Latest Sports Updates 03-09-2020 @ 8.00 p.m.IST

Tennis

World no 1 Novak Djokovic beat Kyle Edmond 6-7,6-4,6-4,6-2 to reach third round of US Open.Stefanos Tsistipas and Dennis Shapovalov also made it to round 3.Among women,top seed Karolina Pliskova bowed out after losing 1-6,6-7 to Caroline Garcia in second round.

Badminton

Indian National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels the country will get more medals in post Covid-19 world.He says future stars will come from states like Manipur.

Football

Brazil have announced equal pay for both men’s and women’s football teams.It is one of the few countries to make such a pledge.

Golf

Asian Tour golf has suffered financially as Covid-19 pandemic has halted competitions.PGA and European Tours are underway since June.

Cycling

Britain’s Adam Yates took the yellow jersey on Wednesday at Tour de France.Overnight leader Julian was penalised in the final 20KM.

Wrestling

Indian wrestler Babita Phogat had demanded the change of name for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.She says the award should be in the name of sportsperson rather than former Prime Minister.

Multi-Sports

Meritorious sportspersons including those competing in indigenous and traditional sports like mallakhamb, tug-of-war and roll ball will now be eligible under the sports quota for central government jobs..

Chess

Grandmaster P Aniyan became first Indian to win annual World Open Chess last month.The results of online tournament were declared on Thursday.

 

By Shailesh Padhye