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'What happened with Narsingh Yadav is anti-national': Golfer Anirban Lahiri blames IOA for poor Olympics

As far as changing a broken system goes, golfer Anirban Lahiri wasn't very hopeful, but said it had to start by inculcating a sporting culture in the larger population

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Rio Olympics 2016: Ryan Lochte's acts depict the worst form of white male privilege

Ryan Lochte had to cop not to only being the boorish American, but has also become the poster boy for white privilege at these Olympics. Thankfully in this case, that didn't take him very far.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt is the greatest athlete of his era, I regret not being a fan

Bolt made sprinting look too easy; he eased up at the finish line and still set world records; he was uncatchable and untouchable. I thought it was boring.

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Kidambi Srikanth needs to use Rio Olympics 2016 defeat as springboard to domination

Kidambi Srikanth has the talent, the toughness and the skills to dominate the sport of badminton. It’s up to him to make sure history does not repeat itself four years from now in Tokyo.

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Rio 2016: IOC should suspend boxing from Olympics if AIBA cannot ensure a fixing-free sport

Michael Conlan's protest after being adjudged to have lost brings to mind Sarita Devi's tearful refusal to accept her bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games after she was "robbed" in the semi-final.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Hockey, tennis, gymnastics exit rounds up dismal week for India at the Games

India have sent the largest-ever Olympic contingent to Rio but size isn’t everything, it’s how you perform that matters and they haven’t been good enough.

First Cricket News

India vs West Indies: How Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble's bold selection changes paid off

Maybe the Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and new coach Anil Kumble know what they are doing as the selection changes paid off big time against West Indies.

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Sreejesh Ravindran over Sardar Singh: Hockey India's bold decision to secure team's future

On Tuesday, Hockey India announced that Sreejesh would replace Sardar as captain of the Indian Hockey team less than a month before the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Novak Djokovic looks good for fourth Wimbledon title, but can anybody else rise to the challenge?

These days, Djokovic is playing tennis so superior that he seemingly makes history in every tournament. Here's a look at the contenders who would love to stop Djokovic's relentless march

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NBA finals: How ‘King’ LeBron James led the remarkable Cleveland Cavaliers’ coronation

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the scrappy second-thought Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the basketball world by coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the seven-game series to upset the mighty Warriors.

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IPL 2016: Revived Yusuf Pathan mixes muscle with timing to power KKR win

Timing is Yusuf's biggest virtue, something that can go unnoticed because he is a big, tall man. And when he is timing the ball so sweetly, shoulders droop

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IPL 2016: New season, new-look side but signs of same old dominance for KKR

Kolkata will face tougher opposition than Delhi this season but this was a complete victory that suggests they have a deeper bowling attack than last year

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ICC World T20: The three avatars of Virat Kohli — the mathematician, the boxer and the Zen Master

None of what Kohli does would be possible if he wasn’t self-aware and able to keep himself in the moment, to keep his head while all around him are losing theirs.

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World T20: Indo-Pak venue shift, DDCA mess prove Lodha Panel is right to bar politicians from BCCI

Politics of opportunism is a speciality in this country but Thakur and the BCCI should have asked for and received security clearances for Dharamsala months ago instead of allowing themselves to be ambushed at the last minute

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Thank you, Martin Crowe: A tortured genius and one of cricket's finest thinkers, he soared like an eagle above the rest

Martin Crowe was particularly insightful when it came to the inner life of a batsman. In a column titled Minding the Gap, he wrote: “The gap between balls, that 30-second time span between when the last ball became dead and the next ball becomes live, is arguably the most important period in a batsman's innings

First Cricket News

Ranji Trophy final: For Mumbai, winning the final against Saurashtra will be a story of redemption

The Ranji Trophy final begins the same day as the Asia Cup main draw and Mumbai will be seeking their 41st title in their 45th final

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Mayank Dagar: This 18-year-old left-arm spinner with a classic approach is set for bigger achievements

At a time when the lack of quality spinners in the country is a cause for concern, Dagar, with his emphasis on traditional cricketing virtues, is a refreshing hope.

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Under-19 World Cup: Sarfaraz Khan showed he's the best of India’s next generation

Difference between Sarfaraz and the rest of Indian batsmen in this tournament is his judgement of length and his ability to choose the right shot.

First Cricket News

Forget Sunil Dev's allegations against Dhoni: What did BCCI do with Mudgal Committee's sealed envelope?

In the video shot as part of a sting operation by Hindi publication Sun Star, Dev provides no evidence to back up his assertion aside from Dhoni choosing to bat first instead of bowl first, which Dev said the team had agreed to do before the toss.