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Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Delhi scrape past Chennai to go top | Cricket News – Times of India
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Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Delhi scrape past Chennai to go top | Cricket News – Times of India

Delhi Capitals will believe they got out of jail against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Monday night. If it wasn't for Shimron Hetmyer's temperament coupled with his audacious ability to hit big and a drop by substitute Krishnappa Gowtham, they had made a hash of the 137-run chase. Perhaps, it's the depth in their ranks that prevailed over Shardul Thakur's magical spell of 2/8 in three overs which had left Hetmyer and Axar Patel to chase down 38 runs in five overs with four wickets in hand. As Hetmyer (28 not out off 18 balls) leaped in the air when Kagiso Rabada turned away Dwayne Bravo to the fine-leg boundary with two balls remaining, Capitals sealed one of the top-two slots by three wickets. Scorecard | As it happened | Points TableThe rash exhibition batting display by Prithvi Sha...
21-year-old from Jammu clocks stunning 150-kmph on IPL debut
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21-year-old from Jammu clocks stunning 150-kmph on IPL debut

IT’S MONDAY morning, but Jammu’s Gujjar Nagar can’t stop talking about Sunday night. That’s when Umran Mallik, the son of a local fruit and vegetable seller, clocked 150 kmph on his IPL debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Umran isn’t the first Indian to touch that magical mark — Javagal Srinath, Varun Aaron and Jasprit Bumrah are among those who have been there before — but cricket’s obsession with young tearaways and the 150 milestone has triggered a growing buzz around the 21-year-old. It’s been quite a journey for India’s latest pace sensation, and one that had his father Abdul Mallik worried for a while. Occasionally, when Umran would step out to play tennis-ball cricket at night, the father would secretly follow. “You know how this age is. There are a lot of youngsters who are spoil...
Wrestler Pinki to fight for bronze after losing heart-stopping World Championship semis | More sports News – Times of India
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Wrestler Pinki to fight for bronze after losing heart-stopping World Championship semis | More sports News – Times of India

OSLO (Norway): Indian wrestler Pinki nearly pinned her German rival Nina Hemmer before losing the heart-stopping 55kg semifinal 6-8 to miss out on a historic final at the World Championship on Monday. In a fast-paced action-packed semifinal, Pinki trailed 0-4 after Hemmer effected a take-down move and followed that up with a quick gut wrench. The 2020 Asian champion Pinki kept looking for her moves and found one from a right leg-attack, pushing the back of the German on the mat for two points. She kept Hemmer in tight grip and held her in that position for more than a minute but the referees were not convinced to give away a 'fall' result. After the breather, Pinki levelled the score and then took a 6-4 lead with consecutive take-downs but Hemmer again refused to throw in the towel and ...
Watford appoint Italian Claudio Ranieri as manager | Football News – Times of India
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Watford appoint Italian Claudio Ranieri as manager | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Watford have appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Ranieri, who led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, agreed a two-year contract with the Hornets to replace the sacked Xisco Munoz. "Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club's new head coach, on a two-year contract," a statement on the club's website announced. 🤝 Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new Head Coach.Welcome to Watford, Claudio! 💛— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) 1633363297000Ranieri takes over with Watford in 15th place in the Premier League after earning seven points from their opening seven matches. The 69-year-old Italian left Sampdoria at the end of last s...
England pulls out of men’s Junior Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar; notes India’s travel rules for UK nationals | Hockey News – Times of India
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England pulls out of men’s Junior Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar; notes India’s travel rules for UK nationals | Hockey News – Times of India

LONDON: England on Monday pulled out of the FIH Men's Junior World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar next month, citing a number of Covid-19 related concerns and taking "note" of the Indian government's mandatory 10-day quarantine protocol for all UK nationals. England Hockey said in a statement that it has informed world hockey governing body, FIH, of its decision to "unfortunately" withdraw from the November 24-December 5 tournament. "...with a number of Covid-related concerns in place, and with player and staff wellbeing in mind, it has become untenable for our team to participate. We note that on Friday the Indian government announced a mandatory ten-day quarantine for all UK nationals," the statement said. England Hockey has informed the FIH of its decision to unfortunately withdraw fr...
Erasmus says he has learnt from watching ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni and McCullum | Cricket News – Times of India
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Erasmus says he has learnt from watching ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni and McCullum | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Many cricketers and captains have learnt the tricks of the trade from iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus is no different as he admires the former India wicketkeeper-batsman for his “calm” approach. The other leader from whom Erasmus drew inspiration was former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who is currently the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing Indian Premier League. “For me as captain, perhaps my captaincy style that I learn from watching guys operate like Brendon McCullum or MS Dhoni, in the sense that they are good thinkers of the game, but they have got different styles,” Erasmus said in a virtual media interaction, facilitated by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “I learned a lot from watching McCullum, the instinct...
IPL 2021: Tennis ball cricket is key to Umran Malik’s pace, says Parvez Rasool | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Tennis ball cricket is key to Umran Malik’s pace, says Parvez Rasool | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Parvez Rasool stood thunderstruck when Umran Malik tormented the KKR batsmen on his IPL debut with his sheer pace, clocking 150kmph on speedometer and Jammu & Kashmir's original cricket icon is confident that the 21-year old is a derby race horse. Numbers can be deceptive but Rasool, the only cricketer for the region to have played international cricket, has a good eye for talent and even he was stunned at the improvement shown by the 21-year-old Jammu boy. For many, Umran's IPL debut against KKR on Sunday may get a slot in Ripley's 'Believe it or Not' as he clocked 151.03 kmph (93.84 mph), the fastest delivery by an Indian this season. Also, 11 out of his 24 legitimate deliveries were above 145 kmph (90mph) as SunRisers Hyderabad handed him an IPL debut. "He is a very ta...
No surgery for Paralympics bronze winner Sharad, two-month rest advised | More sports News – Times of India
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No surgery for Paralympics bronze winner Sharad, two-month rest advised | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Paralympics bronze medal-winning high jumper Sharad Kumar is a relieved man as he will not need a surgery and has been advised two-month complete rest along with medication after he was diagnosed with heart inflammation last month. The-29-year-old Kumar had undergone a few tests after he was admitted to the All India Institute of medical Sciences (AIIMS) here due to chest congestion on September 16. He was discharged after a few days but had undergone a few tests to decide on the future course of action after being diagnosed with heart inflammation. "(After the test results) the doctor said there is confirmed swelling (of the heart) and I will need two months rest. I will also be on medication," Kumar told PTI on Monday. "Thankfully, I will need any surgery. I was under...
Domenicali says a third of F1 races could be sprint format | Racing News – Times of India
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Domenicali says a third of F1 races could be sprint format | Racing News – Times of India

LONDON: Formula One will have a record 23 races next year and a third of them could be in the sprint format trialled this year, the sport's chief executive Stefano Domenicali said on Monday. The format has been used at Silverstone and Monza this year, with Brazil's Interlagos to come, and features qualifying on Friday for a Saturday 100km race that then decides the starting grid for Sunday. Points are awarded for the top three drivers, in a 3-2-1 system. Domenicali told Sky Sports television that the 2022 season would run from mid-March to mid-November, likely to be the earliest finish in a decade, with the calendar due to be published later this month. "We said at the beginning of the year there would be three tests this year to make sure we have the right plan for the future. The vast...
SSP Chawrasia, Shiv Kapur to compete at PGTI MP Cup | Golf News – Times of India
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SSP Chawrasia, Shiv Kapur to compete at PGTI MP Cup | Golf News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Olympians Udayan Mane and SSP Chawrasia, along with the seasoned duo of Shiv Kapur and Jyoti Randhawa, will compete at the TATA Steel PGTI MP Cup from Tuesday. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs 70 lakh and marks the PGTI's return to the Delhi Golf Course with a full-field event after seven years. The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera and N Thangaraja and Bangladeshis Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and Badal Hossain. The Pro-Am event will be held on October 9. The tournament is a 72-hole stroke-play competition with the cut to be declared after 36 holes. The top-50 players and ties will make the cut for the last two rounds. The event is a part of the international golfing calendar with Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points allocated to it. The to...
DC vs CSK: Gowtham misses Hetmyer catch; Pant chatter with Axar continues
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DC vs CSK: Gowtham misses Hetmyer catch; Pant chatter with Axar continues

CSK’s Krishnappa Gowtham could have probably ended the chase in the 18th over when Shimron Hetmeyer slugged Dwayne Bravo towards him at long-on. Delhi Capitals had needed 22 runs from 15 balls at that stage and everything depended on Hetmeyer. Gowtham took a couple of steps forward and started to bend down his knees as the ball began to dip. He went for the Australian way, cupping his palms out but had to keep going down to cover for the dip. Yes, he could have taken it in the Indian way with palms up but not that Australian way was wrong. Just one of those days, where it didn’t come off. Perhaps the pressure, perhaps it dipped more than he thought and by the time his knees touched the ground, the ball popped out of his palms. So did the game. A few balls later, the broadcasters decided...
Inspiring performance in pink-ball Test by India, says Jhulan Goswami | Cricket News – Times of India
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Inspiring performance in pink-ball Test by India, says Jhulan Goswami | Cricket News – Times of India

QUEENSLAND (Australia): India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Monday termed the team's performance in the pink-ball Test against Australia an "inspiring" one. Australia and India settled for a draw as time ran out on the final day in Carrara on Sunday. Both teams earned two points each, meaning Australia leads the multi-format series with 6 points heading into the three T20Is, while India is on 4. Jhulan also wished luck to the Women in Blue ahead of the upcoming T20I series against Australia. "An inspiring performance in the #PinkBallTest by the team. Wishing the team good luck for the upcoming T20s against Australia," Jhulan tweeted. An inspiring performance in the #PinkBallTest by the team. Wishing the team good luck for the upcoming T20s against… https://t.co/UOUzyE0J01— Jhulan Goswam...
Watford appoint Claudio Ranieri as manager on two-year deal
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Watford appoint Claudio Ranieri as manager on two-year deal

Watford have appointed former Chelsea and Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri as their new manager on a two-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday. Italian Ranieri, who famously led Leicester to a shock league title in the 2015-16 season, will replace Xisco Munoz after the Spaniard left Watford on Sunday following their 1-0 defeat at Leeds United the previous day. Ranieri, 69, last worked in the Premier League during the 2018-19 campaign when he took over at Fulham in November but was sacked after winning three of his 17 games in charge. 🇮🇹 𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐔𝐃𝐈𝐎 𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐈𝐄𝐑𝐈 🇮🇹 Our new Head Coach 🤩 pic.twitter.com/Dhy5fnckuW — Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) October 4, 2021 He left Sampdoria at the end of last season after achieving a ninth-place finish, having taken charge in October 2...
T20 World Cup: Bangladesh team arrives in Muscat for showpiece event | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: Bangladesh team arrives in Muscat for showpiece event | Cricket News – Times of India

MUSCAT (Oman): Bangladesh cricket team on Monday arrived here ahead of the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. The Asian side will first play in the qualifiers and will begin the campaign against Scotland on October 17 in Al Amerat. "Bangladesh Team arrive in Muscat today (4 October, 2021)," Bangladesh Cricket tweeted. Bangladesh Team arrive in Muscat today (4 October, 2021).#BCB https://t.co/0ERWXR3l3f— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) 1633331810000Bangladesh will then take on Oman and Papua New Guinea in the subsequent games and if they qualify, the Asian side will lock horns with the heavyweights in the showpiece event later this month. Meanwhile, all UAE venues will be operating at approximately 70 per cent of maximum seated capacity in the upcoming men's T20 World Cup, said the I...
ATP investigating abuse accusations against Alexander Zverev
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ATP investigating abuse accusations against Alexander Zverev

The men’s professional tennis tour has opened an investigation into a former girlfriend’s accusations of domestic abuse by Olympic gold medalist and 2020 U.S Open runner-up Alexander Zverev. The ATP announced Monday it is looking into “allegations concerning Alexander Zverev at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai in 2019.” “The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them. We hope our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine appropriate follow-up action,” ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli said in a statement issued by the tour. “We understand Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations.” Zverev is a 24-year-old German who currently is ranked No. 4 in the world. He upset No....
Asian TT Championships: India finish with two bronze medals in men’s doubles | More sports News – Times of India
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Asian TT Championships: India finish with two bronze medals in men’s doubles | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The two Indian pairs of Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, and Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar, earned bronze medals in the men's doubles of the 2021 ITTF-ATTU Asian Championships on Monday. In the first semi-final, the eighth-seeded Harmeet and Manav stretched South Korean fifth seeds Woojin Jang and Jonghoon Lim before bowing out 4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8 in 44 minutes. However, the sixth-seeded pair of Sharath and Sathiyan withstood the onslaught from Yukiya Uda and Shunsuke Togami for 33 minutes, going down 5-11, 9-11, 11-13. Yet, the Indian men made history at the Asian Championships, first winning team bronze last week, and both pairs adding a doubles bronze each. Harmeet and Manav, facing a 0-2 deficit, were seemingly out of the match. But they regrouped in the third to...
England to decide on Ashes tour this week | Cricket News – Times of India
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England to decide on Ashes tour this week | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will decide this week whether the proposed arrangements in Australia are sufficient for the Ashes tour to go ahead, it said on Monday. England captain Joe Root and other players have expressed doubts about the tour due to "bubble fatigue" and concerns their families will not be able to travel with them due to Australia's strict COVID-19 protocols. Australia has caps on international arrivals and there is a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine even for the fully vaccinated. The ECB said it has been in talks with its players and management, while the board also remains in constant contact with Cricket Australia. "With health and wellbeing at the forefront, our focus is to ensure the tour can go ahead with conditions for players and management...
Dortmund sweat over Erling Haaland fitness in Bundesliga break
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Dortmund sweat over Erling Haaland fitness in Bundesliga break

Borussia Dortmund is set to spend the international break worrying about the fitness of Erling Haaland after the club indicated the Norway striker’s injury could drag on into the second half of October. Haaland hasn’t played since Sept. 19 with a unspecified muscle problem and will sit out Norway’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Montenegro. Haaland wished the team luck on Twitter on Monday ahead of crunch games for his ambition to play in Norway’s first major tournament since 2000. “Fundamentally, all clubs have a duty to release (players)” for international duty, said Sebastian Kehl, the administrative manager for Dortmund’s team, in comments published Monday by the Westdeutschen Allgemeinen Zeitung newspaper. “However, Erling is currently injured and hasn’t been able...
IPL 2021: Mohammed Shami told me to keep things simple, says Arshdeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Mohammed Shami told me to keep things simple, says Arshdeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cutters and yorkers are the main weapons in Arshdeep Singh's pace armoury. He loves to bowl in the death overs, control the flow of runs and knows the art of how to force a batsman to throw his wicket away. With 16 wickets in 11 matches in IPL 2021 so far, Arshdeep is the second-highest wicket-taker for Punjab Kings, behind Mohammed Shami who has 18 wickets under his belt so far. The 22-year-old Arshdeep has taken a leaf or two out of Shami’s book. He is currently fifth on the highest wicket-takers' list for this season so far, behind Harshal Patel (26 wickets), Avesh Khan (21 wickets), Mohammed Shami (18 wickets) and Jasprit Bumrah (17 wickets). Punjab Kings, after losing to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs on Sunday, are currently fifth on the points table. They have o...
Leaving the game at my peak was always the plan: Rupinder Pal Singh | Hockey News – Times of India
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Leaving the game at my peak was always the plan: Rupinder Pal Singh | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: There's a change of guard in Indian hockey after the Tokyo Olympic bronze medal win. The baton in the defence has been handed over by Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra, and SV Sunil has applied permanent brakes to his sprints down the flank. The trio walked into the sunset of their international hockey careers together. Last week saw the three seasoned names in Indian hockey announcing that they have decided to put their international sticks down. It started with Rupinder, followed by Lakra and then Sunil. The buzz from the end of sources is that the veterans were told the focus is on blooding in youth with an eye on the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hi everyone, wanted to share an important announcement with you all. https://t.co/CwLFQ0ZVvj— Rupinder Pal Singh (@rupinderbob3) 163...