Aug 20

Dipa Karmakar to be felicitated in Tripura on Aug 22

Agartala:  Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missedthe medal in the Rio Olympics by a whisker, would be felicitated by the Tripura government on August 22. “Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Youth and Sports Affairs minister Sahid Choudhuri would felicitate Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi on August 22 at Swami Vivekananda Maidan here,” Director of

Russia stripped of 2008 4x400m relay silver over doping

Rio de Janeiro: Russia’s 4x400m relay runners have been stripped of the silver medals they won in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after team member Anastasia Kapachinskaya failed a doping test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. Re-analysis of samples from 2008 using new techniques discovered the banned substances stanozolol and turinabol, the IOC said

Saina Nehwal may miss competitive action for four months

Hyderabad: 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 badminton star, her father Harvir Singh said today. He said doctors who performed the procedure, have advised her rest for three to four months. “We have requested

It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

Rio de Janeiro:  The Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero. When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates with the public around the world. But after his 4x100m triumph

Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 1 cr by Delhi govt

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister ManishSisodia today announced an award of Rs 1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik. Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced the award. He also announced a promotion for Sakshi’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

Struggling Aussies look for ODI redemption

Colombo:  Australia will look to restore some battered pride when they begin their one-day series against Sri Lanka tomorrow, hoping that some fresh blood can help reverse a string of defeats on a miserable tour. Days after losing their title as the world’s top Test team, the reigning champions in 50-over cricket will be determined

Zlatan scores 2, Pogba stars as United beats Southampton 2-0

Manchester:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and Paul Pogba excelled in his first game back at Manchester United as the team’s high-profile offseason signings starred in a 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League here. The good times appear to be back at Old Trafford, with Ibrahimovic’s towering header in the 36th minute and penalty

Lochte apologises over Rio ‘robbery’ scandal

Rio de Janeiro: Star American swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio with three teammates, apologised for his role in an incident that cast an embarrassing shadow over South America’s first Olympics. The four US gold medal-winning swimmers hoped to draw a line under the scandal that erupted when Lochte

Dipa gets rousing welcome on homecoming

New Delhi: Fresh from her historic feat at the Rio Olympics, gymnast Dipa Karmakar touched down in the country to a rousing welcome here today and candidly said she was oblivious to all the frenzy she had generated in the past few days, while promising a medal in the next Summer Games. Dipa’s fourth-place finish

“Chahe mujhe phaasi ho jaye, mein iski chhanbin karwaoonga” :Narsingh Yadav

Rio de Janeiro:  Disgraced after being oustedfrom the Olympics Village for flunking a dope test, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav “became unconscious” when he was slapped with a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said Narsingh lost his consciousness after being debarred for

Aditi Ashok flops in round three, medal hopes all but over

Rio de Janeiro: After two promising rounds,Indian teenage woman golfer Aditi Ashok performed poorly in the third and penultimate round by carding eight over 79 to lie tied 31st with a three round aggregate of two-over 215 in the Rio Olympics here. The Bengaluru golfer, who was tied eighth and looking good for a medal

US clinches women’s 4x100m gold in Rio

Rio de Janeiro:  The United States clinched its 11th Olympic women’s 4×100 metres relay title, setting the second-fastest time in history at the Rio Games. The US team of Allyson Felix, Tianna Bartoletta, Tori Bowie and English Gardner on Friday clocked 41.04 seconds, beating a fast-finishing Jamaica by 0.35 seconds. Britain was third in 41.77,

Cheruiyot wins Olympic women’s 5,000m gold for Kenya

Rio de Janeiro:  Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot set a new Olympic record, clinching gold in the women’s 5,000 metres race at the Rio Olympics. The 32-year-old on Friday clocked 14 minutes 26.17 seconds to beat the previous mark held by Gabriela Szabo of Romania by more than 14 seconds, Xinhua news agency reported. Kenya’s Hellen Onsando

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