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Need to be realistic, not easy for NZ to play series three days after WC final: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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Need to be realistic, not easy for NZ to play series three days after WC final: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Team India head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday said that he is happy with his side's performance in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand but also has to be realistic about the victory. Rohit Sharma's 56-run knock followed by Axar Patel's three-wicket haul helped India defeat New Zealand by 73 runs in the third and final T20I here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. T20I series sweep ✅Over to the Test series, with smiles & some celebrations 😊Here's what #TeamIndia Head Coach… https://t.co/godmvAdNyH— BCCI (@BCCI) 1637516611000"It was a really good series win. Everyone played really well right through the series. It feels good, nice to start well. We are also quite realistic. We have to keep our feet on the ground and be a bit realistic about this win. Not easy for NZ to ...
Alexander Zverev dethrones Daniil Medvedev to win second ATP Finals title | Tennis News – Times of India
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Alexander Zverev dethrones Daniil Medvedev to win second ATP Finals title | Tennis News – Times of India

TURIN: Alexander Zverev captured his second ATP Finals title after producing a brilliant performance to defeat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's final in Turin. Zverev, the Olympic singles gold medallist in Tokyo, won his tour-leading sixth trophy of the season and ended a run of five straight losses to defending champion Medvedev. The German third seed broke once in each set as he swept US Open winner Medvedev aside in 75 minutes to add to the season-ending crown he won in 2018. "It was great, I won the ATP finals against someone I'd lost to five times in a row so I had to play one of my best matches," said Zverev. "I'm happy with that and ready to go on holidays with this win now." "It's very special, I'm super thrilled and super happy right now," he added. "There's no better way t...
WWE Survivor Series 2021 Live Updates: Kickoff, Roman Reigns faces Big E but will The Rock steal the show?
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WWE Survivor Series 2021 Live Updates: Kickoff, Roman Reigns faces Big E but will The Rock steal the show?

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 Women’s Tag Team Champion Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Carmella and Queen Zelina vs. Captain Sasha Banks, Shotzi, Shayna Baszler, Natalya and TBA Champion vs. Champion Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair Champion vs. Champion WWE Champion Big E vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns RAW Tag Team Championship Match Randy Orton & Riddle vs. Jimmy & Jey Us...
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is safe in video call with IOC president | Tennis News – Times of India
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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is safe in video call with IOC president | Tennis News – Times of India

BEIJING: Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai had a video call on Sunday with the president of the International Olympic Committee and told him she was safe and well, the IOC said in a statement. Photos and videos of Peng at a tournament in Beijing earlier on Sunday had done little to dampen international concerns, following a nearly three-week public absence after she alleged that a former senior Chinese official sexually assaulted her. In a statement, the IOC said that at the start of the 30-minute call with its president Thomas Bach, Peng had thanked the IOC for its concern about her well-being. "She explained that she is safe and well, living at her home in Beijing, but would like to have her privacy respected at this time," the IOC's statement said. "That is why she prefers to spend her ...
ISL: Battle of grit as SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur share spoils | Football News – Times of India
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ISL: Battle of grit as SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur share spoils | Football News – Times of India

VASCO: SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur FC played out an intense 1-1 draw in Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday. Both goals came from set pieces. Croatian defender Franjo Prce (17th) scored a delightful opener for the Red and Golds while Peter Hartley (45+3) equalised at the stroke of half time for the Men of Steel. Jose Manuel Diaz started in a classic 4-4-2 formation with Hira Mondal and Lalrinliana Hnamte making their ISL debuts for SC East Bengal. Jamshedpur FC sported a rather familiar look with new attacking duo of Jordan Murray and Greg Stewart named on the bench. The opening few exchanges saw two youngsters impress particularly. Boris Singh made his mark in an attacking role for Jamshedpur while debutant Hnamte had a shot on target early for the Kolkata giants. However, it was cen...
EPL: Stylish Manchester City ease past Everton to go second | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Stylish Manchester City ease past Everton to go second | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Manchester City moved back to second in the Premier League after a stylish 3-0 win over Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as Pep Guardiola's side responded to convincing Chelsea and Liverpool wins with a reminder of their class. Champions City dominated possession from the start against an Everton side that struggled to get a foothold in the game, but created few real openings in the opening half hour. Guardiola was left frustrated when a penalty was awarded after Raheem Sterling went down under challenge from Michael Keane but referee Stuart Attwell overturned his decision after reviewing the incident at the pitchside monitor. Sterling did put City ahead a minute before the break, side-footing home after a magnificent pass, struck with the outside of his foo...
1st Test: Sri Lanka take upper hand on Day 1 against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: Sri Lanka take upper hand on Day 1 against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne slammed an unbeaten hundred to give his team the upper hand in Sunday's opening Test against the West Indies, whose debutant Jeremy Solozano was hospitalised after being hit while fielding. Bad light forced an early end to the day's play in Galle with two overs remaining and the hosts finishing on 267-3. Karunaratne batted through the day after winning the toss on a slow surface, making a 139-run stand for the first wicket with Pathum Nissanka. Part-time spinner Roston Chase dismissed Oshada Fernando and Angelo Mathews for three each in quick succession to bring the West Indies back into the game. But Sri Lanka wrestled back the initiative as Karunaratne shared a 97-run partnership with Dhananjaya de Silva for the fourth wicket. Th...
Cannot complain about workload, management gave me off from NZ Tests: Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India
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Cannot complain about workload, management gave me off from NZ Tests: Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant on Sunday said that he cannot complain about his workload as the team management has given him rest from the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Pant's remarks came ahead of the third and final T20I against New Zealand being played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. "After the T20 World Cup, everyone's thinking that in what areas we can improve. As a group we have been talking about that a lot. We had to improve in the middle overs. We have ticked few boxes. It's going really well for us. As a kid I always dreamt of winning matches for India in any situation. I am ready to do whatever the team needs me to do. I am happy to finish the match," Pant told host broadcaster Star Sports before the third T20I. "I can't be complaining about the wo...
Tottenham seal comeback win against Leeds; Manchester City go second
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Tottenham seal comeback win against Leeds; Manchester City go second

Sergio Reguilon’s first goal for Tottenham Hotspur earned his side a 2-1 victory over Leeds United in manager Antonio Conte’s first home Premier League game in charge on Sunday. The Spanish left back tucked home a rebound in the 69th minute to seal a comeback win for Tottenham Hotspur who were abysmal in the first half and trailed to Daniel James’s opener. Tottenham were booed off at halftime but whatever words of wisdom Conte offered inspired quite a transformation with the hosts vastly improved after the interval. ??????????????.#beINPL #TOTLEE #Conte pic.twitter.com/kTgvJ9ORBN — beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) November 21, 2021 After Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were both denied equalisers by the woodwork, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg equalised with a left-footed finish from the edge of the a...
Good series win but we are also quite realistic: Rahul Dravid
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Good series win but we are also quite realistic: Rahul Dravid

Newly-appointed India chief coach Rahul Dravid says the 3-0 result over New Zealand augurs well for the team in the long-run but at the same time, he is realistic enough to not read too much into the overall outcome with Black Caps having to play the series three days after the T20 World Cup final. Some of the key players from both teams were rested for the series as part of workload management. “It was a really good series win. Everyone played really well right through the series. It feels good, nice to start well. We are also quite realistic. We have to keep our feet on the ground and be a bit realistic about this win,” Dravid said at the post-match presentation here. T20I series sweep ✅ Over to the Test series, with smiles & some celebrations 😊 Here’s what #TeamIndia Head Coach ...
Alexander Zverev downs Daniil Medvedev to win second ATP Finals crown
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Alexander Zverev downs Daniil Medvedev to win second ATP Finals crown

Germany’s Alexander Zverev swept aside Russian world number two and defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday, claiming the title for the second time in his career. Zverev, who also beat world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday, becomes only the fourth player to beat the top two players in the world in the semis and final of the season-ending tournament. Victory was also sweet revenge for Zverev who lost in three sets to Medvedev in the round robin stage, and came into the match having lost his last five meetings against the Russian. “You keep talking about the perfect match… It was great. I mean in the final against somebody I had lost five times in a row, so I had to play one of my best matches,” Zverev said in a post-match interview. “I’m happy abo...
INDvNZ: Rohit relaxes post drop quibble; Ishan eager; Chahar does a Djokovic
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INDvNZ: Rohit relaxes post drop quibble; Ishan eager; Chahar does a Djokovic

In the second over of the New Zealand chase, three Indian fielders converged to try and take a skier off Martin Guptill. The bowler Deepak Chahar was one of them. He would eventually get closest to the ball amid the confusion but couldn’t make the catch. Skipper Rohit Sharma didn’t hide his displeasure at all. By the time Chahar came back for his third over, Rohit was in a much calmer mood. He was walking around at his usual languid pace, saying few words, and wiping the wet ball with the most matter-of-fact expression of getting the job done. New Zealand had blown the chase much earlier following a three-wicket burst from Axar Patel. Lockie Ferguson it was now who skied the ball, and Chahar settled decisively under it to formally end the Kiwi chase in the 18th over. It was only the fif...
3rd T20I: 11 arrested near Eden Gardens ahead of India-New Zealand match | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd T20I: 11 arrested near Eden Gardens ahead of India-New Zealand match | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Eleven people were arrested near Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata ahead of India's T20 cricket match with New Zealand on Sunday for allegedly selling tickets illegally, police said. Sixty match tickets, being sold at a higher rate, were seized from those arrested, they said. Security at the stadium and nearby areas were beefed up to check any untoward incident, a senior police officer said. Over 2,000 personnel of the Kolkata Police's different units, including RAF and HRFS were deployed. Sleuths of the Anti-Rowdy Squad were also posted near the stadium, he said. Senior officers of the rank of Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners were also deployed at the stadium and nearby areas, he added. "Officers in plain clothes are also at different places around Eden Gardens. ...
Shaheen Afridi fined 15 percent of match fees for directing throw at Afif Hossain | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shaheen Afridi fined 15 percent of match fees for directing throw at Afif Hossain | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI/DUBAI: Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has personally apologised to Bangladesh batter Afif Hossain after hitting him with a throw during the second Twenty20 between the two teams in Dhaka. He has also been fined 15 percent of match fees for his actions on Saturday. Shaheen lost his cool after Hossain hit him for a six. The Pakistan fast bowler later picked up the ball in his follow through and hurled it at the stumps though Hossain was in his crease. The ball hit the batter and a doctor was rushed onto the field to ensure he was okay. Shaheen Shah Afridi went up to Afif Hossain post-match 👏👏 #SpiritofCricket https://t.co/F1dO6F8gn0— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1637408507000The Pakistan Cricket Board released a video of Shaheen walking up to Hussain after the match and apol...
Unmukt Chand ties the knot, shares photos on social media
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Unmukt Chand ties the knot, shares photos on social media

Former Indian U-19 World Cup-winning skipper Unmukt Chand tied the knot with Simran Khosla, who is a fitness trainer, on Sunday. The 28-year-old took to social media to share pictures of his wedding and he captioned the post writing, “Today, we decided on forever! 21/11/21 Today, we decided on forever!21.11.21 💕💍#SimRANtoChand@KhoslaSimran pic.twitter.com/enG4qCCeAi — Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) November 21, 2021 Earlier, Chand, the former India U-19 World Cup-winning captain, announced his retirement in August 2021 from Indian cricket at the age of 28, saying he is open to “better opportunities around the world.” “I don’t know how I should be feeling cause honestly, I am still figuring it out,” he wrote in a heartfelt post on Twitter. “The very thought of not being able to represent...
Windies’ Solozano cleared of structural damage after head scans | Cricket News – Times of India
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Windies’ Solozano cleared of structural damage after head scans | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Scans on West Indies debutant Jeremy Solozano, who was taken to hospital after being hit on the helmet while fielding in the opening Test against Sri Lanka at Galle, showed "no structural damage", the touring side said on Sunday. Solozano was fielding at short leg when Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne pulled a short delivery from Roston Chase into the grill of the Windies opener's helmet. Solozano immediately removed his helmet and lay down, surrounded by worried team mates and both the Sri Lankan batsmen at the Galle International Stadium as the team's physio sprinted on to the field. The 26-year-old was carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital. "Jeremy Solozano's scans show no structural damage. He will be kept at the hospital overnight for observation," West Indi...
Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after poor run of results | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after poor run of results | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Manchester United sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, a day after a 4-1 defeat by promoted Watford left the Old Trafford club seventh in the Premier League. Former player Michael Carrick, a member of Solskjaer's coaching staff, will take charge of the United team for Tuesday's Champions League match away to Villarreal with the club saying they will then look to appoint an interim manager to lead the side until the end of the season. Norwegian Solskjaer had signed a three-year contract extension until 2024 in July but he was dismissed after United lost five of their last seven league games, including defeats by Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City. Manchester United can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as Manager.T...
Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan to join India A for red ball series in South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India
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Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan to join India A for red ball series in South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Fast bowler Deepak Chahar and young wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan have been added to India A squad that will travel to South Africa for three four-day Test matches. Deepak and Ishan are in Kolkata for the third T20I against New Zealand and will leave with the squad on November 23. "Yes, Deepak and Ishan have been drafted to the squad. They will finish the match in Kolkata and link up with the A team before they leave for South Africa," a senior BCCI official confirmed the development to PTI. It is understood that Ishan is being sent because the Chetan Sharma-led committee, by mistake, had kept only one wicket-keeper for the 'A' tour in Railways' Upendra Yadav. "They needed a second keeper who is better than Ishan. He probably now would be first keeper and rightly so," anoth...
James Anderson backs Pat Cummins to become Australia Test skipper | Cricket News – Times of India
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James Anderson backs Pat Cummins to become Australia Test skipper | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: England pacer James Anderson has thrown his weight behind Pat Cummins to become the next Test skipper of Australia. Tim Paine had stepped down as the captain of the side ahead of the much-awaited Ashes opener. "I think more bowlers should be captains. The only issue then is trying to get the time off - when you're off the field, you want to switch off, whereas if you're captain you've got to watch the game and be in it and you can't switch off maybe as much," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Anderson as saying. "Bowlers do think a lot about the game. We are thinking cricketers now. I think he'd be good at it. You can see he leads brilliantly in the team. He's a leader of the bowling attack and you can see he's got that ability, so why not give him a chance? There are lots of argumen...
Four more Bayern Munich players in quarantine, bring total to seven
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Four more Bayern Munich players in quarantine, bring total to seven

Another four Bayern Munich players have joined Joshua Kimmich in quarantine after having contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bavarian powerhouse said Sunday that Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance all have to self-isolate under instruction from the local health authority after having contact with a person who works closely with the team who has tested positive for COVID-19. The club did not say how long the players would be out of action. They will miss Bayern’s Champions League game at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. According to German media reports the four players are unvaccinated, likely explaining why they specifically have to take extra precautions after contact with an infected person. On Thursday, Bayern coach Julian...