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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...

Asiad 2018: Tajinder clinches gold in men’s shot put


Jakarta, Aug 25:Indias Tajinderpal Singh Toor set a new meet record to clinch the gold medal in the mens shot put event at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday. Toor hurled the iron ball a distance of 20.75 metre to smash the previous Games record. The previous mark of 20.57 metre was set by Aboulmajeed...

Japan top Spain 3-1 in women’s U-20 World Cup


Vannes (France), Aug 25: A disciplined Japanese squad prevailed 3-1 over Spain in the final of the womens Under-20 World Cup. It was Japans first triumph in the competition on Friday, following third-place finishes in 2012 and 2016, reports Efe news. The Spanish, though disappointed, can be still be proud after delivering their countrys best-ever performance...

Leganes play 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad


Leganes (Spain), Aug 25:Leganes fell behind 2-0 inside the first 20 minutes against Real Sociedad before coming back to claim a point, thanks to a pair of second-half goals by Nabil El Zhar. The visitors took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute on a goal by Zurutuza and Illarra scored six minutes later to...

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...