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Phogat, shooters climb podium as Indians shine in rowing, hockey, wushu (Roundup) (23:00)
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold while the shooters bagged two silver medals on the second day of competitions here on Monday.

Dhruv Pal Godara to captain new team La Pegasus Polo (22:34)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Dhruv Pal Godara will lead the new team, La Pegasus Polo, in the 2018-2019 Indian Polo Season, it was announced on Monday.

3rd Test: India set daunting 521-run target for England (22:32) IANS Photo Service
Nottingham, Aug 20 (IANS) India declared their second innings at 352/7, setting a target of 521 runs for England to win the third Test with two days remaining at Trent Bridge here on Monday.

Twitter records 400k tweets on Asiad (22:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Social media giant Twitter recorded over 400,000 tweets as Indian athletes led by wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat began India's medal rush, by clinching gold medals at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

India smash Indonesia 17-0 in men's hockey (21:56) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's men's hockey team began its title defence at the Asian Games in style as they fired 17 goals past Indonesia in their first Pool A match to register their biggest win in the continental competition here on Monday.

Silver linings for Deepak, Lakshay (Shooting Roundup) (21:32) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Sheoran won silver medals in the men's 10m Air Rifle and Trap events respectively as Indian shooters continued their impressive performance at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.

Minutes after Najam's exit, Ehsan named PCB boss (Lead) (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) Minutes after Najam Sethi announced his resignation as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani as the new board chairman.

East Bengal's Kerala recruits rue flood crisis at home (21:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Goalkeeper K Mirshad is playing for East Bengal in the ongoing Calcutta Football League, but his mind is on the ravaging floods in his home state Kerala where his sister had to leave home.

Coach Dalic makes eight changes in Croatia squad (21:16) IANS Photo Service
Zagreb, Aug 20 (IANS) Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic on Monday made eight changes in his latest squad for the upcoming football matches in September.

Lowest turnout at Santiago Bernabeu in 9 years as Real Madrid start new season (21:16) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Real Madrid may have defeated Getafe 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night in their first game of the new Liga Santander season, but it seems fair to say that the side have so far failed to capture the imagination of their fans.

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chief (20:52) IANS Photo Service
Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi, who was instrumental in ensuring the return of international cricket to the country after he took over four years ago, tendered his resignation on Monday.

Second edition of T10 League will be bigger, says chairman (20:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Having made its debut in Dubai last year, the second edition of the newly ICC recognised T10 cricket League, starting later this year will be a much bigger tournament, feels league chairman Shaji Ul Mulk.

3rd Test: India lead by 438 runs at Tea on Day 3 vs England (20:28) IANS Photo Service
Nottingham, Aug 20 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli (93 not out) led from the front as India had scored 270/3 at tea, taking their overall lead to 438 runs on the third day of the third Test against England here on Monday.

Roma midfielder Gonalons joins Sevilla on loan (20:26) IANS Photo Service
Rome, Aug 20 (IANS) AS Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons joined Sevilla on a one-season loan, the two football clubs announced on Monday.

Veteran batsman Laxman to publish autobiography in November (20:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Westland Publications Pvt. Ltd. on Monday announced the acquisition of former Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxmans autobiography.

Rowing: India's quadruple sculls team, Dushyant in finals (20:04) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's quadruple sculls team and Dushyant entered the finals in rowing competitions of the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.

Asiad 2018: Indians advance in tennis competition (19:46) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Indian tennis players enjoyed a successful day at the 18th Asian Games with Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina registering comprehensive victories in their respective matches here on Monday.

Asiad 2018: India in Sepaktakraw semis, assured of first-ever medal (19:02) IANS Photo Service
Palembang, Aug 20 (IANS) India were assured of its first-ever medal in Sepaktakraw as they entered the semi-finals of the mens team Regu event after finishing second in Group B here on Monday.

Real Madrid resume training after victorious La Liga opener (18:50) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Real Madrid's squad resumed training on Monday at the club's sports city after defeating Getafe 2-0 in their 2018-2019 La Liga season opener, their first La Liga match under new Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui.

Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold (Lead) (18:44) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final here.

FC Goa to travel to Spain for pre-season (18:10) IANS Photo Service
Panjim, Aug 20 (IANS) FC Goa will travel to Spain on Wednesday for pre-season ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) football season, a statement from the western club said on Monday.

Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold (18:08) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final here.

BREAKING NEWS: Freestyle wrestler Vinesh clinches Asiad gold in 50kg category (18:08) IANS Photo Service

Indian men's badminton team loses to Indonesia in quarters (18:00) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's men's badminton team lost 1-3 to hosts Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.

3rd Test: Pujara, Kohli take India's lead to 362 at lunch on day 3 (17:56) IANS Photo Service
Nottingham, Aug 20 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara (56) and skipper Virat Kohli (54) helped India take their overall lead to 362 at lunch as India were 194/2 in their second innings on the third day of the third Test against England here on Monday.

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