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UP Yoddha hold Tamil Thalaivas in nail-biting PKL-5 clash (23:06)
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Hosts UP Yoddha finally managed to break their four-match losing streak, holding Tamil Thailavas 33-33 in a nail-biting Zone B clash of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.

Saina, Srikanth, Praneeth advance; Ashwini-Sikki lose at Badminton Worlds (Second Lead) (22:08) IANS Photo Service
Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round, while the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.

Haryana pip Delhi in close PKL contest (21:54)
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Haryana Steelers pipped Dabang Delhi 27-25 in a Zone A contest of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.

Medal drought continues on Day 3 for India at Wrestling Worlds (21:48)
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) For the third consecutive day, none of the Indian wrestlers impressed as all four players -- Lalita, Pooja Dhanda, Shilpi, Pooja -- lost their respective matches to bow out of the World Championships here on Wednesday.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC ease past N. Korea club 3-0 (21:46) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Bengaluru FC showed absolutely no signs of rust or lack of time to prepare as Albert Rocas side beat North Korean side 4.25 SC 3-0 and took a big step towards the AFC Cup Inter-zone final on a rain-soaked evening here on Wednesday.

SC asks CoA to prepare draft of new BCCI constitution (Lead) (21:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) managing the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to prepare the draft of a new constitution on the basis of its directions based on the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations that it has endorsed.

Boris Becker appointed head of German men's tennis (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Berlin, Aug 23 (IANS) Boris Becker was on Wednesday officially presented as the head of men's tennis in Germany, the country's Tennis Federation (DTB) said.

India won't take St Kitts and Nevis lightly, says coach Constantine (21:22) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) India football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said St Kitts and Nevis cannot be taken lightly and his men would be guarded against the visitors when the two sides meet in the Tri Nation football series here.

Griezmann, Banega banned for 2 matches, Ramos for 1 (21:12) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Sevilla's Ever Banega were suspended for two matches on Wednesday, while Real Madrid's captain Sergio Ramos was suspended for one.

FIFA President will be our state guest: Bengal CM (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be extended the status of "state guest" during the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 28.

ATK rope in English midfielder Conor Thomas (19:34)
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Wednesday roped in English midfielder Conor Thomas ahead of the fourth season, a statement from the city-based football franchise said.

Saina, Praneeth, Srikanth in 3rd round of Badminton Worlds (Lead) (19:34) IANS Photo Service
Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.

AIFF technical committee proposes development plan for Indian football (19:22)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The All India Football Federations (AIFF) technical committee under the chairmanship of former star striker Shyam Thapa met to discuss the development plan for Indian football beyond the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Robin Singh, Sridharan to coach in S. Africa T20 Global League (19:20)
Johannesburg, Aug 23 (IANS) Former India cricketers Robin Singh and Sriram Sridharan will coach their respective franchises in the Twenty20 Global League, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Wednesday.

Deepan wins National Challengers Chess meet (19:16)
Ahmedabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Deepan Chakkravarthy of Railways, with 10.5 points, defeated teammate Swapnil Dhopade in the final round to win the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club here on Wednesday.

Salt Lake stadium likely to be handed over to FIFA by September 10 (19:06) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) FIFA Under-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) tournament director Javier Ceppi on Wednesday said the Salt Lake Stadium here is likely to be handed over to world football governing body FIFA by September 10, less than a month before the tournament starts.

Indonesia to host bi-country golf tournament (19:04)
Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) Indonesia will host a rotating golf championship vied for by competitors from Indonesia and Malaysia, slated from September 5 to 7 in a world class golf course in Bogor, West Java, the tournament organiser said on Wednesday.

Defender Walker-Peters extends contract with Tottenham (18:50)
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Capital football club Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday announced the extension of defender Kyle Walker-Peters' contract till June 2020.

Wayne Rooney retires from international football (18:44) IANS Photo Service
London, Aug 23 (IANS) England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney on Wednesday announced his retirement from international football, effective immediately.

Gursimar takes lead on Day 1 of women's golf meet (18:14)
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal carded the opening days only sub-par round of one-under 71 to take sole lead in the ninth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour here on Wednesday.

Saina, Praneeth in 3rd round of Badminton Worlds (18:08) IANS Photo Service
Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.

Cleared by J&K cricket body, woman pacer Iqra wants to play for Bengal (18:08)
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Kashmir-born woman pace-bowler Iqra Rasool wants to play for Bengal and then represent India after getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association.

SC asks CoA to prepare draft of new BCCI constitution (17:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) managing the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to prepare a draft of a new constitution on the basis of its directions based on the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations that it has endorsed.

Cricket Australia to put scalped tickets back on sale (17:16)
Brisbane, Aug 23 (IANS) Around 3,000 scalped tickets for December's Ashes Test against England in Perth have been recovered by Cricket Australia (CA) and they are to be put on sale through official channels from next Monday.

Women's hockey squad named for Europe Tour (16:34)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday announced an 18-member womens squad for the 15-day Europe Tour starting on September 5 in the Netherlands.

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