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  • Switzerland's Roger Federer plays the ball during his ATP Tour Singles, Men, 1st Round match against Ilya Ivashka from Belarus in Halle, Germany, Monday, June 14, 2021. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
    Roger Federer wins Halle opener on return to grass
    HALLE, Germany, June 14 (AP) — Roger Federer returned to the court with a win over qualifier Ilya Ivashka on Monday as the Swiss player chases his 11th Halle Open title after withdrawing from the French Open to prioritize the grass-court season. Feder
  • Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall Monday, June 14, 2021 in Paris. French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare sweep of titles at Roland Garros as she won a third women's doubles major trophy with fellow Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova on Sunday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
    French Open champ Krejcikova 15th in singles, 1st in doubles
    June 14 (AP): French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova’s twin titles at Roland Garros earned jumps in the WTA rankings to No. 15 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. The women’s and men’s rankings released Monday determine which players are eligible
  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hug while holding their trophies after their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Paris. Djokovic won 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
    Tsitsipas says his grandmother died just before French final
    PARIS, June 14 (AP) — French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas said Monday his grandmother died just before he played the final at Roland Garros against Novak Djokovic. Tsitsipas posted on social media that his “very beloved grandmother lost her batt
  • Scotland’s goalkeeper David Marshall is caught in the goal’s net after he failed to save a long distance shot by Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group D match between Scotland and Czech Republic at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow on June 14. (AP Photo)
    Schick scores from way out, Czechs beat Scots 
    GLASGOW, June 14 (AP): Patrik Schick spotted the goalkeeper off his line, launched a looping shot from just inside the halfway line, and gave his team a two-goal lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Schick scored both goals for the Czech Republic on Monday in a 2-
  • Paris : Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the cup after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Paris. Djokovic won 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. AP/PTI
    Break after first two sets helped me bury self-doubts: Djokovic
    Paris, June 14 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic attributed his comeback in French Open final from two sets down to winning the title to a small break that helped him bury self-doubts. After losing the first two sets 6-7(6), 2-6, the Serb left the Court Philippe
  • Netherlands, Austria, England start with wins in Euro 2020
    Amsterdam, June 14 (IANS) Gritty Ukraine bounced back from two goals down but Denzel Dumfries's late winner helped the Netherlands snatch a 3-2 win on home soil in Euro 2020 on Sunday. The third match-day also saw Austria overpower North Macedonia 3-1 and En
  • Williamson likely to be fit for WTC final vs all-round India: Latham
    Southampton, June 14 (IANS) New Zealand opener Tom Latham has said that captain Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling are recovering well and is confident the duo will be available for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India from June 18
  • Get set, play late to score in England: Rahane
    Southampton, June 14 (IANS) India Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said that batsmen need to get set and play late to score runs in England. India play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand from June 18 here at the Hampshire Bowl a
  • Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Venezuela on a penalty kick during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
    Brazil opens Copa America with 3-0 win over Venezuela
    SAO PAULO, June 14 (AP) — Brazil kicked off a Copa America tournament that has been opposed by some members of its own team with a 3-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday. Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa scored in the opener at Mané Garrincha stadiu
  • Colombia's Rafael Borre, left, and Colombia's Miguel Borja celebrate the opening goal scored by Colombia's Edwin Cardona during a Copa America soccer match against Ecuador at Arena Pantanal stadium in Cuiaba, Brazil, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
    Choreographed move gives Colombia 1-0 win at Copa America
    CUIABA, Brazil, June 14 (AP) — A surprising choreographed move gave Colombia a 1-0 win against Ecuador on Sunday in its first match of Copa America. Edwin Cardona was the scored the winner at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá in the 42nd minute of a tens
  • Djokovic tops Tsitsipas in 5 at French Open for 19th major
    Paris, June 13 (AP): Talented and tenacious as they come, Novak Djokovic was not about to concede a thing after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic looked diminished and depleted at
  • Barbora-Katerina clinch French Open women's doubles title
    Paris, June 13 (IANS): No.2 seeded Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova on Sunday clinched their second French Open women's doubles title, beating No.14 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA and Iga Swiatek of Poland 6-4, 6-2 in the final here.
  • New Zealand win 2nd Test, clinch series in England after 22 years
    Birmingham, June 13 (IANS): New Zealand defeated England by eight wickets in the second Test on Sunday and won the two-match series 1-0 - their first series triumph in England in 22 years. The win pushed New Zealand back to the No.1 spot in Test rankings. The wi
  • Aussie McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record
    Canberra, June 13 (IANS): Australian teenager Kaylee McKeown has smashed the women's 100m backstroke world record, according to Swimming Australia. McKeown, 19, swam the event in 57.45 seconds at the Australian Swimming Trials in South Australia (SA) on Sund
  • Belgium's Thomas Meunier, right, celebrates with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku after scoring his sides second goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Russia and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Anton Vaganov/Pool via AP)
    Lukaku sends message to Eriksen as Belgium wins at Euro 2020
    St. Petersburg (Russia), June 13 (AP) Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first of his two goals in Belgium''s 3-0 win over Russia on Saturday at the European Championship. After swivelling to


  • Do you have digital eye strain?
    New Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) If you have felt increased screen time is doing a number on your eyes and potentially contributing to digital eye strain, a survey shows you're not alone. Findings show that 80 per cent of respondents say pandemic-prompted screen time put their eyes in &qu
  • How excess sugar consumption causes fatty liver
    Mandi, June 14 (IANS): A team of researchers from IIT Mandi has identified the underlying biochemical relationship between the consumption of excessive sugar and the development of afatty liver', medically known as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is a condition
  • Headphones, earbuds may affect hearing in children
    New York, June 13 (IANS) Increased usage of headphones, earbuds likely to raise hearing troubles in children as their auditory system maturation is incomplete, warn experts. Children, teenagers, and young adults are listening to many hours of music daily at volumes exceeding the globall
  • No substantial evidence to suggest children will be more affected in Covid third wave: Report
    New Delhi, June 12 (PTI): There appears to be no substantial evidence to suggest that children will be more affected or have greater illness severity due to COVID-19 in the anticipated third wave, according to a new report. The Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force prepared the re
  • 719 doctors died in 2nd wave, Bihar records highest deaths
    New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) As many as 719 doctors have died during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest report by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) with Bihar reporting the highest number of 111 doctors dying in the line of duty. The second wave of coronav


  • G-7 Summit Disappoints
    By Asad Mirza IANS | June 14 The 3Cs: Covid, China and Climate Change dominated the G-7 Summit. But overall the leaders were not able to present a united stand on any major issue. The 47th annual G-7 Summit, ended on Sunday last at the Carbis Bay in Cornwall, UK. Though the British
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav must be transferred to a neutral country
    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza IANS | June 12 On June 11, in a bold move, Pakistan's National Assembly managed to pass a bill that would give Kulbushan Jadhav, the Indian national and former naval officer, the right to appeal against accusations of espionage. Jadhav was awarded death se
  • Indian SIM cards used in China for frauds under lens
    New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Indian agencies are engaged in getting details of 1,300 SIM cards as they were being used by a gang of Chinese to hack accounts and commit financial frauds, a suspected activity of a Chinese intelligence agency. All the telecom operators are learnt to have been
  • Rich nations along with India must step up game to bridge Nepal's Covid vax shortages
    By Rahul Kumar New Delhi, June 12 (IANS): Developed countries, in partnership with India, need to step up their game to support Nepal, which is staring at significant shortages of Covid-19 vaccines. Having vaccinated a substantial number of their citizens, countries such as the Unite
  • Caravan tourism the preferred option for travellers in India?
    New Delhi, June 12 (IANSlife) Travellers are more mindful about following protocols of social distancing and ensuring proper sanitisation and hygiene at all times for a hassle-free travel experience in the current scenario. Caravans are considered a saviour in these times for those who wan