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Manipur survive penalty shootout to win women’s national football title | Football News – Times of India
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Manipur survive penalty shootout to win women’s national football title | Football News – Times of India

KOZHIKODE: Manipur successfully defended their Hero Senior Women's National Football Championship crown after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Railways in the final here on Thursday. After a dearth of goal-scoring chances in regulation and extra time, the match went to penalties with the scores at 0-0. Manipur goalkeeper Okram Roshini Devi produced three saves to give her side their 21st title at this level. It was a special moment for Manipur coach Oinam Bembem Devi as well, who had won the national women's title as a player. "I'm very happy to add this title to the one I won as a player. The girls played a really good game and I am proud that they have successfully defended this title," she said. Manipur survive penalty shootout to win 21st Hero Senior Women’s National Football Ch...
3rd unofficial Test: India A and South Africa A play out another stalemate amid COVID scare in visitors’ camp | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd unofficial Test: India A and South Africa A play out another stalemate amid COVID scare in visitors’ camp | Cricket News – Times of India

BLOEMFONTEIN: Couple of false COVID-19 positive reports in the India A camp had created a mild flutter before the visitors were engaged in yet another stalemate with South Africa A as the three 'Test' series ended at nil-nil. The series that was played on the backdrop of Omicron scare in the Rainbow Nation was set to be called off at the business end after two of India's support staff initially tested positive for COVID 19 before their repeat test came negative. As per BCCI sources, the match would have been called off midway had the repeat tests also turned out to be positive and after it was confirmed that it was a false alarm, the authorities decided to go ahead with the proceedings. The three-match series ahead of the senior team's tour came under focus after multiple COVID-19 cases...
Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 LIVE Score: Starc falls, AUS eight down
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 LIVE Score: Starc falls, AUS eight down

Australia Squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Zak Crawley !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefor...
Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 LIVE Score: Kangaroos resume with Head and Starc
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 LIVE Score: Kangaroos resume with Head and Starc

Australia Squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Zak Crawley !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefor...
India A upstage India D to win Women’s Challenger Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India
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India A upstage India D to win Women’s Challenger Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

VIJAYAWADA: India batter Yastika Bhatia and Challa Jhansi Lakshmi scored fine fifties to power India A to a three-wicket win over fancied India D in the Women's Challenger Trophy final on Thursday. Pooja Vastrakar led India D, who came into the final as the only unbeaten outfit in the four-team event, posted 219 for eight in 50 overs after contributions from in form opener S Meghana (45 off 44) and lower-order batter Amanjot Kaur (55 off 74). That Winning Feeling! 🏆Congratulation to the @SnehRana15-led India A who won the #ChallengerTrophy. 👏 👏… https://t.co/mMd2OkAXsD— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1639049685000Sneh Rana-led India A got the job done in 45.4 overs courtesy Bhatia's 86 off 102 balls and Lakshmi's 64 off 70 at the top of the order. The tournament featured several India players ...
Tottenham’s EPL game vs. Brighton postponed after outbreak
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Tottenham’s EPL game vs. Brighton postponed after outbreak

This weekend’s Premier League game between Brighton and Tottenham has been postponed because of an outbreak of COVID-19 among the London club’s players and staff. Tottenham’s Europa Conference League game against Rennes had already been pushed back this week and the Premier League said Thursday that it approved a request from Spurs to postpone the Brighton match. We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 14:00, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon. Full statement ⤵️ — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 9, 2021 Tottenham’s training ground has been closed after manager Antonio Conte said Wednesday that eight players and five members of staff have tested positive fo...
Coaches Mulyo, Tan Kim Her to be back in India by year-end
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Coaches Mulyo, Tan Kim Her to be back in India by year-end

Coach Siyadatullah, who has been courtside and has silently put in countless training hours with top shuttlers in their teenage and emerging years at Hyderabad, will be at hand, for India’s men’s singles bunch at the Badminton World Championships in Huelva, Spain. But the 2022 season is likely to start with another familiar figure. Indonesian Mulyo Handoyo, who was a stern taskmaster in enforcing top-notch fitness levels which translated into high-ranking wins is likely to rejoin India by end-December. “We’re still working things out. But a clearer picture should emerge in the next 10 days, and hopefully by end of the month, we should have the coaches in place here,” national coach Pullela Gopichand confirmed. Malaysian doubles coach Tan Kim Her, who had worked with Indian ...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gaikwad scores another ton, Venkatesh stars with 112 for MP | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gaikwad scores another ton, Venkatesh stars with 112 for MP | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Maharashtra run machine Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a second successive hundred in as many days to lead his team to a thumping eight-wicket win over Chhattisgarh in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Thursday. The Maharashtra skipper on Wednesday left the job unfinished getting out for 136 in their high scoring chase against Madhya Pradesh, but this time he paced his innings beautifully on way to an unbeaten 143-ball 154 and hunt down 277 with three overs to spare. The 24-year-old smashed five sixes and 14 boundaries and was in total control of the chase, making him a strong prospect for a debut call up in the upcoming ODI series in South Africa. Gaikwad also got some support from his opening partner Yash Nahar (52) as the duo laid the foundation with a 120-run openin...
Indian women’s hockey team’s ACT campaign ends due to COVID case in squad | Hockey News – Times of India
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Indian women’s hockey team’s ACT campaign ends due to COVID case in squad | Hockey News – Times of India

DONGHAE (South Korea): The Indian women's hockey team was on Thursday forced out of the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy after one of its players tested positive for COVID-19, joining Malaysia which was also compelled to withdraw after being hit by the dreaded virus here. A day after the cancellation of its matches against defending champions Korea and China respectively, an Asian Hockey Federation source told PTI that the Indian team is no longer competing in the event. The side is currently in quarantine and the identity of the player who has tested positive has not been revealed. "Last edition's runner-up India are out of the tournament due to a positive case in the squad. India will no longer participate any further in the tournament," the AHF source said. While India were scheduled t...
rohit sharma:  We couldn’t have had two white-ball captains: Sourav Ganguly on Rohit Sharma replacing Virat Kohli as ODI skipper | Cricket News – Times of India
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rohit sharma: We couldn’t have had two white-ball captains: Sourav Ganguly on Rohit Sharma replacing Virat Kohli as ODI skipper | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that once Virat Kohli refused to continue as India's T20 captain, the selectors made up their mind to hand the ODI reins to Rohit Sharma as the national team couldn't afford "too much leadership" with two separate captains in the limited-overs format. The BCCI on Wednesday named Rohit the captain of the ODI side going into the 2023 ODI World Cup and Ganguly, in an interaction with PTI, opened up on the issue, asserting that the incumbent was spoken to and duly accepted the decision. "We had requested Virat not to step down as T20 captain but he didn't want to continue as captain. So, the selectors felt that they cannot have two white ball captains in two white-ball formats. That's too much of leadership," BCCI president and forme...
rohit sharma:  Sourav Ganguly opens up on Rohit Sharma being named India’s ODI skipper | Cricket News – Times of India
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rohit sharma: Sourav Ganguly opens up on Rohit Sharma being named India’s ODI skipper | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said the board and selectors together took the call to appoint Rohit Sharma as the full-time white-ball captain of the side. Opening batter Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday named India's new ODI skipper and the star player will take over from Virat Kohli starting with the South Africa series in January next year. Ganguly also informed that he and the chairman of selectors had also spoken to Kohli. The former Indian skipper also thanked Kohli for his contributions in the limited-overs format. "It's a call that the BCCI and the selectors took together. Actually, the BCCI had requested Virat to not step down as the T20I skipper but obviously, he did not agree. And the selectors then did not feel i...
Quality that Virat Kohli has as batter and leader is required in our team: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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Quality that Virat Kohli has as batter and leader is required in our team: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A batter of Virat Kohli's calibre and the qualities that he brings along with his leadership skills are very much required in the team, said India's new white ball captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit, who was already appointed T20 International captain, has also replaced Kohli as ODI captain. He feels that a captain's job is 20 percent on the field and rests at the planning stage where he would like his men to be prepared for the worst, keeping crunch situations in major ICC event encounters in mind. "A batter of his quality is always needed in the squad. To have an average of 50 plus in the T20 format, it is crazy and unreal. Obviously, with the experience, he batted and bailed India out so many times from difficult situations," Rohit said during YouTube show 'Backstage with Boria'....
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Atharva’s unbeaten 164 blows away Andhra | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Atharva’s unbeaten 164 blows away Andhra | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Opener Atharva Taide smashed a scintillating 123-ball 164 as Vidarbha scripted a successful chase for a thrilling eight-wicket win over Andhra Pradesh in a Group A match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Opting to bowl, Vidarbha restricted Andhra to 287 for 8 and then returned to overhaul the target in just 41.4 overs. Atharva made a mockery of the chase as he blasted 15 boundaries and five sixes during his whirlwind unbeaten knock. The 21-year-old was ably supported by Ganesh Satish (43) and Yash Rathod (44 not out), who also took three wickets in the match. For Andhra, CR Gnaneshwar (93) was the top-scorer, while Ambati Rayudu (53) and Pinninti Tapaswi (45) also chipped in with useful contributions. Earlier, Thakur (3/74) and Aditya Sarwate (3/45) picked three wickets ea...
Selectors must groom someone as the future captain: Vengsarkar
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Selectors must groom someone as the future captain: Vengsarkar

The BCCI has made the right move in making Rohit Sharma the India white-ball captain across ODIs and T20Is. Rohit has been doing well for quite some time now and he was waiting to get his captaincy turn. I feel it is a good move. Now, Virat Kohli can concentrate on Test cricket and Rohit can concentrate on white-ball cricket, in which he has done exceptionally well as a leader so far. He has won many titles for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and has also done well in whatever games he has been given as captain of the Indian team. Virat has had a good run as captain of the Indian white-ball team and now the burden from his shoulders will be released 100 per cent. He is one of the best batsmen in the world at the moment. He is successful and there have also been some great perform...
Inability to win ICC trophy cost Kohli ODI captaincy, says ex-national selector Saba Karim | Cricket News – Times of India
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Inability to win ICC trophy cost Kohli ODI captaincy, says ex-national selector Saba Karim | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India wicketkeeper and national selector Saba Karim said that Virat Kohli has been sacked as the India ODI skipper due to his inability to win an ICC trophy. While announcing his decision to step down from the T20 captaincy, Kohli had expressed his wish to continue leading the ODI side until the 2023 World Cup in India. However, the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee announced that star opener Rohit Sharma will lead India's ODI and T20I teams. "It is right to say that Kohli has been sacked. He made the announcement while leaving the T20I captaincy and could have confirmed that he does not want to continue as ODI captain as well. This meant he wanted to remain ODI captain. Not being able to win an ICC trophy could have cost Virat Kohli the ODI captaincy," said Saba K...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: TN thrash Karnataka by 8 wickets in southern derby | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: TN thrash Karnataka by 8 wickets in southern derby | Cricket News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Left-arm spinners M Siddharth and R Sai Kishore came up with impressive performances as Tamil Nadu outplayed arch-rivals Karnataka by eight wickets in an Elite Group 'B' match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Skipper Manish Pandey's decision to bat first backfired as Siddharth (4/23) and Sai Kishore (3/28) spun a web around the Karnataka batters to bundle them out for 122 in 36.3 overs. Save Pandey (40) and Rohan Kadam (37), none of the other Karnataka batters could make a significant contribution. Tamil Nadu then rode on B Indrajith's unbeaten half-century to overhaul the target in 28 overs. The slide began in the opening over when Sandeep Warrier had Ravikumar Samarth caught behind by Dinesh Karthik for a duck off in the second ball. Only a 67-run partnershi...
Barcelona recovery still pending as Champions League exit creates more problems for Xavi | Football News – Times of India
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Barcelona recovery still pending as Champions League exit creates more problems for Xavi | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Xavi Hernandez said the Europa League is not where Barcelona belong, but another chastening defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday showed again how far they are from the Champions League elite. After six games played in Group E, Barca had scored two goals in a pair of 1-0 victories over Dynamo Kiev. Against Bayern and Benfica, the two accomplished sides in the group, they failed to score a single goal and conceded nine, from a stalemate at home to Benfica, and three 3-0 defeats. When Xavi took over on the back of consecutive wins over Dynamo, there appeared to be a way back, a possible path to qualification. But that always assumed Xavi's arrival would initiate a bounce in form that, in truth, is yet to materialise. Barca suffered Xavi's first defeat in La Liga on Saturday at home...
BCCI pays tribute to Kohli’s ODI captaincy
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BCCI pays tribute to Kohli’s ODI captaincy

BCCI on Thursday paid tribute to Virat Kohli’s ODI captaincy stint on Thursday by sharing a tweet about all the stats Kohli had accumulated while leading India. On Wednesday, Kohli was replaced as captain by Rohit Sharma for the upcoming ODI matches against South Africa. However, Kohli is still the skipper in the Test format as announced by the BCCI on Wednesday when the board revealed the Test squad for the South Africa tour. “A leader who led the side with grit, passion & determination. Thank you Captain @imVkohli!,” the tweet read. A leader who led the side with grit, passion & determination. 🇮🇳🔝 Thank you Captain @imVkohli!👏👏#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/gz7r6KCuWF — BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 2021 Kohli has been one of India’s most successful white-ball captains. ...
Ex-world No 1 Mauresmo named new French Open director | Tennis News – Times of India
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Ex-world No 1 Mauresmo named new French Open director | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Ex-women's number one Amelie Mauresmo was on Thursday named director of the French Open, replacing Guy Forget. Mauresmo will be in place until at least 2024, French tennis federation president Gilles Moretton said. A two-time Grand Slam winner (Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006) and 2004 Olympic singles silver medallist in Athens, the 42-year-old Mauresmo expressed her "pride" at being named director of Roland Garros, the premier claycourt tournament in the world and federation's principal source of revenue. Forget, who'd been in place since 2016 and also overseen the Paris Masters since 2012, was nearing the end of his contract but turned down potential offers, according to Moretton. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.appl...
Lionel Messi finally settling in at PSG in physical league
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Lionel Messi finally settling in at PSG in physical league

Lionel Messi is looking like his old self again. After adapting slowly to his new club and league, the Argentina great finally delivered a complete performance in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt this week. Four months after he left Barcelona to sign a two-year deal with the French club, Messi not only scored twice in the 4-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League, he also influenced PSG’s play throughout with his dribbling skills, acceleration and pinpoint setups. Until now, Messi’s performances with PSG had left a sense of unfinished business. Apart from a superb strike against Manchester City in September and three assists last month in a game against Saint-Etienne, Messi had failed to impress. His consistent display against the Belgian champions proved the 34-year-old Argentine rem...