Nadal opens Slam campaign with demolition

Nadal opens Slam campaign with demolition

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | AFP | Melbourne

World number one Rafael Nadal blitzed past Hugo Dellien Tuesday to launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles, dropping just five games in the one-sided annihilation. The sparkling Spaniard was in imperious form to sweep past a Bolivian making his Australian Open debut 6-2 6-3...

Tai leads Raptors defence against NEW

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | PTI | Chennai

All eyes will be on world No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying when Bengaluru Raptors begin their title defence against North Eastern Warriors in the fifth season of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Tuesday. The clash between Tzu Ying, the former World No. 1, and 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Michelle...

Need to improve one-on-one tackling: Reid

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | PTI | Bhubaneswar

Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid feels his wards need to improve their “one-on-one” tackling and 3D skills ahead of the FIH Pro League ties against Belgium and Australia. The Indian team made a dream debut at the FIH Pro League, beating world number three Netherlands 5-2 in the...

Get Setien Go

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | AFP | Madrid

Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian gave his new coach a winning start by scoring in a 1-0 victory over Granada. Messi’s strike in the 76th minute decided a cagey contest at the Camp Nou and prevented...

CR 7 in a row

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | AFP | Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Juventus beat Parma 2-1 to pull four points clear of Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table. Inter’s title push hit another stumbling block after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce on Sunday while Ante Rebic fired city rivals AC Milan to a...

PSG see off plucky Lorient to reach French Cup last 16

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | AFP | Lorrient(France)

Pablo Sarabia put Paris Saint-Germain into the last 16 of the French Cup on Sunday with the late winner in a tight 1-0 win over spirited Lorient. Spaniard Sarabia headed home the only goal with 10 minutes remaining to put Thomas Tuchel’s much-changed side into the next round after struggling to...

Novak survives tough Struff

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | AFP | Melbourne

Novak Djokovic survived a scare to join Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round as heavy downpours caused chaos on Monday, forcing organisers to postpone a swathe of matches. Defending champion Djokovic was made to sweat before beating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in four sets on the first...

Ishant sustains ankle injury before Test squad announcement

Ishant sustains ankle injury before Test squad announcement

Monday, 20 January 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

India's senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma hurt his ankle badly while bowling during a Ranji Trophy game here on Monday, just before the announcement of the Test squad for the New Zealand tour. Spearheading the Delhi attack against Vidarbha, the extent of the 31-year-old's injury is not known, but Ishant looked in...

State Editions

ISI agent nabbed from Chandauli

26 January 2020 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

MOu signed to enhance efficiency in health services of State

26 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Four injured in road accident

26 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

WeeklyNatter

26 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I believe in giving 200%’

26 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

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26 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Habit tendencies can derail venture

26 January 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Planning to travel overseas? Be well-insured

26 January 2020 | Rohan Kumar | Agenda

Maluti: Jharkhand’s own terracotta land

26 January 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda