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Asiad 2018: Japan’s Hiroto Inoue wins men’s marathon


Jakarta, Aug 25: Japans Hiroto Inoue won the mens marathon at the 2018 Asian Games here on Saturday. Inoue crossed the finish line of the 42 km course in two hours, 18 minutes and 22 seconds, reports Efe news. Bahrains Elhassan Elabbassi bagged silver, while Chinas Bujie Duo won bronze. The rest of the top 10 places...

Asiad 2018: India in recurve women’s team quarter-finals


Jakarta, Aug 25: The Indian archery team has advanced to the recurve womens team quarter-finals at the 2018 Asian Games here on Saturday. The Indian team comprising Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bharat and Promila Daimary defeated the Mongolian team of Enkhtuya Altangerel, Urantungalag Bishindee and Miroslava Danzandorj 5-3 in the pre-quarters. The Indian girls started on a...

Nadal offers support for controversial Davis Cup overhaul


New York, Aug 25: Spanish world number 1 Rafael Nadal has expressed support for the recent overhaul of the Davis Cup, mens tennis premier international team competition. The 32-year-old superstar on Friday told reporters in New York, where he is making final preparations for the US Open, that the competition had been having problems for...

Rowers delight, two tennis medals and women’s kabaddi defeat mark India’s day


Jakarta/Palembang (Indonesia), Aug 24: A best-ever haul in rowing, underlined by a gold medal, a title winning performance in mens doubles tennis and yet another historic defeat in kabaddi were the highlights of the Indian campaign at the 18th Asian Games on Friday. Apart from this, the shooting ranges yielded yet another medal for India...

Asiad 2018: Spirited Indian men’s hockey team thrash Japan


Jakarta, Aug 24: Reigning Champions India continued their winning streak at the 18th Asian Games as the mens team notched up a spirited 8-0 victory against Japan in their third Pool A match here on Friday. With yet another high-scoring victory margin, India have taken their total goals scored in the tournament to a record...

Krunal Pandya targets 2019 World Cup squad


Mumbai, Aug 24: Yet to make his India debut, Krunal Pandya has his eyes on being part of the 2019 World Cup squad, to be played in England and Wales. Krunal, the elder brother of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, recently got his maiden call-up to the India squad for their T20I series against England in...

Bayliss hints at playing Bairstow as specialist batter in 4th Test


Dubai, Aug 24: England head coach Trevor Bayliss on Friday said that wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, who broke his finger in the third Test, might play the upcoming match against India as a specialist batsman. England are leading the five match Test series 2-1 with the fourth match starting on August 30. Bairstow injured his finger while...

Rajput appointed full-time Zimbabwe head coach


Harare, Aug 24: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Friday confirmed former India international Lalchand Rajput as the head coach of the national team, a couple of months after he joined on an interim basis. Zimbabwe Cricket is thrilled to announce Lalchand Rajput has been appointed as the substantive head coach of our mens national team, ZC...

World Cup winner, Tottenham captain Lloris charged with drink driving


London, Aug 24: France and Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving after the star goalkeeper failed a routine breathalyzer test in London, police said on Friday. The Frenchman, who captained his national squad to World Cup glory this year in Russia and is set to play for Spurs against Manchester...