Monday, January 24, 2022

Rome

Foreign tourists’ overnight stays in Italy down nearly 55% in 2020

Overnight stays of domestic tourists dropped by less, but were still down by 32.2 per cent compared to 2019.

Srihari Natraj becomes second Indian swimmer to qualify for Olympics

Earlier on Saturday, Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the upcoming Olympics as he clocked 1:56:38 in men's 200m butterfly at the Sette Colli Trophy.

Sajan Prakash becomes first-ever Indian swimmer to make Olympic ‘A’ cut

The 27-year-old, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, made the Tokyo Games 'A' standard, set at 1:56.48 seconds, by 0.1 seconds.

Juventus, AC Milan seal Champions League spots

Inter Milan and Atalanta had secured Champions League spots before the matchday, with Milan, Napoli, and Juventus vying for the last two tickets.

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title

The victory gave second seeded Nadal the 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown, equalling top seeded Djokovic's all-time record, since the series was established in 1990.

Novak Djokovic outlasts Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach semis

Djokovic fought back from breaks of his serve in each of the final two sets to reach his eighth consecutive semifinal at the Foro Italico where he has lifted the trophy five times, most recently last September

Nadal ends losing streak against Zverev with win in Rome

Nadal, aiming for a record-extending 10th Rome title, will next face big-serving American Reilly Opelka.

Man United cruise into Europa League final, Arsenal lose to Villareal

But it will not be Premier League rivals Arsenal they meet in Poland's Gdansk on May 26, rather Spaniards Villarreal, who are in a first major final after a goalless second leg in London, DPA reports.

Italy to quarantine flight from India

The passengers were being tested upon arrival and anyone testing positive will be taken instead to a COVID hotel near Rome's main Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.

Wasteful Atalanta settle for 1-1 draw against Roma

The Atalanta earned a series of chances later, but poor finishing let them down. Atalanta's task was made harder after Gosens collected his second yellow card after trampling on Jordan Veretout.

Inter Milan continue march to title, Juve sink Genoa

It took a while for Inter Milan to break Cagliari, as Alexis Sanchez's goal was ruled out for offside, Stefan de Vrij's header rattled the crossbar while Cagliari's goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario marked his Serie

Bajrang Punia wins 65kg gold at Rome Ranking wrestling

Returning to the international circuit after a year due to the Covid pandemic, Punia, 27, remained patient and exhibited his defensive dexterity to win the title after securing a two-pointer in the last 30 seconds of the bout.

Vinesh Phogat wins gold, reclaims number one rank

The 26-year-old World bronze medallist and the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games, Vinesh blanked Canada's Diana Mary Helen Weicker 4-0 in the 53kg title clash.

Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Sarita bags silver in 57kg

India's Anshu missed bronze after Italian Rancesca Indelicato defeated her in the semi-finals in the 57kg category (via an injury rule).

Juventus ease past Spezia 3-0

Juventus, still struggling with injuries with Alvaro Morata only fit for the bench, hosted Spezia on Tuesday without Paulo Dybala, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Juan Cuadrado, and Arthur

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