World no.9 Naomi Osaka held her nerves before winning against compatriot Misaki Doi 6-2,5-7,6-2:in the first round of US Open on Monday.On men’s side,top seed Novak Djokovic cruised past Danil Damir Dzumhur 6-1,6-4,6-1.However 16th seed local hope John Isner went down to countryman Steve Johnson in five sets.
Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade says he will train once swimming pools reopen.He has been five months away from pool due to Covid-19 lockdown.He went into negativity after June and even considered retirement from the sport.
Indian veteran paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal says had he applied for Khel Ratna and Manika Batra got the award,he would have felt hurt.
Spanish footballer David Silva tested positive for Covid-19.He is asymptomatic and is in self-isolation.
Russian Athletics Federation has submitted doping reform plan to World body.Russian Federation was on the brink of expulsion after missing 1st July deadline to pay fine.
Oklahoma city thunder forced game 7 against Houston Rockets after 104-100 win in NBA playoffs.Miami Heat beat Milwaukee Bucks.
Australian rider Caleb Ewan won third stage of Tour de France on Monday.
Indian boxer Simranjit Kaur on Tuesday received Rs.5 lakhs from Punjab Govt. As promised earlier.She is the first punjabi Indian woman who has qualified for Tokyo Olympics.
By Shailesh Padhye