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Hamilton fastest in Brazil practice but faces grid penalty | Racing News – Times of India
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Hamilton fastest in Brazil practice but faces grid penalty | Racing News – Times of India

SAO PAULO: Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest for Mercedes in practice for the Sao Paulo Formula One Grand Prix on Friday after incurring a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's race. The Briton put in a best lap of one minute 09.050 seconds, with Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen second and 0.367 slower at an overcast Interlagos with occasional drops of rain and plenty of empty seats in the stands. Lewis leads the Red Bulls after first practice 👀#BrazilGP 🇧🇷 #F1 https://t.co/GEzKAtt2T2— Formula 1 (@F1) 1636735046000Verstappen leads Hamilton, who picked up the penalty for an engine change and complained that the front end of his car was "really poor", by 19 points with four races remaining including Brazil. Red Bull's Mexican Sergio Perez was third on the...
Indian doctor who treated Mohammad Rizwan before T20 World Cup semis astonished at recovery | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian doctor who treated Mohammad Rizwan before T20 World Cup semis astonished at recovery | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: An Indian doctor who helped in getting Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Rizwan back on his feet a day before the World cup Semifinal in Dubai has praised the wicket keeper batter's indomitable spirit and courage as he battled a severe chest infection on an ICU bed. Specialist Pulmonologist at Medeor Hospital, Saheer Sainalabdeen, who treated the cricketer, was astonished at Rizwan's quick recovery. "Mujhe Khelna he. Team ke saath rehna he, (I want to play and be with the team)," Rizwan used to say to doctors who treated him in the ICU. The Pakistan opener overcame all odds to score 67 off 52 balls in the knock out game his team lost to Australia by five wickets. "Rizwan had a strong desire to play for his nation in the crucial knockout match. He was strong, determined, and confident....
F1 constructors’ title is most important, says Lewis Hamilton | Racing News – Times of India
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F1 constructors’ title is most important, says Lewis Hamilton | Racing News – Times of India

SAO PAULO: Lewis Hamilton says he is determined to deliver an eighth successive Formula One constructors' championship for Mercedes if he can't clinch his own record eighth drivers' crown this season. The Briton is 19 points behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen with four races remaining, including Sunday's Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. "I've just realised we're only one point ahead in the constructors' championship and that's the most important one, really," Hamilton told Sky Sports television at Interlagos. "I want to win the drivers' championship, of course. But the team one is so important, for the funding you get for the development, for all the people who are working back at the factory. "It's not just about one person, it's about all of those. When it comes to team mates working tog...
Essex chairman Faragher resigns over historical racism allegation | Cricket News – Times of India
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Essex chairman Faragher resigns over historical racism allegation | Cricket News – Times of India

Essex County Cricket Club chairman John Faragher has resigned from his role over a historical allegation that he used racist language at a board meeting in 2017, the team said on Friday. In a statement, they added Faragher "strongly denies" the incident but resigned after Thursday's board meeting. Essex said they would review why the incident was not fully and independently investigated at the time and would consider further steps to be taken. Club Statement: John Faragher resigns as Essex County Cricket Club Chair.⤵️⤵️⤵️— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) 1636726062000"This is a proud club with a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and any form of discrimination and, as Essex Cricket's new Chief Executive Officer, I will not hesitate to uphold those principles and drive out any form of di...
From one Afridi to another: Shaheen should have done better in 19th over | Cricket News – Times of India
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From one Afridi to another: Shaheen should have done better in 19th over | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Top Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been reprimanded by former captain Shahid Afridi for conceding three successive sixes in the T20 World Cup semifinal against Australia. Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid, who is known for his straight forward views, said he was not happy with the way Shaheen had bowled in the 19th over of the semifinal on Thursday night in Dubai. Matthew Wade played a sensational knock, which included three sixes off Shaheen in the penultimate over, to ensure a five wicket win for Australia. “I am not happy with Shaheen in one area. Okay so Hasan Ali dropped a catch but that does not mean you will bowl badly and get hit for three successive sixes,” Shahid Afridi said on Samaa TV channel. “Shaheen has so much pace and he should have used it sensibly. ...
WFI policy change: Olympic quota winners may have to appear in trials, multi-teams not allowed at Nationals | More sports News – Times of India
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WFI policy change: Olympic quota winners may have to appear in trials, multi-teams not allowed at Nationals | More sports News – Times of India

GONDA (Uttar Pradesh): In a major policy change, the Wrestling Federation of India on Friday decided that if it deems required, then it will ask the quota winning wrestlers to appear in trials before finalising the Indian team for next Olympics, a move which has irked the top athletes. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) held its AGM in Gonda and in another major decision, it passed the resolution that no state will be allowed to field more than one team at the Nationals, something that will hurt Haryana the most. Till recently, WFI had let the quota winners keep place for the Olympics but it feels this move will keep top wrestlers "on their toes". "Sometimes the athletes hide injury and go into the Games despite being injured or not being in form. It hurts medal chances. Also, once...
England tour helped me evolve as a player: Prasidh Krishna | Cricket News – Times of India
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England tour helped me evolve as a player: Prasidh Krishna | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Karnataka’s Prasidh Krishna has been living the dream since March this year. The wily pacer made his ODI debut against England in which he picked up four wickets in India’s 66-run victory. The 25-year-old took a giant step on Friday towards earning a Test cap when he was named in the India’s squad for the home series against New Zealand later this month. Prasidh has been on the Indian Test squad radar since being added to the team ahead of the fourth Test against England at The Oval in London in September after being a standby. He had travelled and was training with the team during the tour of England. Also, he has been a standby player since the World Test Championship final. Prasidh, who made his first-class debut for Karnataka in 2015 is excited about being a part of the s...
India vs NZ: Selectors under scanner after springing surprises with ‘bold’ calls on Test team | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs NZ: Selectors under scanner after springing surprises with ‘bold’ calls on Test team | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Chetan Sharma-led national selection committee has sprung another surprise by demoting Hanuma Vihari to India ‘A’ for the South Africa tour while bringing in Shreyas Iyer for the two-Test home series against New Zealand which starts in Kanpur on November 25. Vihari was added to the ‘A’ team on Friday three days after it was announced. As TOI had reported on Thursday, Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the team in the first Test in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s absence before Kohli joins the team in Mumbai for the second Test which starts on December 3. Rohit will skip the entire series while Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur have been rested which was also reported by TOI. However, the selection committee, which is already under pressure after m...
‘Don’t single him out’: Pak cricket fraternity backs Hasan Ali after costly dropped catch in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Don’t single him out’: Pak cricket fraternity backs Hasan Ali after costly dropped catch in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali, who has been in the eye of a storm after dropping a crucial catch in the T20 World Cup semifinal loss to Australia, has got full support from the country's cricket stalwarts like Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq. Pakistan's former captains Akram, Waqar Younis, Rashid Latif, Misbah and Inzamam-ul-Haq backed Hasan and said it would be unfair to hold him responsible for Pakistan's five-wicket defeat on Thursday night. "I don't understand why one player should be singled out. Hasan has been an outstanding performer for us and won us matches. Anyone can drop catches or have an off-day…does that make him a bad player?" questioned Akram. "What we don't want is that the whole country gets after poor Hasan Ali now. I have been through this, Waqar Younis has been t...
Novak Djokovic the man to beat as Turin begins new era for ATP Finals | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic the man to beat as Turin begins new era for ATP Finals | Tennis News – Times of India

The ATP Finals begins on Sunday in an unfamiliar setting with some notable regulars absent and two debutants but Novak Djokovic again begins the prestigious year-ender as the immovable ruler of the men's game. After a year in which the Serb came agonisingly close to claiming a rare calendar Grand Slam, he is already assured of finishing the year as number one for a record seventh time. He warmed up for the year-ender being held in Turin for the first time by winning a record sixth Paris title this month, setting a new record of 37 Masters titles in the process. For added motivation, if he ever needed any, he can emulate Roger Federer's six ATP Finals titles if he prevails in the Pala Alpitour over the next week. His bid to match Federer's haul last year was stalled in the semi-finals by...
High Court expresses displeasure against targeting of Manika Batra by TTFI | More sports News – Times of India
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High Court expresses displeasure against targeting of Manika Batra by TTFI | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Friday expressed strong displeasure that star table tennis player Manika Batra was being allegedly targeted by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) for dragging the sports body to the court by raising her grievances. Justice Rekha Palli said the player cannot be targeted and if she was being targeted, then it was a "serious problem". The high court was hearing a petition by Batra seeking quashing of rules mandating compulsory attendance at the National Coaching Camp for selection in international events. It directed the TTFI to place before it the communications with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) regarding Batra who made a complaint against the national sports body. The court's order came after Batra, the country's top-ranked wom...
Virat Kohli might give up captaincy in other formats to focus on batting: Ravi Shastri
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Virat Kohli might give up captaincy in other formats to focus on batting: Ravi Shastri

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli might give up captaincy in other formats after doing so in the T20 version to deal with the intense pressure associated with the job, especially in COVID times. Shastri’s tenure with the Indian team ended with an early exit from T20 World Cup. Kohli, who has taken rest for the T20 series and one Test against New Zealand to recover bubble fatigue in COVID times, has relinquished captaincy in the shortest format after the showpiece event. Speaking to India Today, Shastri was asked about Kohli giving up captaincy in other formats to manage his workload better. “In red ball cricket, India have been number one for the last five years under his captaincy. Unless, he wants to give it up or he is mentally fatigued where he says he wants to f...
Bembem Devi paves the way with Padma Shri
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Bembem Devi paves the way with Padma Shri

For years, Oinam Bembem Devi had seen Indian men’s football’s best get recommended for the highest sporting awards in the country. And the Padma Shri, an even greater accolade. The Late Gostho Paul, Late Sailen Manna, Late Chuni Goswami, Late PK Banerjee, Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri – all have been recipients of the fourth highest civilian award. But now, after 20 years of service for the national team, Devi too has joined that elite club, as she became the first women’s footballer from the country to have been given the honour. Congratulations to Oinam Bembem Devi, the Durga of Indian Football, on receiving the Padma Shri Award. It is truly a moment of pride for all of us in Manipur. May you continue to inspire the young girls and boys to pursue their dreams.@PMOIndia @Officeof...
Matthew Wade: The finisher who broke Pakistani hearts
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Matthew Wade: The finisher who broke Pakistani hearts

Matthew Wade was 16 when he discovered by chance that he had testicular cancer. He was in for treatment for a groin injury in a football game when he heard the bad news. “It was just a surreal sort of thing. It didn’t hit home until I sat there and they told me basically that I was going to go through chemotherapy and lose my hair and all that sort of stuff. As a young bloke at 16, I think that’s when it hit home that this was pretty serious,” he once told Sydney Morning Herald. “I still tried to train between cycles (of chemotherapy), but it was too hard to do it at the intensity.” The plumber When the cancer treatment was on, he felt that “professional sport was out of the question”, and so took up an apprenticeship as a plumber. “For a couple of years I really just sat back and enjoy...
New Zealand thrive on tried and trusted formula
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New Zealand thrive on tried and trusted formula

Kane Williamson loves his time in the kitchen and discusses recipes with chefs at local restaurants in his home town of Mount Maunganui. A coffee aficionado, he recently took a barista course with a group that had worked with indigenous communities in South America to grow beans throughout rainforests. Sometimes, Williamson strikes cooking analogies when talking about leadership. He once told Tauranga Radio: “Preparing a good team is like preparing a good dish, it’s about knowing when to use the ingredients and how to use them. Just the right amount for the right results.” Some of his teams have had that precision in ingredients. Just the perfect pinch of salt, just the precise dash of pepper. Flavourful, yet no flavour stands out and leaves one with an aftertaste. In his teams, everyon...
Here as relationship coach for junior team: Graham Reid | Hockey News – Times of India
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Here as relationship coach for junior team: Graham Reid | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Overseeing India's preparation for the upcoming FIH Junior World Cup, senior hockey team's chief coach Graham Reid called himself a "relationship coach" who is only here to put "icing on the cake" to the side's title defence. India, who won the last edition of the Junior World Cup in Lucknow in 2016, will start their campaign from pool B, taking on France on the opening day here on November 24. After guiding India to a historic Olympic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Reid has worked in tandem with junior coach BJ Kariappa at SAI Bangalore before shifting base to Bhubaneswar. "Now for me, it's about putting the icing on the cake, trying to instil some of the values that we have in the senior team, the structures that are put in place. "It's more icing on the cake rather ...
India vs Australia to open women’s cricket competition at 2022 Commonwealth Games | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Australia to open women’s cricket competition at 2022 Commonwealth Games | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India will face Australia in the opening match when women's cricket makes its debut at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on July 29 while the final will be played on August 7, the event organisers announced on Friday. Women's cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games with the T20 format. The last time cricket was played in the multi-sporting showpiece was in the 1998 edition in Kuala Lumpur. "The women's cricket T20 competition will be held at the Edgbaston Stadium from the 29 July, with the bronze and gold medal matches taking place on 7 August," said the ECB in a statement. The first match on the schedule will see Australia take on India in the early session on July 29 followed by Pakistan playing Barbados, who were recently confirmed as the team from the West Indies...
As Hasan Ali faces abuse, a voice from his inner circle says he will bounce back
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As Hasan Ali faces abuse, a voice from his inner circle says he will bounce back

Some of the abuses on social media are unprintable. Fast bowler Hasan Ali’s ‘offence’ was a dropped catch of Matthew Wade and three consecutive sixes that followed sealed the semifinal for Australia. Cricket can be a lonely game. When the curtain fell, Hasan was alone despite Shoaib Malik walking up to him like an elder brother and lending a hand. The player looked distraught. Maybe, he had an inkling of what was coming. Abuse is a common pastime on social media platforms. India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was at the receiving end of it after India’s loss to Pakistan. That Hasan’s wife is Indian, gave some of the trolls from Pakistan an extra abusive edge. Hasan’s Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United’s general manager Rehan-ul-Haq confirmed that the fast bowler was unwell, go...
T20 World Cup: David Warner’s six on double-bounce ball ‘unbelievable’, says Justin Langer | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: David Warner’s six on double-bounce ball ‘unbelievable’, says Justin Langer | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: David Warner's six on a delivery that bounced twice in the Twenty20 World Cup semifinal has been termed unsportsmanlike, but Australia coach Justin Langer on Friday called the shot "unbelievable". Warner hit 49 to set up Australia's five-wicket victory over Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday to book a title clash with New Zealand. But his 30-ball knock had two interesting moments including when he jumped out of his crease sideways to smash Mohammad Hafeez for a six over deep mid-wicket after the ball had slipped from the bowler's hand and connected with the bat on a double bounce. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said, "What an absolutely pathetic display of spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful" What an absolutely pathetic display of spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful What s...
Don’t single him out: Pak cricket fraternity backs Hasan Ali after costly dropped catch in T20WC
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Don’t single him out: Pak cricket fraternity backs Hasan Ali after costly dropped catch in T20WC

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali, who has been in the eye of a storm after dropping a crucial catch in the T20 World Cup semifinal loss to Australia, has got full support from the country’s cricket stalwarts like Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq. Pakistan’s former captains Akram, Waqar Younis, Rashid Latif, Misbah and Inzamam-ul-Haq backed Hasan and said it would be unfair to hold him responsible for Pakistan’s five-wicket defeat on Thursday night. “I don’t understand why one player should be singled out. Hasan has been an outstanding performer for us and won us matches. Anyone can drop catches or have an off-day?does that make him a bad player?” questioned Akram. “What we don’t want is that the whole country gets after poor Hasan Ali now. I have been through this, Waqar Younis has been through it...