Aussie men thriving at Eastbourne

Four Australian men – Alexei Popyrin, Alex de Minaur, John Millman and Max Purcell – have advanced to the second round at an ATP 250 tournament in Eastbourne. Eastbourne, UK, 23 June 2021 | Leigh Rogers There are 16 men remaining in the singles draw at this week’s ATP 250 tournament in Eastbourne – and … Read more

‘Tying reforms, incentives helped widen adoption’

India has moved from a model of ‘reforms by stealth and compulsion’ to a new model of ‘reforms by conviction and incentives’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, referring to States being granted additional borrowing limits last year under a reform-linked window. Raising enough resources for public welfare while ensuring sustainability is proving to … Read more

British teenagers lead Wimbledon charge

Jack Pinnington Jones is ranked 1194 in the world British teenagers Felix Gill, Jack Pinnington Jones and Arthur Fery overcame big rankings gaps to win their openers in Wimbledon qualifying. Gill, 19, beat Serbia’s Danilo Petrovic, ranked 823 places above him, 7-5 7-6 (8-6). Fery, also 19, defeated 29th seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India, ranked … Read more

Watson & Dart lose Eastbourne openers

Heather Watson reached the Eastbourne semi-finals in 2017 British number two Heather Watson and Harriet Dart narrowly lost their first-round matches at the Eastbourne International. Watson, 29, had led 4-1 in the decider against fourth seed Iga Swiatek but was beaten 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 7-5. Earlier, Dart also fought back against Elena Rybakina but was … Read more

NMDC net, revenue leap on robust ore demand

Mining major NMDC’s said its consolidated net profit surged to ₹2,836 crore for the quarter ended March from ₹315 crore in the year-earlier period on the back of iron ore demand and realisation remaining robust. Total income more than doubled to ₹6,933 crore. Iron-ore production rose 30% to 12.31 million tonnes. Iron ore sales increased … Read more

Shubenkov cleared of doping

Russian former world champion hurdler Sergei Shubenkov was cleared on Tuesday in a “genuinely exceptional” doping case that was prosecuted in secret. Shubenkov’s positive test “resulted from his unintentional ingestion of residue from medication being used to treat a family member,” Athletics Integrity Unit said in announcing the verdict of an independent tribunal. The 2015 … Read more

‘PIL petition led to 2-year delay in metro work’

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) on Tuesday told the High Court of Karnataka that work on a metro project is running two years behind schedule compared to other metro projects in the country in view of a PIL petition through which the court is examining the process of approval granted for felling trees. Senior … Read more

Seven Australians advance in Wimbledon qualifying

Seven Australians scored wins on day two of Wimbledon 2021 qualifying, keeping their hopes alive of earning a coveted main draw spot. London, UK, 23 June 2021 | Leigh Rogers There were nine Australians in action on day two of Wimbledon 2021 qualifying – and impressively, seven of them scored wins. Chris O’Connell showed plenty … Read more