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Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony

Fireworks lit up the sky during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday evening. Photo: Reuters 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 ...

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Kohli falls short of century as India fight back

India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a hundred but had the satisfaction of leading a batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. At stumps India were 307 for six after losing the toss. A day of fluctuating ...

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Jason Roy sidelined by self-inflicted face injury

The 28-year-old was hurt after being dismissed playing for Surrey in a Twenty20 game against Hampshire on Wednesday. Photo: @JasonRoy20 England international Jason Roy said he was “extremely embarrassed” after suffering an injury when his bat, which he had thrown to the ground in frustration, bounced back and hit him ...

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England elected to field against India in third Test

Photo: AFP England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to field against India in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday where Ben Stokes returned to the side after being acquitted of an affray charge. Root had confirmed on Friday that Stokes would play just days after ...

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10 unusual Asian Games sports

Anyone for sepak takraw? Or perhaps a spot of bridge? We take a look at 10 of the more unusual sports being contested at the Asian Games in Jakarta: – Pencak silat – Legend has it that the ancient Indonesia martial art pencak silat originated after a woman watched a ...

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Usain Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt arrived in Australia where he will play football for Central Coast Mariners in A-League. Photo: AFP Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an ...

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