Del Potro: ‘One of my best matches’

Olympics hasn’t been kind to the top-ranked players in men’s tennis. Andre Agassi, in the 1996 Atlanta Games, was the last world’s leading man to win the the gold medal. But Novak Djokovic wasn’t expected to lose on the first round against an injury-ravaged Juan Martin del Potro.

The Iranian athlete who made history at Rio

When archer Zahra Nemati carried the Iranian flag into the Maracana Stadium on Friday, she broke new ground for the Islamic country.Never before had a woman led Iran’s team in an athletes’ parade in the Opening Ceremony.

USA’s Virginia Thrasher wins first gold of Rio 2016

United States claimed the first gold medal of Rio 2016 as Virginia Thrasher triumphed in the women’s 10-metre air rifle event on Saturday. The 19-year-old had flown under the radar ahead of the Games but showed impressive accuracy to claim the title by one point with an Olympic Record.

From horrors of war to Rio

If bravery was an Olympic sport, the 10 athletes who make up the first-ever refugee team in Rio would be odds-on for a clean sweep of the gold medals.

I won’t be captain anymore: Sammy

Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to the World Twenty 20 title in 2012 and 2016, claimed on Friday that he had been sacked as captain in a 30-second phone call from the head of selectors.

Rio getting ready for the Samba dance

  Brazil is going through the birth pangs of the Olympics. It is the second major event for the South American nation, which is grappling with issues at every conceivable front, after the successful hosting of the World Cup football two years ago.