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August 27, 2018

Chopra wins historic gold; Dharun, Sudha, Neena clinch silvers

Jakarta, Aug 27: Indian athletes enjoyed a successful day at the 2018 Asian Games with reigning continental champion Neeraj Chopra creating a new national record on his way to the men's javelin gold while Dharun Ayyasamy, Sudha Singh and Neena Varakil clinched silvers in their respective events here on Monday.Neeraj threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch the gold, India's second medal in the event in Asiad history. Gurtej Singh had taken a bronze at the 1982 edition in New Delhi. Liu Qizhen took…

ICC releases cinema screening ITT rights for World Cup

Dubai, Aug 27: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday released an Invitation To Tender (ITT) for LIVE Cinema Screening Rights to next year's World Cup.Established cinema chains, individual cineplexes and theatres are being offered the opportunity to submit proposals for regional or worldwide rights, for which the ITT will provide further details. Media rights agencies can also bid to syndicate the rights on behalf of the ICC. Aarti Singh Dabas, Head of Media Rights, Broadcast & Digital, said:…

288 schools to compete in KBD Juniors

New Delhi, Aug 27: The second season of KBD Juniors kabaddi tournament will be hosted across 12 cities and will see the participation of 288 schools, it was announced here on Monday.The tournament will have 24 schools per city, and 3,500 students between the age group of 11 to 12 years battle it out to make it to the grand finale. The 24 schools in each city are divided into 8 groups of 3 teams who will play against each other. From each group, the team finishing first will then make it to the round of city finals, which…

FC Barcelona begin preparations for Huesca clash

Barcelona, Aug 27: FC Barcelona resumed training Monday to prepare for the upcoming La Liga match against Huesca.The entire squad took part in the session, with the addition of Jokin Ezkieta from the Barçelona B team, reports Efe. The players who started in Saturday's 1-0 win over Valladolid performed recovery work, under the supervision of head coach Ernesto Valverde. After winning their first two games of the La Liga season, Barcelona are set to host Huesca on Sunday.

BCCI polls in next 3 months: Vinod Rai

New Delhi, Aug 27: Almost a week after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) registered its new constitution, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said on Monday the board's polls will be held in three months."We are looking at elections in about 90 days and that's the deadline we have given ourselves. We have given the date as September 20. There is no cause for any ambiguity," CoA chief Vinod Rai told reporters here. "The COA will leave, the moment the new…
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