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Colombia name interim coach for football friendlies


Bogota, Aug 25: The Colombian Football Federation (FCF) has announced that national Under-20 coach Arturo Reyes will take charge of the senior mens team for friendlies against Venezuela and Argentina next month. The announcement on Friday came amid an ongoing impasse between the FCF and incumbent coach Jose Pekerman, whose current contract expires on August...

Kerber tips Serena as favourite to win US Open


New York, Aug 25: German star Angelique Kerber has said that former world No.1 Serena Williams is always a favourite to win the US Open, which is set to start next Monday at Flushing Meadows. Serena is always a favourite. Because she won the tournament so many times. She knows how to play. She has...

World No. 1 Halep feeling no pressure for US Open


New York, Aug 25: World No.1 Simona Halep from Romania said that she feels no pressure for the US Open, which starts next Monday. I dont feel the pressure. Honestly, I dont feel it. I feel its a big chance to get some points. Its a big chance to make a dream that Im able...

Asiad 2018: India men’s and women’s recurve archery teams exit


Jakarta, Aug 25: Indias recurve archery campaign at the Asian Games came to an end on Saturday as the mens team lost to South Korea 1-5 in the quarter-final moments after the women faced a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Taiwan here. The mens team, comprising Atanu Das, Jagdish Choudhary and Viswash, lost the...

Asiad 2018: Boxer Pavitra enters 60kg quarters


Jakarta, Aug 25: Indian boxer Pavitra registered a comprehensive win over Pakistans Rukhsana Perveen to proceed to the quarterfinals of womens 60 kg weight category in the Asian Games here on Saturday. Pavitra, the former National Games gold medallist, dominated the bout that saw the scoreline reading 10-8 in her favour after the referees were...

ATK to host Kerala Blasters in ISL opener on September 29


Mumbai, Aug 25: The fifth season of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament will begin on September 29 in Kolkata with a clash between two-time champions ATK and two-time runners-up Kerala Blasters FC, it was announced on Saturday. The second day of the ISL season will pit last seasons runners-up Bengaluru FC against champions...

Asiad 2018: China’s Zhang takes gold in women’s cycling


Jakarta, Aug 25: Chinas Yaru Zhang won the gold in the Asian Games womens cycling BMX category here on Saturday. Starting as the favourite in the bicycle motocross (BMX) category, Zhang crossed the line with a time of 39.643 seconds, reports Efe news agency. Chutikan Kitwanitsathian of Thailand took silver with 40.379 while the bronze went...

Bayern beat Hoffenheim 3-1 in Bundesliga opener


Berlin, Aug 25: Two second half goals helped titleholders Bayern Munich to move 3-1 past Hoffenheim at the curtain raiser of the Bundesliga season 2018-19. The Bavarians started with a victory into the 56th Bundesliga season as goals from Thomas Mueller, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben were enough to edge resilient Hoffenheim on Friday. Bayern assumed...

Panama name squad for Venezuela friendly


Panama City, Aug 25: Panamas interim coach Gary Stempel has included seven players who participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in his 18-man squad for a friendly against Venezuela next month. Among them are defenders Michael Amir Murillo, Fidel Escobar and captain Roman Torres, the Panamanian football federation said on Friday, reports Xinhua news...