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Record-breaking domestic cricket league kicks off

17.05.21 SPORTS ... Urmas Sõõrumaa, president of the Estonian Olympic Committee, and 12 teams kicked off domestic cricket league season, which has never had a season with as many participating teams.

Susannah Kaul wins silver medal at para swimming European championships

17.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian paralympic swimmer Susannah Kaul finished second in the 50m freestyle discipline at the World Para Swimming European Championships in Madeira, Portugal.

Estonian men's rowers going to Tokyo Olympics

17.05.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's quadruple sculls have booked their place in this summer's Tokyo Olympics, following victory in a qualification competition in Lucerne, Switzerland, on Sunday.

Estonian pool duo win world cup bronze

16.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian pool duo Denis Grabe and Mark Mägi lost their World Cup of Pool semi-final encounter with eventual tournament winners Germany 9:7, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday but still clinched a bronze medal.

Estonian pool pair defeats Great Britain to reach quarterfinals

13.05.21 SPORTS ... Denis Grabe and Mark Mägi, Estonia's leading pool double, defeated Great Britain in a tight contest at the World Cup of Pool and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Tense encounter sees Kalev/Cramo catch up Pärnu Sadam in basketball finals

13.05.21 SPORTS ... Tallinn basketball team BC Kalev / Cramo overcame Pärnu Sadam in a closely-fought second game of the VTB United League final, 85:80.

Robert Täht signs contract with seven-time Polish champion

12.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian national volleyball team outside hitter Robert Täht signed a contract with seven-time Polish champion PGE Skra Belchatow, the team announced on Tuesday.

National curling team satisfied with world championships experience

12.05.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian women's national curling team returned to Estonia from a world championships tournament held in Canada recently and while they finished the tournament with just a single victory and 14th place, the debuting national team felt satisfied with their performance against the world's best.

National volleyball team gives up lead and loses to Switzerland

12.05.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian women's national volleyball team endured its second loss at the ongoing European Volleyball Championship qualification in Minsk on Tuesday, losing 3:2 to Switzerland.

Rein Taaramäe finishes ninth in fourth Giro stage

12.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian cyclist Rein Taaramäe (Intermarche - Wanty - Gobert Materiaux) finished ninth in the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia after being in the lead for a large part of the race.

Women's badminton pair loses in finals of international tournament

10.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian badminton top pair Kati-Kreet Marran and Helina Rüütel (BWF 45th) finished second at an International Series category tournament in Portugal.

Lack of qualifying competitions leaves weightlifter out of Olympics

10.05.21 SPORTS ... 2015 world silver medalist weightlifter Mart Seim fell ill with the coronavirus earlier this year and was forced to miss the final competition of the qualifying process. Seim cannot therefore take part in the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics in July but is looking ahead to the world championships in fall.

Kontaveit withdraws from Rome tournament

08.05.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit has pulled out of next week's WTA Rome tournament.

Ott Tänak renews Hyundai contract

06.05.21 SPORTS ... WRC team Hyundai says it has extended Estonian driver Ott Tänak's contract.

Basketball domestic final will pit Pärnu Sadam against Kalev/Cramo

05.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian basketball league team Pärnu Sadam has made the season-ending final after defeating Rapla Avis Utilitas 3:0 in matches, setting up a showdown with Kalev/Cramo.

Estonia's olympics team can get coronavirus vaccine this week

04.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's olympic athletes are to receive coronavirus vaccines ahead of summer's Toyko Olympics from Monday, daily Eesti Päevaleht (EPL) reports.

Women's national curling team overcomes Germany in world championships

04.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's women's curling team has defeated Germany 11:9 in the world championships in Calgary, Canada, its first victory in the tournament so far.

Robert Rooba signs one-year contract with KHL team Severstal

03.05.21 SPORTS ... Estonian hockey player Robert Rooba signed a one-year contract with Russian hockey club Severstal Cherepovets after his terrific season in the Finnish Liiga.

National handball team out of Euro qualifiers after big loss to Germany

03.05.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national handball team lost 35:20 to Germany in their final 2022 European championships qualification group stage match and did not advance to the final tournament, finishing last in their group.

Kontaveit knocked out of Madrid Open

02.05.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the Mutua Madrid Open after losing in straight sets, 6:3, 6:1, to Maria Sakkari of Greece.

Estonian rowers clinch victory in Zagreb World Rowing Cup stage

02.05.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's quadruple sculls won the World Rowing Cup stage 1 event in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday.

Gallery: National handball team Europe chances slim after Austria loss

30.04.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national handball team will now almost certainly not qualify for the European Championship finals in Hungary and Slovakia next January, after losing 31-27 to Austria in its group 2 qualifying game in Tallinn Thursday evening.

Watch live: National handball team to host Austria in Euro qualification

29.04.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national handball team will host Austria for a 2022 European Championship qualification group stage match in Kalev sports hall in Tallinn. The match will begin at 7.20 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ETV2, ERR's sports portal, also available here.

Gallery: National handball team gathers before final Euro qualifiers

27.04.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national handball team got together for a practice session ahead of their final qualification matches for the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship.

Tanel Kangert and Rein Taaramäe to start in Giro d'Italia

27.04.21 SPORTS ... As of Tuesday morning, two Estonians are listed in the entry list for the Giro d'Italia: Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux) and Tanel Kangert (Team BikeExchange).

Kanepi out of Madrid Open in qualifiers

27.04.21 SPORTS ... Kaia Kanepi is out of the Madrid Open after losing her qualifying match in straight sets, to Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine, 6:1, 6:4.

Anett Kontaveit gets new coach

26.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit is to part company with her British coach Nigel Sears, ending three years' cooperation. Sears' replacement will be Estonian Ain Suurthal.

Kalev/Cramo finishes VTB United League season with a victory

26.04.21 SPORTS ... BC Kalev/Cramo defeated BC Enisey 94:89 (14:30, 23:19, 27:22, 30:18) in the final round of the VTB United League and finished the regular season with three consecutive wins.

Ogier wins tight WRC Croatia Rally, Tänak fourth

26.04.21 SPORTS ... Toyota pilot Sebastien Ogier took the victory over the weekend WRC Croatia Rally, outperforming his teammate Elfyn Evans by just 0.6 seconds. Estonian driver Ott Tänak (Hyundai) finished fourth and captured one more point from the point stage while struggling with tire selection throughout the rally.

Wrestler Epp Mäe returns to Estonia as European champion

23.04.21 NEWS ... Wrestler and newly crowned European Champion Epp Mäe returned to Estonia Friday afternoon, arriving at Tallinn Airport following her victory in the final in Warsaw, Poland, against Natalja Vorobjova of Russia.

Kaia Kanepi out of WTA Istanbul tournament in round of 16

23.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi (WTA 65th) fell out of the WTA250 tournament held in Istanbul after losing to world 29th-ranked Veronika Kudermetova in straight sets.

Epp Mäe wins freestyle wrestling European championship

23.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian heavyweight freestyle wrestler Epp Mäe defeated Russian wrestler Natalia Vorobieva to take European championship gold in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday evening.

Epp Mäe reaches European championships finals

22.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian heavyweight freestyle wrestler Epp Mäe reached the finals of the 2021 European Wrestling Championships held in Warsaw, Poland, set to take place on Thursday evening.

Tänak opens WRC Croatia Rally with fourth-place shakedown finish

22.04.21 SPORTS ... This weekend, the third round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) takes drivers to Croatia with a breakdown stage to take place on Thursday. Hyundai pilot Ott Tänak is looking to climb from his fifth position in the standings after a spectacular showing in Finland in February.

Kontaveit reaches quarterfinals in Stuttgart after defeating Sofia Kenin

22.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit defeated world fourth-ranked Sofia Kenin 2:0 (7:5, 6:4) in the round of 16 of a WTA 500 tournament in Stuttgart and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Epp Mäe through to European Championships semi-finals

21.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian wrestler Epp Mäe has reached the semi-finals of the European Championships in Warsaw, Poland, after beating Sabira Aliyeva (Azerbaijan) in the quarter finals, ERR's sports portal reports.

Anett Kontaveit opens Stuttgart tournament with straight set victory

21.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian top tennis player Anett Kontaveit (WTA 27th) kicked off her clay court season with a straight set victory over young German player Julia Middendorf at a WTA 500 tournament in Stuttgart.

Henry Sildaru podiums in three events at Finnish championships

19.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian freestyle skier Henry Sildaru finished with three different medals in three events at a competition in Ruka, Finland, over the weekend.

WTA rankings: Kontaveit and Kanepi both fall by one spot

19.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian top tennis players Anett Kontaveit and Kaia Kanepi, both in competition this week, fell one spot in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings recently.

Tartu Ülikool/Kalev crowned women's basketball champion after 30 years

19.04.21 SPORTS ... Tartu Ülikool/Kalev defeated Tallinna Ülikool 79:65 in the third and final match of the domestic women's basketball league finals on Sunday, giving the Tartu club their first title since 1991.

Disgraced cross-country ski star stripped of both state awards

15.04.21 SPORTS ... President Kersti Kaljulaid is to strip veteran Estonian cross country skier Andrus Veerpalu of his state awards, in the light of a two-year ban he recently received for involvement in illicit blood doping, the president's office announced Thursday.

Kerr Kriisa enters NCAA transfer portal, could leave Arizona

15.04.21 SPORTS ... After Kerr Kriisa's college team Arizona Wildcats hired a new head coach, multiple players have asked for their release, including the Estonian guard, who is looking at his options.

Robert Rooba looking to take a step forward after career year

15.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian ice hockey forward Robert Rooba finished the Finnish Liiga season with 30 goals for his Jyväskylä side and is now awaiting interest from outside of Finland.

Former Olympic champ Andrus Veerpalu hit with two-year ban

15.04.21 SPORTS ... The international Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) anti-doping department found two-time Olympic gold medalist Andrus Veerpalu to be guilty of participation in an organized doping scheme and imposed a two-year competition ban on the former skier.

Ice hockey national team to participate in international tournament

14.04.21 SPORTS ... This weekend, the Estonian national ice hockey team will participate in an international tournament in Poland, where they will face off against four opponents.

Estonia planning to send over 40 athletes to Tokyo Olympic Games

14.04.21 NEWS ... The Estonian Olympic Committee (EOC) plans to send more than 40 athletes to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, scheduled to start on July 23.

Football trainer accused of sexual abuse receives criminal suspicion

12.04.21 NEWS ... Getulio Aurelio Fredo, a football trainer at Nõmme Kalju, has received an official criminal suspicion for sexually abusing female players under his charge.

Tänak finishes second at Rally Sanremo

12.04.21 SPORTS ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak (Hyundai) and co-driver Martin Järveoja finished second at a rally in Sanremo, Italy, on Sunday, losing to first-place Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville by 3.9 seconds.

National rowing team wins bronze at European Championships

12.04.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national quadruple sculling rowing team (Jüri-Mikk Udam, Allar Raja, Tõnu Endrekson and Kaspar Taimsoo) received bronze in the A final of the European Rowing Championships in Italy on Sunday.

Kalev/Cramo wins Estonian-Latvian Basketball League

12.04.21 SPORTS ... BC Kalev/Cramo defeated VEF Riga 86:75 on their way to the Estonian-Latvian Basketball League championship on Sunday. Rapla Avis Utilitas fell to BK Ogre 75:73 in the third-place meeting prior.

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