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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP)

From pain to pleasure: Novak Djokovic's rocky road to magnificent seven

  • Djokovic is now just two behind Nadal's total of 17 Grand Slams and five shy of Roger Federer's record of 20
  • Djokovic's ability to thrive among the greats has never been in doubt, but the size of his heart often led to questions

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen (Photo: PTI)
(File photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)
Representative image (Photo: PTI)
A man walks along a snow-covered sidewalk past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP)
A man walks along a snow-covered sidewalk past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP)

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open 23 July next year

  • The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were due to open on July 24 this year and run for 16 days
  • The Olympics will be held from 23 July to 8 August, 2021

File photo of M.S. Dhoni (Photo: PTI)
(Photo: Reuters)
(File photo: Reuters)
A file photo of Baichung Bhutia.  (Photo: HT)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 17, 2019 Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) leads a pack at the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 17, 2019 Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) leads a pack at the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

What F1 can take from virtual F1

The first F1 virtual race last week had one thing that F1 has aspired—and failed—for the longest time: closeness of competition.

Photo: Reuters
Workers stand at the bottom of the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.  (AP)
Workers stand at the bottom of the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP)

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe, IOC agree to delay Tokyo Olympics by one year

  • Tokyo Olympics become biggest sporting event halted by coronavirus
  • The games will be held by next summer at the latest, Shinzo Abe said in Tokyo

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (Photo: ANI)
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (Photo: ANI)

'Don't have an answer right now,' says Ganguly on fate of IPL 2020

  • 'We are at the same place where we were on the day we postponed. Nothing has changed in the last 10 days,' says BCCI President
  • Amid the ongoing complete lockdown due to Covid-19, it is becoming increasingly difficult for all the stakeholders to work out an alternate plan

Somehow the belief amongst brand managers is that women’s cricket is still work-in-progress. (Photo: AP)
M.S. Dhoni (Photo: PTI)
Photo: HT
Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Euro clubs on virus tenterhooks

The unprecedented break in European club football came at a time when tantalising battles were heading for endgames in the five big leagues

Photo: Reuters
Colombia's former soccer player Mario Alberto Yepes, left, and Argentina's former soccer player Oscar Ruggeri, right, pose for a photo with Pibe, the mascot of the 2020 Copa America, during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The continental championship will be held in Colombia and Argentina from June 12 to July 12. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) (AP)
Colombia's former soccer player Mario Alberto Yepes, left, and Argentina's former soccer player Oscar Ruggeri, right, pose for a photo with Pibe, the mascot of the 2020 Copa America, during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The continental championship will be held in Colombia and Argentina from June 12 to July 12. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) (AP)

Coronavirus update: Copa America postponed from 2020 to 2021

  • The announcement came shortly after UEFA's similar decision to also push back Euro 2020 by 12 months
  • The decision was taken in conjunction with UEFA's decision to postpone Euro 2020 to 2021

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