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Australia win ODI series 2-1 against England

Post Date: September 17, 2020

By The SATimes News Service Manchester: Australia have picked 20 points from their first series of the ongoing ICC World Cup Super League, completing a 2-1 series win over England. Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored brilliant centuries as Australia chased down 303 in the final ODI against England with two balls to spare at the...

Indian-origin author Avni Doshi among six on Booker Prize 2020 list


By The SATimes News Service London: US-born Dubai-based author Avni Doshi is among six authors shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her debut novel "Burnt Sugar.” The shortlist was unveiled virtually in London on Tuesday after judges re-evaluated the 13 longlisted novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 2019 and September 2020 to whittle down...

Ali Khan will be IPL’s first American cricketer


By The SATimes News Service New York: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to see the participation of a player from the USA for the first time with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) roping in fast bowler Ali Khan for the upcoming 13th edition of the league. The two-time winners will pick the 29-year-old fast bowler --...

Vikas Krishan gets nod to train in US till November 30


By The SATimes News Service New Delhi: Olympic-bound boxer Vikas Krishan's request to train in the United States as part of his preparations for Tokyo Games has been approved by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Vikas will be travelling to the US later this week along with his coach Ron Simms Jr. and they...

IPL 2020 schedule announced, MI face CSK in opener

Post Date: September 10, 2020

By The SATimes News Service New Delhi: Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face three-time winners Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi in the opening match of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament starts on September 19 and will be entirely in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) behind closed doors amid the...

French Open to allow spectators amid Covid-19 pandemic


By The SATimes News Service Paris: A total of 11,500 spectators per day will be allowed at the upcoming French Open, organizers have announced despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country. The French Open, which was originally scheduled to start in May, has been moved back to September 27-October 11 because of the...

Bopanna-Shapovalov fail to enter US Open semis

Post Date: September 10, 2020

By The SATimes News Service New York: Experienced Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov failed to progress to the semi-finals in the men's doubles event at the ongoing US Open after losing their third-round match against the Dutch-Romanian duo of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. The Indian-Canadian pair suffered a 5-7,...

Thiem enters his 1st US Open semifinal

Post Date: September 10, 2020

By The SATimes News Service New York: Second-seed Dominic Thiem defeated Alex de Minaur in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open for the first time. In a quarter-final clash that lasted for two-hour and four minutes on Wednesday, Thiem defeated 21st seed de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to become the first Austrian...

US Open: Azarenka masters Mertens to set up Serena semifinal


By The SATimes News Service New York: Two-time finalist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus stormed into her first Grand Slam semifinal since 2013 after a dominant performance against the No.16 seed Elise Mertens at the ongoing US Open. Azarenka looked her vintage best as she defeated Mertens 6-1, 6-0 in an hour and 13 minutes. "I felt today...