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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.

Gallery: Ironman Tallinn triathlon underway

03.08.19 ... The second ever Ironman Tallinn triathlon is currently underway, with athletes completing a swim, bike ride and full marathon in immediate succession.

President Kaljulaid participates in Étape du Tour de France

22.07.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in the 29th Étape du Tour de France on Sunday, a public stage of the men's annual multistage bicycle race.

Estonian women's épée team defeated in world championship quarterfinals

21.07.19 ... Estonia's women's épée team, which consists of Katrina Lehis, Julia Beljajeva, Kristina Kuusk and Irina Embrich, was defeated 35:45 by Russia in the quarterfinals in the World Fencing Championship in Budapest.

Katrina Lehis reaches last 16 at fencing world championships

19.07.19 ... Estonian women's épée star Katrina Lehis reached the last 16 of the FIE World Fencing Championship in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday, after defeating local fencer Eszter Muhari 15:6. Lehis lost in the next round 15:13 against Vivian Kong Man Wai of Hong Kong.

Two of four Estonian women épée stars through to world championship last 32

18.07.19 ... In what has become something of a four musketeers Estonian lineup in recent years, women's épée competitors Katrina Lehis, Kristina Kuusk, Julia Beljajeva and Irina Embrich have been competing in the individual category at the FIE World Fencing Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Scottish football legends Celtic FC coming to Tallinn

18.07.19 ... Scottish Premiership football club Celtic F.C. plays against Estonian team Nõmme Kalju in Tallinn on Jul. 30 in the second leg Champions League qualifying, ERR's online sports portal reports.

Rally Estonia reaction: Tough, but fun, say Tänak and Märtin

15.07.19 ... Ott Tänak, winner of Sunday's Rally Estonia, and veteran driver Markko Märtin, gave their reactions to Rally Estonia to ERR's online sports portal. Tänak won the race, with Märtin finishing sixth.

Tänak dominates Rally Estonia Saturday stages

14.07.19 ... Estonian driver Ott Tänak has dominated his home rally so far, winning seven out of nine speed tests on Saturday, taking him into the lead as Rally Estonia enters its final day.

Gallery, Video: Welshman Evans tops Rally Estonia qualification, Tänak 4th

13.07.19 ... Rally Estonia takes place over the weekend, in South Estonia. Local hero Ott Tänak put in the fastest test time on Friday morning, though Welsh driver Elfyn Evans in the Ford Fiesta was top qualifier in the afternoon.

Kontaveit out of Wimbledon

06.07.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships after losing her third round clash to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in straight sets on Friday afternoon. This means the Estonian, seeded 20th, only equalled her record career progress at the grand slam event.

Kanepi out of Wimbledon, Kontaveit out of ladies' doubles

05.07.19 ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi is out of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships after losing her second round encounter with Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) in straight sets, 6:3, 6:1 on Thursday evening.

Anett Kontaveit reaches Wimbledon third round

04.07.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the third round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships after defeating Heather Watson (United Kingdom) in straight sets, 7:5, 6:1.

Kaia Kanepi through to Wimbledon second round

02.07.19 ... Kaia Kanepi is through to the second round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, after beating Swiss player Stefanie Voegele in three sets, 7:5, 5:7, 6:4 on Tuesday, in a very closely fought match, ERR's online Estonian sports news reports.

Anett Kontaveit through to Wimbledon second round

01.07.19 ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit launches her 2019 Wimbledon campaign on Monday, beating American Shelby Rogers, ranked 298th in the world, in the first round of the ladies' singles in three sets.

Epp Mäe clinches wrestling bronze at European Games

29.06.19 ... Estonian women's freestyle wrestler Epp Mäe picked up a bronze medal at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus on Friday, after defeating Natalja Vorobieva of Russia 5:3.

Kontaveit through to Eastbourne second round

23.06.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the second round of the Eastbourne Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament, after beating Harriet Dart of the United Kingdom in three sets, 3:6, 6:4, 6:2.

Women's épée team loses in European quarter finals

22.06.19 ... The Estonian women's épée team lost to Italy in the quarter finals of the European Championship in Düsseldorf, Germany, Saturday, meaning there will be no repeat of the bronze won at last year's competition. They also won't be matching the clean sweep achieved in the individual category last year.

Kristo Galeta sets personal best in shotput

19.06.19 ... Estonian shotputter Kristo Galeta set a personal best in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday.

Mart Poom not currently interested in national side manager role

18.06.19 ... Former Estonian national team goalkeeper Mart Poom has said that he currently has no interest in the manager's job, though says he would like to coach the team again in the future.

Kontaveit out of Birmingham tournament in first round

18.06.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has been knocked out of the Nature Valley Classic tennis tournament in Birmingham, England, by British player Johanna Konta, in straight sets.

Estonian women's fitness competitors bag five medals in Luxembourg

17.06.19 ... Three Estonian women's fitness champs brought home five medals between them, after a competition in Luxembourg over the weekend.

Video: Steering issues in final stage cost Ott Tänak Rally Sardegna win

16.06.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja were on track to win Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday, heading into the final speed test with a significant lead over his competitors, when a problem with the steering wheel in their Toyota Yaris just seconds into the stage cost them more than two minutes, leaving the Estonian team in fifth place overall.

Ott Tänak in second place in WRC table coming into Sardinia rally

14.06.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak is in action at the WRC Rally Italia Sardegna, scene of his maiden victory in the series in 2017. Tänak currently lies in second place in the drivers' table.

Euro qualifiers: Estonia 8-0 loss to Germany could have been worse

12.06.19 ... Estonia's national football team lost 8-0 to Germany at the Opel Stadium in Mainz on Tuesday evening, in its group C qualifying match for the 2020 European Championships. Had Estonian keeper Sergei Lepmets not pulled off some solid saves, the German scoreline could have reached double figures.
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