NEWS

Australian Open 2021 delayed,will be playing in Melbourne from February 8 to 21

  • Dec 28, 2020
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The ATP confirmed on Thursday the updated schedule for the start of the new tennis season, which includes the postponement of the Australian Open, which will now start 3 weeks later than planned. The ATP has published the first seven weeks' matches during which the annual ATP 250 event in Maharashtra will not be held as scheduled.The Australian Open was due to start on January 18, but a 3-week delay will allow players to arrive in Melbourne and self-quarantine and prepare for the ATP 250 and ATP Cup events in the lead up to the start scheduled for January 8. February.The ATP season 2021 will begin with the Delray Beach Open, ATP 250 event and another hard court event licensed for one year in Antalya, Turkey from January 5-13. The event will then move to Doha, where the Australian Open qualifiers will be held. It was held from January 10 to 13 before players headed to Melbourne for quarantine.“The Australian Open Men's Qualifiers will be held from January 10-13 in Doha, and specific dates from January 15 to 31 will allow travel and a 14-day quarantine period for all players and support personnel to travel to Melbourne as per the requirements of Australian immigration and public health authorities.The ATP said: “The controlled quarantine period will allow players to prepare before the 12-team ATP Cup in Melbourne, which is being played alongside the international moved Adelaide, as well as the additional ATP 250 tournament, which is all being held. In Melbourne." Also Read: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at MatchesNovak Djokovic will start her title retention in Melbourne, while Sofia Kenin will also strive to defend her title. It's a big boost for Roger Federer, as the great Swiss expected a delay, considering he was racing against time to recover from knee problems.Australian Open authorities expect 25 to 30 percent of the usual crowds to attend the first major tournament of the season in Melbourne, but with the Covid-19 situation in the country under control, chances are it will be. Allow more viewers.Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that as many as 3 ATP 250 events did not occur in 2021 due to the pandemic. They include the ASB Classic (Auckland) and the New York Open, while the Tata Maharashtra Open (Pune) cannot be shown in its scheduled week in February.Updated ATP 2021 calendar - first 7 weeksDatesLocationTournament5-13 Jan.Delray BeachDelray Beach Open5-13 Jan.AntalyaAntalya Open10-13 Jan.DohaAustralian Open Qualifying31 Jan.- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 1 (Adelaide Relocation)31 Jan- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 21-5 Feb.MelbourneATP Cup8-21 Feb.MelbourneAustralian Open Also Read: Check out five significant types of swimming styles!

FOOTBALL

UEFA Champions League: FC Porto stun Juventus to advance to the Quarter-Finals on away goals

  • Mar 10, 2021
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UEFA Champions League Live: Juventus FC vs Porto: After a head-to-head match, the 10-man Porto advanced to the next round of the UEFA Champions League despite losing 3-2 at Allianz Stadium.After beating Lazio 2 goals, Pirlo made 3 changes to the starting line-up. Leonardo Bonucci entered the defense to replace Bernadcci, Arthur replaced the suspended Danilo, and Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen before Dejan Kulusevski.Porto stuns Juventus: visitors take the initiativeIt took the Portuguese team just 19 minutes to top the lead in the draw. It was Corona who pushed the ball to Marija's right side, who quickly directed it at Taremi.Tarimi protected him from a Demiral who caught him from behind trying to catch the ball, but the referee, after consulting with the VAR, pointed the point in the 17th minute. It was Sergio Oliveira who placed the penalty kick in the lower-left corner to send it. Chase the wrong way in the 19th minute.Juventus vs Porto: Federico Chiesa's magic gives Juventus a tie and the main goalThe teams entered the first half and Juventus lost in the second half. However, it didn't take long in the second half to find the equalizer when Federico Chiesa hit a sudden forehand past Marchesen in the upper right corner.Within his two goals with an advanced goal for the Italian national team. In the grand scheme of things, Juventus equalized in the 63rd minute when Cuadrado moved one meter of space to the right side of the field to direct a dramatic cross to the far post.It was Kiza who got the ball header. The video assistant referee confirmed the Italian player's exit and stopping the goal.Juventus x Porto: The match went into extra timePorto score the equalizerRabiot sarcastically dropped Diaz for a yellow card and took a silly free-kick. It was Sergio Oliveira who completed his brace by finishing a low free-kick under the wall. Szczesny managed to get it but couldn't help himself as Porto scored his second away goal in the 115th minute.Juventus' counterattackIt only took another two minutes for Andrea Pirlo's men to lead the game. They were still losing their equalizing goals, but Adrien Rabiot rose high in the center of the area to header past Marchesen in the upper left corner.Porto fired a possible penalty in the 120th minute, but the VAR referee denied this.FC Porto is advancing in the Champions League quarter-finals.Also Read: FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2020-21

HOCKEY

Hockey

Indian hockey forward Dilpreet Singh says Taking each training session as opportunity to make strong case for spot in Olympic squad

  • Feb 16, 2021
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Indian hockey striker Dilpreet Singh, who was training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Center in Bangalore as part of the potential major-male group, plans to make the cut in the Round of 16 final that he will represent to India in the prestigious Tokyo Olympics, set to begin in July.The 21-year-old striker said that since there are no major competitions in 2020 affected by the epidemic, he takes every training session as an opportunity to make a strong case for a place on the Olympic team. We don't want to worry about factors that are not under our control. I don't want to wait for the chance to play a match for India to defend myself but to make the most of the opportunity here in the camp to show my skills and prove myself. "We give 100 percent of each training session," Dilpreet said in a statement.Speaking of his development and the opportunity for him to train with senior players again in the camp, the youngster added: "I've been working on my technical game. I improved my end. Watching the older players playing and spending time with them helps the younger players gain confidence and of course improve." We ask our veteran players for advice and guidance, and they have been of great help to us at all times. "Dilpreet, who was part of the teams that won the silver and bronze medals at the Breda Hockey Champions Cup 2018 and Asian Games 2018, respectively, returned to the junior starting group after the 2018 World Cup.Speaking of the omission, the boy from Amritsar said, “I was very upset with myself because I was a part of almost every major tournament and I was looking forward to appearing in the Olympics as well. But the omission of the senior core group affected me so much and made me realize that I had squandered the golden opportunity and I had to work harder. "However, a year later, after doing well in potential youth basics, Dilpreet was called up for the FIH Pro League match against World Champion Belgium."I started from scratch. I trained hard in the junior camp to at least get a place in the first team. He used to follow every first-team training exercise. I was in constant contact with the top players for that and asked them for guidance, and finally, in 2020, I'm back." "To the main group of the FIH Hockey Pro League. The postponement of the Olympic Games gave players like me the opportunity to improve the situation and make the most of it. The choice of teams is not in my hands, I focus on giving 100 percent on the field and improving day after day."Also Read: The 47th FIH Statutory Congress will happen in Delhi

SERIES

India Test Squad

India Test Squad for Bangladesh Series 2019: Shahbaz Nadeem left out, Virat Kohli to lead

  • Nov 11, 2019
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India and Bangladesh 2019 series test calendar, squad, team,player list: Indian unit led by Virat Kohli will receive Bangladeshi neighborsfor a two-match test series, starting on November 14.India Test Squad, Players List for Bangladesh 2019 Series: After completing a wash-off on South Africa in a recently concluded three-match Test series, India will be led by Virat Kohli Bangladesh for a two-game test series from November 14.Kuldeep Yadav, who was forced to leave the final against SouthAfrica due to an injury, was joined to the 15-man team.However, Shahbaz Nadeem, chosen instead of Kuldeep, wasdisqualified for the final test against South Africa in Ranchi. Schoppman isanother young generation who retains his place in the Indian camp.India made an excellent start to the World Test Championship, withfive wins in five games. The first side of Test 1 dominated South Africarecently in their home country by doing historical laundering to raise thescore to 240, while greatly benefiting from other countries.After a tour of Bangladesh through India, the team led by ViratKohli will face a tough challenge while touring New Zealand next year. Indiawill play a series of two tests against New Zealand.Rohit Sharma was the discovery this season in the first series of the ICC Test Championship. The new experiment opened to negotiate with the South African pace attack. The 32-year-old scored three centuries in four innings, including maiden Test double hundred at Ranchi.India Test Squad:Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara,Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav,Mohammed Shami,Umesh Yadav,Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant.Schedule:India vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Holkar International Stadium, Indore, November 14-18 India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, November 22-26Read More: ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Complete list of matches, dates, and venues

INTERNATIONAL

Deepa Malik

Decorated para-athlete Deepa Malik elected Paralympic Committee of India president

  • Mar 01, 2021
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Deepa Malik, a semi-athlete and only Paralympic medalist and medalist from India has been elected Chair of the Indian Paralympic Committee, although the election results are subject to a case pending in the Delhi High Court.Deepa Malik, 49, who won the silver medal in the F-53 shot put event at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, was elected unchallenged as president in the PCI election held in Bangalore on Friday.“My sincere congratulations on the start of new entries for a new term in @ParalympicIndia. Expressing my gratitude that I have been assigned to the presidency and welcome an athlete-focused approach to paralympic sports in India,” Deepa Malik wrote on his Twitter account."A wonderful transformation for me personally, for which I look forward to continued support. I hope to do my duty with complete honesty and integrity."Gurcharan Singh, who was the interim president after former president Rao Inderjit Singh was sacked from his post last year, was also elected without opposition.Kavender Choudhury and Shashi Ranjan Prasad Singh were elected Vice-Chairs, while M. Mahadeva was appointed as Treasurer. Neil Nandkishwar Baburao and Cantilal Parmar were elected Deputy Secretary-General.Returning Officer R Radha, a retired district judge and judge of additional hearings, announced that the incumbents said the results would be subject to new orders for approval in a case pending before the Delhi High Court.Malik remembers his trip to the 2016 ParalympicsDiba, who is also a Rajiv Gandhi Kheil Ratna recipient and Padma Shri winner, also won the silver medal at the 2011 IPC World Championships at the F 52-53 shot put event, in addition to being awarded a silver medal in Discus Throw (F 52-53) and Throwing Events Javelin (F 53-54) at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.And the Sports Ministry in September last year had questioned the PCI's credibility, citing a violation of the National Sports Act in Paracorps' decision to expel Rao Inderjit Singh. The ministry said it found the PCI response regarding Rao Inderjit's removal unsatisfactory.The PCI changed its statute to block access to public officials during its annual general assembly on May 4 last year. Singh was a minister of state (planning) in the union government at the time."This is the first time that an elite athlete has been appointed as the head of a sports body to compete in it," Gurcharan said of Deepa's selection.Gurcharan hopes that the CCP will regain recognition from the Ministry of Sports if the Delhi High Court declares these elections valid."The Ministry of Sports is a party to the pending case before the Delhi High Court, so if the Supreme Court says the elections are correct, I think that should also be binding on the Ministry of Sports," Gurcharan said.Also Read: ROAD SAFETY WORLD SERIES 2021: FULL LIST OF MATCHES(TIMETABLE), VENUES, TICKET BOOKING

DOMESTIC

NBA India

Mumbai Gets Ready To Host NBA India Games

  • Oct 01, 2019
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The capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai, hosts the next National Games (NBA Games) in India, which will begin on September 8th. There will be two pre-season games between the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.Mumbai will host the next NBA Games starting September 28th. As the celebrations begin, it will be the first game, also a pre-season game, between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers. The game will be played in front of 3,000 children in 70 schools in Mumbai. It will also be the first match of the NBA in India, scheduled for October 4. Then there will be another game on October 5th, which will be open to the public.Celebrations will begin tomorrow, beginning with The Gateway of India, followed by the first floating Bandra-Worli Naval Court, which will lead to community events highlighting NBA values.In addition, graffiti artists such as NME and Minzo will promote events through street art, while Indian hip hop artists such as Shah Rule and Brodha V will do so through original compositions. For matches also, Geo Safin chose playlists in Hindi, English, and Tamil.Gateway of India lights up for historic NBA?India GamesBarnes added that Indian fans will have the opportunity to understand what basketball is at the 2019 Indian Games in Mumbai.An important event is expected when the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play two games before the 2019 NBA season in Mumbai for the first time on Friday, October 4, 2019, and Saturday, October 5, 2019. To celebrate the arrival of En Los, basketball games and India Gate illuminated on Saturday. The news agency also shared photos of the illuminated memorial.Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings and Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlad Devak, and Indiana Pacers Doug McDermott and Basketball Operations Manager Pritchard shared their enthusiasm for the visit in India with the country's media. During a teleconference organized by the National Basketball Association.It will be a very exciting time for us, as a team, for the league, to be part of the first game of the NBA Games India 2019 in India. I talked to my teammates and they are very happy to see the culture. The most important thing in India is that the culture is beautiful. I was there earlier this year and I want to give my teammates the opportunity to walk around town, eat Indian food and watch the Taj Mahal, as well as work with children who are NBA members. Academy in India. It's a beautiful experience. "From a basketball standpoint, I want to see how passionate fans are," Barnes said.Barnes added that Indian fans will have the opportunity to understand what basketball is at the 2018 NBA India Games in Mumbai.I think watching the game on TV is one thing, but the power to watch it closely will give Indian fans an idea of ??its content. Feeling passion and experience is what I feel everyone wants to promote. I was very moved by the kids when I traveled to India this summer and they have a lot of talent. To see how difficult their job and diligence for the details. "There is no doubt that the game will develop and more players will come out of India," said Barnes.Kevin Pritchard, general manager of the Indiana Pacers, said the two teams were pioneers in the transfer of the NBA from the United States to India."We are very happy to arrive in India, we talk a lot about it internally and we feel like pioneers because it's the first basketball game in the country." I think the players are excited and want to be ready to do a good show, "Pritchard said.