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Disgraced Park Tae-Hwan begs for Rio redemption


South Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan served an 18-month dope ban, is on his hands and knees as he begs the Korean Olympic Committee to allow him to compete at the Rio Olympic Games. (Photo: AFP)

Golden State Warriors waltz


Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (left) is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers centre Ed Davis in Game 1 of their second-round NBA playoff series in Oakland, California, on Sunday. The Warriors won 118-106. Monta Ellis (below) of the Indiana Pacers has his shot blocked by the Toronto Raptors’ Cory Joseph in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sunday. The Raptors won 89-84. (Photo: AP, AFP)

Lifters earn two quota places for Rio Games

Punam Yadav

The Indian men’s and women’s weighlifting teams secured two quota places for the Rio Games at the recent senior Asian championships held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

NBA stars Curry, Lopez bowled over by Indian kids


NBA player Robert Lopez, who plays for the New York Knicks, poses in front of the Taj Mahal during a visit to Agra. (Photo: NBA)

Archery World Cup: Silver lining for women’s team


Mangal Singh Champia (from left), Atanu Das and Jayanta Talukdar celebrate after bagging the bronze medal at the Archery World Cup in Shanghai on Sunday.

Nothing illustrates the cost of wantonly discarding democracy and handing over the government to unelected officials than the case of Uttarakhand.

An aspect of the ongoing AgustaWestland scandal that has drawn the loudest blood-lust at the gladiators’ circus called Twitter is the Rs 50 crore that middlemen are reported to have earmarked for “man