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Sports Ministry Awaiting Decision on Covid-19 Vaccination for Tokyo Olympics-bound Athletes

The sports ministry is expecting a decision on Covid-19 vaccination for Olympic Games-bound athletes shortly from the health ministry, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. “It’s sensitive issue, and we are in the process of working out a plan. The health of the elite athletes training in the national camp for Olympics is our priority, but we have to follow protocol of the health department,” said Rijiju.The sports minister, who was chief guest at an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on the eve of the National Marathon, said health workers and frontline staff are the main focus of the government. “But at the same time we don’t want any Olympic-bound athlete to get this contagious virus and spoil his or her preparation,” he said.There has been uncertainty over the...
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Sudha Singh, Srinu Bugatha Eye Tokyo Olympics Qualification at New Delhi Marathon

India’s top runners Srinu Bugatha and Sudha Singh are confident of attaining the qualifying mark for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at the 6th edition of the Ageas Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, which will be held in the national capital on Sunday (March 7, 2021). Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, the two elite athletes disclosed the tough training regimens that they have been going through with their sights firmly fixed on berths for the flight to Tokyo later this year.  Srinu Bugatha, who hails from a farming family in Andhra Pradesh and trains at the Army Institute of Sports in Pune, declared that he was aiming to clock the required under-2:11.30 timing to turn his dream into a reality. “Due to the pandemic I have missed out on a couple of opportunities but I h...
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I-League 2020-21: Indian Arrows vs NEROCA FC Schedule and Match Timings: When and Where to Watch IAFC vs NEROCAFC Telecast, Team News

In the last match of the day in the ongoing I-League 2020-21 tournament, India Arrows take on NEROCA FC in a Group B fixture on Saturday, March 6 at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium, in Kalyani. Indian Arrows have won just one out of their five last matches including a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of TRAU FC. The team will now aim to make a turnaround when they clash against NEROCA FC tonight. They are currently languishing at the bottom of the Group B standings with four points from 10 games.NEROCA FC too share the same fate as they too registered a solitary win from their last five outings. The Imphal-based club are a notch above their opponent at the fourth spot with eight points from the same number of games as Indian Arrows.The ISL 2020-21 Indian Arrows vs NEROCA FC is scheduled to kick ...
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OSA vs BAR Dream11 Predictions, La Liga 2020-21 Osasuna vs Barcelona – Playing XI, Football Fantasy Tips

After a superb comeback in the Copa Del Rey final, Barcelona will be hoping to cut down the gap to the top of the table when they take on Osasuna on Sunday, March 7. The 2020/21 La Liga fixture will be held at the El Sadar Stadium, in Pamplona.Ronald Koeman’s side are currently second in La Liga standings, five points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid. However, the Blaugrana are level on points with third placed Real Madrid and are ahead on goal difference.Meanwhile, currently placed 13th in the La Liga standings, Osasuna find themselves in the mid-table after 25 games. Jagoba Arrasate’s side are six points clear of the relegation zone and have won three of their last four league outings.However, in the reverse fixture played in November last year, Barcelona thrashed Osasuna 4-0.The...
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BUR vs ARS Dream11 Team Prediction Premier League 2020-21 Burnley vs Arsenal Playing XI, Football Fantasy Tips

Burnley and Arsenal last met each other in the December 14 match of the Premier League 2020-21. In the outing, Burnley defeated Arsenal by 1-0. The two sides are now scheduled to meet in a kick-off on Saturday, March 6. Burnley will desperately be looking forward to score a win in this match, as they have been winless for the last four matches that they have played in the ongoing league. In their latest, the team ended the game in a draw after they and their opponent Leicester City scored one goal each. The team currently have seven wins and 29 points from 27 matches. Arsenal, on the other hand, are slightly better off than Burnley in the league, as they currently have 37 points from 26 matches after their latest win against Leicester City by 3-1.BUR vs ARS Premier League 2020-21 Burnle...
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I-League 2020-21: Chennai City FC vs Sudeva Delhi FC Schedule and Match Timings: When and Where to Watch CCFC vs SDFC Telecast, Team News

In an attempt to distance themselves from relegation in Group B of the I-League 2020-21, Chennai City FC cross swords with Sudeva Delhi FC. The match will be played at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan,in Kolkata and the kick-off is scheduled for 2 PM IST.Chennai City FC lost their last game 0-3 against Aizawl FC and now sit in the third position in the Group B with nine points from 10 games so far. Even though Sudeva Delhi are immune to relegation, they too come into the clash after losing narrowly to TRAU FC in their last round of league games. The defeat moved them to the second place in Group B standings with nine points from the same number of games as Chennai.Going into the match, newcomers Sudeva Delhi FC hold the head-to-head advantage as they shocked Chennai City FC with a 4-0 win....
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UFC 259: Aljamain Sterling Quietly Confident of Ending Petr Yan’s Reign as Bantamweight Champion

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) latest event UFC 259 will feature not one, not two, but three title defences on the same card. Bantamweight champion Petr Yan will be among those putting their title on the line at Las Vegas on Saturday when he takes on Aljamain Sterling. ‘The Funk Master’ as he is nicknamed will be hoping to snap Yan’s undefeated streak in UFC – he currently boasts a 7-0-0 record. Sterling concedes that Yan is a ‘very tough’ dude but is confident he can exploit certain loopholes in the champion’s game and end the night with his hand raised high. “Petr Yan is a very tough dude, he’s durable, he’s a gamer. He’s a pressure fighter, he keeps the fight in front of you the entire time; he walks his opponents down so that he can land that big shot,” Sterling told New...
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Preston Leads Liberty Over Stetson 77-64 In Atlantic Sun

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.: Chris Parker scored 16 points and Liberty beat Stetson 77-64 on Friday in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament semifinals and later earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament when North Alabama reached the title game.North Alabama, a 96-81 winner over Florida Gulf Coast, is ineligible for the NCAA Tournament because it is in a four-year Division I transition period.Blake Preston added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Darius McGhee added 13 points and nine assists to help Liberty (22-5) reach a conference championship game for the fourth straight season.Christiaan Jones had 20 points for the Hatters (11-14). Chase Johnston added 16 points.__For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Source link
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Petra Kvitova, Garbie Muguruza Advance to Qatar Open Final

Petra Kvitova and Garbie Muguruza both advanced to the Qatar Open final on Friday, one winning in straight sets and the other without even playing a point. Muguruza advanced when Victoria Azarenka pulled out with a back injury. Kvitova beat Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-4, winning the final four games after trailing 4-2 in the second set.“I was just trying to get back to the rhythm which I lost after the first set and I’m really glad that I found a way,” Kvitova said. Pegula, who reached the quarterfinals at last month’s Australian Open, was playing her seventh match in as many days after coming through qualifying in Doha.“She is a very solid player from the baseline, and as we saw she can play some volleys as well, so it was very difficult,” Kvitova said. Kvitova will play in her first final s...
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Swiss Open 2021: Kidambi Srikanth Through to Semi-finals

Former champion Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the men’s singles semifinals of the Swiss Open after a straight game win over sixth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand here. World no. 10 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also entered the semifinals of the super 300 event, continuing their good run following a last four finish at Toyota Thailand Open in January.Fourth seed Srikanth beat Wangcharoen 21-19 21-15 in 44 minutes, while second seeds Satwik and Chirag saw off fifth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 12-21 21-19 21-12 in the men’s doubles competition on Friday night. Former world no. 1 Srikanth, who had last made it to semis at the Hong Kong Super 500 in November, 2019, will clash with top seed and world no. 2 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.It will be the first clash between the...