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  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea
    Messi back in scoring business in dream start for Koeman
    BARCELONA, September 28 (Reuters): Lionel Messi was back in scoring business for Barcelona on Sunday, leading them to a resounding 4-0 win at home against Villarreal in a near-perfect La Liga opener for the Catalans under new coach Ronald Koeman. Teenage fo
  • Netherlands' Kiki Bertens in action during her first round match against Ukraine's Katarina Zavatska REUTERS/Charles Platiau
    Bertens sets up second-round clash with Errani
    PARIS, September 28 (Reuters): Fifth seed Kiki Bertens recovered from a poor start against French Open debutant Katarina Zavatska to reach the second round with a 2-6 6-2 6-0 victory on Monday. Dutchwoman Bertens was all at sea in the first set as the 20-ye
  • Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race. Pool via REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev
    F1 says COVID positives show protocols are working
    LONDON, September 28 (Reuters): An increased number of positive COVID-19 results in the run up to last Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix shows that safety protocols are working well, the sport said on Monday. Seven people were positive from 3,256
  • Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his first round match against Croatia's Marin Cilic REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
    No US hangover for Thiem as he dispatches Cilic
    PARIS, September 28 (Reuters): Austria's Dominic Thiem showed no sign of a hangover from his U.S. Open triumph as he began his Roland Garros campaign with an impressive 6-4 6-3 6-3 win over Marin Cilic on Monday. Third seed Thiem, beaten by Rafa Na
  • REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE. Reuters File Photo
    Premier League has a month to decide on any handball law change request
    MANCHESTER, England, September 28 (Reuters): Any move from the Premier League to change the handball law for next season would need to be submitted to international law-making body IFAB next month in order to be considered. IFAB holds its annual meeting, th
  • Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her first round match against France's Oceane Dodin REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
    Kvitova sails past Dodin into second round in Paris
    PARIS, September 28 (Reuters): Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova put in a power-packed show to beat Oceane Dodin 6-3 7-5 on Monday and breeze into the second round of the French Open. The 30-year-old twice Wimbledon champion lost only two points on serv
  • Barcelona's Ansu Fati celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Albert Gea
    Sensational Fati shows there is life after Messi
    MADRID, September 28 (Reuters): Lionel Messi might have grabbed the headlines this summer for all the wrong reasons as he attempted to leave Barcelona, but on Monday morning they finally belonged to someone else. Despite being just 17, a lot is expected of
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after he finished in third place in the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS
    Mercedes knew Hamilton was in trouble before Russian GP start
    (Reuters): Mercedes knew Lewis Hamilton was going to be in trouble with Formula One stewards when they saw where he was practising his starts for the Russian Grand Prix, according to engineering director Andrew Shovlin. The six-times world champion, on pole
  • Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) holds up the Eastern Conference Championship trophy after defeating the Boston Celtics  in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. (USA TODAY Sports Photo via Reuters)
    NBA: Heat take down Celtics, move on to NBA Finals
    (Reuters/Field Level Media): Bam Adebayo had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds, Tyler Herro came alive with 11 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat booked their trip to the NBA Finals with a 125-113 Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday Morn
  • FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - September 27, 2020. Britain's Andy Murray during his first round match against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo
    Murray needs to stop thinking about himself, says Wilander
    Reuters Andy Murray should consider whether he has the right to accept wild cards into major tournaments at the expense of emerging young players, seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander said after the Briton crashed out of the French Open. Murray, a for
  • Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - September 27, 2020 Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho Pool via REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas
    Spurs deserve more respect, says Mourinho
    Reuters Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham Hotspur deserve more respect as a club after a controversial handball decision denied them a victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday. Lucas Moura gave Spurs the lead but the north London side w
  • Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Granada - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - September 27, 2020. Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their sixth goal with Saul Niguez REUTERS/Sergio Perez
    Suarez motivated by fresh start at Atletico after leaving Barca
    MADRID, September 28 (Reuters): Luis Suarez is relishing his new challenge at Atletico Madrid following his dream debut for the club on Sunday when the former Barcelona striker scored twice and set up another goal in the 6-1 demolition of Granada. The Uruguay st
  • Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Leicester City - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - September 27, 2020 Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates his hat-trick with the match ball after the match Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill
    Vardy treble inspires Leicester to 5-2 win over Man City
    MANCHESTER, September 28 (Reuters): A Jamie Vardy hat-trick coupled with goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans steered Leicester City to a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday and kept them top of the Premier League with a maximum nine points from
  • Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - September 27, 2020. Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his first round match against Britain's Andy Murray REUTERS/Charles Platiau
    Wawrinka thrashes Murray as big match falls flat
    PARIS, September 28 (Reuters): What was billed as an opening-day classic between two old warriors turned into a damp squib as Stan Wawrinka crushed Andy Murray 6-1 6-3 6-2 at the French Open on Sunday. The last time they met on Court Philippe Chatrier, in t
  • FILE PHOTO: Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 19, 2020 Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter final match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill/File Photo
    Nadal gears up for 'most difficult' French Open title defence
    Reuters Rafa Nadal will look to continue his Paris love affair when he begins the defence of his French Open title and his quest for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday. Nadal needs seven victories to bring up a cent


  • Clinical trial of Ayurvedic remedy for Covid-19 shows groundbreaking results
    New Delhi, September 28 (IANS): A groundbreaking interim report on a clinical trial being conducted in three hospitals has shown that Covid-19 patients on natural treatment are resolving most symptoms earlier than those on conventional medicines. The interim report on combination treatm
  • Healthy at Heart
    New Delhi, September 28 (IANSlife): This World Heart Day, let's have a light-hearted conversation about the importance of having a healthy heart and how one should take care of it. Being aware of cardiovascular diseases and measures to prevent them is of utmost importance to all of us,
  • Treating the heart with scientific breakthroughs, lifestyle changes
    New Delhi, September 27 (IANSlife): From the time the first Coronavirus case was recorded in China, to India's numbers crossing four million, COVID-19 has millions of lives under its ambit. Now, for a country like India, where the cardiovascular disease burden is already at an alarming
  • 'Vitamin D cuts complications, risk of death in Covid patients'
    New York, September 26 (IANS): A new research adds to the growing body of evidence that patients with sufficient levels of Vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from Covid-19. According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, hospitalised Covid-19 patien
  • 9 ways to build resilience and tackle mental health problems
    New Delhi, September 26 (IANSlife): Covid-19 has triggered a global financial crisis and due to strict adoption of lockdown measures, the magnitude of poor mental health is increasing across the world. The 'New Normal' hopes to bring a positive outcome, but the fear of contracting


  • In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes
    A fresh upsurge in infections has quelled hopes that Manaus city had achieved herd immunity against the virus BRASILIA, September 28 (Reuters) - The largest city in Brazil's Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash
  • Advantage agricultural reforms: A turning point for farmers
    BY R.K. PACHNANDA IANS | September 27 After retirement from the army, my father took up farming at Village Shahpur, on the Pinjore-Nalagarh Road, in Haryana. After every wheat harvest, my mother used to cart the wheat herself on the tractor to the Chandigarh mandi. She used to wait for
  • Jaswant Singh: A soft-spoken former Army officer, astute politician (Obituary)
    New Delhi, September 27 (IANS): A soft-spoken man, former BJP leader Jaswant Singh was one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a leading light of the party when Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishan Advani helmed it through the tumultuous period of Indian politics. And
  • Dirty secret: Half of world lacks clean cooking, at a huge cost
    Failure to provide about 4 billion people with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing $2.4 trillion a year   BARCELONA, September 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global failure to provide about 4 billion people - half the world's population - with
  • World's youth rallies against climate change
    As climate impacts surge, Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future protesters mount more than 3,100 demonstrations around the world BRUSSELS, September 25 (Reuters) - United under Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people rallied worldwide on Friday to demand urgent action to halt ca


  • Sona Mohapatra: The men in film land only stick to milk and biscuits?
    Mumbai, September 28 (IANS): Singer Sona Mohapatra finds it strange that only actresses are being singled out as alleged drug users in Bollywood, while none of their male counterparts have come under the radar of suspicion. On Monday, in a verified Facebook post, Sona also spoke about t
  • Changing footwear trends in India
    New Delhi, September 27 (IANSlife): Covid-19 has changed consumer buying patterns across segments, ranging from FMCG, personal care, apparel to footwear. The change has also led manufacturers to take innovative strategies and widen certain product portfolio ranges to attract consumers and
  • Campaign creates buzz about perils of early marriage and pregnancies in Rajasthan
    Jaipur, September 26 (IANS) : The Zero Teenage Pregnancy (ZTP) campaign, launched at the start of this year, aiming at highlighting the issue in Rajasthan, has created a buzz around the sensitive and important issue of early marriages and pregnancies. In all these months, the campaign h
  • PM Modi is my son: Shaheen Bagh's 'Bilkis Dadi'
    New Delhi, September 25 (ANI): Bilkis Bano, the 82-year-old who earned the moniker "Dadi of Shaheen Bagh" during the long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the national capital has now been named among the 100-most influential global personalities by Time magazine.
  • Raveena Tandon on drugs probe: Celebrities are soft targets
    Mumbai, September 25 (IANS): Actress Raveen Tandon on Friday said celebrities are soft targets in the ongoing drugs-related investigation. The actress feels the war against drugs should be across the country, and not just be restricted to probing film industries. Raveena expressed her o