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Day: January 25, 2022

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ISL: Mumbai’s winless run continues with 1-1 draw against NorthEast United | Football News – Times of India

FATORDA: Defending champions Mumbai City FC could not snap their winless run as they were held to a 1-1 draw by NorthEast United FC in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match on Tuesday. Ahmed Jahouh helped the reigning champions take the lead from the spot in the 30th minute but a relentless NorthEast United kept piling on the pressure and finally got their reward through substitute Mohamed Irshad who struck in the 79th minute to ensure both sides shared the spoils. The result means Mumbai remained winless in their last six games, moving back to the top-four but only just with 18 points from 12 games, level on points with Chennaiyin FC who take on Bengaluru FC on Wednesday. NorthEast United remained at 10th place in the table, having 10 points from 14 games. For Mumbai, things got worse...
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PKL: Haryana Steelers, Telugu Titans play out 39-39 draw | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Haryana Steelers and Telugu Titans played out a thrilling 39-39 draw in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Tuesday. It was an evenly-contested battle between the two teams that saw skipper Vikash Kandola leading from the front and earning his fifth Super 10 of the season. But a successful tackle from Telugu in the final second of the match gave them a point and led the match to a tie. Haryana picked up three points to reach third position in the table. Rohit Gulia gave Haryana an early lead, getting a successful raid in the first minute. He continued to earn Raid Points while Mohit and Jaideep successfully defended Telugu's back-to-back raids as they took a 4-1 lead by the 5th minute. In the 10th minute, Kandola attained a fantastic Super Raid, picking three points, and they excee...
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Devendra Jhajharia honoured with Padma Bhushan, Neeraj Chopra gets Padma Shri | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star para athlete Devendra Jhajharia was on Tuesday named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour in the country while Olympic gold winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was among the eight sportspersons named for Padma Shri award. Forty-year old Jhajharia has two gold medals in the javelin competition of the Paralympic Games, 2004 Athens and more recently in Rio 2016. He won a silver in the F46 event at the Tokyo Paralympics last year. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla to be conferred with Padma Bhushan… https://t.co/ucN1lu08UF— ANI (@ANI) 1643121689000Chopra, the 24-year-old javelin thrower, made history in the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first Indian to win a gold in a track and field event in G...
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3rd ODI: Afghanistan wrap up series clean sweep against Netherlands | Cricket News – Times of India

DOHA: Afghanistan sealed a series whitewash of the Netherlands on Tuesday in the third one-day international in Doha, boosting their 2023 World Cup qualifying bid. Najibullah Zadran smashed a 59-ball 71 as the Afghans posted 254-5 from their 50 overs, before their spinners induced a Dutch collapse from 103-0 to 179 all out. The 75-run victory was Afghanistan's sixth win from as many matches and moves them up to fifth in the 13-team 2023 World Cup Super League table. The top eight nations will earn automatic qualification for next year's global showpiece in India. Afghanistan have played in each of the last two ODI World Cups. Batting first for the third successive game in the series, Hashmatullah Shahidi's men made a solid start, with Riaz Hussan and Rahmat Shah making 50 and 48 respect...
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Padma Shri for para shuttler Pramod Bhagat | Badminton News – Times of India

SAMBALPUR: Jubilation grips Western Odisha after the announcement of Padma Shri Award for para badminton player, Pramod Bhagat, who is a native of Attabira in Bargarh district. Earlier, Bhagat was endowed with the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2021 and Arjuna Award in 2019. Bhagat also bagged a gold medal in the men's singles SL3 badminton event at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021. The 33-year-old para shuttler, Pramod, who was detected polio at the age of four only, is in Spain for training now. Honoured with Padma Shri Award 🎖@sports_odisha | @Media_SAI | @ParalympicIndia #PadmaShri #PramodBhagat #paris🎯 https://t.co/Ks7G7T3a6s— Pramod Bhagat (@PramodBhagat83) 1643125301000When contacted, Pramod said, I am extremely delighted to know that I have been nominated for the...
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‘It’s time to look beyond Ashwin in ODIs’: Harbhajan suggests bringing back ‘KulCha’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday said that India spinners are missing the spark in the middle-overs in ODI cricket, adding that it's time to look beyond R Ashwin in the 50-over format and bring back the combination of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, popularly known as 'KulCha'. In the recently-concluded three-match ODI series, which India lost 0-3, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were out-bowled by South Africa's troika of spinners, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj and part-timer Aiden Markram. The 35-year old Ashwin, who was brought back to the ODI squad for the first time since 2017, picked up only one wicket in two matches before he was replaced by Jayant Yadav in the third ODI. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal also picked u...
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‘Made the announcement too soon’: Sania Mirza on her retirement | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who recently announced that 2022 would be her last season, says she had made the announcement too soon and was "regretting" it since she was being asked about it all the time. Mirza's swansong appearance at the Australian Open ended with a quarterfinal loss to local pair Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in the mixed doubles event. "I am not actually thinking about that at every match to be honest very, I think that I made the announcement too soon to be very honest, I am kind of regretting it because that's all I am being asked right now," Mirza said when asked whether her outlook towards tennis and the Tour has changed considering it was her last season. The 35-year-old, who is India's most accomplished woman tennis player, having won six Grand...
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Australian Open: Berrettini outlasts Monfils to set up Nadal clash in semis | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini found a higher gear in the face of a heroic fightback from France's Gael Monfils to script a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2 win on Tuesday and become the first Italian man to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The 25-year-old, who reached last year's final at Wimbledon, will take on 20-time major winner Rafael Nadal of Spain for a place in Sunday's final at the Rod Laver Arena. Berrettini seemed to be cruising to his third straight win over the flamboyant Frenchman when he won the first two sets but the 35-year-old former world number six forced a deciding set at the floodlit Rod Laver Arena. After an intense battle of three hours and 49 minutes and the clock closing in on 1 am local time, the 25-year-old Italian sealed the contest on his third mat...
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Engulfed in racism row, ECB ties up with football’s anti-discrimination organisation ‘Kick It Out’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has forged a partnership with football's leading anti-discrimination organisation, Kick It Out, to tackle racism in the sport while building a more inclusive cricketing environment. This alliance is part of an ECB action plan that comprises a wide range of recommendations including a review of dressing room cultures across English cricket. "... In addition, the ECB is working with Kick It Out, football's leading anti-discrimination organisation, to carry out research and identify areas where they can offer expertise in developing and implementing plans to build a more inclusive cricketing environment," the ECB said in its update of the action plan. ECB update on the implementation of cricket’s action plan to tackle racism and promote inc...
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Recent happenings won’t affect brand of Indian cricket: Rashid Latif | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif reckons that change of guard in Indian cricket won't adversely affect its brand since the country has enough depth in talent apart from financial might to withstand the churning. The BCCI recently removed Virat Kohli as ODI skipper and later the star batter announced quitting leadership in Tests as well. He had already quit T20 captaincy. The manner in which all the recent developments occurred and the controversy created presented a poor picture of Indian cricket. However latif said none of it should adversely affect Indian cricket. "They have a strong base in the IPL and Indian cricket is now established as financially very strong so eventually I don't think these recent changes or happenings should have any bearing on Indian cricket as a ...
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Yuvraj Singh, wife Hazel blessed with baby boy

World Cup-winning former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday announced that he and his wife Hazel Keech had been blessed with a baby boy. Yuvraj broke the news to his fans, family and friends on his social media handles where he thanked god and asked everyone to respect their and their baby’s privacy. ❤️ @hazelkeech pic.twitter.com/IK6BnOgfBe — Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 25, 2022 “To all our fans, family and friends, We are elated to share that today god blessed us with a baby boy. We thank god for this blessing and wish you respect our privacy as we welcome the little one into the world. Love, Hazel and Yuvraj,” the cricketer wrote on his Instagram post, which he later shared on Twitter. Yuvraj and Hazel got married to each other on November 30, 2016 and have been toget...
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Rohit Sharma fit to lead lead India vs West Indies; Bhuvneshwar, Ashwin under scanner as Hardik back in radar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's white-ball captain Rohit Sharma is "fit" and ready to lead the side against the West Indies in a six-match white-ball series starting February 6 with the three ODIs in Ahmedabad. However, the team selection meeting, which is set to happen this week, will be an interesting one as some senior players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin, after their indifferent performance against South Africa in their 0-3 ODI series defeat, will come under the scanner. But Rohit is ready to lead the side after a left hamstring injury ruled him out of the South Africa tour. The T20 matches against the Caribbean team are set to be held from February 16 to 20 in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)"Rohit is fit and available for the series against the West Indies," a senior BCCI source told PTI...
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Illegal bookies escape punishment

Ravinder Dandiwal, one of the alleged masterminds of the fake Sri Lanka UWA Cricket League which was busted near Mohali, was out on bail 10 days after being arrested in July 2020. Dandiwal was charged under the Indian Penal Code’s (IPC’s) Section 420 that penalises cheating. Over the years, several other Indians have figured in cases of cricket corruption, most like in the recent case involving Zimbabwe cricketer Brendon Taylor, as alleged bookies and match-fixers aimed to corrupt players, but none have received exemplary punishment. The lack of specific sports laws in India has helped those who made approaches to players get away lightly. A year and half later, Dandiwal’s lawyer RS Sarao revisits the case that had scandalised the cricketing world. By holding a cricket league, published...
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Mumbai’s winless run continues with 1-1 draw against NorthEast United

Defending champions Mumbai City FC could not snap their winless run as they were held to a 1-1 draw by NorthEast United FC in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Tuesday. Ahmed Jahouh helped the reigning champions take the lead from the spot in the 30th minute but a relentless NorthEast United kept piling on the pressure and finally got their reward through substitute Mohamed Irshad who struck in the 79th minute to ensure both sides shared the spoils. The result means Mumbai remained winless in their last six games, moving back to the top-four but only just with 18 points from 12 games, level on points with Chennaiyin FC who take on Bengaluru FC on Wednesday. It was an end-to-end battle between @MumbaiCityFC and @NEUtdFC! 🤝 Watch all the moments from tonight's #MCFCNEU clash...
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Tokyo Games were watershed moment in parasports in India, say Paralympic medallists | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Paralympic medallists, including shuttler Suhas Yathiraj, feel the Tokyo Games was a watershed moment for para-sports in India since country's splendid show in the Japanese capital has encouraged people to make a career in sports, which is evident from the increased participation in national tournaments. The Indian contingent scripted history at the Tokyo Paralympics by winning 19 medals, including five gold, which helped them sign off 24th in the overall tally -- the highest ever. "It was a watershed movement for badminton in Tokyo 2020. We have an important tournament coming up and I'm sure increased interest will auger well for the sport," said Suhas, who is Gautam Buddh Nagar's (Noida) District Magistrate, during a virtual media interaction on Tuesday. "If you look at the...
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Australia set to tour Pakistan with full-strength squad | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia are set to tour Pakistan with a full-strength squad as no player has so far expressed any reservation about travelling to the country which did not get to host top-flight international cricket for nearly a decade due to security concerns. The last time Pakistan had an ICC event on its soil was when it co-hosted the 1996 World Cup along with India and Sri Lanka. The terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 ensured Test cricket remained out of bounds until 2019. Last year, before the T20 World Cup, New Zealand and England had pulled out of the tour of Pakistan citing security concerns, the Kiwis withdrawing at the eleventh hour. However, Australia appeared to be on track for undertaking their first tour of Pakistan in 24 years, with national selector George...
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Shapovalov claims Nadal gets preferential treatment from umpires

Denis Shapovalov said his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Rafa Nadal “100%” receives preferential treatment from officials and benefited from favouritism during the Spaniard’s five-set victory on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Shapovalov, making his first appearance in the last eight in Melbourne, rallied from two sets down to level against Nadal before the Spaniard prevailed in the deciding set to win 6-3 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena. During the match, Shapovalov directed his frustration at chair umpire Carlos Bernardes for not handing Nadal a court violation for taking too much time between points. “Are you kidding me? You guys are all corrupt,” he fumed. You don't see that every day!! 🤯🤯 After clashing with the umpire for a second time, Shapovalov has been met in the middle o...
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Barty crushes Pegula to make Australian Open semi-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Ashleigh Barty accelerated her march towards a maiden Australian Open title Tuesday with a straight-sets masterclass against Jessica Pegula, setting up a semi-final with Madison Keys. The single-minded world number one dismantled the 21st-seeded American 6-2, 6-0 in 63 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to power into the last four at Melbourne Park for only the second time. She will face the unseeded Keys for a place in Saturday's final after the American, ranked 51, upset French Open champion and fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-2. Keys is into her fifth Grand Slam semi-final and her first in Melbourne since 2015. But she faces a huge task against the top seed who is edging closer to becoming the first Australian woman to win her home Grand Slam since Chris O'Neill in 1978. "Th...
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Padma Awards 2022: Neeraj Chopra, Avani Lekhara get Padma Shri

Padma Awards 2022: The Centre on Tuesday unveiled the list of Padma awardees for 2022, with Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, Paralympic athlete Avani Lekhara among those awarded the Padma Shri. Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia was the only sportsperson awarded with the Padma Bhushan. The other sportspersons awarded with Padma Shri are Paralympian Sumit Antil, Paralympian Pramod Bhagat, Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil, Faisal Ali Dar, Vandana Kataria, Brahmanand Sankhwalkar. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla to be conferred with Padma Bhushan Olympians Neeraj Chopra, Pramod Bhagat & Vandana Kataria, and singer Sonu Nigam to be awarded Padma Shri pic.twitter.com/J5K9aX9Qxz — ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2022 Padma Awards – one of...
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Recent happenings won’t affect brand of Indian cricket: Rashid Latif

Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif reckons that change of guard in Indian cricket won’t adversely affect its brand since the country has enough depth in talent apart from financial might to withstand the churning. The BCCI recently removed Virat Kohli as ODI skipper and later the star batter announced quitting leadership in Tests as well. He had already quit T20 captaincy. The manner in which all the recent developments occurred and the controversy created presented a poor picture of Indian cricket. However latif said none of it should adversely affect Indian cricket. “They have a strong base in the IPL and Indian cricket is now established as financially very strong so eventually I don’t think these recent changes or happenings should have any bearing on Indian cricket as a bran...