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J&K alpine skier Arif Khan qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics next year | More sports News – Times of India
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J&K alpine skier Arif Khan qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics next year | More sports News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir alpine skier Arif Mohammed Khan has qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing. Khan, who hails from North Kashmir, booked the Winter Games ticket in an Olympic qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai. He has earlier represented the country in many international events, including World Championships. "Arif Khan qualified for Beijing Winter Olympics in ski and snowboard," Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said in a tweet. Arif Khan qualified for Beijing Winter Olympcs in ski and snow board .Congratulations to our sports minister Mr An… https://t.co/WFXWj2Po88— rajeev mehta (@rajeevmehtaioa) 1637412750000Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Khan on qualifying for the winter sports showpiece...
EPL: Watford hammer Man United to leave Solskjaer on the brink | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Watford hammer Man United to leave Solskjaer on the brink | Football News – Times of India

WATFORD: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job was hanging by a thread after 10-man Manchester United slumped to a 4-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday. United's fifth defeat in seven Premier League matches ramps up the pressure on the Norwegian manager to extreme levels as club bosses decide whether to pull the plug on his reign. They were out-fought and out-thought by Claudio Ranieri's feisty Watford side, who came into the match after losing four out of their past five Premier League matches. Watford dominated the first half and thoroughly deserved their two-goal lead at half-time, courtesy of goals from Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr. The visitors pulled a goal back early in the second half through substitute Donny van de Beek but could not find an equaliser and captain Harry Maguire was sent ...
Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan terms ongoing India-New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan terms ongoing India-New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’ | Cricket News – Times of India

AUCKLAND: Out of favour Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan has termed the ongoing Twenty20 series between India and New Zealand as "meaningless". India have already sealed the series with their second consecutive win against the BlackCaps. After McClenaghan commented on Twitter on AB de Villier's retirement, a cricket fan reminded him of New Zealand's T20I series loss to India after suffering their second defeat in Ranchi on Friday. To this, McClenaghan, who last played for New Zealand in 2018, replied: "Did they? You mean in meaningless series 72 hours after a WC final defeat with 3 games in 5 days playing a team with 10 days rest in their home conditions?" Did they? You mean in meaningless series 72 hours after a WC final defeat with 3 games in 5 days playing a team wit… https://t.co/hF1...
F1: Lewis Hamilton on pole for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India
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F1: Lewis Hamilton on pole for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

DOHA: Lewis Hamilton maintained the momentum from last week's stunning win in Brazil to claim pole for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix after qualifying on Saturday. Max Verstappen, who leads his Mercedes rival by 14 points with three races to go, will start alongside Hamilton on the front row on Sunday. But the gap will give all at Red Bull a restless night - almost half a second, a clear sign Hamilton's new engine fitted last weekend has injected fresh life into his quest for an unprecedented eighth world title. His flying lap time of 1min 20.827 that clinched Qatar's first ever pole position proved too much for Verstappen, who was 0.455sec slower. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas posted the third quickest time under floodlights at the Losail circuit to fill the second row with Pierr...
Pakistan team arrives in Bhubaneswar for Junior Hockey World Cup | Hockey News – Times of India
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Pakistan team arrives in Bhubaneswar for Junior Hockey World Cup | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The Pakistan team arrived here on Saturday for the upcoming FIH Junior World Cup and was accorded a warm welcome by Hockey India. The team from across the border missed the 2016 edition of the tournament in Lucknow owing to issues related to visa. "Stills from the airport as we welcome the Pakistani contingent to Bhubaneswar for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup 2021," Hockey India said in tweet. 📸 | Stills from the airport as we welcome the Pakistani contingent to Bhubaneswar for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s J… https://t.co/zVRN3rCiSg— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 1637422643000Hours before that, the South African and Korean teams too landed in the city. Grouped in Pool A, along with Belgium, Chile, and Malaysia, South Africa are in for a challenging start in th...
EPL: Pulisic back among goals as leaders Chelsea stroll past Leicester | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Pulisic back among goals as leaders Chelsea stroll past Leicester | Football News – Times of India

LEICESTER: American forward Christian Pulisic was back among the goals as Premier League leaders Chelsea extended their advantage at the top of the table to six points with a comfortable 3-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday. The visitors raced into a two-goal lead inside 28 minutes after Antonio Rudiger climbed highest from a corner to head home and N'Golo Kante arrowed in a rare goal. Leicester improved after the break, but Chelsea remained in control and put the game to bed when Pulisic, who has endured a frustrating, injury-interrupted season, stepped off the bench and scored in the 71st minute. The victory, Chelsea's fifth from six away league games this season, moved the Blues onto 29 points, six clear of second-placed champions Manchester City, who play West Ham United on Sunday....
WWE Survivor Series 2021 live streaming: Date and time in India, matches, when and where to watch
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WWE Survivor Series 2021 live streaming: Date and time in India, matches, when and where to watch

WWE Survivor Series 2021 live streaming: WWE Survivor Series is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event held annually in November by WWE. It is the second longest-running pay-per-view event in history (behind WWE’s own WrestleMania). It is considered one of the company’s “Big Five” events, along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Money in the Bank. MATCH CARD ANNOUNCED SO FAR Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown (Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match): Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio and “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, The New Day’s King Woods, Jeff Hardy, Happy Corbin and TBA Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown (Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match): Bianca Belair, WWE Wome...
Steve Smith is one of candidates for Test captaincy after selectors approach Cricket Australia | Cricket News – Times of India
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Steve Smith is one of candidates for Test captaincy after selectors approach Cricket Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Batting mainstay Steve Smith on Saturday emerged as one of the candidates for Australian Test captaincy after the selectors had reportedly approached the country's cricket board with a proposal to hand over the reins to the former skipper. Though vice-captain Pat Cummins remains the frontrunner for the top job, Smith is also in the reckoning, the country's cricket board said following the resignation of Tim Paine from the top job. Paine stepped down from the post on Friday after being investigated by Cricket Australia (CA) for sending explicit messages to a female co-worker in 2017. Paine succeeded Smith as captain in 2018 after the batter was banned from international cricket for 12 months and suspended from leadership roles for two years for his role in the Cape Town ball-t...
Watch: Paris erupts in joy as Lionel Messi scores maiden Ligue 1 goal for PSG
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Watch: Paris erupts in joy as Lionel Messi scores maiden Ligue 1 goal for PSG

Lionel Messi scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Paris St Germain opened a 13-point lead in Ligue 1 despite playing almost half an hour with 10 men in a 3-1 home win against Nantes on Saturday. Messi found the back of the net with a curled left-footed effort from outside the box three minutes from time, adding to Dennis Appiah’s own goal after Randal Kolo Muani had cancelled out Kylian Mbappe’s first-half opener. SCENES IN PARIS, LISTEN TO THE ROAR AFTER MESSI’S GOAL 😍🦁🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/fSx5BVLliE — mx (@MessiMX30i) November 20, 2021 Ollie Watkins scores a late winner for Aston Villa vs. Brighton. This is their first goal under Steven Gerrard as manager. pic.twitter.com/HanVo4BPYS — chris bowerbank (@chrisbowerbank) November 20, 2021 The result left PSG with 37 points from 14 games ah...
Bundesliga: Late Reus goal helps Dortmund close gap on Bayern to 1 point
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Bundesliga: Late Reus goal helps Dortmund close gap on Bayern to 1 point

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus scored late to cut the gap on Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich to a point with a 2-1 win at home against Stuttgart on Saturday. Dortmund looked set for disappointment as it struggled to take advantage of Bayern’s shock 2-1 loss at Augsburg the night before, but Reus grabbed the home team’s winner in the 85th minute when he tapped in the rebound after Florian Müller had saved Thorgan Hazard’s initial effort. The chance came on a counterattack from Stuttgart’s corner as the visitors themselves pushed for a winner. Dortmund was again without injured star forward Erling Haaland, who watched from the stands. Dutch striker Donyell Malen scored his first Bundesliga goal since joining Dortmund in the offseason from PSV Eindhoven, but Stuttgart fought back thr...
Premier League: Steven Gerrard makes winning start as Villa beats Brighton 2-0
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Premier League: Steven Gerrard makes winning start as Villa beats Brighton 2-0

Steven Gerrard made a winning start as Aston Villa manager with a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday in the Premier League. Gerrard left Rangers during the international break to replace Dean Smith, who was fired following five successive Premier League defeats. And the former Liverpool captain got Villa Park bouncing again after two late goals secured the win. Ollie Watkins scores a late winner for Aston Villa vs. Brighton. This is their first goal under Steven Gerrard as manager. pic.twitter.com/HanVo4BPYS — chris bowerbank (@chrisbowerbank) November 20, 2021 Ollie Watkins broke the deadlock with a curling effort after 84 minutes before Tyrone Mings lashed home a second goal two minutes from time. That made Gerrard the first Villa manager to win his first Premier League game in ch...
Ivan Rakitic’s late goal puts Sevilla top in La Liga
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Ivan Rakitic’s late goal puts Sevilla top in La Liga

Ivan Rakitic’s stoppage-time goal lifted Sevilla to the top of the Spanish league on Saturday after fighting back for a 2-2 home draw with Alavés. Alavés was poised to get only its second-ever victory at Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium when Rakitic fired home a ball that fell to him from a poorly defended cross. 55 – Only Davor Suker (113) has been the Croatian player to have scored the most goals in #LaLiga ever than Ivan Rakitic 🇭🇷 (55 level with Alen Peternac). God@SevillaFC_ENG #SevillaFCAlaves #SevillaAlaves pic.twitter.com/4wQDjBuic6 — OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 20, 2021 The draw left Sevilla ahead of Real Sociedad on goal difference. Sociedad plays Valencia on Sunday, when Real Madrid can also move ahead of Sevilla if it wins at Granada. Defender Víctor Laguardia powered in a header ...
India vs New Zealand: West Bengal eases restriction on movement due to cricket match
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India vs New Zealand: West Bengal eases restriction on movement due to cricket match

The West Bengal government relaxed for two hours the restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles due to the third T-20 international cricket match between India and New Zealand at Eden Gardens stadium on Sunday. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles are in force in West Bengal between 11 pm and 5 am. “In view of the 3rd T-20 international cricket match between India and New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on November 21, 2021, restrictions relating to movement of people and vehicles between 11 pm to 5 am shall be relaxed for 2 hours from 11 pm of November 21 to 1 am of November 22 for spectators, players, match officials, organisers and other persons associated with the said match,” a notification issued by the West Bengal...
Pakistan thump Bangladesh in second T20I to seal series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan thump Bangladesh in second T20I to seal series | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman struck an unbeaten half-century as his side made light work of beating Bangladesh by eight wickets in their second Twenty20 international in Dhaka on Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 series lead. Fakhar hit 57 off 51 balls and put on 85 runs with Mohammad Rizwan (39) for the second wicket, guiding Pakistan to 109-2 in 18.1 overs. Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan earlier claimed two wickets each to help the visitors restrict struggling Bangladesh to 108-7 after the home side opted to bat first. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam fell for just one in the third over, dragging a Mustafizur Rahman delivery onto his stumps. But Fakhar -- who smashed two fours and three sixes but was dropped by Saif Hassan on 26 -- and Rizwan denied Bangladesh further momentum with th...
Watch: Solskjaer apologises to fans at full-time after Manchester United slump to 4-1 defeat at Watford
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Watch: Solskjaer apologises to fans at full-time after Manchester United slump to 4-1 defeat at Watford

The wheel seems to be coming off for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. The pressure on the Norwegian manager reached new levels Saturday after the team’s latest Premier League setback, a dispiriting 4-1 loss to struggling Watford. The result was bad enough but the performance was so lackluster — even before two late goals padded the scoreline for Watford — that it left Solskjaer’s future in in serious doubt, with United dropping to seventh place in the standings. 👋 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apologises to the Manchester United fans at full-time as Man United suffer an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford pic.twitter.com/Tlt5dKaqfi — Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 20, 2021 Unlike United, Chelsea showed again that it’s a genuine title contender this season by consolidating its...
Karnataka beat Vidarbha by 4 runs to qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali final | Cricket News – Times of India
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Karnataka beat Vidarbha by 4 runs to qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali final | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Karnataka defeated Vidarbha by four runs in a thrilling semifinal to enter the summit clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy national T20 tournament here on Saturday. Asked to bat at the Arun Jaitley stadium, Karnataka rode on Rohan Kadam's blistering 87 off 56 balls to post a competitive 176 for seven and then restricted the opposition to 172 for six with right-arm pacer Vidyadhar Patil (1/29) holding his nerve in the final over. WHAT. A. WIN! 👏 👏The @im_manishpandey-led Karnataka beat Vidarbha by 4 runs & seal a place in the… https://t.co/Y90kJzen7r— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1637406168000Patil had to defend 14 runs and the speedster ensured that his side would face defending champions Tamil Nadu in the summit clash. Karnataka openers Kadam and skipper Manish Pandey (...
It’s about finding out whether we’re doing right things: Dennerby on Brazil tourney | Football News – Times of India
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It’s about finding out whether we’re doing right things: Dennerby on Brazil tourney | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian women's football team head coach Thomas Dennerby feels the upcoming matches against the likes of mighty Brazil in an international tournament in the South American country will give a fair idea of where the side stands ahead of the AFC Asian Cup next year. The Indian team leaves for Brazil on Saturday for a four-nation tournament at Manaus, beginning on November 25, where they will play against the hosts, Chile and Venezuela. "This tour and everything we have been doing in the past two months is about the preparation for the AFC Women's Cup which kicks off in January," Dennerby said prior to the team's departure. "It is all about finding out whether we are doing the right things on the pitch and evaluate our performances in each and every department,” he added. The Swe...
Azeem Rafiq accused of sending “vulgar” messages to teenage girl six years ago
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Azeem Rafiq accused of sending “vulgar” messages to teenage girl six years ago

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq, who is at the centre of the racism controversy in English cricket, has been accused of sending “vulgar” messages to a teenage girl six years ago, the ‘Yorkshire Post’ reported. Gayathri Ajith was only 16 when she met Rafiq but said she told him she was 17 in order to appear a “bit older”. She said, according to the report, that the cricketer sent the inappropriate whatsapp messages to her in December 2015, three months after they met on a flight from Manchester to Dubai. Besides, she also turned down an invitation from Rafiq for dinner in Dubai. Screenshots of messages from a number belonging to Rafiq, sent in December 2015, read: “u know what I wanted to do on the plane?” and “I want to grab you push u up against wall and kiss you”. “I was just kin...
New Zealand lost a ‘meaningless’ series in India: Mitchell McClenaghan
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New Zealand lost a ‘meaningless’ series in India: Mitchell McClenaghan

New Zealand seamer Mitchell McClenaghan took to Twitter and termed the ongoing Twenty20 series between India and New Zealand as “meaningless”. According to the 35-year-old, the series has been jam-packed into five days and started within 72 hours of New Zealand playing the T20 World Cup finals. In a later tweet, he explained that his statements were made in jest joke and said that he would have loved to see New Zealand win the series. After McClenaghan commented on Twitter on AB de Villier’s retirement, a cricket fan reminded him of New Zealand’s T20I series loss to India after suffering their second defeat in Ranchi on Friday.To this, McClenaghan, who last played for New Zealand in 2018, replied: “Did they? You mean in meaningless series 72 hours after a WC final defeat with 3 games in...
Using smart angles and variations, Harshal Patel makes an immediate impact
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Using smart angles and variations, Harshal Patel makes an immediate impact

Anxiety writ large on Harshal Patel’s face. He had just claimed his maiden international wicket, but the umpires asked New Zealand opener Daryl Mitchell to wait, as they were checking for a no-ball. Harshal had delivered a well-disguised cutter from wide of the crease, so wide that he ran the risk of cutting the return crease. The TV umpire concluded that Harshal didn’t transgress. Mitchell was done in by the angle, and also the lack of pace. India’s Harshal Patel celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell during the second T20I between India and New Zealand, in Ranchi. (AP Photo) Figures of 2/25 from four overs on debut had been an achievement to savour. It also earned Harshal the Man of the Match award in the second T20I in Ranchi. One of the standout features of his bo...