Latest Sports Updates 23-07-2020 @ 9.00 p.m.IST

Football

La Liga club Villarreal appointed former Arsenal boss Unai Emery on a three year term.Emery has a proven track record of getting Spanish teams into Champions League.Valencia finished third three times while Sevilla won Europa league title under him.

Chess

Five time world champion Vishwanathan Anand lost his second straight game at Legends of Chess online tournament to world no.1 Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday.

Hockey

Both Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams respective skippers Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal are hopeful of podium finish by their teams at Tokyo Olympics next year.

Shooting

India’s 10m Air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary is training at a fortress like conditions at his house in Kalina village in UP since lockdown due to Covid-19  pandemic.He has been protected well by his family.However he will have to leave for New Delhi for national camp beginning August 1.

Tennis

World no.2 Simona Halep said she is looking forward to playing WTA event in Prague next month.She will be making her debut at the event beginning from August 3 which will mark resumption of tennis after months of Covid-19 pandemic.

Athletics

Indian 4*400m mixed relay team’s silver medal in 2018 Asiad has been upgraded to gold following doping ban handed to one of Bahrain runner who won silver.

 

By Shailesh