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Asiad 2018: India outclass Qatar in TT women’s team event


Jakarta, Aug 26:The Indian women paddlers got their campaign underway at the 2018 Asian Games on a winning note as with a 3-0 thumping of Qatar in a Pool A tie here on Sunday. In the first affair, Mouma Das handed India a 1-0 lead as she registered a comfortable 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 victory over...

India U-16 colts stun Besiktas


New Delhi, Aug 25:The Indian U-16 football team, currently on an exposure tour to Turkey, stunned heavyweights Besiktas 5-1 on Saturday. The colts rode on Vikram Pratap Singhs hattrick (3, 40, 52) accompanied by strikes from Rohit Danu in the 81st minute and Bhuvensh in the 87th, to register an easy win over the Turkish...

Jalaj replaces injured Jayant Yadav for Quadrangular A series


New Delhi, Aug 25:All-rounder Jalaj Saxena was on Saturday named as replacement for injured Jayant Yadav for the ongoing Quadrangular A series, involving India A, India B, Australia A and South Africa A. According to a BCCI statement, Jayant suffered a right side strain injury and will be undergoing treatment at the National Cricket Academy...

Asiad 2018: Toor enjoys memorable day as squash, bridge players shine


Jakarta, Aug 25: Tajinderpal Singh Toor became the toast of the nation by winning the mens shot put title with a new meet record while the squash stars and the bridge teams bagged bronze medals at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday. India now have a tally of seven gold, five silver and 17...

Hamilton grabs Belgian GP pole position in wet conditions


Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 25: Formula One defending champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes nabbed pole position on Saturday for the Belgian Grand Prix. The British driver once again showed his prowess in wet conditions by beating Germanys Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who had dominated the free practice sessions but was second-fastest in qualifying, reports Efe. It was...

Asiad 2018: India women’s hockey team in semis


Jakarta, Aug 25: India womens hockey team scored thrice in the final quarter to register an emphatic 4-1 victory over South Korea in their third Pool B match to enter the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday. World No. 9 India took the lead in the match through Navneet Kaur (16th minute)...

Indian mixed and men’s bridge teams enter semis at Asiad


Jakarta, Aug 25: Indias mixed team and mens bridge teams on Saturday qualified for the semi-finals at the 18th Asian Games, assuring the country at least two bronze medals. The mixed team, comprising Kiran Nadar, Satyanarayana Bachiraju, Hema Deora, Gopinath Manna, Himani Khandelwal and Rajeev Khandelwal, finished in the first place at the end of...

Jamshedpur FC beat Torrelodones CF in pre-season football friendly


Jamshedpur, Aug 25: Jamshedpur FC scripted their first win of the pre-season football friendly with a 1-0 victory over Spanish outfit Torrelodones CF on Saturday. Moura scored the solitary goal of the match for Jamshedpur as he netted in the 47th minute. New signing Carlos Calvo delivered the assist for the winning goal. In what was Cesar...

Mumbai’s Venkatesh Shetty wins JK Tyre Scooter rally


Nashik, Aug 25: Braving wet and slushy conditions, defending champion Venkatesh Shetty annexed the JK Tyre 29th Monsoon Scooter Rally title here on Saturday. The veteran rider from Mumbai completed the 5-kilometre loop thrice over in picturesque Sarul village in just 19 minutes and 13 seconds. He was in his elements as he was the first...