Health officials storm pitch during Brazil-Argentina football match to detain players
Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier was abandoned just minutes after kick-off on Sunday after Brazilian health officials stormed the pitch to detain Argentine players accused of breaking quarantine rules. The intervention came hours after Brazil’s health authorities said four England-based players for Argentina had to quarantine. Three of the four players had started the match for Argentina.
Verstappen beats Hamilton at home Dutch GP, reclaims F1 title lead
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has reclaimed the top spot of Formula One drivers’ standings after winning his home Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday over seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finished third. It is Verstappen’s seventh win of the season and 17th of his career. He’s now three points ahead of defending champion, Hamilton.
22-year-old badminton player Krishna Nagar wins India’s 5th gold at Tokyo Paralympics
India’s 22-year-old badminton player Krishna Nagar defeated Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai in the men’s singles SH6 event final to bag the country’s fifth gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Krishna won the match with a scoreline of 21-17, 16-21, 21-17.
Noida DM Suhas LY becomes 1st ever IAS officer to win a medal at Paralympics, bags silver
Noida District Magistrate (DM) Suhas LY won silver in the men’s badminton singles SL4 category at the Tokyo Paralympics, becoming the first-ever IAS officer to win a Paralympic medal. Suhas lost to world number one Lucas Mazur of France 21-15, 17-21, 15-21.
World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty knocked out of US Open by 43rd-ranked Shelby
World number one women’s tennis player Ashleigh Barty has been knocked out of the US Open after losing in the third round. Barty lost to 43rd-ranked American Shelby Rogers with the scoreline of 2-6, 6-1, 6-7(5-7) in two hours and eight minutes.