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August 20, 2018 2:20 PM India suffer first kabaddi defeat

JAKARTA: India's men suffered their first ever kabaddi defeat at the Asian Games when they slumped 24-23 to South Korea in a group match on Monday. The seven-time champions beat both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Sunday to stamp their authority but they met their match in South Korea, ending a run of 32 straight wins. India have only lost once before in the home-grown 11

August 11, 2018 7:54 AM LeBron James to make Lakers home debut against Rockets

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James will make his Los Angeles Lakers' home debut on October 20 against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center arena, the National Basketball Association announced on Friday. The four-time league MVP James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers last month to sign with the Lakers, and his new teammates travel to Portland on the 18th for their 16

August 8, 2018 11:38 PM Christmas cracker as LeBron and Lakers visit Warriors

NEW YORK: LeBron James and his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates will visit defending champion Golden State on Christmas in a 2018-19 NBA campaign that opens Oct16, the league announced Wednesday. James has faced the Warriors in the NBA Finals the past four years as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning the 2016 crown. But the four-time NBA Most Valuable 15

August 7, 2018 11:49 PM Boro swat aside Sheffield United, West Brom snatch first point

LONDON: Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Tuesday, while West Brom struck late at Nottingham Forest to grab their first point of the English Championship season. Middlesbrough, who scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Millwall in their season-opener on Saturday, carried on from where they left off at the Riverside 12

August 6, 2018 11:33 PM Ronaldo's Juventus debut to be streamed live on Facebook

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Serie A and Spain's La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season. UK rights holders Eleven Sports announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with the social media giant that will see at least one live match from both leagues broadcast 12

August 5, 2018 6:33 AM Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid topples Juventus 3-1

LOS ANGELES: Substitute Marco Asensio made an immediate impact by scoring two early second-half goals as Real Madrid rallied to beat Juventus 3-1 in a pre-season exhibition contest on Saturday. Asensio entered the game at the start of the second half and scored less than two minutes in before adding another in the 56th minute with both goals being assisted 17

July 27, 2018 8:56 AM Ibrahimovic helps Galaxy fightback in 'El Trafico'

LOS ANGELES: Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped launch another dramatic fightback as Los Angeles Galaxy overturned a 2-0 deficit to snatch a 2-2 draw with Los Angeles Football Club in their "El Trafico" derby on Thursday. In another pulsating edition of Major League Soccer's newest city rivalry, Galaxy conjured two goals in the final eight minutes to grab a share 21

July 16, 2018 7:16 AM Catch Cohen's take on who is America

Famous for creating a roster of iconic moments and incendiary characters, Sacha Baron Cohen returns to series television for the first time in more than a decade, writing and directing Who Is America?. This seven-episode series, which has been in the works since last year, explores the diverse individuals – from the infamous to the unknown – who populate 24

July 10, 2018 6:59 AM Soccer-Iceland skipper Gunnarsson signs one-year deal at Cardiff

Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson has signed a new one-year contract with Cardiff City. The 29-year old, who led Iceland in their debut World Cup campaign last month, was hindered by a long-term ankle injury last season as Cardiff finished second in the second-tier Championship to earn promotion to the Premier League. "It was tough work to get back, ready 35

July 4, 2018 2:54 AM Konta, Edmund revive British spirits at Wimbledon

LONDON: With Andy Murray pulling out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, the two-time champion's shock absence has put the spotlight on his fellow Britons at the grass-court Grand Slam. Of the four Britons in action on Monday, only teenager Katie Swan emerged victorious with a shock success against world number 36 Irina-Camelia Begu. After a combined 17