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Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light
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Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light

In the Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA) latest guidelines on easing of lockdown restrictions, swimming pools being used for training of sports persons have been given permission to open across the country from 15 October.

Premier League: Diogo Jota scores first Liverpool goal as champions beat Arsenal; Fulham fall to third straight defeat
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Premier League: Diogo Jota scores first Liverpool goal as champions beat Arsenal; Fulham fall to third straight defeat

The champions' high-risk, high-reward strategy paid off in their come-from-behind 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday in an open game featuring a late clinching goal by Diogo Jota in his first league start for Liverpool.

MLB India's representatives discuss ‘holiday-like’ cheer around baseball’s return, talk about league’s roadmap in country
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MLB India's representatives discuss ‘holiday-like’ cheer around baseball’s return, talk about league’s roadmap in country

Major League Baseball's (MLB) India representatives Ryo Takahashi and David Palese talk about the league's return to action and describe their journey since entering the cricket-mad nation in July 2019.

Formula 1 2020: Mercedes to switch to black-liveried cars in support of ‘Black Lives Matter’
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Formula 1 2020: Mercedes to switch to black-liveried cars in support of ‘Black Lives Matter’

Mercedes confirmed they will be switching to the black-liveried cars from their usual silver ones in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement starting with the Austrian Grand Prix.

Sports community platform Rooter raises $1.7 mn led by Paytm, leAD Sports and others
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Sports community platform Rooter raises $1.7 mn led by Paytm, leAD Sports and others

Sports community platform Rooter on Monday said it has raised $1.7 million (about Rs 13 crore) in funding from Paytm, leAD Sports, Rockstud Capital and Founder Bank Capital

Majority of Indians believe women athletes should receive equal pay as men, cites research
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Majority of Indians believe women athletes should receive equal pay as men, cites research

An overwhelming majority of Indians say women athletes should receive equal pay as the males but 38 percent believe that sports featuring women are not as entertaining as those featuring men, according to a BBC research.

Sun Yang’s coach Denis Cotterell parts ways with tainted Chinese swimmer, says won’t support his appeal at Swiss court
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Sun Yang’s coach Denis Cotterell parts ways with tainted Chinese swimmer, says won’t support his appeal at Swiss court

Sun Yang’s coach Denis Cotterell has cut ties with the Chinese Olympic champion following the swimmer’s eight-year ban for doping, Australian media reported on Sunday.

Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy named captains of respective teams in upcoming T20 Challenger Trophy
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Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy named captains of respective teams in upcoming T20 Challenger Trophy

Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy will lead the India A, B and C teams respectively in the women's T20 Challenger Trophy to be played in Cuttack from 4 to 11 January.

Russia blames doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov for altering laboratory data meant for handover to WADA
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Russia blames doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov for altering laboratory data meant for handover to WADA

Russia is blaming the World Anti-Doping Agency's star witness for modifying key laboratory data. His lawyer says that's nonsense.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russian sports officials lash out against WADA's 'harsh' anti-doping sanctions
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russian sports officials lash out against WADA's 'harsh' anti-doping sanctions

Russian sports officials on Tuesday spoke out against a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) committee’s recommendations that the country be banned from the Olympics for four years, saying this was overly harsh and would hurt sport there.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Organisers offer apologies to Georgia for playing Russian song after their win over Uruguay
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Organisers offer apologies to Georgia for playing Russian song after their win over Uruguay

World Rugby organisers have apologised to Georgia after head coach Milton Haig slammed them for playing a Russian song after his side's 33-7 victory over Uruguay.

Pan American Games 2019: US athletes staging podium protests against US president Donald Trump let off with reprimand
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Pan American Games 2019: US athletes staging podium protests against US president Donald Trump let off with reprimand

Two US athletes who staged podium protests at the recent Pan American Games have been reprimanded but will not face further punishment by United States Olympic chiefs, USA Today reported on Wednesday.

PSL 2019: Salman Butt says call to play the league could be his shot at redemption
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PSL 2019: Salman Butt says call to play the league could be his shot at redemption

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt hopes an unexpected call to play in the domestic Twenty20 league will help him regain his place on the national team, he said Wednesday, years after he was banned for spot-fixing.

Bentley says Bentayga Speed is the fastest SUV in world, beats Lamborghini Urus
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Bentley says Bentayga Speed is the fastest SUV in world, beats Lamborghini Urus

The Bentley Continental Speed will make its public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Jeep Compass petrol now available in Longitude (O) AT variant for Rs 18.9 lakh
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Jeep Compass petrol now available in Longitude (O) AT variant for Rs 18.9 lakh

The petrol Compass is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol motor which makes 163PS and 250 Nm.

Watch: Taapsee Pannu receives training by Sandeep Singh for role of hockey player in Soorma
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Watch: Taapsee Pannu receives training by Sandeep Singh for role of hockey player in Soorma

Former Indian hockey team captain, Sandeep Singh, on whose life Soorma is based, himself trained the cast to help them like ace their roles as athletes.

Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer wary of slim margins on grasscourt return
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Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer wary of slim margins on grasscourt return

Roger Federer can return to the top of the ATP rankings this week in Stuttgart but knows all too well the dangers lurking on grass as he comes back from his mid-season break.

NBA Finals: LeBron James’ importance to Cavaliers, Warriors’ domination and other interesting storylines
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NBA Finals: LeBron James’ importance to Cavaliers, Warriors’ domination and other interesting storylines

Before the part four of the intense Cavs-Warriors rivalry begins, here’s a look at some of the most interesting storylines around the 2018 NBA Finals:

Commonwealth Games 2018: KT Irfan hopes to go beyond national records, win medal on debut appearance
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Commonwealth Games 2018: KT Irfan hopes to go beyond national records, win medal on debut appearance

Irfan will be looking to go beyond national records, and beat athletes from other countries to the gold medal in his maiden appearance in the Commonwealth Games.

Kushti in Mumbai: Akharas preserve traditional form of Indian wrestling, despite lack of funding, support
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Kushti in Mumbai: Akharas preserve traditional form of Indian wrestling, despite lack of funding, support

The pehelwans practice Kushti in these akharas twice a day, while juggling day jobs