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Day: January 28, 2022

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ISL: Daniel Chukwu’s lone goal hands Jamshedpur 1-0 win over FC Goa | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Jamshedpur FC inflicted a huge blow to FC Goa's aspirations for a play-off berth with a solitary goal win in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Friday. The win took Owen Coyle's men to second place in the league table but kept Derrick Pereira's men stuck at ninth place with four games without a win. The solitary goal came through Daniel Chima Chukwu (49th minute), who scored on his first outing for Jamshedpur after signing for them in the January transfer window. The match had an eventful start with Chukwu sending his left-footed shot narrowly wide off the mark. On the other end, Ivan Gonzalez hit the underside of the crossbar with a header. The rebound fell to Edu Bedia whose low shot was brilliantly saved by TP Rehenesh. The Gaurs threw in more subsequent attacks at ...
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U-19 World Cup: 9 Canada players test positive for COVID, two Plate competition matches cancelled | Cricket News – Times of India

TAROUBA (Trinidad): Two Plate competition matches of the ICC Under-19 men's Cricket World Cup, involving Canada were on Friday cancelled after nine players from the team tested positive for COVID-19. The matches -- Canada vs Scotland and Canada vs either of Uganda or PNG -- were to be played on Saturday and Sunday at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy here. The players will now undertake a period of isolation where their welfare will be monitored by the event medical team, the ICC said in a statement. Because of the COVID-positive cases, the Canadian team has insufficient available players to be able to take any further part in the event. "Canada's plate play-off semifinal with Scotland on 29 January is cancelled and in accordance with the playing conditions Scotland will progress to the 13...
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PKL: Defenders shine as Patna Pirates decimate Tamil Thalaivas | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Patna Pirates rode on an impressive performance from their defenders to thrash Tamil Thalaivas 52-24 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match here on Friday. It was a complete team performance from the Pirates with all three raiders contributing. The 28-point margin in the victory will also help them consolidate their position in the race for play-off spots. Three Patna defenders -- Mohammadreza Shadloui (6 tackle points), Neeraj Kumar (6 tackle points) and Sunil (5 tackle points) -- picked up High 5s in a superlative show from the men in green. Coach Ram Mehar Singh's men had 21 tackle points on the night -- Patna's best in PKL history -- as they gave Tamil Thalaivas no chance to stage a fightback. The early minutes were a closely contested affair with both defences looking st...
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Phil Simmons rubbishes victimisation claims in West Indies cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: West Indies coach Phil Simmons on Thursday rubbished reports of rift within the squad and trashed claims of allrounder Odean Smith being victimised ahead of the fourth T20I against England. Smith was an unused bowler during the second T20I and was replaced by Rovman Powell in the third T20. Powell justified his selection by smashing an incredible 107 from 53 balls, including 10 sixes, which helped West Indies win by 20 runs and go 2-1 up in the five-match series. "For me, that (victimisation) can't happen when I'm here," Simmons told a press conference which TOI attended on Thursday. "You don't victimise anyone. You don't try to pull down anyone. You try to make players a better person first of all, and a better cricketer afterwards. In my coaching career and even in my playing...
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Domestic players elated at Ranji announcement, BCCI has massive job to pull off | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A bunch of seasoned domestic cricketers, starved of red ball cricket for the past two years, couldn't hide their excitement after hearing that premier domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy will finally be held in 2022, albeit in two phases. Organising a 38-team event amid the COVID-19 pandemic is a massive challenge for BCCI, whose secretary Jay Shah on Friday announced that Ranji Trophy knockouts could be held post IPL in June while the league stage can begin as early as second week of February. Staging the event in parts adds to the challenge but for cricketers, who have been facing financial instability and not getting a platform to move up Indian cricket's pathway ladder, playing with the red cherry only matters. "Every domestic cricketer in the country is not thinking ab...
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Women’s Asia Cup hockey: India beat China 2-0 to win bronze, Japan win title | Hockey News – Times of India

MUSCAT: Last edition champions India defeated China 2-0 to win a consolation bronze medal at the women's Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Friday. The Indians left behind the disappointment of their semifinal defeat to Korea and controlled the proceedings in the first two quarters, scoring two goals in the process, to go into half time with a 2-0 lead against China. They, however, failed to score any more goals in the second half. Japan emerged champions after beating Korea 4-2 in the summit clash later on Friday. Earlier in the day, the Indians started brightly and earned a couple of penalty corners and from one such situation, Sharmila Devi gave her side the lead in the 13th minute, scoring from a rebound after Gurjit Kaur's initial flick was saved by the Chinese defence. The 🥉 medal...
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Derby boss Rooney turns down approach from Everton | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Derby manager Wayne Rooney said on Friday he turned down the chance to be interviewed by Everton to stay with the financially stricken Championship club. The former England and Manchester United captain had two spells with his boyhood club Everton as a player. However, the lure of a return to Goodison Park was not enough for Rooney to give up on the challenge of keeping the Rams in the second tier of English football despite a 21-point deduction due to financial problems. Derby are second bottom of the Championship, but just eight points adrift of safety. "Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the vacant job, which I turned down," Rooney told a press conference. "I believe I will be a Premier League manager. I believe I'm ready for that, 100 per cent. And ...
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Brendan Taylor banned by ICC for 3 and half years for delay in reporting spot-fixing approach | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was on Friday banned for three and a half years by the ICC for failing to report a 2019 spot-fixing approach by an Indian businessman on time and was also handed a one month suspension for failing a dope test which was linked to his intake of cocaine during the episode. In a statement, the ICC said Taylor admitted to being in breach of the provisions of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. "Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been banned from all cricket for three and a half years after he accepted breaching four charges of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and, separately, one charge of the ICC Anti-Doping Code," the ICC said. On January 24, Taylor made a stunning disclosure that he was blackmailed after "foolishly" taking cocaine during his mee...
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India U-19 skipper Yash Dhull, five others recover from Covid

Six Indian under 19 players who missed out on league games of ICC under 19 World Cup due to Covid-19 outbreak have been cleared to participate in the quarter-finals match against Bangladesh. However, one under-19 player who flew to the Caribbean as a backup player has also tested positive and is undergoing an isolation period. Last week, before the second league game against Ireland, six Indian players, out of the 17-member squad, were ruled out of selection. The six players were Sidharth Yadav, Manav Parakh, Vasu Vats, captain Yash Dhull, SK Rasheed and Aaradhya Yadav missed out on two league games. Among the infected, it was reported that Dhull had the worst symptoms. The Indian board had sent five players as a backup for players who missed out due to the Covid-19 break in the Indian ...
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Brendan Taylor corruption case: $15k, clothes, new phone, cocaine and a compromising video

Taylor not forthrightOn March 31, 2020 Taylor reported an approach from an Indian businessman (Mr S) which happened in November 2019. However, when he first disclosed the approach, Taylor made no mention of him getting a request from the businessman about fixing matches before he accepted $15,000. Taylor did mention that he received the money but first said it was as part of an appearance fee. “In subsequent interviews, however, Mr Taylor changed his story and accepted that while he had initially travelled to India believing that he would be paid an appearance fee of US$15,000, at the end of his trip when the payment was actually made to him, it followed a discussion around corruption and a request for him to be involved in corrupting matches in exchange for payment,” the report said. ...
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Perth Scorchers crush Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League title | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Laurie Evans smashed an unbeaten 76 off 41 balls to help blast Perth Scorchers past the Sydney Sixers to their fourth title in Australia's Big Bash final in Melbourne on Friday. His fireworks propelled Perth to 171 for six off their 20 overs with Sydney all out for 92 from 16.2 overs in reply for a 79-run win. It was revenge for the Scorchers who were beaten by their arch-rivals in the decider last season. Scenes #BBL11 https://t.co/Z9RdA1DbGn— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1643371273000"What can I say, the guys deserve this," said man-of-the-match Evans. "They've sacrificed a lot, not being able to get home and stuff like that. I'm just really proud we got over the line today." The clash culminated another tournament marred by the pandemic with the game played at Melbourne'...
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Nadal surprised but amazed with Australian Open final run | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: It was little wonder that Rafa Nadal was left sobbing into his shirt on Friday -- because even he did not expect to make the Australian Open final after all the injury and illness woes he had to put up with over the past six months. However, endless hours of hard work and the strong-willed belief of a champion means the Spaniard will be contesting a sixth Australian Open final - 13 years after winning his first and only title in Melbourne. Nadal started the season after missing a chunk of the 2021 tour due to a lingering foot injury that forced him to skip Wimbledon, the Olympics and the U.S. Open among other events and raised doubts if he would ever come back to the court. But the 35-year-old has produced some incredible tennis over the past few weeks to enjoy a 10-match win...
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Rafael Nadal is hands down the best competitor, he doesn’t lose focus for more than a point, says Somdev Devvarman | Tennis News – Times of India

History will remember Rafael Nadal as one of the best to have ever held a tennis racquet. No amount of praise perhaps is enough to sum up the mental tenacity that this man possesses. On Friday Nadal beat Italian Matteo Berrettini in four sets in the first Men's semi-final to enter his sixth Australian Open final. This was one summit clash which very few people thought Rafa could reach. Incredibly out of the 20 Slam titles Rafa has won so far, only one has been won at Melbourne Park, in 2009 - when he beat Roger Federer in the final in 5 sets. Now he has his sights trained on title number two at the Rod Laver arena. (AFP photo)It's a sixth #AusOpen final for @RafaelNadal 🙌 He outlasts Matteo Berrettini in a 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 thriller 👏… https://t.co/veow2iRUJK— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) 1...
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Daniel Chukwu’s lone goal hand Jamshedpur 1-0 win over FC Goa

Jamshedpur FC inflicted a huge blow to FC Goa’s aspirations for a play-off berth with a solitary goal win in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Friday. The win took Owen Coyle’s men to second place in the league table but kept Derrick Pereira’s men stuck at ninth place with four games without a win. The solitary goal came through Daniel Chima Chukwu (49th minute), who scored on his first outing for Jamshedpur after signing for them in the January transfer window. The match had an eventful start with Chukwu sending his left-footed shot narrowly wide off the mark. On the other end, Ivan Gonzalez hit the underside of the crossbar with a header. The rebound fell to Edu Bedia whose low shot was brilliantly saved by TP Rehenesh. The Gaurs threw in more subsequent attacks at the JFC de...
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Women’s Asia Cup hockey: India beat China 2-0 to win consolation bronze

Last edition champions India defeated China 2-0 to win a consolation bronze medal at the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Friday. The Indians left behind the disappointment of their semifinal defeat to Korea and controlled the proceedings in the first two quarters, scoring two goals in the process, to go into half time with a 2-0 lead against China. They, however, failed to score any more goals in the second half. The Indians started brightly and earned a couple of penalty corners and from one such situation, Sharmila Devi gave her side the lead in the 13th minute, scoring from a rebound after Gurjit Kaur’s initial flick was saved by the Chinese defence. India continued in the same vein in the second quarter and had the better share of chances. The Indians kept up the pressure...
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U-19 World Cup: India back to full strength for Bangladesh clash in quarters as players recover from COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In a big boost to their chances in the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies, all the six covid-hit players, including captain Yash Dhull and his deputy Sheikh Rasheed, in India’s Under-19 team have recovered after being struck by the virus, and will be available for selection for the team’s ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal against Bangladesh at Antigua on January 29, TOI has learnt. “Yes, all the players have recovered. They will join the team today and will be available for selection for the last eight clash tomorrow,” a source in the BCCI told TOI on Friday. After they tested positive for covid on the day of the team’s match against Ireland in a Group B clash in Trinidad last Wednesday — seriously jeopardizing the side’s campaign — all the six players were isol...
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U-19 World Cup: Asian rivals India and Bangladesh face off in quarterfinal | Cricket News – Times of India

OSBOURN: COVID-hit India will be bolstered by the return of key players when the record four-time champions meet holders Bangladesh in the third quarterfinal of the U-19 Cricket World Cup here on Saturday. Most of the half a dozen India players, who were affected by the dreaded virus, have recovered and are set to feature in the crucial clash. Six players, including skipper Yash Dhull, had gone into isolation ahead of India's second league fixture against Ireland, dealing a big blow to the record four time champions. Five of them tested positive in the RTPCR tests and also ended up missing the last league game against Uganda. However, the depth in the squad ensured India won both those games comfortably and qualified for the quarterfinals as group toppers. Nishant Sindhu led the side in...
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Australian Open: Medvedev’s rant at umpire, and the ‘sting operation’ that caught Tsitsipas for illegal coaching

During his 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win in the Australian Open semifinal over Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev went on a belligerent rant. The Russian lost his temper late in the second set, berating the chair umpire and accusing his opponent of being coached illegally by his father-coach Apostolos from the sidelines. The meltdown seemingly prompted a ‘sting operation’ to catch Tsitsipas. MEDVEDEV BLOWS UP! 😡😡 The Russian has sensationally accused Tsitsipas of being coached and has GIVEN IT to the umpire over it too! 🤯🤯#AusOpen – live on Channel 9, 9Now and Stan Sport. pic.twitter.com/8Xa3qOjvnf — Wide World of Sports (@wwos) January 28, 2022 Medvedev’s meltdown Deep in the second set — after serving a pair of double faults that handed Tsitsipas a crucial break — Medvedev received a co...
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Australian Open 2022 Final Live Streaming: Where and when to watch Ash Barty vs Danielle Collins

Australian Open 2022 Women’s Final, Ashleigh Barty vs Danielle Collins: Live Streaming, How and Where to watch: Ash Barty finally has a chance to end the hype _ and end a 44-year singles title drought for Australian women at their home Grand Slam. The top-ranked Barty is on a 10-match winning streak and plays American Danielle Collins in the final. Barty has dropped just one service game in the entire tournament. Collins is 1-3 in four matches against Barty but her win came last year in Adelaide, Australia. Collins advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 6-4, 6-1 win over 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek. The 28-year-old Collins had endometriosis and last April underwent surgery, affecting most of her season. She’s now just one win away from achieving her childhood dream of b...
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BBL Final: Jhye Richardson left with bleeding nose during celebrations

Perth Scorchers won the BBL title in 2022 and going by their post-match celebrations it does seem like this was a victory like no other. After crushing the Sydney Sixers, the entire Scorchers squad erupted in wild celebrations which left Jhye Richardson with a bloody mouth. “It’s always interesting. Copped one on the nose from one of the shoulders,” said a smiling Richardson after the game. The video of the same went viral in no time as fans hailed Richardson’s ecstasy despite a serious-looking injury. When celebrations go wrong, featuring Jhye Richardson 😂 pic.twitter.com/xAkvP59fqy — 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 28, 2022 Meanwhile, a spectacular knock by Laurie Evans propelled the Perth Scorchers to claim a record fourth Big Bash League title on Friday, defeating Sydney Sixers by...