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Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets (Lead) (23:56)
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets (23:10)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power packed batting saw India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Sevilla coach confident ahead of Europa League clash vs Standard Liege (22:02)IANS Photo Service
Seville (Spain), Sep 19 (IANS) Sevilla coach Pablo Machin on Wednesday said about the upcoming UEFA Europa League match against Belgium's Standard Liege that he has confidence in his squad.

Club employees threaten strike before Superliga Argentina showcase match (22:02)IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (IANS) The UTEDYC sports workers union staged a protest at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) headquarters to demand pay raises and threatened to go on strike during the sixth round of Superliga Argentina play, which includes the "Super Classic" between Boca Juniors and River Plate.

Morumbi, Maracana stadiums to host key matches of 2019 Copa America in Brazil (21:46)
Asuncion (Paraguay), Sep 19 (IANS) South America's football federation (Conmebol) has confirmed the venues for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil, with Sao Paulo's Morumbi Stadium and Rio de Janeiro's emblematic Maracana Stadium to serve as the sites for the opening match and the final, respectively.

Charity football match for Kerala flood victims in Kolkata (21:30)
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary former footballer I.M. Vijayan and defender Debjit Ghosh will take part in a charity match at Kalyani on Saturday to raise funds for the victims of the devastating Kerala floods.

Sevilla wraps up preparations for Europa League clash with Standard Liege (21:22)IANS Photo Service
Seville, Sep 19 (IANS) Sevilla held a final training session on Wednesday on the eve of their UEFA Europa League group stage home opener against Belgian club Standard Liege.

Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total (Lead) (21:18)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav took three wickets each as India restricted Pakistan to a paltry 162 in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total (20:42)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) India produced a strong bowliung performance to restrict Pakistan to 162 runs in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury (20:06)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury.

Rajasthan Cricket Association dissolved (19:48)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections, the government has dissolved the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), removing veteran Congress president C.P. Joshi as its chief, making the other camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi stronger.

Pandya suffers acute lower back injury (19:24)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The BCCI has issued an update on all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was stretchered off the field following a lower back injury during the match against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 here on Wednesday.

New kabaddi league up against PKL (19:00)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The newly formed New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) on Wednesday slammed the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) for negligence in the Indian squad selection for the recently concluded 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Chelsea's young midfielder Ampadu inks 5-year contract extension (18:58)IANS Photo Service
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Chelsea defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu has signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday.

India girls beat Pakistan in AFC U-16 Women's Championship qualifier (17:54)
Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Sep 19 (IANS) The India U-16 girls football team beat arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the ongoing AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifier at the MFF Stadium here on Wednesday.

Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat vs India in Asia Cup (16:44)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.

BAI doles out cash incentives of Rs 1.6 crore to state units (16:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday doled out a cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crore to its 32 member associations for developing the sport across the country.

Gremio edge towards Copa Libertadores last 4 (14:18)IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (IANS) Defending champions Gremio took a step towards earning a place in the Copa Libertadores semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Atletico Tucuman of Argentina.

North, South Korea agree to jointly bid for 2032 Olympics (14:04)IANS Photo Service
Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) North and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to prepare a joint bid for hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics, as part of agreements reached during the third inter-Korean summit of the year.

Atletico stumble early against Monaco, but come back to win 2-1 (13:20)IANS Photo Service
Monaco, Sep 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid fell behind against AS Monaco before rebounding to win 2-1 in the 2018-2019 Champions League kick off for both sides.

Brugge goes down to Dortmund (13:12)IANS Photo Service
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund beat Club Brugge 1-0 thanks to a goal by young American Christian Pulisic, leaving fans at the Jan-Breydel Stadium in Bruges in disbelief.

Liverpool withstand PSG comeback to prevail 3-2 (13:12)IANS Photo Service
Liverpool, Sep 19 (IANS) Liverpool FC blew a 2-0 lead before coming back to win 3-2 against a Paris Saint-Germain side that appeared at times to be overwhelmed by the setting and the occasion in the 2018-2019 Champions League opener.

Santa Fe, Millonarios round-of-16 match ends in goalless draw (12:26)IANS Photo Service
Bogota, Sep 19 (IANS) Santa Fe and Millonarios played out a goalless draw in their Copa Sudamericana Round-of-16 first leg match at the El Campin Stadium here.

With GM researchers, computer servers and spices, Indian chess teams set for Olympiad (11:54)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) With high-speed servers or "chess engines", four young chess Grand Masters (GM) to provide research and analytical assistance, a foreign coach and select Indian spices, two Indian teams -- for the open and women's sections -- are all set for their World Chess Olympiad medal hunt at Batumi in Georgia Sep 23-Oct 6, officials said.

This chess Olympiad captain provides steady supply of beverages to players (10:00)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The role of non-playing captain and coach of a chess Olympiad team cannot be just restricted to abiding the tournament rules and giving expert game advice, said Grand Master R.B. Ramesh.

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