Saturday Sports Updates 01-08-2020 @ 9.00 p.m.IST

Tennis

Madrid Open organisers have been advised by local health officials not to stage the tournament next month due to rise in Covid-19 cases in the Spanish Capital.Tournament featuring both men and women was scheduled to take place from September 12-20.

Cricket

South Africa’s cricket tour to West Indies has been indefinitely postponed due to rescheduled IPL in September.The tour included either 2 tests or 5 T20Is.

Football

PSG completed domestic treble after beating Olympique Lyon 6-5 on penalties to lift French League Cup on Friday.Both teams ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time.

Badminton

Govt.allows P V Sindhu and Co.to train at Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad after 150 days hiatus due to Covid-19 lockdown.Telangana govt.has decided to open stadiums and playgrounds from August 5.

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix.He is seeking record extending seventh Silverstone victory on Sunday.

Golf

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma missed the cut at Hero Open in Birmingham.This was his first start since the return of competitive golf on European Tour after Covid-19.Meanwhile Arjun Atwal made the cut at Barracuda Championship on PGA tour.

Hockey

Rising Indian hockey girl Mumtaz Khan wants to help India win medals at Asian Games and Olympics.She has put up impressive performance for India as a junior team member.

Basketball

Houston Rockets beat Dallas Mavericks 153-149 in overtime on Friday in the NBA bubble.

 

By Shailesh Padhye