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Sprinter Dutee chand clinches silver in 100m


Jakarta, Aug 26:Indias sprinter Dutee Chand clinched the silver medal in the womens 100 metre final at the Asian Games here on Sunday. Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to earn the silver. The gold medal went to Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain, who clocked the time of 11.30s while Chinas Yongli Wei took the bronze, clocking 11.33s.

Asiad 2018: Govindan disqualifed in men’s 10,000m


Jakarta, Aug 26:Indias Govindan Lakshmanan missed out on taking a medal in the mens 10,000 metres category at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday as he was disqualified following an official review. The Indian Army runner had originally finished third, which would have earned the first Asian Games medal for India in that event...

Anas, Hima take silver medals in 400m races


Jakarta, Aug 26 (IANS) Indias Muhammed Anas and Hima Das claimed the silver medals in the mens and womens 400 metres races respectively at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. Reigning Asian champion Anas completed the race in 45.69 seconds to be second, while Hima clocked a national record mark of 50.79 seconds to...

Indian men’s compound archery team enters final


Jakarta, Aug 26:Indias mens compound archery team overcame Taiwan in a semi-final match to be one win away from successfully defending the title at the 2018 Asian Games here on Sunday. The Indian team, comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma, defeated Taiwans troika of Lin Chewei, Lin Hsinmin and Pan Yuping 230-227. The first...

Saina, Sindhu assure India of two Asiad medals


Jakarta, Aug 26:Continuing their brilliant performance, ace Indian singles shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu entered the semi-finals to assure two historic medals of the Asian Games here on Sunday. Olympic silver medallist Sindhu edged past Thailands Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11, 16-21, 21-14 while Saina defeated Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-18, 21-16. This is the first time...

Former India ODI opener Gopal Bose passes away


London, Aug 26: Former India One-Day International (ODI) cricketer Gopal Bose breathed his last here on Sunday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. He was 71 and is survived by his wife and son Arijit. He had come here to visit his son and wife. Bose was battling a kidney ailment for a long time and...

Corinthians end 4-game winless run


Sao Paulo, Aug 26:Defending champions Corinthians broke a four-game winless streak with a 1-0 home victory over relegation-threatened Parana Clube in a Brazilian Serie A clash on Saturday. Former Bayer Leverkusen and Napoli center-back Henrique struck in the 36th minute with a header after a Jadson corner at Arena Corinthians, reports Xinhua news agency. The visitors...

Wolfsburg, Frankfurt start successful Bundesliga campaign


Berlin, Aug 26:Daniel Ginczeks late goal secured Wolfsburg a 2-1 win over Schalke whereas a clinical Frankfurt eased 2-0 past wasteful Freiburg in the first round in Germanys top flight Bundesliga. The Wolves ensured a winning start into the season after beating 10-men Schalke 2-1 on home soil on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency. Both sides...

Roman Abramovich looking to sell Chelsea: Reports


London, Aug 26:Chelsea FCs Russian owner Roman Abramovich is looking to sell the London-based football club for a price of over two billion pounds, according to reports in the UK press on Sunday. The story comes in the wake of Abramovichs recent dispute with the UK government over his visa status and a subsequent decision...