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Gallery: FC Flora falls to Gent at home

17.09.21 SPORTS ... Tallinna FC Flora endured a 0:1 loss to Belgian club Gent at home in the group stage of the European Conference League.

Hurdler nearly sets Estonian record in Zagreb competition

15.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian hurdler Keiso Pedriks competed in the Zagreb leg of the World Athletics Continental Tour on Tuesday evening and missed out on setting a new Estonian record by just two hundredths of a second.

Marta Pajula wins bronze medal at beach wrestling European Championships

13.09.21 NEWS ... The European Beach Wrestling Championships for cadets and juniors took place this weekend in Katerini, Greece with Estonian Marta Pajula capturing a bronze medal.

Beach soccer national team defeats Turkey and advances to Division A

13.09.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national beach soccer team defeated Turkey 4:3 at the Euro Beach Soccer League promotional tournament final on Sunday and advanced to the top division for next season.

Tänak second in WRC Acropolis Rally Greece

12.09.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak came second in the WRC EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021 after winning a third stage on Sunday. The result is his second best of the WRC season so far, after a win at the Arctic Rally back in February, and his third podium finish of the season. He remains in fifth place in the WRC drivers' table, with three more races to go.

Gallery: Ibrahim Mukunga wins Tallinn Marathon

12.09.21 SPORTS ... Kenyan runner Ibrahim Mukunga won the Tallinn Marathon Sunday, while Estonian runner Dmitri Aristov came second. Mukunga, training partner of Saturday's half-marathon winner Tiidrek Nurme, had been favorite to win.

Traffic in Pirita district of Tallinn disrupted Sunday due to marathon

12.09.21 NEWS ... Traffic in the Pirita district of Tallinn is disrupted Sunday due to the Tallinn Marathon, the city government says.

Tänak remains in second place going into Acropolis Rally final day

11.09.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak goes into the final day of the WRC EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021 in second place, a position he carried over from Friday.

Gallery: Estonians dominate Tallinn Half-Marathon top finishers' list

11.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian women runners took the top three places in Saturday's Tallinn Half-Marathon, while Tiidrek Nurme won the men's event as well. This year's event is a scaled-down version of previous years' races, as a result of coronvirus considerations.

Tänak second in Rally Acropolis going into day three

11.09.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak is second in the WRC EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021 after day two, but says that work needs to be done on the Hyundai i20 if he and co-driver Martin Järveoja are to compete with Toyota.

Austrian authorities request help from Estonian court in ski doping trial

10.09.21 NEWS ... An Austrian court has requested assistance from Tartu County Court in serving a summons on Estonian cross-country skier Andreas Veerpalu, who was caught using blood doping at the World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria in 2019, Postimees reported on Friday.

Ott Tänak fifth in Rally Acropolis stage one

10.09.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja were fifth in stage one of the WRC EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021 on Thursday evening, joint with their teammate Dani Sordo. Estonian WRC2 driver Georg Linnamäe was ninth.

Estonia no match for Olympic champ France in final EuroVolley match

10.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's journey at the 2021 men's European volleyball championship wrapped up on Wednesday night with a 0:3 (18:25, 17:25, 19:25) loss to Olympic champion France.

Margus Hunt signs with Chicago Bears

10.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian NFL player Margus Hunt signed a contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday and is looking to be on the field for the season opener on Monday night Estonian time.

Tänak third in Rally Acropolis day one test

09.09.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak was third in the initial test at the WRC EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021, round nine of the 2021 WRC season, on Thursday morning.

Estonia frustrates Wales world cup campaign with 0-0 away draw

09.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's national football team came away with a nil-nil away draw in Cardiff, after its world cup qualifier Group E game with Gareth Bale's (Real Madrid) Wales Wednesday night, mostly thanks to several saves by the Estonia and Arsenal U-23 keeper Karl Jakob Hein.

Margus Hunt training with Chicago Bears

08.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian NFL defensive linesman Margus Hunt has been training this week with the Chicago Bears, ERR's sports portal reports.

U21s football team loses 5:0 at home to Norway

08.09.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian Under-21s football team lost 5:0 in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2023 Group A qualifier. at home to Norway Tuesday evening,

National volleyball team loses to Croatia after taking 2:0 lead

08.09.21 SPORTS ... On Tuesday, the Estonian men's national volleyball team's chances of advancing in the EuroVolley preliminary round dropped even further after enduring a 2:3 (25:20, 25:22, 18:25, 24:26, 9:15) loss against Croatia.

Estonia faces Wales in Group E world cup clash Wednesday

07.09.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national football team heads for Cardiff, Wales on Wednesday for a World Cup Group E qualifier. Estonia is currently bottom of the group, while Wales, who got through to the last 16 at summer's European Championships, lie in third place.

Tänak: Rally Kenya suspension issues hopefully won't reappear in Greece

07.09.21 SPORTS ... Ott Tänak says the team has put June's Rally Kenya behind them and is well prepared for the WRC EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021, a race returning to the calendar after an eight-year absence this weekend. The same suspension incident which cost Tänak's teammate Thierry Neuville victory in Kenya will hopefully not recur on similarly rough tracks in Greece, the Estonian added.

Estonian national volleyball team loses to Germany in three games

06.09.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national volleyball team was no match to Germany on Sunday, losing 0:3 (19:25, 16:25, 21:25).

Estonia loses to Northern Ireland in friendly

06.09.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national football team held an international friendly match at A. Le Coq Arena on Sunday, where a cracker of a goal was enough for Northern Ireland to take a 1:0 win.

Estonian men's volleyball team takes first victory of tournament

05.09.21 NEWS ... The Estonian men's volleyball team defeated Slovakia 3:2 in the Eurovolley 2021 championships played at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. Estonia won the decisive game 15:13.

Kontaveit out of US Open after losing three sets to Swiatek

05.09.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28) lost to Pole Iga Swiatek (WTA 8) in the third round of the US Open 3:6, 6:4, 3:6. The match lasted two hours and 19 minutes.

Matz Topkin sixth in Tokyo Paralympics 50 meter backstroke final

03.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian swimmer Matz Topkin came sixth in the 50 m backstroke at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, finishing with a time of 45.42 seconds.

Estonia loses World Cup qualifier seven-goal bonanza at home to Belgium

03.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonia lost its World Cup Qualifier at home to the big names of Belgium, 5:2, Thursday evening, despite taking an early lead with a Mattias Käit strike after just two minutes.

Kontaveit advances in US Open after straight set victory

03.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28th) is through to the 1/16 finals of the US Open after defeating Swiss player Jil Teichmann (WTA 44th) 6:4, 6:1.

National volleyball team loses to Latvia in Eurovolley 2021 opening match

02.09.21 SPORTS ... The men's national volleyball team lost the opening game of its 2021 European championships campaign, 3:1 against Latvia.

Kaia Kanepi out of US Open

02.09.21 SPORTS ... Kaia Kanepi is out of the US Open in round two after losing in straight sets to Leylah Fernandez of Canada, 7:5, 7:5.

European championship and national team matches move to Viaplay platform

01.09.21 SPORTS ... Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and European football's governing body UEFA have started a long-term cooperation period, which will see football European championship and Estonian national team matches move from ERR to Viaplay's streaming platform.

Margus Hunt does not make Cardinals roster, now free agent

01.09.21 SPORTS ... NFL teams had to cut down their rosters to 53 players by Wednesday and Estonian defensive lineman Margus Hunt did not make the roster for the Arizona Cardinals, leaving the Estonian on the free agent market a week prior to the season opener.

EuroVolley pool D matches to start in Tallinn on Wednesday

01.09.21 SPORTS ... On Wednesday, the EuroVolley 2021 pool D group will begin its matches in Saku Suurhall when Estonia faces Latvia at 7 p.m.

Anett Kontaveit kicks US Open off with victory over former champion

01.09.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28th) started the final Grand Slam tournament of the year with a 6:3, 6:0 victory over 2011 champion Samantha Stosur (WTA 186th).

Kaia Kanepi through to US Open round two

31.08.21 SPORTS ... Kaia Kanepi is through to round two of the US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, after beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 2:6, 7:6 (4), 6:2 in a lengthy encounter which lasted two hours and 22 minutes.

Veerpalu and Kazakh skier did not show for court in Austria

30.08.21 SPORTS ... At 10 a.m. Estonian time, a hearing for the doping involvement case of former Olympic champion skier Andrus Veerpalu began in Innsbruck, Austria. The hearing only lasted for 15 minutes as Veerpalu and Kazakh skier Aleksei Poloranin did not show up.

Estonian U-18 3x3 basketball team gets silver medal at World Cup

30.08.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian under-18s 3x3 basketball team achieved a silver medal at the World Cup held in Hungary on Sunday, losing to the United States 14:21 after holding a lead early in the game.

Kontaveit rises two places in world rankings after Cleveland triumph

30.08.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit has risen two places in the fresh Women's Tennis Association rankings, to 28th. Kontaveit won the Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday.

Kontaveit wins Cleveland WTA tournament

29.08.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit won the WTA Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday after beating Romanian player Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets, 7.6 (7.5), 6:4.

Gallery: Estonia defeats Spain ahead of European championships

27.08.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian national volleyball team defeated Spain 3:0 in the first of their final preparation matches before the European Volleyball Championship, set to begin on Wednesday, September 1, in Tallinn.

International day of boxing marked in four Estonian towns

27.08.21 NEWS ... August 27 is the international day of boxing and Estonia will see outdoor training sessions organized in Tallinn, Maardu, Narva and Valga to mark the occasion.

Paralympian misses Tokyo event by two minutes

27.08.21 SPORTS ... An Estonian paralympian's campaign in Tokyo came to an unfortunate end Thursday due to some confusion over start times.

FC Flora first Estonian club to make UEFA tournament after win in Dublin

27.08.21 SPORTS ... Top-flight Estonian club FC Flora has booked a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League after beating Shamrock Rovers 1:0 away Thursday evening, giving them an aggregate victory of 5:2 over the two legs. Flora are the first Estonian club ever to reach a UEFA European clubs tournament stage, taking advantage of the new third-tier competition, launched this year and augmenting the Champions League and Europa League.

Kontaveit advances to semi-finals in Cleveland

27.08.21 SPORTS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit advanced in a WTA250 tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, after defeating Tokyo Olympics doubles champion Katerina Siniakova 6:3, 5:7, 6:2 in a long and intense match.

Kontaveit through to quarter-finals in Cleveland

26.08.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the quarter-finals of the WTA Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, after defeating world number 61 Caroline Garcia (France) in straight sets, 6:3, 6:3.

Estonian paralympian: Tokyo facilities have been excellent

25.08.21 SPORTS ... Estonian paralympian Robin Liksor says that while he would like to see more coverage of the games, which started Tuesday, in his home country, the facilities in Tokyo had so far proved excellent.

Tanel Visnap bags gold in World Deaf Athletics 100 meters

25.08.21 SPORTS ... Sprinter Tanel Visnap has won gold in the 100 meters at the World Deaf Athletics Championships (WDAC) in Lublin, Poland, also setting both a new personal best and competition record, with his time of 10.54.

Speed skater Saskia Alusalu retires

24.08.21 SPORTS ... Speed ​​skater Saskia Alusalu is retiring from the sport, she announced Tuesday.

Kontaveit through to round two in Cleveland

24.08.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit is through to round two of the Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, after defeating Lauren Davis (US) in three sets, 1:6, 6:0, 6:0. The competition is a warm-up for the US Open, starting on August 30.

Gallery: Broc Raiford takes gold in Simple Session BMX

23.08.21 SPORTS ... On Sunday, the 21st rendition of extreme sports competition Simple Session wrapped up with American BMX rider Broc Raiford taking gold. In skateboarding, Brazilian Ivan Monteiro took gold in the event held in the Põhjala factory.

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