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August 3, 2018

Sunita Williams among nine astronauts named by NASA for human spaceflight

Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.The astronauts will fly on spacecarft developed by SpaceX and Boeing as part of the the US space agency's Commercial Crew programme to send humans to the International Space Station (ISS) on private US spacecraft. Williams has been named for the Boeing programme to the ISS, the first test flight scheduled to take…

England out for 180; India need 194 to win first Test

Birmingham, Aug 3: India bowled out England for 180 in their second innings at tea on the third day, getting a target of 194 runs to win the opening Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Friday.Resuming the second session at 86/6, England could add another 74 runs, thanks to Sam Curran's sensational 63 off 65 deliveries, even as pacer Ishant Sharma (5/51) continued with his fine rhythm to trouble the lower batting order of the hosts. England lost Jos Buttler (1) in the second ball of the session. The…

Ricciardo bids farewell to Red Bull

Madrid, Aug 3: Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo will leave the Red Bull racing team at the end of the 2018 season to join Renault, the two teams announced on Friday.Ricciardo, presently fifth in the 2018 driver standings, joined Red Bull in 2014 after two seasons with Toro Rosso, although he was a part of the former's junior team in 2008, reports Efe. "It was probably one of the most difficult decisions to take in my career so far. But I thought that it was time for me to take on a fresh and new…

Delhi HC removes Kabaddi Federation top brass

New Delhi, Aug 3: The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the orders appointing Mridul Bhadauria as President and her husband Janardhan Singh Gehlot as Life President of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI). The HC ordered fresh elections within three months.The court also appointed retired Indian Administrative Service officer Sanat Kaul as AKFI Administrator to run its affairs till further orders. The Administrator will ensure that the AKFI electoral college is prepared and elections held in accordance with…

Sharath jumps to 33rd spot in TT world rankings

Coimbatore, Aug 3: Achanta Sharath Kamal, long-time poster boy of Indian table tennis, upstaged teammate G. Sathiyan to be the highest world ranked Indian at No.33, it was revealed on Friday.Thus, Sharath, 36, recaptured his prime position which was his for a long time. He attained his best world ranking No.32 in May 2015. After the Suzhou World Championships, where he suffered a hip injury, there saw a dip in his form. Since then he won his record equalling eighth national singles title at Ranchi. Sathiyan, who…
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