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Tokyo 2020 Olympic relay torch design unveiled

Tokyo: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers, here on Wednesday, unveiled the design of its relay torch, inspired by Japan’s cherry blossoms. The organising committee presented the design of the torch at an event, exactly a year before it begins its relay through Japan, coinciding with the blooming of the country’s famous cherry blossoms, reports Efe

Federer has mixed feelings about Miami Open venue

Washington: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, who has played four Miami Open finals and won three, all on the old Crandon Park courts in Key Biscayne, said that he has “mixed feelings” with this year’s move to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. For the first time in 31 years, the tournament has another venue

World Cup to be most open till date: Kallis

Kolkata: The upcoming cricket World Cup will be the most open till date keeping in mind the format, feels South African legend Jacques Kallis. “It will be a World Cup that’s going to be more open than it’s ever been,” Kallis told reporters at Eden Gardens ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders’ practice session. The 43-year old

Serena joins Priyanka Chopra as Bumble investor

Los Angeles: Tennis star Serena Williams has joined actress Priyanka Chopra as an investor of social and dating application Bumble. Bumble on Wednesday announced Williams, who had earlier teamed up with the company for an ad campaign #InHerCourt, will be joining the organisation as an investor and active member of the Bumble Fund. Being an investor,

Gabriel Jesus says career ‘stopped’ after World Cup

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has admitted that his career “stopped” following last summer’s World Cup, but says he is growing in confidence and ready to recapture his best form. Jesus failed to score in Russia despite starting in each of Brazil’s five matches as the designated center forward. The 21-year-old

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Valtteri Bottas wins Australia GP for Mercedes

Melbourne: Mercedes team Formula One (F1) driver Valtteri Bottas won his first champion in the Australian Grand Prix held in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon. “Everything felt so good, I had everything under control and it was so good today. I’m going to enjoy today,” said the 28-year-old Finn after beating his teammate and pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton

ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit dominate top slots

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma remained number one and two, despite India’s home series defeat to Australia, in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, according to an ICC statement. Kohli and Rohit scored 310 and 202 runs, respectively, in the just-concluded series against the Aussies, which India lost 3-2 after

Zhang suspended for violating team regulations

Beijing: Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei has been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect by the country’s governing body of the sport as the world silver medalist violated the national team’s regulations. According to the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA), 27-year-old Zhang attended two commercial events, in February and early March, without getting permission from the

Abu Dhabi new home of T10 cricket for next 5 years

Abu Dhabi: The Zayed Cricket Stadium here will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season. The Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has signed a five-year agreement