Latest Sports Updates 02-09-2020 @ 8.00 p.m.IST

Tennis

Australian second seed Dominic Thiem advanced to second round of US Open afterJaume Munar retired midway through in the first round.Thien will face Sumit Nagal who became first Indian after Somdev Devvarmann to reach second round of Grand Slam.Among women,Sofia Kenin and Serena Williams advanced to second round on Monday while Venus Williams bowed out.

Badminton

P V Sindhu pulled out of Thomas and Uber Cup finals due to personal reasons.She is also likely to miss Denmark Open in October as well.

Cycling

Imola will host World Road Cycling Championship from September 24-27.

Wrestling

Indian woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat has recovered from Covid-19.She has been tested negative twice.

Basketball

Denver Nuggets reached Eastern conference semifinals after 80-78 win over Utah Jazz.Celtics beat Raptors.Nuggets will face LA Lakers in semis on Thursday.

Rugby

World Rugby has cancelled Hamilton and Sydney legs of Sevens World Series due to uncertainty amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Football

Arsenal plans to allow reduced crowd at Emirates stadium from next month.Premier league games were held without spectators after resuming in June last season after Covid-19 break.Arsenal travel to Fulham for their opening premier league game on September 12.

 

By Shailesh Padhye