Rain denies India chance to level series

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

In an anti-climactic finish to the second Twenty20 cricket International, wet outfield denied India chance to level the series after dominating proceedings in the West Indies innings as the match was called off due to wet outfield, here today.

Bloody and bruised, Olympic boxing was left teetering on the brink of crisis at the Olympics with several fighters complaining they were the victims of bad judging decisions and a few alleging more sinister wrongdoing.

Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground and slapped the white number “3” painted at the finish line.

Confident, but cautious

Friday, 19 August 2016 00:00

It is a fight for the gold, and P.V. Sindhu says she is focused and prepared to give her 100 per cent on court.

Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition after notching up a dominating straight-game win over Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying at the Olympic Games here.

The history-chasing exploits of Usain Bolt will take centre-stage as the Olympic track and field competition begins on Friday with the drug-tarnished sport seeking rebirth after a year of shame.

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 here.

USA — quite the sporting superpower

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

In that delightful romantic comedy of 2002, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, there is a scene in which the heroine’s father, a proud Greek man, tells his prospective son-in-law, an American: “When my people were writing philosophy, your people were swinging from trees.”

A few days after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his ‘A’ sample returned positive for a banned substance.

Skipper Virat Kohli says he received “words of gold” from West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards who visited the Indian team hotel ahead of the first cricket Test in Antigua.