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Marcus Rashford sends Man United into Premier League top four | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Marcus Rashford struck with virtually the last kick of the game to take Manchester United into the Premier League top four at West Ham's expense with a 1-0 win on Saturday. United were insipid as an attacking force for 93 minutes at Old Trafford, but found the breakthrough at the death as all three of Ralf Rangnick's substitutes combined when Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani teed up Rashford for a tap in at the back post. Victory lifts United a point above the Hammers and sees the Red Devils leapfrog Tottenham and Arsenal in the battle for Champions League football next season. Rangnick has lost just one of his 10 games since taking temporary charge till the end of the season, but once again the result was more impressive than the performance from the German's side. Bruno ...
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Bundesliga: Erling Haaland on the mark as Dortmund bounce back against Hoffenheim | Football News – Times of India

BERLIN: Erling Haaland put Borussia Dortmund on their way to a rollercoaster 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday to keep his side's Bundesliga title hopes alive. Despite being outplayed for much of the game, Marco Rose's side bounced back from a shock defeat in the cup in midweek, scrapping their way to a victory which moves them within three points of league leaders Bayern Munich overnight. Dortmund started brilliantly, carving through the Hoffenheim defence with a brilliant string of passes on six minutes, providing Erling Haaland with a tap-in for the opener. Hoffenheim then squandered several good chances before Andrej Kramaric equalised with a smart volley on the stroke of half-time. Marco Reus restored the lead on the counter-attack, before a David Raum own-goal appeared to seal t...
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ISL: Chennaiyin leapfrog to third place with 2-1 win over NorthEast United | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO: Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move to third position in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Indian Super League here on Saturday. Laldanmawia Ralte helped NorthEast United take the lead in the 35th minute before Ariel Borysiuk (52nd) and Vladimir Koman (58th) got Chennaiyin back in the game within a space of six minutes. The result meant Chennaiyin have now jumped to third place from seventh with 18 points from 12 matches while NorthEast United remain at the foot of the table having collected just nine points from 13 games. Chennaiyin started the game on the front foot, displaying some eye-catching passing football and keeping the rival defenders on their toes. Nerijus Valskis warmed Mirshad Michu's gloves earl...
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PKL: Mohit Goyat stars in Puneri Paltan’s win against Bengaluru Bulls | undefined News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Mohit Goyat was the star for Puneri Paltan as they beat Bengaluru Bulls 37-35 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Saturday. The raider scored 13 points (including 3 tackle points) as Pune stopped Pawan Sehrawat and the Bulls from jumping on to the top of the points table. Bengaluru never really controlled the match and their lack of ALL OUTs proved costly at the end. Coach Anup Kumar's team had three successful reviews which played a crucial role in ensuring the two-point victory. Pune started the match on the front foot with their raider Mohit Goyat picking up crucial raid points. He was ably backed by his defence marshalled by Sanket Sawant in the cover position. Coach Kumar also changed his proven corner combination of Baldev Singh and Vishal Bhardwaj for Sombir and Kara...
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Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Gayle missing from IPL auction: Reports | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England's Ben Stokes, Australia's Mitchell Starc and veteran West Indies big-hitter Chris Gayle are among the stars missing from the upcoming auction for the Indian Premier League, media reports said Saturday. More than 1,200 cricketers from India and 18 countries across the world have registered to go under the hammer in Bangalore on February 12 and 13 for the 15th edition of the world's most lucrative cricket tournament. Other notable absentees from the long list of players in the bidding pool for the IPL -- expected to begin in April depending on the Covid situation in India -- are the English trio of Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran, the reports said. Stokes and Woakes both participated in England's recent disastrous Ashes tour of Australia. Captain Joe Root -- w...
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India-West Indies series to be played in two cities due to Covid-19: BCCI | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ahmedabad and Kolkata will host the upcoming three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, respectively, against the West Indies, the BCCI said on Saturday, curtailing the number of venues to reduce travelling in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the original schedule, the visiting West Indies were slated to play three ODIs in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata and three T20Is in Cuttack, Visakhapatnam and Thiruvananthapuram, beginning February 6. However, the current situation in the country has forced the BCCI to cut down the number of venues from six to two. "The three ODIs will now be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and three T20Is will be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The decision to limit the series to two venues instead of six as originally announced ha...
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Rohan Bopanna loses mixed doubles first-round match in Australian Open | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Darija Jurak Schreiber made a first-round exit from the Australian Open mixed doubles tennis event after losing to Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev and Ukraine's Lyudmyla Kichenok here on Saturday. The Bopanna-Schreiber duo lost 6-1, 4-6, 9-11 in one hour and three minutes. Bopanna and Schrieber came out with intent and won the first set 6-1 after making just one unforced error while converting two of the three breakpoints. However, Golubev-Kichenok came back strong and took a 4-2 lead in the second set. Bopanna and Schrieber were broken thrice in the second set with the Indian dropping serve for the first time to concede a 2-4 lead. Bopanna and Schrieber bagged the next two games but Golubev and Kichenok took the set 6-4, taking the ...
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We need to convert our chances, were a little slow in last match: India coach Dennerby | Football News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Indian football team coach Thomas Dennerby on Saturday acknowledged that his side will need to be more clinical with its finishing if it is to make the quarterfinals of the women's Asian Cup. India were held to a goalless draw by lower-ranked Iran in their tournament opener, while Chinese Taipei, the home team's opponents on Sunday, were blanked 4-0 by eight-time champions China. Despite all the domination against Iran, the Blue Tigresses were unable to find the net, and it cost them three points. "These things come from everyday training, and we are working on it. If you have a chance, you need to take it quickly, maybe in the first touch itself, if possible," Dennerby said. "We need to convert our chances. We were a little slow in the last match and that gave the rival de...
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IPL 2022: IPL will start in last week of March, owners want matches in India; Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is set to conduct the 2022 IPL from last week of March to end of May and efforts would be made to host the lucrative event in India as per the wishes of team owners, Board secretary Jay Shah said on Saturday. If sources are to be believed, the tentative start date is March 27. "I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end. A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament be held in India," Shah was quoted as saying in a press note issued by the BCCI. He also made it clear that the board's first preference is to hold the event in India. "The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India. I can tell you tha...
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Marin Cilic stuns fifth seed Andrey Rublev to reach Australian Open fourth round | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former finalist Marin Cilic ended fifth seed Andrey Rublev's Australian Open hopes with an upset four-set victory to reach the fourth round on Saturday. The experienced Croatian, seeded 27, knocked out the Russian 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 in 2hr 36min on Margaret Court Arena to book a place in the last 16. It will be 33-year-old Cilic's eighth time in the fourth round at the Australian Open, where he was a beaten finalist to Roger Federer in 2018 after overcoming Rafael Nadal in the quarters. Cilic will face Canada's ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the quarter-finals. "I've had a good start to the season, played two weeks of tennis in Adelaide, and I've had two good matches here before this one," Cilic said. "The conditions in the evening were a bit cooler and...
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India U-19 star Raj Angad Bawa carrying Olympic gold medallist grandfather Tarlochan’s legacy

Raj Angad Bawa was only five when he lost his grandfather, Tarlochan Bawa, a member of the Indian Hockey team that won the 1948 Olympic Games in the United Kingdom. Raj Angad, 19, has the faintest memory of his late grandfather – the evening stroll in their backyard in Chandigarh. “I don’t have many fond memories of my grandfather because I was a kid when he died. But I have heard his stories from my grandmother and my father, which will stay with me forever,” Raj Angad Bawa told The Indian Express from Tarouba in Trinidad and Tobago, before their final group B match against Uganda at the ongoing ICC Men’s U-19 World Cup. Tarlochan scored two goals in the 1948 Olympics; one in the 4-0 win over Great Britain in the final, earning Independent India its first gold medal. “Whenever I see t...
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IPL 2022: Owners prefer Mumbai, Pune with UAE, SA as back-up options; March 27, April 2 are two tentative start dates | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is mulling two start dates for the 2022 Indian Premier League with some preferring a March 27 kickoff and few other influential people wanting the mega event to begin on April 2, which conforms to the Lodha Committee ruling. "Some of the owners prefer March 27 start but India play their last international game against Sri Lanka, a T20I at Lucknow on March 18, and then you need a 14-day gap as per Lodha rule which is why April 2 could be the start date," a senior BCCI official told PTI on the condition of anonymity. It is understood that the India players will also be exhausted after three back-to-back bubbles in South Africa (away) and at home against West Indies and Sri Lanka. "The BCCI must take bubble fatigue of players into account if they start IPL in less than ...
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Bawa and Raghuvanshi’s blistering tons power India to 405/5 against Uganda

Raj Bawa and opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi smashed blistering centuries to power a COVID-hit India to a mammoth 405 for five against Uganda in their inconsequential final Group B match of the ICC U-19 World cup here on Saturday. This is the highest total in this edition of the tournament. Having already sealed a quarterfinal spot despite missing five players owing to COVID-19, including skipper Yash Dhull, record four-time champions India meant business as Bawa and Raghuvanshi took the Uganda attack to the cleaners. India’s highest score in the U-19 World Cup remains 425 for three set against Scotland in 2004, while Australia hold the world record score of 480 for six against Kenya in 2002. Innings Break! Record-breaking 1⃣6⃣2⃣* for Raj Bawa 💪1⃣4⃣4⃣ for Angkrish Raghuvanshi 👌 India U19 ...
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South Africa fined for slow over-rate in second ODI against India | Cricket News – Times of India

PAARL: South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against India in the second ODI here, the ICC said on Saturday. Match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the sanction after Temba Bavuma's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. "In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," the ICC said in a statement. Bavuma pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Adrien Holdstock, thi...
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Man United storm into top 4 after Rashford strikes in Fergie time

Marcus Rashford scored in the third and final minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win over West Ham that lifted the team above its opponent into fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday. Rashford, on as a second-half substitute, tapped in a cross from fellow replacement Edinson Cavani in one of the few clear-cut chances created in a lackluster match at Old Trafford. Yes, Cavani was onside. Player’s can’t score with their hand. His shoulder is behind or level with the defender’s foot. Much needed goal by Rashford. A good performance from the @ManUtd team. Salty fans that don’t know the offside rule or dislike that Man Utd won… 🤫 pic.twitter.com/Vj47M6eIWj — Ryan – The FM Teacher (@Ryan_FMTeacher) January 22, 2022 It completed a good week for United, which also ...
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Chennaiyin leapfrog to third place with 2-1 win over NorthEast United

Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move to third position in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Indian Super League here on Saturday. Laldanmawia Ralte helped NorthEast United take the lead in the 35th minute before Ariel Borysiuk (52nd) and Vladimir Koman (58th) got Chennaiyin back in the game within a space of six minutes. The result meant Chennaiyin have now jumped to third place from seventh with 18 points from 12 matches while NorthEast United remain at the foot of the table having collected just nine points from 13 games. Chennaiyin started the game on the front foot, displaying some eye-catching passing football and keeping the rival defenders on their toes. .@ChennaiyinFC pipped @NEUtdFC to break into the 🔝 4 in...
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Shubhankar Sharma shoots 67 in tough conditions, rises to 4th in Abu Dhabi

India’s Shubhankar Sharma on Saturday bounced back from an early double bogey to card 5-under 67, which brought him inside Top-5 of the Abu Dhabi Championship, the first in the Rolex Series on the DP World Tour. After rounds of 70-71 on the first two days, Sharma rose from 3-under for two days to 8-under for three days and 54 holes. Sharma, who won the second of his two European Tour titles in 2018, was tied fourth alongside Norwegian Viktor Hovland, who bogeyed the 18th hole. Scott Jamieson (68) will aim to become a wire-to-wire winner as he clung on to his lead carding a superb birdie on the final hole to move one clear of Shane Lowry (67) and Thomas Pieters (67). Jamieson was 11-under, while Lowry and Pieters were at 10-under with Sharma and Hovland at 8-under. Sharma opened with...
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Fan arrested after Digne hit by bottle on return to Everton

A soccer fan was arrested after two Aston Villa players appeared to be struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd as they celebrated their team’s goal in the 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. One of the players was Lucas Digne, who recently joined Villa from Everton. He fell to the ground and clutched his head before eventually getting to his feet and playing on. The other Villa player who appeared to be struck was Matty Cash. Everton said in a statement that the supporter was arrested by police after he was identified using CCTV footage. “Several objects were thrown toward the pitch following Aston Villa’s goal at the end of the first half, with one missile appearing to strike two opposition players,” Everton said. “Investigations in conjunction with the police are on...
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Seems like captaincy is putting pressure on Rahul, says Sarandeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Team India selector Sarandeep Singh feels that batter KL Rahul's form was affected after he became the captain of the Men in Blue. "He (Rahul) is in phenomenal form in the IPL. He is a great batter but somehow he is not able to do well on SA series. It seems captaincy is putting pressure on him. The way he freely played in the IPL. He is not playing it over there in SA. The question is before going to the IPL what is your form, but great players are in the form all the time," Sarandeep told ANI. Rahul was picked by the Lucknow franchise for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Apart from him, Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and Indian domestic spinner Ravi Bishnoi have also been picked by the same franchise. "Definitely KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis one...
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West Indies tour of India 2022: Kolkata, Ahmedabad chosen as venues for ODI, T20I series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday, announced a change in venues for the upcoming West Indies’ Tour of India. The West Indies are scheduled to arrive in India for a white-ball series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is on February 1 following which they will undergo a 3-day isolation period. Practice sessions will commence in the next two days before the matches begin. The three ODIs will now be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and three T20Is will be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The decision to limit the series to two venues instead of six as originally announced has been done to mitigate biosecurity risks by cutting down on travel and movement of the teams, match officials, broadcasters, and other stakeholders. The revised schedule is ...