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Day: December 11, 2021

I-League: Not here for numbers but to try and win the title, says Ashley Westwood
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I-League: Not here for numbers but to try and win the title, says Ashley Westwood

Having guided the Bengaluru FC to win the I-league twice during his stint with the club from 2013 to 2016, 45-year-old coach Ashley Westwood was a highly successful coach in the league. The former English footballer now returns to Indian football once again as the head coach of RoundGlass Punjab FC. With the team competing in its second season, Westwood now looks forward to this edition of the Indian league beginning later this month in Kolkata. “I knew it will always take something special to bring me back to India. I left after having three brilliant years with Bengaluru FC and there was a possibility that I may never return. I had thoughts of joining an ambitious club and that is what would have taken to bring me back. RoundGlass Punjab FC provides something special. The...
I-league: Not here for numbers but to try and win the title, says Westwood
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I-league: Not here for numbers but to try and win the title, says Westwood

Having guided the Bengaluru FC to win the I-league twice during his stint with the club from 2013 to 2016, 45-year-old coach Ashley Westwood was a highly successful coach in the league. The former English footballer now returns to Indian football once again as the head coach of RoundGlass Punjab FC. With the team competing in its second season, Westwood now looks forward to this edition of the Indian league beginning later this month in Kolkata. “I knew it will always take something special to bring me back to India. I left after having three brilliant years with Bengaluru FC and there was a possibility that I may never return. I had thoughts of joining an ambitious club and that is what would have taken to bring me back. Round Glass Punjab FC provides something special. The biggest cha...
EPL: Mohamed Salah spoils Steven Gerrard’s return to Liverpool | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Mohamed Salah spoils Steven Gerrard’s return to Liverpool | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool ensured there was no happy return to Anfield for Steven Gerrard as Mohamed Salah's second-half penalty earned a 1-0 win over Aston Villa. Gerrard said he would gladly sacrifice some of his legendary status among the Liverpool support for a result on his first trip to Anfield as part of the visiting team. However, Villa barely laid a glove on the Jurgen Klopp's men, who should have been far more convincing winners as they moved back to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City. 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐏𝐎𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐒. 𝐔𝐏 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐃𝐒! https://t.co/6aU3Too5Np— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 1639241603000Gerrard was welcomed with gentle applause as he emerged from the tunnel, but there was no great fanfare for the man who scored 186 goals in 710 games as a Liverpool player. Even a brief chan...
ISL: Chennaiyin’s unbeaten run continues, plays out draw with ATK Mohun Bagan | Football News – Times of India
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ISL: Chennaiyin’s unbeaten run continues, plays out draw with ATK Mohun Bagan | Football News – Times of India

FATRODA: ATK Mohun Bagan settled for a 1-1 draw against unbeaten Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League match at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Saturday. Liston Colaco's 18th-minute strike was cancelled out by Vladimir Koman (45th) right before half-time. Chennaiyin are yet to face defeat as they are placed third on the table with 8 points. The Mariners continue to be outside the top four with 7 points. After creating a few chances in the opening moments, ATK Mohun Bagan finally got the breakthrough in the 18th minute. Colaco banged home albeit after the ball kissed the bar as Roy Krishna played a brilliant through ball to open the scoring. Earlier in the 16th minute, Ashutosh Mehta showed excellent skills and tried to create a chance from the right flank. CFC defenders i...
Ricky Ponting warns of Ashes whitewash after England collapse | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ricky Ponting warns of Ashes whitewash after England collapse | Cricket News – Times of India

England's Ashes tour could end in a whitewash if they cannot bounce back from their crushing loss in the first Test, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said on Saturday, adding that the conditions going forward would be better suited to the hosts. Australia are 1-0 up in the series after an emphatic nine-wicket victory at the Gabba in Brisbane, where England lost eight wickets in a stunning batting collapse on day four. England have not won a Test in Australia since the 2010-11 series, when they triumphed 3-1. Nathan Lyon will never forget his 400th Test wicket... but he can't remember what he had for breakfast! #Ashes |… https://t.co/Ey3Xmn1DKp— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1639198320000The pink ball Test in Adelaide begins on Thursday and Ponting believes a similar outcome to Au...
It’ll take a decade for Indian women’s football team to play World Cup: Bembem Devi | Football News – Times of India
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It’ll take a decade for Indian women’s football team to play World Cup: Bembem Devi | Football News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Indian women's football has come a long way but it will take another decade to qualify for the FIFA World cup, feels former national captain Bembem Devi here. While speaking on the second day of Kalinga Literature Festival here, Bembem said the men's football in the country has been strengthened due to participation of corporate and private players. "Also there is lack of awareness about sports which has been a major hindrance to attract talents," said Bembem, a Padmashree awardee. Joining the event, former MP and editor Tathagat Satpathy said every ruler on this earth has destroyed the history of previous rulers as it is the nature of power. "Be it BJD in Odisha or the NDA at the centre, each of them had tried to remove history of previous rulers. This (attitude) is with e...
Arsenal’s Aubameyang dropped for ‘disciplinary breach’: Arteta | Football News – Times of India
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Arsenal’s Aubameyang dropped for ‘disciplinary breach’: Arteta | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Saturday's Premier League clash against Southampton after a "disciplinary breach" by the Gabon forward. Club captain Aubameyang was not among the substitutes at the Emirates Stadium as France striker Alexandre Lacazette took the armband instead. It was reported that Aubameyang's punishment came after he failed to report for a training session on Friday. In a pre-match interview on Arsenal's Twitter account, Arteta said of Aubameyang's absence: "Unfortunately (it is) due to a disciplinary breach. We've been very consistent, no negotiables, and he's not involved today." Asked if it could be a longer-term ban, he added: "It starts today. It's not an easy situation, a situation we want, to have our club captain in th...
‘Can’t just be Root’: Former England captains urge batsmen to step up | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Can’t just be Root’: Former England captains urge batsmen to step up | Cricket News – Times of India

England's batsmen must step up and come to the aid of skipper Joe Root who has constantly been fighting a lone battle to rescue the side after numerous batting collapses in recent years, former captains said on Saturday. England lost the first Ashes Test at the Gabba following a spectacular batting collapse where the tourists lost eight wickets in the first session, allowing Australia to go 1-0 up with an emphatic nine-wicket victory. "For a long time now, England have found themselves 20-3, 30-3, 40-4. They were 29-4 in the first innings of this Test and went on to be bowled out for 147," Nasser Hussain wrote in his Sky Sports column. "Root has been their star player for a number of years and is the only one this year who averages over 40 in Test cricket. Root and (Dawid) Malan are the...
Raheem Sterling penalty earns leaders Man City win over 10-man Wolves | Football News – Times of India
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Raheem Sterling penalty earns leaders Man City win over 10-man Wolves | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: England forward Raheem Sterling's 100th Premier League goal was enough to earn leaders Manchester City a 1-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. Wolves were doing a fine job of frustrating City in the opening period before striker Raul Jimenez's dismissal for two yellow cards in quick succession in first-half stoppage time changed the complexion of the game. City dominated the second half as a result, edging in front through Sterling's penalty - a decision that required a lengthy VAR check - in the 66th minute. The home side had plenty of chances to make the result more comfortable, with Jack Grealish's struggles since becoming the British record transfer in the close season continuing as he missed from close range. However, one goal proved enough for City w...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Nafees Siddique grabs 6/39 in dream debut for Meghalaya | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Nafees Siddique grabs 6/39 in dream debut for Meghalaya | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Seamer Nafees Siddique made a dream List A debut grabbing 6/39 to power Meghalaya to a mammoth 111-run win over Manipur in their Plate Group match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy national one-dayers here on Saturday. Siddique bowled a fine new ball spell to rattle Manipur's top-order and reduce the opponent to 28/5 inside nine overs in their chase of 259 as their decision to field first backfired. L Kishan Singha showed some resistance with a 123-ball 50 as only three batters got to double digits before Manipur were bundled out for 147 in 49.2 overs. Earlier, Meghalaya rode on half-centuries from skipper Punit Bisht (85 from 71 balls; 11x4s) and Chirag Khurana (50 from 80 balls; 2x4s) to post a challenging 258 for 7 at the Jaipuria Vidyalaya ground here. This was Meghalaya's third su...
Max Verstappen on pole for title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India
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Max Verstappen on pole for title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Max Verstappen gained a potentially decisive advantage in his epic battle with Lewis Hamilton for the Formula One world title on Saturday by claiming pole for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Verstappen goes into the season-closing race level on points with Hamilton, who took second in qualifying to join the Red Bull driver on the front row. Lando Norris was a surprise third to park his McLaren on the second row alongside Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez. The last six winners in Abu Dhabi have all started from the front of the grid, with Verstappen victorious from pole last year. Hamilton, seeking a historic eighth world title, was favourite to secure the final pole of 2021 after his Mercedes left Verstappen's Red Bull trailing in his wake in practice. But after Red Bull's mechani...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Abhishek Raut’s fifer hands Odisha 3rd straight win | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Abhishek Raut’s fifer hands Odisha 3rd straight win | Cricket News – Times of India

THANE: Leg-spinner Abhishek Raut picked up a fifer, his career-best figures, to help Odisha beat Vidharbha by six wickets in a Group A match of the Vijay Hazare One-Day Nationals here on Saturday. Electing to field, Raut spun the web around opposition batters, registering figures of 5 for 36 to restrict Vidhrabha to a below-par 148. Skipper Subhranshu Senapati (71 not out) and Anurag Sarangi (52) then struck a fifty each to guide Odisha home in 42 overs with four wickets in hand. Besides Raut, pacer Debabrata Pradhan picked up three wickets for 13 runs from his seven overs. This was Odisha's third win on the trot after victories over Andhra (by 63 runs) and Gujarat (by 3 wickets). In another Group A match in Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh defeated Gujarat by 97 runs to register their second c...
‘You complete me in every way’: Virat Kohli marks fourth marriage anniversary with Anushka Sharma | Off the field News – Times of India
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‘You complete me in every way’: Virat Kohli marks fourth marriage anniversary with Anushka Sharma | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India Test skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday marker his fourth wedding anniversary with wife-actress Anushka Sharma. Taking to his Instagram handle, the Indian batter shared priceless pictures of him with Anushka and their daughter Vamika. "4 Years of you handling my silly jokes and my laziness. 4 years of you accepting me for who I am every day and loving me regardless of how annoying I can be. 4 years of the greatest blessing God could've showered on us. 4 years of being married to the most honest, loving, brave woman and the one who inspired me to stand by the right thing even when the whole world could be against you. 4 years of being married to YOU. You complete me in every way, I'll always love you with all that I have and more. This day is more special as it's our first ...
Bayern extends league lead as Dortmund draws at Bochum
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Bayern extends league lead as Dortmund draws at Bochum

Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to six points after Jamal Musiala scored in a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Mainz and Borussia Dortmund was held by local rival Bochum to 1-1 on Saturday. Karim Onisiwo headed Mainz into a surprise lead in the 22nd minute in a stadium empty because of coronavirus restrictions, but Kingsley Coman evened the score for Bayern just after the break. The 18-year-old Musiala earned Bayern the win with his sixth goal of the season in the 74th. 🎥 @FCBayernEN come from behind to extend their lead at the 🔝, thanks to goals from Kingsley #Coman and @JamalMusiala 🤝 pic.twitter.com/Drdx38bN8Z — Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) December 11, 2021 Bayern’s win restored a commanding lead in its pursuit of a 10th consecutive Bundesliga tit...
EPL roundup: City, Chelsea & Liv all win to intensify title race
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EPL roundup: City, Chelsea & Liv all win to intensify title race

The English Premier League’s top three kept up the furious pace of their title race by picking up hard-fought wins on Saturday, although all three needed second-half penalties to do so. Manchester City maintained its one-point lead after Raheem Sterling’s 100th league goal secured a 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton in the early kickoff, and chasing duo Liverpool and Chelsea responded with slim victories of their own. Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard’s return to Anfield nearly dealt a damaging blow to Liverpool’s title hopes but Mohamed Salah’s penalty in the 67th minute secured a 1-0 win for the Reds after goalkeeper Emi Martinez frustrated the hosts for much of the game. FULL-TIME Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa Mohamed Salah's second-half penalty prevents Steven Gerrard from ...
Chennaiyin’s unbeaten run continues, plays out draw with ATK MB
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Chennaiyin’s unbeaten run continues, plays out draw with ATK MB

ATK Mohun Bagan settled for a 1-1 draw against unbeaten Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League match at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Saturday. Liston Colaco’s 18th-minute strike was cancelled out by Vladimir Koman (45th) right before half-time. Chennaiyin are yet to face defeat as they are placed third on the table with 8 points. The Mariners continue to be outside the top four with 7 points. .@ChennaiyinFC captain @AnirudhThapa bags his first Hero of the Match award of this season! 💥 📽️ Watch the highlights of his solid performance against @atkmohunbaganfc #ATKMBCFC #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/ere7Ei2gmT — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 11, 2021 After creating a few chances in the opening moments, ATK Mohun Bagan finally got th...
Art of leg-spin very exciting part of cricket, says Imran Tahir | Cricket News – Times of India
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Art of leg-spin very exciting part of cricket, says Imran Tahir | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir expressed that he has enjoyed sharing his knowledge with the youngsters in the ongoing season of the Lanka Premier League. Tahir has so far taken four wickets in four matches for the Dambulla Giants in the ongoing season of the Lanka Premier League. "I get a lot of joy from sharing my knowledge with youngsters. If they come and ask me something, then I feel it's my duty to share my knowledge with them and I want to make a difference. The Lanka Premier League has provided a great platform for the local talent to showcase their skills. Players like Wanindu Hasaranga has gone to become one of the most sought-after players in franchise leagues around the world," said Tahir in a statement. "The youngsters need to know how one can bowl really wel...
Badminton World Championships: For PV Sindhu, perfect chance to defend her crown
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Badminton World Championships: For PV Sindhu, perfect chance to defend her crown

As tart as those constant reminders are, of phantom contenders and injured invisible challengers missing from competing for the World Championship crowns, PV Sindhu can be proud of what she achieved at Basel in 2019: a gold. Staying fit, turning up day in-day out, scything through a future Olympic champion Chen Yufei and former World Champion Nozomi Okuhara with (three times out of four) incredulous 21-7 margin scorelines, is nothing short of impetuous dominance over a title. There’s no asterisk, visible to the human eye, to that achievement. It’s why Sindhu’s title defence in Carolina Marin’s backyard at Huelva, deserves the inveterate pugnacity often associated with the Spaniard. That won’t-let-go stubbornness, the grit of a garrison and the fortitude of a fortress. Just ...
Watch: Raul Jimenez gets bizarre red card in Man City vs Wolves
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Watch: Raul Jimenez gets bizarre red card in Man City vs Wolves

In one of the strangest red card ever received in a Premier League match, Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez was sent off after he received two yellow cards in a matter of seconds against Manchester City on Saturday. The Mexican forward was initially booked for fouling City midfielder Rodri in the centre circle in first half stoppage time, before then stopping the Spain international taking the resulting free-kick. Referee Jon Moss had no other option but to book Jimenez again for blocking the restart of play and the player then trudged off the field slowly as jeers rained in on him by the City supporters. Increíble la expulsión de Raúl Jiménez. La secuencia de su expulsión no tiene desperdicio, jaja pic.twitter.com/fkC4TKVQiC — Fútbol Vertical (@futbol_vertical...
Australia vs England: Alex Carey creates record for taking most catches on Test debut | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australia vs England: Alex Carey creates record for taking most catches on Test debut | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey on Saturday created the record for taking most catches on Test debut. Carey took a total of eight catches in the first Ashes Test against England here at the Gabba in Brisbane, surpassing India's Rishabh Pant and five others who had taken seven catches on their debut in the longest format. Chris Read, Brian Taber, Chamara Dunusinghe, Peter Nevill and Alan Knott had also taken seven catches on their Test debut. Most catches in a match by a wicket-keeper on Test debut:Seven: Dunusinghe, Knott, Nevill, Pant, Read, TaberEIGH… https://t.co/cfYo25SiyW— ICC (@ICC) 1639202181000Nathan Lyon, skipper Pat Cummins, David Warner and Travis Head were the standout performers as Australia defeated England by nine wickets on Saturday. Chasing a target of mere ...