26.02.21 SPORTS ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) season will continue this weekend with the Arctic Rally Finland. Hyundai driver Ott Tänak is looking to open his season point tally after dropping out of the season opener in Monte Carlo.
25.02.21 SPORTS ... A ski orienteering world championships event held in Kääriku, Estonia, on Wednesday concluded with Estonian Daisy Kudre coming out on top in the women's sprint. The Estonian also added a silver medal in Thursday's pursuit event.
25.02.21 SPORTS ... The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) put together a countdown of the top 10 plays of the recent EuroBasket qualifier "bubble", with two plays from the Estonian national team placed on the list.
22.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian guard Kerr Kriisa's college team Arizona Wildcats took a 81:72 victory over 18-ranked USC Trojans on Sunday.
22.02.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national basketball team traveled to Perm to face the Russian national team on Sunday, receiving a 52:75 loss. Estonia will next face North Macedonia to clinch their qualification for the main EuroBasket tournament.
21.02.21 SPORTS ... The 47th Tartu Ski Marathon was won by Estonian Mart Kevin Põlluste with a time of three hours, three minutes and 12.8 seconds ahead of teammate Henri Roos who trailed Põlluste by just 29.5 seconds.
19.02.21 SPORTS ... The first event of the celebrations of 100 years of Estonian motorsports took place on Thursday with the opening of the Motorsports Hall of Fame in the MOMU Motorsports Museum in Turba.
19.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian forward Sander Raieste's home club Saski Baskonia took a 22-point victory over BC Khimki on Thursday evening, a game during which the young Estonian scored his first career EuroLeague points.
18.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian national football team captain Ragnar Klavan returned from a two-month playing break, playing 90 minutes for his Cagliari Calcio under-19 team in the Italian youth league. Cagliari finished with a draw against Roma, who did not put 16-year old Estonian Martin Vetkal on the pitch he made his debut in the last round.
18.02.21 SPORTS ... Two-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist wrestler Heiki Nabi tested positive for letrozole, a drug prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
18.02.21 NEWS ... Estonian freestyle ski star Kelly Sildaru says she has been the subject of domestic violence meted out by her father and coach Tõnis Sildaru over a lengthy period of time. Tõnis Sildaru has also used her career success as a way of maximizing earnings, she says.
17.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian track athletes Janek Õiglane and Maicel Uibo are both forced to miss the European Athletics Indoor Championships on March 5-7 after enduring injuries.
17.02.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national basketball team has gathered in preparation to travel to Perm, Russia, for a round of qualifier matches for the EuroBasket 2022 tournament on February 19-22.
17.02.21 SPORTS ... The entry list for the 47th Tartu Ski Marathon, set to take place on Sunday, now also includes President Kersti Kaljulaid.
15.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian cyclist Martin Laas (Bora-Hansgrohe) started his competition season with a third-place finish in the one-day Clasica de Almeria on Sunday.
15.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian speed skater Marten Liiv came in fifth in the 1000 meters at the final ISU World Championships round in Heerenveen on Saturday.
15.02.21 SPORTS ... Track athlete Karl Erik Nazarov set an Estonian record in the 60-meter dash on Saturday, updating his record from last year.
14.02.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja won all eight special stages of the Otepää Winter Rally on Saturday.
13.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's top ranked tennis player Anett Kontaveit, WTA No 22, lost to American player Shelby Rogers, WTA No 57, 4-6, 3-6 in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
12.02.21 NEWS ... Whereas last year's Tartu ski marathon had to be canceled due to lack of snow, this year's event does not have that problem given the recent weather, but still has to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the latter, no mass start is to take place, but competitors will be started in staggered batches instead.
11.02.21 NEWS ... The Health Board has changed a previous regulation that did not classify team sports such as basketball and football as high-risk sports and ball players must train carefully going forward, as the police can run spot checks on training groups.
11.02.21 SPORTS ... Kaia Kanepi and Anett Kontaveit both took victories in their respective second round matches of the Australian Open, advancing to the third round of the first grand slam tournament of the 2021 season.
10.02.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit and her partner Daria Kasatkina lost their opening round doubles' match at the Australian Open in straight sets.
09.02.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) in straight sets, 7:5, 6:2.
09.02.21 NEWS ... A resurgent Kaia Kanepi is through to round two of the Australian Open in Melbourne, after beating Anastasija Sevastova, from next door in Latvia, in straight sets, 6.3, 6:1, setting herself up with a second round encounter with world number four Sofia Kenin.
08.02.21 SPORTS ... The first tennis Grand Slam tournament of the season - the Australian Open - is set to begin on Monday night Estonian time with Estonians Anett Kontaveit (WTA 22nd) and Kaia Kanepi (WTA 65th) in action on the opening day.
08.02.21 SPORTS ... Tennis player Kaia Kanepi took a giant leap in the world singles' rankings, jumping from 94th to 65th after her 14-match winning streak was snapped in a WTA event final on Sunday. Anett Kontaveit improved her position by a more modest bump, going from 23rd to 22nd ranked in the world.
08.02.21 SPORTS ... In an international athletics competition held in Tallinn over the weekend, track athlete Risto Lillemets gained 6,089 points to win the event, also becoming the world season leader for the time being.
07.02.21 SPORTS ... BC Kalev/Cramo achieved a surprise victory over the most successful club in the history of the VTB United League, Moscow CSKA, beating the Russian club 107:102.
07.02.21 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit (WTA 23) made the final of the WTA 500 Grampians Trophy tournament, while the match will not be held. Kontaveit beat Maria Sakkari from Greece (WTA 22) 2:6, 6:3, 11:9 in Melbourne.
07.02.21 NEWS ... Kaia Kanepi (WTA 94) who reached a WTA final after a break of almost eight years lost the Gippsland Trophy title match to Belgian Elise Mertens (WTA 20) 4:6, 1:6.
06.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi, WTA No 94, made the final of the Gippsland Trophy WTA 500 tournament in Melbourne by defeating highest ranked Russian player Ekaterina Alexandrova, WTA 33, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in semi-finals on Saturday.
05.02.21 SPORTS ... After a five-year long absence, the Otepää Winter Rally is back with the organisatory team announcing on Thursday that Hyunday World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers Thierry Neuville and Estonian driver Ott Tänak have been added to the entry list.
05.02.21 SPORTS ... Estonian national basketball team point guard Kerr Kriisa was finally able to hit the court in the American college league NCAA, seeing 19 minutes of action in Arizona's loss to Utah.
05.02.21 SPORTS ... Kaia Kanepi (WTA 94th) was supposed to face off against Czech Republic player Karolina Muchova (WTA 27th) in the quarterfinals of the Gippsland Trophy on Friday morning, but an injury to Muchova led to the Estonian advancing to the semi-finals without having to play a single point.
05.02.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit (WTA 23rd) advanced to the quarterfinals in a tournament in Melbourne, specifically organized for players who had to isolate in their hotel rooms after positive COVID-19 cases, defeating American player Bethanie Mattek-Sandsi (WTA 339th) in two sets.
04.02.21 SPORTS ... Thurday's matches in warm-up tournaments for the Australian Open, where Estonian tennis players Kaia Kanepi and Anett Kontaveit are participating, were delayed due to a positive coronavirus case.
03.02.21 NEWS ... After taking a fall in the warm-up for an X-Games event in Aspen over the weekend, freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru came to Estonia for scans which revealed an injury to the talented skier's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), leaving her out of competition for at least three months.
03.02.21 NEWS ... Kaia Kanepi (WTA 94th), enjoying a streak of great play recently, took her 13th consecutive victory on Wednesday morning, beating Russian Darya Kasatkina (WTA 71th) in straight sets at a WTA 500 tournament in Melbourne, Australia.
03.02.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit is through to round two of the Grampians Trophy in Melbourne, after defeating Christina McHale (U.S.) in straight sets, 6:1, 6:3, ERR's sports portal reports. The competition has been set up to allow for several women's tennis players who got caught up in Australia's coronavirus regulations.
02.02.21 NEWS ... Ott Tänak says he has high expectations for the 2021 season, ahead of the second race in the calendar in northern Finland, adding he is gunning for a second WRC driver's title to add to the 2019 one he already has in the trophy cabinet, American Rally site Dirtfish reports, in so doing taking the fight to his former team, Toyota.
02.02.21 NEWS ... Kaia Kanepi is through to the third round of the Gippsland Trophy in Melbourne, Australia, after defeating world number seven Arina Sabalenka of Belarus in three sets, 6:1, 2:6, 6:1. Sabalenka was seeded fourth in the competition.
01.02.21 NEWS ... Estonian speed skater Marten Liiv reached his career-best position in Division A, finishing sixth in the 1000 m finals in an ISU World Cup round in Heerenveen. He also took part in the 500 m final, but came in last at 19th.
01.02.21 NEWS ... Estonian freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru had to miss the opening event of the X-Games season over the weekend after injuring her knee during warm-ups. On Sunday, 14-year old Henry Sildaru came in second in a men's halfpipe event in Switzerland.
01.02.21 NEWS ... Sports biologist and board member of the Estonian Anti-Doping Agency (EADA) Kristjan Port said on ETV's morning show "Terevisioon" on Monday that instead of blaming "Pealtnägija" presenter Mihkel Kärmas, major sports sponsor Toomas Annus should instead sue Mati Alaver and Karel Tammjärv for fraud and misuse of sponsorship money.
01.02.21 NEWS ... The Estonian championships in figure skating held over the weekend saw 18-year old Eva-Lotta Kiibus defend her title from last year in the women's category with Aleksandr Selevko taking the men's crown.
01.02.21 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi started her official playing season with a hard-fought victory in Melbourne, Australia, where Kanepi is preparing for the Australian Open.
30.01.21 NEWS ... President of Estonia's olympic committee Urmas Sõõrumaa has voiced his support for businessman Toomas Annus, following an ETV broadcast which, Annus says, implied he had been aware that sponsorship money he provided to skiers and a ski team was being misused for illegal doping purposes.
30.01.21 NEWS ... ERR presenter and journalist Mihkel Kärmas has denied an investigative show he presents stated that businessman Toomas Annus had been aware of ski doping activities which enveloped the sport from February 2019 onwards.
29.01.21 NEWS ... Kertu Laak and her Italian Serie A1 volleyball club Chieri '76 finished their back-to-back with Scandicci, finishing both matches with comeback victories.
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