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Dipa Karmakar likely to get Khel Ratna award

Dipa Karmakar has been recommended for the Khel Ratna and the 23-year-old gymnast will receive the award from President Pranab Mukherjee on National Sports Day. For a sport to prosper, the first and foremost initiative to be taken is to feed information about the game to the public. Meanwhile, Dipa's coach BS Nandy, is a top contender for the Guru Dhronacharya Award.


Ryan Lochte, swimmers fabricated story about being robbed at gunpoint

Ryan Lochte, swimmers fabricated story about being robbed at gunpoint

CNN has viewed the footage referred to by the owner, but can not confirm its authenticity. The new narrative that now competes with the one put forth by Lochte and his teammates - his roommate Jimmy Feigen , along with Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger - describes a scene at a gas station where the athletes wanted to use the bathroom.



Rio 2016 Olympics: Kenny and Trott ultimate Olympic power couple

Cycling is one of highest-funded Olympic sports in Britain. Britain has won 20 of the 30 golds going back to Beijing 2008. Their gold rush has seen them storm to the top of the podium more times than even host nation Brazil, who have only three gold medals.


Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final

Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final

After making a penalty save that helped Sweden get past the US women's team in the quarterfinals, Lindahl made two stops against Brazil at the Maracana Stadium to secure her team's spot in the Olympic final for the first time. Carli Lloyd scored the game-winner in extra time for the Americans, but it was Solo who fended off a point-blank shot from Marta in the 72nd minute.


Arsenal's Iwobi ruled out for four weeks with hip injury

Arsenal's Iwobi ruled out for four weeks with hip injury

After Arsenal succumbing to a 3-4 defeat to Liverpool at home and Lacazette scoring a hat-trick the same weekend, the striker has revealed that he is ready to listen to offers and will accept an offer which he "cannot refuse". In many ways, yesterday's opening day game against Liverpool couldn't have gone any worse with the Gunners capitulating in the second-half like so many other times in the past five years or so.


U.S. star Eaton heads Canada's Warner in decathlon

U.S. star Eaton heads Canada's Warner in decathlon

This was enough to put him ahead of Warner in the overall ranking. At the Olympics, all the top decathletes score more than 8,000 points, meaning they average more than 800 points per event. Neymar added a goal on a penalty kick in stoppage time, and Gabriel Jesus also scored twice for Brazil, which got off to a slow start in the tournament.