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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

Mumbai Indians was also the top scorer in the Brand Strength Index (BSI), with a BSI score of 76.9 out of 100
Mumbai Indians was also the top scorer in the Brand Strength Index (BSI), with a BSI score of 76.9 out of 100

Mumbai Indians registers highest brand value in IPL 2020

  • The team marked its stronghold in the sponsor market by registering a 7.1% spike in its brand value, according to a global brand valuation agency
  • Ever since the inception of the IPL, Mumbai Indians has sustained a growth trajectory clocking a cumulative 69% surge across the 13 editions

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal  (Photo: AFP)
File Photo: Both the Australian and Chinese races were cancelled entirely last year as the pandemic ripped up the sporting calendar (AFP)
File Photo: Both the Australian and Chinese races were cancelled entirely last year as the pandemic ripped up the sporting calendar (AFP)

Formula One postpones Australian GP, China uncertain

  • Australia was given a new date of Nov. 21 for what would normally be the season-opener in Melbourne
  • China's race in Shanghai was postponed due to ongoing travel restrictions making the scheduled date impossible

Saina Nehwal tests positive for Covid ahead of major tournament (REUTERS)
India's Mohammed Siraj reacts after a ball to Australia's David Warner, right, during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. (AP)
India's Mohammed Siraj reacts after a ball to Australia's David Warner, right, during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. (AP)

Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj allegedly abused racially, BCCI lodges complaint

  • According to BCCI sources, Siraj was allegedly referred to as a 'monkey' by a drunk spectator in one of stands at the Sydney Cricket Ground, reliving the infamous Monkeygate episode of the Indian team's tour of Australia in 2007-08

Former India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
BCCI chief and former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly.
Melbourne:Indian supporters wave flags as they cheer their team on during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.  (AP)
Melbourne:Indian supporters wave flags as they cheer their team on during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. (AP)

Thousands to get tested as Australia-India match named possible Covid hotspot

Health authorities said the man in his thirties was not infectious while at the famed Melbourne Cricket Ground on the second day of play

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Competitive online gaming is the next frontier for both Airtel and Jio, which have built a significant presence in the OTT space.ap (MINT_PRINT)
India's Rohit Sharma (R) leaves the team's hotel in Melbourne on January 4, 2021, as the Australian and Indian cricket teams relocate to Sydney.  (AFP)
BCCI President and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly in Mumbai. (PTI)
Japan's badminton player Kento Momota (AFP)
Vice-captain Rohit Sharma (AFP)
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (REUTERS)
India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, and teammate Shubman Gill embrace as they celebrate after winning the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (AP)
Kohli was also the batsman with most fifties (94), most runs (20396) besides having the maximum average (56.97) among players with 70 plus innings (Photo: Reuters)
Kohli was also the batsman with most fifties (94), most runs (20396) besides having the maximum average (56.97) among players with 70 plus innings (Photo: Reuters)

Virat Kohli named ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade

The ICC made the announcement via Twitter, bestowing the honour on India skipper, who scored 66 out of his 70 international hundreds, in the 'ICC Awards' period

FIFA has postponed next year's U-20 World Cup in Indonesia and U-17 tournament in Peru until 2023. Photo: Reuters (Reuters)
FIFA has postponed next year's U-20 World Cup in Indonesia and U-17 tournament in Peru until 2023. Photo: Reuters (Reuters)

COVID-19 impact: FIFA postpones U-20, U-17 World Cups

  • FIFA looked forward to working with both host countries 'to organise successful tournaments' in 2023, it added
  • The global situation has failed to normalise to a sufficient level to address the challenges associated with hosting both tournaments, FIFA said

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