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India’s Amit Panghal defeated China’s Liu Chuang 5-0 in the quarterfinal at the ongoing World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers, underway in Bangkok, Thailand, to secure country's fifth Paris Olympics quota. On the other hand, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, stunned the world number two, Fabiano Caruana, in the fifth round of the Norway Chess 2024. 

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Amit Panghal secures India’s fifth 2024 Paris Olympics quota

India’s Amit Panghal defeated China’s Liu Chuang 5-0 in the quarterfinal at the ongoing World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers, underway in Bangkok, Thailand. The 28-year-old with his win not only entered the semifinals of the World Boxing Olympic Qualifiers, but also earned India’s fifth Paris Olympics quota. Furthermore, he became the only second Indian male after Nishant Dev to confirm the Paris Olympics berth. The Indian boxer, who received a by in the first round, won the next two rounds to stay in contention for the Paris Olympics spot at the final qualifying event. He then got the better of his Chinese opponent to confirm his Olympics spot. 


R Praggnanandhaa defeats Fabiano Caruana at Norway Chess 2024

On Saturday, June 1, the Indian grandmaster, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, stunned the world number two, Fabiano Caruana, in the fifth round of the Norway Chess 2024 at the SR-Bank's main building in Stavanger. With this big win against the American, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa entered the world’s top 10 in classical chess in FIDE’s live ratings. After beating the world number one, Magnus Carlsen, in his home tournament called the Norway Chess 2024, Rameshbabu Praggnanadhaa kept the momentum going in the fifth round clash against Fabiano Caruana. In a draw position in theoretical terms, Caruana had a massive blunder on move 66, allowing Praggnanadhaa to get the better of him in the pawn-knight endgame. 


Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand go down to Japanese counterparts in Singapore Open semifinals

Indian women's doubles duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand got knocked out of the Singapore Open 2024 after their disappointing semifinal defeat on June 1, Saturday. The Indians went down to their Japanese counterparts Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida in the Super 750 women’s doubles by a score line of 21-23, 11-21. Gayatri and Treesa put on a fantastic fight in a 47-minute-long battle; however, their effort fell short as their much higher-ranked rivals took them down.


Come to Fenerbahce: Jose Mourinho to Jude Bellingham after clicking picture with his mother

On Saturday, June 1, Jude Bellingham won the UEFA Champions League for the first-time in his young career after Real Madrid defeated his former club Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium in London. In the immediate aftermath, Jude Bellingham got his mother a picture with Jose Mourinho, who made a hilarious transfer request to him about coming over to Fenerbahce. Jose Mourinho was at his cheeky best, making a remark about wanting Jude Bellingham to come to Fenerbahce despite knowing that he will be playing for Real Madrid for years to come. The English footballing superstar also went on to reveal a detail about his mother and Jose Mourinho on TNT Sports by saying, “I asked Jose Mourinho for a picture with my mum, she’s fancied him for years!”

Cristiano Ronaldo spotted limping after Al-Nassr's King's Cup loss against Al-Hilal

After losing the Saudi Pro League 2023-24 title with a huge margin of 16 points from Al-Hilal, Luis Castro's Al-Nassr lost another title against the Jorge Jesus' side as Al-Hilal won the 2024 Saudi King's Cup final on penalties claiming the domestic double. Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo was moved to tears after the disheartening loss and later spotted limping while leaving the stadium. During the match, the 39-year-old Ronaldo also tried a overhead kick which hit the post, however, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was any ways offside.

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Donald Trump arrives at UFC 302 to huge fan reception in Newark

On Saturday, June 1, Donald Trump, the former US President, showed up at the Prudential Center in Newark to a huge fan reception during the UFC 302 pay-per-view. Just days after the 77-year-old was found guilty in a hush money trial, he was seen walking inside the arena alongside the UFC President, Dana White, before greeting Joe Rogan at ringside. When Donald Trump was making his presence felt at UFC 302, Jon Anik, the commentary partner of Joe Rogan, spoke on the live broadcast about how the former US President is “a rabid mixed martial arts fan.” A couple of years ago, Dana White called Donald Trump “one of the most stand-up, solid dudes that I have ever met in my life. If he gives you his word, done.”


Novak Djokovic makes epic comeback to edge over Lorenzo Musetti

24-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic made an epic comeback and recorded a win against young Italian Lorenzo Musetti to keep his chances alive of remaining world no. 1 by the end of French Open. Djokovic, who in 2021 rallied from two sets down to deny Musetti a stunning upset in the Roland Garros came from behind a clinched a 7-5, 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory in a four hour and 29 minutes-long match. This was the Serbian’s 369th Grand Slam win which moved him into a tie with Roger Federer for most wins at the majors. 

I need him in the box: Carlos Alcaraz on coach Juan Carlos Ferrero's advice at French Open

Carlos Alcaraz opened up about the presence of his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero in his box during the campaign at 2024 French Open. He said, "Six years now, a lot of things happen between us in the professional part and the personal part but I need him in the box. I need everything he tell me from the box and it's really helpful to give my 100% on the court.”