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Women’s hockey: India beat China to enter final


Jakarta, Aug 29: The Indias womens hockey team defeated China 1-0 to enter the final of the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday. Gurjit Kaurs 52nd minute penalty corner conversion proved the clincher. India set up a title clash against Japan.

Defending champs India face Malaysia in Asiad men’s hockey semis


Jakarta, Aug 29: Topping the pool with dominating wins in the league stage, defending champions India are all set for the Malaysian challenge in the hockey semi-final of the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday. The P.R. Sreejesh-led team have made the semis as Pool A toppers after high-scoring victories against Indonesia (17-0), Hong-Kong China...

La Liga Football Schools launched in India


New Delhi, Aug 29: Spains top division football league, La Liga has launched a comprehensive grassroots football development programme in India, La Liga Football Schools, in partnership with India On Track (IOT), it was announced on Wednesday. The La Liga Football Schools are going to be set up pan-India, including major centres like Delhi, Mumbai,...

England recall Moeen, Curran for 4th Test vs India


Southampton, Aug 29: England selectors on Wednesday recalled all-rounders Moeen Ali and Sam Curran for the fourth Test against India, starting at the Rose Bowl cricket ground on Thursday. Curran will replace Chris Woakes, who has a thigh issue while Moeen will play his first Test of the summer in place of off-colour batsman Ollie...

Arpinder bags gold in men’s triple jump


Jakarta, Aug 29: Arpinder Singh on Wednesday ended Indias 48-year wait for a gold medal in the mens triple jump event at the Asian Games as he returned with his best effort of 16.77 metres in the final. Arpinder pipped Uzbekistans Ruslan Kurbanov, who took the silver medal with a personal best jump of 16.62...

Asiad 2018: Barman wins women’s heptathlon title


Jakarta, Aug 29: Indian athlete Swapna Barman created history by winning gold in the womens heptathlon event at the 2018 Asian Games here on Wednesday. This is the first ever gold for India in the event at the Asiad. Swapna posted a score of 6026 points. Wang Qingling of China scored 5954 to take silver while...

Bachchan congratulates powerlifter Gaurav Sharma


New Delhi, Aug 29: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan congratulated powerlifter Gaurav Sharma on winning two gold medals at the European Championship. Bachchan met Gaurav on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati in Mumbai. He also wished him luck for the upcoming event, Mr Olympia 2018, to be held in Las Vegas in September. Gaurav, while sharing...

Hima blames ‘tremendous pressure’ for Asiad 200m flop


New Delhi, Aug 29: Rising sprinter Hima Das has blamed tremendous pressure as the reason behind her false start during the second semi-final of the womens 200 metres race at the 2018 Asian Games. On Tuesday, around an hour before she claimed the silver in mixed 4X400 metres relay along with Muhammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia...

Rajesh to defend WBC title against Ghana boxer


Gurugram, Aug 29: Indias Rajesh Kumar will defend his WBC World Youth Lightweight title against African boxer Bright Ayala at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here on September 15. I won the WBC youth world title in Haryanas Panchukla in April. I have accepted Ayalas challenge and will show him by posting a knock...