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Hunt's return from COVID-19 list does not push Bengals to victory

23.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian NFL player Margus Hunt, who was placed on his home team Cincinnati Bengals' COVID-19 list on November 11, made his return to action on Sunday in a 9:20 loss against the Washington Football Team.

Kanepi comes out on top in Las Palmas, wins third ITF tournament this year

23.11.20 NEWS ... Estonia's second-best ranked tennis player in the world, Kaia Kanepi (WTA 101st), was victorious at an International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament held in Las Palmas, Spain, on Sunday, winning her third consecutive tournament in two months.

Nordic Combined World Cup stage in Otepää canceled

20.11.20 NEWS ... The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced on Friday that the World Cup event intially scheduled to take place in Otepää on January 1-3 2021, will be canceled.

Martin Laas extends contract with Bora-Hansgrohe

20.11.20 NEWS ... Cycling team Bora-Hansrohe announced on Friday that Estonian cyclist Martin Laas has agreed to a one-year extension with the team.

Kaia Kanepi through to quarterfinals in Las Palmas after tough battle

20.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepit (WTA 101st) is through to the quarterfinals in an International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament in Las Palmas, Spain after 2:1 victory.

Kelly Sildaru qualifies first at World Championships

19.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian freestyle ski star Kelly Sildaru has picked up the top score in qualifying stages at the World Championships in Stubai, Austria, ERR's sports portal reports.

Estonia finishes Nations League group with draw against Georgia

19.11.20 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team finished the group stage of the UEFA Nations League with a 0:0 draw against Georgia on Wednesday evening and came in last in group C2 of the European competition.

WTA rankings: Kontaveit finishes year as world 23rd ranked tennis player

16.11.20 NEWS ... The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) capped of its season in Linz, Austria, last weekend, meaning the top of the singles' rankings have reached their final form for 2020. Estonian top tennis player Anett Kontaveit finishes the season as the 23rd ranked player in the world.

16-year old judoka Viljar Lipard dreams of Olympic gold

16.11.20 NEWS ... 16-year old Viljar Lipard, who reached the medal matches in the under-21 European championships in early-November, said he is dreaming of Olympic gold. His coaches say there is plenty of potential as long as the young man remains focused.

VIDEO: Estonia falls 1:2 to North Macedonia in Nations League

16.11.20 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team traveled to face North Macedonia in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday, falling 1:2 to their Group C opponent. Estonia will finish last in the group, qualifying for the relegation play-outs.

Margus Hunt placed on Bengals COVID-19 reserve list

16.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian defensive lineman Margus Hunt did not dress up for his home team Cincinnati Bengals' 10:36 loss to undefeated division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, as the Estonian was placed on the team's COVID-19 reserve list early last week.

Ott Tänak dominates Kehala rally

14.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian rally star and reigning WRC world champion Ott Tänak, together with regular co-driver Martin Järveoja, swept the board at the Kehala rally in Lääme-Viru County on Saturday, winning all nine stages.

Jüri Vips named Red Bull Turkish Grand Prix backup driver

12.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian Formula Two driver Jüri Vips is to be a backup driver at this weekend's full Formula One Turkish Grand Prix, ERR's sports portal reports.

Evans to Vikerraadio: It is ironic Tänak and I are locked in a battle

11.11.20 NEWS ... Welsh rally driver Elfyn Evans is now very close to becoming the WRC world champion after Ott Tänak. No one knows whether Rally Monza will take place. Vikerraadio contacted Evans to talk about rallying.

National handball team in quarantine after Germany opponents' COVID-19 case

10.11.20 NEWS ... Members of Estonia's national handball team hare having to self-quarantine following a player from the German team who took part in Sunday's European Championships qualifier in Tallinn testing positive for COVID-19.

13-year-old swimmer smashes record older than herself

07.11.20 NEWS ... A 13-year-old swimmer has broken a record longer-standing than her age, in the Kalev Open competition, ERR's sports portal reports.

Gallery: Kalev/Cramo loses fourth consecutive United League game

06.11.20 NEWS ... Reigning Estonian champion basketball team BC Kalev/Cramo hosted BC Astana at Saku Suurhall in Tallinn on Thursday evening, enduring a 92:85 loss, their fourth consecutive in the VTB United League.

VC Tallinn Selver isolated due to two positive COVID-19 cases

06.11.20 NEWS ... Two players of VC Selver Tallinn were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, sending the entire team into a self-isolation. Selver's November 14 Baltic League match against Pärnu VC has been postponed.

Culture ministry turns to Health Board for athlete testing compensation

06.11.20 NEWS ... Tarvi Sits, Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, sent a letter to the Health Board (Terviseamet) asking for financial assistance in covering costs caused by testing conducted on athletes.

Estonian national handball team loses to Austria in Euro 2022 qualification

05.11.20 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national handball team begun phase two of the qualification round for the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship with a 28:31 loss to Austria.

Finnish Ski Association: We did not grant Alaver's unofficial request

05.11.20 NEWS ... The head of the Finnish Ski Association Ismo Hämäläinen said they did not satisfy requests made by disgraced ski coach Mati Alaver and Estonian skiers were granted necessary permits for travel to Oslo for an international competition after the Estonian Ski Association applied for the permits.

Flora-Levadia rivalry match postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases

05.11.20 NEWS ... A match between Estonian football powerhouses FC Flora and FCI Levadia was scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening but was postponed after a Levadia player tested positive for the coronavirus.

Interior ministry asks for over €250,000 for unexpected Rally Estonia costs

04.11.20 NEWS ... The interior ministry has asked for €265,899 from the government to cover outstanding costs from September's Rally Estonia.

Authorities hit disgraced ski coaches' accomplice with temporary ban

04.11.20 NEWS ... The Estonian Anti-Doping Foundation (SA Eesti Antidoping)/Anti-Doping and Sports Ethics Foundation (Eesti Antidopingu ja Spordieetika Sihtasutus) has hit ski coach Aivar Rehemaa with a temporary ban after a ski team he was leading had been working with Mati Alaver, in contravention of the latter's own four-year ban, ERR's sports portal reports.

Tanel Leok announces retirement after 20-year motocross career

03.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian professional motocross racer Tanel Leok announced the Kerums round in Latvia next year will be the last of his 20-year career.

Mati Alaver assists skiers in Finland, association emphasizes ban

03.11.20 NEWS ... After the Estonian Ski Association were notified by their Finnish counterpart that disgraced ski coach Mati Alaver assisted Estonian skiers in preparing for a world championship, the association emphasized their athletes stop working with Alaver.

German national handball team not granted quarantine exemption

02.11.20 NEWS ... The Estonian Handball Association applied to the government for a quarantine exemption for the German national handball team, set to travel to Estonia for aqualifier match on November 8, but the application was rejected by Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas (Isamaa).

Hunt and Cincinnati Bengals take down Tennessee Titans

02.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian defensive lineman Margus Hunt's home team Cincinnati Bengals gave the Tennessee Titans their second loss of the season, defeating the last year's AFC finalists 31:20 at home.

Kaia Kanepi wins ITF tournament in Istanbul

02.11.20 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi (WTA 109th) won her second consecutive International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament after defeating former world second-ranked Vera Zvonareva in straight sets in Istanbul on Saturday.

Ott Tänak to participate at Kehala Rally in November

31.10.20 NEWS ... Reigning world champion pair Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja and their Hyundai i20 World Rally Car will participate in the one-day Kehala Rally on November 14.

Cancellation of WRC Belgium makes Tänak's title defense near impossible

30.10.20 NEWS ... The organizers of the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), Ypres Rally Belgium, announced on Friday that the event will be canceled due to surging Covid-19 figures across the country.

Estonian gymnasts participate in nine-team virtual contest

30.10.20 NEWS ... On Thursday, Estonian gymansts participated in an international virtual competition with gymnasts from nine countries, including top-flight competitors from Russia.

Kanepi through to finals in ITF Istanbul in straight sets

30.10.20 NEWS ... Kaia Kanepi (WTA 105th) continues her good form in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) series, reaching the finals in Istanbul after a straight set victory over Romanian player Jaqueline Adina Cristian (WTA 169th).

Karl Jakob Hein a substitute for Arsenal's Europa League triumph

30.10.20 NEWS ... 18-year old Karl Jakob Hein, a goalkeeper for the Estonian men's national football team, was among the substitutes for home club Arsenal's 3:0 victory against Dundalk in the UEFA Europa League.

Klavan and Tunjov's teams progress in Italian domestic football trophy

29.10.20 NEWS ... Estonian football national team captain Ragnar Klavan's home club Cagliari Calcio passed to the next round of the Italian domestic football cup, the Coppa Italia, after defeating Cremonese 1:0 in the third round. Estonian player Georgi Tunjov's club, SPAL, is also through.

Kanepi through to ITF Istanbul quarterfinals after straight set victory

29.10.20 NEWS ... Veteran Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi (WTA 105th) captured a win in two sets in the second round of the ITF tournament held in Istanbul, Turkey, and is through to the quarterfinals.

Kanepi through to round two of ITF Istanbul tournament

27.10.20 NEWS ... Veteran tennis star Kaia Kanepi is through to round two of the ITF tournament in Istanbul, Turkey, after defeating Eva Guerrero Alvarez of Spain in straight sets, 6:1, 6:3.

Anett Kontaveit to finish season at WTA tournament in Linz

27.10.20 NEWS ... Estonian top tennis player Anett Kontaveit (WTA 22nd) is set to finish her 2020 season at a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament in Linz, Austria, in November. Kaia Kanepi (WTA 105th) will continue her season on Tuesday in Istanbul.

19-year-old Ott Eric Ottender looking to make it in American football

27.10.20 NEWS ... Perhaps the most hopeful Estonian American football player, aside from NFL defensive lineman Margus Hunt, is 19-year old Ott Eric Ottender, who currently plays for the Tallinn Kings but is looking to make it in the United States college football ranks in the coming years.

Klavan and Cagliari grab second consecutive victory, defeat Crotone

26.10.20 NEWS ... Estonian defender Ragnar Klavan's home club, Serie A's Cagliari Calcio took their second consecutive victory Sunday, winning an away match against Crotone 4:2.

Tanel Kangert comes in 32nd at Giro d'Italia

26.10.20 NEWS ... The annual Giro d'Italia top cycle race concluded on Sunday with British cyclist Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos) winning after 21 stages. Estonian racer Tanel Kangert (EF Pro Cycling) finished 32nd, after a 64th-place finish at the last stage.

Hunt's first game with Bengals ends in a heartbreaking loss

26.10.20 NEWS ... Estonian defensive lineman Margus Hunt's first game with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals this season ended in a tough loss as divisional rivals the Cleveland Browns marched down the field for a game-winning drive with 11 seconds left on the clock, giving Cincinnati a 34:37 loss.

Women's football match canceled as Slovenians test positive for COVID-19

25.10.20 NEWS ... The Estonian women's football team was scheduled to host Slovenia for a UEFA Women's Championship qualifier on Tuesday but the match has been canceled as almost the entire Slovenian team has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Reinvigorated Sports and Olympic Museum to open for visitors on Saturday

23.10.20 NEWS ... ETV's morning show "Terevisioon" spent Friday at the Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum in Tartu, where recent reconstruction has modernized the largest sports museum in the Baltics.

Saaremaa Volleyball Club advances after opponents forfeit due to COVID-19

23.10.20 NEWS ... Saaremaa Volleyball Club (VK) advanced to the next round of the CEV Challenge Cup after scheduled opponent Lausanne UC were forced to forfeit the series due to complications stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Tänak finds quick replacement for canceled South Belgian Rally

23.10.20 NEWS ... The South Belgium Rally, a warm-up event for WRC Ypres Rally, originally scheduled to take place this weekend, was canceled on Thursday. Reigning world champion Ott Tänak and his Hyundai team will reportedly instead travel to Koekelare, Belgium, to participate in the Hemicuda Rally.

Hyundai presents next season's i20 World Rally Car

22.10.20 NEWS ... The reigning world champion pair of Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja will sit behind the wheel of the new Hyundai i20 N Rally2 starting next season, presented by the manufacturer on Wednesday.

Gallery: Kalev/Cramo returns to action after COVID-19 scare

22.10.20 NEWS ... Estonian top basketball club BC Kalev/Cramo played their first match after a two-week self-isolation period after guard Tanel Kurbas tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Cramo defeated Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ 98:88 in the Estonian-Latvian Basketball League.

Kontaveit crashes out of Ostrava tournament

22.10.20 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the Ostrava tennis tournament in the Czech Republic, after losing her second-round encounter to Spanish player Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets, 6:1, 6:4.

Margus Hunt rejoins Cincinnati Bengals

20.10.20 NEWS ... Estonia's sole current representative in the National Football League, defensive linesman Margus Hunt, has returned to his first professional team, the Cincinnati Bengals, ending a brief spell as a free agent for the man from South Estonia.

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