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Rio 2016: USA face Spain in semis showdown

Defending champion United States and European champion Spain booked a Rio Olympic semi-final showdown of NBA stars with triumphs on Wednesday while Australia, boasting four NBA champions, earned a las

18 Aug 2016 11:38 PM

Rio 2016: Sisterhood guns for bigger hurdle

Like many black American women, Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin have faced a good few hurdles of the metaphorical kind in their lives.

18 Aug 2016 11:36 PM

Rio 2016: Mind over body for Germans

Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst employed a special mind trick to help deal with the raucous home crowd as they crushed hosts Brazil to win the women’s Olympic beach volleyball final on Wed

18 Aug 2016 11:34 PM

Rio 2016: In the fast Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson from Jamaica, left wins the gold medal in the women's 200-meter final ahead of third placed United States' Tori Bowie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

18 Aug 2016 11:32 PM

Rohtak to Rio: 23-year-old 'grounded' Sakshi Malik carves sporting history

Sakshi Malik became the first Indian woman wrestler to have won an Olympic medal.

18 Aug 2016 1:48 PM

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Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik wins bronze in women's wrestling 58kg category

Sakshi Malik today scriptedhistory by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourth female athlete from the country to climb to the podium at the biggest sportin

18 Aug 2016 11:59 AM

Rio 2016: PV Sindhu sparks great fall of China

P.V. Sindhu celebrates her 22-20, 21-19 victory over world no. 2 Wang Yihan of China in the women’s singles quarter-finals in Rio on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

18 Aug 2016 2:19 AM

Rio 2016: Tintu Luka comes a cropper in 800m

Tintu Luka (right) competes in the women’s 800 metres heats at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Tintu finished sixth — and 29th overall — with a timing of 2:00.58 and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

18 Aug 2016 12:43 AM

Rio 2016: Vinesh Phogat beaten by injury; Sakshi Malik out

Woman wrestler Sakshi Malik lost in the quarter-finals of 58kg while Vinesh Phogat was stretchered off after suffering a knee dislocation during her last-16 bout at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.

18 Aug 2016 12:40 AM

Rio 2016: Kidambi Srikanth is Lin Dan and dusted

Kidambi Srikanth played his heart out before going down fighting against two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles badminton event at the Rio Olympics here on Wedn

18 Aug 2016 12:38 AM

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Rio 2016: Her best is yet to come, says Gopichand

Indian badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand feels P.V.

18 Aug 2016 12:36 AM

Rio 2016: First-timers Belgium, Argentina set for gold clash

Argentina and Belgium reached the Olympic Games hockey final for the first time on Tuesday as defending champions Germany and fellow favourites Netherlands came up short.

18 Aug 2016 12:32 AM

Rio 2016: Ashton Eaton takes decathlon lead after three events

US star Ashton Eaton opened up a 95-point lead over Canadian rival Damian Warner after the opening three events of the Olympic Games decathlon on Wednesday.

18 Aug 2016 12:29 AM

Rio 2016: Jamaica unveils new star

Jamaica unleashed a new sprint sensation as Omar McLeod took the Rio Olympics 110m hurdles while Chinese sports fans lamented the team’s perceived lack of gold medal success in Rio.

18 Aug 2016 12:26 AM

Rio 2016: New dawn for Brazil women football players

Brazil's Olympic women’s football team was showered with joyous attention until their heart-breaking semifinal elimination on Tuesday which brought forward a key question: Was the interest the start o

18 Aug 2016 12:21 AM

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Rio 2016: Cancer survivor Lange sails to glory

Argentine helmsman Santiago Lange and crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli won gold in the Nacra 17 mixed-sex catamaran class after a fast medal race that saw wind pick up smartly on the Pao de Acucar course

18 Aug 2016 12:20 AM

Rio 2016: Killing it, cyclically!

Jason Kenny exults after winning the men’s keirin cycling final. Above: Laura Trott kisses fiance Kenny. (Photo: AP)

18 Aug 2016 12:18 AM

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crashes out of Rio Games with quarterfinal loss

Srikanth came back strongly after losing the first game 21-6, but could not hold his lead in the third game.

17 Aug 2016 8:12 PM

United we stand and fight: Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach made an appeal for unity in a troubled world Friday as the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games got under way.

17 Aug 2016 7:01 AM

Rio 2016: Gold digging Brazil footballers not bothered by bonuses

Brazil’s “dream” of a first football Olympic gold medal will not be blown off course by a row over bonus payments, insists defender Marquinhos with the hosts heavy favourites to see off Honduras in We

17 Aug 2016 6:56 AM

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