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We are capable of beating any opponent: Manika Batra
Ace table tennis player Manika Batra shot into limelight with her four-medal haul in the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Beating world No 4 and three-time Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei of Singapore boosted my self-belief. Result wise, India didn't do too well in the team championship, but our tie against China was quite close. I feel we are now capable of beating any opponent. The game has become faster over the years and you need to be very fit to cope with the speed.
Asian Games: Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony
A spectacular pyrotechnic show, including a simulated volcanic eruption, lit up the Jakarta skyline on Saturday night as Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the continent's elite athletes in the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games. During the 18th Asian Games we, the nations of Asia, want to show that we are one in brotherhood. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah hailed his homeland's return.
Cricket: Kohli to India's rescue again after Woakes treble
Virat Kohli, ably assisted by fellow half-century maker Ajinkya Rahane, produced another captain's knock for India in the third test after England's Chris Woakes had rocked the visitors with three pre-lunch wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Kohli, 51 not out, never looked in any trouble as he eased to his 18th test fifty while Rahane, still there on 53, compiled his 13th, the experienced pair putting on India's highest partnership of the series, an unbroken 107 on the first day.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Live score Premier League Live streaming: Stamford Bridge gears up for big clash
Chelsea vs Arsenal Live score Premier League Live streaming: Chelsea host Arsenal in the first big derby of the 2018/19 Premier League season. A win here would work wonders for Unai Emery whose tenure as Arsenal manager started with a 2-0 defeat to defending champions Manchester City. Maurizio Sarri, on the other hand, enjoyed a straightforward 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in his first match as Chelsea boss.
Liverpool offers help to Kerala flood victims
Liverpool Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Moore has promised to help the Kerala flood victims after the team's official supporters club, the Kerala Reds, sought help. Moore took to Twitter and posted a message, promising every possible thing they could do to help the people of the state. Kerala, which has a huge fan base of European football in general and Liverpool in specific, has been witnessing incessant rainfall over the last few months, causing massive flooding and landslides in several parts of the state.
Before it gets too late, Cheteshwara Pujara must let go of his habit of getting out with loose shots
Something which Pujara Sr pointed on in 2013 still stands strong even five years later but unfortunately, Pujara has not followed his father's tips on quite a few occasions. In the first innings, the world didn't see much of Pujara as he got dismissed for a mere four runs. Pujara took another four innings to register his maiden Test hundred followed by his maiden Test double ton two Tests later.
Indonesia celebrates heritage, traffic and world peace at energetic Asiad opening ceremony
Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown taking a motorcycle to the stadium after his convoy was stuck in one of Jakarta's infamous traffic jams. The two Koreas will field a united team in three events-lightweight rowing, dragon boat racing and women's 5x5 basketball. The flag was a unity banner, a light blue representation of the Korean peninsula on a white background. The ceremony opened with the traditional 'Saman' dance, which has been listed by UNESCO in its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Newcastle United's Kenedy has last-minute penalty saved in stalemate
Kenedy had a penalty saved with almost the final kick of the match as 10-man Newcastle United missed a golden chance to steal three points after a dismal and goalless Premier League stalemate at Cardiff City. The Brazilian, who should have been sent off in the first half for a wild kick out at Victor Camarasa and did not complete a single pass during the first 45 minutes, saw his nightmare afternoon ended with a poor penalty kept out by Neil Etheridge.
Cricket: Woakes takes three wickets as England take early grip in third test
Ben Stokes made his return just four days after being cleared of affray but it was another England all-rounder Chris Woakes who made early inroads into India's batting on the opening day of the third test at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Woakes, centurion and man of the match in England's second test win at Lord's, took three wickets after the home side had won the toss and decided to attack the visitors' brittle top order once again in conditions where the ball jagged around.
Indonesia president Widodo opens 18th Asian Games
Indonesia president Joko Widodo declared the 18th Asian Games open in a glittering ceremony on Saturday, launching what promises to be a frenetic fortnight of breathless sporting action featuring the best of the continent's athletes. I hereby declare the 18th Asian Games 2018 open, Widodo said in front of a 50,000-plus crowd at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium. Esports debuts as an official demonstration sport in Indonesia, which volunteered to host the Games after Vietnam pulled out in 2014 because of financial concerns.
PM Modi conveys best wishes to Indian contingent for Asian Games
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his best wishes to the Indian contingent for the 18th Asian Games, which started on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia. We are extremely proud of our athletes and I am sure they will give their best through the games, he tweeted. The Asian Games will take place simultaneously in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, and Palembang, capital of the province of South Sumatra. The opening ceremony began in Jakarta at 5:30 pm Indian time.
Money can't buy class: Mourinho lambasts Manchester City documentary for mocking Manchester United
He is now furious with Manchester City's behind-the-scenes documentary which mocked his playing style. In the movie the narrator described City's 2-1 win at Old Trafford as: Guardiola versus Mourinho once more; possession vs. defence; attacking football vs. park the bus. This didn't go down well with Jose Mourinho who said: You can have a fantastic movie while respecting others.
Jason Roy 'embarrassed' after suffering bizarre injury
Jason Roy, the England limited-overs opener, missed a vital T20 Blast game for Surrey against Glamorgan on Friday, 17 August, after suffering a bizarre, self-inflicted injury. In the clash against Hampshire on Wednesday, Roy was dismissed for a golden duck by Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the 17-year-old Afghanistan off-spinner. Roy threw his bat to the ground in frustration, but to add injury to insult, it bounced back and hit him in the face.
Abhinav Bindra has word of advice on dealing with fame for Manu Bhaker
Abhinav Bindra on Saturday had a word of advice for teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker, who is struggling to find some freedom in the restrictions that come with the life of a sportsperson. Bhaker, who has won World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals, has told her parents not to accompany her for overseas tournaments. Bindra on Saturday said on Twitter, Dear Manu - this is the life you have signed on for.
Here is why Manu Bhaker told her parents not to travel with her for overseas tournaments
Teenage shooter Manu Bhaker, who has won World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals, has told her parents not to accompany her for overseas tournaments as she struggles to find some freedom in the restrictive lifestyle that a sportsperson has to adapt to. Favourites to win a medal at the Asian Games, Bhaker's day starts at 5am with yoga and meditation. The 'juniors' in the Indian team are allowed to use their phones for only one hour in a day.
Boxing: Medics call for mandatory suspensions and scans to protect knocked out fighters
Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover before they fight again. These guidelines could potentially decrease the incidence of long-term neurological problems in combat sports athletes. This practice typically does not happen at events where there is a single physician covering, Neidecker said.

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