Latest Sports Updates 29-08-2020 @ 9.00 p.m.IST

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Sports Ministry today announced massive hike in four of seven categories of National Sports awards.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award winner will get Rs.25 lakh more than current Rs.7.5 lakhs.Arjuna award winners will get Rs.15 lakhs instead of Rs.5 lakhs.

Tennis

Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6,6-3,7-6 to reach final of Western and Southern Open in New York.World no.1 is still unbeaten this season.He will play Milos Raonic of Canada in the final on Saturday.

Cycling

French sports minister Blanquer said on Saturday that Covid-19 is unlikely to stop Tour de France this year.

Chess

India reached semifinals of online Chess Olympiad after beating Armenia.Vidit Gujarati,D Harika and Nihal won for India.

Wrestling

Vinesh Phogat tested positive for Covid-19.Bajrang Punia says national camp must go on from September 1 in Sonepat.

 

By Shailesh Padhye