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  • In pics: Denied a shot at gold, Sarita Devi refuses to wear bronze Yesterday

    Protesting against her controversial defeat against the South Korean boxer at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, Sarita Devi on Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal at the podium. An inconsolable Sarita was seen crying incessantly on the podium and refused repeated attempts to put bronze medal around her...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final 2 days ago

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem of...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Sarita settles for bronze after shocking decision 2 days ago

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi (60kg) controversially settled for a bronze medal after losing her semifinal bout against South Korea's Jina Park. ...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India face Korea test in men's semifinal 3 days ago

    Incheon: Looking to end a 16-year-old gold drought, the Indian men's hockey team faces a tough South Korea test in the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led side came back well after losing a tense third Pool B game against Pakistan 1-2 to put it across...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Failure in semis not an option for India 3 days ago

    The time for talk is over, India to meet South Korea in the first semi-final of Incheon Asian Games. This game and the subsequent grand final (if India go through) are two critical games for Indian hockey and coach Terry Walsh. Failure is not really an option. The Indian line-up has...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women gear up for semi-final against South Korea 3 days ago

    Incheon: Their confidence boosted by a 6-1 rout of Malaysia, Indian women hockey players are looking forward to their 17th Asian Games semi-final match against South Korea on Monday. At the Soenhak Hockey Stadium, India would look to do a repeat of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha when they outplayed...
  • Asian Games Tennis: Sanam-Saketh reach doubles final, Yuki-Divij settle for bronze 4 days ago

    Incheon: Indian men's doubles pair of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni assured India of atleast a silver medal in tennis while Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan missed out on a golden opportunity to make it 1-2 for the country blowing away two match points en route settling for a bronze. Sanam,...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India beat China 2-0, to face Korea in semi-final 4 days ago

    Incheon: A scrappy India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, on Saturday. After a goalless opening 30 minutes, drag-flick exponent V R Raghunath (40th minute) and Birendra Lakra (45th) scored two goals in...
  • US calls for North Korea to shut 'evil' prison camps September 24, 2014

    New York: US Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for North Korea to shut down its "evil system" of prison camps. Kerry spoke at a gathering of foreign officials and activists on Tuesday to draw attention to the findings of a UN commission of inquiry that in February concluded that...
  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to North Korean weightlifting success September 23, 2014

    Incheon: "Recipe for weightlifting success," by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Take one egg. Add an idea. Break a stone with said egg. Voila. North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Varvara Lepchenko to win Korea Open September 21, 2014

    Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 63, 67 (5), 62 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 40 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of...
  • Indian handball team loses to South Korea in Asiad September 21, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian handball team's dismal show continued as they lost 1939 to South Korea in their second group D match at the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. The Indians trailed the host team 621 in the first half before losing the second half 1318. The Koreans were incisive in their striking...
  • At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports September 21, 2014

    On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Maria Kirilenko to reach final in Korea September 20, 2014

    Seoul: Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 46, 76 (5), 63 and reach the final of the Korea Open. Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter...
  • Varvara Lepchenko upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Korea Open September 19, 2014

    Fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 67 (4), 62, 62 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday. Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust the top seed. Lepchenko has beaten Radwanska twice this year, after losing five straight. Resurgent Maria...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony September 19, 2014

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch September 19, 2014

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village September 18, 2014

    The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea's team was officially welcomed into the athlete's village at the Asian Games after a series of controversies that nearly scuttled their trip. The ceremony took place at...
  • Asian Games football: Indian Women go down to Korea Republic September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian women went down 010 to a superior Korea Republic in their second Group A match of the Women's Football Competition in the Incheon Asian Games. Korea Republic led fivenil at the interval. Four goals from Yoo Younga, hattrick from Jeon Gaeul, a brace from Jung Seoblin and one...
  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters September 17, 2014

    Seoul: Topseeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 60, 60 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "doublebageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the...
  • Asian Games torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over September 17, 2014

    Incheon: The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the twoweek competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes. The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South Korea's capital Seoul before being carried on the final...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 150 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Topseeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open September 16, 2014

    Seoul: Topseeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 63, 63 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour and 15 minutes and set up a secondround...
  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open September 16, 2014

    Seoul: Fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 61, 62 on Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han NaLae of South Korea, who...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea September 15, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarinebased ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor September 14, 2014

    Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24yearold American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's...