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2nd T20I: Sri Lanka beat depleted India by 4 wickets to keep series alive
A depleted Indian team, playing with only five batsmen, could not defend a modest target of 133 despite a valiant effort from its players as Sri Lanka kept the three-match series alive with a four-wicket victory in the second T20 International on Wednesday.
Feeling of meeting family after 2 years is beyond words: Chanu
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Wednesday said that the feeling of meeting family after a span of two years is beyond words. Chanu returned to her hometown of Imphal on Tuesday and she is now spending some time with her family. The weightlifter had won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics: Biles' bailing out ignites toxic debate in US
The withdrawal of star US gymnast Simone Biles from team and all-round individual events at the Tokyo Olympics ignited a social and political firestorm on Wednesday after rightwing commentators and trolls accused her of letting down her team and her country.
Pressure can make recovery in crucial matches difficult: Gagan Narang
Mental pressure has many ways to trouble shooters, especially at a stage as big as the Olympics, feels London bronze medallist Gagan Narang. Indian rifle shooters, who didn’t look in their elements, failed to make the finals of their respective events. Narang, who mentors Elavenil Valarivan, said the shooter is yet to find out the reason for her low scores.
Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu, Deepika, Pooja advance into next round
It was the sort of day when almost everything unfolded as it was expected to for India in the Olympics. So, PV Sindhu and Deepika Kumari marched into the last-16 of their respective events, boxer Pooja Rani won her easy opening bout without a fuss to enter the last-eight stage and the women's hockey team stared at early elimination after failing to upstage defending champions Great Britain.
'Pressure is privilege' for history-chasing Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is closing in on something that no man has achieved before, but for the Serbian "pressure is a privilege". Steffi Graf is the only tennis player to have won all four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold in the same year before.
Tokyo Olympics: Hashimoto claims all-around gymnastics title for Japan
Daiki Hashimoto maintained Japan's grip on the Olympic men's gymnastics all-around crown on Wednesday, clinching victory with a spectacular high bar routine. With King" Kohei Uchimura, Olympic all-around champion in 2012 and 2016, choosing not to defend his title in Tokyo it was left to his heir apparent Hashimoto to step up and the 19-year-old delivered posting a winning point.
Olympics: ITF accepts players' requests to delay start due to heat
Tennis matches at the Tokyo Olympics will start from 3 pm local time from Thursday, governing body International Tennis Federation said after requests from players who had struggled in hot and humid conditions.
Pandemic takes toll on athlete mental health at Tokyo Games
Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes' mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic while carrying their country's hopes on the global sports stage.
Factbox: Who are the 10 Russian athletes competing in Tokyo?
World Athletics, the sport's governing body, limited the number of Russians eligible to compete internationally this year to 10 in response to doping offences by senior staff at Russia's suspended athletics federation. Russians competing in all sports at the Tokyo Olympics find themselves without their flag and national anthem as part of separate doping sanctions.
Sarnobat, Bhaker look to redeem India's faltering shooting campaign in Olympics
Its morale hit after a series of poor results and revelation of factionalism among coaches, India's shooting contingent would be looking towards the seasoned Rahi Sarnobat for a reboot while hoping that Manu Bhaker rediscovers her form in the women's 25m pistol event of the Olympics here on Thursday.
Sai Praneeth crashes out after losing against Mark Caljouw
India shuttler Sai Praneeth lost his second Group D match against Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands in the Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 3 on Wednesday. Caljouw defeated Praneeth 21-14, 21-14 in straight games.