Categories
Sports

Praggnanandhaa: 16-year-old Chess Grandmaster defeats world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

Sixteen year old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has become the youngest chess player ever to defeat Magnus Carlsen in his long reign as world champion. The two faced off in an online tournament that had featured 16 elite players. Praggnanandhaa is a grandmaster from India who is commonly referred to simply as Pragg. The chess prodigy said […]

Categories
Sports

Senegal clinch first-ever Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, after the final ended goalless following extra time. The Liverpool forward had earlier seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Pharaohs keeper Gabaski. Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy denied Mohanad Lasheen to give Mane the chance to […]

Categories
Sports

Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal wins record 21st Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal won a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the most stunning fashion, fighting back from two sets down to beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in a classic Australian Open final. Backed by a loud Melbourne crowd, sixth seed Nadal rallied to win 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena. US […]

Categories
Sports

Tom Brady is retiring from NFL after unprecedented career with seven Super Bowls wins

Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL after an unprecedented career in which he won seven Super Bowls and set numerous passing records, according to his company’s Twitter account and several US media reports. The 44-year-old Brady goes out after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title last season and NFC South […]

Categories
Sports

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty beats Danielle Collins to become first home singles champion since 1978

Ashleigh Barty became the first home Australian Open champion since 1978 after beating grand slam final debutante Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6 in Saturday’s final. The world No. 1 was utterly dominant throughout the tournament and clinched a historic title without even dropping a set. Australian tennis fans had to wait more than four decades for […]

Categories
Sports World

Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Brendan Taylor admits he took drugs, bribe

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor revealed on Monday in a tweet that he took cocaine and a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman to fix matches. “The ICC (International Cricket Council) are taking the decision to impose a multi-year ban on my international cricketing career,” tweeted the national great, adding he did not fix […]

Categories
Sports World

Sania Mirza: Indian tennis star announces retirement after 2022 season

Former Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza, one of India’s most celebrated sports stars, has announced she will retire from tennis after 2022. Mirza’s comments came after her first-round loss in the women’s doubles in the Australian Open, reports said. “I’ve decided that this will be my last season. I’m taking it week by week. Not […]

Categories
Sports

Virat Kohli quits as captain of India men’s Test team

Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India men’s Test team. The 33-year-old, who stopped leading India’s limited-overs sides last year, had led the Test side since 2015. He captained India in a record-breaking 68 Tests, winning 40 matches – the fourth best record of any Test captain in history. “It’s been seven years […]

Categories
Sports World

Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis players’ visa for the second time

Novak Djokovic is set to be detained on Saturday after Australia cancelled his visa for a second time, in a row over his right to remain in the country unvaccinated. The decision on “health and good order” grounds means he faces deportation and a three-year visa ban. Djokovic’s lawyers called the decision “patently irrational” and […]

Categories
Sports World

Ahmet Calik: Former Turkey international footballer dies in traffic accident, he was 27

Former Turkey international Ahmet Calik has died at the age of 27, his former club Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Çalik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to our Konyaspor. Our condolences to […]

Categories
Sports World

Novak Djokovic: Tennis star thanks fans as he awaits deportation decision

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has thanked people “around the world” for their support as he awaits a decision on his deportation from Australia. Djokovic landed this week to play in the Australian Open, having controversially been given an exemption to Australia’s vaccination rules. But he was dramatically denied entry on landing. Djokovic is currently in […]

Categories
Sports World

Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels world number one tennis player’s visa

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne. The world number one was held in the city’s airport for several hours before border forces announced he had not met entry rules and would be deported. He has reportedly now been taken to a government detention […]