Aug 20

Britain stun Dutch to bag maiden women’s hockey gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Britain’s women’s hockey team won the Olympic gold medal for the first time thanks to a stunning 2-0 (3-3) shoot-out triumph over defending champions and the Netherlands, while Germany defeated New Zealand 2-1 to take bronze here. Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was the heroine for Britain on Friday, making numerous key saves in

Wet outfield, rain rob second day’s play in 4th Test

Port of Spain (Trinidad) :  Wet outfield, soggy conditions and a fresh downpour in the afternoon prevented any play on the second day of the fourth cricket Test between India and the West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval here on Friday. While heavy rains and thunderstorms stopped play from post-lunch session on first day (Thursday),

Spain’s Muguruza advances to Cincinnati semis

Cincinnati: Spain’s tennis player Garbine Muguruza advanced to the women’s singles semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Hungarian qualifier Timea Babos. The fourth-seeded Spaniard on Friday afternoon did not drop her serve once and converted three of the nine break-point chances she created to take the

Indian Women 4X400m relay team bows out, men disqualified

Rio de Janeiro:  Indian athletics contingent rounded off their dismal show in the Rio Olympics with a below-par effort from the 4x400m relay quartets, which saw them crash out of their respective heats here today. The women’s team finished seventh in their Heats even as the men’s team faced embarrassment of being disqualified. Women’s team

Bolt gets gold No. 9 with another runaway win

Rio de Janeiro:  Undefeated, uncatchable, unquestionably the best. Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games and likely the Olympics altogether – yesterday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4×100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a never-a-doubt runaway, helping Jamaica

Saina fails to get elected as one of four athletes as IOC member

Rio de Janeiro: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has failed to get elected as one of the four athlete members of the International Olympic Committee as she finished sixth in the race to become a member of Athletics Commission of the global governing body of sport. Saina got 1233 votes in the election in which

Wrestler Sandeep beaten in 57kg freestyle event

Rio De Janeiro: Indian wrestler Sandeep Tomar was beaten by Victor Lebedev of Russia 3-7 in the men’s Freestyle 57 kilogram 1/8 final round at the Rio Olympics here on Friday. Sandeep never looked in contention to win the match as the Russian grappler overpowered him to advance into the next round at the Carioca

Argentina win first men’s hockey gold

Rio de Janeiro: Argentina won their first Olympic men’s hockey gold with a 4-2 victory over Belgium thanks to a 10-minute goal blitz in the first half. The title also allowed the South Americans to match their best gold haul at a Games of three which was last achieved in 1948. “It’s like touching the

Sindhu might have lost , but Won many Hearts

Rio de Janeiro: P V Sindhu’s gallant attempt to win a coveted gold medal for India ended in heart-break when she went down fighting against Spain’s Carolina Marin and settled for silver in the women’s singles badminton competition of the Rio Olympics here on Friday. The 21-year-old Indian crumbled under the relentless pressure created by

American swimmers’ behaviour in Rio ‘unacceptable’: US Olympic Committee

Rio de Janeiro: The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologised for the actions of American swimmers who had claimed a false robbery in Rio during the ongoing Games. US swimmer Ryan Lochte has previously claimed that he and three other Olympic swimmers- Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen- were robbed at gunpoint on

US women into relay final after solo run

Rio de Janeiro:  The United States’ 4x100m women’s relay team won their solo race against the clock to book their place in the Olympic final Thursday. The American quartet of Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun clocked 41.77 to eliminate China from Friday’s final. “Before we came out our coach said it

Isinbayeva pledges to defend athletes’ rights as IOC commission member

Rio de Janeiro: Russia’s Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has pledged to defend athletes’ rights in her capacity as member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. “I would like to thank Alexander Zhukov (Russian Olympic Committee President) and his staff who helped me with my campaign. Naturally, I will work for the

Kohli will make a good captain in all formats: Dhoni

New Delhi: India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his heir apparent Virat Kohli will make a good captain in all three formats. Dhoni, showering praise on India’s Test captain, said Kohli is always pushing the envelope and that is what makes him special. “Virat has been fantastic over the years; if you see

India can't take Aussies lightly: Tendulkar
For good results, one should support Indian athletes: Tendulkar

New Delhi:  Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said in order to produce good results, it is important to support the Indian athletes. He said in the ongoing Rio Olympics, people should continue supporting the athletes who haven’t performed as per expectations, so that they can perform well in the future. “Some results were not

Grappling With Glory: India and its Wrestling tradition

Title: Enter the Dangal; Author: Rudraneil Sengupta; Publisher: Harper Sport (HarperCollins)                               Pages: 274; Price: Rs 350 Sakshi Malik picked up the first medal for India at Rio in women’s wrestling — a discipline which only made its Olympic debut in

South African all-rounder bags Silver in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen has won silver in the women’s javelin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Viljoen’s best throw on the night was 64.92 metres. Croatia’s Sara Kolak won gold with a throw of 66.18 metres, while Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic secured bronze with 64.8m. Former South Africa Women allrounder – Sunette Viljoen, who

Croatia’s Borna Coric trounces Nadal in Cincinnati

Ohio City (US):  Croatian teenager Borna Coric brushed aside world No.5 Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati here. Playing his second match since participating in the Rio Olympics, where he won gold in doubles and came in fourth in singles, the 30-year-old Nadal was out

India’s Contigent today at Rio

On Day 14 of the Rio Olympics, P.V. Sindhu will fight it out for the gold medal in Badminton against Carolina Marin. The schedule is as follow: Golf : Women’s individual  Round 3 Aditi Ashok at 4:00 PM Athletics :  Men’s 50km walk – Final  Sandeep Kumar at 4:30 PM Wrestling :  Men’s freestyle 57 kg , Round of 16 Sandeep Tomar vs

Muhammad wins 400m women’s hurdles gold for US

Rio de Janeiro: Dalilah Muhammad, the 2013 World Championships silver medalist, won the 100th medal for the US Olympic team at the Rio Olympics after finishing first in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final in 53.13 seconds. Denmark’s Sara Petterson took silver with a new national record of 53.55 seconds ahead of American Ashley Spencer (53.72)

Brazilian Ramos, China’s Chen barred from Games for doping

Rio De Janeiro:  Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi were disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said. Ramos tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO Cera while Chen took the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide. Diuretics are outlawed as they can be used