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Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice sessions

Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice sessions

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel on the soft compound tyre registered times of 1:44.967 and 1.43.615, finishing third and fifth.

Three Nations tournament: Harmanpreet Singh's brace helps India beat Belgium Three Nations tournament: Harmanpreet Singh's brace helps India beat Belgium

Earlier in the tournament, India had lost 1-2 to Belgium in their first match and drew 2-2 with Germany in their second game.

Ultimate Table Tennis: Wong Chun Ting, Han Ying top draws in inaugural TT League Ultimate Table Tennis: Wong Chun Ting, Han Ying top draws in inaugural TT League

The league would be held in Chennai (July 13-20), New Delhi (July 21 to 26) and Mumbai (July 27 to 30).

Amandeep Singh to lead Punjab franchise in Amir Khan-promoted Super Boxing League Amandeep Singh to lead Punjab franchise in Amir Khan-promoted Super Boxing League

World Boxing Council will bring to the fore their supervising expertise along with international talent for a successful conduct of the inaugural edition of Super Boxing League.

Gustavo Salazar Delgado steps down as BWF Deputy President pending results of corruption investigation Gustavo Salazar Delgado steps down as BWF Deputy President pending results of corruption investigation

Various reports said Salazar, 52, was under investigation over a bribery and money-laundering case linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Anirban Lahiri finishes career-best second in PGA Anirban Lahiri finishes career-best second in PGA

Justin Thomas (72), who pushed Lahiri behind to win the CIMB Classic last October, was fourth with Matt Kuchar (73) at nine-under.

Andrea Dovizioso overcomes food poisoning to win Italian MotoGP Andrea Dovizioso overcomes food poisoning to win Italian MotoGP

Italian superstar Valentino Rossi, who had the fastest time on Saturday in the free practice sessions at the Mugello Circuit, finished in fourth place.

Thailand Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates B Sai Praneeth for maiden Grand Prix Gold triumph Thailand Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates B Sai Praneeth for maiden Grand Prix Gold triumph

Praneeth, seeded third in the tournament, came from behind to beat fourth-seeded Indonesian Jonatan Christie 17-21 21-18 21-19 over in an hour and 11 minutes.

Thailand Open: B Sai Praneeth wins second consecutive title after come-from-behind victory in Bangkok Thailand Open: B Sai Praneeth wins second consecutive title after come-from-behind victory in Bangkok

This is Praneeth's second consecutive title win, following the Singapore Open victory. He had reached the finals of Syed Modi International in January at Hyderabad, where he lost to Sameer Verma.

Indian men's hockey team settle for 2-2 draw against Germany Indian men's hockey team settle for 2-2 draw against Germany

With both India and Germany losing their first match against Belgium, there was no doubt that this was going to be a closely contested match and neither teams disappointed.

Federation Cup Athletics: Sudha Singh returns to action with gold medal performance Federation Cup Athletics: Sudha Singh returns to action with gold medal performance

Sudha clocked 10 minutes 03.01 seconds to finish over a hundred meters ahead of Uttar Pradesh statement Parul Chaudhary (10:18.10). Another Uttar Pradesh athlete Chinta Yadav claimed bronze with a time of 10:21.20.

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final

Singapore Open champion Praneeth, ranked 24 in the world, will take on fourth-seeded 19-year-old Indonesian Jonatan Christie, who defeated Joo Ven Soong of Malaysia 21-9 21-18 in his 34-minute semifinal clash.

India squander lead to go down 1-2 to Belgium in opener of three-nation invitational tournament India squander lead to go down 1-2 to Belgium in opener of three-nation invitational tournament

Despite taking a 1-0 lead in the third quarter through a splendid penalty corner conversion by Harmanpreet Singh, India conceded two goals in the final quarter to lose the match last night.

Yelena Isinbayeva quits as Russian anti-doping board chief after request from WADA Yelena Isinbayeva quits as Russian anti-doping board chief after request from WADA

Russian sports bosses agreed earlier this month that Isinbayeva would leave in line with a request from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), one of a raft of criteria the country needs to fulfill in order to get its drug-testing body RUSADA reinstated.

Historic first for India as Aditi Ashok, Sharmila Nicollet tee up at LPGA Classic Historic first for India as Aditi Ashok, Sharmila Nicollet tee up at LPGA Classic

Aditi, winner of the Hero Women's Indian Open among the two titles she bagged in her Rookie Year as a professional in 2016, has earned a special status on the LPGA. Sharmila topped a unique twitter poll to gain one of the sponsors' berth in the USD 1.5 million event.

Ulaanbaatar Cup Invitational Tournament: L Devendro Singh in team for boxing tourney in Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Cup Invitational Tournament: L Devendro Singh in team for boxing tourney in Mongolia

The former Asian silver-medallist is also a two-time Olympian and is continuing his transition from light flyweight to flyweight.