Asian Games: Shooters Apurvi, Ravi bag bronze (14 minutes ago)
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.

Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony (20:30)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on Saturday night.

Our strength is defence, says women's hockey defender Deep (IANS Interview) (17:36)
By Abhishek PurohitIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The India women's hockey team will rely on its vastly-improved defence, while the attackers will have to improve their finishing skills as the reigning Asian champions go for gold at the Asian Games in Indonesia, experienced defender Deep Grace Ekka has said.

Hopeful Indians eye Asiad glory (Preview) (15:06)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) After a chaotic and sometimes controversial build-up, Indian athletes will gear up to challenge the best in the continent when the main competitions of the 18th Asian Games start here on SUnday.

After CWG setback, squash star Ghosal ready to hit top gear at Asiad (11:42)
By Debayan MukherjeeIANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) After enduring a disappointing Commonwealth Games (CWG) singles campaign, India's top-ranked squash player Saurav Ghosal feels he has recovered from the setback and is ready to put his best foot forward at the upcoming Asian Games.

Twitter unveils 3 emojis for Asiad (21:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Tech giants Twitter on Tuesday unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.

Shot putter Tejinder Toor aims for Asiad title (12:48)
By Ajeyo BasuIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) He may be a relative newcomer at the international level, but emerging Indian shot put star Tejinder Pal Singh Toor is exuding loads of confidence as he heads into his maiden Asian Games.

S. Korean keeper puts World Cup memories behind for Asiad gold (19:56)IANS Photo Service
Incheon, Aug 11 (IANS) South Korean goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo said on Saturday he'll put his World Cup memories behind to only focus on winning an Asian Games gold medal.

Lather eager to forget CWG snub, eyes Asiad glory (IANS Interview) (17:32)
By Kaushik Kumar
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Two-time Asian Boxing Championship silver medalist Sonia Lather is heading to the upcoming Asian Games with a positive attitude, leaving behind the disappointment of being excluded from the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (CWG).

Bindra questions TOPS selection but demands accountability from athletes (IANS Interview) (13:24)
By Tridib BaparnashIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Questioning the frequent addition and dropping of many seasoned athletes from the Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme, Beijing Olympics gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra also called for accountability from the athletes with consistent performances.

Ahead of Asiad, young shooter Anish's focus solely on training (IANS Interview) (19:22)
By Abhishek PurohitIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Young Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala may be one of India's best medal prospects at the Asian Games feels but he is not spending much of his crucial time thinking regarding it.

India targeting hockey gold at Asiad: Manpreet (17:44)
By Ajeyo BasuIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Riding high on the runners-up performance at last month's Champions Trophy, former India hockey captain Manpreet Singh is targeting the gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games.

Target is to ensure Dipa reaches Asiad gymnastics finals: Coach Nandi (12:40)
By Debayan MukherjeeeIANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Under no illusions about the enormity of his task at the Asian Games as coach to Indian gymnastics' golden girl Dipa Karmakar, Bishweshwar Nandi said the "first target" will be to make the finals of the vault event in artistic gymnastics, the recent high notwithstanding.

Wary CFI not taking risks with support staff for Asiad (IANS Interview) (18:02)
By Tridib BaparnashIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Once trapped in the administrative mess where the physiotherapist was dropped from the contingent for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is in no mood to tinker with the combination for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.

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