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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev stuns Rafael Nadal in straight sets, sets up semi-final clash with Dominic Thiem
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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev stuns Rafael Nadal in straight sets, sets up semi-final clash with Dominic Thiem

Zverev's impressive straights-set win at the Caja Magica earns him a meeting with Dominic Thiem in the Madrid semis, in what will be a repeat of last year's US Open final, which was won by Thiem.

Wrestler Seema Bisla on track for Tokyo berth after reaching semi-finals of World Olympic Qualifiers; Nisha, Pooja ousted
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Wrestler Seema Bisla on track for Tokyo berth after reaching semi-finals of World Olympic Qualifiers; Nisha, Pooja ousted

Competing in the 50kg category, Seema lost only two points en route the semi-finals, where she will clash with Poland's Anna Lukasiak for a place in the Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rower Arjun Lal Jat says ‘very little Olympic atmosphere’ in host city, expects ‘totally different’ Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rower Arjun Lal Jat says ‘very little Olympic atmosphere’ in host city, expects ‘totally different’ Games

The Olympics open in Tokyo on 23 July but Arjun said the Games will be unlike any previous edition if they happen.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ace paddler G Sathiyan requests government to procure table to be used in Games for practice
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ace paddler G Sathiyan requests government to procure table to be used in Games for practice

Sathiyan's request will be considered under the government's Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Will be ‘very difficult’ for Thomas Bach to visit Japan right now, says organising committee head
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Will be ‘very difficult’ for Thomas Bach to visit Japan right now, says organising committee head

Bach said recently he hoped to go to Hiroshima to meet the torch relay — and presumably to Tokyo — on 17 and 18 May. But he has said his plans were not finalised.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Gold ‘ultimate goal for all of us’, says Indian hockey midfielder Rajkumar Pal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Gold ‘ultimate goal for all of us’, says Indian hockey midfielder Rajkumar Pal

Erstwhile powerhouse of the game, India won last of their eight Olympic gold medals in the 1980 Moscow Games, and will be hoping to end the drought later this year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rowers Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh clinch berth in men's lightweight double sculls
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rowers Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh clinch berth in men's lightweight double sculls

Arjun Lal and Arvind will be the only Indian rowers in Tokyo Games which open on 23 July as the country will not participate in other Olympic qualifiers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PCB completes first phase of COVID-19 vaccination for players and support staff
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PCB completes first phase of COVID-19 vaccination for players and support staff

The inoculation drive was conducted in collaboration with the Pakistan government's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the PCB said.

Floyd Mayweather meets Logan Paul in exhibition bout for 'crazy' payday
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Floyd Mayweather meets Logan Paul in exhibition bout for 'crazy' payday

The 44-year-old, undefeated former welterweight world champion is preparing to make a return to the ring next month with an exhibition fight against internet personality star Logan Paul at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on 6 June.

Australia Sports Commission apologises to abused gymnasts, sets up independent support service
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Australia Sports Commission apologises to abused gymnasts, sets up independent support service

The commission, the key Australian government agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport, apologised in the wake of the independent report this week that detailed a culture that tolerated emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.

Wreslter Sumit Malik seals Tokyo Olympic quota; Amit Dhankar, Satywart Kadiyan ousted
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Wreslter Sumit Malik seals Tokyo Olympic quota; Amit Dhankar, Satywart Kadiyan ousted

It is the first time that 28-year-old Malik, who is a 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has made the cut for the Olympics.

Rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw likely to be picked in India's expanded squad for England tour
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Rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw likely to be picked in India's expanded squad for England tour

The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from 18-22 June before taking on England in a five-Test series.

IPL 2021: Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates commentary fees to West Bengal relief fund
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IPL 2021: Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates commentary fees to West Bengal relief fund

Shukla had served as Kolkata's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister between 2016 and 2021 before quitting politics early this year. He was a TMC MLA from the Howrah Uttar constituency.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Saina Nehwal, Indian shuttlers' qualification hopes in balance due to COVID-19 enforced flight ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Saina Nehwal, Indian shuttlers' qualification hopes in balance due to COVID-19 enforced flight ban

Following the postponement of the India Open (11-16 May), Saina and Srikanth's hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Games hinge on the (25-30 May) Kuala Lumpur event followed by the Singapore Open (1-6 June).

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal through to quarter-finals; Ashleigh Barty beats Paula Badosa
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Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal through to quarter-finals; Ashleigh Barty beats Paula Badosa

Nadal's path to a possible sixth Madrid title was cleared of second seeded Daniil Medvedev and fourth-seeded Monte Carlo champion Stefanos Tsitsipas who were both shock third round losers.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pfizer, BioNTech to donate vaccines for athletes and officials, confirms IOC
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pfizer, BioNTech to donate vaccines for athletes and officials, confirms IOC

The Pfizer donation followed talks between the firm’s chairman and CEO, Albert Bourla, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

India cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's sister succumbs to COVID-19 two weeks after mother's demise
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India cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's sister succumbs to COVID-19 two weeks after mother's demise

The all-rounder, who has been helping others through her social media by amplifying their requests for aid, had lost her mother Cheluvamba Devi in April.

South Africa to tour West Indies for two Tests, five T20Is in June
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South Africa to tour West Indies for two Tests, five T20Is in June

Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith said South Africa would play two Test matches and five Twenty20 internationals in the Caribbean during a tour which will start in early June at venues which had still to be finalised.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic-bound Indian archers to miss Stage 2 World Cup in Switzerland due to visa issue
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic-bound Indian archers to miss Stage 2 World Cup in Switzerland due to visa issue

The Indian archers will now directly compete in the Stage 3 World Cup in Paris which will be the last Olympic qualification event for the Indian women's recurve team

India opener Shikhar Dhawan gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
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India opener Shikhar Dhawan gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

"Vaccinated. Can't thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesitate and get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible. It'll help us all defeat this virus," Dhawan tweeted.