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  • 'I won't apologise, come what may' ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    The young politician seems unfazed about the complaint and tells Subhash K Jha that she would return to the neighbouring country to foster peace.
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    Designers Atsu Sekhose and Nimish Shah offer plenty of inspiration for the girls.
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    Do you follow the news? Think you know all that happens around you? Then put your knowledge to the test right here...
  • 'I would not be comfortable in bed with Manoj Bajpayee' ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    'My worst experiences in the film world concern money. After signing contracts, they don't pay. You always have to forget your last installment. It is very difficult for an outsider to enter Bollywood. You must either have luck or a Godfather. I have neither.' Bidita Bag discusses her big break.
  • 'I whacked a guy who pinched me' ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    Model Pia Trivedi tells Rediff.com's Tista Sengupta about the issues closest to her heart.
  • Jacqueline, Katrina, Sunny: Who has the SEXIEST back? VOTE! ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    Bollywood's heroines bring sexy back!
  • Borg, McEnroe to renew rivalry in Laver Cup ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    The tennis greats announced on Wednesday that they had committed to lead the teams for the first three years of the new competition, patterned after golf's Ryder Cup
  • Crorepati Narendra Modi is richer by Rs 32 lakh! ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    Even so, the PM's cash in hand is among the lowest when compared with his Cabinet colleagues
  • Meet the millionaire poster boys of online advertising ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia remain as committed as ever to incubating start-ups despite selling their firm for $900 mn
  • Present ICC ranking system is not satisfactory: Miandad ( 08/25/2016 05:37 AM )
    Pakistan's batting great Javed Miandad is not happy with the present ranking system of the International Cricket Council even though the team has just become the number one ranked side.Miandad said while he was happy that Pakistan, despite the many problems it was facing as a cricket nation, had topped the test ranking table, the ICC needed to come out with a better system."The present system is not satisfactory as there is not a proper system to rank a team on the matches it plays on home and away basis," he told PTI.
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  • Ronaldo gearing up for Real Madrid return ( 08/25/2016 04:50 AM )
    Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out of action since injuring his knee in the successful Euro 2016 final, has vowed to return soon after stepping up training at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training base.
  • Ireland star Keane to hang up international boots ( 08/25/2016 04:47 AM )
    Ireland's most prolific goal-scorer Robbie Keane announced his retirement on Wednesday after an 18-year career in which he scored 67 goals for his country to put him 15th on the list of all-time international marksmen.
  • Liverpool look to their Mane man as Spurs visit beckons ( 08/25/2016 04:39 AM )
    Such is the impact Sadio Mane has made on Liverpool that the 24-year-old is an automatic pick to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday while experienced international teammates scrap it out to play alongside him.
  • 'Ramsey's injury could have been prevented' ( 08/25/2016 04:21 AM )
    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey's injury could have been prevented, Wales manager Chris Coleman has said, adding he was surprised the Euro 2016 semi-finalist was rushed back for the opening Premier League game against Liverpool.
  • Sturridge frustrated with playing in new position ( 08/25/2016 04:16 AM )
    Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has urged manager Juergen Klopp to deploy him in his favoured centre forward position, where he operates on "autopilot".
  • Yedlin joins Newcastle on five-year deal ( 08/25/2016 03:42 AM )
    DeAndre Yedlin has joined Championship (second tier) side Newcastle United on a five-year deal from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee, the clubs have announced.
  • Sindhu sidesteps minister's offer, says Gopichand is 'the best coach' ( 08/25/2016 02:17 AM )
    India's Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu, who captured the imagination of the entire nation by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, has ignored Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's offer for a 'better coach', saying that her current guru Pullela Gopichand is the 'best coach' for her.
  • AFC Champions League: FC Seoul, Al Nasr inch closer to semis ( 08/25/2016 02:04 AM )
    FC Seoul and Al Nasr inched closer to a place in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League following comprehensive victories in their respective quarter-final first leg matches on Wednesday.
  • US 'keeper Solo 'saddened' by six-month ban ( 08/25/2016 01:32 AM )
    She was handed ban for mocking Sweden, calling them "a bunch of cowards" at the Rio Olympics
  • League Cup: Sunderland win; Burnley, Middlesbrough sent packing ( 08/25/2016 12:52 AM )
    Premier League teams Burnley and Middlesbrough were knocked out of the English Cup by lower-league teams in the second round on Wednesday.
  • Borg, McEnroe to renew rivalry in Laver Cup ( 08/25/2016 12:30 AM )
    The tennis greats announced on Wednesday that they had committed to lead the teams for the first three years of the new competition, patterned after golf's Ryder Cup
  • Federer hoping to be 'super strong' on come back ( 08/25/2016 12:15 AM )
    The World No 4, recovering from a knee surgery, eyes January return for Hopman Cup, Aus Open
  • Rio Olympics was like a cold war, says Russian swmimmer ( 08/24/2016 12:09 PM )
    Russian Yulia Efimova, who won two Olympic silver medals this month after being cleared to compete in Rio following a doping ban, has compared swimming in the Games to being at war.Initially excluded from the event because of her doping record, the 24-year-old won a last-minute legal challenge to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and finished second in the 100 and 200 metres breaststroke in Brazil."I felt under pressure from the sportsmen, the fans, the press. This was awful and it was not like being at an Olympics, which usually unites people. This was not a competition, but a war - a сold war," Efimova told a news conference on Wednesday.
  • Bale targets Champions League final in Cardiff with Real Madrid ( 08/24/2016 11:19 AM )
    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale said on Wednesday he has an extra incentive to reach a third Champions League final in four years because the title game will be played in his hometown of Cardiff."This is the reason I came to Madrid - to play in the Champions League, to win the Champions League," the 27-year-old Bale said in an interview with UEFA.com."To have the Champions League final in my home town is an even bigger motivation," he said.
  • Sehwag slams Piers Morgan for mocking India's performance in Rio ( 08/24/2016 11:06 AM )
    British journalist and television show host was heavily criticised on social media after he made fun of India's performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.While India's medal winners, shuttler PV Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik were felicitated, Morgan took to Twitter to call India's celebrations 'embarrassing' and 'exaggerated'.
  • Sakshi accorded grand welcome, presented Rs 2.5 crore cheque ( 08/24/2016 10:57 AM )
    Haryana on Wednesday honoured its 'daughter' Sakshi Malik by appointing her as brand ambassador of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign and presenting the Olympic bronze medallist a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore.
  • Man United will be Schweinsteiger's last European club ( 08/24/2016 10:01 AM )
    Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says he will not play for another club in Europe despite being unable to seal a place in the squad under new manager Jose Mourinho.Schweinsteiger, who is yet to make a first team appearance for United this season, has been made to train with the club's reserves and would be sold after Mourinho signed French midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, according to media reports.
  • Bindra may head panel to review India's shooting debacle at Rio Olympics ( 08/24/2016 09:09 AM )
    The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has come up with a proposal to set up a special committee, to be headed by Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, to carry out a comprehensive review of the shooters' below-par performance at the Rio Games.Indian shooters proved to be an epic failure in a disastrous Rio Olympic Games as the 12-member team, with the exception of Bindra, failed miserably to live up to the sky-high expectations.This has left the country's shooting fraternity highly disappointed.
  • Haryana CM forgets Sindhu's name, calls her from Karnataka ( 08/24/2016 08:06 AM )
    In a faux pas, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar forgot Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu's full name and also wrongly called her from Karnataka."It's a proud moment for us that two of our daughters won medals on Raksha Bandhan festival. Sakshi Malik from Haryana and Sindhu (asks others what is her name) ... P V Sindhu from Karnataka (Sindhu is from Hyderabad)," he said.Khattar was addressing a huge gathering during the reception which was accorded by the Haryana government to the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik in Bahadurgarh town near Rohtak after she arrived this morning from Rio de Janeiro.
  • ISL: Former Chelsea, Barcelona striker Gudjohnsen signs up for Pune FC ( 08/24/2016 07:49 AM )
    Hrithik Roshan co-owned Indian Super League team FC Pune City on Tuesday announced former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen as their marquee player for the 2016 edition of the league.
  • Pique expects Barcelona to benefit from Neymar's Olympic glow ( 08/24/2016 07:45 AM )
    Neymar should return to Spain with renewed enthusiasm after leading Brazil to their first soccer gold medal at an Olympic Games, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said.Neymar, who has scored 85 goals in 141 games in his three seasons at Barcelona, was given permission to stay in Brazil until after international games early next month."I think it's a good decision to grant him (Neymar) that," Pique told El Mundo Deportivo. "He has earned it.
  • Paes reaches quarterfinals with 108th partner ( 08/24/2016 07:13 AM )
    Leander Paes joined hands with Germany's Andre Begemann, his 108th partner on the ATP circuit, to enter the quarterfinals of the Winston-Salem Open with a straight set win over Chris Guccione and Andre Sa, in Winston-Salemm, USA.The unseeded Indo-German pair won 6-4 6-4 against the Australian-Brazilian combination in the opening round of the USD 720,940 ATP 250 event.
  • Will Rooney sign up for American Major League Soccer? ( 08/24/2016 06:41 AM )
    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would be a "great signing" for Major League Soccer, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson said, adding that the 30-year-old still has plenty to offer.
  • New milestone beckons for world champion Hamilton at Spa ( 08/24/2016 06:18 AM )
    Lewis Hamilton can become only the third driver to win 50 grands prix when Formula One returns from its month-long August break and gets back to business at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.
  • Brazil didn't mess up Olympics, nor did it make most of them ( 08/24/2016 05:32 AM )
    The enduring images of the Games will be not just the great sporting achievements - from US swimmer Michael Phelps' 28th Olympic medal to Usain Bolt's historic sprint 'triple triple' - but also the organizational problems, empty seats and crime.
  • Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, governor calls for unity ( 08/24/2016 05:13 AM )
    Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike brought the Olympic flag to Japan from Brazil on Wednesday and called for all parties to work together to host a successful Summer Games in 2020.
  • Djokovic, Serena get top billing for US Open ( 08/24/2016 04:50 AM )
    World No 1 Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named as top seeds for the US Open, which will commence from August 29.
  • Summer transfer window: Bale renews Real Madrid contract until 2021? ( 08/24/2016 04:39 AM )
    Real Madrid star striker Gareth Bale has reportedly been rewarded for his stellar performances with a new five-year contract that will keep him at the Bernabeu until 2021.
  • Petr Cech calls on Arsenal to stop 'silly' losses ( 08/24/2016 03:19 AM )
    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes that the Gunners need to stop silly losses against the teams they are expected to beat if they want to progress in the Premier League.
  • Sakshi named brand ambassador of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' initiative ( 08/24/2016 02:30 AM )
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday felicitated Rio Olympics bronze medal winner and wrestler Sakshi Malik.
  • OP Jaisha water row: Was there mismanagement on government's part? ( 08/24/2016 01:34 AM )
    Backing long-distance runner OP Jaisha's claim of having no support from the Indian officials at the recently concluded Rio Olympics, senior advocate and Rajya Sabha MP KTS Tulsi on Wednesday said that the incident revealed 'gross mismanagement' on the Centre's part.
  • Woeful nine-man Roma miss out on Champions League group stage spot ( 08/24/2016 12:25 AM )
    AS Roma suffered another European humiliation on Tuesday when they had two players sent off, lost 3-0 at home to Porto and missed out on the Champions League group stage.
  • League Cup: Liverpool rout Burton; West Brom, Watford booted out ( 08/24/2016 12:01 AM )
    Premier League clubs West Bromwich Albion and Watford were knocked out in the League Cup second round by lower-league opponents on Tuesday as a strong Liverpool side crushed championship Burton Albion 5-0.
  • Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales ( 08/23/2016 11:26 PM )
    Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets illegally.
  • Bravo's impending City arrival set to signal Hart exit ( 08/23/2016 11:08 AM )
    Claudio Bravo was pictured leaving Barcelona Airport on Tuesday and his expected move to Manchester City is likely to trigger the departure of England goalkeeper Joe Hart.The 33-year-old Bravo is set for a medical this week at the Etihad Stadium where he will team up again with Pep Guardiola, his former manager at Barca.The Spanish champions said on Saturday they had reached a "preliminary agreement with City" for the sale of the Chile captain.
  • SAI, NADA officials involved in Narsingh conspiracy: WFI President ( 08/23/2016 11:03 AM )
    Refusing to budge from its stance, the Wrestling Federation of India floated a new theory on Tuesday, alleging that some junior officials of the Sports Authority of India and National Anti Doping Agency are responsible for Narsingh Yadav being handed a four-year ban for doping.
  • Athlete Sudha tested positive for Swine Flu, not for Zika virus ( 08/23/2016 10:59 AM )
    Rio Olympian and Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for a suspected Zika virus infection, has tested positive for swine flu and will be out of action for at least two months, doctors said on Tuesday."Sudha Singh who has been undergoing treatment for a suspected Zika virus is suffering from H1N1, known as swine flu virus," Dr Sarala of Sports Authority of India told PTI in Bengaluru.
  • Men's hockey team slips one place to sixth in rankings ( 08/23/2016 10:51 AM )
    Indian men's hockey team slipped one place to occupy sixth in the FIH rankings after their lackluster show in Rio Olympics while their female counterparts surprisingly gained one position to be at 12th in the latest charts released on Tuesday.The Indian men's side crashed out of the Olympics in the quarterfinals by losing to eventual runners-up team Belgium 1-3 while the women's team failed to get past the group stage.
  • Grand welcome awaits Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik ( 08/23/2016 09:19 AM )
    A grand welcome awaits Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik when she arrives home on Wednesday, with hectic preparations underway to give her a rousing reception at her village Mokhra Khas in Rohtak district.When Sakshi touches down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at around 3:50 a.m. tomorrow, as many as five ministers of the BJP Government in Haryana will be there to receive her.
  • Inquiry to probe apathy in marathon runner Jaisha's case ( 08/23/2016 07:47 AM )
    The Sports Ministry constituted a two-member committee to probe the allegations of official apathy leveled by marathon runner O P Jaisha, who claims to have been denied water refreshment during her event at the Rio Olympic Games.Jaisha, who finished 89th in the marathon event, has alleged that no water or energy drinks were made available by the Indian officials during her event, leaving her completely exhausted at the end of the race. She had fainted after crossing the finishing line.
  • Narsingh's fate sealed; CAS deems he 'intentionally' took banned substance ( 08/23/2016 07:40 AM )
    Dismisses sabotage angle, saying: "...all in all found the sabotage (s) theory possible, but not probable and certainly not grounded in any real evidence'
  • Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban ( 08/23/2016 06:49 AM )
    Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month's Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), sports highest tribunal, said on Tuesday.The decision to exclude Russia's entire Paralympics team, initially made on Aug. 7 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), means at least 250 Russian competitors are set to miss the Sept. 7-18 event.
  • Marathoner Raut contradicts Jaisha's claim of AFI apathy at Rio ( 08/23/2016 06:47 AM )
    Contradicting marathon runner OP Jaisha's claim of official apathy in the Rio Olympics, co-runner Kavita Raut on Tuesday said that the Athletics Federation of Indian (AFI) had provided her with an option of having energy drinks during the race and, therefore, she has no complaints against the apex body.
  • 11-year-old Odisha slum-dweller to train at Bayern Munich academy ( 08/23/2016 05:50 AM )
    Defying all odds, an 11-year-old football prodigy from an impoverished area of Bhubaneswar has been selected to train at Germany's most iconic club Bayern Munich, as an academy player for two months.
  • EPL transfers: Manchester United youngster joins Wolves on loan ( 08/23/2016 05:22 AM )
    Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has joined Wolves on a season-long loan, the Premier League club confirmed on Twitter.
  • ISL: Guwahati to host season-opener ( 08/23/2016 03:41 AM )
    The Indian Super League 2016 season will kick-off in Guwahati, Assam, with an opening ceremony and the season opening match.
  • EPL: Liverpool manager Klopp not pressing panic button yet ( 08/23/2016 03:32 AM )
    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp called for his players to "stay calm" and does not expect to expect wholesale changes against Burton Albion on Tuesday as they seek to quickly bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at Burnley.
  • What needs to be done to produce medal-winning gymnasts? ( 08/23/2016 12:37 AM )
    India's gymnastics queen, Dipa Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi expects a more solid sports policy and bigger effort from SAI and the government
  • The Olympic Quotient V ( 08/23/2016 12:31 AM )
    The Olympic Quotient V
  • Kerber eyes victory after qualifying for WTA Tour Finals ( 08/22/2016 11:50 PM )
    Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, battling it out for the world number one ranking, are the first two women to qualify for the season-ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Monday.
  • After Speedo, Ryan Lochte loses Ralph Lauren sponsorship ( 08/22/2016 11:37 PM )
    US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost all four of his major sponsors on Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren Corp, following his apology for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games.
  • Khel Ratna for Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and Jitu ( 08/22/2016 11:01 PM )
    In an unprecedented move, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting award, will be conferred on four athletes this year. The Sports Ministry announced on Monday that Olympic medalists P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik will be honoured alongside trail-blazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar and ace shooter Jitu Rai.
  • Jaisha alleges official apathy at Rio Olympics, AFI refutes charge ( 08/22/2016 02:07 PM )
    Marathon runner O P Jaisha on Monday alleged that Indian officials did not arrange for water and energy drinks during her race in the Rio Olympics run under scorching heat despite designated stations being given for the country, a claim denied by Athletics Federation of India.
  • My career all but over if ban not reviewed, says Narsingh ( 08/22/2016 12:42 PM )
    Dope-tainted Narsingh Yadav admitted that his career would be over if the four-year ban imposed on him by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) is not reviewed and said that the country should take up his case as India lost out on an Olympic medal in wrestling.
  • PHOTOS: Moments that stood out at the Rio Olympics! ( 08/22/2016 09:22 AM )
    Here is a flashback of the top moments from the just concluded quadrennial Games...
  • Rio Olympics: Stunning sporting moments ( 08/22/2016 06:56 AM )
    After the curtain have come down here are some of the stunning moments from the Rio Olympics that made everyone stand and cheer.
  • WATCH! Rio silver medallist Sindhu returns home to hero's welcome ( 08/22/2016 06:06 AM )
    Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu arrived, in Hyderabad, to a grand welcome at Hyderabad International Airport.
  • Wrestling: Furious Mongolians strip off over bronze medal defeat ( 08/22/2016 05:50 AM )
    Two Mongolian coaches stripped off and hurled their shoes in protest on Sunday after their wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig was denied victory for running away from his Uzbek opponent in the dying seconds of their bronze medal contest.
  • Population size has nothing to do with sporting excellence ( 08/22/2016 05:01 AM )
    'No country can go from zero to hero at the Olympics.''A hundred Indians now feature in the world's top 25 and that's progress,' says Shekhar Gupta.
  • Tales of the expected and unexpected from Rio Olympics ( 08/22/2016 04:13 AM )
    In gymnastics, Biles and Uchimura soared while China crashed.
  • How Phelps and Lochte stand out for right and wrong reasons ( 08/22/2016 03:40 AM )
    Two swimmers made the biggest waves in Rio, Michael Phelps racing to retirement as the greatest of all time and US team mate Ryan Lochte slipping out of the country before police could stop him.
  • Sindhu set to receive a swanky BMW from Tendulkar ( 08/22/2016 02:40 AM )
    While bronze medallist Sakshi would soon be seen driving her new, customized Mahindra Thar, a brand new BMW awaits new badminton sensation Sindhu.
  • Rio 2016 quiz: Guess these Indian Olympians ( 08/22/2016 02:32 AM )
    Take our quiz to know who's who of the Indian contingent.
  • MAPPED: Which nations won medals in Rio? ( 08/22/2016 02:23 AM )
    India finished 67th.
  • PHOTOS: Rio bids a colourful goodbye to 2016 Games ( 08/22/2016 02:01 AM )
    A bit of melancholy and unbridled joy converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief for having pulled off South America's first Games.
  • PIX: Rio passes Olympic flag to Tokyo ( 08/22/2016 01:58 AM )
    Rains failed to dampen the famous Rio carnival spirit as this Brazilian city bid an emotional farewell to the thousands of athletes of the world in a colourful closing ceremony to bring down curtains on the 31st Olympic Games.
  • How Indian athletes fared at Rio Olympics ( 08/22/2016 01:56 AM )
    Performance of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics.
  • It's a wrap! Bolt conquers, Farah delivers but too many empty seats ( 08/21/2016 11:36 PM )
    Usain Bolt delivered. Mo Farah, Elaine Thompson, David Rudisha, three world records and a dominant United States played their part too, as athletics enjoyed being back in the limelight.
  • Did Narsingh Yadav intentionally dope? ( 08/21/2016 10:28 PM )
    While handing down a four-year ban on Narsingh Yadav, the Court of Arbitration for Sports has ruled that the wrestler failed to produce any 'real evidence'regarding the sabotage theory he had advanced and the balance of probabilities was that he orally took the banned substance intentionally in tablet form on more than one occasion.
  • Rio Olympics Medal Tally: US tops, India 67th ( 08/21/2016 05:09 PM )
    The medal tally at the conclusion of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • India's Olympics report card: Sindhu, Sakshi save the blushes ( 08/21/2016 05:04 PM )
    Two unassuming young women saved India the humiliation of returning empty-handed from the Olympics for the first time since Barcelona in 1992 with awe-inspiring performances at Rio.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 16 at Rio Olympics ( 08/21/2016 05:01 PM )
    The gold medallists on Day 16 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.
  • Gopi, Kheta Ram clock personal bests in marathon ( 08/21/2016 04:55 PM )
    The Indian duo of Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram put up an inspired show and clock their personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th respectively in the men's marathon at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.
  • IOA chief Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order ( 08/21/2016 03:10 PM )
    Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for outstanding service to the Olympic movement on Sunday.
  • Sakshi to be India's flag-bearer at Games closing ( 08/21/2016 11:49 AM )
    The first Indian woman grappler to win an Olympic medal, a bronze in the 58kg freestyle at Rio, she was the obvious choice as P V Sindhu, India's only other medallist, who bagged a silver in the women's singles badminton, left for Hyderabad on Saturday.
  • Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition ( 08/21/2016 11:14 AM )
    Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, a fierce critic of a Russian track and field ban at the Rio Olympics, was elected an International Olympic Committee member on Sunday but a third of the votes were against her.
  • Kenya's Kipchoge triumphs in men's marathon ( 08/21/2016 11:05 AM )
    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's Olympic marathon with a dominating performance, running alone into the Sambadrome and finishing in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds.
  • Wrestling: Shock defeat for Yogeshwar in qualification round ( 08/21/2016 10:49 AM )
    In a massive heartbreak for India, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt slumped to a shock defeat in the men's 65kg freestyle qualification round bout against Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran of Mongolia at the Rio Olympic Games.
  • WFI demands CBI probe into Narsingh Yadav doping scandal ( 08/21/2016 08:52 AM )
    Left red-faced by the four-year ban imposed on Narsingh Yadav by the Court of Arbitration (CAS), the Wrestling Federation of India has demanded a CBI probe into the doping scandal that has jeopardised the grappler's entire career.
  • Rio double shows I didn't just fluke it in London: Mo Farah ( 08/21/2016 06:53 AM )
    Britain's Mo Farah warned he aims to keep winning after becoming the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns.
  • China blame 'fierce' competition for worst slump in 20 years ( 08/21/2016 06:41 AM )
    China blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine their "shortcomings" after slumping to their worst Olympic performance in 20 years.
  • Brazil soccer gold will be the memory Rio never forgets ( 08/21/2016 04:59 AM )
    In Brazil it will be the Olympic moment everyone remembers.
  • Our sport is alive and strong, says IOC chief Coe ( 08/21/2016 04:23 AM )
    IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave a ringing endorsement to the Olympic athletics programme on Saturday, acclaiming a "remarkable week" that showed athletics is "alive and incredibly strong".
  • Any danger to whistleblower Stepanova not an IOC issue: Bach ( 08/21/2016 03:54 AM )
    Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova may be in danger after her revelations on doping in her country that triggered a massive scandal and forced her to flee, but it is not the International Olympic Committee's responsibility, the IOC said on Saturday.
  • Is it time to call him Sir Mo Farah? ( 08/21/2016 03:44 AM )
    Rio repeat proves London was no fluke, says Farah
  • Serie A: Higuain gets Juve going in 2-1 win over Fiorentina ( 08/21/2016 03:39 AM )
    Juventus launched their bid for a sixth successive league title after their record signing Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench to grab a trademark winner in a 2-1 success over Fiorentina on the opening day of the Serie A season.
  • Park silences doubters with golf gold at Rio ( 08/21/2016 03:05 AM )
    Inbee Park has two words for doubters who thought she should sit out the Olympics and give her spot to another South Korean: gold medal.
  • Russian Kolodko stripped of London Games shot put silver ( 08/21/2016 02:13 AM )
    Russian Evgeniia Kolodko has been stripped of her shot put silver medal from the London 2012 Olympics after testing positive for banned substances in a re-test, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.
  • Murray beats Raonic, to play Cilic in Cincinnati final ( 08/21/2016 02:04 AM )
    Sizzling hot Andy Murray roared into his seventh successive final with a commanding victory over Canadian Milos Raonic at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Saturday.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 15 at Rio Olympics ( 08/21/2016 01:56 AM )
    Check out the gold medallists on Day 15 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday:
  • Rio Olympics: United States reclaim men's 4x400m title ( 08/21/2016 01:36 AM )
    LaShawn Merritt ran a blistering anchor leg to return the men's 4x400m title to the United States, and win his third Olympic gold medal, in the final athletics event of the Rio Games on Saturday.
  • First Look! When India's Olympic champions met! ( 08/21/2016 01:00 AM )
    This is a photograph that is sure to set off a billion smiles.
  • Record-breaking Ethiopian Ayana brushes doping suspicions ( 08/21/2016 12:25 AM )
    Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana was supposed to be enjoying a glorious Olympic debut after shattering the women's 10,000 metres world record last week but the occasion was somewhat marred by immediate questions about whether she was clean.
  • I'm sorry. I over-exaggerated what was happening to me: Lochte ( 08/20/2016 11:54 PM )
    US gold medalist Ryan Lochte admitted to Brazil's largest broadcaster Saturday night that he had exaggerated his story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio -- but insisted he did not lie.
  • US win sixth straight gold in women's 4x400 relay ( 08/20/2016 11:32 PM )
    The United States won the Olympic women's 4x400 meters relay gold medal on Saturday in 3 minutes 19.06 seconds, their sixth straight victory in the event at the Games.
  • Basketball: US rolls past Spain to win sixth gold ( 08/20/2016 11:21 PM )
    The United States women's basketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest Olympic sporting dynasties of all time.
  • Britain dethrone Netherlands to take women's hockey gold ( 08/20/2016 10:50 PM )
    Britain beat defending champions the Netherlands on Friday to take home their first Olympic gold medal in women's hockey, winning 2-0 in a tense shootout following a hardfought 3-3 draw.
  • Farah completes distance double-double with 5000m gold ( 08/20/2016 10:28 PM )
    Briton Mo Farah became only the second man to retain both Olympic track long distance titles on Saturday when he produced an utterly dominant performance to add the 5,000m gold to the 10,000 he collected a week ago.
  • Rio Olympics: Neymar hands Brazil elusive soccer gold ( 08/20/2016 10:16 PM )
    Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil's first men's soccer gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday.
  • South Africa's Semenya takes 800 meters gold ( 08/20/2016 09:57 PM )
    Caster Semenya of South Africa took the gold medal in the Olympic 800 meters on Saturday in a personal best time of 1:55.28 seconds.
  • Suarez treble and Messi double lift six-goal Barca ( 08/20/2016 02:47 PM )
    Luis Suarez grabbed a hat-trick and Lionel Messi bagged two goals as Barcelona began their quest for a third straight La Liga title with a 6-2 rout of Real Betis on Saturday.Arda Turan, whose two goals against Sevilla helped Barca lift the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, gave them an early lead at the Nou Camp before Ruben Castro equalised in the 21st minute.Barca went back in front thanks to a trademark 37th-minute goal from Messi before Suarez, La Liga's top scorer last season, made it 3-1 before halftime.
  • Brazil prosecutors too slow to catch up with US swimmer Feigen ( 08/20/2016 02:29 PM )
    A Brazilian judge provided another twist to the saga of four US swimmers embroiled in a scandal at the Rio Games, suspending permission for one of the athletes, Jimmy Feigen, to leave the country - even though he had flown home hours earlier.
  • PHOTOS: Liverpool stunned by Burnley, Costa caps Chelsea comeback ( 08/20/2016 02:01 PM )
    Liverpool were sent spinning to a 2-0 defeat at promoted Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday while Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1 at Watford thanks to late goals from Michy Batshuayi and Diego Costa.
  • Golfer Aditi richer with Olympic experience, finishes 41st ( 08/20/2016 01:20 PM )
    India's teen golfer Aditi Ashok rounded off yet another week with a card of five-over 76 to end her campaign at the 41st spot in the women's golf event at Rio Olympics.Nine of the world's Top-10 took part in the event making it as strong as any Major and ensuring credibility for the sport, which made a re-appearance at the sporting extravaganza after 112 years.For Aditi to hold her own on first two days when her cards of 68-68 kept her in the Top-8 of the field was indeed a big step for Indian golf at world stage.
  • Rio: Australian athletes released by police after agreeing to fine ( 08/20/2016 12:27 PM )
    Several Australian Olympic athletes were taken for questioning by Brazilian police late on Friday for entering the basketball arena without proper accreditation to watch a semi-final game between Australia and Serbia, an Australian team official said.
  • China's Chen defeats Lee to win badminton gold ( 08/20/2016 11:48 AM )
    China's Chen Long stepped out of compatriot Lin Dan's shadow to spoil Lee Chong Wei's hopes of a golden Olympic swansong and win the men's badminton title in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
  • Can Yogeshwar Dutt deliver a gold medal for India? ( 08/20/2016 11:03 AM )
    Widely expected to clinch one last medal for India at the Rio Games, London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar Dutt is trying hard not to let the Narsingh Yadav episode affect him ahead of the men's 65kg freestyle event on Sunday.A day after an unassuming Sakshi Malik became the heartthrob of the nation by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she opened India's tally with a bronze, doping cloud began to haunt the grapplers again as Narsingh was slapped with a four-year ban for testing positive for banned substance.
  • Don't think Produnova is a death vault, says Dipa Karmakar ( 08/20/2016 09:10 AM )
    Experts may think it is the 'Vault of Death' but trailblazer Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar doesn't agree and says she will continue performing the Produnova despite the dangers that come with the daredevil act.
  • Saina likely to be out action for four months ( 08/20/2016 04:26 AM )
    Saina Nehwal, who underwent a knee surgery at a Mumbai hospital, is likely to be out of action for four months in a big setback for the badmintonstar, her father Harvir Singh said on Saturday.
  • All hail the 'GREATEST' Usain Bolt ( 08/20/2016 03:34 AM )
    The runners who have lost to Usain Bolt for the past dozen years showered the Jamaican superstar with praise on Friday, after he completed his historic "triple-triple" in what he has said will be his final Olympics.
  • WATCH! Dipa gets a hero's welcome in return to India ( 08/20/2016 03:10 AM )
    Fresh from her historic feat at the Rio Olympics, gymnast Dipa Karmakar touched down in the country to a rousing welcome, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
  • On cloud 9, says Sindhu, after silver medal victory ( 08/20/2016 02:59 AM )
    P V Sindhu said she is happy to win a silver in the women's singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to win a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics."I ended up with silver medal but am really happy," said Sindhu moments after losing her final clash 21-19 12-21 15-21 against two-time World Championship Marin."I'm really proud about it. I'm really happy. I could not win the gold. But I really worked hard. It was anybody's game.
  • Highlights of Day 14: Sindhu clinches silver; others disappoint ( 08/20/2016 02:37 AM )
    P V Sindhu became the country's first-ever woman silver medal winner in the Olympic Games after coming second best against world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in a pulsating clash for the gold in the badminton singles on Day 14 of competition.
  • What Bolt can do after retirement... ( 08/20/2016 01:51 AM )
    As he blazes through the Rio Games aiming for his historic third batch of three sprint gold medals, Jamaica's Usain Bolt has been clear this is his last time on the Olympic track, where he feels he has nothing left to prove.
  • Olympic mission accomplished! 9 finals, 9 gold medals for Bolt! ( 08/20/2016 01:46 AM )
    Usain Bolt has enthralled hundreds of thousands in stadiums in Beijing, London and Rio as well as billions around the world.
  • Felix gets record fifth gold as US win relay ( 08/20/2016 01:32 AM )
    Allyson Felix became the first woman to collect five athletics gold medals.
  • Coach Gopi will return Sindhu's phone, let her enjoy ice-cream ( 08/20/2016 01:09 AM )
    When it boils down to matters of discipline, Pullela Gopichand has no peers with PV Sindhu learning it the hard way since her formative years at the legendary coach's academy.
  • In Isinbayeva's absence Greece's Stefanidi vaults to glory ( 08/20/2016 01:04 AM )
    Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi won the Olympic pole vault on Friday and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.
  • The Indians who made us proudest in Rio are all women ( 08/20/2016 12:31 AM )
    'Sakshi Malik's medal is her individual and singular accomplishment.''So is P V Sindhu's badminton medal.''So is Dipa Karmakar's loss-by-a-whisker.''So is the surprise that is 18-year-old golfer Aditi Ashok,' says Mitali Saran.
  • There you go...Bolt is the GREATEST! ( 08/19/2016 11:47 PM )
    Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100 metres relay crown on Friday.
  • #LochteGate means lesser-known swimmers may miss their pay day ( 08/19/2016 11:23 PM )
    Veteran swimmer Ryan Lochte's brush with Rio police has already hurt his appeal to sponsors - but for two lesser-known team mates, it means they may never get a chance to sign their first major deal.
  • Bolt seals triple-triple as Jamaica win relay; US disqualified ( 08/19/2016 11:10 PM )
    Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the three men's sprint titles for a third successive Olympics when Jamaica successfully defended their 4x100 meters relay title in 37.27 seconds on Friday.
  • Uttam's Take: Games Vijay Goel plays ( 08/19/2016 10:44 PM )
    Uttam Ghosh's take on Vijay Goel's antics in Rio.
  • 'Hats off to Sindhu for the kind of effort she's put in' ( 08/19/2016 06:09 PM )
    Pullela Gopichand salutes P V Sindhu on her superb showing that saw her return with a silver medal from the Rio Olympics.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 14 at Rio Olympics ( 08/19/2016 05:43 PM )
    Check out the gold medallists on Friday, Day 14 of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Bindra, Tendulkar, Anand hail PV Sindhu's historic feat ( 08/19/2016 05:27 PM )
    India's biggest sporting legends Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand hailed PV Sindhu for her valiant performance in the Olympic final against world number one Carolina Marin.Abhinav Bindra in his message for Sindhu said that he wasn't as heartbroken after missing out on a medal himself as he is today (Saturday).India's only individual Olympic gold medallist tweeted: "I think I'm more heartbroken today (after Sindhu's loss in final) than I was a week ago! Well played @Pvsindhu1 you are an inspiration to me!"
  • Sindhu will perform better in future, says her father ( 08/19/2016 05:24 PM )
    Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will learn from her mistakes and perform better in future, her father P V Ramana said on Saturday."(Sindhu's opponent) Carolina Marin has played an excellent game and she truly deserves the championship."However we assure you under the guidance of her coach (P Gopichand) in the coming years, Sindhu will definitely perform well and keep the hopes of the all the Indians high," Ramana told reporters with a hint of disappointment after the watching the match at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.
  • Lochte apologises, team mate pays fine for lying to Brazil police ( 08/19/2016 05:23 PM )
    US Olympic gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology on Friday and his team mate Jimmy Feigen agreed to pay 35,000 reais ($11,000) to a charity after Brazilian police said they lied about being robbed at gunpoint at the weekend.
  • Will appeal to the Prime Minister: Narsingh ( 08/19/2016 04:40 PM )
    Banned for four years and disgraced after being eliminated from the Olympics Village, dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav vowed to take his battle to the Prime Minister's Office.His dream of representing the country in the Games shattered after he was slapped with a four-year ban by Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for flunking a dope test after WADA challenged the clean chit given to him by NADA, a devastated Narsingh Yadav said that he will fight till the end."Meri toh naam badnam hui, isse pura desh pe kala dhabba lag gaya hai (My name has been tarnished, not just me, this ban is a blot on India). Chahe mujhe phaasi ho jaye, mein iski chhanbin karwaoonga, din-raat ek kar doonga (Let me be hanged, I will take this to higher courts and will leave no stone unturned)," the 74kg freestyle wrestler told PTI.
  • India's Olympic wonder women: From Usha's 4th to Sindhu's silver ( 08/19/2016 04:18 PM )
    Following P V Sindhu's silver and Sakshi Malik's bronze medals at the Rio Games, we look at India's women athletes, who have been at the forefront of India's Olympic dreams.
  • Russia's legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva retires ( 08/19/2016 03:17 PM )
    Barred from competing at the Rio Games, Russia's double Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced her retirement on Friday and said whoever won the women's pole vault in her absence would not have achieved a proper gold medal.At a combative news conference, Isinbayeva also said God would be the judge of whether athletics' governing body was right to exclude almost the entire Russian track and field team, including herself, over what it said was incontrovertible evidence of state-sponsored doping.
  • Why Silver medal has turned Sindhu into hot property ( 08/19/2016 02:50 PM )
    When Pusarla Sindhu won a gold medal at the 2012 Asian junior badminton championships, her cricketing hero Sachin Tendulkar presented her with a car.One can only guess at the reception the 21-year-old player will receive when she returns into the arms of 1.3 billion Indians after becoming the country's most successful female Olympian with her silver-medal performance in Rio.The fact that she had been beaten 19-21 21-12 21-15 by Spanish world number one Carolina Marin in the final mattered little for a country that until Friday had won a solitary bronze at these Games.
  • Sandeep Kumar finishes 34th in men's 50km Walk ( 08/19/2016 01:42 PM )
    The 30-year-old Indian clocked 4 hours 7 minutes and 55 seconds, which was 26:57 seconds behind the timing of gold medallist Matej Toth of Slovakia.
  • Saina to undergo knee surgery on Saturday ( 08/19/2016 01:37 PM )
    Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who made an early exit from the Rio Olympic Games, will undergo a knee surgery in Mumbai on Saturday.Saina, the 2012 London Games bronze medallist, tweeted a picture of her prescription page, announcing the surgery time at a city hospital."Surgery tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 6 am friends pls pray for me," Saina tweeted.
  • BAI announces 50 lakh cash reward for Sindhu ( 08/19/2016 12:56 PM )
    Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta announced a reward of Rs. 50 lakhs for P V Sindhu after she settled for a historic silver medal at the Rio Olympics.BAI also announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakhs for Dronacharya awardee coach Pullella Gopichand who trained Sindhu to achieve this feat.The World No. 10 lost to Spain's Carolina Marin by 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in the thrilling final match held at Riocentro. This is India's first silver Medal in Badminton.
  • Sindhu loses to Marin; is first Indian woman to win Olympic silver ( 08/19/2016 12:07 PM )
    India's PV Sindhu went down fighting to Spain's World No 1 Carolina Marin in the women's singles badminton gold medal match at the Rio Olympics on Friday.
  • Rio Games: Tracking Sindhu's march to India's Olympic history ( 08/19/2016 11:46 AM )
    India's PV Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the final at the Olympics when she shocked Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the women's singles at the Rio Games on Thursday.
  • Lee defeats nemesis Lin to reach badminton final ( 08/19/2016 10:22 AM )
    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei shrugged off eight years of Olympic heartbreak on Friday to defeat his nemesis Lin Dan 15-21, 21-11, 22-20 and reach the final of the men's badminton after another classic encounter.
  • Will Sindhu strike GOLD? Send your best wishes... ( 08/19/2016 08:40 AM )
    P V Sindhu is hoping to become India's first-ever woman Olympic gold medallist across all sporting disciplines when she takes on World champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final of women's singles badminton event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Friday.
  • US swimmer Feigen to pay $11k to Brazil charity over robbery dispute? ( 08/19/2016 08:28 AM )
    US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen will pay $11,000 to a Brazilian charity to settle a dispute over what police called a fabricated story about him and his teammates being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio games, ABC News reported on Friday.
  • Saina misses out on IOC membership ( 08/19/2016 06:41 AM )
    Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has failed to get elected as one of the four athlete members of the International Olympic Committee, finishing sixth in the race to become a member of Athletics Commission of the global governing body of sport.
  • Iranian girl lands breakthrough taekwondo bronze ( 08/19/2016 06:25 AM )
    Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin kicked and punched down opponents and barriers as she became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal by taking taekwondo bronze in the 57kg category on Thursday.
  • Narsingh devastated at CAS verdict, says will prove innocence ( 08/19/2016 06:13 AM )
    His dream of representing the country in Rio Olympics shattered after a verdict of the CAS, a devastated Narsingh Yadav, on Friday, said that he will do everything to prove his innocence.
  • 'Like Produnova, I want to invent a skill that will bear my name' ( 08/19/2016 05:45 AM )
    'I have probably made the Produnova vault more famous than Elena Produnova ever did''I am kind of dreading going home empty-handed''There has been a lot of sadness and pain over the last four days. If I had won a medal, then I would have been in a rush to go back (and show it to everyone)'
  • Okuhara wins women's badminton bronze ( 08/19/2016 05:30 AM )
    Japan's Nozomi Okuhara will be awarded the women's singles badminton bronze medal after China's Li Xuerui pulled out of their clash with a knee injury, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday.
  • EPL transfers: Pardew confirms Benteke move to Crystal Palace ( 08/19/2016 05:09 AM )
    Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is having a medical before completing his move to Crystal Palace, the London club's manager Alan Pardew said on Friday.
  • We couldn't convince CAS on conspiracy: WFI chief ( 08/19/2016 04:48 AM )
    Wrestling Federation of India, on Friday, conceded that it was not being able to convince the Court of Arbitration for Sports' panel that grappler Narsingh Yadav was a victim of conspiracy and sabotage, and that was why he lost the case and was ejected from the Rio Olympics with a four-year ban.
  • PHOTOS: Usain Bolt cements his greatness ( 08/19/2016 03:36 AM )
    After his Olympic sprint double at the London 2012 Games, Usain Bolt declared himself a "legend". After winning both events for a third time he opted for "the greatest".
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Friday, August 19 ( 08/19/2016 01:45 AM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule at the Rio Olympics for Friday.
  • Is De Grasse the rightful heir to Bolt's crown? ( 08/19/2016 01:22 AM )
    While the people who run athletics are dreading the day Usain Bolt leaves their stage, Canadian Andre de Grasse must be licking his lips at the prospect after emerging as the man most likely to fill the void.
  • US embarrassed! Says sorry as swimmers leave Brazil to jeers ( 08/19/2016 01:12 AM )
    Two US Olympic swimmers flew home from Brazil on Thursday after a local crowd jeered them, calling them "liars" and "fakes", and police accused them of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games.
  • Highlights of Day 13: Sindhu shines; Narsingh ban dampens spirits ( 08/19/2016 12:06 AM )
    Shuttler P V Sindhu scripted a new chapter in Indian Olympic history with unprecedented feat but the embattled Narsingh Yadav's dreams lay in tatters after being slapped with a four-year doping ban on a bitter-sweet day for the country at the Rio Games.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 13 at Rio Olympics ( 08/18/2016 11:51 PM )
    Check out the gold medallists on Day 13 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday:
  • American Eaton retains decathlon title ( 08/18/2016 11:32 PM )
    American Ashton Eaton won his second straight Olympic decathlon gold medal on Thursday, extending his reign in a sport whose champion earns the title of the world's greatest athlete.
  • 'Narsingh defeated by compatriots rather than opponents' ( 08/18/2016 11:20 PM )
    Dejected by the four-year ban imposed on Narsingh Yadav by CAS, the Indian Olympic Association has said that the embattled wrestler has been'defeated by compatriots' rather than opponents.
  • Cincinnati: Murray sails on as Nadal, Wawrinka fall; Kerber's march continues ( 08/18/2016 11:03 PM )
    Olympic champion Andy Murray restored some order at the Western & Southern Open by cutting down South African giant Kevin Anderson to reach the quarter-finals on an upset-filled Thursday in Cincinnati.
  • 'What else can I do to prove to the world? I am the greatest' ( 08/18/2016 10:45 PM )
    "I don't need to prove anything else. What else can I do to prove to the world? I am the greatest" Bolt told reporters.
  • Bolt wins third successive 200m GOLD! ( 08/18/2016 10:36 PM )
    Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the men's 200 meters gold for the third successive Summer Games on Thursday, crossing the line in 19.78 seconds at the Rio Olympic stadium.
  • Rio 'robbery' incident cuts short Lochte's commercial victory lap ( 08/18/2016 08:55 PM )
    The week after winning his sixth career Olympic gold in Rio, US swimmer Ryan Lochte should have been doing a victory lap, cashing in on his performance with fresh sponsorship deals.
  • Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's Rio hopes dashed, banned for four years ( 08/18/2016 07:02 PM )
    Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
  • Argentina hold off Belgium to take men's hockey gold ( 08/18/2016 06:04 PM )
    Argentina beat Belgium 4-2 to claim the Olympic title and win their country's first Games medal in men's hockey, edging a close-fought match between two teams few expected to make the final.
  • Botched relay adds to Schippers' Rio misery ( 08/18/2016 05:20 PM )
    Dafne Schippers' Olympic disappointment turned into a nightmare as she took responsibility for a botched relay handover that cost her a chance for redemption at the Rio Games.
  • Barred from Games, Russia's Isinbayeva to join IOC athletes' body ( 08/18/2016 04:17 PM )
    Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athletes' commission on Thursday, despite being barred from the Rio Games over doping allegations.
  • Brazil police consider charging US swimmers with vandalism ( 08/18/2016 04:08 PM )
    Brazilian police are considering charging a group of US Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio's police chief said on Thursday, accusing them of lying about an incident that has marred South America's first Games.
  • Canoe bronze medallist suspended 'after failed drug test' ( 08/18/2016 03:34 PM )
    Moldovan canoe sprint bronze medallist Serghei Tarnovschi was provisionally suspended from the Rio Olympics on Thursday, after he failed a pre-Games drug test.
  • Aditi Ashok raises hopes of medal at Rio ( 08/18/2016 02:59 PM )
    Teen Indian golf sensation Aditi Ashok raised hopes of a medal after going just three strokes off the pace at tied seventh after the second round of the women's Individual event at the Rio Olympics on Thursday.
  • Sindhu shocks Okuhara to enter Rio Olympics final ( 08/18/2016 02:52 PM )
    P V Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the final at the Olympics when she shocked Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the women's singles at the Rio Games on Thursday. The two-time World Championships bronze medallist scored a sensational 21-19, 21-10 victory over the All England champion in 49 minutes.
  • 'Marin is a very tough opponent...it's not going to be easy' ( 08/18/2016 01:50 PM )
    Pusarla Sindhu sent Indian fans into a frenzy by blasting through Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to reach the gold medal decider for the women's singles at the Olympic badminton on Thursday.
  • Athletics: Clement wins 400m hurdles but Culson in tears ( 08/18/2016 01:25 PM )
    Kerron Clement, of the United States, held off fast-finishing Kenyan Boniface Tumuti to win the men's Olympic 400 metres hurdles.
  • Grappler Babita eliminated after losing opening bout ( 08/18/2016 11:32 AM )
    Babita Kumari started her campaign in the women's 53 kg class wrestling at the Rio Olympics on a losing note on Thursday.The Indian grappler, who won two medals at past Commonwealth Games and also bagged a bronze in the World Championships four years ago, was beaten 1-5 by Maria Prevolaraki of Greece.
  • Saina hospitalised to treat injured knee ( 08/18/2016 11:11 AM )
    India ace Saina Nehwal was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad to undergo treatment for her knee injury which affected her progress in the badminton event of the Rio Olympics.
  • 'Best midfielder' Pogba ready for United debut against Southampton ( 08/18/2016 10:45 AM )
    Jose Mourinho has confirmed that record signing Paul Pogba is ready to make his second Manchester United debut when Southampton visit Old Trafford in the Premier League on Friday.
  • Colombian club owner banned for one year for punching referee ( 08/18/2016 10:40 AM )
    The owner of Colombian top flight club Boyaca Chico has been banned for one year for punching a referee after disagreeing with the official's decisions during a game.
  • All you need to know about Sakshi Malik: From Rohtak to Rio! ( 08/18/2016 10:12 AM )
    Haryana wrestler Sakshi Malik has come a long way in her fairy-tale journey to etch her name in the sporting history of the country.
  • In middle age, Rio's golden oldies teach youth a lesson ( 08/18/2016 10:01 AM )
    A group of athletes in Rio has found the secret to enhanced performance and it has nothing to do with doping.
  • Bronze medalist Sakshi set to receive Khel Ratna ( 08/18/2016 08:48 AM )
    Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik is all set to be conferred with the country's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • On Day 13, Sindhu bids for second medal for India ( 08/18/2016 07:33 AM )
    A day after unheralded grappler Sakshi Malik opened India's medal count with adramatic bronze-winning effort, shuttler P V Sindhu is all set to further showcase Indian women's capabilities at the Olympic on Thursday.
  • Cincinnati: Murray and Nadal roll; Kerber wins ( 08/18/2016 07:29 AM )
    Olympic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray picked up where he left off in Rio by drubbing Argentina's Juan Monaco to take his place in the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
  • Enduring slavery, civil war: Tale of a South Sudanese marathoner at Rio ( 08/18/2016 06:57 AM )
    South Sudanese Olympic athlete Guor Marial may not be a hot medal tip for Sunday's marathon, but the former slave's road to Rio is one of the most astonishing stories of the games.
  • Mongolian Olympians left unpaid as country wrestles with crisis ( 08/18/2016 06:56 AM )
    As mostly sports-mad Mongolians cheer on the country's two medalists at the Rio Olympic Games, deepening economic troubles at home mean the new government cannot afford to pay its athletes.
  • Rio becomes unsafe for Olympians as British athlete held at gunpoint ( 08/18/2016 06:35 AM )
    A British Olympic team athlete was involved in an incident of theft in Rio de Janeiro while returning to their accommodation, the British Olympic Association said on Thursday.
  • A windfall awaits bronze medallist Sakshi Malik ( 08/18/2016 06:07 AM )
    A windfall of cash rewards and incentives, amounting to at least Rs 3.5 crore, fittingly awaits Rio Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik.
  • 'Sakshi is reminder of what can happen if you don't kill a girl child' ( 08/18/2016 05:35 AM )
    "Admirable preparation by wrestler Sakshi Malik for the Rio Olympics. My best wishes are with her," Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate her.
  • 'Beti Bachaon, Beti Padhao' slogan has gone a step ahead as 'Beti Khelao' ( 08/18/2016 04:28 AM )
    Brimming with pride at their daughter's historic achievement at the Rio Olympics, female wrestler Sakshi Malik's parents, on Thursday, urged all fathers to encourage their daughters, who wants to take up sports, saying the grappler's feat should set an example for all and sundry.
  • Marvellous Turan fires Barcelona to Super Cup glory ( 08/18/2016 04:05 AM )
    Two goals from Arda Turan and one from Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a 3-0 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on Wednesday to seal a 5-0 aggregate victory.
  • 'Vinesh has ligament tear, will take one week to recover' ( 08/18/2016 02:24 AM )
    Women wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who was stretchered off during her quarter-final bout at the Rio Olympics, has suffered a ligament tear and will take at least a week to recover, India's chef de mission Rakesh Gupta said on Thursday.
  • Sakshi thanks Sushil, Yogeshwar Dutt ( 08/18/2016 02:21 AM )
    Sakshi thanked Olympic medalists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt for showing wrestling the way.
  • Bronze medal is result of my 12 years of hard work: Sakshi ( 08/18/2016 02:15 AM )
    After ending India's agonising wait for an Olympic medal at the Rio Games with a bronze medal, Indian women wrestler Sakshi Malik said it was the result of her 12 years of persistent hard work.
  • Highlights of Day 12: Sakshi breaks open medal chest ( 08/18/2016 02:05 AM )
    Sakshi Malik ended India's frustrating medal drought with a dramatic bronze-winning effort on Day 12 of the Rio Olympic Games on Wednesday.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 12 at Rio Olympics ( 08/17/2016 11:44 PM )
    Check out the gold medallists on Day 12 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
  • How De Grasse surprised 'lazy' Bolt... ( 08/17/2016 11:33 PM )
    Usain Bolt admitted to being surprised by Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse's final burst of speed in Wednesday's Olympic 200 meters semi-final.
  • It's 1-2-3 for USA: Rollins leads medal sweep in 100 hurdles ( 08/17/2016 11:11 PM )
    Brianna Rollins of the United States won the 100 metres hurdles gold in a time of 12.48 seconds on Wednesday, leading compatriots Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin in the event's first ever Olympic podium sweep.
  • Jamaica's Thompson secures sprint double ( 08/17/2016 10:59 PM )
    Jamaica's Elaine Thompson completed a memorable sprint double on Wednesday after storming to victory in the women's 200 metres final, blowing away the field with a season's best run of 21.78 seconds.
  • Brazil police stop US swimmers from boarding flight home ( 08/17/2016 09:12 PM )
    Federal police in Brazil stopped U.S. Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight to the United States at Rio de Janeiro's international airport on Wednesday, O Globo newspaper reported on its Web site.
  • Sakshi Malik wins bronze, India's first medal at Rio Olympics ( 08/17/2016 06:18 PM )
    Sakshi Malik got the better of Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the 58kg freestyle bronze medal play-off to earn India its first medal at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday night.
  • Neymar scores fastest goal in Olympic history as Brazil rout Honduras ( 08/17/2016 05:10 PM )
    Neymar scored a brace, including the fastest goal in Olympic history, Gabriel Jesus got two more and Marquinhos and Luan added one each as Brazil swept past Honduras 6-0 into the final of the men's Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.
  • Bahraini overtures to Kenya-born runners attract controversy ( 08/17/2016 04:15 PM )
    Every year, hordes of foreign runners flock to Kenya's high-altitude training camps in the hope that some of the nation's long distance-running magic will rub off on them, embracing the motto, 'if you can't beat them, join them'.
  • Judge orders US swimmer Lochte, teammate not to leave Brazil ( 08/17/2016 03:00 PM )
    A Brazilian judge has ordered US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen not to leave the country, saying they gave conflicting accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint outside the Rio Games at the weekend.
  • Semenya cruises in 800m heats; Farah survives scare ( 08/17/2016 02:49 PM )
    Hot favourite Caster Semenya qualified for the women's 800metres semi-finals at the Rio Olympics with supreme ease on Wednesday and will no doubt be braced for another wave of discussions about her gender should she go on to take the gold medal on Saturday.
  • Reflective China braces for diminished haul at the Rio Olympics ( 08/17/2016 02:39 PM )
    Defeats in sports dominated by China at previous Olympics have left the country in an unfamiliar third place on the medals table, with some predicting that Rio 2016 could witness the lowest haul in two decades.
  • How well are you following the Rio Games ( 08/17/2016 02:38 PM )
    The Olympic Quotient IV
  • Europe's top Olympic official arrested in ticketing probe at Rio Games ( 08/17/2016 02:34 PM )
    Brazilian police arrested Europe's top Olympic official in an early morning raid of his beachfront hotel in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, in connection with an investigation into ticket touting at the Olympics. The police said they had discovered evidence linking 71-year-old Irishman Pat Hickey to an international scheme to illegally pass Olympic tickets to touts who were reselling them at well above their original price.
  • Boxing scoring controversy: Referees, judges dropped ( 08/17/2016 02:24 PM )
    Olympic boxing's governing body has removed some judges and referees from the Rio Games after a controversy over fight decisions and the new professional-style scoring system. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) said in a statement that it had reviewed all decisions in the 239 bouts to date and found "less than a handful" were not at the level expected.
  • Hockey: Dutch women reach final after shootout win over Germany ( 08/17/2016 02:04 PM )
    The Netherlands came out top in a sudden death shootout against Germany on Wednesday to go into the final of the Olympic women's hockey tournament and keep the target of a third successive gold medal in their sights.
  • Srikanth loses to Lin Dan after gallant fightback ( 08/17/2016 01:26 PM )
    India's Kidambi Srikanth played his heart out before going down fighting against two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the quarterfinals of the men's singles badminton event at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.The 21-year-old from Guntur, who had beaten the five-time World Champion from China in the 2014 China Open final, suffered a 6-21 21-11 21-18 loss against the World No. 3 Chinese in a nerve-wrecking match that lasted for an hour and four minutes.
  • Injury ends Vinesh Phogat's campaign ( 08/17/2016 01:22 PM )
    India's woman wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat fell by the wayside at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday. Malik was beaten in the 58kg quarter-finals while Phogat was stretchered off after suffering a knee dislocation during her 48 kg bout at the same stage.
  • Tintu Luka crashes out in 800m heats ( 08/17/2016 11:30 AM )
    Tintu Luka failed again on the big stage, unable to make it to the semi-finals in the women's 800 metres run after finishing sixth in her heat at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.
  • Ace shooter Jitu Rai recommended for Khel Ratna ( 08/17/2016 06:44 AM )
    Asian Games gold medallist Jitu Rai has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his exploits in pistol shooting in the last two years although he couldn't win a medal in the Rio Olympics."Yes, we have recommended Jitu's name for Khel Ratna award," National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Rajiv Bhatia said.NRAI has also recommended woman rifle shooter Apurvi Chanela and men rifle shooters Gurpreet Singh and PN Prakash for the Arjuna Awards, according to Bhatia.
  • 'Sindhu has the surprise factor' ( 08/17/2016 05:41 AM )
    'The Chinese will be gunning for revenge now after Sindhu's victory.'
  • PHOTOS: Simone Biles slips on beam; shows she's human... ( 08/17/2016 05:40 AM )
    Simone Biles's all five-gold medal Rio Olympic dream is dashed on the balance beam after Wevers upstages her to win beam gold.
  • How Britain has dominated cycling... ( 08/17/2016 04:57 AM )
    As Britain's track cyclists left Rio's velodrome on Tuesday with their saddle bags laden with gold, their rivals were left scratching their heads wondering just how they managed to keep peaking at the Olympics.
  • Georgian lifts gold as Iran cry foul ( 08/17/2016 04:29 AM )
    Security forces were called to the Olympic weightlifting arena on Tuesday after Iranian coaches reacted furiously when Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze beat Behdad 'Salimi' Salimikordasiabi with a world record tally in the men's super-heavyweights.
  • Why there is a desperation to end India's poor run... ( 08/17/2016 03:11 AM )
    Eleven days of action have failed to bring India, that won a record six medals in London four years ago, a single podium finish and there's growing desperation to end this poor run.
  • I'm just focused on my next match: PV Sindhu ( 08/17/2016 02:44 AM )
    A visibly elated PV Sindhu rated her win over London Olympics silver medalist Yihan Wang as one of the best moments of her career hoping that she could maintain her good form against Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the Rio Olympics.
  • On Day 12, all eyes will be on shuttler Srikanth ( 08/17/2016 01:49 AM )
    Kidambi Srikanth, the centre of attention in the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, can take heart from Hyderabad city mate P V Sindhu for his men's singles quarter-final clash against Chinese badminton icon Lin Dan.
  • Sindhu can do better, says coach Gopichand ( 08/17/2016 12:37 AM )
    Indian badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand feels PV Sindhu can do much better in terms of her defensive ability as she faces world number three Nozomi Okuhara in the Olympic semi-finals on Thursday.
  • PIX: When an Olympic runner stopped to help competitor... ( 08/17/2016 12:06 AM )
    This was a moment that helped to restore faith in the ideals of sportsmanship.
  • Klishina seeks Russian redemption in long jump final ( 08/16/2016 11:31 PM )
    Russia's Darya Klishina booked a place in the Olympic long jump final on Tuesday, keeping alive her country's slim hopes of an athletics medal in Rio following the exclusion of its track and field squad over doping allegations.
  • Why India is doing badly at the Olympics ( 08/16/2016 11:25 PM )
    'It is not the external world that is stopping Indians from winning medals. It is our culture.'
  • Kenyan Kipyegon shocks Dibaba to win 1,500m gold ( 08/16/2016 11:17 PM )
    Kenya's Faith Kipyegon won the women's Olympic 1,500 meters on Tuesday after unleashing a devastating second half of the race to leave Ethiopia's world record holder Genzebe Dibaba trailing in her wake.
  • McLeod wins 110 meters hurdles gold for Jamaica ( 08/16/2016 11:07 PM )
    Jamaican Omar McLeod raced to victory in 13.05 seconds on Tuesday to become his country's first ever Olympic 110 meters hurdles champion.
  • Highlights of Day 11: Sindhu's win overshadows Narsingh's dope saga ( 08/16/2016 09:40 PM )
    Shuttler PV Sindhu raised serious hopes of breaking India's long-awaited medal quest in the Rio Olympics by storming into the semifinals of the women's singles event with a stunning straight games win over London Games silver medallist Wang Yihan of China.
  • Brazil fans ask: What now for women's football? ( 08/16/2016 09:06 PM )
    Brazil's Olympic women's football team was showered with joyous attention until their heart-breaking semi-final elimination on Tuesday which brought forward a key question: Was the interest the start of something big or another false dawn?
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 11 at Rio Olympics ( 08/16/2016 08:02 PM )
    Check out the gold medallists on Day 11 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.
  • Sindhu shocks world No. 2 Yihan to enter Rio Olympics semis ( 08/16/2016 08:00 PM )
    P V Sindhu caused the biggest upset in the women's singles of the badminton tournament at the Rio Games, shocking China's world No 2 Wang Yihan 22-20, 21-19 to enter the semi-finals on Tuesday night.
  • Hockey: Belgium stun the Dutch to set up Argentina final ( 08/16/2016 07:42 PM )
    Belgium set up an intriguing men's Olympic hockey final against Argentina after they dumped out the world's second-ranked team the Netherlands with a resounding 3-1 semi-final victory on Tuesday.
  • Boxing: Conceicao secures golden first for Brazil ( 08/16/2016 07:36 PM )
    Robson Conceicao won host Brazil's first ever Olympic boxing gold medal on Tuesday, the lightweight drawing inspiration from a vociferous home support to secure a unanimous points victory over Sofiane Oumiha of France.
  • Cancer-survivor Lange wins gold for Argentina ( 08/16/2016 07:25 PM )
    Argentine helmsman Santiago Lange and crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli won gold in the Nacra 17 mixed-sex catamaran class at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a fast medal race that saw wind pick up smartly on the Pao de Acucar course on Guanabara Bay.
  • American Claye hops, skips and jumps to the altar in Rio ( 08/16/2016 04:17 PM )
    Draped in an American flag, Will Claye dropped to one knee in front of long-term girlfriend Queen Harrison and asked her to marry him. She said yes.
  • Sweden beat Brazil in shoot-out to reach women's soccer final ( 08/16/2016 04:13 PM )
    Sweden beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the teams were locked goalless following extra-time on Tuesday to reach the final of the women's football tournament at the Rio Olympics.
  • Biles wins record-equalling fourth gold with floor victory ( 08/16/2016 03:41 PM )
    Simone Biles showed off her sassy moves and explosive tumbles on the floor exercise to win a record-equalling fourth gold at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.
  • This gold medallist didn't know he won until a friend called him! ( 08/16/2016 02:10 PM )
    Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands won the men's marathon swimming event off Rio's Copacabana Beach on Tuesday in a race so close that he did not realise he had won until a friend called from home to give him the good news.
  • Usain Bolt eases into 200m semis in 20.28s ( 08/16/2016 01:37 PM )
    Defending champion Usain Bolt eased through Heat 9 of the 200 metres in 20.28 seconds at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Nigeria's Ejowvokoghene Oduduru took second place.
  • 'Stars align' for American Taylor to claim second Olympic gold ( 08/16/2016 01:13 PM )
    Christian Taylor of the United States retained his Olympic men's triple jump title on Tuesday, recording the longest jump of the year to claim the podium top spot.
  • Badminton: Danes end Chinese reign in women's doubles ( 08/16/2016 12:42 PM )
    Giant-killing Danes Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl stunned China's second-ranked pair in the semi-finals of the women's badminton doubles at the Olympics to end the Asian nation's 20-year stranglehold on the title.
  • Wrestler Hardeep exits in Greco Roman first round ( 08/16/2016 12:01 PM )
    India's Greco Roman wrestler Hardeep Singh lost his opening round bout in the 98 kg category by technical points to Turkey's Ildem Cenk at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.The Turkish wrestler won the bout 2-1 despite a stiff resistance from the 25-year-old Indian. Hardeep will still have a chance in the repechage if Cenk makes it to the final.
  • Croatia's Sandra Perkovic bags gold in women's discus ( 08/16/2016 12:00 PM )
    Croatia's Sandra Perkovic overcame nerves and early fouls to successfully defend her Olympic discus title, winning with a best throw of a 69.21 metres.
  • Narsingh's Rio participation in doubt after WADA rejects 'clean chit' ( 08/16/2016 10:37 AM )
    The World Anti Doping Agency has rejected the National Anti Doping Panel verdict on wrestler Narsingh Yadav after he was given a clean chit to compete in Rio Olympic Games, according to reports on Monday.
  • Former FIFA President Joao Havelange dies aged 100 ( 08/16/2016 08:56 AM )
    Joao Havelange, who was the president of the world's football governing body FIFA from 1974 to 1998, has died at the age of 100.
  • 'I can't understand why they booed in such an outrageous way' ( 08/16/2016 07:15 AM )
    Russia's Evgeny Tishchenko won the Olympic heavyweight boxing gold medal to a chorus of boos from the crowd after beating Kazakhstan's Vasily Levit on a unanimous points decision.
  • If something happens to me, it is not an accident: Stepanova ( 08/16/2016 07:00 AM )
    The Russian runner who helped expose a system of state-backed doping in her country says she fears for her life and has been forced to move after hackers tried to find her location.
  • Cycling: Italy's Viviani recovers from crash to win omnium gold ( 08/16/2016 06:35 AM )
    Elia Viviani's Olympic gold medal hopes seemed to have vanished in a tangle of legs and carbon fibre after a crash during the finale of the men's omnium but the Italian recovered to claim an emotional victory.
  • Gay athletes at Rio Games bring hope to LGBT cause in Brazil ( 08/16/2016 04:44 AM )
    Dressed as a mermaid with shells covering his nipples, Brazilian Murilo Sousa voiced hope that the record number of openly gay athletes at the Rio Games would boost acceptance in his South American nation, amid a backlash over same-sex marriage.
  • Sania-Strycova seeded 7th at Cincinnati ( 08/16/2016 03:42 AM )
    Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her new Czech partner Barbora Strycova have been seeded seventh at the WTA Western and Southern Open, one of the two events in tune-up to the US Open.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Tuesday, August 16 ( 08/16/2016 03:28 AM )
    Badminton players P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth carry India's medal hopes on Day 11 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
  • Recap: Srikanth, Sindhu bright spots but India suffer more humiliation ( 08/16/2016 02:38 AM )
    A recap of the performance by Indian athletes on Day 10 at the Rio Olympics on Monday
  • Miller dives over line to deny Felix 400m gold in photo finish ( 08/16/2016 01:45 AM )
    Bahamian Shaunae Miller launched herself over the finishing line with a desperate dive to pip Allyson Felix to the women's Olympic 400 metres gold medal by the narrowest of margins on Monday.
  • Record-creating Da Silva soars to dramatic pole vault gold ( 08/16/2016 01:42 AM )
    Thiago da Silva won Brazil's first athletics gold of their home Games on an extraordinary, unforgettable Monday night in Rio, producing an Olympic record of 6.03 metres in the pole vault to beat hot favourite Renaud Lavillenie and send the fans into raptures.
  • Discus Throw: Seema crashes out of Rio Games after 20th place finish ( 08/16/2016 01:39 AM )
    Discus thrower Seema Antil added her name to the long list of Indian athletes who have crashed out of the Rio Olympics on Monday after finishing a lowly ninth in her Group B qualifying round, and 20th overall.
  • Women's Hockey: Netherlands, New Zealand, Britain and Germany in semis ( 08/16/2016 01:35 AM )
    Defending champions Netherlands will face Germany, while Britain take on New Zealand in the women's hockey semi-finals of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 10 at the Rio Olympics ( 08/16/2016 01:19 AM )
    Bahrain's Ruth Jebet blew away the competition to win the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase gold on Sunday, but narrowly missed out on the world record.Jebet ran a bold race, bursting into the lead after a few laps and setting a blistering pace to win in 8 minutes, 59.75 seconds, just shy of the 8:58.81 world record set by Russia's Gulnara Galkina at the 2008 Beijing Games.
  • Kiribati weightlifter adopts unique style to spread message at Rio ( 08/16/2016 12:08 AM )
    Pacific islander dances to raise climate change awareness
  • Defending Champion Rudisha retains 800m title ( 08/15/2016 11:10 PM )
    Kenya's David Rudisha stormed to victory in the Olympic 800 metres final on Monday, retaining his title with a devastating final-lap sprint.
  • Cycling: Fire threatens mountain bike course ( 08/15/2016 10:32 PM )
    A fire was threatening the course that will stage the Olympic mountain bike competition on Monday after a controlled rubbish burn spread out of control in high winds.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 10 in Rio ( 08/15/2016 10:29 PM )
    India's report card on the tenth day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • 'Sorry' Vikas stops short of blaming banned federation for ouster ( 08/15/2016 09:29 PM )
    'I'm really sorry to have let you down''We have got a handful of opportunities. We used to train with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan but with the ban on the federation we lost the opportunity and nobody called us'
  • Vikas Krishan halted in quarter-finals by Uzbekistan's Melikuziev ( 08/15/2016 07:05 PM )
    Former Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan took a pounding from second seed Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals of the men's middleweight (75 kg) and bowed out of the Rio Olympic Games on Monday night.
  • Sindhu in quarter-finals after easy win over Tzu Ying ( 08/15/2016 06:34 PM )
    P V Sindhu had things her way before making it to the quarter-finals in the women's singles badminton competition with a 21-13, 21-15 victory over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying at the Rio Olympics on Monday night.
  • Late Costa strike gives Conte winning Chelsea debut ( 08/15/2016 05:18 PM )
    Chelsea's fiery Spain striker Diego Costa snatched a last-minute goal to secure a 2-1 home win over West Ham United and hand new manager Antonio Conte a winning start to his Premier League career on Monday.The bearded Costa collected a header from new signing Michy Batshuayi and thumped it low beyond West Ham goalkeeper Adrian's outstretched right hand to claim the points.
  • Egyptian judoka sent home over handshake refusal with Israeli ( 08/15/2016 04:22 PM )
    Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.El Shehaby, who was sent home by his own team, had lost the fight on Friday and was reprimanded by the IOC for his action.
  • Overhead TV camera falls in Olympic park, injures two ( 08/15/2016 03:03 PM )
    An overhead television camera suspended by cables crashed to the ground in the Olympic Park on Monday, lightly injuring at least three people among the crowds below, the latest in a string of mishaps to hit South America's first Games.A TV news report showed two of the injured looking dazed, sitting on the ground near the heavy black camera housing. One woman, bleeding from her head as medics arrived, was taken away on a stretcher. The other walked from the scene wearing a neck brace.
  • Sehwag wants plane and train to be named after Dipa, Lalita! ( 08/15/2016 02:38 PM )
    Indian athletes have so far (Monday) not being able to win a single medal at Rio Olympics. But there are two performances- Dipa Karmaka's historic 4th place finish in Artistic Gymnastics and Lalita Babar finishing at a respectable 10th spot in 3000m Steeplechase- because these performances have come in events in which India had no significant performances in the past.Former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who has been active on social media, made a special request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Independence Day to honour these two athletes.
  • My attack really worked, says Srikanth after beating Jorgensen ( 08/15/2016 02:37 PM )
    Having stunned world No. 5 Jan Jorgensen in straight games, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth said he was well-prepared with his strategy against the Dane that helped him secure a quarter-final spot at the Rio Olympics.
  • PHOTOS: 7 agonizing injuries at the Rio Games ( 08/15/2016 02:16 PM )
    The 2016 Rio Olympics has witnessed some scintillating performances, wherein many young athletes achieved glory for their nation.The Rio Games also saw legendary athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps delivering as per expectations and extending their domination in the Olympics history.But, there were some unfortunate ones, who fought horrifying injuries in Rio.Rediff.com lists seven such ill-fated injuries from the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Dipa was inconsolable after returning to Games Village: Coach ( 08/15/2016 01:12 PM )
    No one knows whether Dipa Karmakar believed in the old adage "Smile when it hurts most" but her resplendent smile after missing out on what would have been a path-breaking medal in Indian sport belied the storm brewing up in her mind.Back in the Games Village, it was difficult to control emotions as she wept inconsolably. Her coach and father figure Bishweshwar Nandi was also crestfallen."After she returned to the Games Village, Dipa was inconsolable. Missing the bronze by so less a margin will remain the biggest regret for us," coach Nandi told PTI.
  • I could have bettered my timing, says Lalita Babar ( 08/15/2016 12:16 PM )
    Lalita Babar feels she could have bettered her timing after the long distance Indian runner capped her fairy-tale journey in the Rio Olympics with a top-10 finish in the 3000m steeplechase final on Monday."I'm satisfied with the finish but not with the timing. Overall, I'm happy with a top-10 finish but could have bettered my timing. The target was to go below nine minutes 15 seconds," Lalita said after her event.
  • PHOTOS: Bolt celebrates with other champs! ( 08/15/2016 11:53 AM )
    Jamaica's Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100 metres with a time of 9.81 seconds on Sunday to confirm his place in the greatest athletes.
  • Poland's Wlodarczyk sets women's hammer world record ( 08/15/2016 11:29 AM )
    World champion Anita Wlodarczyk improved her own world record with a throw of 82.29 metres in the women's hammer final at the Rio Olympics on Monday.The 31-year-old Pole's third throw of the final improved on the previous mark of 81.08 metres she achieved on home soil at the start of the month.
  • Lalita Babar 10th in Steeplechase; Maheswary, Nanda flop ( 08/15/2016 11:23 AM )
    Lalita Babar failed to reproduce her fine showing in the qualification round and finished 10th in the women's 3000m Steeplechase final as Indians continued to disappoint in track and field at the Rio Olympics on Monday. Babar clocked 9:22.74 seconds, nearly three seconds outside her National record of 9:19.76s, set in the qualification round on Saturday.
  • 'Yaya Toure will stay and fight for Man City place.' ( 08/15/2016 11:13 AM )
    Yaya Toure's agent says the Manchester City midfielder plans to stay and fight for his place despite being left out of their first game of the season.The Ivorian, who played under new manager Pep Guardiola when the pair were at Barcelona, was omitted for Saturday's narrow 2-1 win over Sunderland in City's Premier League opener.
  • Srikanth shocks world No 5 to enter quarter-finals ( 08/15/2016 11:06 AM )
    Kidambi Srikanth's hopes of a medal in the men's badminton competition at the Rio Olympics remain alive. India's sole men's singles player in the tournament scored hard-fought 21-19, 21-19 victory over world No. 5 Jan Jorgensen to enter the quarter-finals on Monday.
  • Germany's Podolski ends international career ( 08/15/2016 07:39 AM )
    Germany's World Cup winner Lukas Podolski announced his retirement from international football on Monday, bringing to an end a glittering 12-year career.
  • These athletes get a hero's welcome at home... ( 08/15/2016 05:42 AM )
    Singaporeans waved flags and cheered for swimmer Joseph Schooling on his return to the island city state on Monday after winning the country's first Olympic gold medal.
  • Venus, Hingis add Olympic medal to their rich career ( 08/15/2016 05:26 AM )
    Venus Williams' record-equalling fifth Olympic tennis medal was silver rather than gold as she and partner Rajeev Ram lost an all-American mixed doubles final to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock on Sunday .
  • Hockey captain Sreejesh apologises for letting the nation down ( 08/15/2016 04:13 AM )
    Indian hockey team's captain PR Sreejesh has apologised for letting the nation down after his team's 1-3 loss to Belgium in the quarter-finals at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Monday, August 15 ( 08/15/2016 03:05 AM )
    India's schedule on Day 10 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Monday.
  • Russia's Klishina to compete after appeal upheld ( 08/15/2016 02:26 AM )
    Russian long jumper Darya Klishina will compete at the Rio Olympics after her ban from the Games was struck down by sport's highest court on the eve of her event.
  • On Day 10, India's medal hopes rest on Lalita, Krishan ( 08/15/2016 02:07 AM )
    Woman steeplechaser Lalita Babar carries the fervent hopes of the sports fans to finally open India's medal tally on day 10 of the Rio Olympics on Monday.
  • Spanish marathoner swimmer mingles with crowd at Copacabana ( 08/15/2016 01:47 AM )
    Erika Villaecija did as thousands of Rio de Janeiro's residents and visitors did on Sunday afternoon - she went to the city's famed Copacabana Beach.
  • Here's how Russia's Mustafina won on bars ( 08/15/2016 12:40 AM )
    With the help of a toy monkey and an afternoon nap, Russia's Aliya Mustafina finally ended the US women's stranglehold on gymnastics in Rio by winning the asymmetric bars for a second successive Olympics, with a routine full of grace and power.
  • PHOTOS: A proposal on the podium... ( 08/15/2016 12:29 AM )
    China's He Zi received the shock of her life when team-mate and boyfriend Qin Kai rushed up with a diamond ring during the medal ceremony of the women's 3 metre springboard event, marking the second marriage proposal of the Olympics.
  • Rio crowd boo Gatlin, cheer Bolt ( 08/14/2016 11:35 PM )
    American Justin Gatlin felt the full force of the crowd's ire on Sunday and scowled back in response before finishing second to Usain Bolt in the Olympic 100metres final to miss his shot at becoming the oldest man to win the event at age 34.
  • Two more medals to go and I can sign off as immortal: Bolt ( 08/14/2016 11:21 PM )
    'Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.'
  • Bolt makes history in Rio; wins third successive Olympics 100m gold ( 08/14/2016 10:59 PM )
    Jamaica's Usain Bolt won his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres with a time of 9.81 seconds on Sunday.
  • Brilliant Van Niekerk smashes 400m world record ( 08/14/2016 10:04 PM )
    Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa won the men's 400 metres gold in a world record time of 43.03 seconds at the Rio Olympic Games on Sunday.
  • Whitlock bags historic gymnastics golds; Biles shines again ( 08/14/2016 09:01 PM )
    Max Whitlock ending the long wait for a champion by claiming victory in the floor exercise and pommel horse finals.
  • Murray tames Del Potro to retain title ( 08/14/2016 08:43 PM )
    Britain's Andy Murray beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a compelling and gruelling Olympic tennis final on Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the title.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 9 in Rio ( 08/14/2016 06:56 PM )
    India's report card on the ninth day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • US swimmer Lochte says gun held to forehead in taxi hold-up ( 08/14/2016 06:34 PM )
    US gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed in a taxi hold-up in Rio de Janeiro after leaving a party where he had been celebrating the end of the Olympic swimming programme.
  • After four years my target will be gold, says Dipa Karmakar ( 08/14/2016 05:49 PM )
    Trailblazing Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar said that she's not disappointed at missing out on a historic bronze in the vault final of the Rio Olympics and that she's satisfied of her performance."I never expected a medal from this Olympics but to have come fourth is very creditable. In boxing, wrestling you get a bronze even when you finish fourth but not for me. It was very close to medal. After four years, my target would be gold," Dipa said brimming with confidence.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 9 at the Rio Olympics ( 08/14/2016 05:23 PM )
    Check out the gold medallists from Day 9
  • Dipa will be stronger and better in Tokyo, says proud father ( 08/14/2016 05:19 PM )
    Dulal Karmakar is a proud man today even if her daughter Dipa missed a historic Olympic medal in gymnastics by a whisker in Rio Games, saying the 'Produnova' girl will come better and stronger in 2020 Tokyo Oylmpics."I am feeling very proud of her accomplishment. I am not at all sad. This was her first Olympics. Next time, when the Olympics will be held in Japan, she will perform much better and bring a medal (for the country)," a seemingly proud Dulal said.Dipa missed a bronze medal by a whisker to finish fourth in the women's vault finals in the Rio Games but still created history by producing the best-ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history.
  • Saina shocked; Sindhu, Srikanth keep badminton medal hopes alive ( 08/14/2016 03:49 PM )
    In one of the biggest upsets for the India, medal hope Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Rio Games after suffering an straight-game loss upset against lower-ranked Maria Ulitina of Ukraine in her second Group G match at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.
  • Amitabh, Sehwag laud gymnastics star Dipa Karmakar ( 08/14/2016 03:39 PM )
    Dipa Karmakar's historic 4th place finish in Artistic Gymnastics drew praise from the entire nation. The Tripura girl performed with exceptional grit but missed out on a medal by a narrow margin.The 22-year old, who had earlier become the first Indian gymnast to qualify for finals, was lauded by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and former cricketer Virender Sehwag.
  • Dipa delights, but misses Vault bronze by a whisker ( 08/14/2016 03:31 PM )
    Dipa Karmakar missed a bronze medal by a whisker, finishing fourth in the women's vault final at the Rio Games on Sunday. Nonetheless, the Tripura gymnast made history, coming up with the best-ever performance by an Indian gymnast at the quadrennial Games.
  • EPL: Ibra scores in United victory; Liverpool edge Arsenal in thriller ( 08/14/2016 03:01 PM )
    Jose Mourinho's first Premier League game as manager of Manchester United ended in a comfortable 3-1 victory away to Bournemouth on Sunday.
  • Chawrasia, Lahiri end up way down ( 08/14/2016 02:55 PM )
    India's campaign in golf at the Olympics ended on a disappointing note as SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri finished tied 50th and tied 57th respectively after going through contrasting days at the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Jaisha, Kavita finish way behind in women's marathon ( 08/14/2016 02:41 PM )
    O P Jaisha and Kavita Raut, India's best distance runners and medallists at the Asian Games in the past, found themselves out of depth in the women's marathon at the Rio Olympics and finished way behind in the 150-plus field on Sunday.
  • India's hopes of medal in hockey dashed by Belgium ( 08/14/2016 02:28 PM )
    A lacklustre India squandered a one-goal advantage and went down 1-3 to Belgium in the quarter-finals of the men's hockey competition at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. The eight-time Olympic gold medallists took the lead through a fine field goal from Akashdeep Singh in the 15th minute before Belgium scored three field goals through Sebastien Dockier (34th, 45th minute) and Tom Boon (50th) to dash India's hopes of their first medal after their last gold in 1980 at Moscow.
  • Don't know if I will be there in 2020, says emotional Sania ( 08/14/2016 02:00 PM )
    Trying hard to hold back tears, an emotional Sania Mirza was at loss of words in explaining the defeat with partner Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games on Monday.The fourth seed Indian duo of Sania and Bopanna lost the bronze play-off to Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek 1-6 5-7.Sania, who is already 29 and has recoverd from three career-threarening injuries, knows that it was her last and best chance to win an Olympic medal.
  • India's shooting campaign ends after Narang, Chain fail to progress ( 08/14/2016 01:27 PM )
    Rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to progress to the finals of the men's rifle 3-position to crash out of the competition and end India's shooting campaign at the Rio Olympic Games on Sunday.
  • Sania-Bopanna blown away by Czechs in bronze medal match ( 08/14/2016 01:25 PM )
    India's tennis campaign at the Rio Olympic Games ended in disappointment as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were blown away by the Czech Republic team of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka in the bronze medal play-off in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
  • Boxing: Manoj Kumar loses 0-3 in pre-quarters ( 08/14/2016 01:22 PM )
    Former Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Manoj Kumar (64kg) put up a spirited show but could not match the power of fifth seed Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in his pre-quarterfinal bout to bow out of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.The 29-year-old Indian went down 3-0 in the contest which was not particularly engaging in its quality of boxing but showcased Manoj's fighting spirit.
  • Saina administered dexamethasone injection to curb pain: Vimal ( 08/14/2016 12:35 PM )
    A knee inflammation affected Saina Nehwal's movement in her second group game on Sunday that led to her crashing out of the Rio Olympics, and her personal coach Vimal Kumar said that the star player had to be administered a dexamethasone injection after the opening round match to curb the pain but it didn't have desired results.
  • I played with a heavily strapped knee: Saina ( 08/14/2016 12:21 PM )
    After a shocking exit from the Rio Olympics, Saina Nehwal cited an inflammation in her right knee as the reason for her hampered on-court movement.
  • Tripura waits for Dipa's performance in Rio ( 08/14/2016 10:45 AM )
    Excitement and expectations has reached a feverish pitch in Tripura as the people from the small north-eastern state will watch their favourite daughter Dipa Karmakar vault into history during the finals at the Rio Olympics, on Sunday night.
  • Who is to blame for Indian shooters' dismal show? ( 08/14/2016 07:24 AM )
    National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh took upon himself the blame for the shooters' dismal outing at the Rio Olympics, saying it was a mistake on his part to allow the athletes to train with personal coaches.
  • It's time for the wrestlers to shine in Rio ( 08/14/2016 06:43 AM )
    A turbulent run-up to the Rio Games behind him, Narsingh Yadav will be eyeing afairytale climax while old warhorse Yogeshwar Dutt would look to bid adieu with a second straight medal when India begin their Olympic wrestling campaign on Monday.
  • PM Modi has words of encouragement for athletes in Rio ( 08/14/2016 05:28 AM )
    India might be medal-less in the ongoing Olympics so far, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the athletes competing in Rio should not get disheartened as 'victory and setbacks are all a part of life'.
  • Kohli backs Olympic contingent; lashes out at critics ( 08/14/2016 05:15 AM )
    Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has thrown his weight behind India's Olympic contingent, which is yet to win a medal at the Rio Games, saying that the athletes have given their heart and soul to be there despite not getting top-class facilities that other nations provide.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 8 at the Rio Olympics ( 08/14/2016 04:04 AM )
    Drysdale wins close single sculls goldAlso, check out late gold medal winners from Day 7...
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Sunday, August 14 ( 08/14/2016 03:39 AM )
    India's schedule on Day 9 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.
  • The world expects a Bolt of lightning ( 08/14/2016 02:45 AM )
    Usain Bolt is perhaps the only man who can salvage a dismal year for athletics with one final flash of lightning, says Dhruv Munjal.
  • United States wins 1,000th Olympic gold medal ( 08/14/2016 01:20 AM )
    The United States won its 1,000th Olympic gold medal on Saturday when the American women's 4x100 metre medley relay team clinched victory at the Rio Games.
  • Thompson keeps 100 meters title in Jamaican hands ( 08/14/2016 01:07 AM )
    Jamaica's Elaine Thompson surprised even herself by storming to victory in the Olympic women's 100 meters on Saturday as compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce failed in her bid to win a third straight title.
  • Lalita shines before Sania-Bopanna stumble in tennis ( 08/14/2016 12:34 AM )
    India were left to rue a missed opportunity in tennis with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna's losing in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles after Lalita Babar became the first woman in three decades to enter the final of a track event, on Day 8 of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
  • Farah sprints to 10,000m defence at Rio Olympics ( 08/14/2016 12:07 AM )
    Britain's Mo Farah recovered from an early fall to sprint clear of the field in the home straight and retain his Olympic 10,000 metres title with a brilliant tactical display on Saturday.
  • PHOTOS: Counting Michael Phelps's 28 Olympic medals ( 08/13/2016 11:35 PM )
    The greatest Olympian ever now has 28 (gulp!) Olympic medals, including three silver and two bronze medals.
  • Golden send-off for Phelps as US wins 4 x 100 relay ( 08/13/2016 11:03 PM )
    The United States won the men's 4x100 metres medley relay on Saturday after Ryan Murphy had given them a world record start that propelled Michael Phelps to a 23rd gold medal in his final Olympic race.
  • Puig wins Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal ( 08/13/2016 10:51 PM )
    Monica Puig gave Puerto Rico its first ever Olympic gold after an a outstanding display of tennis to defeat Germany's Angelique Kerber to win the women's singles title at the Rio Games on Saturday.
  • Blume wins Denmark's first swim gold since 1948 ( 08/13/2016 10:09 PM )
    Denmark's Pernille Blume beat the favorites to win the 50 meters freestyle in 24.07 seconds on Saturday and give her country a first Olympic swimming gold medal since 1948.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 8 in Rio ( 08/13/2016 08:56 PM )
    India's report card on the eigth day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • Badminton: Attri-Reddy beat Japanese duo to win last group game ( 08/13/2016 08:03 PM )
    The Indian pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy beat Japanese duo Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa 23-21, 21-11 to win their 2nd group B match on Saturday.
  • EPL: Champions Leicester stunned by Hull in opener; City win ( 08/13/2016 06:42 PM )
    Leicester City's Premier League title defence got off to a terrible start as they were beaten 2-1 at promoted Hull City, who shrugged off an injury crisis to shock the champions on the opening day of the new season on Saturday
  • Rio Olympics: Chawrasia tied 22nd, Lahiri joint 57th in third round ( 08/13/2016 06:15 PM )
    Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were placed tied 22nd and joint 57th after posting two-under 69 and four-over 75 respectively in the third round of the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
  • Rio Olympics: Sania-Bopanna lose semi-final, to play for bronze ( 08/13/2016 06:08 PM )
    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna sqaundered a set advantage to lose to USA's Venus Williams and Rajiv Ram 6-2, 2-6, 3-10 in the Rio Olympics semi-finals on Saturday.
  • Rio: Del Potro beats Nadal, to face Murray in men's final ( 08/13/2016 06:08 PM )
    Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro won a semi-final thriller against Spain's Rafa Nadal on Saturday, outgunning the Spaniard 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5) in a nervy final set tie-breaker to advance to the Olympic singles final.
  • Shooters Mairaj, Gurpreet fail to advance ( 08/13/2016 04:06 PM )
    India shooter Gurpreet Singh failed to make the final of men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol after finishing seventh in the qualification round at the Rio Games.
  • Narsingh Yadav will be tested after Aug 19 bouts: Coach ( 08/13/2016 03:06 PM )
    Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has no further hurdle in his path for his 74kg freestyle bout on August 19 as his coach said he would not have to appear for any reinstatement test.
  • Rio Olympics: Germany cruise into semis with 4-0 win over Portugal ( 08/13/2016 02:58 PM )
    Rampant Germany hammered Portugal 4-0, with four players sharing the goals, to progress to the semi-finals of the Rio Games football tournament on Saturday.
  • Sole Russian athletics competitor at Rio suspended from Games ( 08/13/2016 02:28 PM )
    Russia's sole track and field competitor at the Rio Olympics, Darya Klishina, has been suspended from the Games, a source told Reuters on Saturday.
  • Stepanova records illegally accessed after WADA hack ( 08/13/2016 01:52 PM )
    Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's electronic account at the World Anti-Doping Agency has been illegally accessed, WADA said on Saturday.
  • Ethiopia's Diro finishes 7th after losing shoe, gets final entry ( 08/13/2016 01:08 PM )
    Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro got tangled up with two other runners in Saturday's 3,000m women's Olympic steeplechase and stopped to tear off her damaged right shoe and sock, but she kept on running to finish seventh.
  • Badminton: Jwala and Ashwini lose all their three group matches ( 08/13/2016 12:50 PM )
    Already out of medal contention, India's women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered their third successive loss in their final Group A match against Thailand's Supajirakul Puttita and Taerattanachai Sapsiree in the badminton event.
  • Lalita tears national mark to enter women's 3000m Steeplechase final ( 08/13/2016 12:34 PM )
    Lalita Babar qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final after finishing fourth in the qualifying Heat 2 with a national record time, while compatriot Sudha Singh was eliminated in the Olympic Games on Saturday.
  • 'Sluggish' Bolt does enough to win 100m heats ( 08/13/2016 12:28 PM )
    Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt won his 100metres heat after what he called a "sluggish" start on Saturday, but looked pained after the race as he prepared to fend off the challenge of American Jason Gatlin for the Olympic crown.
  • Women's Hockey: India lose 0-5 to Argentina, finish last in pool ( 08/13/2016 11:22 AM )
    The Indian women's hockey team suffered a humiliating 0-5 loss against higher-ranked Argentina in their final Pool B fixture to end their campaign at the Rio Olympics.
  • How Indian hockey team can close in on semis berth ( 08/13/2016 07:52 AM )
    Belgium are on red hot form and have stunned strong gold medal contenders and world champions Australia.
  • Why THIS picture went viral today... ( 08/13/2016 05:46 AM )
    Joseph Schooling, a bespectacled lad of 13, posing beside Phelps.
  • Most heart-warming story from the aquatics pool in Rio... ( 08/13/2016 05:28 AM )
    Moments after becoming the first male swimmer to win an Olympic gold in the same event 16 years apart, 35-year-old Anthony Ervin said he would look to make the United States swimming team for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
  • Bolt v Gatlin: Cracker of a contest on the cards ( 08/13/2016 04:40 AM )
    Always the crown jewel in the Olympic athletics programme, the Rio 100 metres final is shaping up to be extraordinary for many reasons.
  • Why Schooling will cherish win against Phelps for rest of his life... ( 08/13/2016 04:27 AM )
    A journalist obliged by asking Schooling how it felt to become "the go-to butterflier in the world right now", the 21-year-old hesitated and glanced to his left at Phelps.
  • Men's hockey: India will face Belgium in quarters ( 08/13/2016 02:52 AM )
    The Belgians finished first in pool A and hence will be teamed against India.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Saturday, August 13 ( 08/13/2016 02:37 AM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule at the Rio Olympics for Saturday.
  • Dutee Chand flops; Anas and Ankit also crash out ( 08/13/2016 02:20 AM )
    Sprinter Dutee Chand, who made it to her first Olympics after fighting the odds arising out of a 'gender test', finished a disappointing seventh in her 100m heats on the opening day of athletics event, in Rio de Janeiro, on Friday.
  • I want nothing less than a gold, says boxer Vikas ( 08/13/2016 01:53 AM )
    Just one win away from winning an Olympic medal after a comprehensive victory over his opponent in his pre-quarterfinal bout, Indian boxer Vikas Krishan says he wants nothing less than a gold in the Rio Games.
  • Indians at Rio Olympics: Focus on Sania, Bopanna on Day 8 ( 08/13/2016 01:41 AM )
    India's focus on day eight will be centered around tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna who are to take on the US pair of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, on Saturday night, in the semi-finals at the Rio Olympics.
  • I'm ready to retire, says Phelps ( 08/13/2016 12:13 AM )
    No means no. No amount of cajoling, arm-twisting and pleading by his team mates and swimming fans around the world will make Michael Phelps change his mind about retiring after the Rio Olympics.
  • Highlights of Day 7: Tennis, boxing bring smile after spate of failures ( 08/12/2016 11:57 PM )
    India lifted its sagging morale as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna cruised into the semi-finals while pugilist Vikas Krishan advanced to the quarters on a day the shooters, archers, shuttlers and track and field athletes suffered reverses at the Rio Olympics.
  • We have to keep our emotions aside: Sania Mirza ( 08/12/2016 11:17 PM )
    One win away from assuring themselves of an Olympic medal, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, on Friday, said they would have to keep their emotions aside and start afresh when they play the semi-finals, in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 7 in Rio ( 08/12/2016 10:42 PM )
    India's report card on the seventh day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • Carter steals shot gold to deny Adams ( 08/12/2016 10:38 PM )
    American Michelle Carter stunned champion Valerie Adams with a throw of 20.63 meters on her final attempt to win Olympic shot put gold and deny the New Zealander a third successive title on Friday.
  • Vikas Krishan storms into quarter-finals ( 08/12/2016 10:24 PM )
    India boxer Vikas Krishan stormed into the quarter-finals of the men's 75kg category after beating Turkey's Onder Sipal by unanimous decision in a clearly dominating bout.Vikas in now one win away from a medal at the Games. India's first boxer to reach quarterfinals in Rio, Vikas will meet Uzbekistan's world championships silver medallist Bektemir Melikuziev in the next bout.
  • Spain's Nadal, Lopez win gold in men's doubles ( 08/12/2016 10:20 PM )
    Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain won the Olympic men's doubles tennis title on Friday, beating Romania's Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau to secure their country's third gold medal of the Rio Games.
  • Ledecky smashes record in 800m to take freestyle treble ( 08/12/2016 10:19 PM )
    Katie Ledecky of the United States destroyed the field in the 800 meters freestyle on Friday and broke the world record to complete a rare Olympic swimming treble.
  • Sania-Bopanna enter semi-finals, one win away from medal ( 08/12/2016 10:03 PM )
    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna subdued Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Rio Olympic Games here.The fourth seeded Indian pair dominated the quarterfinal contest, winning 6-4 6-4 in just 67 minutes.
  • Schooling denies Phelps a 23rd ( 08/12/2016 09:59 PM )
    Joseph Schooling won the men's 100 meters butterfly final on Friday to secure Singapore's first Olympic gold medal and deny Michael Phelps a 23rd in the last individual race of the American's extraordinary career.
  • We lost to 'cowards', says US keeper ( 08/12/2016 08:41 PM )
    US goalkeeper Hope Solo called Sweden "a bunch of cowards" after they knocked the United States out of the Olympic women's football tournament on penalties on Friday.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 7 at the Rio Olympics ( 08/12/2016 06:17 PM )
    Check out the gold medal winners on Day 7 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Friday:
  • Messi to come out of international retirement ( 08/12/2016 05:38 PM )
    Lionel Messi announced on Friday that he wants to return to play for the national team, reversing his decision to retire earlier this year.Messi said in June that he would not play for Argentina again after the team lost to Chile in the final of the Copa America.
  • Chawrasia tied 30, Lahiri tied 51 after Rd 2 at Olympic golf ( 08/12/2016 05:31 PM )
    An erratic SSP Chawrasia brought home a second successive even-par 71 to lie tied 30th while Anirban Lahiri carded a disappointing two-over 73 to be placed tied 51st after the second round of the golf event atthe Rio Olympics on Friday.Chawrasia dropped three bogeys, a double bogey against five birdies on the second day to aggregate 142, while Lahiri totalled 147 at the half-way stage after dropping five bogeys and three birdies on Friday.At the top, Australia's Marcus Fraser brought home a sedate two-under 69 to continue to be the leader at the half-way stage with a total of 10-under 132.
  • Egyptian booed for not shaking hands with Israeli at Rio Games ( 08/12/2016 05:17 PM )
    Egypt's Islam El Shehaby refused to shake hands with Israel's Or Sasson after their judo match at the Rio Olympics on Friday, drawing boos from the crowd and stirring a debate about intolerance at the Games.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opened a disciplinary commission after El Shehaby, who lost the first round elimination bout, backed away when Sasson bowed and approached him to shake hands.El Shehaby, 32, had been reportedly pressured by fans in social media not to show up for the match with his Israeli opponent because it would shame Islam.
  • American Rhode wins record sixth medal in six Games ( 08/12/2016 04:58 PM )
    American shooter Kim Rhode won the bronze medal in women's skeet shooting on Friday, an honour that put her in an elite record-holding group of just five other athletes who have won a medal in six different Olympic Games.The Californian and three-time gold medallist also became the first sportswoman in history to win medals in six consecutive Games.It was a record that almost did not happen.
  • Swimming: Gulf women aiming to break down barriers ( 08/12/2016 04:49 PM )
    Nada Albedwawi dreams of one day swimming on a relay team but she knows that can only happen if enough other Emirati women take the plunge.In a socially conservative region, where women's competitive sport faces significant cultural obstacles, the only female swimmer competing for the United Arab Emirates at the Rio Olympics remained undaunted on Friday."My main goal is to break down these barriers, these gender barriers, and pave the way for other female swimmers," said Albedwawi after her 50m freestyle heat. "Especially in our country, people are reluctant to start something new.
  • Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal stay on course for final showdown ( 08/12/2016 04:34 PM )
    Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the men's tennis on Friday after winning a third-set tiebreak to scrape through a testing encounter against American Steve Johnson.
  • Bhokanal qualifies for Final C after finishing 2nd in Semis ( 08/12/2016 04:19 PM )
    Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal Baban clocked 7:19.02 minutes to finish second in men's singles sculls semi-final C/D 2 and qualify for Final C at the Rio Olympics on Friday.Bhokanal, who is India's only qualifier in the rowing category, stayed ahead in the race all throughout before losing in the final second to Hungary's Bendeguz Molnar Petervari, who came up with a timing of 7:18.88 minutes.
  • German coach suffers life-threatening injury in taxi crash ( 08/12/2016 03:47 PM )
    Germany's canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze is fighting for his life after sustaining serious head injuries in a car crash earlier on Friday, the German Olympic team (DOSB) said.Henze was seriously injured while returning with a taxi to the Olympic village and has undergone emergency surgery, the team said."According to the doctors his head injuries are life-threatening," the DOSB said in a statement.
  • Why Indian hockey coach is not pleased ( 08/12/2016 03:43 PM )
    India's hockey coach Roelant Oltmans expressed his displeasure following the team's sloppy performance in the 2-2 draw against Canada at the Rio Olympics.Canada, ranked 15th in the world, rallied twice to earn a draw as the fifth ranked India finished the group phase with seven points from five matches.
  • Doubts over SV Sunil's participation in hockey quarters ( 08/12/2016 03:24 PM )
    Uncertainty hovered over Indian team's halfback SV Sunil's participation in the quarterfinals after he sustained an injury during its last men's hockey Pool B game against Canada at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.India were dealt a big blow when Sunil was stretchered off the pitch after he suffered an injury by crashing against the sign boards while pressing for an attack during the match against Canada.
  • Men's Hockey: Late strike helps Canada hold India ( 08/12/2016 01:54 PM )
    A nervy India squandered a one-goal advantage as they allowed Canada to stage a fightback with a late strike and earn a 2-2 draw in their final men's hockey pool game of the Rio Olympics Games.
  • Jwala-Ashwini out of Olympics after second defeat ( 08/12/2016 01:33 PM )
    The experienced Indian pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were eliminated from the women's doubles at the Rio Olympics after losing their second successive Group A match on Friday. In a rollercoaster game against the Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek, Jwala and Ashwini went down 16-21, 21-16, 17-21 in 48 minutes.
  • Gowda, Manpreet, Johnson disappoint on Day 1 of track and field ( 08/12/2016 12:43 PM )
    Indians had a disappointing outing on the opening day of the track and field events at the Rio Olympics, Vikas Gowda, Manpreet Kaur and Jinson Johnson failing to progress to the next round, on Friday.
  • EPL opponents playing defensive game: Mourinho ( 08/12/2016 12:42 PM )
    Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester United's Premier League rivals of playing a "defensive game" ahead of the coming campaign but is making no secret of his side's own title aspirations.
  • 'Oly committee warning to cancel accreditation of Goel biggest insult.' ( 08/12/2016 12:09 PM )
    Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad said Rio Olympics Organising Committee's warning that it will cancel the accreditation of Sport Minister Vijay Goel over his alleged violation of protocols is the "biggest insult" to the nation and had brought it a "bad name".Azad, a former international cricketer, also rejected the Ministry's claim that it was a case of misunderstanding, saying breaking protocols is a way of life for Indian politicians and there is no smoke without fire.
  • Rio Games: Ethiopia's Ayana shatters world record to win 10,000m ( 08/12/2016 11:49 AM )
    Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win the Olympic 10,000 metres title on Friday, blowing away the competition in one of the greatest ever long-distance races at the Games.
  • Squash star Dipika Pallikal lifts Australian Open title ( 08/12/2016 11:44 AM )
    India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal warmed up for the World Doubles Championship, which begins in Darwin on Monday, by winning the PSA Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday.Top seed Pallikal beat eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in the 40-minute final for her first title of the year.
  • 10 Track & Field events you must not miss at the Rio Olympics ( 08/12/2016 11:40 AM )
    Ten days of athletics competition at the Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Check out the 10 events not to miss at the Olympic Stadium.
  • Shooters Narang, Chain Singh flop in 50m Rifle prone ( 08/12/2016 11:36 AM )
    Seasoned marksmen Gagan Narang and Chain Singh flopped in the 50m Rifle prone position event at the Rio Olympics on Friday, finishing 13th and 36th respectively. While Narang, who won bronze in 10m Air Rifle at the London Games, signed off with a total score of 623.1, Chain finished way down in the qualification round with a score of 619.6.
  • EPL: Pogba suspended for Manchester United opener ( 08/12/2016 10:58 AM )
    Manchester United will be without world record signing Paul Pogba for their Premier League opener against Bournemouth on Sunday due to a suspension, the Football Association said on Friday.
  • Atanu exits in pre-quarter-finals; Indian archers draw a blank at Rio ( 08/12/2016 09:28 AM )
    Atanu Das failed to make the most of opportunities that came his way in his men's individual recurve pre-quarter-final and bowed out of contention, as Indian archers drew a blank at the Rio Olympics, on Friday.
  • Bulgarian athlete Danekova 'shocked' after positive dope results ( 08/12/2016 08:12 AM )
    The Rio Olympics athletics programme suffered its first doping setback as Bulgarian runner Silvia Danekova has tested positive for EPO, sources told Reuters on Thursday.
  • Sania-Martina to reunite for year-ending WTA Championships ( 08/12/2016 07:10 AM )
    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on Thursday announced that they will join forces once again at the WTA Finals, which is scheduled to be held in Singapore later this year.
  • First round matches are always tricky: Saina ( 08/12/2016 06:36 AM )
    London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said that unheralded Brazilian opponent Vicente Lohaynny "surprised her" as the first round at major events are always "tricky and difficult to play".
  • My body is in pain, my legs are hurting, I'm tired: Phelps ( 08/12/2016 05:28 AM )
    Michael Phelps of the United States won the Olympic 200 metres individual medley on Thursday to capture the 22nd gold medal of his career and become the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games.
  • PHOTOS: Check out the first 'dead-heat' at Rio Olympics ( 08/12/2016 05:06 AM )
    Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel of the United States were inseparable at the finish and even more united in joy after a stunning 100 metres freestyle dead-heat rewarded both with Olympic gold on Thursday.
  • Diminutive Biles stands tall among greats ( 08/12/2016 04:50 AM )
    Since making her debut at the 2013 world championships, the 19-year-old American has become an unstoppable force. Last year she became the first woman to win a "three-peat" of all-around golds at the worlds.
  • I don't feel extra pressure to win an Olympic medal: Sania ( 08/12/2016 04:22 AM )
    Tennis ace Sania Mirza feels that there is 'enough pressure' on them as elite athletes to even think of aspects like why India is yet to win a medal till the sixth day of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • No reports of misbehaviour against me in Rio, says sports minister ( 08/12/2016 02:54 AM )
    India's sports minister Vijay Goel on Friday defended the allegations of misbehaviour levelled against his entourage by the Organising Committee stating that nothing of that sort has happened.
  • Chinese swimmer Chen fails doping test at Rio Olympics: report ( 08/12/2016 02:53 AM )
    Chinese Olympic women's swimmer Chen Xinyi tested positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics on August 7, state media said on Friday citing the country's swimming association, the latest doping scandal to mar competition at the Games.
  • Rio badminton: Srikanth downs Mexica's Munoz in opener ( 08/12/2016 01:58 AM )
    World No. 11 Kidambi Srikanth overcame some stiff resistance in the second game from lower ranked Mexican rival Lino Munoz before winning his Group H clash in straight games in the badminton singles event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday night.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Friday, August 12 ( 08/12/2016 01:12 AM )
    Check out India's schedule on Day 7 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Friday.
  • Hockey: India's women team thrashed by USA ( 08/12/2016 12:32 AM )
    The Indian women's hockey team yet again produced a lacklustre performance as they were thrashed 3-0 by the United States to suffer their third successive loss in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 6 at Rio Olympics ( 08/12/2016 12:00 AM )
    Poland's Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozlowska and Natalia Madaj edged past Britain's Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley in the final meters of the race to snatch the gold medal in the women's double sculls at the Olympic rowing regatta on Thursday.The nail-biter saw the two boats neck-and-neck for much of the race. Britain led Poland by just .64 seconds at the halfway mark and appeared poised to win.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 6 in Rio ( 08/11/2016 11:55 PM )
    Check out India's report card on the sixth day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd Olympic gold ( 08/11/2016 11:14 PM )
    Michael Phelps of the United States won the Olympic 200 metres individual medley on Thursday to capture the 22nd gold medal of his career and become the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games.
  • Hockey: India's men seal quarter-final spot despite Dutch loss ( 08/11/2016 10:56 PM )
    India wasted as many as five penalty corners seconds from the final hooter to go down 1-2 against Netherlands but still sealed a quarter-final spot at Rio Olympics hockey competition in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday.
  • Coronation complete as Biles wins all around gold ( 08/11/2016 09:36 PM )
    Simone Biles' triumph made her the fourth successive American to win the title -- following the successes of Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin and Gabby Douglas -- which is the longest winning streak by a country in the Olympic discipline.
  • Tennis: Sania-Bopanna enter mixed doubles quarterfinal ( 08/11/2016 07:00 PM )
    Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of tennis competition at the Rio Olympics with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.Sania and Bopanna, who are being touted as India's medal hope at the Olympics, won their opening round match 7-5 6-4 in 73 minutes.
  • Cycling: Britain win gold in men's team sprint ( 08/11/2016 06:35 PM )
    Britain won the men's track cycling team sprint gold for the third consecutive Olympics after defeating New Zealand on Thursday, with Callum Skinner anchoring them to victory in the first event of the track programme.Skinner, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes set the third Olympic record of the day to beat the world champions by the narrowest of margins.
  • Don't ask about past, just want to win Olympic medal: Narsingh ( 08/11/2016 04:57 PM )
    Overcoming the dope scandal, which almost derailed his hopes of competing at the Rio Olympics, wrestler Narsingh Yadav said he would want to forget about the toughest phase of his life and solely focus on winning a medal on August 19.Narsingh reached Rio de Janeiro along with India's chief coach Jagminder Singh and checked into the Games Village.
  • Topsy-turvy day for India on day 1 of Olympic golf ( 08/11/2016 04:42 PM )
    India's Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia had a topsy-turvy start to their campaign at the Rio Olympics as they carded a three-over 74 and even-par 71 respectively in the opening round of the golf competition in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.Asian Tour No. 1 Lahiri and India Open champion Chawrasia were tied 49th and tied 27th respectively on day one as golf returned to the Olympics after 112 years.
  • With only one Russian in the fray, Americans eye a bumper haul ( 08/11/2016 04:15 PM )
    The United States is expected to run away with the athletics competition in Rio, taking podium spots often the preserve of Russians such as double pole vault gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva and 110m hurdles world champion Sergei Shubenkov.
  • Athletics: Less than 10 percent of champions retain title ( 08/11/2016 03:00 PM )
    Usain Bolt has somewhat skewed the picture by making it look so easy but when it comes to retaining an Olympic athletics title, history shows that it is an extraordinarily difficult thing to achieve.
  • Dipika in final of Australian Open squash event ( 08/11/2016 02:54 PM )
    Top seed Dipika Pallikal entered the finals of the Australian Open squash event, a PSA world tour event, after posting a 6-11 11-6 11-7 11-4 win over Hana Ramadan of Egypt.Dipika, who recently finished runner-up in the Victoria Open a few days ago, faced an initial scare from the Egyptian qualifier before she managed to grab an opportunity and turn the tables around in her favour.
  • Nadal enters quarter-finals at Rio 2016 ( 08/11/2016 02:39 PM )
    Rafael Nadal reached the Olympic Games quarter-finals on Thursday, winning the first of 10 matches he will need to sweep in just four days if he is to secure triple Rio gold.The 2008 champion defeated Gilles Simon 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 for his eighth win over the Frenchman in nine meetings.Nadal, a 14-time major winner, is playing in his first tournament in two months after a wrist injury caused an early withdrawal from the French Open.
  • India misfire from penalty-corners, lose to Netherlands ( 08/11/2016 02:24 PM )
    India wasted as many as five penalty-corners seconds from the final hooter and went down 1-2 to reigning silver medallists the Netherlands in the Rio Olympics' hockey tournament on Thursday. The defeat saw the eight-time Olympic gold medallists slump to their second defeat in the competition.
  • We should be proud how tough we have made it, coach Oltmans ( 08/11/2016 02:05 PM )
    India chief coach Roelant Oltmans today said two yellow cards hurt the team badly and that resulted in its 1-2 loss to the Netherlands in a pool B men's hockey match at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday."We were on the attacking side until we got two yellow cards, which was a gamechanger. You had to fight with one or two less. That's not only difficult to score a goal but it also took away a lot of energy from the players that I'm not happy about it," Oltmans said.
  • Jwala-Ashwini thrashed by Japan's world No. 1 pair in opener ( 08/11/2016 01:51 PM )
    The Indian combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa disappointed in their opening outing in the women's doubles at the Rio Olympics badminton event, losing in straight games to the world No. 1 Japanese pair of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto on Thursday.
  • Saina, Sindhu win opening matches easily at Rio Games ( 08/11/2016 01:19 PM )
    The London Olympics bronze medallist beat world No. 73 Brazilian Vicente Lohaynny 21-17, 21-17 in 39 minutes, while Sindhu, a two-time World Championships bronze winner, had things her way against Laura Sarosi of Hungary, winning 21-8, 21-9 in 27 minutes.
  • Inderjeet claims discrepancy in dope result, NADA denies ( 08/11/2016 01:05 PM )
    Indian shot putter Inderjeet Singh, who returned positive for banned substances last month, alleged that his dope samples might have been tampered with as the National Anti-Doping Agency gave him two different results on the same sample collected on June 29, a claim denied by the NADA.Inderjeet, one of the 36 Indian track and field athletes who qualified for the ongoing Rio Olympics, circulated documents at a press conference which showed that the National Dope Testing Laboratory had given two different results of the A sample taken on June 29 during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Hyderabad.
  • Rowing: Poles snatch win over Britain in women's double sculls ( 08/11/2016 01:02 PM )
    Poland's Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozlowska and Natalia Madaj edged past Britain's Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley in the final meters of the race to snatch the gold medal in the women's double sculls at the Olympic rowing regatta on Thursday.
  • Shiva Thapa no match for Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez ( 08/11/2016 11:44 AM )
    The 22-year-old Indian pugilist, competing in his second Olympics, was no match for fourth-seeded Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the opening round and lost 0-3 while also sustaining a cut above his left eye.
  • Rio OC threatens to cancel Sports Minister Vijay Goel's accreditation ( 08/11/2016 11:15 AM )
    The Rio Olympics' organisers have threatened to cancel the accreditation of India's Sports Minister Vijay Goel if unaccredited people accompanying him do not end their "aggressive and rude" behaviour.
  • India's challenge in women's archery over after Bombayla, Deepika lose ( 08/11/2016 09:18 AM )
    India's challenge in women's archery at the Rio Olympics ended on Thursday after Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari were beaten in the pre-quarter-finals. While Deepika was blanked 0-6 by world No. 2 Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei, Bombayla lost 2-6 to world No. 18 Alejandra Valencia of Mexico.
  • Rio 2016: Indian boxers get new kits, no threat of disqualification ( 08/11/2016 06:59 AM )
    Threatened with disqualification for not wearing vests bearing their country's name, India's boxers at the ongoing 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have got their kits replaced as required by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and will now compete without any hindrance.
  • Will India's track and field athletes live up to expectations? ( 08/11/2016 05:38 AM )
    For a discipline that has given Indian athletes only the Olympian's tag, the country's track and field participants will begin their campaign in the Rio Olympics on Thursday, with little hope to break the 116-year-old medal jinx.
  • Police to investigate 'poisoning' at Wimbledon ( 08/11/2016 04:33 AM )
    Police are investigating an allegation that teenage British tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at Wimbledon last month, with her mother telling local media the 18-year-old had been "close to death".
  • Isinbayeva to run for Russian athletics federation chief ( 08/11/2016 04:10 AM )
    Yelena Isinbayeva is to run for president of the Russian athletics federation (ARAF), the double Olympic pole vault champion said.
  • Here's why Sania-Martina split... ( 08/11/2016 03:37 AM )
    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on Thursday claimed that the decision to end their astonishing partnership was due to the failure to achieve the "desired results" and added they would play together one last time in the season-ending WTA Finals in October.
  • USA's basketball stars survive Australia scare in Rio ( 08/11/2016 03:28 AM )
    Carmelo Anthony came to Team USA's rescue with a record-breaking effort on Wednesday as the defending Olympic basketball champions beat Australia 98-88 in a thrilling encounter to extend their overall winning streak to 20 games.
  • Is Ukraine's Verniaiev 'perfect' heir to Uchimura's throne ( 08/11/2016 03:08 AM )
    Ukranian Oleg Verniaiev nearly dethroned the man he calls "the king of gymnastics" on Wednesday, coming within a razor's edge of denying Japan's Kohei Uchimura a second straight Olympic gold medal in men's all around gymnastics.
  • When bikini-clad women were replaced by fans in jackets ( 08/11/2016 01:50 AM )
    Damp beach volleyball players and a bundled up crowd found out the hard way on Wednesday that grim rain and wind can even beat down on Rio's picture-perfect Copacabana beach.
  • Rio Olympics: Will Sania and Saina sizzle on Day 6? ( 08/11/2016 01:35 AM )
    The shuttlers led by Saina Nehwal will make their first appearance in the Olympic Games on Thursday along with men golfers as India still waits for its first medal after five days of fruitless labour in this Brazilian city.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Thursday, August 11 ( 08/11/2016 12:45 AM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule at the Rio Olympics for Thursday.
  • Rio Games: Brazil find form; Argentina and champs Mexico dumped out ( 08/11/2016 12:39 AM )
    After going two games without a goal and being booed off the field by their own fans, the Brazilian men's soccer team found their scoring touch at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over Denmark that sealed their place in the next round.
  • Ledecky takes third gold; Efimova makes second final ( 08/11/2016 12:17 AM )
    Freestyle queen Katie Ledecky made sure of her third swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics, and fourth of her career, after anchoring the US women to victory in the 4x200 meters relay on Wednesday.
  • 'Absence of Russia would not forever cloud Rio' ( 08/11/2016 12:03 AM )
    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe announced a shake up of the organisation on Wednesday aimed at ensuring there can be no repeat of the corruption scandals that have dogged athletics' governing body during his first, tumultuous, year in office.
  • Uchimura wins gold, first all around gymnast in 44 years to do an encore ( 08/10/2016 11:36 PM )
    Kohei Uchimura left it late -- very, very late -- before a heart-stopping horizontal bar routine lifted him into the pantheon of greats as he became the first gymnast in 44 years to win back-to-back Olympic all around titles on Wednesday.
  • Golden night for Kazakhstan: Balandin, Rahimov take gold ( 08/10/2016 10:23 PM )
    Dmitry Balandin of Kazakhstan snatched a shock victory in the men's 200 meters breaststroke on Wednesday as the Central Asian country grabbed two Olympic gold medals in the space of an hour.
  • Highlights of Day 5: Archery, boxing lift Indian spirits at Rio ( 08/10/2016 09:29 PM )
    Women archers were on target in the individual events, while Manoj Kumar scripted a triumph of the underdog in the boxing ring on the fifth day of the Rio Games.
  • Police patrols beefed up at Rio Games as security concerns mount ( 08/10/2016 09:10 PM )
    Rio Olympics organizers stepped up police patrols on Wednesday as security concerns mounted over the threat posed by street violence, with a Games bus being hit by stones and a security patrol coming under fire near Rio's international airport.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 5 at the Games ( 08/10/2016 07:58 PM )
    American Kristin Armstrong became the first cyclist to win the same road event at three different Olympic Games on Wednesday.Britain's surprise packet Joseph Clarke won the Canoe gold in the K-1 slalom course on Wednesday.
  • Rugby: Fijians send NZ packing, Japan shock again to reach semis ( 08/10/2016 07:26 PM )
    Rugby powerhouse New Zealand were knocked out of the inaugural Olympic sevens tournament in the quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 12-7 loss to top seeds Fiji.
  • Weightlifting: Ahmed earns landmark podium for Egypt ( 08/10/2016 07:23 PM )
    Jubilant teenager Sara Ahmed became the first Egyptian woman to stand on an Olympic podium when she finished third in the women's 69kg at Riocentro on Wednesday.
  • Rio Olympics: Britain oust champions China to claim first diving gold ( 08/10/2016 07:11 PM )
    Britain's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears dethroned reigning champions China to claim their country's first ever diving gold medal in the men's 3 metre springboard event on Wednesday.
  • Boxing: Manoj Kumar stuns Evaldas Petrauskas to enter pre-quarters ( 08/10/2016 06:27 PM )
    Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) stunned ex-Olympic bronze-medallist Evaldas Petrauskas in a fiercely-contested opening bout to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Rio Games.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 5 in Rio ( 08/10/2016 06:08 PM )
    Check out India's report card on the fifth day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • Archery: Deepika in pre-quarters of women's individual recurve ( 08/10/2016 05:50 PM )
    Deepika Kumari advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women's individual recurve event as Indian archers rounded off a good day in office at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Canoe: Great Britain's Clarke takes gold ( 08/10/2016 05:41 PM )
    Dark clouds and drizzle were just what Britain's Joseph Clarke needed to make him feel at home and win gold on the frothy whitewater of Rio's K-1 slalom course on Wednesday.
  • Fencing: Canadian upsets Italian 'idol' to make history ( 08/10/2016 05:14 PM )
    A year ago Eleanor Harvey was not sure she would make the Rio Games, but on Wednesday she stunned one of her heroes in Canada's strongest individual fencing performance ever at the Olympics.
  • Rio Olympics: Move over Leonidas, here comes Michael Phelps ( 08/10/2016 04:48 PM )
    After 2,160 years of history, give or take a decade, the greatest athlete of ancient Greece is no longer alone on his pedestal.
  • Stats: Record-breaking women's time trial champion Kristin Armstrong ( 08/10/2016 04:29 PM )
    American Kristin Armstrong became the first cyclist to win the same road event at three different Olympic Games on Wednesday, taking gold in the women's 29.7km time trial.
  • Pacquiao confirms November 5 fight against Vargas ( 08/10/2016 04:22 PM )
    Manny Pacquiao confirmed on Wednesday he will come out of retirement to fight World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas.
  • Refugee wins over fans in clash with world champion ( 08/10/2016 04:18 PM )
    When Congolese refugee Popole Misenga stepped out to face the defending world champion in Wednesday's under 90-kilogram Judo competition he figured he'd be on the floor immediately.
  • Security beefed up at Games after officials say bus hit by stones ( 08/10/2016 03:55 PM )
    Rio Games organizers stepped up police patrols around the Olympic Park on Wednesday after two people were injured when a bus was hit by what security officials said were stones hurled by vandals.
  • Shooting: Veteran Aldeehani wins gold in men's double trap ( 08/10/2016 03:52 PM )
    Six-time Olympian Fehaid Aldeehani battled wet and blustery conditions to win the gold medal in the men's double trap event on Wednesday.
  • Track and Field star Felix still aiming for the triple encore at Rio ( 08/10/2016 03:42 PM )
    The disappointment of missing out on an individual Olympic double has not left Allyson Felix, but the world 400 metres champion could still win three gold medals at the Rio Games.
  • Police find second bullet in equestrian centre at Rio Games? ( 08/10/2016 03:22 PM )
    Police have discovered a second bullet inside the Olympic equestrian centre close to the stable area, a security source said on Wednesday, the second time a stray shot has been picked up at the venue over the past week.
  • Cycling: Golden farewell for Cancellara as he wins time trial ( 08/10/2016 03:12 PM )
    Swiss Fabian Cancellara rode off into a golden retirement with a second Olympic time trial title after a masterful ride that eclipsed Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Wednesday.
  • 'I was breastfeeding so could not have doped' ( 08/10/2016 02:58 PM )
    Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya protested her innocence after winning the silver medal in the women's time trial on Wednesday, a week after almost flying home because a previous doping ban looked like ruling her out of the Olympics.
  • At sprawling Rio Games, even spectators are worn out ( 08/10/2016 02:22 PM )
    Less than a week into the Olympics and people are looking tired around Rio de Janeiro.
  • Women's hockey: Australia hit India for six ( 08/10/2016 02:05 PM )
    The Indian women's hockey team suffered a 1-6 humiliation from Australia in their third outing at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.
  • American Armstrong wins third straight time trial cycling gold ( 08/10/2016 01:49 PM )
    Veteran American Kristin Armstrong claimed a third consecutive road time trial gold to deny former Russian doper Olga Zabelinskaya what would have been a controversial triumph on a rain-soaked course at the Rio Games on Wednesday.
  • I had prepared well, but was unlucky: Jitu Rai ( 08/10/2016 01:04 PM )
    His Olympic medal aspiration blown away by the 'wind', Indian shooter Jitu Rai's Russian coach Smirnov Pavel said efforts should be made to set up ranges in windy conditions in the mountains.
  • Lifter Sivalingam out of medal contention ( 08/10/2016 11:33 AM )
    India's weightlifting campaign at the Rio Olympics ended in disappointment, with Sathish Kumar Sivalingam finishing fourth in the men's 77kg Group B category on Wednesday.
  • Judoka Avtar Singh's Olympics campaign over ( 08/10/2016 11:18 AM )
    Indian judoka Avtar Singh bowed out of the Rio Olympics after losing to the Refugee Olympic Team's Misenga Popole in the second round of the men's 90kg elimination Round of 32 on Wednesday.
  • Jitu Rai exits after failing to make 50m Pistol final ( 08/10/2016 10:27 AM )
    Ace marksman Jitu Rai flattered to deceive before crashing out of the Rio Olympics, failing to make it to the final of men's 50-metre pistol, his pet event, on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Asian Games gold medallist finished 12th in the six-series qualifying round after being placed fourth at the end of the fifth and penultimate series at the Olympic Shooting Centre.
  • Bombayla impresses on way to Individual Recurve pre-quarters ( 08/10/2016 10:11 AM )
    Archer Laishram Bombayla Devi advanced to the pre-quarter-finals in the women's individual recurve competition, defeating Chinese Taipei's Lin Shih-Chia, at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.
  • Lahiri, Chawrasia eye medals as golf returns to Olympics ( 08/10/2016 07:49 AM )
    Reigning Asia No. 1 Anirban Lahiri and Indian Open winner SSP Chawrasia will carry the country's medal hopes when they tee off here tomorrow as golf makes a return to Olympics after a gap of 112 years.Two-time European tour winner Lahiri has been a revelation for Indian golf in the last couple of years as he clinched the Asian tour order of merit after winning twice -- Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open in 2015.
  • Barcelona squad is best ever, says Luis Enrique ( 08/10/2016 07:31 AM )
    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes his current squad is the strongest he has ever had and he is very confident of retaining the La Liga and King's Cup titles.The Spanish champions have recruited Andre Gomes, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and Denis Suarez since the end of last season while Marc Bartra, Thomas Vermaelen, Adriano Correia and Sandro Ramirez have departed."On paper, this is the best squad that I have had in my three years at Barca," Luis Enrique told the club's website. "We have a squad that has been strengthened brilliantly.
  • Hockey: India face tough Dutch test after Argentina win ( 08/10/2016 07:07 AM )
    Virtually assured of a quarterfinal spot after their morale-boosting win against Argentina, a buoyant India will face world number two side the Netherlands in a tough pool B clash in the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.After a close 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match, India suffered a disappointing 1-2 loss against the reigning Olympic champions Germany but bounced back to notch up a 2-1 win against Argentina to remain among the top four in the six-team pool.The target now will be to finish the league stages as high as possible in the points table so as to avoid the world number one Australia in the last eight fixture.
  • Narsingh has left for Rio: WFI President ( 08/10/2016 06:21 AM )
    'WADA had never intervened in Narsingh's matter and no clearance is required.'
  • 'Wardrobe malfunction' could not stop Phelps from winning 21st gold! ( 08/10/2016 05:16 AM )
    Even a late 'wardrobe malfunction' could not stop Michael Phelps from winning his 21st Olympic gold medal for the United States in the Rio pool on Tuesday.
  • Leicester manager Ranieri signs new contract until 2020 ( 08/10/2016 05:04 AM )
    Manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract with Leicester City that would keep him at the club until June 2020, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday.Appointed in July, 2015, the 64-year-old Italian helped the club defy pre-season odds of 5000/1 to win the league, the first top-flight title in Leicester's 132-year history.
  • Indian shuttlers Rio campaign: Hopes pinned on Saina Nehwal ( 08/10/2016 04:44 AM )
    Four years after a bronze at London Games made her the toast of the nation, Saina Nehwal will once again carry a billion hopes when she along with the other six shuttlers, including doubles exponent Jwala Gutta, begin their campaign at the Rio Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday.
  • Rio Games: Reigning champ Serena, Muguruza knocked out ( 08/10/2016 02:03 AM )
    Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday after a shock defeat to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.
  • Other teams can only marvel at US dominance ( 08/10/2016 01:52 AM )
    The US women's gymnastics team, anchored by all around world champion Simone Biles, won the team gold medal at the Olympics on Tuesday by the widest margin ever.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Wednesday, August 10 ( 08/10/2016 01:20 AM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule at the Rio Olympics for Wednesday.
  • In PIX: Michael Phelps, the father... ( 08/10/2016 12:32 AM )
    Michael Phelps shared the limelight with his three month old son Boomer.
  • Phelps wins historic 21st Olympic gold ( 08/09/2016 11:52 PM )
    USA swimmer Michael Phelps wins men's 200-meter butterfly, his 20th Olympic gold.
  • Rio Olympics bus hit by gunfire, no one seriously hurt ( 08/09/2016 10:26 PM )
    A bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was hit by gunfire on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday, witnesses said. No one was seriously injured in the incident.
  • Highlights of Day 4: Archery, hockey give India reason to smile ( 08/09/2016 10:10 PM )
    Archer Atanu Das and boxer Vikas Krishan entered the pre-quarterfinals, while the men's hockey team stood up to the challenge posed by Argentina to virtually sew up a last-eight spot on a reasonably successful day for Indian athletes in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Phelps's selfie puts Atlanta barbershop on world map ( 08/09/2016 09:15 PM )
    Michael Phelps, poses with a crowd of smiling barbers and customers after getting a haircut on his way to the Olympics.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 4 at the Games ( 08/09/2016 07:47 PM )
    China continued to put up dominating performances in the pool, this time taking gold in women's 10 metre synchronized diving on Tuesday.Slovenian Judoka Tina Trstenjak became her country's second Olympic champion in the sport.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 4 in Rio ( 08/09/2016 06:35 PM )
    Check out India's report card on the fourth day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • Boxer Vikas Krishan beats American Conwall to advance to Round of 16 ( 08/09/2016 06:25 PM )
    India's Vikas Krishan out-punched American Charles Conwall to win his middleweight (75kg) preliminary bout 3-0 at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.
  • UEFA Super Cup: Carvajal helps Real win thriller against Sevilla ( 08/09/2016 06:05 PM )
    Dani Carvajal scored a stunning late goal as Champions League winners Real Madrid beat Europa League holders Sevilla 3-2 after extra-time in a UEFA Super Cup thriller in Trondheim, Norway on Tuesday.
  • Two tales of struggle and answering the call of the Olympic dream ( 08/09/2016 05:32 PM )
    Indian Judoka, Avtar Singh's parents take maiden flight to cheer son, who will go up against Pople Misenga from the Olympic Refugee Team. Read on about the intense and interesting story of both Judokas...
  • France takes first gold in team eventing; Germany win individual gold ( 08/09/2016 05:09 PM )
    France won its first gold medal of the Rio Games in eventing on Tuesday in a dramatic show jumping final, rising two places from the cross country phase after riders from Australia and New Zealand knocked rails down.
  • Judo: Slovenia's Trstenjak wins gold, France on the board ( 08/09/2016 04:56 PM )
    Slovenia's Tina Trstenjak defeated Clarisse Agbegnenou of France in the women's -63kg category at the Rio Games on Tuesday, becoming her country's second Olympic champion in judo.
  • China grab gold in women's 10 metre synchronized diving ( 08/09/2016 04:40 PM )
    China's Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia claimed gold in the women's synchronized 10 metre platform diving event at the Rio Games on Tuesday, with Malaysia and Canada respectively taking the silver and bronze medals as the venue's pool turned a bright green hue.
  • Russia under siege: 'We don't react ...not guilty of anything' ( 08/09/2016 04:38 PM )
    Weakened and bruised by sport's biggest doping scandal in decades, Russia is under siege at the Rio Games.
  • Judo: 'Kelmendi OK to refuse France drug test' ( 08/09/2016 04:34 PM )
    Judo's governing body said that athletes were not obliged to take unscheduled drug tests when training in France in June and that those who refused, including Kosovo's gold medallist Majlinda Kelmendi, subsequently tested negative the next week.
  • Russian great Salnikov claims atmosphere in Rio like 'Cold War' ( 08/09/2016 04:26 PM )
    Russian swimming chief Vladimir Salnikov said on Tuesday the atmosphere surrounding his team at the Olympics reminded him of the Cold War, and criticised American breaststroke champion Lilly King for attacking the integrity of her Russian rival.
  • Canoeing: France's Gargaud Chanut wins C1 gold ( 08/09/2016 04:09 PM )
    French paddler Denis Gargaud Chanut won Olympic gold in the canoe slalom C1 final on Tuesday as world champion and favourite David Florence surprisingly failed to feature.
  • No Greek tragedy here: Korakaki takes gold, second medal ( 08/09/2016 04:03 PM )
    Greek shooter Anna Korakaki took the gold medal in the women's 25 metre pistol event on Tuesday, two days after she won a bronze and became the first woman to win a medal in shooting for Greece.
  • Rio Olympics: Sania-Bopanna draw Stosur-Peers in mixed doubles round 1 ( 08/09/2016 03:57 PM )
    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, who are touted as India's best bet for a tennis medal in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, have been seeded fourth and will be up against the Australian duo of Samantha Stosur and John Peers in their opening mixed doubles match at the Games.
  • Rio Olympics: Japan stun All Blacks in rugby sevens opener ( 08/09/2016 03:23 PM )
    New Zealand hopes of becoming the first Olympic rugby sevens champions suffered a major setback on Tuesday when they lost their opening match to Japan and Sonny Bill Williams for the tournament to an Achilles injury.
  • Raised in the favela, racism inspires Brazil's golden girl to greatness ( 08/09/2016 02:43 PM )
    Brazil's first gold medallist of the Rio Olympics basked in her new-found fame on Tuesday, with Judoka Rafaela Silva taking aim at the racism that first threatened to defeat her and then became the affront that spurred her to greatness.
  • Rio Olympics: Murray in third round, Djokovic's campaign ends ( 08/09/2016 02:29 PM )
    Britain's Andy Murray enjoyed a routine win over Argentina's Juan Monaco to ease into the third round of the tennis tournament at the Rio Games on Tuesday, while Spain's world number nine David Ferrer was knocked out.
  • Rio Olympics: China questions gold medal obsession ( 08/09/2016 02:06 PM )
    A scarcity of gold medals in the first few days of the Olympics is leading China to reflect on its past obsession with finishing first, amid agreement that being champion is no longer everything.
  • Archer Atanu Das in last 16 of Individual Recurve ( 08/09/2016 02:04 PM )
    Atanu Das provided the silver lining on another disappointing day for Indians at the Rio Olympics, entering the pre-quarter-finals of the Individual Recurve event on Tuesday.
  • As goalkeeper it's my job to 'give life' for the team: Sreejesh ( 08/09/2016 01:50 PM )
    Indian hockey captain PR Sreejesh, who played a pivotal role in his side's 2-1 win over Argentina at the Rio Olympics, said it's his job to "give life" to the team in the dying moments of a match.Leading 2-0 with Chinglensana Singh and Kothajit Singh's strikes in the first three quarters, India survived a final-quarter onslaught from Argentina for a nail-biting win to virtually secure a quarterfinal berth at the men's hockey competition.
  • Speeding Rio Games bus injures three reporters inside ( 08/09/2016 01:39 PM )
    A Rio Olympics media bus, driving above the speed limit, hit a speed bump injuring three reporters travelling inside it, with one being taken to hospital, a Games official said on Tuesday.The accident occurred on Monday evening. A South Korean journalist was taken to hospital for treatment before being released."It involved three journalists - a Korean, an Israeli and one working for (U.S.) broadcaster NBC, for whom we do not have the nationality," Games spokesman Mario Andrada said.
  • Shooting: Heena Sidhu fails to qualify in 25m pistol event ( 08/09/2016 01:28 PM )
    Shooter Heena Sidhu, from whom a lot was expected in the run-up to the ongoing Olympic Games, put up yet another flop show to finish a distant 20th in the 25m pistol event for women in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.In the 30-shot precision round, Heena accumulated 286 points out of a possible 300 with series scores of 95, 95 and 96 that pushed her in the rear of the queue.
  • Hockey: India survive late onslaught to beat Argentina ( 08/09/2016 01:18 PM )
    India survived a final-quarter onslaught from Argentina for a nail-biting 2-1 win that enhanced their quarterfinal chances at the men's hockey competition of the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.The second win in the Pool stage has virtually secured India a quarterfinal berth as they rose to the second position with six points.
  • Australia 'won't apologise to China' in Olympics doping row ( 08/09/2016 01:13 PM )
    Australia will not apologise to China after Mack Horton called his rival and fellow Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang a ''drug cheat'', delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Tuesday.
  • Why India can still hope for medals in Rio ( 08/09/2016 11:52 AM )
    >There's still hope and plenty to play for, says Rediff.com's Aruneel Sadadekar.
  • Rower Dattu Bhokanal crashes out in quarter-finals ( 08/09/2016 10:58 AM )
    Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished fourth in the quarter-finals of the men's single sculls to be out of medal reckoning in the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.Bhokanal clocked 6:59.89 to cover a distance of 2000m, little more than six seconds behind the third and last qualifier from the quarterfinal 4, Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (6:53.52) from Poland.
  • Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis part ways ( 08/09/2016 10:55 AM )
    The Indian tennis ace will team up with Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, while Martina to pair with Coco Vandeweghe of the United States.
  • Brazil women's rugby player accepts Olympic marriage proposal ( 08/09/2016 09:43 AM )
    Brazilian women's rugby player Isadora Cerullo melted hearts when she accepted a marriage proposal from her girlfriend at the medals ceremony for the first Olympic rugby sevens competition on Monday.Television cameras and photographers captured the moment that Marjorie Enya, a manager at the Deodoro stadium in Rio where the competition was played, took the microphone to pop the question to Cerullo on the pitch.
  • Milkha holds IOA responsible for India's poor show in Rio ( 08/09/2016 07:11 AM )
    Legendary athlete Milkha Singh lashed out at the Indian Olympics Association, holding it responsible for the poor performance of the Indian sportspersons at the ongoing Rio Olympics.Milkha, who had missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 1960 Rome Olympics, said that the standard of performance of the Indian sportspersons has gone down as compared to earlier editions of the Games."True, we have not being doing well (in Rio). In earlier Olympics, we have done better, winning medals, even gold, silver and bronze. The IOA will have to take responsibility for this," Milkha said.
  • City signing makes Stones world's second most expensive defender! ( 08/09/2016 06:44 AM )
    Manchester City have signed England centre back John Stones from Everton as new manager Pep Guardiola continues to reshape his side for the start of the English Premier League season.
  • De Boer replaces Mancini as Inter Milan coach ( 08/09/2016 06:26 AM )
    Inter Milan have appointed former Ajax Amsterdam manager Frank de Boer as their new head coach on a three-year contract replacing Roberto Mancini.
  • IOA goodwill ambassador Salman refers to Dipa Karmakar as 'Deepika' ( 08/09/2016 05:55 AM )
    Salman Khan, whose appointment as IOA's goodwill ambassador in April was slammed by Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, seemed to have no clue about who Dipa Karmakar was and how she fared so far at the Rio Games.
  • Have Brazilians crossed line in taunting US athletes? ( 08/09/2016 05:33 AM )
    US women's soccer star Hope Solo has been mocked for voicing public concerns over the Zika virus -- crowds chant "Zika! Zika" when she touches the ball during Rio Olympics.
  • Dutch gymnast expelled for night of drinking in Rio ( 08/09/2016 04:56 AM )
    Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder has been expelled from the Olympics for "gravely" violating team rules by going out for a night of drinking in Rio after qualifying for the finals of the rings event, the Dutch team said.
  • PIX: 'Brazilians are very passionate, very vocal, very loud' ( 08/09/2016 04:45 AM )
    Brazilians brought a soccer fan's raucous attitude to the Rio Games on Monday, wildly cheering their own athletes, booing and mocking opponents -- and creating uncomfortable moments for Olympic athletes unaccustomed to no-holds-barred partisanship.
  • Wish India's darling Dipa Karmakar a happy birthday! ( 08/09/2016 03:38 AM )
    Dipa Karmakar, who became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing eighth in the qualifying round, will compete for a historic medal in the finals on August 14.
  • Bindra, Jwala slam Shobhaa De for mocking India's athletes in Rio ( 08/09/2016 03:13 AM )
    Shobhaa De took to Twitter to post a harsh and stinging message for the Indian athletes currently competing at the Rio Olympic Games.
  • I am at peace with my decision to retire: Bindra ( 08/09/2016 03:06 AM )
    Abhinav Bindra's body language belied any emotions whatsoever on what was the final day of an illustrious career as he made it clear that he was done with aiming bull's eye and ready to move to the next phase of his life although he does not know what it is.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Tuesday, August 9 ( 08/09/2016 02:47 AM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule at the Rio Olympics for Tuesday.
  • Swimming great Phelps ready to reclaim lost butterfly gold ( 08/09/2016 02:24 AM )
    On Monday, the 31-year-old proved he is in fighting form for his 200 metres butterfly rematch with Chad le Clos, the South African who four years ago denied him a third consecutive gold medal in the event.
  • Pissed off Phelps backs Lilly King ( 08/09/2016 02:02 AM )
    Michael Phelps backed compatriot Lilly King's attitude toward Russian Yulia Efimova at the Olympics on Monday and said more people should follow her lead.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 3 in Rio ( 08/09/2016 12:43 AM )
    Check out India's report card on the third day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • 'I'm converting my shooting range into vegetable garden' ( 08/09/2016 12:22 AM )
    Abhinav Bindra announced his retirement from the sport that had brought him world-wide attention and fame after he won the gold in the same event in Beijing in 2008, saying he's 'done' and will now convert his shooting range into agarden.
  • PIX: In search of star power, media lap up Usain Bolt show... ( 08/09/2016 12:12 AM )
    As a dozen scantily clad Brazilian Samba dancers gyrated on to the stage, rocking peacock-style headdresses and glittery thongs, Usain Bolt was not about to be intimidated or upstaged.
  • Japan end China's reign as team champions ( 08/08/2016 11:50 PM )
    Not even the curse of the pommel horse could halt Japan's march to the men's team gymnastics title at the Rio Olympics on Monday as China's eight-year reign as champions came to an end after a day of slips, trips and stumbled landings.
  • Have faith, it's getting cleaner, assures Bolt ( 08/08/2016 11:14 PM )
    Usain Bolt waltzed in to sprinkle a bucket of stardust over Rio on Monday, and while there were Samba smiles and dancing girls, the biggest name at the Olympics could not escape the ever-present specter of doping.
  • Sun responds to drug taunts with freestyle gold and more... ( 08/08/2016 10:54 PM )
    Sun Yang became the first Chinese swimmer to win the Olympic men's 200 metres freestyle gold medal on Monday.
  • Hungary's Hosszu claims second gold; wins 100m backstroke ( 08/08/2016 10:34 PM )
    Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the women's Olympic 100 meters backstroke on Monday to claim her second gold of the Rio Games, edging out Kathleen Baker of the United States.
  • Kosovo gold medallist refused drug test before Rio ( 08/08/2016 10:09 PM )
    The International Judo Federation said on Monday that Kosovo's judo gold medallist Majlinda Kelmendi had refused to take an unscheduled drug test in France ahead of the Rio Games but that the procedure looked "questionable" and any sanction given would not be applied outside France.
  • Pogba joins United for world record fee ( 08/08/2016 09:52 PM )
    France midfielder Paul Pogba has rejoined Manchester United from Italian champions Juventus on a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, the Premier League club said in a statement on Monday.
  • Williams stays alive; Wozniacki knocked out in Rio ( 08/08/2016 09:30 PM )
    US tennis powerhouse Serena Williams dispatched France's Alize Cornet in two sets on Monday, ending a streak of weak family performances that saw older sister Venus eliminated from singles on Saturday and the pair knocked out in doubles on Sunday.
  • Here's what Bindra's trainer has to say after near medal miss ( 08/08/2016 09:20 PM )
    Shooter Abhinav Bindra's technical trainer Heinz Reinkemeier denounced Indian media's 'obsession' for Olympic medal and emphasised that an effort can be categorised as 'good performance' even without a medal.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 3 at the Games ( 08/08/2016 07:54 PM )
    Hosts Brazil won their first gold of the Rio 2016 Summer Games after Rafaela Silva won the women's-57kg judo event on Monday.Another country to open their 'gold account' was Croatia, thanks to trap shooter Josip Glasnovic's superb effort in the shoot-out.
  • Hockey: Indian women trounced by Great Britain ( 08/08/2016 07:46 PM )
    India's women's hockey team failed to replicate the inspiring show they produced against Ireland in their opening match and were trounced 3-0 by Great Britain in their second Pool B outing at the Rio Olympics on Monday night.
  • Rugby: Australia clinch inaugural women's sevens gold ( 08/08/2016 07:36 PM )
    Australia won the first women's rugby sevens Olympic gold medal by beating New Zealand 24-17 in the final at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio on Monday.
  • Rio police arrest Namibian boxer for attempted sexual assault ( 08/08/2016 06:59 PM )
    Brazilian police have arrested a 22-year-old boxer who was the flag bearer for the Namibian national team on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid in the Olympic village, the second boxer detained on such charges at the Games.
  • 'Marta better than Neymar!' Brazil warming up to women footballers ( 08/08/2016 06:19 PM )
    Brazil's women's football team was greeted by hundreds of adoring fans in Manaus on Monday, as their performances and fame all of a sudden eclipsed that of their struggling male counterparts.
  • Paralympics ban for Russia different from IOC decision: Bach ( 08/08/2016 05:54 PM )
    Russia's exclusion from next month's Paralympic Games in Rio is a different situation from the IOC's decision to allow some Russian competitors to take part at the Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Monday.
  • Beach Volleyball PHOTOS: Mixed fortunes for Brazil ( 08/08/2016 05:32 PM )
    Brazil's male and female beach volleyball pairs enjoyed mixed results on Monday, with the men losing to Austria but the women crushing Argentina to book a place in the final 16.
  • Cycling: Australians crash in training for team pursuit ( 08/08/2016 04:31 PM )
    Australian track cyclist Melissa Hoskins was taken to hospital after crashing in training for the women's team pursuit at the Olympic velodrome on Monday.
  • Russia sees politics behind Paralympics ban, vows to appeal ( 08/08/2016 04:24 PM )
    The same scandal has led to 109 out of 387 athletes originally included in the Russian team for the Rio Olympics being banned, including its entire track and field squad.
  • 'Somebody had to be fourth, and I am fourth!' ( 08/08/2016 04:15 PM )
    Abhinav Bindra's quest for a second Olympics medal ended in disappointment, as he lost a tense shoot-off in the men's 10 metre Air Rifle event on the third day of competition at the Rio Games on Monday.
  • Sailing: Regatta sets sail on dirty water, tricky winds ( 08/08/2016 04:13 PM )
    Olympic sailing began an 11-day regatta on Monday with near perfect winds as competitors showed little fear of heading back into waters criticised for sewage-borne pathogens and floating garbage.
  • Real without Ronaldo, Bale, Kroos and Pepe for Super Cup ( 08/08/2016 04:04 PM )
    Real Madrid will be without forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, midfielder Toni Kroos and defender Pepe for Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup encounter with Sevilla in Trondheim, Norway.
  • Rio to make new flags for China after criticism over flaws ( 08/08/2016 04:00 PM )
    The Rio 2016 organising committee is making new flags for China after Chinese citizens watching the ceremony on television complained that the stars were incorrectly positioned.
  • Saudi royal vows to break 'societal norms', get more women into sport ( 08/08/2016 03:51 PM )
    A US-raised Saudi Arabian princess freshly appointed to increase female participation in sport plans to help licence gyms and modify outdoor spaces for women in the ultra-conservative Gulf Kingdom, she said in an interview on Monday.
  • American fencer makes history, wears hijab in Olympics ( 08/08/2016 03:36 PM )
    Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics with a hijab, which she wears to adhere to the tenets of her Muslim faith.
  • Brazil police detain director of THG Sports for illegal ticket sales ( 08/08/2016 03:29 PM )
    Brazilian police said on Monday they had detained a director of international sports hospitality company THG Sports and a woman working as an interpreter at the Rio Olympics on charges of fraudulent marketing of tickets for the Games.
  • Rio: Net-savvy Canadian teen medal winner has data issues ( 08/08/2016 02:39 PM )
    Canada's Penelope Oleksiak came to the Olympics hoping to get to a final and gain experience for the next games in Tokyo in 2020.
  • Rio Games: Indian swimmers Sajan, Shivani finish 41st and 28th ( 08/08/2016 02:37 PM )
    Young Indian swimmers Sajan Prakash and Shivani Kataria expectedly made inglorious exits in their respective events at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.
  • Germany sink India with late goal ( 08/08/2016 01:33 PM )
    The Indian men's hockey team's habit of conceding late goals continued to haunt them as reigning double Olympic champions Germany scored seconds from the final hooter to steal a 2-1 victory in a thrilling Pool B match at the Rio Olympics on Monday.
  • Abhinav Bindra misses 10m Air Rifle medal by whisker ( 08/08/2016 12:54 PM )
    Abhinav Bindra narrowly missed a medal in the men's 10m Air Rifle event at the Rio Olympics, losing a nail-biting shoot-off against Ukrainian marksman S Kulish after the two were tied third at 163.8 in the race to reach the medal round.
  • Italy's Campriani takes 10m air rifle gold, Bindra misses medal ( 08/08/2016 12:36 PM )
    Italy's Niccolo Campriani won gold in the Olympic men's 10-metre air rifle on Monday with a score of 206.1 after Serihy Kulish of Ukraine made his final shot poorly, widening what had been a razor-thin gap between the two.
  • Manavjit, Chenai fail to qualify for Trap semi-finals ( 08/08/2016 11:50 AM )
    Trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai were unable to improve upon their opening day's performance and failed to qualify for the men's trap semi-finals at the Rio Olympics on Monday.
  • Mourinho relieved to finally get his hands on Pogba ( 08/08/2016 07:20 AM )
    Jose Mourinho was delighted that Manchester United were on the brink of signing France midfielder Paul Pogba from Serie A champions Juventus, the Portuguese coach said on Sunday.
  • It's OK to cry: Phelps consoles Held ( 08/08/2016 06:49 AM )
    When American Ryan Held needed a supportive shoulder to lean on after claiming an emotional first Olympic medal on Sunday, he found just what was needed in the man who has collected more than any other athlete in the history of sport.
  • Vikas to open India's Olympic boxing campaign ( 08/08/2016 06:13 AM )
    An American ended his Olympic dream in 2012 amid controversial circumstances and Vikas Krishan will have redemption on mind when he takes on another American Charles Conwell in his opening bout to kick off India's boxing campaign in the Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday.
  • Here's why Phelps has those big red circles all over his back ( 08/08/2016 05:40 AM )
    It might look like a giant case of chicken pox but in fact the most decorated swimmer, Michael Phelps, is hoping these spots will lead him to innumerable podiums at the Rio Olympics.
  • I'll be fine, says Van Vleuten after horror smash ( 08/08/2016 03:58 AM )
    Annemiek van Vleuten suffered three fractured vertebrae and a concussion after a horrifying high-speed crash in the Olympic women's road race on Sunday but the Dutch rider said she will be fine and was more disappointed at missing out on a medal.
  • In practice, I perform way better than this: Dipa Karmakar ( 08/08/2016 03:49 AM )
    "I'm happy but wish I could have done a bit better. In practice, I perform way better than this," Dipa karmakar said.
  • Furious fans turn on Brazil after second humiliating draw ( 08/08/2016 03:03 AM )
    Brazilian fans turned on the men's soccer team after a 0-0 draw with Iraq on Sunday that left them in serious danger of exiting at the first stage of the Olympics.
  • When gymnastics undisputed Queen wished Dipa Karmakar... ( 08/08/2016 01:53 AM )
    India's Dipa Karmakar received a big boost when she was wished luck by none other than three-time world champion Simone Biles.
  • Why this Aussie swimmer is hated in China... ( 08/08/2016 01:13 AM )
    Chinese web-users unleashed their fury on the social media accounts of Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton, demanding he apologise for calling swimming rival Sun Yang a "drug cheat".
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Monday, August 8 ( 08/08/2016 01:07 AM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule at the Rio Olympics for Monday.
  • How strong winds, doping and VIP robbery is plaguing Rio Olympics ( 08/08/2016 12:45 AM )
    Damaging wind gusts, a fresh doping controversy and the robbery of a visiting government minister presented the Rio Games with a perfect storm of problems on Sunday, forcing organisers to scramble to keep the world's biggest sporting event rolling on.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 2 in Rio ( 08/08/2016 12:36 AM )
    Check out how Indian athletes fared on the second day of the 2016 Olympics.
  • Steeplechaser Sudha Singh confident ahead of Rio ( 08/08/2016 12:08 AM )
    2014 Asian Games bronze medalist and national record holder Sudha Singh wants to make amends for a disappointing outing at the London Olympics.
  • More records fall as legendary Phelps wins his 19th Olympic gold ( 08/07/2016 11:55 PM )
    Michael Phelps won the 19th gold medal of his Olympic swimming career on Sunday after helping the US men's team to victory in the 4x100 metres freestyle relay.
  • Rio shock! Del Potro sends Djokovic packing ( 08/07/2016 11:23 PM )
    World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out of Rio Games in the first round on Sunday by Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, who also defeated him in the bronze medal match at the London Olympics.
  • Gymnastics: Simone Biles leads way for sensational Americans ( 08/07/2016 10:16 PM )
    Simone Biles showed the world why she is an Olympic champion-in-waiting as she and her American teammates blew away the opposition by almost 10 points in women's gymnastics qualifying at the Rio Games on Sunday.
  • Historic! Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals ( 08/07/2016 09:43 PM )
    Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history as she became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing 8th in the qualifying round in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Safarova-Strycova stun Williams sisters in first round ( 08/07/2016 08:18 PM )
    Serena and Venus Williams, three-time women's doubles Olympic champions, crashed out in the first round at the Rio Games on Sunday in one of the biggest upsets so far in women's tennis. The Williams sisters were beaten by the Czech Republic pair of Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova 3-6, 4-6.
  • PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 2 at the Games ( 08/07/2016 07:07 PM )
    China got its first gold at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics thanks to some sharp shooting skills by Olympic debutant Zhang Mengxue on Sunday. Presenting a round-up of the athletes who shone bright to take home gold medals on Day 2 at the Rio Games...
  • Deepika blames India's quarter-final ouster on 'windy conditions' ( 08/07/2016 06:23 PM )
    After failing to deliver when it mattered most, India's ace archer Deepika Kumari blamed her mediocre showing in the 4-5 defeat to Russia in the quarter-finals of the women's recurve competition at the Rio Olympics on windy conditions.
  • Rio Olympics: Williams, Murray, Nadal cruise into second round ( 08/07/2016 05:32 PM )
    World number one Serena Williams and second seed Angelique Kerber progressed through the first round of the Rio Olympics tennis on Sunday despite windy conditions that delayed play on most of the smaller tennis courts.
  • Indian women archers pipped by Russia in Recurve quarters ( 08/07/2016 03:32 PM )
    Deepika Kumari failed to deliver when it mattered most as Russia beat India in a closely-contested quarter-final 5-4 via the shoot-off in the women's recurve archery competition at the Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.
  • Youngest at Rio Olympics, 13-year-old rips suit but wins her heat ( 08/07/2016 03:16 PM )
    The youngest competitor at the Rio Olympics ripped her swimsuit minutes before her race on Sunday but still managed to beat her two rivals.
  • Sandhu, Chenai disappoint; Sidhu exits 10m Air Pistol in qualification ( 08/07/2016 01:57 PM )
    Indian shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai were placed at the 17th and 19th spots after the first day of the Men's Trap qualification event at Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
  • Zlatan gives Mourinho first trophy at Manchester United ( 08/07/2016 01:47 PM )
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic's winner ensured that Jose Mourinho's reign at Manchester United got off to a winning start as the FA Cup holders beat champions Leicester City 2-1 in England's Community Shield season curtain-raiser at Wembley on Sunday.Ibrahimovic leapt above Leicester captain Wes Morgan in the 83rd minute to head Antonio Valencia's cross beyond Kasper Schmeichel, marking his official debut with a decisive contribution.
  • Rio Olympics: China's first gold won by woman shooter ( 08/07/2016 01:06 PM )
    First-time Olympian Zhang Mengxue secured China's first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday by winning the women's 10-metre air pistol event and extending China's gold medal streak in the sport.
  • Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping ( 08/07/2016 01:05 PM )
    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday banned all Russians from its own Games next month because of the widespread doping culture that it says has polluted sport in the country.
  • Pogba to undergo medical at United ahead of transfer from Juventus ( 08/07/2016 12:50 PM )
    France midfielder Paul Pogba is to undergo a medical at Manchester United ahead of a transfer from Serie A champions Juventus, the English Premier League club said on Sunday.United have been widely reported as being prepared to pay a world record fee of 120 million euros (£101.78 million) for the 23-year-old who joined Juventus on a free transfer from the Old Trafford club in 2012."Paul Pogba has been granted permission to have a medical in order to finalise his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United," said the statement.
  • Rio Olympics: Second day of rowing postponed due to weather problems ( 08/07/2016 12:37 PM )
    The second day of the 2016 Olympic rowing regatta was called off on Sunday due to problems caused by rough weather, organisers said.
  • Hockey: India women eke out fighting draw against Japan ( 08/07/2016 12:20 PM )
    Returning to the Olympics after a hiatus of 36 years, Indian women's hockey team showed tremendous fighting spirit and came from two goals down to eke out a 2-2 draw against higher-ranked Japan in their opening Pool B match at the Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.The Indians, ranked 13th in the world, were trailing by two goals at half time after World No. 10 Japan scored through Emi Nishikori (15th minute) and Mie Nakashima (28th).But the Indians made a valiant fightback as Rani Rampal (31st) and Lilima Minz (40th) scored a goal each in the third and fourth quarters to secure points for their side.
  • 'I don't think we should write Paes off, maybe he will be back' ( 08/07/2016 07:40 AM )
    Leander Paes may have just played his last Olympics with a record seventh straight appearance but Sania Mirza has insisted to never write him off.
  • Oscar Pistorius suffers injuries in jail, rushed to hospital ( 08/07/2016 07:09 AM )
    South African track star Oscar Pistorius, serving six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was treated in hospital for minor wrist injuries on Saturday before being returned to custody, a prison service spokesman said.
  • Rio 2016: Early exits for Ivanovic, Radwanska and Venus Williams ( 08/07/2016 06:01 AM )
    Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic exited the Olympic Games in the first round on Saturday, though the Serb refused to blame the wind or soaring temperatures that some players said were making it tricky to play in Rio.Ivanovic went one set up against world No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro before losing the next two error-strewn sets to the Spaniard. Ivanovic lost 2-6 6-1 6-2."It was a tough draw for the first round," said Ivanovic, the former French Open winner currently ranked as world No. 26.
  • Sachin Tendulkar meets IOC president Thomas Bach ( 08/07/2016 05:35 AM )
    Sachin Tendulkar has met International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on the sidelines of the Rio Olympics, which the Indian cricket icon termed as "wonderful".
  • India always wants gold for me no matter what I play: Sania ( 08/07/2016 03:30 AM )
    Sania Mirza remained confident of winning a medal for India in the mixed doubles after losing in the first round of the women's doubles alongside inexperienced teammate Prathana Thombare.
  • Brazilian pride soars after opening ceremony and first medal ( 08/07/2016 03:01 AM )
    To begin with, the opening ceremony drew praise from all quarters. Then there were parties all over Rio de Janeiro and finally, the hosts nation Brazil's first medalist.
  • Mudranov predicts more gold for Russia ( 08/07/2016 01:48 AM )
    Beslan Mudranov won Russia's first gold medal at the Rio Games in judo and fired a warning shot that his country had plenty more to prove.
  • Campbell sisters power Australia to record and relay gold ( 08/07/2016 01:38 AM )
    Australia's women, powered by sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell, beat the United States and Canada to win the Olympic 4x100 metres freestyle relay in world record time on Saturday, retaining the title they won in London four years ago.
  • Hungary's Iron Lady finally strikes gold...in a new world record ( 08/07/2016 12:45 AM )
    Five times a world champion but without a single medal from three previous Olympics, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu finally struck gold on Saturday and demolished the 400 metres individual medley world record as well.
  • Here's what cost Jitu a medal in 10m air pistol... ( 08/07/2016 12:41 AM )
    India's biggest medal hope Jitu Rai got a wake-up call when he finished eighth in the finals as the much-fancied shooters drew a blank in the pistolevents at the Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.
  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu fails to complete her event ( 08/07/2016 12:09 AM )
    India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu turned in a highly disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics, as she could not get an overall total in women's 48kg after failing to lift the weight in any of her three attempts in clean & jerk section. In a field of 12 lifters, she was one of two who did not finish (DNF) her event.
  • Sania-Prarthana go down fighting to Zhang-Peng ( 08/07/2016 12:03 AM )
    World No 1 doubles player Sania Mirza's campaign in the women's tennis event came to an end as she and her partner Prarthana Thombare lost their first round match to the Chinese pair of Shuai Zhang and Shuai Peng. Zhang and Peng won a closely contested match 7-6(8-6), 5-7, 7-5 that lasted two hours and 44 minutes.
  • How Indian athletes fared on Day 1 in Rio ( 08/06/2016 10:19 PM )
    Results of the Indian athletes on Day 1 at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Table Tennis: India's campaign ends in first round ( 08/06/2016 07:00 PM )
    Mouma Das' Olympic appearance was short-lived as the Indian veteran lost to higher-ranked Romanian, Daniela Dodean Monteiro, in the first round of the women's singles table tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.World No.150 Das failed to put up much of a fight against her 58th-ranked opponent losing 2-11, 7-11, 7-11, 2-11.
  • Syrian refugee Mardini a winner in the water at Rio Olympics ( 08/06/2016 05:39 PM )
    She shrugged off a suggestion that all the attention around her might have prevented her from just enjoying the experience of the Games.
  • Archery: South Korea restore order with men's team gold ( 08/06/2016 05:03 PM )
    South Korea's archers routed the United States to win the men's team gold at the Rio Olympics on Saturday and restore a dynasty broken by the Americans at London four years ago.The peerless trio of Kim Woo-jin, Ku Bon-chan and Lee Seung-yun roared to a 6-0 win on a baking hot day at the Sambodromo, clinching South Korea's fifth team title and fourth in the last five Olympics.
  • Cycling: Van Avermaet wins thrilling men's road race ( 08/06/2016 04:16 PM )
    Belgium's Greg van Avermaet snatched gold in a thrilling and incident-packed men's Olympic road race, out-sprinting Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang alongside the Copacabana beach after a spectacular day of racing along Rio's coastline on Saturday.
  • French gymnast Said suffers horror leg break at Rio Olympics ( 08/06/2016 04:03 PM )
    French gymnast Samir Ait Said discovered the perils of pursuing his Olympic dreams when he suffered a broken leg that was left dangling from below his knee following a crash landing from the vault during men's qualifying at the Rio Games 2016, in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
  • Rio 2016: UK's Peaty breaks own world record in 100m breaststroke ( 08/06/2016 03:54 PM )
    Adam Peaty demolished his own world record in the heats of the 100 meters breaststroke on Saturday as he launched a bid to become the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal for 28 years.Peaty set a new mark of 57.55 seconds - cutting 0.37 from his previous record, set in London last year - and said he hoped to shave off some more in Saturday's semi-finals.
  • Rio 2016: Jitu Rai finishes 8th in men's 10m air pistol ( 08/06/2016 03:44 PM )
    Star Indian shooter Jitu Rai was way off the mark in the men's 10m Air Pistol final, finishing a lowly eighth to bow out of the competition in the Rio Olympics on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.Army's Jitu, bronze medalist at Incheon Asian Games in the event in 2014, shot an overall 78.7 to finish eighth in the field of eight finalists to become the first shooter to crash out of the final round.
  • Huge queues and angry fans mar the start of Rio Games ( 08/06/2016 03:18 PM )
    The Rio Olympic Games got off to a shambolic start on Saturday as fans queued for hours at security checkpoints to enter venues, with some missing their events and many athletes competing in front of eerily empty stands.Games organisers apologised for dropping the ball on the first day of full competition, the morning after a dazzling opening ceremony, as iconic venues such as beach volleyball on the famed Copacabana beach saw only a few hundred spectators.
  • Hockey grapples with Olympics 'wake up call' in Rio ( 08/06/2016 02:53 PM )
    The FIH has responded by introducing a number of changes to the way hockey will be played and broadcast at the Rio Games.Those include a move to 15-minute quarters and scheduling more time for television replays and analysis to showcase players' virtuoso skills with a ball moving at more than 160 kilometres an hour, Fairweather said.For the first time in Olympic competition, the Rio hockey tournament will also feature quarter-finals, making it the last team sport to adopt the format at the Games.
  • Rio 2016: I'm a soft target and people want to take potshots at me, says Paes ( 08/06/2016 02:10 PM )
    An emotional Leander Paes did not hide his disappointment after losing the first round men's doubles match with Rohan Bopanna stating that he has "become a soft target" and that is the reason why people are "taking potshots" at him.Paes was furious at reports of him not allegedly wanting to share a room with Bopanna and then also going on record about not being allotted room in the Games Village.
  • Rio 2016: India's best hope Jitu Rai qualifies for 10m Air Pistol final ( 08/06/2016 02:04 PM )
    Leading medal hope in shooting, army's Jitu Rai, qualified for the men's 10 m air pistol by finishing sixth out of 46 competitors in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.The other Indian in the fray Gurpreet Singh crashed out finishing 20th with a score of 576.
  • Rio bomb squad blows up backpack near cycling course - official ( 08/06/2016 01:57 PM )
    A loud blast was heard near the finishing line of the men's cycling road race at the Rio Olympics on Saturday but there were no signs of panic or injuries and the race continued, a Reuters witness said.Bomb squad agents in protective clothing were operating near the press tribune at the site but the cause of the blast was not immediately clear. In recent days, bomb squad members have detonated a number of unattended bags in controlled explosions in Rio.
  • Meet the first gold medal winner of Rio Olympics ( 08/06/2016 01:02 PM )
    American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, holding her nerve to clinch the women's 10m air rifle event.
  • Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites ( 08/06/2016 12:49 PM )
    Police shot a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site, police said Saturday.The violence on Friday highlighted the task facing an unprecedented force of 85,000 soldiers and police deployed to secure the Olympics.Rio police said in a statement that a man was mugging people near the Maracana stadium when he was intercepted by one of the police officers sent from another area of Brazil to Rio as part of the huge reinforcements.
  • Rupinder's brace helps India edge past Ireland in hockey opener ( 08/06/2016 12:34 PM )
    Rupinder Pal Singh struck twice as drag-flickers ruled the roost to help India register a fighting 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match of the men's hockey competition at the Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
  • Rio 2016: Paes-Bopanna crash out in first round ( 08/06/2016 12:01 PM )
    Leander Paes's dreams of winning a second Olympic medal went up in smoke as he and Rohan Bopanna made an inglorious exit in the opening round of the men's doubles competition, losing in straight sets to the Polish pair of Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot 4-6 6-7 (6-8)in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.Playing in his record seventh and probably his last Olympics, Paes - a bronze medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Games, saw his campaign get over in only 84 minutes as not for once did the Indian pair look like having forged a winning combination.
  • Tendulkar lands in Rio Games Village to cheer for India ( 08/06/2016 11:03 AM )
    One of his cherished memories was being in the Commonwealth Games village in Kuala Lumpur way back in 1998 and Sachin Tendulkar had that same feeling of deja vu as he dropped in at the Olympic Games athletes village in Rio on Saturday."That incredible feeling of being in a Games village came back today (Saturday). The memories of being a part of the Indian cricket team during the 1998 CWG kept coming back. The sheer magnitude of the Games can't be compared. But the spirit and energy level is same as 1998, the ambience of being around champions is also no different," Tendulkar told PTI from Rio de Janeiro.
  • Olympics: Shooters Chandela, Paul crash out in qualification round ( 08/06/2016 09:25 AM )
    India's shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul were way off the mark in the 10m Air Rifle Women's event, finishing way behind the leaders to bow out in the qualification round, at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
  • Rio Olympics: Rower Bhokanal enters quarter-finals ( 08/06/2016 09:09 AM )
    Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal entered the quarter-finals of the Men's Single Scullsafter finishing third in his qualifying round of the Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
  • 5 talking points from Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony ( 08/06/2016 07:39 AM )
    The Rio 2016 Olympics have opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Maracana stadium on Friday night.
  • One of the funniest things at the Olympic Games... ( 08/06/2016 05:38 AM )
    It is safe to say Michael Phelps has no need for a lifeguard watching over him in the Olympic pool but the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 18 gold medals among his career haul of 22, will have one anyway at the Rio Games.
  • Cypriot, Greek competitors test positive for drugs ( 08/06/2016 05:21 AM )
    Cypriot weightlifter Antonis Martasidis and an unnamed Greek competitor have tested positive for banned substances and have been expelled from the Rio Olympics, their teams said on Friday.
  • Rio Olympics: A beginner's guide to rowing ( 08/06/2016 04:11 AM )
    As India's Dattu Bhokanal will be competing in the men's singles sculls rowing event fat the Rio 2016 Olympics, on Saturday, here is a beginner's guide.
  • No obstacle insurmountable for Dipa Karmakar's coach ( 08/06/2016 03:27 AM )
    When Bisweshwar Nandi caught his first glimpse of the Olympic rings after touching down in Rio with his gymnastics protege Dipa Karmakar, he felt an instant surge of adrenaline.
  • Dipa aims to touch greater heights in Rio ( 08/06/2016 02:57 AM )
    She has already grabbed a piece of history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and Dipa Karmakar would aim to touch greater heights when she competes at the Rio Games, in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Olympic hoodoo still haunts Deepika Kumari ( 08/06/2016 02:10 AM )
    Archer Deepika Kumari expressed bewilderment after a dismal show during the women's team event where the Indian team finished a dejecting seventh in the qualification round of the Rio Olympics Games.
  • Meet Iran's first female flagbearer ( 08/06/2016 01:52 AM )
    Iran had one of the best moments of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony when archer Zahra Nemati carried the Iranian flag into the Maracana Stadium on Friday.
  • UEFA Best Player award: Vote ( 08/06/2016 01:21 AM )
    Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are in the running with Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
  • Watch: Bindra leads India at Parade of Nations in Rio ( 08/06/2016 01:08 AM )
    Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra, who is competing in his fifth Games, led the Indian contingent at the parade of nations during the Open Ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday night.
  • Vanderlei de Lima lights cauldron; Gisele steals the show ( 08/06/2016 12:31 AM )
    Brazil unfurled a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population in welcoming the world on Friday to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, all to the pounding beat of samba, bossa nova and funk.
  • PHOTOS: Rio 2016 flag bearers ( 08/06/2016 12:04 AM )
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  • In favela above opening ceremony, pride and disappointment ( 08/05/2016 11:06 PM )
    Residents of the Mangueira favela or slum, which overlooks the Maracana Stadium where the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony was held, expressed a mix of pride and disappointment as the Games opened in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
  • PHOTOS: Rio kicks off Games with ode to forests, favelas and funk ( 08/05/2016 10:44 PM )
    Fireworks light up the night sky above the Maracana as some 50,000 spectators present, and some 3 billion people tuned in around the world as Brazil lifted the curtain on its second major sporting event in two years, after the 2014 soccer World Cup.
  • Rio Olympics: India's schedule for Saturday, August 6 ( 08/05/2016 06:59 PM )
    The Indian contingent's schedule in the Rio Olympics for Saturday.
  • Reports of me refusing to share room with Bopanna false: Paes ( 08/05/2016 05:55 PM )
    Tennis ace Leander Paes termed reports that he had refused to share a room at the Olympic Games Village with his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna as "false" and said that his timing of arrival at Rio was according to plans and known to the Indian tennis team.
  • Indian men's hockey team to skip Rio Games opening ceremony ( 08/05/2016 03:09 PM )
    The Indian hockey team will miss the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics amid speculation that the kit did not fit some of the players ahead of the parade to take place at the Maracana Stadium.
  • Rio Olympics: Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Atanu advance to round of 32 ( 08/05/2016 02:28 PM )
    India's Atanu Das showed fine composure and skill to bounce back from a poor start in his maiden Olympics to finish fifth in the qualification round as archery got the underway at the Rio Olympics in Brazil's historic Samba street in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
  • Russian Stepanova to not appeal Rio ban ( 08/05/2016 01:43 PM )
    Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over her ban on running as an independent athlete at the Rio Olympics, she said on Friday.
  • IOA announces Rs 50 lac cash award for Rio gold medallist ( 08/05/2016 01:37 PM )
    The Indian Olympic Association, on Friday, announced a Rs 50 lac cash award for the gold medal winning athlete in the Rio Olympics.
  • Pele will not light Olympic cauldron due to muscle pain ( 08/05/2016 12:53 PM )
    Brazilian soccer legend Pele will not light the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, a spokesman for the 75-year-old, three-time soccer World Cup winner said.
  • Rio Games: India will look to break opening game hoodoo against Ireland ( 08/05/2016 12:48 PM )
    Keen to start their Rio Olympic Games campaign on a winning note, Indian hockey men's captain PR Sreejesh said that his team would not be taking unpredictable Ireland lightly when they face-off on Saturday.
  • EPL: Did Mourinho just confirm Pogba's arrival to Old Trafford? ( 08/05/2016 12:01 PM )
    Jose Mourinho has dropped a heavy hint that Paul Pogba's protracted transfer from Juventus to Manchester United is close to completion.
  • Rio Olympics: Moroccan boxer arrested for sexual assault ( 08/05/2016 11:49 AM )
    A Moroccan Olympic boxer was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted two women in the Olympic Village, Rio de Janeiro police said on Friday.
  • Rio Olympics: Brilliant Kim sets 72-arrow world record ( 08/05/2016 11:24 AM )
    South Korea's Kim Woo-jin made the most of perfect shooting conditions to set a 72-arrow world record in the Olympic archery at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Friday and fire an ominous warning at challengers to his gold medal claims.
  • Torch begins final race to stadium from beneath Rio's Christ ( 08/05/2016 09:28 AM )
    The Olympic torch was raised before Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on Friday on the final leg of its journey to the opening ceremony of the Olympics, as Brazil excitedly put the final touches to seven years of preparations.
  • Champions League draw: City face Steaua Bucharest in playoff ( 08/05/2016 08:42 AM )
    Pep Guardiola's ManchesterCity will play Romanian side Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League playoff round after the draw was made in Nyon on Friday.
  • Lifter Mirabai aims for medal at Rio Games ( 08/05/2016 08:35 AM )
    Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will have an outside chance of a podium finish for India when the weightlifter begins her campaign in the women's 48kg category at the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday.
  • Landmark Olympic moments that changed history ( 08/05/2016 08:26 AM )
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  • First Look: What the Indian contingent will wear at the Games Opening ( 08/05/2016 07:51 AM )
    Rediff.com presents the attire of the Indian Contingent for the Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics 2016.
  • 'Media can't question Leander's commitment' ( 08/05/2016 07:25 AM )
    The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Friday voiced its support for Leander Paes, advising a section of media to consider his illustrious Davis Cup career before questioning his commitment.
  • Will Semenya go on to the track with distinct advantage? ( 08/05/2016 07:13 AM )
    Caster Semenya is seen as a near-certainty for Olympic gold on the track in Rio and her expected success in the 800 metres looks just as sure to bring up further examination of her running credentials.
  • Liverpool will keep players to mount title challenge: Klopp ( 08/05/2016 06:30 AM )
    Liverpool are determined to end the trend of selling their best players during the close season in order to build a squad capable of consistently challenging for major honours, manager Juergen Klopp said.
  • Will boxers pack a punch? Tough draw for Shiva, Manoj ( 08/05/2016 06:27 AM )
    A tough draw will put their grit to test when the three-member Indian boxing team begins its Olympic campaign, aiming to lift the gloom that pervades the sport back home owing to the long-standing administrative mess.
  • PIX: Stars we spotted at the Rio Olympics ( 08/05/2016 05:36 AM )
    Prior to the kick-off of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, Rediff.com spotted some of the biggest names in sport at the Olympic Village. Check it out.
  • Indian shooters in Rio: Will Jitu open medal campaign? ( 08/05/2016 05:36 AM )
    A star-studded Indian shooting contingent will begin their Rio Olympics campaignon Saturday with in-form Jitu Rai hoping to launch the country's medal haul in an event which will also see his more illustrious senior colleague Abhinav Bindra aiming to end his glorious career on a high.
  • Controversy-marred Indian tennis too carries the medal hopes ( 08/05/2016 04:37 AM )
    A fair share of controversies rattled Indian tennis in the run-up to the Olympics with Leander Paes in the middle of storm but it also carries the country's medal hopes from the mixed doubles pairing of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna when the event gets underway in the 31st Olympics Games.
  • Why Brazil athletes are not dope tested ahead of Rio... ( 08/05/2016 03:08 AM )
    Brazil's athletes were not subject to dope tests for almost a month before the Rio Olympics, the country's sports ministry has said while refuting allegations it was a political decision to ensure the Games were not plunged further into crisis.
  • Russia says 271-strong team will be cleanest at the Games ( 08/05/2016 02:50 AM )
    Russia will be represented in most sports at the Rio Olympics, with 271 of its sportsmen and women cleared to participate ahead of the opening ceremony, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) head Alexander Zhukov has said.
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  • PIX: Party time in Rio after rollercoaster run-up to the Games ( 08/05/2016 02:10 AM )
    With a little bit of chaos and a last-minute sprint on preparations, Rio de Janeiro was ready on Friday to revel in a moment seven years in the making: the opening of the Olympic Games.
  • Rio mess: No jerseys for hockey team; no room for Paes ( 08/05/2016 01:46 AM )
    While every other team practises their hardest in the few hours left for the Rio Olympics 2016, the Indian contingent was left looking for rooms, extra pair of jerseys and assembling chairs.
  • Europa League: West Ham start life at new home with emphatic win ( 08/05/2016 12:50 AM )
    West Ham United marked their first match at the Olympic Stadium with a 3-0 win over Slovenian side NK Domzale, Cheikhou Kouyate scoring twice to help secure a place in the Europa League playoff round.
  • India's strength at the Rio Olympics ( 08/05/2016 12:30 AM )
    India will be represented by a record 121 athletes, including 54 women, at the Olympics.
  • Muscle pains could keep Pele from lighting Rio cauldron ( 08/05/2016 12:10 AM )
    Pele's doctors have given him the go ahead to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday, but muscle pains may bar the Brazilian soccer great from the torch ceremony that opens the Rio de Janeiro Games.
  • Brazil held goalless in opener, Argentina lose to Portugal ( 08/05/2016 12:04 AM )
    Brazil failed to make a winning start despite home advantage, a multi-million dollar strike force and a man advantage as they were held 0-0 by South Africa in their opening soccer match at the Rio Olympics on Thursday.
  • Proud Andy Murray working on flag-bearing technique ( 08/04/2016 10:58 PM )
    Andy Murray says carrying the British flag at Friday's Olympic opening ceremony will be his proudest day but admits his technique needs some work.
  • Video: How well do you know the Olympics? ( 08/04/2016 10:51 PM )
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  • Check out these Olympic firsts! ( 08/04/2016 01:12 PM )
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  • Rio Olympics: Djokovic to play Del Potro in first round ( 08/04/2016 01:08 PM )
    World No 1 Novak Djokovic will face Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, the player who denied him a medal in London, in the opening round of the Rio Olympics after the draw was made on Thursday.
  • Paes-Bopanna face Kubot-Matkowski in Rio opener ( 08/04/2016 12:57 PM )
    Indian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna was pitted against the Polish team of Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot in the first round of the men's doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games.
  • Meet the first Indian woman to be elected as IOC member ( 08/04/2016 12:18 PM )
    The International Olympic Committee on Thursday announced that Nita Ambani, has been elected as an individual member of the IOC, and will become India's first woman to join the prestigious body.
  • IOC nod for Russians: 11 boxers, 29 swimmers cleared for Rio Games ( 08/04/2016 11:34 AM )
    All 11 Russian boxers who qualified for the Rio Olympics have been given the all clear to compete at the Games, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said on Thursday.
  • At 41, it's mission possible for Tom Cruise fan Chusovitina at Olympics ( 08/04/2016 11:32 AM )
    Chusovitina may not want to look old for her Hollywood hero but in a sport over-populated with teenagers, she is almost pre-historic as her gymnastics lifespan of competing in seven successive Olympics defies logic.
  • Indian archers eye redemption at Rio Olympics ( 08/04/2016 11:22 AM )
    Indian archers would look to make amends for the flop-show in London when they take aim in the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday -- archery and football kick-start before the official opening ceremony of the Games.
  • Mischievous Phelps leaves door ajar for sixth Games ( 08/04/2016 10:22 AM )
    A mischievous Michael Phelps hinted the Rio Games may not be his last. The most decorated Olympian of all-time said on Wednesday he is excited his infant son Boomer would be in the stands to watch "the potential" last races of his career.
  • Focused Indian archers to skip Rio Games opening ceremony ( 08/04/2016 10:20 AM )
    Focused on winning their first ever Olympic medal, the Indian archers will skip the much-awaited opening ceremony of the Rio Games on Friday.
  • Constrained by war, Syrian athletes dream of Olympic glory ( 08/04/2016 10:15 AM )
    Syria's Olympic Committee is sending seven athletes to compete in Rio this month, in athletics, swimming, judo, table tennis and weightlifting.
  • NBA D-League tryouts: Will Punjab's Palpreet leave a lasting impression? ( 08/04/2016 09:15 AM )
    Palpreet Singh Brar, standing 6'9 can be an intimidating figure. But sit with him for a chat and his easy-going demeanor and straight-faced humour will have you alter any perceptions harboured of the 21-year-old.
  • Military training helps Pakistani shooters reach Rio Olympics ( 08/04/2016 08:38 AM )
    Two members of the small Pakistani contingent participating at the Rio Olympics have the country's military to thank for much of their training.
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  • Brazil's women kick-off Games soccer with easy win ( 08/04/2016 05:24 AM )
    Brazil got off to a winning start in their home Olympics on Wednesday when the women's soccer team beat China 3-0 in host city Rio de Janeiro. Although the opening ceremony takes place on Friday, the soccer competitions began ahead of time with six women's matches on Wednesday and another eight men's games on Thursday.
  • American rivals to feel 'full wrath' of lightning quick Bolt ( 08/04/2016 01:47 AM )
    Usain Bolt is promising to let American sprinter Justin Gatlin "feel his full wrath" as he zones in on an unprecedented treble-treble of gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
  • Andy Murray to carry British flag at Rio Opening Ceremony ( 08/04/2016 12:50 AM )
    Andy Murray, who won the Olympic tennis title at Wimbledon four years ago, will carry the British flag at Friday's Opening Ceremony in Rio, the British Olympic Association has said.
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  • UEFA Champions League: Classy Klaassen helps Ajax progress ( 08/03/2016 11:06 PM )
    Former European Cup winners Celtic and Ajax Amsterdam safely negotiated tricky Champions League third-round qualifying ties on Wednesday to move one step away from the lucrative group stage.
  • PHOTOS: Torch alights on Rio shore ahead of Olympic opening ( 08/03/2016 03:38 PM )
    After a 20,000-km (12,400-mile) journey through the vast nation, the torch crossed Guanabara Bay in a sailboat piloted by former medalists, in a nod to one of the competitions where the host country has claimed Olympic glory.
  • Shooters face headaches all of their own at Rio Games ( 08/03/2016 01:04 PM )
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    Kohei Uchimura's bid to become the first gymnast in more than 40-years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around gymnastics golds began with a costly error as his as addiction to Pokemon Go landed him with a near $5,000 phone bill.
  • Wolfsburg's Draxler going to Arsenal? ( 08/03/2016 11:28 AM )
    Julian Draxler has said he wants to leave German side VfL Wolfsburg, a month after the club claimed he was "100 percent certain" to stay.
  • Swimming champ Phelps to be US team flag bearer at Rio Games ( 08/03/2016 09:34 AM )
    Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with 18 gold medals among his career haul of 22, will carry the US flag in Friday's opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
  • Vijender rises to No 10 in WBO rankings ( 08/03/2016 09:34 AM )
    Vijender Singh broke into the World Boxing Organisation's (WBO) rankings at No 10 after being crowned its Asia Pacific super middleweight champion in Delhi last month.
  • Ibrahimovic says Rooney is 'perfect partner' ( 08/03/2016 09:11 AM )
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Wayne Rooney at Manchester United and described his new team mate as the "perfect partner for a striker".
  • 'My last desire is to see the Indian hockey team win an Olympic gold' ( 08/03/2016 07:32 AM )
    Triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh is hopeful of the P R Sreejesh-led men's hockey team winning a medal at the Games in Rio.
  • Several complaints force IOA to buy chairs, TV sets for team in Rio ( 08/03/2016 07:25 AM )
    With the Games Organising Committee expressing its inability to provide additional chairs and TV sets, the Indian Olympic contingent's Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta has now decided to buy them through the country's embassy in Rio de Janeiro.Hockey India President Narinder Batra had on Tuesday lashed out at Gupta and other IOA members for ignoring the complaints of players in Rio de Janeiro. "Following a request from our hockey teams to provide them with more chairs and TV sets, I had spoken and also written to the Organising Committee (OC) to do so," Gupta said in a press release.
  • Two Slovenian footballers killed in car crash ( 08/03/2016 07:01 AM )
    UEFA have offered their support to Slovenian club Maribor following the deaths of two of their young players in a car crash on Tuesday.Left back Damjan Marjanovic and forward Zoran Baljak, both 20, were killed in an accident as they returned from training.Two of their team mates, Ziga Lipuscek and Ljubomir Moravac, who are both 19, were injured in the crash, with the latter in a serious condition.
  • 'Narsingh will go to Rio and return with gold' ( 08/03/2016 06:12 AM )
    'We have ensured that whatever he eats or drinks comes in a packaged form and is thoroughly checked.'
  • PIX: Indians upbeat at welcome ceremony in Rio ( 08/03/2016 05:32 AM )
    A short display of Brazilian culture, including their music and dance, greeted the Indian contingent at the formal Welcome Ceremony in the Games Village for the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • All you wanted to know about the Rio Olympics venues ( 08/03/2016 05:30 AM )
    The battle for Olympic medals will take place in 32 venues in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Nadal confirms he will play at Rio 2016 ( 08/03/2016 04:35 AM )
    Rafael Nadal has confirmed that he will play at Rio 2016 despite suffering with a wrist injury as he prepares for the Olympic Games.Speaking after training at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio on Tuesday (2 August), the Spanish team's flag bearer was asked if he would be fit enough to compete."Yes," he said. "I was talking with the whole team and the team decided that I am going to play, so I'm going to try to train for the next couple of days.
  • Bolt invites favela kids to training base in Rio ( 08/03/2016 04:23 AM )
    Access to Usain Bolt has been scarce for the media desperate to speak with arguably the biggest star of the Rio 2016 Games as he prepares to defend his three Olympic titles.However, a group of children from underprivileged communities surrounding the Jamaican track and field team's training base were invited to meet the reigning 100m, 200m and 4x100m champion on Tuesday (2 August).
  • World wrestling body clears Narsingh for Rio ( 08/03/2016 03:57 AM )
    Wreslter Narsingh Yadav's chances of participating in the Rio Games have been boosted after the United World Wrestling, gave him a clean chit.
  • Hockey: India staying focused in Rio 'magic world' ( 08/03/2016 03:30 AM )
    PR Sreejesh says his dual role as India hockey captain and goalkeeper is to allow his team mates the freedom to express themselves in Rio but knows he must keep them focused on the medal hunt in the "magic world" of the Olympics.The 30-year-old was second choice at London 2012 behind then captain Bharat Chetri but has since established himself as the clear number one.He was named captain for the recent Champions Trophy in London where India rested some seniors, including regular captain Sardar Singh, ahead of the Rio Games.
  • Copacabana beach perfect setting for volleyball ( 08/03/2016 03:27 AM )
    They have played for Olympic gold in parks, next to car parks and on royal parade grounds, but at the Rio Games beach volleyball will actually be played -- on a beach.
  • Check out the Rio Games schedule ( 08/03/2016 03:09 AM )
    Find below a detailed look at the Rio Olympics schedule.
  • Brazil to deploy military to tourist sites, stadium ( 08/03/2016 03:02 AM )
    Brazil said on Tuesday it was deploying the military to patrol the emblematic tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro to guard against the "minimal" chance of an attack, though security at the Olympic stadium appeared slack three days before the Games.
  • 8 legends to watch in Rio ( 08/03/2016 02:44 AM )
    In Rio, over 10,000 athletes will compete for the biggest prize in sport -- an Olympic gold medal.
  • Why this swimmer plans to shun social media... ( 08/03/2016 01:10 AM )
    Emily Seebohm is turning off the Twitter taps, and saying farewell to Facebook, as the Australian swimmer seeks success at this month's Rio Olympics.
  • Another dope shock for Indian athlete? ( 08/03/2016 01:07 AM )
    If reports are to be believed, a renowned track and field athlete from Haryana has failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) last month.
  • Will Pele light the Olympic flame at opening ceremony? ( 08/03/2016 12:51 AM )
    Pele has been invited to light the Olympic flame at the Rio Games on Friday but the Brazilian soccer great is checking with his sponsors to see if he is free to lead the torch ceremony in the Maracana stadium.
  • Australia and US rivals ready for Rio duel ( 08/03/2016 12:49 AM )
    The big beasts of Olympic swimming have rolled into Rio, with Michael Phelps and the mighty US team following their Australian rivals, and the buzz of expectation is building.
  • 'Shadow of death' hangs over Rio before Games ( 08/02/2016 11:35 PM )
    A sharp increase in police killings has cast "a shadow of death" over Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the Olympic Games, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
  • Rio Olympics: Government assures support to Narsingh ( 08/02/2016 03:34 PM )
    Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday said that the government will provide all support to help dope-cleared wrestler Narsingh Yadav represent the country at the forthcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Olympic Games due to injury ( 08/02/2016 12:31 PM )
    Switzerland's world number four Stan Wawrinka has pulled out the tennis competition at the Rio Olympics because of injury, he said in a statement to the Swiss Tennis Federation on Tuesday.
  • Delhi to host Indo-Spain Davis Cup tie ( 08/02/2016 12:21 PM )
    India will host five-time champions Spain on the hard courts of Delhi Lawn Tennis Association in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, scheduled for September 16-18.
  • Rukna Nahi Hai... a tribute to the Rio-bound athletes ( 08/02/2016 12:00 PM )
    A record contingent of 121 athletes, including 54 women, will represent India at the Rio Olympics.
  • Will WADA give all clear to Narsingh for Rio Olympics? ( 08/02/2016 11:36 AM )
    A day after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was exonerated of doping charges by the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), its parent world body WADA said that it will review the case.
  • Shot putter Inderjeet fails 'B' sample test too; Rio hopes virtually over ( 08/02/2016 09:19 AM )
    Shot putter Inderjeet Singh's confirmatory B sample also returned positive for banned substances, virtually ending his hopes to compete in the Rio Olympics.28-year-old Inderjeet's 'A' sample had returned positive for banned steroids androsterone and etiocholanolone on June 25 and now his B sample has also tested positive for the same substances, sources told PTI.Inderjeet has been provisionally suspended and served a second notice by the National Anti-Doping Agency. He will have to appear before the NADA Disciplinary Panel for a hearing and he will be given a chance to present his case before the panel.
  • Meet the seven smallest nations at the Rio Olympics ( 08/02/2016 07:29 AM )
    An astounding 11,400 athletes will travel from more than 200 countries to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.In all, 20 nations will be represented by three or fewer athletes - including Afghanistan, Belize, Gambia and South Sudan - nine will be represented by only two competitors, and one country will be represented by a sole athlete.Sprinter Etimoni Timuani will carry the flag at the opening ceremony for the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu - the smallest delegation destined for Rio de Janeiro.
  • Zico arrives in Goa; ends speculation over ISL future ( 08/02/2016 07:27 AM )
    Brazilian legend Zico arrived in Goa on Tuesday and was accorded a warm welcome by the FC Goa officials, laying all speculation to rest that he will not return back for the third edition of the ISL after the tournament's regulatory committee's decision.
  • PHOTOS: Sania, TT squad at Rio Games Village ( 08/02/2016 06:39 AM )
    Tennis star Sania Mirza arrived at the Games Village of the Rio Olympics and so did the table tennis squad while the Indian hockey team won its practice match against Spain.
  • New coach Bauza plans to woo Messi back for Argentina ( 08/02/2016 06:06 AM )
    Argentina's new coach Edgardo Bauza has set his mind to wooing Lionel Messi back from international retirement as he ponders his squad for next month's South American 2018 World Cup qualifiers.Bauza was named on Monday to replace Gerardo Martino, who resigned a month ago after steering Messi's side to two successive Copa America finals which ended in penalty shootout defeats to Chile.
  • Manchester City sign Sane from Schalke on five-year deal ( 08/02/2016 05:48 AM )
    Winger Leroy Sane has joined Manchester City from German side Schalke 04 on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.No financial details of the deal were disclosed, but British media reported that City had paid 37 million pounds ($48.96 million) for the 20-year-old, who is the club's fifth signing of the close season.
  • Hockey India chief slams IOA on 'unfurnished apartments' in Rio ( 08/02/2016 05:33 AM )
    Hockey India President Narinder Batra has launched a scathing attack at India's Chef de Mission Rajeev Mehta and the other members of Indian Olympics Association, who are in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.In response to the letter sent by hockey coach Roelant Oltmans to IOA complaining about the lack of basic facilities in the Games Village, Batra shared a picture in which players are made to live in 'unfurnished' apartments.Batra shared this image on social media targeting Mehta and the IOA.
  • India will win 1 gold. How true are these Rio predictions? ( 08/02/2016 04:24 AM )
    The world's two largest economies, the United States and China, will again win most gold medals at the Olympics and Britain will push Russia into third place in the overall standings, Goldman Sachs predicted in a survey released on Monday.
  • Meet Gaurika Singh, the youngest Olympian at Rio 2016 ( 08/02/2016 02:44 AM )
    The youngest athlete at Rio 2016, swimmer Gaurika Singh, has only just become a teenager. However, she is a 13-year-old with some decidedly serious life experiences.Singh, who lives in London and will represent Nepal at the Olympic Games, was in Kathmandu for the national championships in April last year when a massive earthquake hit the region, killing an estimated 9,000 people as hundreds of buildings crashed to the ground.
  • Rio opening ceremony will represent a slice of life in Brazil ( 08/02/2016 02:17 AM )
    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics opening ceremony on Friday will break with the recent tradition of large-scale and expensive shows, featuring a low-emissions cauldron and an "analogue" experience, executive producer Marco Balich said on Monday.
  • Lego presents Olympic model of Rio city ahead of games ( 08/02/2016 02:05 AM )
    Lego, the world's biggest toymaker, has developed a large model of Rio de Janeiro city to celebrate the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, set to open in a few days.
  • How childhood beating led Serugo to Rio Games ( 08/02/2016 12:32 AM )
    Ronald Serugo had a thought beaten into him - some boxing skills might be good.
  • World's 'Second Fittest Woman' ready for Rio ( 08/02/2016 12:27 AM )
    Australian weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey is unlikely to win a medal at the Rio Olympics but she can claim to be the fittest woman there.
  • The Olympic Quotient II ( 08/01/2016 11:44 PM )
    Quizmaster Bikash Mohapatra is back with the second Olympic Quotient!
  • Argentina pick Bauza as coach ( 08/01/2016 10:48 PM )
    Argentina, still reeling from the shock resignations of captain Lionel Messi and coach Gerardo Martino, have chosen Edgardo Bauza as their new coach, the Argentine FA said on Monday.
  • 'I was on the right side and confident of getting justice' ( 08/01/2016 11:07 AM )
    A relieved Narsingh Yadav has said he is eager to go to the Olympics now and win a medal for the country.
  • NADA clears Narsingh in dope scandal, says wrestler a victim of sabotage ( 08/01/2016 10:14 AM )
    Tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav was exonerated of doping charges by the National Anti-Doping Agency panel, probing the positive tests on his urine samples on Monday. It ruled "there is no negligence on the athlete's part and he is a victim of sabotage".
  • Nadal unsure about participation at Rio Games ( 08/01/2016 09:18 AM )
    Rafael Nadal has conceded he is not yet sure that he will be able to represent Spain at the Rio Olympics as his fitness concerns linger.
  • Sushil and coach make dramatic u-turn on Narsingh ( 08/01/2016 09:00 AM )
    Ace wrestler Sushil Kumar's coach Satpal Singh made a complete U-turn on his stance against Narsingh Yadav after the latter was cleared of dope charges by WADA on Monday.Senior coach Satpal, who had launched a stinging attack on Narsingh after he had tested positive for banned substances, said that he is extremely happy for the wrestler and is expecting a gold medal from him.
  • India marksman Nanjappa battles career-threatening illness to Rio Games ( 08/01/2016 07:06 AM )
    Indian shooter Prakash Nanjappa will compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games three years after being told by doctors that his career was over.In 2013, he suffered 'a type of stroke or paralytic attack' at a world cup event in Granada, Spain, and was diagnosed with a type of paralysis known as Bell's palsy, chiefly on the right side of his face."The scariest part was when the doctor said I would have to stop shooting," Nanjappa said. "That motivated me to come back.
  • India's hockey coach complains about facilities at Olympic Village ( 08/01/2016 05:48 AM )
    The Indian hockey teams at the Olympics are facing a shortage of chairs and Television sets at the Games Village and chief coach Roelant Oltmans has complained that the players' apartments are not properly furnished.In a letter to Chef de Mission of the Indian contingent Rakesh Gupta, Oltmans complained about unfurnished accommodation provided to both the men's and women's hockey teams."The apartments of the Rio Olympics are not furnished properly," Oltmans, who is also the High Performance Director of Indian hockey, wrote in his letter.
  • PIX: India's latest check-ins at the Rio Olympics village ( 08/01/2016 05:41 AM )
    Promising gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the women's hockey team and shooter Heena Sidhu on Sunday checked into the Olympic Village to further boost the Indian contingent at the Rio Games beginning on August 5.
  • Conte unsure of Costa's future at Chelsea ( 08/01/2016 05:26 AM )
    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is uncertain about the future of Diego Costa, as Spanish media reports have linked the striker with a possible return to Atletico Madrid.The 27-year-old, who joined the London club from Atletico in 2014, did not feature in Chelsea's 3-2 defeat by Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly on Saturday due to a back injury.The Spain international scored 12 times last season as the club finished 10th in the Premier League, with British media reports also linking Everton striker Romelu Lukaku with a potential move back to Stamford Bridge.
  • Why IOC is defending Russian presence in Rio... ( 08/01/2016 05:13 AM )
    Partial sanctions against Russian athletes over the country's state-run doping system are preliminary, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Sunday, defending the organisation's position amid vocal criticism.
  • Wenger hoping injured Gunners regain fitness in time for new season ( 08/01/2016 04:53 AM )
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can be fully fit in time for the start of the Premier League season after the midfielder struggled with a knee injury last campaign.
  • Will 'distracted' Mahrez stay with EPL champions Leicester? ( 08/01/2016 04:24 AM )
    Speculation about a possible transfer to Premier League rivals Arsenal has unsettled LeicesterCity winger Riyad Mahrez, manager Claudio Ranieri has said.
  • Zidane insists Morata is staying at Real Madrid ( 08/01/2016 03:42 AM )
    Real Madrid have no intention of making a quick profit on striker Alvaro Morata after the Champions League winners opted to take him back to the Bernabeu from Juventus last month, the Spanish side's manager Zinedine Zidane has said.Real sold Morata to Juventus two seasons ago but included a buy-back clause in his contract, which they exercised in July after the forward scored 27 goals in 93 games in Italy and three for Spain during the European Championship.
  • How troubled Rio Games are finally coming together... ( 08/01/2016 02:57 AM )
    Rio de Janeiro will deliver a successful Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday, despite delays in preparations, lack of funds and the country suffering from its biggest political and economic turmoil in decades.
  • Rooney expects rejuvenated Manchester United to challenge for title ( 08/01/2016 02:19 AM )
    Manchester United have been rejuvenated under new manager Jose Mourinho and are poised to mount a strong challenge for the Premier League title, skipper Wayne Rooney has said.The 30-year-old forward, who secured his fifth league title with the club the last time they won it in 2013, scored eight top flight goals last season as United finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League.
  • Rio theft: Computer, shirts stolen from Australia's Olympic village ( 08/01/2016 02:05 AM )
    Team shirts and a laptop computer belonging to a cycling official have been stolen from the Australian building in the athletes' village at the Rio Olympics, team chief Kitty Chiller said on Sunday.
  • India's London Olympics heroes... Where are they now? ( 07/31/2016 11:41 PM )
    These athletes made India proud four years ago.
  • Rogers Cup: Djokovic beats Nishikori in final ( 07/31/2016 10:45 PM )
    World number one Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of Kei Nishikori with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday.
  • Rogers Cup: Halep beats erratic Keys to win title ( 07/31/2016 10:44 PM )
    Fifth seed Simona Halep of Romania took advantage of an error-prone display by American Madison Keys to claim her 14th WTA title with a 7-6(2), 6-3 victory in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday.
 
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