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Bajrang Punia begins training for Tokyo Olympics in Russia
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Bajrang Punia begins training for Tokyo Olympics in Russia

Tokyo Olympic-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia began his final phase of preparations for the Summer Games, sparring and sweating with top Russian grapplers. Bajrang Punia was accompanied by his Georgian coach Shako Bentindis. The duo are training in Vladikavkaz with the 2019 world champion in 70kg (non-Olympic weight class) David Baev."I have started my training in Russia with David Baev, the 2019 world champion in 70kg. There are good sparring partners in Vladikavkaz,' three-time world medalist Bajrang Punia wrote on his Twitter handle.Bajrang Punia, who will represent India at the Tokyo Olympics in the men's 65kg freestyle, had reached Vladikavkaz last month. He will train in Russia for nearly five weeks before flying to Tokyo.In the absence of his regular sparring partner Jitender Ku...
Patrik Schick scores stunning long range goal at Euro 2020
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Patrik Schick scores stunning long range goal at Euro 2020

Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored a stunning long range effort on Monday to inspire his side to a 2-0 win over Scotland in the teams' first game of the tournament. Having already given his country a first-half lead, Schick doubled his tally with a memorable lob from around 50 yards after spotting Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall way off his goal line. The goal came shortly after the restart, with Scotland pushing hard for an equalizer. But after a ricocheted clearance, Schick ran onto the loose ball and produced a magnificent first-time effort which bent and dipped into the back of the net. According to Opta, it was the furthest distance from which a goal has been recorded at the European Championships, since 1980.READ: Denmark's Braithwaite criticizes UEFA for resuming game...
USWNT legend Carli Lloyd defying Father Time in quest for soccer Olympics gold at age 39
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USWNT legend Carli Lloyd defying Father Time in quest for soccer Olympics gold at age 39

Had the Tokyo Olympics been contested in 2020, as scheduled, Carli Lloyd would have been a whole year younger. She’d have turned 38 immediately in advance of the Games, rather than 39 – which, to be frank, still is uncommonly old for a professional soccer player. So maybe those extra 12 months really don’t mean so much. Or maybe they’ve made Lloyd even better at the sport in which she already is a legend. “I actually feel better,” she told Sporting News, after the U.S. Women’s National team completed a 4-0 friendly victory Sunday night over Jamaica. “And I don’t think that, if it was played in 2020, a number of different things wouldn’t have happened.“My family wouldn’t have been a part of it. I wouldn’t have had knee surgery. I changed up my strength program, started working with...
Hills confident Battaash ready for King’s Stand test | Racing News
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Hills confident Battaash ready for King’s Stand test | Racing News

Charlie Hills is confident Battaash will be unhindered by his lack of racecourse action since last August as he bids for back-to-back victories in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.The brilliant sprinter finally broke his duck at the Berkshire venue in last year's renewal of Tuesday's five-furlong Group One before going on to win a fourth King George Stakes at Goodwood and a second Nunthorpe at York. Battaash has not been seen in competitive action since the latter of those triumphs 10 months ago, after a winter setback delayed his reappearance, but Hills has been delighted with his preparation for this Qipco British Champions Series contest.The Lambourn trainer said: "Battaash came in a couple of weeks later than usual this year, so we were never going to fit...
World Test Championship (WTC) final
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World Test Championship (WTC) final

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has made his YouTube debut, and in his first video he has shared a coded message for Indian batsmen ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final.India and New Zealand are gearing up for the WTC final to be held in Southampton from June 18-22. The Kiwis, on Sunday, defeated England in Edgbaston to clinch their first Test series win in England since 1999.On his YouTube channel, Jaffer shared a tip for the Indian batsmen to deal with the conditions in England for the WTC final in his trademark coded style. He said:“I have been on tours to England twice with the Indian team. My coded message for the Indian batsmen is - like our police was famous for this in our old Bollywood movies, use that thing while batting.”He then asked fans to guess what the a...
Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Euros match and ‘was gone’ before resuscitation, doctor says
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Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Euros match and ‘was gone’ before resuscitation, doctor says

The Danish soccer player collapsed on the pitch during his team's opening Euro 2020 match against Finland."Well, what should I say? He was gone. And we did cardiac resuscitation and it was cardiac arrest. How close were we? I don't know," said Morten Boesen. "We got him back after one 'de-fib,' so that is quite fast," the team doctor added, referring to the defibrillator used to revive Eriksen. "The details...I am not a cardiologist, so the details about what happened and further I will leave to the experts."Eriksen sent greetings to his Danish teammates from hospital where he is recovering after falling on the pitch shortly before halftime. "This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hos...
Packers president says Aaron Rodgers is ‘a complicated fella’ amidst feud with team
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Packers president says Aaron Rodgers is ‘a complicated fella’ amidst feud with team

Relationship status: It's complicated. Packers president Mark Murphy recently said that the situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers has divided the fan base, and his comments on Rodgers over the the last week certainly haven't helped matters. Speaking at a recent event at Lambeau Field, Murphy recalled words of wisdom that were shared by former Packers GM Ted Thompson and Rodgers' unique personality (via NBC26). Rodgers is a "complicated" dude:"I'm often reminded though, of Ted Thompson, as most of you know, just a great general manager, passed away (earlier this year)," Murphy said. "(Thompson) often talked about Aaron, that he's a — and it wasn't just Aaron, a lot of different players — he would say 'He's a complicated fella.' So I'll just say that."MORE: Rodgers-Packers...
Joe Harris: Culture and sharpshooter and are keys to Brooklyn Nets success | NBA News
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Joe Harris: Culture and sharpshooter and are keys to Brooklyn Nets success | NBA News

For all the star power the Brooklyn Nets have assembled in recent years - from the leading scorers to the coaching staff - you would not think their success rides on a long-time player who was nearly ousted from the NBA during his second season.Joe Harris' sophomore year with the Cleveland Cavaliers was cut short before having the chance to win a championship with the team in 2016. He was traded to the Orlando Magic and immediately waived, but the Nets picked him up during the off-season. With Spencer Dinwiddie out for the year after having his ACL reconstructed earlier this season, Harris is the sole survivor from that season and the longest-serving member of this Brooklyn roster.On the plucky, underdog Nets, Harris did not make huge strides straight away. In his ...
Johnny Gargano shares story of real-life heat between him and Adam Cole before NXT TakeOver: In Your House
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Johnny Gargano shares story of real-life heat between him and Adam Cole before NXT TakeOver: In Your House

WWE held an NXT TakeOver: In Your House Global Press Conference on Saturday to usher in the black and gold brand's latest pay-per-view and during it Johnny Gargano revealed the source of real-life heat between him and Adam Cole, before going on to threaten the former NXT Champion.Sportskeeda's own Rick Uccino was present at the event and was able to ask a question of Johnny Wrestling, asking him whether he was out for revenge against Adam Cole for his wrongdoings of the past against him. Here's the question in full,"If there's one thing Johnny Gargano knows how to do, it's put on a show at NXT TakeOver. And once again you'll be in the ring with Adam Cole with the NXT Championship on the line. Given your history and how your last few matches ended in his favor, will there be a little...
Christian Eriksen in stable condition after collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland
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Christian Eriksen in stable condition after collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland

The match was suspended following prolonged efforts from the medical staff to resuscitate Eriksen with CPR and a defibrillator after he fell to the ground during a throw-in, shortly before the end of the first half."Following the medical emergency involving Denmark's player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET," European football's ruling body UEFA said in a statement on Twitter.UEFA later announced that the match would be resumed. "Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC)," the tweet read.UEFA then said that five minutes will be played at the end of the first half and "there w...
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