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Murray sets up semi-final with Raonic in Cincy tennis CINCINNATI: Andy Murray overcame post-Olympic fatigue by winning his 21st straight match to reach the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Bernard Tomic on Friday.Top seed Murray, running out of puff after claiming his second Olympic gold medal in Rio, grabbed his left hip in the opening game against Tomic, but soon settled in.The world number two won his fifth match over the Australian and stands 32-1 since losing to Novak Djokovic in May in Madrid. "I knew that coming straight from the Olympics I was going to be tired. But I've still managed to win," Murray said."Conditions help a bit. There are not a lot of long rallies. I have a few days off when this week is done and then I'll prepare for the US Open."Murray next faces fourth seed Canadian Milos Raonic, who beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4. The Scot leads ...

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Bugging device found in All Blacks hotel before Wallabies Test SYDNEY: Australian police Saturday said they were examining a listening device found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel ahead of their clash against the Wallabies, as Australian rugby reportedly rejected as "ludicrous" the idea they had bugged the New Zealanders.The device was planted inside a chair and found during a routine security sweep of an All Blacks' meeting room in the lead-up to the opening Rugby Championship clash on Saturday night, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) ...

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Olympics: Iran hails first woman medallist TEHRAN: Iran on Friday cheered Kimia Alizadeh who became the first Iranian woman ever to win an Olympic medal with President Hassan Rouhani leading the praise over her taekwondo bronze."My daughter Kimia, you have triggered the happiness of all the Iranians, and particularly of the women. I wish you eternal joy," the president tweeted.The message is accompanied by a picture showing Alizadeh, 18, draped in the Iranian flag celebrating her Thursday victory in Rio, where ...

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Athletics-Toth overhauls Tallent to win 50km walk gold RIO DE JANEIRO: Matej Toth of Slovakia overhauled reigning champion Jared Tallent on the last circuit of the Pontal road track to add the 50 km walk Olympic title to the world crown he won last year at the Rio Games on Friday. The 33-year-old journalist blew kisses to the crowd as he walked final kilometre of the gruelling test of endurance before completing the course in three hours 40.58 minutes to win his first ...

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Olympics: America's 'Mr Taekwondo' passes first Rio test RIO DE JANEIRO: American taekwondo veteran Steven Lopez overcame pre-fight nerves to keep his dream of becoming the ancient Korean combat sport's oldest Olympic champion alive in Rio on Friday.The 13th seed, champion in Athens and Sydney, shrugged off his 37-years to see off Russian fourth seed Albert Gaun in the first round and avoid the fate that befell him four years ago.In London 2012 he crashed out in his first fight, only disclosing later ...

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Usain Bolt wins third Olympic 200m title, one win away from ‘triple triple’ Master splinter Usain Bolt made history yet again after winning a third consecutive Olympic 200m gold on Thursday to keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented “triple triple” in Rio.The victory in his favored event was Bolt’s 13th individual world or Olympic sprint title from a possible 14 since he took athletics by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.The 29-year Jamaican timed 19.78 seconds for gold. Canadian Andre de Grasse took silver with 20.02sec and ...

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Indian wrestler out of Olympics after doping charges Anabolic steroid is synthetic steroid hormone which resembles testosterone in promoting the growth of muscle. Such hormones are used medicinally to treat some forms of weight loss by some athletes and sportsmen to enhance physical performance. Reports reveal that an Indian Olympian, Narsingh Yadav was about to play today around 6pm has kicked out of Rio Olympics as he has been ban by Court of Arbitraion for Sport (CAS)According to First Post, Narsingh Yadav journey ...