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Sugar Bowl broadcast shows woman flashing breast in New Orleans, ESPN apologises

Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:10 PM IST

ESPN aired the video, filmed by a camera operator, during the College Football Playoff matchup between Texas and Washington in New Orleans

The Washington Huskies celebrate after a 37-31 victory against the Texas Longhorns in the CFP Semifinal Allstate Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome on January 01, 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Photo by Chris Graythen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)(Getty Images via AFP)
BySumanti Sen

Osaka's first tournament as a mom ends in a loss to 3-time winner Pliskova

Osaka won the first set but Pliskova fired 16 aces and hit 50 winners, saving 10 of the 12 breakpoints she faced and making amends for her 11 double-faults

Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot in her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:26 PM IST
PTI |

Nadal's emotional comeback is the talk of the town but let's not over-celebrate

Rafael Nadal showed formidable form against Dominic Thiem but sterner tests await.

Rafael Nadal's goal in 2024 may not be to win Grand Slams, but see how much his body can go through(Reuters)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 10:13 AM IST

Jenni Hermoso testifies in sexual assault case after kiss at Women’s World Cup

Jenni Hermoso was at the Madrid court to give her version of the kiss by Luis Rubiales following Spain’s victory over England in the final in Sydney in August

Fernando Rodriguez, 50, and his wife Rocio Garcia, 48, dressed up as the former president of Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales and Spain's player Jennifer Hermoso, pose for a photo depicting the controversy over a kiss(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 08:02 AM IST
AP |

West Ham hold on for Brighton stalemate

Despite being ravaged by defensive absences due to injury and suspension, the Seagulls held out for their first Premier League clean sheet of the season.

West Ham United's Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna applaud fans after the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 07:24 AM IST
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Wayne Rooney fired as manager after 15 games at second-tier Birmingham

Rooney earned only two wins since his controversial appointment in October. Birmingham was sixth in the Championship when he started, and has fallen to 20th.

Birmingham City manager Wayne Rooney gestures on the touchline(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 07:18 AM IST
AP |

Indian wrestlers in a quandary, depleted team for Zagreb event

The disappointing state of affairs points to the administrative mess that Indian wrestling is in an Olympics year

The 18-member team that was picked for the Hangzhou Asian Games was also to go to Zagreb, but with five wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia (thumb injury) and Antim Panghal, withdrawing, no replacement was named.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 11:01 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Carlsen romps to victory again, Nepo trips up

The Rapid and Blitz world championships in Uzbekistan also saw India's Nihal Sarin and Koneru Humpy raise hopes and then slip up.

Magus Carlsen(Getty)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:47 PM IST

Sakshi Malik’s stand ends the silence on sports reform

Sportspersons take pride in being mentally strong, though many operate in a system that prioritises suffering in silence over speaking out. This must end now

New Delhi: Wrestler Sakshi Malik during a press conference after Sanjay Singh, an associate of BJP MP and former chief of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, became the new President of WFI, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI12_21_2023_000337A)(PTI)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 07:16 PM IST

Rafael Nadal makes winning return in singles after being a year out injured

Facing familiar rival Dominic Thiem in his Brisbane International opener at the Pat Rafter Arena on Tuesday, Nadal won 7-5, 6-1

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning the first set in his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:43 PM IST

Coco Gauff has 'things to improve' after season-opening win in Auckland

Gauff prevailed 6-4, 6-2 in her first match of the season, while Svitolina outlasted Caroline Wozniacki in a battle of the comeback mums.

Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates her first round win against her compatriot Claire Liu in the women's singles match at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 03:41 PM IST
AFP |

Djokovic and his sore right wrist advance Serbia to United Cup quarterfinals

Djokovic was troubled by his wrist during practice on Tuesday morning, with the injury requiring intense treatment from his physio.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Jiri Lehecka of the Czech Republic during the United Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 03:38 PM IST
AP |

Hermoso testifies in sexual assault case after kiss at Women's World Cup final

Jenni Hermoso was at the Madrid court to give her version of the kiss by Luis Rubiales following Spain's victory over England in the final in Sydney in August.

Spanish football player Jennifer Hermoso arrives to testify at the High Court in Madrid, Spain - January 2(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 03:32 PM IST
AP |

The Rock returns to challenge Roman Reigns, WWE champion's reaction unmissable

The dream WWE match between The Rock and Roman Reigns is finally happening as hinted by The People's Champions on Raw Day 1.

The WWE dream match between The Rock vs Roman Reigns is finally happening (WWE)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 05:31 PM IST

Nadal vs Thiem, Brisbane International: Live streaming details, time, H2H tie

The 22-time Grand Slam champion, Nadal, unseeded in Brisbane, is all set to make a return in singles tennis after 349 days.

Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 03:07 PM IST

Chaubey’s comments on refereeing could hurt morale: former AIFF referees’ head

Several games have been impacted due to unfortunate ‘plain-sight errors’, says federation president

All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Kalyan Chaubey addresses a press conference(PTI)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 11:59 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Wrestling national camp to be held from February 9

The men's camp will be held in Haryana's Sonepat while the women will be based in NIS, Patiala, the ad hoc committee announced

The camp will be preceded by the senior nationals in Jaipur from February 2-5, as announced on Saturday.(File)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Naomi Osaka hopes to turn the page in ‘chapter 2’ of tennis journey

Osaka returned to professional tennis after 15 months beating Germany's Tamara Korpatsch 6-3, 7-6(9) in the first round of the Brisbane International on Monday

Japan's Naomi Osaka (L) bumps racquets with Germany's Tamara Korpatsch after victory during their women's singles match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 1(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:02 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Race walker Priyanka Goswami seeks an Australian step up

The diminutive walker heads for altitude training near Canberra with an elite bunch as she bids to make a mark in the Paris Olympics

Meerut’s Priyanka Goswami after winning silver in 20-km race walk at Asian Athletics meet in Bangkok on Sunday. (Sourced)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 08:15 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Osaka returns to elite tennis from maternity break, wins 1st match in Brisbane

Before Monday, the first day of 2024, Osaka had only played one competitive match since her first-round exit at the 2022 U.S. Open.

Japan's Naomi Osaka (R) takes a selfie with fans after victory during her women's singles match against Germany's Tamara Korpatsch at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 1, 2024(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:30 PM IST
PTI |

Poland reach United Cup QFs, Norway beat Croatia but playoff chances uncertain

In Sydney, Casper Ruud kept Norway's quarterfinal chances alive with similar victories in the singles and mixed doubles against Croatia.

Poland's Iga Swiatek speaks to partner Hubert Hurkacz during their mixed doubles match against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at the United Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 1(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:24 PM IST
PTI |

Key Premier League highlights from the weekend: Arsenal stumble into 2024

Arsenal squandered a 1-0 lead against Fulham while Manchester United had water thrown on the optimism they gained from their win against Aston Villa.

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Nottingham Forest(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 01:41 PM IST

Arsenal stumble at Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur end Bournemouth's streak

Fulham took the lead at the hour-mark with Willian's corner causing a scramble in the Arsenal box leading to De Cordova-Reid's finish.

Arsenal, who were top of the table on Christmas day, have ended the year fourth after going winless in their last three matches.(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 08:17 AM IST
Reuters |

Paris gleams with the promise of Olympic gold: Looking forward into 2024

Can the current generation of record-setting Indian athletes translate the triple-digit Asian Games medals tally into double-digit Olympics podium finishes?

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, steeplechase runner Avinash Sable and badminton ace PV Sindhu will likely lead the charge at the Olympics. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 06:47 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

A New Year wish list: Athletes take control, BCCI gets a CEO

What follows is a revelation of what should become real in the year ahead but most definitely will not, writes Sharda Ugra

BCCI logo(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:16 PM IST
BySharda Ugra

Jaismine Lamboria, Arundhati Choudhary eye Paris Olympics berths

They will now be part of the evaluation process for selection in the Indian team for the Olympic qualifiers in Italy from February 29

In the 60kg category, Jaismine will have a fight in her hand against Tokyo Olympian Simranjit Kaur, who has rediscovered her form as was evident in the final of national championships.(PTI)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:06 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

No promises as Rafael Nadal makes injury comeback

The Spanish 22-time Grand Slam champion is taking baby steps in tournament play as he builds up for the Australian Open starting on January 14

Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) shakes hands with partner Marc Lopez after losing their men's doubles match against Australia's Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:01 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Major sporting events to look forward to in 2024

2024 will see some big sporting events like the T20 World Cup and Paris Olympics. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will also be making his comeback.

Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International.(AFP)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 07:46 PM IST

Rafael Nadal to face familiar rival in blockbuster Brisbane opener

Nadal is all set to face a familiar rival in his first singles match at the Brisbane International opener on Tuesday.

Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a press conference at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31, 2023(AFP)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 05:01 PM IST

Rafa Nadal's unfavourable return in first comeback match after year out injured

It was Nadal's first match in 347 days, the longest he has ever been out of action owing to an injury.

Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and partner Marc Lopez are seen during their men's doubles match against Australia's Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 08:05 PM IST
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