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Day: January 2, 2022

‘New year, same motivation’: Virat Kohli sweats it out in training ahead of 2nd Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘New year, same motivation’: Virat Kohli sweats it out in training ahead of 2nd Test | Cricket News – Times of India

Johannesburg (South Africa): Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is making sure that he leaves no stone unturned in preparing for the second Test against South Africa. Team India will lock horns with South Africa in the second Test from Monday in Johannesburg. Ahead of the game, Kohli hit the training ground with "same motivation" on Sunday to gear up for the second Test. "New year, same motivation," Kohli tweeted the pictures from training sessions. New year, same motivation. https://t.co/25PNy69kGJ— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1641133699000Meanwhile, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has backed skipper Kohli to have some "big runs" in the upcoming Tests against South Africa. Kohli ended the year 2021 without scoring a century in international cricket as he departed for 18 in the second innin...
Footballer with rare heart condition fights his way into FC Goa team
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Footballer with rare heart condition fights his way into FC Goa team

In 2019, Anwar Ali was forbidden from playing football. Nearly three years later, the defender, who was diagnosed with a rare heart disease, is back – after undergoing multiple scans and tests, consulting doctors from India and abroad, pleading before various committees, knocking on the doors of the Delhi High Court and submitting an affidavit in which he has claimed full responsibility, if something were to happen to him on field. “It’s been a hell of a battle,” said Ranjit Bajaj, Ali’s mentor. “It can be a Netflix series on its own.” The 21-year-old, hailed by Bajaj as a ‘once-in-a-generation player’, didn’t get match-time on Sunday. But a day after he was formally signed by FC Goa, he made it to the team’s bench for their Indian Super League (ISL) match against Kerala Blasters in Vas...
BCCI begins clearing dues of affected players after domestic season was curtailed due to COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI begins clearing dues of affected players after domestic season was curtailed due to COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI has started clearing the long-standing dues of the domestic cricketers who suffered financially after the 2020-21 season was curtailed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Many Indian cricketers struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held last year for the first time in its history. The women's T20 games were also curtailed due to the pandemic. "BCCI has started clearing the compensation amount due for not having the red ball tournament last season," a senior BCCI official told PTI. "A lot of players have started receiving money and there are still a lot of players who would be getting the payments. The process is expected to be completed in the next few weeks." In September last, the BCCI had said that the cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 season will be...
Haryana Steelers beat Gujarat Giants 38-36 in PKL | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India
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Haryana Steelers beat Gujarat Giants 38-36 in PKL | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Captain Vikash Kandola shone bright as Haryana Steelers pulled off a thrilling 38-36 win over Gujarat Giants in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match on Sunday. The Haryana side took a massive lead in the first half, but the Giants clawed their way back and gained the lead in the last few minutes of the game. However, the Steelers held their nerve and found a way to close out a sensational win. Kandola was Haryana's best player in the match with 11 raid points. Gujarat Giants took the lead early in the match. Kandola effected a couple of brilliant raids and helped his team get its nose in front. Haryana Steelers carried out an All Out in the 10th minute and took a four-point lead at 9-5. Moments later, the Haryana side carried out a brilliant tackle and took a seven-point lead ...
sagittarius:  Sagittarius relationship compatibility with Scorpio – Times of India
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sagittarius: Sagittarius relationship compatibility with Scorpio – Times of India

The connection of Scorpio and Sagittarius has the possibility to be outstanding and generate substantial chemistry. Sagittarius, who is adaptive, lively, and gentle, attracts Scorpio, who is profound, fierce, and secretive. They have a lot to acquire from one another. The combination of Scorpio and Sagittarius may lead to good connections if both signs are honest with each other. Eventually, their confidence will be at an all-time high, and their advancement will be greatly aided. These two signs have a weird comprehension, as if they were one and the holy spirit, at least for a short time. The shared fortitude will give them just the perfect amount of assurance when it comes to intimacy, and Sagittarius' originality and flexibility will be invigorating for Scorpio's rigid temperament. ...
sagittarius:  Sagittarius relationship compatibility with Libra – Times of India
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sagittarius: Sagittarius relationship compatibility with Libra – Times of India

Ganesha says when it comes to the psychological aspect of the connection, a Sagittarius-Libra pair is one of the most suitable. According to Libra-Sagittarius partnership suitability, finding and sharing affection with someone is not a difficult chore for any of them. These are anyway, both a Flame and an Air sign. Sagittarius has enthusiasm and a strenuous set of emotions but still uses their brain, disseminating their ideology more than their authentic and real emotions. Whereas Libra is governed by Venus, despite the fact that it is assumed to be linked with thought patterns, interaction, and social incorporation through its component. When the two of them come together, they appear to be able to strike an equilibrium in which they both utilize their minds just sufficiently and leave...
real madrid:  Unal’s early goal gives Getafe shock 1-0 win over Real Madrid | Football News – Times of India
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real madrid: Unal’s early goal gives Getafe shock 1-0 win over Real Madrid | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: An early goal from Turkish striker Enes Unal shocked LaLiga leaders Real Madrid as they lost 1-0 at Getafe on Sunday and ended an unbeaten run that had lasted 15 matches in all competitions. With 46 points from 20 games, Real Madrid are still top but are not as comfortable as before. Sevilla are second with 38 points and two games in hand, and will visit second-from-bottom Cadiz on Monday. Getafe, led by former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores, extended their unbeaten streak in LaLiga to six matches and are 16th in the standings, three points above the relegation zone. It was their first win over Real in a decade. Unal scored with a low, powerful strike in the ninth minute after pressuring Real defender Eder Militao into giving up the ball inside the box. "Let's be honest, ...
Cavani will stay at Manchester United, insists Rangnick | Football News – Times of India
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Cavani will stay at Manchester United, insists Rangnick | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has ruled out the possibility of losing Edinson Cavani this month. The Uruguayan has scored 19 goals in 49 appearances for the Red Devils since joining on a free transfer in October 2020. However, the 34-year-old's time in England has also been beset by injury problems and a controversial ban last season for using what the English Football Association deemed racist language in a social media post. Cavani, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but Rangnick highlighted his importance despite having a wealth of attacking options to choose from. "We spoke about Edi and he knows that I will definitely not let him go," said Rangnick ahead of United's Premier League...
South Africa seamer Jansen called up for India ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India
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South Africa seamer Jansen called up for India ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Young fast bowler Marco Jansen on Sunday received his maiden ODI call-up as South Africa named a 17-member squad for the three-ODI series against India beginning January 19. The 21-year-old Jansen, who had snapped five wickets in his maiden Test last week, was picked in the squad led by Temba Bavuma with Keshav Maharaj as his deputy in the white-ball series. Experienced pacer Anrich Nortje will miss the ODIs as well after being left out of the Tests due to a hip injury. Seamer Marco Jansen receives his maiden #Proteas ODI squad call-up as Temba Bavuma returns to captain the side for… https://t.co/BEEVefayLd— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) 1641131547000Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala and Zubayr Hamza also retained their spots in the squad which also includes former skipp...
Senior national archery camp to return to Kolkata after nine years | More sports News – Times of India
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Senior national archery camp to return to Kolkata after nine years | More sports News – Times of India

KOLKATA: After a long gap of nine years, the national camp for the senior recurve archers will return to the SAI Eastern Centre in Kolkata ahead of the upcoming season. According to the calendar released by the Archery Association of India on Sunday, SAI Eastern Centre, which had been the recurve archer's address till London 2012 Olympics, will host the first Senior National Camp from February 25-March 31. During the camp, the first phase of the selection trial for the Asian Games will be held from March 7-10. The Asian Games are scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 10-25. The AAI calendar also confirmed Jammu and Kashmir as the venue for the 41st Senior Nationals from March 18-27. "The Asian Games trials will be held in three phases with the second and third phases sl...
It feels harsh at times but we need to get better at it: Rahul Dravid after India’s over-rate penalty | Cricket News – Times of India
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It feels harsh at times but we need to get better at it: Rahul Dravid after India’s over-rate penalty | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: India head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday admitted his team needs to do better at maintaining over rate after being docked one WTC point following the first Test against South Africa in Centurion though he felt "leeway" can be given in certain cases. Points deduction from the World Test Championship tally for over-rate offences could prove costly for any team in its bid to reach the final. England were recently fined eight WTC points for being eight overs short in the Brisbane Test against Australia. "The ICC is trying something obviously. It does feel harsh as a coach and it does feel a bit tough at times but it certainly gets us thinking, gets us wanting to quicken it up," said Dravid ahead of the second Test here. Dravid said he doesn't mind the new rule put in place by t...
Liverpool wilts, Chelsea recovers to leave City the winner
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Liverpool wilts, Chelsea recovers to leave City the winner

The only winner Sunday was Manchester City. And Romelu Lukaku certainly lost out. What a pulsating, entertaining encounter for Lukaku to miss — not out of his own choosing — as Chelsea recovered to draw 2-2 with Liverpool without the temporarily exiled striker. It left City 10 points clear from Chelsea at the top of the Premier League with Liverpool a further point back. The sky blue ribbons look like remaining on the trophy for another year thanks to the fading challenge from the chasing pack. That’s even before Liverpool is the hardest hit by players heading to the African Cup of Nations. Before leaving for what could be more than a month away, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah did contribute Liverpool’s goals. An instant #PL classic at Stamford Bridge! 🔵 #CHELIV 🔴 pic.twitte...
Elgar wants Proteas to handle De Kock’s Test retirement in professional manner | Cricket News – Times of India
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Elgar wants Proteas to handle De Kock’s Test retirement in professional manner | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa skipper Dean Elgar says he was initially "shocked" at Quinton de Kock's sudden retirement from Test cricket but insisted that the team will take the setback in its stride and strive to level the ongoing series against India. De Kock, only 29, announced his retirement from the traditional format at the end of the opening Test against India, which the hosts lost by 113 runs at SuperSport Park on Thursday. "I was pretty shocked. But sitting down with Quiney (Quinton de Kock), he explained his reasons and I respect and fully understand his decision," Elgar said at a virtual press conference on the eve of the second Test. "I don't think there will be any," Elgar responded when asked if there would be any hangover on the players about his retirement. "The responsibi...
India vs South Africa: Allahudien Paleker set for Test debut after 15-year journey | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Allahudien Paleker set for Test debut after 15-year journey | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa): A 15-year long journey will end on Monday when Allahudien Paleker walks out onto the Imperial Wanderers turf in Johannesburg to take charge of South Africa against India in the second Test. The Cape Town-born official turned 44 on Saturday and he will celebrate his latest birthday by becoming South Africa's 57th Test umpire - and the 497th in the history of the game dating back to the year 1877. A former first-class cricketer, Paleker will line up opposite one of his mentors and inspirations, Marais Erasmus, at the 'Bullring' where he will finally reach the top after years of sacrifice and hard work. "It definitely will be a proud moment for me. You know when you start umpiring, your dream and your goal is to get to the highest level and to stand in a Test m...
India vs South Africa: Kohli to come before media on eve of his 100th Test, says Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Kohli to come before media on eve of his 100th Test, says Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa): Team India head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday highlighted the reason behind skipper Virat Kohli's absence in the press conference ahead of the second Test against South Africa. Dravid said Kohli will attend the press conference ahead of his 100th game in the longest format of the game. The Indian Test skipper has played 98 Tests to date. "There is no specific reason for that (on Kohli skipping). I don't decide this but I am told he will be speaking on the eve of his 100th Test and we hope you celebrate that. And you can ask him questions about his 100th Test," said Dravid when asked about Kohli's absence in the pre-match press conference. Team India will be locking horns with South Africa in the second Test on Monday in Johannesburg. Dravid feels batting in t...
Brighton wins 3-2 at Everton, Brentford beats Aston Villa, Leeds down Burnley
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Brighton wins 3-2 at Everton, Brentford beats Aston Villa, Leeds down Burnley

Alexis Mac Allister scored twice to lead Brighton to a 3-2 win at Everton that piled more pressure on manager Rafael Benitez on Sunday. Even the long-awaited return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin after almost five months out with a thigh injury failed to change Everton’s fortunes, with the striker’s main contribution being a missed first-half penalty. By then the home side were already 2-0 down after Mac Allister’s opener in the third minute was followed by a header from Dan Burn in the 21st. FULL-TIME Everton 2-3 Brighton Alexis Mac Allister scores twice as Graham Potter’s side earn a hard-fought win#EVEBHA pic.twitter.com/1p0qt7q71Z — Premier League (@premierleague) January 2, 2022 Everton conceded the first goal for the 14th time in 20 matches this season in the Premier Leagu...
PSG’s Messi, three others test positive for Covid-19 | Football News – Times of India
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PSG’s Messi, three others test positive for Covid-19 | Football News – Times of India

Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi and three other players have tested positive for Covid-19, the French Ligue 1 club said on Sunday. Argentina international Messi joined PSG from boyhood club Barcelona in August and the 34-year-old has scored six goals in 16 games in all competitions for the Parisian side. Defender Juan Bernat, back-up goalkeeper Sergio Rico and midfielder Nathan Bitumazala were the other players who returned positive tests. Medical update 📍@Aspetar— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 1641124523000PSG said in a statement that the four players were currently in isolation and subject to the appropriate health protocols. France reported 219,126 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour period on Saturday, the fourth day in a row that the country has recorded more than ...
FC Goa and Kerala Blasters play out 2-2 draw in a humdinger
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FC Goa and Kerala Blasters play out 2-2 draw in a humdinger

Adrian Luna’s stunning goal could not ensure Kerala Blasters FC a win as FC Goa fought back in a thrilling Indian Super League match which ended 2-2 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. Jeakson Singh (10th) opened the scoring for the Blasters before Luna scored a wondergoal in the 20th minute to make it 2-0. Kerala looked on top before FC Goa came back to first make it 2-1 riding a Jorge Ortiz (24th) strike before Edu Bedia scored from the corner in the 38th minute. Kerala are now third in the league table with 14 points from nine games while FC Goa remain at ninth with nine points from nine outings. 1️⃣ Goal3️⃣ Chances created5️⃣ Shots@FCGoaOfficial's @jorgeortiz92's electrifying efforts earned him the Hero of the Match award! 🏆#KBFCFCG #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic....
BCCI begins clearing dues of affected players after domestic season was curtailed due to Covid
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BCCI begins clearing dues of affected players after domestic season was curtailed due to Covid

The BCCI has started clearing the long-standing dues of the domestic cricketers who suffered financially after the 2020-21 season was curtailed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Many Indian cricketers struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held last year for the first time in its history. The women’s T20 games were also curtailed due to the pandemic. “BCCI has started clearing the compensation amount due for not having the red ball tournament last season,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. “A lot of players have started receiving money and there are still lot of players who would be getting the payments. The process is expected to be completed in next few weeks.” In September last, the BCCI had said that the cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 season will be...
Lukaku omitted from Chelsea team vs Liverpool after outburst
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Lukaku omitted from Chelsea team vs Liverpool after outburst

Chelsea dropped Romelu Lukaku from the squad for Sunday’s game against Liverpool after the club’s record-signing expressed frustration about his role in the team. The interview was conducted before he scored last Sunday and again on Wednesday in the Premier League but it was only aired later by broadcaster Sky in Italy. The striker said he was “not happy with the situation” at Chelsea and indicated he didn’t like manager Thomas Tuchel’s style of play. Tuchel on Romelu Lukaku out: “The thing got too big, too noisy, so close to the match, so I decided to protect the preparation for the match”, he told @SkySports. 🔵 #CFC “Of course we have spoken, twice to the main players – but after that we had to realise it’s too big”. pic.twitter.com/qm3AJnDjPS — Fabrizio Romano (@Fabrizi...