Sports Current Affairs- August 15, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 15, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

* England’s captain Joe Root produced a courageous 180 not out, his 22nd century and 11th score of 150 or more, to help England reach 391 in their first innings and take a 27-run lead over India on the third day of the second Test at Lord’s on Saturday.

* Camila Giorgi of Italy will face Karolina Pliskova in the Montreal final.

* Lionel Messi gets a standing ovation from 49,000 PSG supporters after PSG defeats Strasbourg.

* Pace bowlers Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales grabbed key wickets to give West Indies the advantage, but Babar Azam’s 17th Test half-century helped Pakistan put up a strong fight on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Grandmaster SL Narayanan of India finishes second in the RTU Open chess tournament in Riga, Latvia.

* India’s squad rejects accusations of ball tampering against England during Day 4 play.

* Deepti Sharma, an Indian all-rounder, rang the traditional five-minute bell at Lord’s before of the fourth day’s play between India and England. Deepthi Sharma is also the first Indian women’s cricketer to ring the Lord’s bell.

* Gerd Muller, a football icon in Germany, has died. He was 75 years old.

* At the Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) honours Tokyo Olympics medalists Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Dahiya, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, Bajrang Punia, and the Indian men’s hockey team. According to Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, India aspires to be a sports superpower.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Neeraj Chopra, India’s first-ever gold medalist in track and field at the Olympics, said it feels wonderful that the whole country is proud of the history that was created in Tokyo.

* The Mumbai Indians, the reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, released a short video in which the captain of their aircraft from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi made an unique in-flight statement in the style of a cricketer.

* The World Athletics U20 Championships, which were scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 to 22, will now begin a day later, on August 18, and conclude on August 22.

* In Toronto, Russian Daniil Medvedev defeated American John Isner 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final of the National Bank Open.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* The Barbados women’s squad will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England as the West Indies’ “representative” team.

* Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, won his professional boxing debut in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

* Cricket Australia has granted NOCs to its players for the second leg of the IPL 2021.

* West Indies bowler Jayden Seales has been fined for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct on the first day of the first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park.

* Japan’s top women’s tennis player, Naomi Osaka, will contribute her Cincinnati Open prize money to Haiti relief efforts.


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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)

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