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  • Osaka receives trophy in tears, amid audience boos

    New York: The young Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion of the US Open, received her trophy with tears before the booing of the public, which favoured the American Serena Williams.The Japanese, only 20 years old and 20th seed, defeated Williams 6-2 and 6-4 as the American lost control during the match....

  • Serena Williams points at sexism in controversial defeat in US Open final

    New York: Former world number one Serena Williams was the centre of all attention at Flushing Meadows despite having lost the US Open final to young Japanese rising star Naomi Osaka (6-2, 6-4) in a match mired in controversies and penalties.Wiliams, who failed to clinch her seventh US Open title...

  • Bangalore Dream United Football Club launched

    Bengaluru: Bangalore Dream United Football Club (BDUFC) was launched during a simple ceremony on Monday with the motto of galvanising the football culture and providing opportunities for young players.Founded by Sharath Kamath, a former CIL player and coach, the team with an array of new players is...

  • This is how Sania Mirza wants to give back to the world...

    Mumbai: Ace Indian player Sania Mirza says she wants to give back to the world through tennis.She has been honoured by Sony YAY! as part of their flagship Teachers' Day initiative 'Heroes Behind The Heroes'. The initiative honours and recognises the hard work put in by the teachers of global icons...

  • Need doubles coaches at grassroots level: Ashwini Ponnappa

    New Delhi: Experienced shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa said in order to improve the standards of Indian doubles teams, academy coaches should pay attention to every format rather than focusing solely on singles.Ashwini, who lost in the women's doubles quarter-finals at the Asian Games, where she had...

  • B-Town commends 'golden girl' Vinesh Phogat

    New Delhi: From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan, stars have come in unison to laud wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who bagged a gold medal in women's 50 kg freestyle wrestling category at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games. The 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie to...

  • Trap shooter Lakshay clinches Silver

    Jakarta: India's shooter lakshay won the silver medal by finishing second in the men's trap final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday. The 20-year-old got 43 points to finish second behind Chinese Taipei's Kunpi Yang, who equalled the world record score of 48. --IANS

  • Have taken my revenge: Bajrang Punia after Asian Games win

    Jakarta: Wrestler Bajrang Punia, who bagged the first gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games in Men's 65kg freestyle event on Sunday, said that he finally managed to take a revenge from Japan's Daichi Takatani, who defeated him in the Asian Wrestling Championships.'Before the match, I only...

  • India must come out of confusion and poor form

    Even after two straight defeats in the five-match series in England, India are still the worlds best Test side, ranked at the top while England are fifth behind South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.Suddenly the International Cricket Council rankings look skewed if you are seeing through an...

  • Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar no more

    Mumbai: Former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar, who led the national team to their first-ever series victories in England and the West Indies, breathed his last at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness at the Jaslok Hospital here on Wednesday. In a statement, the hospital said, 'Ajit Wadekar...

  • Silver for Sindhu as Carolina Marin clinches another world title

    Bengaluru: Spain's Carolina Marin swept to a record-breaking third world title after she conquered PV Sindhu 21-19, 21-10 at the Badminton World Championships in Nanjing on Sunday. The win makes her the only woman to win the title three times. This was Sindhu's second consecutive final loss at...

  • Need to apply ourselves better: Kohli after losing first Test

    Birmingham: India skipper Virat Kohli said the batsmen, who gave a poor account of themselves in both innings, need to apply themselves better after losing to England by 31 runs in the first Test here on Saturday.Chasing 194 for victory in the second innings, India were skittled out for 162 with...