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Japan to take steps to guard against Olympics cyberattacks


Tokyo: Japan said it would take countermeasures to ensure next year’s Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyberattacks after Britain and the US accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games. Olympics organizers reported no significant impact on their operations for the 2020 Games, which were postponed until next year due to the COVID-19...

PV Sindhu denies rift with family, Gopi


New Delhi: PV Sindhu has temporarily shifted her training base to England but the 2019 badminton world champion denied it was due to poor attention at the national camp or rift with her family in Hyderabad. When Sindhu, 25, announced that she is in England for a few weeks for recovery and assistance in nutrition,...

Dhawan’s record ton in vain as KXIP beat DC, stay float


Dubai: A resurgent Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) comprehensively defeated table toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets, despite Shikhar Dhawan's record consecutive century, to record their third consecutive win of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and kept their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs alive. KXIP now have eight points from 10 matches and are...

Being consistent biggest challenge: Iga Swiatek


New Delhi: The challenge for Iga Swiatek will be to repeat her French Open-winning performance, the 19-year-old has said. The Polish player won her maiden Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros, becoming the 11th player to be crowned champion in 14 Grand Slams. American superstar Serena Williams was the last of the dominant players...

Nadal equals Federer’s Grand Slam record


Paris: Rafael Nadal won a record-extending 13th French Open title after beating his rival and world No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final. This is Nadal's 20th Grand Slam title that equals Roger Federer's record for most major wins for a male singles player. This was also his 100th win at the French...

Denmark Open: Srikanth goes through


Copenhagen: India's Shubhankar Dey and Ajay Jayaram lost in straight games to be knocked out of the Denmark Open in the first round. While Shubhankar lost to Canada's Jason Anthony Ho-Shue, Jayaram fell to Danish third seed Anders Antonsen. Earlier in the day, fifth seed Kidambi Srikanth came out with a commanding performance as he...

Dominating Delhi beat Royals, top the chart


Dubai: Continuing with their stellar show, Delhi Capitals (DC) again reclaimed the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings as they registered a 13-run win over an off-colour Rajasthan Royals (RR). DC's win became sweeter as fast bowler Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest ball of the tournament's history. This was Delhi's sixth win...

Djokovic, Kvitova enter French Open semis

Post Date: October 8, 2020

Paris: Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova have entered the semifinals on the ongoing French Open after registering contrasting wins in their respective quarterfinal matches. In the men's singles event, Djokovic, despite visibly struggling with his left arm early on Wednesday evening, defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in three hours and 10 minutes...

NBA Finals: Lakers one game away from Championships


Orlando: After facing a loss in Game 3 -- mostly due to an exceptional performance from Jimmy Butler -- LA Lakers' star duo LeBron James (28p, 8a, 12r) and Anthony Davis (22p, 4a, 9r) helped their team take one step closer to the Championships with a 102-96 victory over Miami Heat in Game Four...