Tokyo Olympics 2020: Brazil launch mandatory anti-racism training for athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Brazil launch mandatory anti-racism training for athletes

The Brazilian Olympic Committee launched the 30-hour online course this week, which will be mandatory for all 650 athletes, coaches, doctors, nutritionists, officials, and other members of the country's delegation to the Tokyo Games in July and August.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese capital tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese capital tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Games

The pandemic-delayed 2020 Games are due to open on 23 July in Tokyo, but a surge in cases in parts of the country is creating new concerns.

Men's Asian Champions Trophy hockey to be held from 1-9 October in Dhaka
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Men's Asian Champions Trophy hockey to be held from 1-9 October in Dhaka

The new dates of the men's ACT have been confirmed with the Bangladesh Hockey Federation and are also approved by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the AHF said.

Charleston Open: Ashleigh Barty overcomes American Shelby Rogers in three sets to book quarter-final berth
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Charleston Open: Ashleigh Barty overcomes American Shelby Rogers in three sets to book quarter-final berth

Barty moves on to the quarter-finals where she will face Spain's Paula Badosa, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Caty McNally of the US.

Europa League: Manchester United ease to 2-0 win over Granada in quarter-final first leg; Arsenal held by Slavia Prague
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Europa League: Manchester United ease to 2-0 win over Granada in quarter-final first leg; Arsenal held by Slavia Prague

Marcus Rashford raced on to a long ball sprayed upfield by Victor Lindelof to fire United in front at Los Carmenes on 31 minutes against a team enjoying a brilliant debut European campaign.

Tour of Basque Country: American rider Brandon McNulty takes overall lead, Ion Izagirre wins fourth stage
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Tour of Basque Country: American rider Brandon McNulty takes overall lead, Ion Izagirre wins fourth stage

After coming third on the mountain stage McNulty ended the day top of the heap, leading former yellow jersey holder Primoz Roglic by 23 seconds, with two days' racing remaining including a mountaintop finish on the final stage.

US sprinter Obi Igbokwe accepts 30-month suspension after testing positive for use of anabolic steroids
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US sprinter Obi Igbokwe accepts 30-month suspension after testing positive for use of anabolic steroids

The 24-year-old tested positive in an out-of competition test on 26 May, 2020, for a metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT or oral turinabol), USADA said.

NBA hand DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspensions for brawl during Raptors-Lakers game
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NBA hand DeAndre' Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker suspensions for brawl during Raptors-Lakers game

Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell were both fined in connection with the incident in the first quarter of the Lakers' 110-101 victory on Tuesday over the Raptors at Toronto's pandemic home base in Tampa, Florida.

Sardegna Open: Lorenzo Musetti saves four match points to beat top-seeded Daniel Evans
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Sardegna Open: Lorenzo Musetti saves four match points to beat top-seeded Daniel Evans

The 90th-ranked Musetti won through 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (10/8) after two hours ten minutes on court in Sardinia against Evans, ranked 32.

World number 5 para badminton player Sukant Kadam disappointed with exclusion from TOPS
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World number 5 para badminton player Sukant Kadam disappointed with exclusion from TOPS

Kadam, a 2018 Asian Para Games bronze medallist, took to twitter to express his disappointment to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on the Mission Olympic Cell's decision.

Indian women's football team go down 1-2 against Belarus
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Indian women's football team go down 1-2 against Belarus

While both the sides played out an even first half, Belarus took the lead through a Shuppo Nastassia penalty in the 66th minute, before Pilipenka Hanna doubled their lead with a 78-minute strike.

Pinarayi Vijayan tests COVID-19 positive, asks all who came in contact to 'self-observe'
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Pinarayi Vijayan tests COVID-19 positive, asks all who came in contact to 'self-observe'

Vijayan, who was the CPM candidate from Dharmadam in Kerala's Kannur district, had travelled extensively throughout the state during the campaign for the 6 April Assembly polls

LaLiga: Ahead of Real Madrid's clash against Barcelona, a look at the fixture through the ages
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LaLiga: Ahead of Real Madrid's clash against Barcelona, a look at the fixture through the ages

Ahead of the crucial encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium, here's a look at the fixture through the ages.

Formula 1: Nico Hulkenberg joins Aston Martin as reserve and development driver
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Formula 1: Nico Hulkenberg joins Aston Martin as reserve and development driver

The 33-year-old German has never won a Grand Prix, but proved himself a valuable asset when standing in for Covid-19 casualties last season, before it rebranded as Aston Martin.

Bundesliga: Jerome Boateng's confirmed exit sparks tension at Bayern Munich
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Bundesliga: Jerome Boateng's confirmed exit sparks tension at Bayern Munich

Behind the scenes, confirmation of Boateng's exit is causing tension.

Premier League: Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa prepares for Pep Guardiola's bag of surprises
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Premier League: Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa prepares for Pep Guardiola's bag of surprises

Guardiola is a very public admirer of Bielsa but it was the 65-year-old Argentine's turn to praise his opposite number on Thursday.

Four Indian sailors to compete in Tokyo Olympics as Ganapathy Chengappa-Varun Thakkar pair, Vishnu Saravanan qualify
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Four Indian sailors to compete in Tokyo Olympics as Ganapathy Chengappa-Varun Thakkar pair, Vishnu Saravanan qualify

Nethra Kumanan became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Games in Tokyo in the laser radial event in the Mussanah Open Championship, which is an Asian Olympic qualifying event.

Sunil Chhetri to lead Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup match against Tribhuvan Army FC
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Sunil Chhetri to lead Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup match against Tribhuvan Army FC

The Bengaluru-based side on Thursday named a 29-member squad for the match against Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC, a day after three COVID-19 cases were detected among the players and staff.

French Open 2021 postponed by one week, confirm tournament organisers
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French Open 2021 postponed by one week, confirm tournament organisers

The French Tennis Federation said it hoped the delay could enable more fans to attend if COVID-19 restrictions are eased by then.

Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid regrets missed opportunities against Argentina in 2nd match
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Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid regrets missed opportunities against Argentina in 2nd match

Lucas Martinez then pulled one back for the hosts with a field goal in the 57th minute, thus ending the game in a 4-4 stalemate.