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What the papers say: State-run companies and Anett Kontaveit

11.10.19 ... China, the new European Commissioners living arrangements in Brussels, the idiosyncrasies of Eesti Post, and the de facto end of a tennis star's season were in the papers on Friday, Oct. 11.

Gallery: Javelin Silver medalist Magnus Kirt arrives home

08.10.19 ... Estonian athlete Magnus Kirt arrived home late on Monday night, following his World Championship Silver medal triumph in Doha, Qatar.

Magnus Kirt wins Javelin Silver, though is stretchered off injured

07.10.19 ... Estonian javelin thrower Magnus Kirt clinched Silver at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, though he had to be stretchered off due to injury, according to ERR's sports portal.

Hunt's Indianapolis Colts in surprise upset win over Kansas City Chiefs

07.10.19 ... The Indianapolis Colts pulled off a surprise victory in week five of the NFL season, winning 19-13 against the Kansas City Chiefs, rounding off a successful few days for Estonian sportspeople. The Colts have an Estonian in the lineup, defensive linesman Margus Hunt, who did not start the game, but got playtime on both defense and special teams nevertheles

Tänak wins Rally Wales, extends championship lead

06.10.19 ... Estonian rally star Ott Tänak won Rally Wales for the first time in his career, with maximum points, extending his lead at the top of the WRC drivers' table with two races to go in the season.

Tänak still leading WRC Rally Wales

06.10.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak goes into the final day of WRC Rally Wales in the lead, a position which he maintained throughout Saturday's events.

Ott Tänak goes into day three of WRC Rally Wales in the lead

05.10.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak currently tops the table at the WRC Rally Wales, coming into Saturday.

Tänak running in third place at Rally Wales

04.10.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak is currently lying in third place coming into day two of WRC Rally Wales.

Estonian-Bahamian couple both win Silver in Doha World Championships

04.10.19 ... The 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, turned out to be a very special event for one married couple.

Uibo clinches World Championships Decathlon Silver in Doha

04.10.19 ... Estonian athlete Maicel Uibo won silver in the Decathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, ERR's online sports portal reports after a thrilling climax in the 1500 Meters, just after midnight Friday. Fellow Estonian Janek Õiglane came in sixth.

Tänak hoping to keep WRC title campaign alive in Wales

02.10.19 ... Rally Wales takes place this weekend, with Estonian driver Ott Tänak hoping to maintain or extend his lead at the top of the WRC table.

Hunt's Colts lose at home to Oakland Raiders

01.10.19 ... NFL team the Indianapolis Colts lost at home to the Oakland Raiders of the AFC West on Sunday, 24:31, ERR's online sports portal reports.

Kontaveit falls five places in world tennis rankings, Kanepi rises

30.09.19 ... Estonia's highest-ranking tennis player Anett Kontaveit fell five places in the World Tennis Association rankings to 25th place, while Kaia Kanepi rose five places to 110th.

Daily: International Investigators to visit Estonia over ski doping scandal

29.09.19 ... In connection with a major doping scandal that broke out this winter at the Seefeld World Ski Championships, Estonia will be visited in late October by researchers from the International Ski Association (FIS) and GSI (Global Sports Investigations).

Kaia Kanepi reaches Portugal tournament quarter finals

27.09.19 ... Estonian tennis star Kaia Kanepi beat Portuguese player Ines Murta in straight sets in round two of the ITF Tennis Tournament in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, on Thursday, taking her through to the quarter finals.

Katrin Merisalu first Estonian woman to summit eight-thousander mountain

26.09.19 ... Mountaineer Katrin Merisalu became the first Estonian women to summit an 8,000-meter plus peak, on Thursday morning, reaching the top of Manaslu in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Kaia Kanepi wins first round of Portugal tournament

26.09.19 ... Tennis player Kaia Kanepi won her first round encounter with Greek player Valentini Grammatikopoulou at the ITF Tournament in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal on Wednesday.

Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts get off to relatively winning start

24.09.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts won on Sunday, taking their record for the NFL 2019 season, still in its early stages, to 2:1. Both their wins have been by narrow margins, however.

Estonians dominate women's épée tournament in Stockholm

23.09.19 ... Fencer Erika Kirpu won the women's tournament in Stockholm in an all-Estonian final against Katrina Lehis on Sunday, ERR's sports portal reports.

Estonian female disc golfer becomes first European to win US Open

23.09.19 ... Estonia's top women's disc golfer, Kristin Tattar, took the biggest win of her career when she was crowned the first European to win the US Open in three days.

Epp Mäe wins world championship bronze medal

20.09.19 ... Estonian freestyle women's wrestler Epp Mäe won bronze at the World Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, ERR's online sports portal reports.

Wrestler Epp Mäe reaches world championship semis, clinches olympics spot

19.09.19 ... Estonian women's freestyle wrestler Epp Mäe reached the semi finals of the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in her weight category (76 kg), meaning she has earned a place in the next olympics.

Anett Kontaveit rises in world rankings, Kaia Kanepi drops five

16.09.19 ... The latest World Tennis Association rankings have seen Estonian player Anett Kontaveit rise two places to 19th. Kaia Kanepi on the other hand has fallen five spots to 114th, ERR's sports portal reports.

Tänak extends points total, Ogier halves lead, after Rally Turkey

16.09.19 ... Ott Tänak picked up five points at an otherwise disappointing Rally Turkey over the weekend. The Estonian tops the table still, but reigning champion Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) more than halved the difference at the top, as he leapfrogged Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) to second place.

Tänak Turkey woes continue on Saturday

14.09.19 ... Rally driver Ott Tänak's troubled Rally Turkey did not get any better Saturday; in fact it deteriorated, as the Estonian was forced to drop out before the day had even begun.

Tänak still not on the form coming into Rally Turkey day three

14.09.19 ... Ott Tänak's rather flat start to Rally Turkey on Thursday continued through Friday, with the Estonian lying in 8th place after the end of six gravel-based stages.

Tänak gets off to relatively slow start in Rally Turkey

13.09.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak has not gotten off to a flying start at Rally Turkey, a race which he won last year in the event's return to the full WRC calendar after several years' break, but it is early days yet. Tänak lies at the top of the WRC drivers' table going into the weekend, with four races remaining, including Turkey.

Gallery: Estonia defeated 4-0 by Holland in Euros qualifier

10.09.19 ... Estonia's national football team lost 4-0 at home to the Netherlands in a European Championships qualifier in Tallinn Monday night, leaving the team firmly rooted at the bottom of Group C.

Gallery: Thousands of runners take part in Tallinn Marathon

08.09.19 ... Thousands of runners took part in this year's Tallinn Marathon on Sunday, running more than 42km around the capital city.

Tallinn to get Olympic-sized swimming pool in Lasnamäe

04.09.19 ... A new, Olympic-sized swimming pool is planned for Tallinn, the city's government announced Wednesday. The pool will be located next to the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Lasnamäe, ERR's online news in Estonian reports.

Tänak better than Ogier, says Finnish rally driver manager

04.09.19 ... Finnish Rally driver manager Timo Jouhki says that he thinks Estonian driver Ott Tänak should renew his contract with Toyota Gazoo Racing after this season finishes, and is the fastest driver on the WRC circuit at present, ERR's sports portal reports.

Illness brings Kontaveit US Open campaign to abrupt close

02.09.19 ... Anett Kontaveit was forced to pull out of the US Open at the weekend, due to illness.

Kontaveit in action at US Open third round on Sunday

31.08.19 ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit faces Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) in the third round of the US Open on Sunday, according to ERR's sports portal.

Kontaveit US Open doubles match postponed due to rain

29.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit's first round ladies' doubles match at the U.S. Open was postponed to Thursday due to rain. Kontaveit is playing the match with her partner Darja Kasatkina of Russia.

Kaia Kanepi reaches US Open second round in comeback game

28.08.19 ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi is through to the second round of the U.S. Open after beating Tatjana Maria (Germany) in three sets, 5:7, 7:6 (4), 6:3 on Tuesday in a match which saw her come back from the brink of defeat.

Kontaveit wins US Open first round game in under an hour

28.08.19 ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit breezed through her U.S. Open ladies' singles first round game, defeating 22-year-old Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain in straight sets, 6:1, 6:1, on Tuesday evening, ERR's sports portal reports.

Tänak triumphs at Rallye Deutschland again, Toyota sweeps podium

25.08.19 ... For the third year in a row, Estonian WRC duo Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja won the Rallye Deutschland. Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala rounded out Toyota's clean sweep of the podium on Sunday.

Ott Tänak in action in Germany from Thursday evening

22.08.19 ... Ott Tänak goes into this weekend's ADAC Rallye Deutschland in Trier, Germany, topping the driver's table by 22 points with five races remaining on the calendar, and on the back of a dominant win in Finland earlier this month.

Kaia Kanepi qualifies in Bronx Open

19.08.19 ... Estonian tennis star Kaia Kanepi (WTA 77) has qualified for the inaugural Bronx Open in New York, defeating Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok (WTA 756) 6:7 (3), 6:1, 6:2 in the deciding qualifying round.

Kontaveit loses to world number two in closely fought match

15.08.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit is out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after losing to world number two Ashleigh Barty (Australia) in straight sets, 6:4, 5:7, 5:7 in a hard contest which saw the Estonian pull ahead of her opponent in both second and third sets, before conceding.

Kontaveit wins Cincinnati second round to set up Ashleigh Barty encounter

15.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit won her second round game at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, OH, just outside Cincinnati, on Wednesday, defeating Polish player Iga Świątek in two sets, 6:4, 7:6(2).

Kontaveit cruises through to Cincinnati second round

14.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit won her first round game against former world number one Angelique Kerber of Germany in straight sets, at the Cincinnati tennis tournament on Tuesday.

Kontaveit through to Cincinnati doubles last 16

13.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the last 16 of the ladies' doubles, at the Cincinnati tennis tournament, properly known as the Western and Southern Open.

Kontaveit, most other Estonian tennis players, fall in rankings

12.08.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has dropped a WTA rankings place, to 20th, ERR's sports portal reports.

Kontaveit out of Toronto singles, still in doubles

09.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, after losing her third round singles match against world number three Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic. Kontaveit and her doubles partner Timea Babos (Hungary) have reached the ladies doubles quarter finals in the tournament, however.

Kontaveit through to Toronto third round

08.08.19 ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit is through to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, after her second round opponent was forced to retire due to injury.

Tennis: Kontaveit overcomes Sharapova in epic three-setter

06.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit overcame former world number one Maria Sharapova of Russia in a tense, nearly three-hour, three-setter at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada on Monday.

Kontaveit faces Maria Sharapova in Toronto tournament opener

05.08.19 ... Top Estonian women's tennis player Anett Kontaveit is in action in the first round of the Canadian Open, also known as the Rogers Cup, on Monday, facing veteran player Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Aviva Centre in Toronto.

Tänak wins Finland, widens WRC championship table lead

05.08.19 ... Estonian rally star Ott Tänak (Toyota) won the WRC Neste Rally Finland over the weekend, increasing his lead at the top of the drivers table to 22 points, over reigning champion Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) of France.

Levadia player expelled from Estonia

04.08.19 ... The Russian national caught speeding and expelled from Estonia earlier this week has been identified as Evgeni Kabaev, a soccer player for FCI Levadia, daily Postimees reports.
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