Lost respect for Tsitsipas: Murray on lengthy bathroom break during 5-hour match
Ex-world number one Andy Murray has criticised Stefanos Tsitsipas for taking a long break during their near five-hour-long first-round match at the US Open. “I lost respect for him. It’s nonsense…when you’re playing a brutal match like that…stopping for seven-eight minutes [makes] your [body] cool down…it affects you physically,” Murray explained. Tsitsipas won the match.
Mariyappan wins silver, Sharad Kumar claims bronze in high jump at Paralympics
Indian high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won silver and bronze medals respectively in the men’s T63 final at Tokyo Paralympics. Both the athletes recorded their season-best jumps in the final, with Mariyappan jumping 1.86 metres and Sharad jumping 1.83 metres. India have now won 10 medals at the ongoing Paralympics.
Pradeep Narwal becomes most expensive player in history of Pro Kabaddi League at ₹1.65 crore
Raider Pardeep Narwal has become the most expensive player in the history of Pro Kabaddi League after being bought by the UP Yoddha for ₹1.65 crore for the upcoming season 8. The previous record was held by raider Monu Goyat, who was bought for ₹1.51 crore for season 6 Narwal had played for Patna Pirates for the last five seasons.
History will be written once again; you have my word: Ronaldo on re-joining Manchester United
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who rejoined Manchester United after 12 years today, penned a note, saying, “I can’t even start to explain my feelings right now, as I see my return to Old Trafford announced worldwide.” He added, “History has been written in the past and history will be written once again! You have my word!”.
If not for COVID-19, I would’ve won Paralympic gold or silver: Singhraj
Indian shooter Singhraj Adhana, who won a bronze medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, said had he not contracted COVID-19, he might’ve won gold or silver. “I contracted COVID-19 in May this year. I was…hospitalised, when I recovered, [It] felt like a second birth. I resumed training one month after recovering fully,” he added.