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Nadal battles past Medvedev to lift 19th Grand Slam title

REUTERS New York Rafael Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth US Open title on Sunday, moving within one Grand Slam crown of matching Roger Federer’s record of 20. A routine end to the Flushing Meadows fortnight looked on the cards when Nadal, already two sets up, …

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India men to play Russia; women draw tricky USA

PTI LAUSANNE In a favourable draw, India’s men’s hockey team was on Monday pitted against lower-ranked Russia while the women’s team drew a tricky USA in the final round of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers. The teams will compete in two back-to-back matches to make it to the Tokyo Games. The men’s team will compete on November 1-2 while the women’s …

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Rashid Khan leads Afghanistan to historic win against Bangladesh

IANS Chattogram Rashid Khan followed up his first innings fifer with a six-wicket haul as Afghanistan made short work of the Bangladesh tail to record a historic win here on Monday. This is the first time Afghanistan won a Test away from home in what was their first away Test. They beat Bangladesh by 224 runs. The first two sessions …

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Andreescu overcomes Serena to win her first Grand Slam

New York: Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting and nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American’s bid to equal the all-time record. Andreescu matched Williams’ power throughout the slugfest and kept her composure under intense pressure to fend off a late comeback from the …

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England collapse as Aussies retain Ashes

Manchester: Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series with just one test remaining. England, who resumed the day on 18-2, were bowled out for 197 on the final day with Australia seamer Pat Cummins taking four for 43. Australia’s victory, with 81 balls remaining, …

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Darren, Richard lead Chandor Club in semis

Chandor: Second half strikers from attacking medio Darren Fernandes and Richard D’Sa enabled Chandor Club to overcome a strong Curtorim Gymkhana with a comfortable 2-0 win and enter the final of 46th Chandor Seamen Rolling Trophy Football Tournanment played at Chandor grounds on Sunday. Chandor Club went into the lead in the 43rd minute following a forward pass to Darren …

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St Xavier’s begin with thumping win

Panaji: St Xavier’s Higher Secondary School thrashed Jawahar Matric HSS, Tamil Nadu 5-0 in their first match of the Subroto Cup U-17 football tournament held in New Delhi. The first goal came through Fluino Carvalho who gave his team the lead in the 17 minute after taking a free kick. But Madan Pomburphekar who was on trot, scored a brace …

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Portugal rekindle qualification hopes with win over Serbia

Belgrade: European champions Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva helping them to a pulsating 4-2 Group B victory in Serbia on Saturday. The victory lifted the Portuguese to second place in the group on five points from three games, eight behind runaway leaders Ukraine …

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Qatar match great opportunity to learn from: Stimac

Doha: India lost to Oman 1-2 but their spirited display raised hopes of the sport going in the right direction under new coach Igor Stimac. They will now take on Asian champions Qatar in their own backyard and the Croatian coach is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead. “As soon as the Oman match ended, we shifted our …

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I have selected players who will help Goa win: Levinio Pereira

NT NETWORK Panaji “Unlike other coaches in the past, I did not have the chance of choosing players to represent Goa for the Santosh trophy based on their league performance. So I requested to GFA to write to all Professional League clubs to send me their six best players. Not all clubs sent me players. There were forty players who …

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