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Margus Hunt: NFL season started out hard, getting better

17.11.19 ... Margus Hunt, Defensive Tackle for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, gave a rare interview recently to ERR's sports portal, saying that he is happy at his current team, desipte offers from other teams coming in last spring.

Jüri Vips claims pole at Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix qualifying

15.11.19 ... Estonian racing driver Jüri Vips has clinched pole position for qualifying at this weekend's FIA Formula Three Macau Grand Prix.

Paper: World champion Järveoja not to receive hometown cash reward

15.11.19 ... While municipalities in Estonia traditionally provide cash rewards to its resident athletes who earn top spots in top competitions, rally co-driver Martin Järveoja, who clinched the 2019 WRC world champion title alongside driver Ott Tänak, will not receive a reward from Elva Municipality, regional paper Tartu Postimees writes.

Prosecutor's office discloses details of ski coach doping indictment

15.11.19 ... ERR has obtained details of the prosecution's case against Former ski coach Mati Alaver.

Counsel: Mati Alaver has not admitted wrongdoing

14.11.19 ... Former cross-country ski coach Mati Alaver was found guilty of inducing persons to use doping in agreement process. Alaver (65) does not admit wrongdoing.

Prosecutor Pern: Alaver's sentence was not too light

14.11.19 ... Taavi Pern, the prosecutor for the case against the former Estonian national ski coach Mati Alaver, said he did not think the sentence was too light and that it is more important to set a precedent when it comes to doping.

Former ski coach Alaver sentenced to probation for doping involvement

14.11.19 ... Harju County Court sentenced former national ski coach Mati Alaver to probation for facilitating doping activities on Thursday, ERR reports.

Anett Kontaveit anxious to shake off illness and start playing again

14.11.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit is on the road to recovery from a viral infection which cut short her 2019 season in September.

Tallinn marathon to be held separately from half-marathon from 2020

13.11.19 ... The full marathon and half-marathon events at the annual Tallinn Marathon are to be held on separate days from 2020.

Forest fires halt Rally Australia, handing title to Tänak's new team

12.11.19 ... The final round of the World Rally Championship series in Australia has been canceled, due to extensive forest fires in the rally's host state of New South Wales.

Margus Hunt's Colts lose at home to Miami Dolphins

11.11.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts lost their NFL Week 10 encounter at home on Sunday, 16-12, to the Miami Dolphins.

Kontaveit places 26th in last WTA rankings of the year

04.11.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has dropped on place in the final WTA rankings of the year, to 26th. Kaia Kanepi has dropped out of the top 100, by one place, to 101st, ERR's sports portal reports.

Hunt's Colts lose to Steelers

04.11.19 ... Marcus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts lost in their Week 9 game at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, 26-24 in a close game which saw the lead change hands several times. The Colts missed the chance for another win by missing a Field Goal in the last few minutes of the game.

Gallery: Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Maicel Uibo talk sports on Hommik Anuga

03.11.19 ... In an appearance on Sunday's episode of weekly morning program Hommik Anuga, 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship silver medalists Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Maicel Uibo spoke with host Anu Välba about their recent historic double medal and how they support one another as athletes.

Hyundai team boss: Tänak a truly valuable addition

02.11.19 ... Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team team boss Andrea Adamo has welcomed Ott Tänak's move to his team, just days after Tänak clinched the drivers' world title in Catalunya.

Official: Ott Tänak to leave Toyota for Hyundai

01.11.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, who clinched his first World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers' Championship title at the Rally de España in Catalunya over the weekend, will be leaving Toyota Gazoo Racing to join Hyundai Motorsport as of the 2020 season.

Tänak praises Hyundai driver as possible new teammate

31.10.19 ... Speculation that newly-crowned WRC drivers' champion Ott Tänak may be headed for Hyundai continues to bubble along in the international media.

Tänak switch to Hyundai official this week, claims motorsport magazine

29.10.19 ... Speculation has been rife in the motorsports media that Ott Tänak, crowned WRC drivers' world champion on Sunday, would be leaving Toyota to drive for Hyundai next season, ERR's sports portal reports.

Margus Hunt's Colts win again

28.10.19 ... Rounding off a very successful weekend for Estonian sport, the NFL's Indianapolis Colts came from behind to win in the closing minutes of a closely-fought game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Colts feature Estonian Margus Hunt on their roster, who plays Defensive Tackle.

Video: Tänak and Järveoja take podium after WRC title victory

27.10.19 ... Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja clinched the WRC Rally drivers' and co-drivers' titles for the 2019 season at Rally Catalunya, with one race to go in the season.

Video: Rally legend and Toyota manager Tommi Mäkinen's Tänak faith rewarded

27.10.19 ... Toyota Gazoo Sport team boss and rally legend Tommi Mäkinen found his faith in Ott Tänak rewarded when the Estonian clinched the WRC drivers' title in Catalunya on Sunday, something the Finn had been predicting for weeks.

Video: President Kersti Kaljulaid salutes WRC champions

27.10.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid issued a video congratulating Estonia's WRC champions Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja within minutes of them clinching Rally Catalunya and thus the drivers' and co-drivers' world titles, replete with a model Toyota Yaris – the vehicle the pair drove to victory this season.

Video: Tänak clinches WRC title on final points test

27.10.19 ... Estonian Ott Tänak was crowned WRC drivers' champion for the first time in his career at RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally España on Sunday, making him the first Estonian to win a sport historically dominated by Finns and, in recent decades, by two French drivers.

Ott Tänak crowned WRC drivers' world champion

27.10.19 ... Ott Tänak has become WRC World Champion, making him the first ever Estonian to take the title.

Tänak WRC maiden driver's bid chances in the balance in Catalunya

27.10.19 ... The WRC drivers' championship has gone right down to the wire coming into the final day of the RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally España on Sunday.

Tänak in fifth place after rally Catalunya day one

26.10.19 ... Estonian rally star Ott Tänak lies in fifth place going into the second day of RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de Espana on Saturday, taking another step towards his maiden WRC title, helped by leading rival Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) of France having a bad day on Friday.

Tänak should clinch WRC title in Catalunya, says Toyota team boss

25.10.19 ... Ott Tänak should win the WRC drivers' title this weekend in Spain, team boss Tommi Mäkinen told ERR on Thursday.

Tänak in test runs ahead of Rally Catalunya

24.10.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak (Toyota) is in Spain for the penultimate round of the WRC Rally Championship, still topping the table over Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) of France. Thursday's test run has already taken place, with Tänak and teammate Martin Järveoja fourth-fastest.

Hunt's Colts overcome Houston Texans at home

22.10.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts won on Sunday, 30-23 at home against AFC South rivals the Houston Texans. The result puts the Colts at the top of the division, albeit currently the closest-fought in the NFL.

Javelin thrower Magnus Kirt shortlisted for European athlete of the year

22.10.19 ... The European Athletics Association, more commonly known as European Athletics and governing body of the sport within Europe, has shortlisted Estonian Javelin thrower Magnus Kirt for men's European athlete of the year, ERR's online sports portal reports.

Kanepi rises in women's tennis WTA rankings

21.10.19 ... In the newest women's tennis world rankings, two Estonians are back in the top 100. Anett Kontaveit remained in 25th place, while Kaia Kanepi has risen to 97th.

Kanepi out of Moscow's WTA Kremlin Cup

17.10.19 ... Kaia Kanepi lost to Dutch player Kiki Bertens on Thursday after three sets in Moscow at the WTA Tennis tournament's Kremlin Cup 2019.

Magnus Kirt undergoes shoulder surgery

17.10.19 ... Athlete and javelin thrower Magnus Kirt, who was injured in the Doha World Championships, will undergo surgery in Estonia at the end of the week.

Speed skater Saskia Alusalu starts season with record-breaking time

14.10.19 ... Estonian speed skater Saskia Alusalu set a new national record for 3000 meters at a race in Inzell, Germany on Sunday.

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.
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