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Manchester United, Aston Villa hit by Covid outbreaks: Reports | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester United, Aston Villa hit by Covid outbreaks: Reports | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United and Aston Villa are the latest Premier League clubs to be affected by outbreaks of coronavirus cases, according to reports on Sunday. United's Premier League clash with Brentford on Tuesday is in doubt after multiple positive cases were detected among players and staff on Sunday morning, the BBC reported. All the players involved had tested negative ahead of Saturday's 1-0 win at Norwich. Training was switched to non-contact, individual drills outside to prevent further spread of the virus. Villa chose to cancel their training session on Sunday due to a number of positive cases, according to The Athletic. Only one Villa player is believed to be positive with more cases among training ground staff. Tottenham's trip to Brighton, scheduled to take place on Sunday,...
ISL: SC East Bengal share spoils with Kerala Blasters FC | Football News – Times of India
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ISL: SC East Bengal share spoils with Kerala Blasters FC | Football News – Times of India

VASCO: SC East Bengal's search for the first win in this edition of Indian Super League continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kerala Blasters FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. This was the third consecutive draw between these two teams in the ISL which extends SCEB's winless streak to six games. Tomislav Mrcela (37th) opened his account in the ISL by scoring with a header for SC East Bengal before Alvaro Vazquez (44th) equalised with a well taken shot just before half time. Alvaro Vazquez looked to have sent the Blasters into the lead but the referee reversed his decision and disallowed the goal as he blew his whistle before the striker had put the ball past the goalkeeper. Within minutes after that incident, Prabhsukhan Gill made a crucial save, keeping Antonio Perosevic...
Lewis Hamilton gracious in title defeat | Racing News – Times of India
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Lewis Hamilton gracious in title defeat | Racing News – Times of India

Lewis Hamilton was gracious in defeat after Red Bull rival Max Verstappen ended the Briton's quest for an unprecedented eighth Formula One title with a safety-car aided, last-lap pass for championship glory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. The 36-year-old, who started second alongside pole-sitter Verstappen, appeared to have the race well under control after seizing the lead into the first corner and escaping sanction for staying ahead by taking to the run-off in an opening-lap battle with his Red Bull rival. But a safety car five laps from the end, that handed Verstappen the opportunity to pit for fresh tyres, turned the race on its head and put an end to Hamilton's hopes of becoming the first driver to win eight world championships. "Firstly, a big congratulations ...
Youri Tielemans at the double as Leicester crush sorry Newcastle | Football News – Times of India
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Youri Tielemans at the double as Leicester crush sorry Newcastle | Football News – Times of India

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans scored twice as Leicester City thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. Leicester found the net either side of halftime through a penalty from Tielemans and a tap-in from Zambian forward Patson Daka. Tielemans and James Maddison scored late on to condemn Newcastle to their eighth defeat of the season. Tielemans scored from the spot shortly before the break after Maddison had been tripped by Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles. Replays showed Maddison may have anticipated the contact and Newcastle manager Eddie Howe was aggrieved. "It was a strange game because I thought we were OK for large parts. We conceded a goal with the penalty - which was debatable whether it was. The scoreline looks like a heavy defeat but I didn't think it...
Mercedes lodge appeal over Verstappen’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix win | Racing News – Times of India
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Mercedes lodge appeal over Verstappen’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix win | Racing News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Mercedes have lodged two appeals over Max Verstappen's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix win over Lewis Hamilton on Sunday. Mercedes are contesting safety car procedure which resulted in Verstappen overtaking Hamilton on a frantic final lap to clinch the world championship. BREAKING: Mercedes have protested "against the classification established at the end of the Competition", relating… https://t.co/3B6fDWTftN— Formula 1 (@F1) 1639324256000"Mercedes have protested 'against the classification established at the end of the Competition', relating to alleged breaches of Articles 48.8 and 48.12 of the FIA Sporting Regulations," Formula One tweeted. Hamilton had been coasting to victory, his eighth world title seemingly in the bag. Four laps from the end, however, Nicholas Latifi crashed his W...
Max Verstappen thrilled at ‘insane’ title win | Racing News – Times of India
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Max Verstappen thrilled at ‘insane’ title win | Racing News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: An emotional Max Verstappen described his journey to 2021 Formula One world champion as "insane" after he beat rival Lewis Hamilton in a last lap sprint for victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. "It's just insane," he said. "My goal when I was little was to be a Formula One driver. You dream of podiums and victories. But when they tell you that you are world champion, it's incredible." Verstappen and Hamilton went into the last race level on points and it appeared that the Mercedes driver was going to hang on to win an eighth world title. The intervention of a safety car four laps from the end, however, gave Verstappen the chance to take on Hamilton in a thrilling last lap charge to the line. "It's unbelievable," said the 24-year-old Verstappen. "Throughout the whole...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manender Singh, Mahipal Lomror slam tons, Rajasthan make it four in a row to brighten knock-out hopes | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manender Singh, Mahipal Lomror slam tons, Rajasthan make it four in a row to brighten knock-out hopes | Cricket News – Times of India

RANCHI: Rajasthan rode on career-best centuries from Manender Singh and Mahipal Lomror to crush Assam by 142 runs and brighten their hopes for knock-out berth in the Vijay Hazare Trophy national one-dayers on Sunday. This was Rajasthan's fourth successive win as they consolidated their position atop the Group E standings with 16 points with one match left in the league. Punjab and Services occupy second and third places respectively on the basis of net run-rate. Singh slammed 166 not out from 132 balls, while Lomror notched 101 from 110 balls, his maiden List A century, as the duo took Rajasthan to a massive 335/3 after Assam opted to field at the MECON SAIL Stadium. Singh toyed with the Assam bowlers, smashing eight sixes and 11 fours en route to his fourth List A century. Lomror, on t...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Anushtup Majumder, Shahbaz Ahmed script Bengal victory against Mumbai | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Anushtup Majumder, Shahbaz Ahmed script Bengal victory against Mumbai | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Anushtup Majumder sent a fitting reply to the selectors who dropped him for the season-opening Syed Mushtaq Ali (T20) meet by hitting a century against Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (50-over) Elite Group B match KCA Cricket Ground in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Playing for Bengal for the first time after making a comeback from an injury, the former Bengal skipper scored Bengal’s maiden ton of the season to guide the side to a 67-run victory via the VJD Method in the rain-hit match. The middle-order batsman got good support from Shahbaz Ahmed who too got the three-figure mark scoring 106 off 97 balls. It was mainly due to the duo that Bengal batters managed to dominate their opponents after a long time. Bengal did not get a good start losing three quick wickets after being...
We want to create strong bond and Rahul ‘bhai’ will help us in doing that: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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We want to create strong bond and Rahul ‘bhai’ will help us in doing that: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India's new white ball captain Rohit Sharma wants a "strong bond" among players and expects head coach Rahul Dravid to act as an enabler in establishing that in the team's pursuit of excellence. Rohit, who recently replaced Virat Kohli as India's ODI captain, wants his team shut itself from outside noise as what would matter in long run is what the players think of each other. "We want to create a strong bond between players and that will help us in achieving the goal we want and yeah, Rahul bhai obviously, is going to help us in doing that. So we look forward to that," Rohit told bcci.tv in an interview. 🗣️🗣️ "The pressure will always be there. As a cricketer, it is important to focus on my job." SPECIAL - @ImRo45's… https://t.co/Mrfhibm4mk— BCCI (@BCCI) 1639312644000"When you ...
Venkatesh Iyer:  Vijay Hazare Trophy: Venkatesh Iyer stars in Madhya Pradesh win vs Chandigarh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Venkatesh Iyer: Vijay Hazare Trophy: Venkatesh Iyer stars in Madhya Pradesh win vs Chandigarh | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Promising all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer continued his sensational form with both bat and ball as Madhya Pradesh pipped Chandigarh by five runs in a high-scoring group D thriller of the Vijay Hazare Trophy National One-dayers on Sunday. Venkatesh, who is seen as a India prospect to fill in the Hardik Pandya slot across white-ball formats, blazed his way to a 113-ball 151 (8x4, 10x6) to power Madhya Pradesh to a challenging 331/9. Chandigarh responded in style with centuries from skipper Manan Vohra (105) and Ankit Kaushik (111) and needed 32 runs from the last 12 balls. Bowling the penultimate over, Venkatesh gave another breakthrough dismissing Gurinder Singh en route to his 2/64 from 10 overs that included a maiden as Chandigarh could only manage 326/8. 1⃣5⃣1⃣ Runs1⃣1⃣3⃣ Balls8⃣ F...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jonty hundred, Sangwan five-for help Delhi beat Haryana by 10 runs | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jonty hundred, Sangwan five-for help Delhi beat Haryana by 10 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Former India U-19 captain Jonty Sidhu hit a run-a-ball hundred while skipper Pradeep Sangwan grabbed a five wicket haul as Delhi beat Haryana by 10 runs in an exciting Group C league game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday. Delhi scored 267 for 5 in their 50 overs with left-handed Sidhu hitting eight fours and three sixes while adding 145 runs for the fifth wicket with former Delhi Capitals player Lalit Yadav (75 off 92 balls). In reply, Haryana were all out for 257 in exactly 50 overs with Shivam Chauhan, who scored a hundred (107 off 136 balls), and Pramod Chandila (78) adding 166 runs for the fourth wicket. Haryana were cruising along at 236 for 3 before Sangwan (5/52) and Mayank Yadav (3/61) removed the last seven wickets for 21 runs. Earlier, Sidhu and Lalit Yadav cam...
Watch: Conor Gallagher scores a stunner against Everton
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Watch: Conor Gallagher scores a stunner against Everton

Conor Gallagher scored twice and James Tomkins was also on target as Crystal Palace arrested a run of three defeats by beating Everton 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday to renew pressure on visiting manager Rafael Benitez.Gallagher fired home four minutes before halftime as Palace took advantage of a defensive error and Tomkins stabbed home from a corner midway through the second half. Salomon Rondon pulled one back for Everton with 20 minutes left before Gallagher whipped a stunning curling shot from outside the area into the top of the net to ensure the home side’s win in stoppage time. The result lifted Palace above Everton in the Premier League standings as they moved up two places to 12th.It also heaped pressure back on under-fire Benitez, who had earned some respite on M...
K Srikanth wins first round match in BWF World C’ships
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K Srikanth wins first round match in BWF World C’ships

Indian badminton ace Kidambi Srikanth beat Pablo Abian of Spain to begin his BWF World Championships campaign on a winning note here on Sunday. The 12th seeded Indian beat the local challenger 21-12 21-16 in 36 minutes in the first round of the men’s singles event. The Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, however, lost in straight games against Joel Elpe and Rasmus Kjaer of Denmark in the opening round. Attri and Sumeeth lost 16-21 15-21 in 32 minutes to make an exit from the showpiece event. Earlier in the day, the women’s doubles pair of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh retired after they lost the first game 12-21 to the Dutch duo of Alyssa Tirtosentono and Imke van der Aar. Reigning champion PV Sindhu, who got a bye in the first round, will o...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tripura, Nagaland keep winning in Plate Group | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tripura, Nagaland keep winning in Plate Group | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Tripura crushed Nagaland by 10 wickets in a Vijay Hazare Plate group match for their fourth straight win in the national one-day tournament here on Sunday, while Meghalaya held off Mizoram's spirited challenge to record their fourth victory in as many matches. The experienced M Murasingh was the star performer for Tripura as his five-wicket haul helped them bundle out Nagaland for 48 in 14 overs. Tripura knocked off the required runs in 10.1 overs to improve their net run-rate to 2.739 which is ahead of Meghalaya's 1.475. Meghalaya skipper and wicketkeeper Punit Bisht cracked a brilliant 142 (129 balls, 20 fours and 1 six) to help his side make 237 in 49 overs against Mizoram. In reply, Mizoram captain and wicketkeeper Uday Kaul waged a lone battle with a knock of 109 (123 balls...
Barcelona held 2-2 at Osasuna despite goals by latest talent
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Barcelona held 2-2 at Osasuna despite goals by latest talent

Goals from Barcelona’s latest teenage talents weren’t enough to save Xavi Hernández’s side from another letdown Sunday after a late strike gave Osasuna a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league. Barcelona was leading 2-1 after 19-year-olds Nico González and Abde Ezzalzouli scored their first goals since joining the team from the club’s youth squads this season. But Osasuna substitute Chimy Ávila struck from long range, with the ball deflecting off a Barcelona defender before going in, to pull the hosts level with four minutes to go. FT #OsasunaBarça 2-2 ❤️💪 @caosasuna_en dig deep to earn a draw at El Sadar!#LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/jjDqU5yoWZ — LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) December 12, 2021 Nico and Abde form part of a group of young players, along with Pedri González and Gav...
Man United reports positive tests for virus ahead of PL game
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Man United reports positive tests for virus ahead of PL game

Some players and staff members at Manchester United reported positive tests for the coronavirus on Sunday. The people who tested positive were sent home before training and the Premier League was notified. The rest of the squad trained and practice was adjusted to individual and non-contact sessions. United is scheduled to play Brentford in the Premier League on Tuesday. Tottenham had a coronavirus outbreak last week, forcing the postponement of two of its games — including a match at Brighton in the Premier League. British newspaper The Sun was the first to report the positive tests at United. United played Norwich away on Saturday, winning 1-0, and the whole traveling group tested negative in routine tests. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.f...
SC East Bengal share spoils with KBFC
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SC East Bengal share spoils with KBFC

SC East Bengal’s search for the first win in this edition of Indian Super League continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kerala Blasters FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. This was the third consecutive draw between these two teams in the ISL which extends SCEB’s winless streak to six games. Tomislav Mrcela (37th) opened his account in the ISL by scoring with a header for SC East Bengal before Alvaro Vazquez (44th) equalised with a well taken shot just before half time. Alvaro Vazquez looked to have sent the Blasters into the lead but the referee reversed his decision and disallowed the goal as he blew his whistle before the striker had put the ball past the goalkeeper. Relive @AlvaroVazquez91's vital goal that takes @KeralaBlasters's unbeaten streak to ...
‘Incredible debut’: Lyon hails Alex Carey after first Ashes Test win | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Incredible debut’: Lyon hails Alex Carey after first Ashes Test win | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has lavished praise on wicket-keeper batter Alex Carey following his "incredible" debut in the longest format of the game. Carey on Saturday created the record for taking most catches on Test debut as picked a total of eight catches in the first Ashes Test against England. Lyon was not surprised by Carey's performance as the wicket-keeper batter has played a lot of limited-overs cricket. "I think it's been an absolutely incredible debut. I'm not surprised by it. I've watched him train in the lead-up and his preparation has been world-class," ESPNcricinfo quoted Lyon as saying. "He's played obviously a lot of white-ball cricket for Australia and our relationship is only going to get bigger and better and stronger. "He's coming down on the early bu...
Maddison stars in Leicester’s 4-0 win over Newcastle in EPL
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Maddison stars in Leicester’s 4-0 win over Newcastle in EPL

James Maddison scored one goal and played a part in the other three as Leicester beat Newcastle 4-0 to keep the visitors in the Premier League’s relegation zone on Sunday. Youri Tielemans, playing in his 100th Premier League game, netted twice and Patson Daka also scored but Maddison stood out at King Power Stadium with a virtuoso performance in midfield that combined creativity and finishing ability. Maddison was tripped in the penalty area for a penalty that was converted by Tielemans in the 38th minute to put Leicester ahead. FULL-TIME Leicester 4-0 Newcastle A complete performance from the Foxes sees them take all three points #LEINEW pic.twitter.com/50ZqSDCsVO — Premier League (@premierleague) December 12, 2021 He then produced a wonderful pass with the outside of hi...
We want to create strong bond and Rahul ‘bhai’  will help us in doing that: Rohit
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We want to create strong bond and Rahul ‘bhai’ will help us in doing that: Rohit

India’s new white ball captain Rohit Sharma wants a “strong bond” among players and expects head coach Rahul Dravid to act as an enabler in establishing that in the team’s pursuit of excellence. Rohit, who recently replaced Virat Kohli as India’s ODI captain, wants his team shut itself from outside noise as what would matter in long run is what the players think of each other. “We want to create a strong bond between players and that will help us in achieving the goal we want and yeah, Rahul bhai obviously, is going to help us in doing that. So we look forward to that,” Rohit told bcci.tv in an interview. 🗣️🗣️ "The pressure will always be there. As a cricketer, it is important to focus on my job." SPECIAL – @ImRo45's first interview after being named #TeamIndia’s white-b...