Two more Australian Open players tested positive for Covid-19, an official said today, as the government confirmed it would send the quarantine bill for the tournament to Tennis Australia’s desk. Victoria state police minister Lisa Neville said two players and a non-playing Australian Open participant comprised three new infections reported today. A total of 10 people associated with the Grand Slam, including four players, have now tested positive for the virus.
Shakib returns with 4/8 as Bangladesh beat WI
Shakib Al Hasan claimed 4/8 on his return to international cricket as Bangladesh made a winning start to the three-match ODI series by beating West Indies by six wickets in the opening game today. All-rounder Shakib was back after a ban for failing to report approaches from a bookmaker. Thanks to his wily left-arm spin, Bangladesh bowled the tourists out for 122 in 32.3 overs before reaching 125/4 with 97 balls to spare in reply.
I-League: Aizawl FC beat Gokulam Kerala FC
Former champions Aizawl FC grabbed their first win of the I-League season after defeating Gokulam Kerala FC 2-0 here today. Strikes from Malsawmzuala (40th minute) and Lalrammawia (76th) were enough to hand Aizawl the three points.
ISL: Kerala come from behind to beat Bengaluru
Kerala Blasters came from behind to beat Bengaluru 2-1 in the Indian Super league here today. Cleiton Silva’s 23rd-minute goal was cancelled out by Lalthathanga Khawlhring (73rd minute) before RK Praveen scored the winner late in injury time.
Manu, Angad’s proposal for psychologist approved
The Sports Ministry has approved the proposal of shooters Manu Bhaker and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa to hire the services of a sports psychologist for better preparation ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
Tiger Woods has 5th back surgery
Tiger Woods has suffered a setback with his back, disclosing that he recently had a fifth surgery that will keep him from starting the year until after the West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour. Doctors said the operation was a success and predicted a full recovery. “I look forward to begin training and am focused on getting back out on tour,” Woods said.
Leicester go top with 2-0 win over Chelsea
Leicester City beat Chelsea 2-0 on Tuesday to go top of the Premier League, for 24 hours at least, thanks to goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison. Leicester have 38 points from 19 games but Manchester United, on 37 points, can return to the top with a victory at Fulham. Chelsea’s fifth defeat in eight matches dropped them to eighth place, nine points behind the leaders.
Manav creates ripples at AITA event
Manav Jain, 17, stunned second seed Suraj Prabodh 6-4 1-6 6-2 to enter the quarterfinals of AITA Men’s Championship here today. Agencies