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Shuttlers end India's long wait, Jitu leads team to bronze

By Chris Sammy, Incheon, Sep 21 : Two bronze medals -- and the assurance of at least two more medals from squash -- summed up India's showing on the second day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.


Indian swimmers fail to qualify at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 21 : Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the finals in their respective categories at the Asian Games held at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Sunday.


SRFI to use tech in scoring

Chennai, Sep 21 : The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) has decided to embrace technology which will provide the sport more visibility while keeping pace with latest trends by way of introducing new components in the scoring system that will be used in all SRFI sanctioned tournaments.


Blizzard blitz flattens Cobras in CLT20

Hyderabad, Sep 21 : Hobart Hurricanes of Australia rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard (78 not out off 48 balls) to beat South African team Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash here Sunday.


'CLT20 chance for foreigners to hone skills, make money'

Bangalore, Sep 21 : Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming here Sunday said the Champions League Twenty20 gives an opportunity to foreign cricketers to hone their skills and make money.


Sportspersons protest hike in stadium fees

New Delhi, Sept. 21 : The sportspersons in the national capital took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the fee hike for practice in sports stadiums.


Trott insists Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour

Johannesburg, Sep 21 : England batsman Jonathan Trott has insisted that Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not the one to blame for his early exit from their Ashes tour as he criticised former English skipper Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems.


Ex-U.S. skipper Strange warns compatriots of McGinley's influence ahead of Ryder Cup

Johannesburg, Sep 21 : Former United States (U.S.) golf team captain Curtis Strange has warned his compatriots to beware of the influence of European skipper Paul McGinley ahead of next week's Ryder Cup at Scotland's Gleneagles course.


Mizoram boys storm into Subroto Cup semis

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Defending champions Government Chawngfianga Middle School (CMS) of Mizoram thrashed Assam's Birjhora Higher Secondary School (BHSS) 5-0 to enter the Under-14 semi-finals of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here Sunday.


Pune FC A announce 19-man squad for Bordoloi Trophy

Pune, Sep 21 : A 19-member Pune FC A squad heads to the north-east to participate in the Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament which kicks off in Guwahati Tuesday.


Former BSFI vice-president Jaffer dead

Bangalore, Sep 21 : Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) vice-president Haji Jaffer died here Sunday, according to a press release from the Karnataka Billiards and Snooker Association (KBSA).


Indian women settle for badminton team bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 : Ending a 28-year-old medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here.


India thrash Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad men's hockey

Incheon, Sep 21 : Playing their first match of the Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here, the Indian men's team defeated neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 in a Pool B contest here Sunday.


Indian women tie, men lose in Asiad handball

Incheon, Sep 21 : The Indian handball contingent experienced a mixed Sunday at the Asian Games here with the women's team forcing a come-from-behind 26-26 tie against Thailand while the men suffered a second straight defeat, going down 19-39 to hosts South Korea in their respective preliminary round matches.


Hard to fight against Joshna: Dipika Pallikal

Incheon, Sep 21 : Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal said here that it is tough to fight for a medal, especially when you are facing a compatriot in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games.


Ghosal, Dipika assured of squash medals

Incheon, Sep 21 : Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal assured India of at least two more Asian Games medals after reaching the semi-finals of their singles events at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday.


India eves thrashed 0-10 by Thailand in Asian Games football

Incheon, Sep 21 : Indian women rounded off their league encounters receiving a 0-10 thrashing from Thailand here Sunday in their third Group A match of the football competition in the Asian Games.


Indian women lose 0-10 to Thailand in Asiad football

Incheon, Sep 21 : The Indian women's football team suffered a 0-10 loss at the Asian Games as they went down to Thailand in their third Group A match at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field here Sunday.


Lahiri finishes third in Selangor Masters

Selangor (Malaysia), Sep 21 : Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri had to settle for third place, two behind the play-off duo - Chapchai Nirat and Antonio Lascuna - following a final round 68 at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters here Sunday.


Asian Games: Jitu Rai leads India to bronze, trap shooters bungle

Incheon, Sep 21 : Jitu Rai Sunday spearheaded India's 10-metre air pistol team to clinch the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games but missed out on an individual medal, finishing fifth, at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here.


India beat Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad hockey

Incheon, Sep 21 : The Indian men's hockey team got off to a flying start in the Asian Games defeating neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Sunday.


India's trap shooting trio disappoint in Asiad

Incheon, Sep 21 : India's trap shooting exponents Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh and Kynan Chenai put on a disappointing show in the 17th Asian Games as none of them could qualify for the final round with the team finishing sixth at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here Sunday.


Asiad basketball: Indian men go down fighting to Saudi Arabia

Incheon, Sep 21 : India put up a brave fight against Saudi Arabia but left themselves a mountain to climb in the final two quarters, finally losing 67-73 in the men's basketball qualifying round Group B match of the 17th Asian Games here Sunday.


Super Kings start favourites against Dolphins

Bangalore, Sep 21 : Without a point in their respective opening matches, Chennai Super Kings and South African champions Dolphins will be keen to get their campaigns going when they face each other here under lights Monday in a Group A game of the Champions League Twenty20.


Ghosal, Dipika assure India of twin squash medals

Incheon, Sep 21 : Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal assured India of at least two more Asian Games medals after reaching the semi-finals of their respective singles events at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday.


Hockey India inducts new Academy Member

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Hockey India (HI) Sunday affiliated Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Hockey Academy, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, as its new Academy Member.


Indonesia has 30 observers at Asian Games (Incheon Diary)

By Chris Sammy, Incehon, Sep 21 : Keen to put up a superb Asian Games in 2018, Indonesia has sent 30 observers for the ongoing 17th Asian Games.


Dipika assures India of another squash medal

Incheon, Sep 21 : Dipika Pallikal assured India of another medal from squash after she won her women's singles quarter-final 3-2 against compatriot and doubles partner Joshana Chinappa at the Asian Games here Sunday.


Ghosal reaches semis, assures India bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 : Saurav Ghosal assured India a bronze as he entered the men's singles semi-final with a 3-1 win over Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday.


Asian Games flame goes out

Incheon, Sep 21 : The Asian Games cauldron, a symbol of the athletic event that is supposed to be kept lit during the 16-day run here, temporarily went dark due to technical problems, organising committee officials said Sunday.


Indonesia confident of hosting a good Asian Games in 2018

Incheon, Sep 21 : Indonesia are confident of putting up a superb Asian Games show in 2018, said Rita Subowo, president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee here Sunday.


Indian hockey girls ready for Thailand in Asiad opener

Incheon, Sep 21 : The Indian women's hockey team aims to start the 17th Asian Games campaign on a winning note when it takes on Thailand in a pool A match at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Monday.


Indian men thrash Nepal 3-0 in Asian Games tennis

Incheon, Sep 21 : India breezed into the quarter-finals of men's tennis team competition of the 17th Asian Games with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Nepal at Yeorumul tennis courts here Sunday.


Injured Watson ruled out of UAE tour

Melbourne, Sep 21 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was Sunday ruled out of the forthcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a cricket series against Pakistan that includes two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 international starting Oct 5.


Asian Games: Jitu Rai leads Indian team to bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 : Jitu Rai Sunday spearheaded India's 10 metre air pistol team to clinch the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games but missed out on an individual medal finishing fifth at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here.


Asian Games: Jitu Rai leads India to team bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 : A day after winning the gold medal in the 50 metre event, Jitu Rai Sunday led India's 10 metre air pistol team to win a bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games and also hunting for his second individual medal at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here.


Asian Games: Indian men's team win bronze in 10m air pistol

Incheon, Sep 21 : The Indian men's team comprising Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa, won the bronze in the men's 10 metre air pistol event in the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Sunday.


CLT20: Kings XI beat Tridents by 4 wickets

Mohali, Sep 20 : Kings XI Punjab recorded their second consecutive victory with a four-wicket win over Barbados Tridents in an Champions League Twenty20 encounter at the PCA stadium here Saturday.


Khalsa Warriors continue dominant run in WKL

Jalandhar, Sep 20 : Khalsa Warriors, so far the most dominant team of the Wave World Kabaddi League put even more distance between themselves and the rest with a 57-50 win over United Singhs here Saturday.


Force India struggle in Singapore GP qualifying

Singapore, Sep 20 : Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were not fast enough during their qualifying campaign, setting only the 13th and 15th fastest times respectively at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix here Saturday.


Asian Games 2014: India assured of a medal in squash

Incheon, Sept.20 : In women's squash India's Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinnapa won their respective matches to reach quarters.


President Mukherjee congratulates Asian Games medal winners

New Delhi, Sept.20 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Jitu Rai for winning the gold medal in the men's 50-metre air pistol event and Shweta Chaudhry for bagging the bronze in the women's 10-metre air pistol event in the ongoing 17th Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea.


Ashwell Prince insists there was no 'racial slur' in Gale's verbal abuse on him

Johannesburg, Sep 20 : Former South African batsman Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday that English county cricket club Yorkshire's Andrew Gale's verbal abuse on him did not have a racist element to it.


Asian Games: Jitu Rai bags gold in 50-metre air pistol event

New Delhi, Sept. 20 : Jitu Rai has won the gold medal in the 50-metre pistol event in the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.


Williamson-Devcich opening partnership helps Knights thrash Cobras in CL T20

Wellington, Sep 20 : New Zealand cricketers Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich hit a dominant opening partnership to lead the Northern Knights to an undeniable victory against South Africa's Cape Cobras in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India on Friday.


Jitu, Shweta fire for India on first day of Asiad

By Chris Sammy, Incheon, Sep 20 : Shooter Jitu Rai gave India its first gold medal at the 17th Asian Games shortly after compatriot Shweta Chaudhry opened the medal count with a bronze while the women's shuttlers and squash players assured the country of two more medals here Saturday.


Indian lifters fail to impress at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 20 : Indian weightlifters began their Asian Games campaign on a disappointing note as all three participating contestants finished at the bottom half of the table in their respective categories in both men's and women's divisions at the Moonlight Festival Garden Weightlifting Venue here Saturday.


Marsh heroics ensure Scorchers win over Dolphins

Mohali, Sep 20 : Mitchell Marsh struck two sixes from the last two balls to pull off a sensational six-wicket win for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins in the fourth match of Champions League Twenty20 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday.


Indian medallists at Asian Games

Incheon, Sep 20 : The following were the medallists for India on the first day of competition at the 17th Asian Games here Saturday:


Indian women shuttlers in semis, men out

Incheon, Sep 20 : The Indian women's badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday.


Stage set for MRF Rally de Goa

Panaji, Sep 20 : The FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship enters its crucial phase when the fifth round -- the MRF Rally de Goa -- will be run here Sunday with three crews tightly bunched at the top of the Overall standings.


NorthEast United FC's Capdevila arrives in India

Mumbai, Sep 20 : NorthEast United FC's marquee player Joan Capdevila arrived here Saturday.


Indian rowers qualify for Asiad final

Incheon, Sep 20 : The Indian rowing teams of Dung Dung Sanjukta-Pratap Tarunikha and Roopendra Singh-Manjeet Singh qualified for the final rounds of the women's pair and lightweight men's double sculls, respectively, at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center at the Asian Games here Saturday.


Sportspersons should at least see acche din!

By Veturi Srivatsa : Most well to do sportspersons complain of the lack of state patronage and insist they got to the top on their own. It is not all true, even those who can afford a holiday in the Swiss Alps are not graceful to acknowledge the amount of help they receive from the government for their training overseas.


West Indies top ICC Women's Championship table

Dubai, Sep 20 : The West Indies moved to the top of the ICC Women's Championship table after beating New Zealand 4-0 in the just-concluded bilateral One-Day International (ODI) series with left-arm spinner Anisa Mohammed climbing to the second spot on the bowlers's charts in the latest rankings released Saturday.


Men spikers win, women lose at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 20 : The Indian men's volleyball team got off to a brilliant start by notching up a 3-1 win over Hong Kong in their opening Group C game at the Asian Games here Saturday.


Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events: Sports minister

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday said that he expects Indian athletes to win 10-12 gold medals from the track and field events in the 17th Asian Games, where competition started Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.


Indian track cyclists fail to qualify

Incheon, Sep 20 : Indian track cyclists - both men's and women's teams - failed to qualify for their sprint finals at the Incheon International Velodrome in the 17th Asian Games here Saturday.


Asiad squash: India secure maiden women's singles medal

Incheon, Sep 20 : Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa won their respective opening round matches of the singles event and will face each other in the quarterfinals, thereby, assuring India of a maiden medal in the women's event at the Yeorumul Squash Courts in the 17th Asian Games here Saturday.


Politics has distracted Krishna Poonia: Coach

New Delhi, Sep 20 : National athletics coach Bahadur Singh feels that political ambitions have distracted discus thrower Krishna Poonia and have taken a toll on her performance.


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