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         No issues as far as I'm concerned: Rio marathoner Kavita    
NEW DELHI: Marathon runner Kavita Raut today sought to steer clear of the O P Jaisha controversy, asserting that there was enough water for her during the gruelling marathon event in the Rio Olympics.

         Sakshi reaches Haryana, presented Rs 2.5 crore cheque    
CHANDIGARH: A rousing state reception was accorded by the Haryana government to the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik after she arrived Wednesday morning from Rio de Janeiro.

         Expected a good return from this series: Ashwin    
PORT OF SPAIN: Ravichandran Aswin rounded off the four-Test series with two centuries and 17 wickets and the India spinner said he had expected a handsome return from the tour of West Indies, which India wrapped up with a 2-0 win after the fourth match was abandoned.

         Sindhu gets warm welcome, Andhra govt felicitates her    
VIJAYAWADA: A day after being felicitated by Telangana government, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu was today accorded a rousing welcome by the Andhra Pradesh government for her stupendous performance at the just-concluded Rio Games. A huge crowd lined up the streets of Vijayawada to greet Sindhu as she alongwith her coach Pullela Gopichand embarked on another open-top-motorcade from Gannavaram Airport to Indira Gandhi Stadium.

         Jaisha refused to avail personalized drinks during marathon: AFI    
NEW DELHI: Refuting marathon runner OP Jaisha's claim of official apathy, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) issued a statement saying that it was the athlete and her coach who refused to avail the option of having energy drinks during the race at the Rio Olympics.

         No water and refreshments, I could have died at Rio: OP Jaisha    
NEW DELHI: "I could have died there", said a distraught O P Jaisha as she recalled the women's marathon event at Rio Olympics during which she claimed she was not provided any water and energy drinks by the officials despite designated stations were given for India.

         Sania Mirza moves alone at top of doubles rankings    
CINCINNATI: India's Sania Mirza took sole possession of the WTA doubles number one ranking after teaming up with Barbora Strycova to beat former partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-4 in Cincinnati final.

         Rio-returned athlete Sudha Singh hospitalised over Zika scare    
BENGALURU: Indian athlete Sudha Singh, who returned from Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for a suspected Zika virus. "Sudha Singh arrived here in Bengaluru on August 20 with fever and body ache. She was admitted to one of the chains of Fortis Hospital the same day. The athlete is undergoing treatment and medication for suspected zika virus," Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Director M Shyam Sunder told PTI.

         Sindhu arrives in Hyderabad to rousing reception    
HYDERABAD: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu arrived here this morning to a grand welcome at Hyderabad International Airport.

         Rainy Rio wraps up challenging Games on upbeat tropical note    
RIO DE JANEIRO: A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games.

         Keralite bags bronze in world junior chess championship    
BHUVANESWAR: S L Narayanan from Kerala has bagged a bronze medal in the world junior chess championship held in Odisha. A native of Thiruvananthapuram, he is the first Keralite to bag this medal and the seventh to obtain it. Anand, Abhijith, Harikrishnan and three other girls have won this medal earlier.

         Neymar penalty wins Brazil maiden football gold    
RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar struck the winning penalty as Brazil claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal with victory over Germany on penalties at Rio's Maracana on Saturday.

         It's over - Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell    
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 in Rio on Friday, the Rio crowd celebrated in the knowledge that they were witnessing the departure of a legend.

         Really happy to win a silver, gave my heart out: Sindhu    
RIO DE JANEIRO: P V Sindhu today 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 here today. "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 here. "I'm really proud about it. I'm really happy. I could not win the gold. But I really worked hard. It was an

         Will return Sindhu's phone, ice-cream, Gopi    
RIO DE JANEIRO: 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.

         Saina undergoes knee surgery at Mumbai hospital    
MUMBAI: Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal today underwent a knee surgery at a city hospital here after suffering the injury early this month, which got aggravated during the Rio Olympics.

         Sindhu settles for silver at Rio Olympics    
RIO DE JANEIRO: P V Sindhu's gallant attempt to win a coveted gold medal for India ended in heart-break in when she went down fighting against Spain's Carolina Marin and settled for a silver in the women's singles badminton competition of the Rio Olympics here today.

         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 what really counts is how you can improve your game. Right from the very first game that he played for India, he is somebody who always wanted to improve and he alway

         Saina fails to get elected as one of four athlete 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.

         Rank me among sport's greats, says Bolt    
RIO DE JANEIRO: History-maker Usain Bolt said he deserves to be among sport's all-time greats after romping to a third straight Olympic 200m gold.

         Narsingh banned for four years, Olympic dream shattered    
RIO DE JANEIRO: In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav was ousted from the Olympics and slapped with a four-year ban for flunking a dope test after Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency.

         Super Sindhu seals a medal; Enters final beating Okuhara    
RIO DE JANEIRO: P V Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of the women's singles competion at the Rio Olympics as she stunned Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to assure India of atleast a silver medal here today.

         Babita Kumari loses to Greek rival Maria in opening bout    
RIO: Indian grappler Babita Kumari started her campaign in the women's 53 kg class by losing 1-5 to Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in the Olympic Games here today. Babita, who has won two medals in past Commonwealth Games and also bagged a bronze in the world championship four years ago, could not succeed against the tight defense put up by her Greek rival and lost points in both the periods.

         Young golfer Aditi tied 7th after Rd 1 at Rio Olympics    
RIO DE JANEIRO: India's teen golfer Aditi Ashok fired a flawless three-under 68 to lie tied seventh after the opening round of the women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics, here today. The 18-year-old from Bangalore, who won the qualifying finals to earn a full card on the Ladies European Tour (LET), picked up three birdies at the 2nd, 10th and 14th holes and parred the rests to stay three strokes adrift of the leader.

         Jamaican sprint power on show as Thompson completes double    
RIO DE JANEIRO: Elaine Thompson maintained Jamaica's incredible stranglehold on Olympic sprinting on Wednesday when she added the 200 metres gold to the 100m title she collected earlier at the Rio Games, while Usain Bolt remains on course for a track 'triple-triple'. After winning nine of the 12 sprint events in 2008 and 2012 combined, Jamaica have now won the first three in Rio and, with Bolt impressively advancing to the 200m final and their relay teams oozing talent, they could take all

         Bronze medal is a result of my 12 years of hard work: Sakshi    
RIO DE JANEIRO: After ending India's agonizing 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.

         Sakshi ends India's agonising wait, wins bronze    
Gritty woman wrestler Sakshi Malik ended India's painful wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games by clinching the bronze in the 58kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova in the Play-off bout, here.

         Sindhu lone medal hope after Srikanth crashes out    
P V Sindhu remains India's lone medal hope in the badminton event after Kidambi Srikanth suffered a fighting loss against two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the men's singles quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics here today.

         All eyes on shuttler Srikanth after Sindhu's inspiring win    
RIO DE JANEIRO: Kidambi Srikanth, the centre of attention in the Rio Olympics today, can take heart from Hyderabad city mate P V Sindhu for his men's singles quarterfinal clash against Chinese badminton icon Lin Dan here. Sindhu's stunning straight-game victory over formidable Chinese shuttler Wang Yihan on day 11 yesterday to reach the semis is the ideal morale boost for Srikanth as he confronts two-time Olympic champion Dan.

         One of the best moments of my career, says PV Sindhu    
RIO DE JANEIRO: 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.

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