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Asian Games: Shooters Apurvi, Ravi bag bronze (13 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.

TN surfers dominate day-2 of Covelong Point Surfing C'ship (23:16)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The penultimate day of the sixth edition of Covelong Point Surf Music & Yoga Festival 2018 witnessed strong dominance from local Tamil Nadu surfers on Saturday.

Paddler Manav corners two bronze in Asian Junior TT (23:02)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indias junior paddlers continued their stellar show in the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships, netting three medals in the individual events at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar.

Koreas to hold talks in Jakarta to expand sports exchanges (21:26)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Sports ministers from the two Koreas will soon meet in Jakarta to discuss way to expand sports exchanges between the two sides, Seoul's top sports official said Saturday.

Kohli, Rahane fifties propel India to 189/3 at tea (21:26)IANS Photo Service
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane struck fluent fifties to help India recover from the early jolts in the morning session, as the visitors reached 189/3 at tea on Day 1 of the third Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.

Real Madrid coach declines to reveal starting goalkeeper vs Getafe (21:26)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's new coach Julen Lopetegui on Saturday did not reveal who of his goalkeepers -- Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois -- would play against Getafe in their 2018/2019 La Liga opener.

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.

Coach Lopegegui needs goals as Real Madrid begin La Liga campaign (Preview) (19:52)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui needs his side to kick off their La Liga campaign with a convincing win when they entertain Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night.

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Roundup) (18:44)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory towards India of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another in the country's 71-year history.

Woakes takes three to deny India good start (Lunch report) (18:24)IANS Photo Service
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes continued his rich form with the ball by taking three wickets to spoil India's decent start and leave them reeling at 82/3 at lunch on Day 1 in the third Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.

Raghul, Arjun battle to victories in racing nationals (18:20)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Seasoned racer Raghul Rangasamy converted his pole position into a commanding victory to head the MRF F1600 class leaderboard in the fourth round of the national championship at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Saturday.

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.

Bengaluru FC announce 30-man squad for AFC Cup knock-outs (17:18)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC announced their 30-man squad for the AFC Cup knock-out rounds, as they gear up to take on Turkmenistan's champions Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the inter-zone semi-final, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22.

Usain Bolt arrives in Australia to train with football team (17:12)IANS Photo Service
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt arrived in Australia on Saturday to train with professional Australian football club Central Coast Mariners, the club said in a statement.

Peru call up Argentina-born midfielder Calcaterra for friendlies (16:40)IANS Photo Service
Lima, Aug 18 (IANS) Argentina-born midfielder Horacio Calcaterra was among five uncapped footballers named in Peru's national squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany next month.

Pereira, Arthur named in Brazil squad for friendlies (16:38)IANS Photo Service
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite has included Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Arthur Melo in a vastly changed squad for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador next month.

Schalke beat Schweinfurt 2-0 in German Cup (16:28)IANS Photo Service
Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) Schalke progressed to the second round of the German Cup football competition after overcoming lower league side Schweinfurt 2-0, thanks to the goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Adam Jabiri.

Argentine La Volpe named new coach for Egypt's Pyramids FC (16:24)IANS Photo Service
Cairo, Aug 18 (IANS) Egypt's Pyramids Football Club announced on Saturday the appointment of Argentine Ricardo La Volpe, former coach of Mexico, to lead the Egyptian Premier League side.

India U-16 football team to play Turkey, Oman in Istanbul Cup (15:56)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Less than two weeks after the India Under-16 football team finished runners-up to Japan in the five-nation WAFF U-16 Championship, the squad will be participating in the tri-nation Istanbul Cup in Turkey as part of their exposure for next month's AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018.

Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey joins ATK (15:42)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Saturday announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey for the upcoming football season.

Messi to miss friendlies as Argentina renew squad (15:18)IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aug 18 (IANS) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia as interim coach Lionel Scaloni revamps the national squad after a disappointing World Cup.

England put India to bat in 3rd Test, Pant debuts (15:14)IANS Photo Service
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India in the third Test of the five-match rubber at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.

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.

Sidhu hopes Khan's victory proves good for India-Pakistan ties (14:54)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his "friend" Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.

Levante thump Real Betis 3-0 (14:52)IANS Photo Service
Seville (Spain), Aug 18 (IANS) Levante got a brace from Jose Luis Morales to defeat Real Betis 3-0 in the 2018-2019 La Liga opener for both clubs.

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