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India thrash England inside two days in the day-night 3rd Test

India’s Axar Patel claimed an 11-wicket match haul as the hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets inside two days in the day-night third Test. On a viciously turning track, England were shot out for 81 in the second innings, their lowest total against India, who had suffered their own first-innings collapse on a chaotic day […]

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IOC announces Brisbane as the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics

The Australian city of Brisbane is the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday, in a move which officials said was designed to bring “stability” to the Games after the delay of the Tokyo 2020 edition. IOC President Thomas Bach announced at a news conference Wednesday that the […]

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Tiger Woods meets with a car accident in Los Angeles, suffers serious leg injuries

Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries to both legs as his car flew off the road and rolled several times on Tuesday near Los Angeles, United States. Law enforcement officials who found the US golf legend said he was “very fortunate” to survive. Woods did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol […]

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Novak Djokovic thrashes Daniil Medvedev to win 9th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title. The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph on Sunday under the lights at Rod Laver Arena secured his 18th Grand Slam title, bringing him within tantalising reach of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s all-time men’s record of 20. Djokovic used superb […]

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka clinches fourth Grand Slam title

Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated United States’ Jennifer Elizabeth to win the Australian Open final, her fourth Grand Slam title. The 23-year-old tennis star was unbeaten in the finals after a 6-4 6-3 win in Melbourne. Osaka edged the first set when Brady, in her first Grand Slam final, paid for some glaring errors in the […]

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Tokyo Olympics Chief Yoshiro Mori resigns over sexist remarks

The head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, resigned after he was criticised for making sexist remarks. The 83-year-old former prime minister was quoted saying women talk too much and that meetings with many female board directors would “take a lot of time”. The remarks set off a global outcry, forcing him to […]

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Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso meets with road accident while cycling

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso was hospitalized after a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, according to a tweet from the Alpine F1 Team. “Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning,” the team’s tweet read. The 39-year-old announced his return to Formula One racing this […]

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India suffer first home test loss in four years as England crush India by 227 runs

England beat India by a massive 227-run margin on the fifth and final day of the first Test at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This was India’s first home test loss in four years. Left-arm spinner Jack Leach and veteran speedster James Anderson bowled India for 192 in 58.1 overs in the second session of the […]

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Concerns over Australian Open tennis tournament ease as Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases

The Australian state of Victoria reported no new coronavirus cases on Saturday for the second straight day, easing concerns over the Australian Open tennis tournament due to start in Melbourne on Monday. More than 500 staff and players at the event, the year’s first Grand Slam, tested negative for the novel coronavirus on Friday in […]

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Australian Open COVID Scare: 600 players, officials and support staff forced into isolation

About 500 to 600 Australian Open players, officials and support staff have been forced in isolation after a worker at one of the event’s quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus. Thursday’s play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park has been cancelled as a result. But Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said: “At this stage […]

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Barcelona to sue newspaper for publishing Messi’s €555 million contract

Barcelona will take ‘appropriate legal action’ against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it published details of forward Lionel Messi’s  GBP £492 million contract. Barcelona denied “any responsibility for the publication of this document”. According to El Mundo, Messi’s four-year contract was worth a possible EUR €555,237,619 until 30 June, 2021. It means the 33-year-old would […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks COVID travel restrictions for girlfriend’s birthday

Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo broke coronavirus travel restrictions with a trip to a mountain resort, Italian media reports said. The Juventus striker allegedly travelled to Courmayeur, 150 kilometres north-west of the Serie A club’s Turin headquarters, for his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez’ birthday. Rodriguez, who turned 27 on Wednesday, apparently posted a video of the […]