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WSJ Opinion: Why Is the Media Protecting Joe Biden?
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WSJ Opinion: Why Is the Media Protecting Joe Biden?

media_playWSJ Opinion: Why Is the Media Protecting Joe Biden? Main Street: “Trump is testing the norms of objectivity in journalism,” said the New York Times in 2016. Four years later an update for press coverage: Joe Biden must never asked a tough question. Image: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Source link
KKR vs KXIP: Chris Gayle-Mandeep Singh duo takes Kings XI Punjab to top four in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR vs KXIP: Chris Gayle-Mandeep Singh duo takes Kings XI Punjab to top four in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Chris Gayle channelised his inner anger while Mandeep Singh played through immense personal grief as they conjured to script another chapter in a beautiful comeback story for Kings XI Punjab which beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the IPL on Monday. Chasing a target of 150, KXIP achieved the target in 18.5 overs losing only two wickets as they have now won their fifth successive match to keep play-off hopes alive. Gayle, who was overlooked and was also ill during the first phase showed why he is the 'Universe Boss' during his innings of 51 off 29 balls with five sixes. Mandeep, who is grieving the loss of his father, anchored the chase with an unbeaten 66 off 56 balls as the duo added 100 runs in 10.1 overs. You deserve it all and more @mandeeps12 😊😊#Dream11IPL htt...
Soccer star becomes first woman to coach a men’s pro team in Egypt | Football News – Times of India
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Soccer star becomes first woman to coach a men’s pro team in Egypt | Football News – Times of India

GIZA (Egypt): Faiza Heidar grew up playing soccer in the streets with the boys and went on to captain Egypt's national women's team. Now she has become the first woman to train one of the country's professional men's clubs.Heidar has been signed up by the fourth division side Ideal Goldi, based in Giza. "There is usually some mockery at the beginning," the 36-year-old told Reuters. "But then they realise that they will learn something, that they will develop their skills." She said she was the first Egyptian coach - male or female - to gain the Premier Skills Coach Educator status, certified by England's Premier League. Soccer remains an overwhelmingly male sport in Egypt. "I would tell her not to go. She would say: 'No, I will go.' She loved the sport," said Heidar's mother, Khodra Abd...
Impressed with Varun Chakravarthy’s performance: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Impressed with Varun Chakravarthy’s performance: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on Varun Chakravarthy, who on Monday earned his maiden India call-up for T20 Internationals against Australia, saying he has been impressed by the mystery spinner's variations and calm head during the ongoing IPL in the UAE. “Varun has been bowling well throughout this tournament (IPL). And very rarely he has given a little more runs at this level," Tendulkar said in a video shared on 100MB. "... what happens is everybody is seeing how Sunil Narine will bowl, so normally when Narine bowls, there is more pressure on the bowler from the other end and the batsman tries to attack him more." The 29-year-old Chennai born Chakravarthy, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, has picked up 12 wickets to be the leading wicket-taker for his sid...
Recovered Lakshya Sen raring to go at SaarLorLux Open | Badminton News – Times of India
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Recovered Lakshya Sen raring to go at SaarLorLux Open | Badminton News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Second seed Lakshya Sen will be keen to defend his title at the SaarLorLux Open BWF Super-100 tournament, which begins in Saarbrucken, Germany, on Tuesday. Following the pandemic break, this is the second BWF tournament after the Denmark Open, which concluded on October 18. Lakshya had an issue with his back after he won his first round match in Denmark Open, earlier this month. However, his coach Vimal Kumar said that the teen sensation has fully recovered and is raring to go at the SaarLorLux Open. “After he finished with his first match he had lower back pain. Then we strapped him up. We were concerned with the injury, and he contacted doctors in Mumbai. An MRI scan ruled out any major injury,” said Vimal, adding that Lakshya has recovered from the injury. “Now he has reco...
India squad for Australia tour 2020: Rohit Sharma out of Australia tour with hamstring injury; Siraj in Test squad, Varun in T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India
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India squad for Australia tour 2020: Rohit Sharma out of Australia tour with hamstring injury; Siraj in Test squad, Varun in T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's limited-over vice-captain and senior opener Rohit Sharma was on Monday left out of all three squads for the tour of Australia due to a recurring hamstring injury which is set to oust him from the remainder of the Indian Premier League as well. In Rohit's absence, the in-form KL Rahul will be Virat Kohli's deputy in the white ball teams and is also back in the Test squad after a considerable period of time. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant failed to make the cut for the limited overs even though he retained his place in the Test squad. "The BCCI Medical Team will continue to monitor the progress of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a press release announcing the squads. The tour of Australia comprises three T20 Internationals, as many OD...
IPL 2020: What’s the significance of Hardik Pandya’s clenched fist salute
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IPL 2020: What’s the significance of Hardik Pandya’s clenched fist salute

By: Express News Service | October 27, 2020 3:22:18 am Hardik Pandya took knee in support of Black Lives Matter Movement. on Sunday. (BCCI/IPL) What did Hardik Pandya do? Hardik Pandya became the first player in the IPL to take the knee in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the worldwide anti-racism movement. When he reached his half-century in the 19th over against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, Pandya went down on his right knee and raised his right gloved hand to give a clenched fist salute. A smiling Pandya looked at his dugout where Keiron Pollard, the stand-in captain of Mumbai Indians, raised his fist in acknowledgement. Has there been an official stance from...
India vs Australia: Survival of the fittest
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India vs Australia: Survival of the fittest

Written by Sandip G | New Delhi | October 27, 2020 3:03:35 am India skipper Virat Kohli with teammates. ( REUTERS/File Photo) Ishant Sharma, three shy of a century of Test matches, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma were the notable exclusions from the Indian Test squad to Australia. While Hardik, who is not fit enough to bowl and couldn’t bargain a spot with his batting skills alone, and Bhuvneshwar, who sustained a thigh injury, are entirely out of contention, BCCI will monitor the injuries of Ishant and Rohit. The latter has pulled a hamstring while Ishant has a muscle torn near the ribs. They were excluded from the list due to the pro...
KKR vs KXIP Live Score: Kings XI Punjab restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 149/9 in Sharjah | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR vs KXIP Live Score: Kings XI Punjab restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 149/9 in Sharjah | Cricket News – Times of India

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD (TARGET FOR KXIP: 150)OVERS 3.2: FOUR! Full toss from Prasidh. KL drives this through mid off region. KXIP 19/0, need 131 more to win.OVERS 3.1: FOUR! Rahul welcomes the lanky pacer with a superb boundary towards deep mid wicket. He picks the length and smashes the ball beautifully. Prasidh starts his second over. End of OVER 3: Another good over for KKR. Cummins concedes just 2 runs. KXIP 11/0Cummins starts his second over. End of OVER 2: 4 runs off Prasidh's over. KXIP 9/0, need 141 more to winPrasidh Krishna comes into the attackEnd of OVER 1: 5 runs off Cummins' over. KXIP 5/0OVERS 0.1: FOUR! Rahul hits boundary off the first ball of the innings. He uses the pace, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary. Poor fielding...
KKR vs KXIP Live Score: Mohammed Shami takes two in over over, Kolkata Knight Riders off to terrible start | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR vs KXIP Live Score: Mohammed Shami takes two in over over, Kolkata Knight Riders off to terrible start | Cricket News – Times of India

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARDOVERS 1.6: WICKET! Shami is on fire. The pacer sends DK back to the pavillion without troubling the scorers. Shami celebrates, DK departs for a duck. What a start for KXIP. Another easy catch for KL Rahul behind the wickets. KKR 10/3Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. This is his 300th T20 match.OVERS 1.4: WICKET! Mohammed Shami dismisses Rahul Tripathi for 7 runs. KKR are off to a terrible start. First Rana and now Tripathi. Poor shit selection from Tripathi. KL Rahul takes an easy catch behind the wickets. KKR 10/2Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.End of OVER 1: 9 runs and Rana's wicket off Maxwell's over. KKR 9/1OVERS 0.5: SIX! What a shot from Tripathi. He leans forward, picks the length and smashes Maxwell over deep mid wicket fence. Rahul Tripathi come...
Ravi Shastri and coaching staff arrive in UAE, enter bio-bubble | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ravi Shastri and coaching staff arrive in UAE, enter bio-bubble | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India head coach Ravi Shastri and his support staff have all arrived in Dubai and entered the bio-bubble as they get ready for the team's two-month tour of Australia next month. Shastri, batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Bharath Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar have all reached from their respective home cities on Sunday. "The head coach and his team arrived yesterday. They are now in isolation and getting their three mandatory RT-PCR tests done. There is a separate bio-bubble created for the support staff along with Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari," a senior BCCI source privy to development told d PTI on conditions of anonymity. It is expected that once Pujara and Vihari end their six-day isolation period, they will be training at the ICC Academy here. Sri Lankan ...
Impressed with Varun Chakravarthy’s performance: Sachin Tendulkar
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Impressed with Varun Chakravarthy’s performance: Sachin Tendulkar

By: PTI | October 26, 2020 11:04:24 pm According to Tendulkar, Chakravarthy has not rattled despite bowling most of the times in pressure situations. Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on Varun Chakravarthy, who on Monday earned his maiden India call-up for T20 Internationals against Australia, saying he has been impressed by the mystery spinner’s variations and calm head during the ongoing IPL in the UAE. “Varun has been bowling well throughout this tournament (IPL). And very rarely he has given a little more runs at this level,’ Tendulkar said in a video shared on 100MB. ‘… what happens is everybody is seeing how will Sunil Narine bowl, so normally wh...
SaarLorLux Open: Lakshya Sen eyes successive title; Ajay Jayaram, Subhankar Dey also in fray
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SaarLorLux Open: Lakshya Sen eyes successive title; Ajay Jayaram, Subhankar Dey also in fray

By: PTI | October 26, 2020 9:55:31 pm India badminton player Lakshya Sen (File Photo) Defending champion Lakshya Sen will be aiming to recover from the setback of an early exit from Denmark Open when he takes the court to defend the SaarLorLux Open Super 100 title, beginning in Germany on Tuesday. The 19-year-old from Almora suffered a second-round loss to experienced Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus at the Denmark Open Super 750 tournament earlier this month. However, a week of training at Peter Gade Academy after the Denmark Open must have done a world of good to the young Indian shuttler. Lakshya, who claimed five titles in the senior circuit last year includin...
Alexander Zverev closes on top six after Cologne win | Tennis News – Times of India
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Alexander Zverev closes on top six after Cologne win | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: German Alexander Zverev edged closer to the world's top six on Monday after his weekend triumph in Cologne, while Novak Djokovic chalked off another week in his bid for the record amount of time as world number one. Zverev beat Diego Schwartzman on home soil in Sunday's final to secure a second straight title. He remains seventh in the ATP rankings, but cut the gap to world number six Daniil Medvedev and the fifth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas. Roger Federer has been world number one for a record 310 weeks in his career. But Djokovic, who is at the ATP tournament in Vienna this week having not played since Roland Garros earlier this month, has now spent 292 weeks as the world's best player. ATP top 20:1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,740 pts 2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850 3. Dominic Thiem (AU...
Denver Zoo Divers Treat Fish to Underwater Pumpkin Carving Show
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Denver Zoo Divers Treat Fish to Underwater Pumpkin Carving Show

Staff at Denver Zoo treated the zoo’s saltwater aquarium fish to an underwater pumpkin carving show, footage released on October 23 shows. This video shows dive specialists Alex and Tim getting into the spooky spirit as they carve fish into pumpkins. According to the zoo, underwater pumpkin carving, while festive, also provides nutrition for fish at the zoo’s Tropical Discovery enclosure. “While festive for humans, this is also great for the fish, who enjoy this activity as our predators might enjoy a carcass feeding,” Denver Zoo said. Credit: Denver Zoo via Storyful Source link
India T20, ODI, Test Squad for Australia tour: Rohit Sharma left out, Varun Chakravarthy earns maiden call-up
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India T20, ODI, Test Squad for Australia tour: Rohit Sharma left out, Varun Chakravarthy earns maiden call-up

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 26, 2020 9:29:51 pm Rohit Sharma has not been named in the squads for the Australia tour by BCCI. (File Photo)India T20, ODI, Test Squad, Players List for Australia Tour: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced Test, ODI, and T20I squads for India’s tour of Australia after the All-India Senior Selection Committee met via video-conference on the same  day. India will be touring Australia in a bio-secure bubble in November where they take part in four Test matches, three ODIs and three T20Is after the conclusion of the ongoing IPL 2020 campaign. Rohit Sharma, who is currently injured for Mumbai Indians...
India vs Australia: Boxing Day Test likely to allow fans as virus outbreak quashed | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Australia: Boxing Day Test likely to allow fans as virus outbreak quashed | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Fans are expected to be allowed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the blockbuster Boxing Day Test between India and Australia, officials said Monday in a major boost for the series. Australia's second largest city has been under a coronavirus lockdown for months, and on Sunday a decision was made to bar spectators at next week's Melbourne Cup horse race. But on Monday officials announced an easing of restrictions after no new daily or deaths, opening the door to some good news for cricket fans. "The Boxing Day Test of course is very different (to the Melbourne Cup) because that is some way off," Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews told reporters. "I am very confident that we will get a crowd at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test. "I don't know how big it will be but there ...
Paul Pogba labels rumours of quitting France national team as ‘fake news’
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Paul Pogba labels rumours of quitting France national team as ‘fake news’

By: Reuters | October 26, 2020 8:17:21 pm Paul Pogba added that he was taking legal action against the publishers. (Reuters)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports that said he quit the France national team over comments made by the country’s President Emmanuel Macron which were perceived to be against Islam. The French leader this month declared war on “Islamist separatism”, which he believes is taking over some Muslim communities in France. The Sun newspaper alleged that Pogba, a practising Muslim, reacted to Macron’s comments by quitting the national team. “Unacceptable,” the 27-year-old wrote on a Twitter post here along with a “...
David Warner plans to write a book on 2018’s ball-tampering scandal, says wife
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David Warner plans to write a book on 2018’s ball-tampering scandal, says wife

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 26, 2020 8:06:16 pm David Warner with his wife and two daughters in 2018. (Source: AP)David Warner’s scintillating career suffered a major blow when he was embroiled in the infamous ball-tampering incident during Australia’s tour of South Africa in 2018. Defending her husband’s role in the scandal, David’s wife Candice Warner said that the cricketer is planning to write a book on the scandal. In an interaction with SAS Australia on Sunday, Candice said that David’s side of the story is still unknown to the people and she implied that it will be told one day in a memoir. The 35-year-old spoke about the third Test agai...
India squad for Australia 2020: Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini may get picked for Australia tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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India squad for Australia 2020: Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini may get picked for Australia tour | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: More than seven months after they picked a team for the home ODI series against South Africa, India's selectors are likely to meet on Monday, to pick for the first-ever time via a zoom call, a jumbo 32-member squad for the much-anticipated tour of Australia this winter. For some reason, the date of this meeting has been shrouded in mystery. Even as a reliable source in the Board confirmed to TOI that the meeting was on Monday, another source denied any confirmation for the same. As always, a major headache for the selection committee, led by former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi, is lack of a genuine seam bowling all-rounder, an option which becomes important on tours outside Asia. Due to a fragile back which required surgery earlier this year, Hardik Pandya hasn't bowled at...