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Year in Review 2020: NBA stars joining Black Lives Matter protests to Bishan Singh Bedi's righteous call, 20 inspiring sports stories
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Year in Review 2020: NBA stars joining Black Lives Matter protests to Bishan Singh Bedi's righteous call, 20 inspiring sports stories

Year 2020 was a low-key affair in terms of sporting action, but there were enough feel-good, inspirational stories to take heart from. Here, we take a look at some such stories from the field of play and beyond.

Sania Mirza says Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal speak highly about each other despite great rivalry
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Sania Mirza says Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal speak highly about each other despite great rivalry

The Indian tennis star also looked back at some of the rivalries she cherished the most on her road to becoming a six-time grand slam winner.

Top Indian shuttlers given green signal to return to court as Telangana government allows resumption of training
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Top Indian shuttlers given green signal to return to court as Telangana government allows resumption of training

The decision came after a meeting between Telangana's top sports persons and the sports minister V Srinivas Goud, who has directed the officials at different centres to allow athletes to train on alternate dates at half the capacity of the facilities.

Pakistan cricket team to leave for England tour on 28 June, to be quarantined post arrival in Derbyshire
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Pakistan cricket team to leave for England tour on 28 June, to be quarantined post arrival in Derbyshire

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday confirmed the departure date and said the team will be quarantined in Derbyshire for 14 days, under restrictions in place for the coronavirus pandemic, but will be allowed to practice during that period.

Sania Mirza wins Fed Cup Heart award for successful return to court, donates prize money to Telangana relief fund for coronavirus
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Sania Mirza wins Fed Cup Heart award for successful return to court, donates prize money to Telangana relief fund for coronavirus

Sania won the award for Asia/Oceania zone after securing a whopping 10,000 plus votes out of the total 16,985 cast for this year's three regional Group I nominees

Sania Mirza feels women’s sport in India has come a long way but ‘cultural issues’ still are a major hindrance
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Sania Mirza feels women’s sport in India has come a long way but ‘cultural issues’ still are a major hindrance

Sania spoke on a range of issues including the role of parents and attitude of coaches towards women players during a webinar organised by the AITA and SAI

Coronavirus Outbreak: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma participate in online concert to raise funds for fight against COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma participate in online concert to raise funds for fight against COVID-19

India skipper Virat Kohli, limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and tennis star Sania Mirza were among sports personalities, who took part in an online concert to raise funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 2 lakh people globally.

Sania Mirza becomes first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart award
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Sania Mirza becomes first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart award

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday became the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/Oceania zone, along with Indonesia's Priska Medelyn Nugrorho.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes join call for Games to be delayed due to global COVID-19 pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes join call for Games to be delayed due to global COVID-19 pandemic

Calls from athletes and federations for a delay in the Games, which is scheduled to run from 24 July to 9 August, have intensified as the flu-like virus has brought sport to a grinding halt across the world.

Fed Cup: Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina and Co in state of disbelief after 'surreal' 2-1 win over Indonesia and qualification for playoffs
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Fed Cup: Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina and Co in state of disbelief after 'surreal' 2-1 win over Indonesia and qualification for playoffs

The India Fed Cup team created history on Saturday night by progressing to the playoffs for the first time ever with Ankita Raina leading the side to a 2-1 win over Indonesia in Dubai

Fed Cup: Double delight for Ankita Raina as India beat Indonesia to qualify for playoffs for first time
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Fed Cup: Double delight for Ankita Raina as India beat Indonesia to qualify for playoffs for first time

The Indian Fed Cup team on Saturday created history by earning a promotion to the playoffs for the first time ever with Ankita Raina leading the side to 2-1 win over Indonesia.

Fed Cup: Rutuja Bhosale, Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair keep India's playoffs hopes alive with win over South Korea
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Fed Cup: Rutuja Bhosale, Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair keep India's playoffs hopes alive with win over South Korea

Sania and Ankita joined forces to prevail over Na-Ri Kim and Han 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 39 minutes to clinch the tie for India.

Fed Cup: India ready to challenge for playoff spot with in-form Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza in side
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Fed Cup: India ready to challenge for playoff spot with in-form Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza in side

Ankita Raina's red-hot form and Sania Mirza's assuring presence will give India a much better shot at the playoffs place when the six-team Fed Cup competition begins from Tuesday.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to pre-quarter-final with hard-fought win
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to pre-quarter-final with hard-fought win

Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought win over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the women's doubles pre-quarterfinals at the Dubai Open.

Dubai Open tennis: Sania Mirza confirms participation in tournament after recovering from calf injury
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Dubai Open tennis: Sania Mirza confirms participation in tournament after recovering from calf injury

Sania will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round of the women's doubles event on Wednesday.

Fed Cup 2020: Asia/Oceania Group matches including India's to be played in Dubai in March instead of China
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Fed Cup 2020: Asia/Oceania Group matches including India's to be played in Dubai in March instead of China

The Indian Fed Cup team will travel to Dubai for this year's competition as the ITF has named the desert city as the new venue for the matches, to be held from 3 to 7 March.

Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic is insurmountable, Sofia Kenin is one of a kind and more takeaways
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Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic is insurmountable, Sofia Kenin is one of a kind and more takeaways

Australian Open didn't follow the script - on and off the court. Bushfires remained central focus even as tennis provided two weeks worth of distraction.

Indian Fed Cup team relieved after matches moved out from Coronavirus-hit China to Kazakhastan; Saina Mirza's participation doubtful
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Indian Fed Cup team relieved after matches moved out from Coronavirus-hit China to Kazakhastan; Saina Mirza's participation doubtful

After rejecting their request twice, the ITF finally intimated AITA on Sunday afternoon that matches have been shifted out of China.

Australian Open 2020: Divij Sharan loses second-round men's doubles match; Rohan Bopanna sole Indian left in the fray
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Australian Open 2020: Divij Sharan loses second-round men's doubles match; Rohan Bopanna sole Indian left in the fray

With Sharan's loss, India's campaign in the men's doubles ended as Rohan Bopanna had made a first-round exit on Wednesday

Sania Mirza interview: 'I proved that I wasn’t too rusty,' Indian ace optimistic despite retiring from Australian Open through injury
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Sania Mirza interview: 'I proved that I wasn’t too rusty,' Indian ace optimistic despite retiring from Australian Open through injury

The pair of Mirza and Kichenok were never really in the game as the Indian struggled with her injury right from the beginning of the match