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Rio 2016: Narsingh Yadav seeks fairytale finish

A turbulent run-up to the Rio Games behind him, Narsingh Yadav will be eyeing a fairytale climax while old warhorse Yogeshwar Dutt would look to bid adieu with a second straight medal when India begin

15 Aug 2016 2:15 AM

Rio 2016: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna blown away by czechs

India’s tennis campaign at the Rio Olympic Games ended in dejection as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were blown away by the Czech team of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka in the bronze medal play-off

15 Aug 2016 12:38 AM

Rio 2016: Elaine Thompson crowned sprint queen

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson celebrates with her country's flag after winning gold in the women's 100-meter final. (Photo: AP)

14 Aug 2016 11:48 PM

Rio 2016: Burned-out Hedvig Lindahl scorches the field

Defeating the dominant world champion and three-time reigning Olympic gold medallist USA women’s team is tough enough, but Sweden’s Hedvig Lindahl also had another “enemy” in their shock quarter-final

14 Aug 2016 11:40 PM

Rio 2016: Gung-ho on girl power

From swimming to gymnastics, some of the biggest victories for Team USA in Rio have come from its women athletes, and swimmer Maya DiRado says having strong role models has been a key to their success

14 Aug 2016 11:35 PM

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Rio 2016: Sania, Bopanna seal semifinal spot with comfortable win

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna celebrate their 6-4, 6-4 victory over Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson in the mixed doubles quarter-finals in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

14 Aug 2016 1:02 AM

Rio 2016: Vikas Krishan enters quarter-finals

Vikas Krishan celebrates his 3-0 victory over Turkey’s Onder Sipal in a men’s 75-kg preliminary boxing match on Friday. (Photo: AP)

14 Aug 2016 12:56 AM

Rio 2016: Bitter India eye Belgian chocolate

A win away from scripting their best-ever showing in Olympics after 36 years, Indian men’s hockey team would look to cut down on silly errors and raise their game by leaps and bounds to upstage a form

14 Aug 2016 12:46 AM

Rio 2016: Narsingh Yadav’s next test after bouts

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has no further hurdle in his path for his 74kg freestyle bout on August 19 as his coach on Saturday said he would not have to appear for any reinstatement test.

14 Aug 2016 12:42 AM

Rio 2016: Lalita Babar is in steeple final, Dutee flops

Lalita Babar on Saturday qualified for the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final after finishing fourth in the qualifying Heat 2 with a national record time while compatriot Sudha Singh was eliminated in

14 Aug 2016 12:40 AM

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Rio 2016: Doubles done with, Rafael Nadal rolls on

Men’s doubles gold medallists Rafael Nadal (right) and Marc Lopez of Spain pose on the podium. (Photo: AP

14 Aug 2016 12:33 AM

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt starts treble-treble bid in style

Business as usual for Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (lane 6), who crosses the finish line to win his 100m heats at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

14 Aug 2016 12:26 AM

Rio 2016: Singapore slinger halts the Michael Phelps juggernaut

Singapore’s Joseph Schooling en route to winning gold in the men’s 100m butterfly at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. (Photo: AFP)

14 Aug 2016 12:18 AM

Rio 2016: Perfect sunset for down-to-earth Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins shrugged off becoming Britain's most decorated Olympian in typically low-key fashion on Friday, saying it was “just something to tell the kids about” after winning gold in track cyclin

13 Aug 2016 11:43 PM

Rio 2016: Michelle Carter wins women's shot put gold medal

With crimson lipstick, eye-liner, mascara and a beaming smile, Michelle Carter won a stunning Olympic shot put gold on Friday to sprinkle a little glitz on an event often cruelly ridiculed for the sha

13 Aug 2016 11:38 PM

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Rio 2016: Hockey women wilt under USA’s power

Namita Toppo (left) duels for the ball with Lauren Crandall of the United States in their women’s hockey match on Thursday. The United States won 3-0. (Photo: AP)

13 Aug 2016 6:40 AM

Wada, top sport court targeted by hackers online

The World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport said they have been targeted by hackers, with an attempt made to obtain access credentials for the database which tracks athletes for dr

13 Aug 2016 4:27 AM

Rio 2016: Without a ‘10’, perfection is a tough task in gymnastics

United States’ Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

13 Aug 2016 1:57 AM

Samba gets things swinging in a favela badminton school

Children take part in a badminton training within the social project Obamão created by Sebastian Dias de Oliveira in a slum in western Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: AFP )

13 Aug 2016 1:57 AM

Rio 2016: Almaz Ayana smashes 10,000m world record

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana crosses the line to win the women’s 10,000 metre gold at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Ayana powered home in 29min 17.45s. (Photo: AP)

13 Aug 2016 12:45 AM

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