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  • Finland beats Denmark at Euro 2020 after Eriksen''s collapse
    Copenhagen, June 13 (AP) Joel Pohjanpalo scored and Lukas Hradecky saved a penalty to give Finland a 1-0 victory over Denmark on Saturday in a European Championship game overshadowed by Christian Eriksen''s collapse on the field. The game was suspended for about 90 minutes after Eriksen needed urgent medical treatment near the end of the first half before being taken to a hospital. The Danish soccer federation said Eriksen was awake and in stable condition. "Of cours
  • Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen is 'awake and is undergoing further examinations'
    Copenhagen, June 12 (AP): Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was taken to a hospital Saturday after collapsing on the field during a match at the European Championship. The governing body of European soccer said Eriksen has been stabilized and the Danish soccer federation said he was awake. "Christian Eriksen is awake and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet," the Danish federation wrote on Twitter. The Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland wa
  • Christian Eriksen collapses during Denmark-Finland game at Euro 2020; match suspended
    Copenhagen, June 12 (AP):  The European Championship game between Denmark and Finland was suspended Saturday after needed urgent medical attention on the field near the end of the first half. Eriksen was given treatment for about 10 minutes after collapsing on the field before being carried off on a stretcher. UEFA then announced the game had been suspendedChristian Eriksen "due to a medical emergency." A stadium announcer asked fans to stay in their seats until
  • Barbora Krejcikova wins 1st Grand Slam title at French Open
    Paris, June 12 (AP): Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova won her first Grand Slam title by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the French Open final Saturday. This was only the fifth major tournament in singles for Krejcikova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic. She is the third unseeded women's champion in the last five years at Roland Garros.  Krejcikova now will try to become the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win the French Open singles and doub
  • Wales earn draw against Switzerland
    BAKU, June 12 (AP): With his head wrapped in bandages the same color as his red shirt, Keiffer Moore nodded in an equalizer to give Wales a 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Saturday at the European Championship. The goal off a cross from Joe Morrell in the 74th minute hinted that Wales could again be a surprise contender at Euro 2020, like it was five years ago when the team reached the Euro 2016 semifinals. For Moore, it was the biggest step so far in a long journey to soccer’
  • Weightlifter Mirabai qualifies for Olympics
    New Delhi, June 12 (IANS): India's Mirabai Chanu, the 2017 world champion in weightlifting, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in women's 49 kg category, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Friday. The 26-year-old from Manipur has qualified on the basis of her world ranking points. The Indian lifter is ranked second in the women's 49kg category with 4133,6172 points in her kitty. China's Hou Zhihui is top-ranked in 49kg with 4926,4
  • Eleven Indian domestic cricketers sign up for USA league: Report
    New York, June 12 (IANS): As many 11 cricketers with domestic experience in India, including ex-India under-19 player Smit Patel, former Delhi batsman Milind Kumar and ex-Gujarat pacer Siddharth Trivedi have been named in the roster for Minor League Cricket T20 (MiLC), a 27 city-based franchise tournament in United States of America (USA), said a media report. The six-week league, organised by American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), will start on July 31 and played over weekends. It has
  • Italy convincing in 3-0 win over Turkey to open Euro 2020
    Rome, June 12 (AP) Italy waited a long time for this European Championship to start and then showed Friday just how eager the team was to play the tournament opener. After humiliatingly failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Italy was already back on track with a perfect qualifying campaign of 10 wins in 10 matches. Now Roberto Mancini's team has begun its first major international tournament in five years with a convincing 3-0 win over Turkey. It was important to start w
  • Djokovic hands Nadal 3rd loss in 108 French Open matches
    PARIS, June 12 (AP) — Sprinting, sliding and stretching, anticipating each other’s moves for four sets and more than four hours, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal produced a masterpiece in the French Open semifinals. Djokovic, as it happens, is one of only two men in tennis history who knows what it takes to beat Nadal at Roland Garros. And now Djokovic has done it twice — this time ending Nadal’s bid for a 14th championship there and record-breaking 21st Grand
  • In football crazy Nagaland, Govt issues Euro Cup 2020 advisory
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 11 Affirming the popularity of the game in the State, the Nagaland government on Friday issued an advisory to its citizens on hours before the anticipated Euro 2020 kicks off at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.    Originally scheduled for 2020, the UEFA European Championship was delayed by a year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for June 11 to July 11, 2021.  As the much awaited UEFA Euro2020 is set to kicks
  • Sports Minister launches athlete injury management system
    New Delhi, June 11 (PTI) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday launched an ambitious initiative to provide world class treatment and rehabilitation to elite athletes injured during competition or training. The Centralised Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS) aims to provide inputs on prevention, diagnosis and high quality treatment and rehabilitation to athletes on time and maintain records for mapping their injury via an Online Athlete Management System. This system, to be
  • Brazil searches for right target man for Copa America
    Sao Paulo, June 11 (AP) Brazil has always produced some of the best goal scorers in soccer. But as the Copa America approaches, Brazil coach Tite knows he doesn't have a Ronaldo or Romario type of target man to rely on. Instead, Tite is split between four options going into Sunday's opener against Venezuela in Brasilia. Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Richarlison and Gabriel Barbosa are in contention. Combined, they have scored 45 goals for the national team. In contrast,
  • Messi, Di Maria and Ag ero in Argentina's Copa America squad
    Buenos Aires, June 11 (AP) Lionel Messi, Sergio Ag ero and ngel Di Mar a are headlining the Argentina squad that will head to Brazil for the Copa America, seeking their national team's first major title since 1993. The list was published Thursday by South American soccer's governing body, CONMEBOL. Defender Juan Foyth and striker Lucas Ocampos are the most notable absentees from the 28-player squad, despite featuring regularly since Lionel Scaloni became head coach in 201
  • As 'A' team coach, made sure every player on tour got a game: Dravid
    New Delhi, June 11 (PTI) Widely credited for creating India's talent pool at the under-19 and A level, former captain and NCA Director Rahul Dravid says during his stint as coach with these teams, he made sure that every cricketer who toured got a game unlike his playing days. Dravid will be head coach of a Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team that will tour Sri Lanka for a white-ball series next month. He doesn't travel with the A and U-19 squads any more but it was he who made s
  • IPL has put Indian cricketers way ahead of their peers: Paddy Upton
    Cape Town, June 11 (IANS) Former India mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken Indian cricketers to a different level vis-a-vis their peers across the world. "If I look at what the IPL has done for young Indian cricketers, it's just shot them literally so much further ahead of any of their T20 peers around the world. The foreign players have been lucky enough to play in the IPL and that's taken their T20 game really so far a
  • WI's Bonner suffers blow to his head, out of first Test
    St Lucia, June 11 (IANS): West Indies No. 3 batsman Nkrumah Bonner suffered concussion after a sharp bouncer from South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje hit his helmet leading to Keiran Powell taking field as like-for-like replacement on the first day of the first Test. Bonner, who top-edged the first ball he faced off Nortje as he attempted a hook but deflected the ball onto his helmet, continued batting on Thursday despite getting hit before he was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada for 10.
  • French Open: It's Barbora vs Anastasia in women's final
    Paris, June 11 (IANS): Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova pulled off a remarkable upset by outlasting No.17 seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a French Open women's semi-final match to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday. Barbora saved a match point at 5-3 in the third set and went on to win the titanic battle in three hours and 18 minutes. Barbora will play first-time Grand Slam finalist No.31 seed Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated world No.85 Tamara Zi
  • Another wrestler arrested in Sagar Dhankar murder case
    New Delhi, June 11 (IANS): The Delhi Police on Friday arrested another wrestler in connection with the May 4 Chhatrasal Stadium brawl that led to the death of Sagar Dhankar, an official said. The Delhi Police official said the arrested wrestler has been identified as Anirudh. This is the 10th arrest in connection with the case, including that of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar who was arrested on May 24 by the Special Cell sleuths after being on the run for over 18 d
  • Euro Cup: Football fans gear up in Nagaland
    Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung | June 10  If there is one thing that is keeping the spirits high for the people, at the moment, it is the Euro 2020 (2021). The tournament, originally scheduled from June 12 to July 12, 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was rescheduled for June 11 to July 11. Along with the global football fans, Nagaland state is no less excited and gearing up for the kickoff of the tournament. Along Alingri, a hardcore German fan from
  • England team wears anti-discrimination jerseys
    Birmingham, June 10 (IANS): Ahead of the second Test against New Zealand here at Edgbaston, the England cricket team players wore black anti-discrimination t-shirts as they repeated the 'moment of unity' gesture from first Test at Lord's. The black jersey that the England players wore had the logo of the England team and had 'Cricket is a Game for Everyone' inscribed on the front. The gesture comes after pace bowler Ollie Robinson was dropped from the second T