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Leander has Olympic Games in blood

Leander has Olympic Games in blood

Rio de Janeiro, 7/29
For India`s Leander Paes, the Olympics run in the family and his record seventh appearance at the Games represents another landmark in a career which has straddled three bruising decades.
The 43-year-old jokes that he was even conceived during the Olympics — in 1972 in Munich where his father Vece played in India`s [...]

16 Russian wrestlers cleared for Rio

16 Russian wrestlers cleared for Rio

16 Russian wrestlers cleared for Rio
Corsier-Sur-Vevey (Switzerland), 7/29
Sixteen of 17 Russian wrestlers were cleared to compete in the Rio Olympics by international governing body United World Wrestling (UWW). Freestyle wrestler Viktor Lebedev, a former two-time world champion in the 55kg class, was the only athlete excluded following a positive doping test a decade ago. Lebedev, [...]

Indian athletes start arriving in batches

Indian athletes start arriving in batches

Rio de Janeiro, 7/29
With little over a week left for the beginning of Rio Olympics, the Indian athletes have started arriving in batches here for the sporting extravaganza. Most of the disciplines have begun sending their teams in batches and others are expected over the next few days.
At the dining hall during breakfast today, Chef [...]

Windies pick uncapped fast bowler

Windies pick uncapped fast bowler

Jamaica, 7/29
West Indies have picked uncapped fast bowler Alzarri Joseph for the second Test match against visiting India. The 19-year-old is the only change in the West Indies squad, which now contains 14 players. The West Indies Cricket Board announced the squad for Jamaica Test on Thursday.
Alzarri was one of the stars in West Indies [...]

India to start with a bang in Olympics

India to start with a bang in Olympics

New Delhi, 7/28
With little luck, India can start the 2016 Rio Olympics with a bang. On the first day of competition, on 6 August, as many as four Indian athletes will compete for medals in their respective events. Jitu Rai, one of India’s biggest hopes, will compete in Men’s 10m air pistol. It’s not his [...]

Inderjeet passes second dope test

Inderjeet passes second dope test

New Delhi, 7/28
The dope sample of shot putter Inderjeet Singh taken on June 29 during National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Hyderabad has returned clean but the case relating to his earlier A sample which came out positive still stands, according to sources.
Rio Olympics-bound Inderjeet’s A sample taken out of competition on June 22 had returned [...]

Murray ready for more Olympic glory

Murray ready for more Olympic glory

London, 7/28
Andy Murray has revealed the secret behind the personalised notes that fuelled his Wimbledon triumph and will inspire his bid for more Olympic glory. Murray was often seen reading a sheet of paper in breaks between games as he marched to a historic second Wimbledon title in July. The Scot offered a rare insight [...]

Teen who ‘spiked’ wrestler’s food identified

Teen who ‘spiked’ wrestler’s food identified

New Delhi, 7/27
A teen, who could have possibly ’spiked’ wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s food supplements during his time at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Sonepat centre, has been identified, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told a news channel. The 74-kg wrestler Narsingh tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid – [...]

Muralitharan’s stint as bowling consultant ends

Muralitharan’s stint as bowling consultant ends

Sydney, 7/27
The build-up of the Sri Lanka – Australia series has been dominated by controversy, with Sri Lanka’s cricket bosses angry at spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan for helping the Australian cricketers ahead of the three-Test series.
Muralitharan, who is the all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests with 800 wickets in 133 games, was accused by Sri [...]

India-Windies to play three T20Is in Florida

India-Windies to play three T20Is in Florida

New Delhi, 7/27
India and West Indies are all set to play a short T20 series in America next month. According to a report in The Indian Express, BCCI was keen on playing a few T20s against the Windies at the Central Broward Regional Park at Lauderhill in Florida, which is presently hosting six Caribbean Premier [...]

Kohli double ton, Ashwin century put India in charge

Kohli double ton, Ashwin century put India in charge

North Sound, 7/23
Virat Kohli`s first double-century in any form of first-class cricket and Ravichandran Ashwin`s third Test century against the West Indies anchored India`s formidable first innings total of 566 for eight declared on the second day of the first Test on Friday. Left to negotiate a testing hour before the close of play, the [...]

Cook, Root tons help hosts post 314/4

Cook, Root tons help hosts post 314/4

London, 7/23
Joe Root`s unbeaten 141 was the centrepiece of England`s commanding 314 for four on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday. England captain Alastair Cook, who won the toss on a good pitch and in sunny conditions ideal for batting, made 105 and shared a second-wicket stand [...]

Russia bids to avoid Olympics ban

Russia bids to avoid Olympics ban

Moscow, 7/23
Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics. The IOC`s executive board are to hold a conference call on Sunday to discuss barring Russia from the [...]

Kohli declares war of ‘attacking cricket’

Kohli declares war of ‘attacking cricket’

Antigua, 7/21
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has declared that his side will look to play “attacking cricket” preferably with “five specialist bowlers” in order to set the tone for the four-match Test series against the West Indies
“I am always in the favour of playing five bowlers because if we play more batsmen, you can score 700 [...]

Bolt targets third sprint sweep

Bolt targets third sprint sweep

Bolt targets third sprint sweep
Sydney, 7/21
Usain Bolt is keenly aware of the narrative of his extraordinary career and, for the fastest man who ever lived, the only fitting way to close its Olympic chapter is with a third sprint sweep at next month`s Rio Games. Bolt is already assured of a place not only in [...]

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