Asia Cup: Afghanistan knock out Sri Lanka with a 91-run win

In Asia Cup Cricket, Afghanistan knocked out five-time champions Sri Lanka last night with a superb 91-run win at Abu Dhabi. Opting to bat, Afghanistan had scored 249 in the stipulated 50 overs courtesy brilliant innings of 72 by Rahmat Shah.  The Afghans then produced a powerful performance with the ball as they bundled out
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Worldchampion Kevin Mayer set a new world record in the decathlon with 9,126 pointsat the Decastar meet on Sunday at the Decastar event in Talence, France. Worldchampion and Olympic silver medalist Mayer surpassed previous holder AmericanAshton Eaton’s 9045 points recorded at the 2015 world championships in Beijing. TheFrenchman threw a personal best of 71.90 metres
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Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik will face Marianna Sastin of Hungary for title clash in the 62 kg category of the Medved International tournament in Minsk, Belarus, today.  She sailed into the final on Saturday when she defeated Elmira Gambarova of Azerbaijan in the semi-final 6-2. Sakshi returned empty-handed from the Jakarta Asian Games. The other
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Indian five-time world boxing champion M C Mary Kom today clinched her third gold medal of the year in 48 kg category, while Jyoti Gulia picked up the country’s lone gold in 51 kg of the youth category of the Silesian Open boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.   Mary Kom was up against
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Sardar Singh has announced his retirement from international hockey. Talking to news agency PTI, the former Indian captain said, he made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games where India failed to defend their title and had to settle for a Bronze medal. India’s poor performance left them out of the reckoning for direct qualification
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In the US Open Tennis, Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the Men’s singles final. He defeated Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in straight sets. It was Djokovic’s 14th Grand Slam title and the third US Open title.      With this win, he has equalled Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand
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Indian Shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal picked up his maiden gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships.  He claimed the top honours in the 50 metres pistol event in Changwon, South Korea today.  The 23-year-old, a bronze-winner in the 10m air pistol and the 50m pistol events of the Commonwealth Games in Gold
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In tennis, defending champion Spain’s Rafael Nadal has entered the semi-final of the men’s singles of the US open. He won the longest match of this year’s tournament in a classic five-set quarter-final against Dominic Thiem.  Top seed Nadal edged a tense fifth-set tie-break to win 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7,  7-6.  Argentina’s Juan Martin Del
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In Tennis, five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is out of the US Open after she was beaten 6-4 6-3 by Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in women’s singles’ round sixteen. The Spaniard will now face last year’s runner-up Madison Keys in the quarter-final. In men’s single, Swiss player Roger Federer is playing with Australia’s John
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Shuttler PV Sindhu will look to add a ninth gold to India’s kitty when she takes on World No 1 Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the Women’s Badminton singles final at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.  Sindhu yesterday created history by becoming the first Indian woman to enter the final. Athlete Hima Das
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