New Delhi [India], January 24 (ANI): The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director-General Sandip Pradhan has said that the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for competitions has to be adhered to strictly.
One case of COVID-19 among those in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has been reclassified, local health officials said on Sunday, leaving nine active cases in the group of players and support staff isolating in Melbourne hotels. Health officials previously said they were investigating some positive tests for evidence of "viral shedding", where people who have had the virus continue to shed non-infectious remnants after they have recovered. COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria also said in a statement that the one case of the virus acquired overseas reported on Sunday was not connected to the tennis Grand Slam.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 48 new cases of COVID-19 infection – all imported – in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (24 January).
Thousands of people were detained across Russia on Saturday, as protests swept the nation to demand the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Tens of thousands defied an official ban on Saturday's demonstrations, and the extreme cold, as police tried to break up the rallies with force. Amateur video in St. Petersburg showed the moment one woman was kicked to the ground. Navalny called on supporters to protest after he was arrested last weekend. That's shortly after returning to the country for the first time, since being poisoned with a nerve agent in August. In central Moscow, Reuters reporters estimated up to 40, 000 people had gathered in one of the biggest unauthorized rallies in years, though officials there downplayed the number. Protesters there chanted 'Putin is a thief', as well as 'Freedom to Navalny'. As a result, one monitor group says more than 3,000 were detained across about 100 towns and cities. Some of Navalny's political allies were detained in the days leading to the protests. Others, on the day itself. Navalny and his supporters hope the mass demonstrations will pressure the authorities to let him go. The ex-lawyer accused Vladimir Putin of ordering his killing, which the Russian president denies, and now faces years in jail. The West has called for Navalny's release, while denouncing the use of violence over the protests. There was no immediate comment from the Kremlin, who has called the rallies illegal.
Paul Stastny and Mark Scheifele each added a goal and two assists as the Jets beat the Senators for the third consecutive game. The Jets took two road wins from the Senators -- 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday and 4-1 on Thursday.
This after Suhakam found G Jestus Kevin was beaten by other detainees on instructions from police officer.
England captain Joe Root fought hard to keep his team in contention in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka by posting his 19th century on Sunday. England reached 181 for four at lunch on day three to trail Sri Lanka by 200 runs in the first innings. Root was unbeaten on 105 at lunch off 153 balls with 14 boundaries.
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Skipper Joe Root scored his second successive Test century as England reached 181 for four at lunch after Sri Lanka struck early blows on day three of the second Test on Sunday.
Abu Dhabi [UAE], January 24 (ANI): Dustin Poirier on Sunday defeated Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 here at the Etihad Arena.
Turkey sought on Sunday to rescue three surviving members of a cargo ship after pirates attacked it off the coast of Nigeria, killing one and kidnapping 15, according to President Tayyip Erdogan's office and Turkish state media. Erdogan had two phone calls with one of the captains of the ship which was headed toward Gabon, and he "instructed all officials regarding the rescue of kidnapped ship personnel," Turkey's presidency said. Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency said one crew member was killed and 15 kidnapped by pirates from the ship that had a full crew of 19.
The tourists still trail the home side by exactly 200 runs but the imperious Root is well set on 105 and will resume after the interval with Jos Buttler (30 not out) in what has been a trial by spin on a turning pitch. Root followed up his 228 in the first match with a 19th test century, the first time he has reached three figures in consecutive tests in his career. His innings has been built around the impressive use of the sweep shot, which he has waged to take the attack to the Sri Lanka bowlers.
Efforts to save 22 miners trapped hundreds of metres underground for two weeks in east China have sped up dramatically, as rescue workers lifted out seven people on Sunday and hope to reach more, state media reported.
South Africa return to Pakistan for the first time since a militant attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in the city of Lahore in 2009 that killed six policemen and two civilians. Both sides have a fresh look about them, the tourists introduced a number of new players for their 2-0 home series win over Sri Lanka this month, while Pakistan named nine uncapped players in their squad. "I think both South Africa and Pakistan are probably similarly placed where they are in terms of the teams," Du Plessis told reporters.
Bangladesh will buy 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar, putting aside a rift over the Rohingya refugee crisis as the government races to overcome a shortage of the staple food for the country's more than 160 million people. High rice prices pose a problem for the Dhaka government, which is ramping up efforts to replenish its depleted reserves after floods last year ravaged crops and sent prices to a record high. Muslim-majority Bangladesh and mostly Buddhist Myanmar have been at odds over the more than 1 million Muslim Rohingya refugees in camps in southern Bangladesh.
Australia's Glenn Maxwell has accepted that his stop-start test career is effectively over and is instead preparing for a busy white-ball future that will include three World Cups in three years. Australia's 2-1 series defeat by India exposed holes in their brittle middle order, but Maxwell had no illusions about where he stood. "I don't think I stand anywhere near it, to be honest," the 32-year-old told Australia's Herald Sun newspaper.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has called on its members to help break the Covid-19 infection rate in the country. Acknowledging that the manufacturing...
Liverpool [UK], January 24 (ANI): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels that defeat against Burnley can give them the much-needed push to turn things around, saying that "sometimes you need a really low point to then change things properly".
New Zealand health officials on Sunday confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland.