Sania, Bopanna seal semis spot with comfortable win

 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (PTI) Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna subdued Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Rio Olympic Games here.

The fourth seeded Indian pair dominated the quarterfinal contest, winning 6-4 6-4 in…

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Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 : Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the Rio Games.

Phelps finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds on Thursday, almost…

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GPS technology, to predict football injuries

New Delhi, August 11 : Footballers’ injuries may be predicted by looking at players’ workloads during training and competition, according to new research.

Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk occurred when players accumulated a very high number of short bursts of speed during training over a three-week period.


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Rio Olympics: Kazakhstan's Balandin wins 200m breaststroke gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 : Kazakhstan swimmer Dmitriy Balandin caused one of the biggest surprises of the Rio Olympics so far by winning the men’s 200m breaststroke gold medal.

Swimming in lane eight after qualifying last for the final, Balandin hit the wall in 2 minutes 07.46 seconds…

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Indian hockey women outclassed by Britain

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 9 : India’s women’s hockey team was outplayed 0-3 by higher-ranked Britain in its second group stage match of the Olympic Games here on Monday.

The difference in class and quality between the two teams was clearly on display as world No.7…

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