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Day: December 10, 2021

Rohit Sharma begins preparation for South Africa tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rohit Sharma begins preparation for South Africa tour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the South Africa tour, India's newly-appointed white-ball captain Rohit Sharma on Friday began his preparations with a training session in Mumbai on Friday. The 34-year old Sharma took to social media to share a video clip in which he can be seen working with throw-down specialists on a pitch full of pace and bounce. He can be also seen defending the ball or leaving it, focusing on his Test cricket game. "Getting started in 3..2..1," wrote Rohit on Instagram along with the video. The star Indian opener, who began his tenure as full-time captain in T20Is with a 3-0 win over New Zealand last month, was appointed the captain of the ODI side on Wednesday. Rohit has also been named the new vice-captain of Team India in Tests, replacing Ajinkya Rahane. So, the upcoming Sou...
Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 4 LIVE Score: AUS win by nine wickets
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 4 LIVE Score: AUS win by nine wickets

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 4 Live score & updates:
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 4 Live score & updates:

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...
Andy Murray splits from long-term coach Jamie Delgado | Tennis News – Times of India
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Andy Murray splits from long-term coach Jamie Delgado | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Andy Murray has split with long-term coach Jamie Delgado ahead of the 2022 season, according to reports in the British media on Friday. Delgado has been in Murray's team since 2016, helping him to a second Wimbledon title and the world number one spot in the same year. He took over as the main coach from Ivan Lendl in 2017, before Murray's career was derailed by hip injuries. Despite returning to the ATP tour following two surgeries, the 34-year-old has slipped to 134th in the world. Delgado will work with Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who is ranked 14th in the world, the reports said. Murray will continue a trial with German Jan De Witt at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi next week as he prepares for next month's Australian Open. The Scot, who has recently worked with Johanna Kont...
Magnus Carlsen retains world chess title | Chess News – Times of India
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Magnus Carlsen retains world chess title | Chess News – Times of India

Norway's Magnus Carlsen claimed his fifth world chess crown in Dubai on Friday with a crushing 7.5-3.5 victory against Ian Nepomniachtchi, who faded badly after going toe-to-toe with the Norwegian defending champion in the early games. The 31-year-old Carlsen benefited from a blunder by his Russian challenger to win his fourth game of the match, with the black pieces, to take an unassailable lead in the best-of-14 contest. "I didn’t expect it go quite like this. I think it was just a very good professional performance overall. No regrets at all, just very satisfied," said Carlsen. Magnus Carlsen: "I am very happy of course. I did not expect it to go quite like this. I think it was a very good p… https://t.co/Yx3hfMA1Ce— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) 1639154109000His large...
History-chasing Lewis Hamilton tops Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice | Racing News – Times of India
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History-chasing Lewis Hamilton tops Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice | Racing News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton's quest to make Formula One history at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix began brightly with the Mercedes driver topping the timesheets after Friday's opening practice. Hamilton, chasing an unprecedented eighth world title, goes into Sunday's season-closing race level on points with Max Verstappen. And it was the Dutch title contender who was quickest out of the blocks at the Yas Marina circuit, taking the honours in the morning session. Hamilton, placed third, turned the tables under floodlights in second practice with a 1min 23.691 lap to get his weekend off to an encouraging start. "It doesn't feel too bad," said the 36-year-old Briton. "It started off good but got a bit worse in P1, then started off better in the second session with some changes we made. "Now we jus...
Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins gold at Commonwealth Championships | More sports News – Times of India
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Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins gold at Commonwealth Championships | More sports News – Times of India

TASHKENT: India's teenage weightlifting sensation Jeremy Lalrinnunga could not breach his personal best mark but the effort of 305kg was enough to win the gold medal in the men's 67kg category even as Achinta Sheuli became the 73kg champion at the Commonwealth Championships on Friday. Lalrinnunga, the 2018 Youth Olympics gold medallist, finished with a best effort of 305kg (141kg+164kg) in the men's 67kg event. His personal best stands at 306kg (140kg+166kg) which came in 2019. Meanwhile, Sheuli claimed the top place on the podium with an effort of 316kg (143 + 173) in the 73kg category. He had won a silver in Junior World Championships in May. The 19-year-old Lalrinnunga also created a national record in the snatch event enroute his podium finish but was unable to do the same in the cl...
Family behind rise of India’s new U-19 captain Dhull
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Family behind rise of India’s new U-19 captain Dhull

Yash Dhull had his first brush with fame hours after being named captain of the India Under-19 squad for the Asia Cup on Friday. The top-order batsman and off-spinner was the centre of attraction when he got to the Bal Bhavan International School’s academy ground in Dwarka. The 100-odd budding cricketers and their coaches took a small break from their practice session and gathered around a table on which a round cake shaped like a cricket field was kept to be cut by the now-famous student. Yash, 19, obliged selfie-seekers and posed for group photographs. A coach told the trainees about Yash being a dedicated student of the game and the ideal role model. The junior India skipper was asked by eager parents of budding cricketers for quick tips to success. A self-conscious Yash...
Divyansh Panwar wins both senior and junior air rifle National titles | More sports News – Times of India
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Divyansh Panwar wins both senior and junior air rifle National titles | More sports News – Times of India

BHOPAL: Former world number one Divyansh Singh Panwar shot an impressive 250 in the final to bag back-to-back men's 10m air rifle national championship crowns at the MP Shooting academy range here on Friday. Maharashtra's Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil came second with 249.3 while Assam's Hriday Hazarika won the bronze with a score of 228.2 in the 64th National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) in Rifle events. The men's 10m air rifle discipline saw a record participation of 768 athletes this time around with over 800 registering to compete. The Rajasthan shooter, just like in the 63rd Nationals, also won the junior men's competition for a double gold on the day. He shot 252.2 in the junior final as Rudrankksh settled for silver here as well with 251.2. Delhi's Paarth Makhija came t...
I looked at bad days as ‘great coaching opportunity’: Former India fielding coach R Sridhar | Cricket News – Times of India
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I looked at bad days as ‘great coaching opportunity’: Former India fielding coach R Sridhar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: R Sridhar termed the seven years spent in Indian dressing room as the "best phase of his life" and the former India fielding coach says the "bad days" actually turned out to be "wonderful coaching opportunities". Sridhar was an integral part of the Team India coaching set-up headed by Ravi Shastri. He played a big role in team's remarkably improved fielding standards and in an exclusive interview answered questions about failures, his own stature, different eras of fielding and what made the support staff click in between 2014-2021. Excerpts:Q) India had some bad days, 36 all out at Adelaide, 78 at Leeds. How did you handle the bad days?A) It was wonderful opportunity to learn. To me, as a coach, a bad day is a great coaching opportunity. Good days are not great coaching oppo...
Story of near misses: Lakshya Sen’s senior career thus far is a tale of squandered opportunities against big names
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Story of near misses: Lakshya Sen’s senior career thus far is a tale of squandered opportunities against big names

Lakshya Sen would be better off taking one wistful look at the glass half full, gulp down its bitter contents and stare into the depths of the tumbler – for its complete, crystal-clear emptiness. An 18-14 lead against Japanese star Kento Momota, followed by six straight points frittered away to go down 18-20 before losing the game 21-23, amounts to nought in the larger scheme of things. Conquests define badminton careers. Kidambi Srikanth earned his stripes, surprising Lin Dan with startling cross-court smashes, brought out at the right time to set up his net kills when winning the China Open in 2014. Sen’s contemporary Kunlavut Vitidsarn dumped out favourite Lee Zii Jia rallying from a game down. So, Sen would be the first to know that a four-point lead in the first game against Momota...
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Max Verstappen takes first practice honours | Racing News – Times of India
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Max Verstappen takes first practice honours | Racing News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Max Verstappen was quick out of the blocks in Abu Dhabi on Friday, planting his Red Bull at the top of first practice timesheets ahead of Sunday's title-deciding Grand Prix. The Dutch driver goes into Formula One's season-closing race at Yas Marina level on points with Lewis Hamilton, who was third fastest, 0.346sec shy of his arch rival. Splitting the pair whose scrap for the 2021 driver's crown has made this a season no one will forget in a hurry, was Valtteri Bottas. The Finn, in his last run out for Mercedes before moving to Alfa Romeo in 2022, came in at 0.196s. Completing the top four was Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull. The circuit has undergone a major revamp to improve overtaking opportunites since 2020 when Verstappen ended a six-year domination by Mercedes. His...
Cricket, 3 other Olympic sports excluded from provisional list of 2028 Los Angeles Games
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Cricket, 3 other Olympic sports excluded from provisional list of 2028 Los Angeles Games

Cricket’s bid for an Olympic spot received a jolt when it was excluded from the provisional list of 28 sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Games, along with three other sports, by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Cricket, which has featured at the Olympics just once in 1900 Paris Games, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have failed to make the cut for the LA Games on Thursday. The IOC has given boxing and weightlifting federations 18 months time to set their house in order to be considered for the LA Games as these sport was plagued by issues of corruption and doping. In modern pentathlon’s case, the Olympic body has asked it to remove equestrian jumping from the event. Twenty-eight sports, including skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing, will be proposed fo...
Ashes: If David Warner is injured, Usman Khawaja can open the batting, says Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: If David Warner is injured, Usman Khawaja can open the batting, says Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting feels Usman Khawaja can replace David Warner for the second Ashes Test if the opening batter is ruled out of the game due to an injury. England and Australia are currently playing the first Ashes Test. Warner on Friday did not take the field after receiving blows on the chest while batting on day two of the first Test. "If (Warner) can't play, I think it's probably Khawaja that goes in and opens the batting. Although he hasn't done it the last couple years for Queensland he's done it for Australia before," cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying. "He's obviously in really good form, so I think that's probably the way to go. I think he's experienced enough, but the fact he hasn't done it for a while would be a bit of a concern," he added....
Premier League clubs return to emergency Covid measures | Football News – Times of India
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Premier League clubs return to emergency Covid measures | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Norwich are waiting anxiously for Covid-19 results ahead of their clash with Manchester United after Premier League sides were told to return to emergency protocols to limit the spread of the virus. Tottenham's Europa League Conference game with Rennes on Thursday was postponed after Spurs reported that eight players and five members of staff had tested positive. Sunday's match between Brighton and Tottenham is also off as fears rise over the potential impact of the surging Omicron variant on the English top-flight. Norwich manager Dean Smith, whose side lost 3-0 to Tottenham last week, faces a nervous wait to find out if any of his players will be ruled out of the United match because of a positive test result. "We have got a couple of knocks and have got a couple of Covid-rela...
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen wins FIDE world chess championship
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Norway’s Magnus Carlsen wins FIDE world chess championship

Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway defended his title and won the FIDE World Championship on Friday in Dubai. He beat Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, securing the one point he needed to cross the seven point threshold to win the global tournament held at Dubai’s Expo 2020 this month in the United Arab Emirates. After a surprise blunder by Nepomniachtchi, Carlsen clinched his fifth world championship title. Up until that point, the match was tense with games ending in draw after draw. The final moments of Game 11. "Game, set, and match."#CarlsenNepo #FIDEmatch2021 pic.twitter.com/lYOa1QuOKC — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) December 10, 2021 “Then everything kind of clicked. I think after that it all went my way,” Carlsen told reporters from t...
Ashes: R Ashwin awaits ‘happening’ Day 5 after Joe Root, Dawid Malan lead England fightback | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: R Ashwin awaits ‘happening’ Day 5 after Joe Root, Dawid Malan lead England fightback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressed excitement as Joe Root and Dawid Malan staged England's fightback on day three of the ongoing first Ashes Test at the Gabba, Brisbane on Friday. England were bowled out for 147 in the first innings but skipper Root and Malan steadied the visitors' ship on Friday despite the early blows in the second essay. Ashwin feels England perform well in the first session on Saturday, the fifth day of the Test will be the most happening one on Sunday. "It's all happening at the Gabba and could well be the most happening 5th day if England can trump the first session tomorrow," Ashwin tweeted. It’s all happening at the Gabba and could well be the most happening 5th day if England can trump the first session tomorrow. #ashes— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ash...
Ashes: Dawid Malan admits he thought Test cricket had passed him by | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: Dawid Malan admits he thought Test cricket had passed him by | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: England number three Dawid Malan admitted Friday that he thought his Test cricket career was over before his recall to the team earlier this year. The 34-year-old South African-born Malan was speaking after his gritty 80 not out in England's second innings against Australia in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba. Malan and England captain Joe Root (86 not out) put on an unbeaten 159-run partnership to guide the visitors to 220-2 at the close of the third day and give themselves hope of salvaging at least a draw. It would be a remarkable achievement considering they were bowled out for 147 in their first innings, then watched as Australia made 425, a lead of 278 runs. Malan batted for almost two sessions on a blazing hot Brisbane day, but said he enjoyed every minute of it. "Test...
Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test: Marnus Labuschagne expects Australia to end England resistance with new ball | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test: Marnus Labuschagne expects Australia to end England resistance with new ball | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is not surprised by England's stirring fightback in the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane but expects his bowling team mates to wreak havoc with the new ball when play resumes on Saturday. Bundled out for a meagre 147 in their first innings, England produced a vastly improved batting display in the second to finish day three on 220-2, still 58 runs behind at the Gabba. Captain Joe Root and number three batsman Dawid Malan remained unbeaten after defiant half-centuries having forged a 159-run partnership for the still-flourishing third wicket to drag England back into the contest. "It's Test cricket, you never expect any Test nation, especially when you're playing England in the Ashes, to come in and roll over and you're going to knock them over," Labuschagne,...
Joe Root breaks Michael Vaughan’s record of most Test runs by an England batter in a calendar year | Cricket News – Times of India
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Joe Root breaks Michael Vaughan’s record of most Test runs by an England batter in a calendar year | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: England skipper Joe Root on Friday broke the record of former captain Michael Vaughan after smashing most Test runs by an English batter in a calendar year. Root achieved the feat on day three of the first Ashes Test on Friday. The England captain had registered a duck in the first innings against Australia but in the second hit a classy 86 not out to surpass Vaughan. In 2002, Vaughan had scored 1481 runs and Root came close to breaking his record when he hit 1477 in 2018. The England captain finally surpassed Vaughan on day three of the ongoing Brisbane Test. Root and Dawid Malan (80 not out) staged England's fightback as the duo first steadied the visitors' ship and then sailed to take the total to 220/2, cutting Australia's first innings lead of 278 to just 58 runs now. The...