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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

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

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

Saina, Srikanth advance at All England Championship

Birmingham: Indian stars Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth entered the quarter-finals of the women’s and men’s singles categories respectively at the All England Championship badminton tournament here on Thursday. Saina defeated Line Højmark Kjærsfeldt of Denmark in a hard fought second round encounter. Saina was off to a rough start but fought back from a game

Man-U make Champions League history at PSG’s expense

Paris: Manchester United made history, beating Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on away goals in a 3-3 aggregate draw to become the first team in the annals of the Champions League to prevail in a tie after losing the first leg at home by two or more goals. PSG, meanwhile, find themselves dumped out of the competition in

Troubled Real Madrid suffers host of injuries

Madrid: Real Madrid’s woes after the club’s shocking exit from the Champions League round of 16 continued on Thursday as the team reported that defender Dani Carvajal and midfielder Lucas Vazquez are expected to miss action for weeks due to injury. Carvajal and Vazquez joined Wales winger Gareth Bale and Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior on the

Madrid coach focuses on Clasico, avoids discussing Bale

Madrid: Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari said his whole team remained focused on the upcoming Clasico against arch-rival Barcelona in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semis tie, and not on the recent conduct of his Wales winger Gareth Bale. Bale, 29, has begun to display apparently poor behaviour on and off the

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Griezmann leads Atletico to La Liga win over Rayo

Madrid: Superstar forward Antoine Griezmann led Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano, a result that gets the club back on track in the La Liga. Atletico came out eager for a win here on Saturday after having lost their last two Spanish-league games against Real Betis and Real Madrid, but instead it was

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