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Chennaiyin FC and MIFA to play pre-season football friendly


Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24: Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC announced a pre-season friendly with the Malaysian Indian Football Association (MIFA) on September 4 in the Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya Stadium, it was announced here at a joint press conference with MIFA officials. Like Chennaiyin FC, MIFA was also founded in 2014, and is co-owned...

Tvesa wins 12th Leg of Hero WPG Tour in play-off


Hyderabad, Aug 24: Tvesa Maliks steady back nine helped her rally from a four-shot deficit to tie with overnight leader Amandeep Drall and then beat Drall in the play-off to win the 12th Leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Hyderabad Golf club here on Friday. This was the second play-off this season,...

Vettel leads Belgium’s 1st Formula One free practice session


Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 24: Ferraris diver Sebastian Vettel of Germany on Friday set the pace in the first free practice session for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. Vettel clocked in a time of one minute and 44.358 seconds, while Red Bulls Max Verstappen of the Netherlands followed just 0.151 seconds off the pace, reports Efe. Championship...

Asiad 2018: Japan’s Ikee wins gold in 50m freestyle women’s swimming


Jakarta, Aug 24: Japans Rikako Ikee won her sixth swimming gold at the Asian Games on Friday, winning the womens 50 metre freestyle. Ikee clocked 24.53 seconds, an Asian Games record, while Chinas Liu Xiang, with 24.60s, and Wu Qingfeng, with 24.87s, trailed her to claim the silver and bronze medals, reports Efe. The 18-year-old --...

India to play friendly against Sydney FC


New Delhi, Aug 24: The Indian football team, currently on an exposure trip to Australia, will play against defending A-League Premier Champions Sydney FC in a friendly fixture on August 28, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. Besides, India are also scheduled to play against APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC and Rydalmere...

Asiad 2018: Ashwini-Sikki advance; Srikanth, Prannoy exit


Jakarta, Aug 24: Indian womens doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy advanced to the next round, defeating their opponents in the Round-of-32 match while mens singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy perished in the quarter-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Friday Ashwini and Sikki defeated Mei Kuan Chow and...

Asiad 2018: Boxer Manoj advances, Gaurav exits


Jakarta, Aug 24: Seasoned boxer Manoj Kumar brought the smiles back to the Indian fans after Gaurav Solankis disappointing exit, with a dominating 5-0 thrashing of Bhutans Sangay Wangdi in the mens Welterweight (69kg) category Round-of-32 clash at the Asian Games here Friday. Manoj, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist started positively, comfortably dodging the...

Indian compound mixed archery team loses in quarters


Jakarta, Aug 24: The Indian compound mixed archery team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma lost to Iran in the quarter-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. Jyothi and Abhishek lost 153-155 to the Iranian pair of Fereshteh Ghorbani and Nima Mahboubi Matbooe. Earlier in the day, Jyothi and Abhishek defeated Fatimah Saad...

Partizan, Besiktas settle for 1-1 draw in Europa League play-off


Belgrade, Aug 24: Ricardo Jorge Pires Gomes and Tolgay Arslan scored for Partizan and Besiktas respectively as the teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League play-off. Gomes brought Partizan into an early lead in the 14th minute after he turned a dangerous cross into a score for...