Germany at International Stadium, Yokohama on Thursday. This is the first hat-trick scored in the men's football event at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
British officials frustrated as athletes struggle mentally in isolation
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Officials of Great Britain team are getting infuriated at the refusal of authorities here to discuss the possible release 10 British athletes and staff who have been in quarantine for nearly a week.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Warm-up: Agarwal, Pujara dimissed before lunch, Indians extend lead
Chester-le-Street, July 22 (IANS) Mayank Agarwal (47) and Cheteshwar Pujara (38) put on 87 runs for the first wicket as the touring Indians reached 113/2 in 32 overs in second innings at lunch against County Select XI here on the third and final day on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Czech Oly body launches probe after 3rd athlete tests positive
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Czech Olympic Committee (COV) has initiated an inquiry after a third athlete from their contingent tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Aussie women footballers make unique statement against racism
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Australian women's football team posed with an Aboriginal flag and linked arms while standing on the halfway line to make their own special statement against racism ahead of their opening group match in the Tokyo Olympics against New Zealand.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Artist Pattnaik unveils sand art for Indian athletes at Tokyo Olympics
Puri, July 22 (IANS) Renowned sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a piece of sand art to wish the Indian contingent success in the Tokyo Olympics, which are set to begin on Friday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate in second ODI
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka have been fined 20 percent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss in the second ODI against India on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Guinea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Guinea, a small African country, has pulled out of the Olympic Games that begin on Friday, citing resurgence of Covid-19 variants.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
My batting should give confidence to top-order batsmen: Chahar (Ld)
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Indian pace bowler Deepak Chahar, who hit an unbeaten 69 to help India win the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, said on Thursday that he is not too concerned by the tag of all-rounder or selection to the T20 World Cup squad but remains focussed on improving his batting and taking chases down to the last over.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Australia confirm T20I tour of Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Australia will tour Bangladesh for a five-match T20I series from August 3 to 9, it has been confirmed. All the matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
My job is to bat, not be bothered by all-rounder's tag: Chahar
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Indian pace bowler Deepak Chahar, who hit an unbeaten 69 to help India win the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, has said that he is not too concerned with the tag of all-rounder or selection to the T20 World Cup squad but he will continue to keep working hard on his batting as he usually does.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: 28 Indian athletes to participate in opening ceremony
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Only 28 members, comprising six officials and 22 athletes, of the Indian contingent will participate in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the organisers suggested restricting the number of athletes attending the curtain-raiser due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Nagal to face Istomin, Sania-Ankita to play Ukraine twins
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal will face Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in the opening round of the men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis