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Asian Games: India defeats Pakistan to secure bronze

JAKARTA, (DNA) – India on Saturday defeated Pakistan by 2-1 and secured bronze medal in Asian Games.As per details garnered, India took the lead in the fourth minute when Akashdeep Singh scored the ball. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay rolled the ball down inside the semi-circle and then rolled it backwards to Akashdeep as the defence tried to tackle him. Akash with plenty of space with him, hammered it inside the back of the net.

Sharapova closes out Cirstea to advance at US Open

Maria Sharapova thwarted a second-set comeback bid by Sorana Cirstea, beating the Romanian 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open.Sharapova, the 2006 champion at Flushing Meadows, coughed up 10 double faults as she got off to a slow start on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Pakistan to host Australia, New Zealand schedule announced

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the schedule of home series against Australia and New Zealand– the matches will be played at the neutral venue in UAE.Pakistan lock horns with Australia in two Tests and three T-20 matches series.

Bale and Benzema in the goals as Real Madrid survive scare

Karim Benzema netted twice and Gareth Bale scored a trademark goal as Real Madrid overcame an early scare at Girona to win 4-1 on Sunday.Seeking their second win of the new La Liga season, the European champions went behind after Borja Garcia opened the scoring for Girona with a superb goal after 17 minutes.

Asian Games: Pakistan rower Ejaz barred for exceeding weight limit

JAKARTA, (DNA) –  Pakistan’s Asim Ejaz suffered the embarrassment of missing out from competing in the men’s lightweight single sculls at the Asian Games on Friday after he was disqualified for exceeding the maximum weight limit.

Egypt’s record-breaking keeper El-Hadary retires aged 45

CAIRO, (DNA) – Veteran Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has retired from international duty aged 45, after breaking the record for oldest player to appear at a World Cup in Russia.“After reflecting at length and asking God, I have decided to retire from international football,” El-Hadary wrote on Facebook .

Zverev beats De Minaur to defend Washington ATP crown

BERLIN, (DNA) – Alexander Zverev says defending his ATP Washington Open title Sunday shows growing in strength and maturity, but the world number three still sees a big gap to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.The 21-year-old German won his third title of the year and the ninth of his career by defeating Australian teen Alex De Minaur 6-2, 6-4 in the 50th edition of the US Open tuneup event.