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Book excerpt from 'The Gopichand Factor': On Saina Nehwal winning bronze at 2012 London Olympics
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Book excerpt from 'The Gopichand Factor': On Saina Nehwal winning bronze at 2012 London Olympics

'The Gopichand Factor' by Abhijeet Kulkarni has a chapter on Saina Nehwal where he chronicles her relationship with India coach and former player Pullela Gopichand.

Tokyo Olympics on his radar, US swimmer Ryan Lochte aims to put troubled past behind him
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Tokyo Olympics on his radar, US swimmer Ryan Lochte aims to put troubled past behind him

Lochte was suspended from swimming for 10 months after the scandal at the 2016 Olympics, when he was found to have fabricated a story about a robbery during a drunken late-night episode in Rio de Janeiro.

Larry Nassar, ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting over 100 girls, jailed for 60 years for child porn
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Larry Nassar, ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting over 100 girls, jailed for 60 years for child porn

Nassar, who worked at Michigan State University in addition to USA Gymnastics, was found to be in possession of more than 37,000 graphic videos and images of child pornography on his computer hard drives.

US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal faces stern test of abilities against 'lethal' Juan Martin del Potro
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US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal faces stern test of abilities against 'lethal' Juan Martin del Potro

Nadal won scrappy matches to open his US Open campaign. While he will go into the match against Del Potro with confidence, he hasn't really been tested so far.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt's unrivalled domination makes him GOAT of GOATs
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt's unrivalled domination makes him GOAT of GOATs

For sprint legend Usain Bolt, his only real competition was the clock. His biggest rival was time itself

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: USA sprinter Allyson Felix not focussing on medal tally
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: USA sprinter Allyson Felix not focussing on medal tally

Felix will look to defend her world 400m title in London, as well as lining up as part of both the US 4x100 and 4x400m relay teams in another display of her incredible versatility on the track.

FINA World Championships: US swimmer Lilly King breaks world record to win gold in 50m breaststroke
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FINA World Championships: US swimmer Lilly King breaks world record to win gold in 50m breaststroke

King clocked 29.40 seconds, breaking Ruta Meilutyte's four-year-old record of 29.48, with Russia's Yuliya Efimova taking silver

Pullela Gopichand claims India on brink of badminton revolution, credits success to focus on fitness
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Pullela Gopichand claims India on brink of badminton revolution, credits success to focus on fitness

Gopichand has nurtured the talent of players like Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and B. Sai Praneeth who have performed well in the past couple of years.

Asian Athletics Championships: How Bhubaneswar got ready to host event in just 90 days after Ranchi pulled out
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Asian Athletics Championships: How Bhubaneswar got ready to host event in just 90 days after Ranchi pulled out

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at the inauguration of new synthetic track said, "We wanted to take up this challenge to show the world how far we have come." He honoured former athletes from Odisha.

Russia rubbishes reports claiming 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for doping
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Russia rubbishes reports claiming 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for doping

Russia was earlier accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of running a state-sponsored operation across sports to aid and protect drug cheats.

Dipa Karmakar is set to miss World Gymnastics Championships due to knee injury
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Dipa Karmakar is set to miss World Gymnastics Championships due to knee injury

23-year old Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar will not be taking part in World Gymnastics Championship as she is on her way to recover completely from knee injury.

Stephanie Rice's India dream: Swimming legend wants to mentor country's athletes to glory at Olympics
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Stephanie Rice's India dream: Swimming legend wants to mentor country's athletes to glory at Olympics

Beijing Olympics gold medallist Stephanie Rice talks to Firstpost about her special bond with India, wanting to help Indian athletes achieve glory, facing an identity crisis and never rethinking her move to retire early.

Yelena Isinbaeva to run for Russian Athletics Federation presidency
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Yelena Isinbaeva to run for Russian Athletics Federation presidency

Yelena Isinbaeva is among four candidates to register for an election to choose a new president of the All-Russian Athletics Federation.

Madhya Pradhesh CM Shivraj Chouhan says sport needs 'surgical strikes'
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Madhya Pradhesh CM Shivraj Chouhan says sport needs 'surgical strikes'

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitated PV Sindhu and said that "surgical strikes" are needed to cleanse sports associations of unworthy people.

MS Dhoni says Olympic medals can come if the youth are encouraged to take up outdoor sports
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MS Dhoni says Olympic medals can come if the youth are encouraged to take up outdoor sports

India captain MS Dhoni said that Olympic medals will remain elusive for the the country until the couch loving youth turn to outdoor sport.

WADA reports serious failings in doping control management during Rio Olympics 2016
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WADA reports serious failings in doping control management during Rio Olympics 2016

WADA has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Yogeshwar Dutt unlikely to partcipate in Pro Wrestling League 2 due to his upcoming wedding
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Yogeshwar Dutt unlikely to partcipate in Pro Wrestling League 2 due to his upcoming wedding

Yogeshwar Dutt is likely to opt out of the upcoming event due to his wedding, taking the sheen away from the tournament.

Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Pakistan coach Khawaja Junaid hopes for grand spectacle against India
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Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Pakistan coach Khawaja Junaid hopes for grand spectacle against India

Pakistan hockey team coach Khawaja Junaid says Sunday's encounter against India will be the showpiece match of the Asian Champions Trophy.

Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik to return to the fray at National Wrestling Championship
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Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik to return to the fray at National Wrestling Championship

Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik will be seen in action when the National Wrestling Championship for men and women gets underway in Gonda.

Denmark Open: PV Sindhu enters second round with resounding victory over He Bingjiao
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Denmark Open: PV Sindhu enters second round with resounding victory over He Bingjiao

Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made a resounding start to her campaign at Denmark Open, defeating China's He Bingjiao in straight games.