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Day: February 6, 2022

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ISL: Vikram Singh strikes late against Chennaiyin as Mumbai City ends winless run | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO: Defending champions Mumbai City FC finally ended their seven-game winless run in the Indian Super League (ISL) with a 1-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC here on Sunday. The match was decided by a late goal from Vikram Partap Singh (85th minute) whose strike was enough to elevate Mumbai to fifth place, level on points with fourth-placed Jamshedpur FC. Des Buckingham's men were dominant in possession during the first few minutes and created more scoring chances than their opponents. Igor Angulo tested the goalkeeper with a meek left-footed shot in the 18th minute which was saved easily. The Marina Machans soaked more pressure as the first half progressed, trying to catch the opposition on the counter. Nerijus Valskis came close to breaking the deadlock before the break but he was caug...
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We should have scored more: Alzarri Joseph | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph on Sunday said his side should have put more runs on the board in the first ODI against India, which the visitors lost by six wickets, though the pitch was a difficult one to bat. "I just think, we needed to score a bit more, maybe 240-250 would have been a more challenging total on that wicket, but it is the first game out (here) and we have two more games left in the series," Joseph said at the post-match press conference. "So, we will just go back to the drawing board and you know put our plans in (place)." Riding on new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma's fifty, India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Rohit smashed a 51-ball 60 as India chased down a total of 176 in 28 overs fo...
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Dortmund humiliated by Leverkusen in Erling Haaland’s absence | Football News – Times of India

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title hopes were left in tatters on Sunday as they crashed to a 5-2 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen, with injured star striker Erling Haaland forced to watch from the sidelines. In a game they had to win to keep the pace in the title race, Dortmund's calamitous defending saw them slump to a sixth defeat of the season and fall further behind league leaders Bayern Munich. They are now nine points adrift of the top, with their lead over third-placed Leverkusen slashed to just five points. Much had been made of Haaland's absence, but it was fellow convalescent Mats Hummels who was more sorely missed, as Dortmund's back line self-immolated in the first half. Hummels' replacement, Dan-Axel Zagadou, handed Leverkusen the opener on a plate after just 10...
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There were challenges but my only aim was to improve as player which is in my control: Washington Sundar | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Washington Sundar has had to endure a painful five months away from the game due to a finger injury but the lanky Tamil Nadu off-spinner in his own admission, used the time off to get better as a cricketer as that was all he could control. Washington missed out on the T20 World Cup but Ravichandran Ashwin's underwhelming show in white-ball games and subsequent ouster brought him back in the mix as he made his international return with 3/30 against West Indies in first ODI. "There were a lot of challenges but I just wanted to do what I could do to improve myself as a cricketer. That's all that's in my control and I was only focussing on that," Washington said at post-match press conference. Washington has understood in past two years that there would be roadblocks now and then...
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Pro Kabaddi: Patna Pirates thrash Bengal Warriors 38-29 | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Sachin produced an impressive performance to help Patna Pirates beat defending champions Bengal Warriors 38-29 in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match here on Sunday. Sachin scored a Super 10 (11 points) and was ably supported by Guman Singh (7 points) in the raiding unit. The Pirates' defence was in top form too with Mohammadreza Shadloui picking up a High 5. The win helped Patna Pirates move to the top of the points table. The three-time champions are now favourites to clinch a top-2 finish which will give them a direct entry into the Season 8 semi-finals. Bengal Warriors had yet another poor day on the mat with both their defence and attack struggling. They will now need to win all the remaining matches of the season to stand a chance of making it to the eliminators. Pa...
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Challenge yourself, be innovative: New ODI skipper Rohit’s advice to his players | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday urged his players to be innovative and challenge themselves after he began his new innings as white-ball captain with a six-wicket thrashing of the West Indies in the first ODI here. Returning to action after recovering from a hamstring injury, Rohit hit a 51-ball 60 as India chased down 176 in 28 overs for a comfortable win in India's 1000th ODI. "We want to keep getting better as a team. The end goal is we should be able to achieve what the team wants. If the team requires us to do something different, we have to do it. Don't think we have to change a lot," Rohit said during the post-match presentation. "All I ask from players is to keep challenging themselves and be a little more innovative and try different things, so that when situati...
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India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Rohit bosses easy chase after spinners set up India’s 6-wicket victory over West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Skipper Rohit Sharma brought in a sense of calm with a sizzling 60 after India's new spin combination of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar laid the platform for an easy six-wicket victory over West Indies in the first ODI which also happens to be country's 1000th. First the hosts bundled out West Indies for a meagre 176 in 43.5 overs as spinners Chahal (4/49 in 9.5 overs) and Washington (3/30 in 9 overs) ran through their listless line-up and then skipper smashed 60 off 51 balls with hosts chased down the target in just 28 overs. That's that from the 1st ODI. #TeamIndia win their 1000th ODI by 6 wickets 👏👏Scorecard -… https://t.co/y55AwBZYCO— BCCI (@BCCI) 1644157447000It is the 10th time in last 16 games that West Indies have failed to bat full 50 overs despite presence ...
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Elliott makes goalscoring return as Liverpool see off Cardiff | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Harvey Elliott made a fairytale return for Liverpool by scoring in a 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win over Cardiff in his first appearance since suffering a serious ankle injury in September. Elliott was introduced off the bench alongside new signing Luis Diaz after Diogo Jota's header had opened the scoring early in the second half. Diaz made an instant impact by teeing up Takumi Minamino to double Liverpool's lead. But the biggest cheer was reserved for Elliott when he fired home on the volley 14 minutes from time. Rubin Colwill pulled a goal back for the Bluebirds, but it is Liverpool who will meet Norwich at Anfield in the last 16. For the final time, Jurgen Klopp was without Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah due to their participation at the Africa Cup of Nations with the club tea...
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Nottingham Forest ousts holder Leicester in new FA Cup upset

First the FA Cup’s most successful team. Now the holders. Nottingham Forest will go into the fifth round after ousting Leicester 4-1 on Sunday, having previously eliminated 14-time winner Arsenal. It’s an incredible cup run for second-tier Forest, reviving memories of its prowess in the last century before being relegated from the Premier League in 1999. Forest was champion of England in 1978 and then won back-to-back European Cups. The only titles since then came in the League Cup in 1989 and 1990. Now there will be hope of another deep FA Cup run for the team that reached the 1991 final against Tottenham, with fellow second-tier club Huddersfield next up. FULL TIME ⌛️ @NFFC are through to the fifth round! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/A2aW00aogo — Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 6, 202...
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Langer says his respect for values might have been taken as ‘too intense’ by some | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Justin Langer has said that his respect for values might have been taken by some as being "too intense" during his tenure as Australia head coach after he opted to quit from the top job instead of agreeing to a short-term contract extension. In his resignation letter to Cricket Australia (CA) officials, Langer offered his apology but stressed that he values "honesty, respect, trust, truth and performance" but some people might have taken it as being "too intense" in his working style. "My life has been built on values of honesty, respect, trust, truth, and performance and if that comes across as 'too intense' at times, I apologise," wrote Langer in his resignation letter, according to 'abc.net.au'. "It is said that in any venture, if you leave things in a better place than wh...
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Challenge now is to sail in the ocean, from the lake: Chairman of selectors, S Sharath

The BCCI junior selection committee chairman S Sharath is delighted after India under-19 clinched the colts World Cup in West Indies. Sharath and his team had only convened a few months ago to pick the Indian team for the Junior World Cup and the pandemic made things difficult. In a chat with The Indian Express, the former Tamil Nadu player spoke on various topics EXCERPTS It’s only been a few months since you took over as chairman of selectors, can you tell us how you decided to go about the process? When Rahul was coach at the NCA, we had a meeting with him and we decided the roadmap of how to go about it. We decided to first have a pool of players and for that we have to go and see matches across the country. After the Vinoo Mankad tournament, we picked 90 players, we divided them in...
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What Men in blue can learn from Boys in blue

Indian senior teams, over the years, have been known to freeze in big games of major tournaments, unable to recover from early setbacks. But the colts showed how to withstand pressure Weathering early storm Batting first in the semifinal against Australia, India found themselves at 37 for 2 with a run rate below three runs an over. Openers Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Harnoor Singh, who had been prolific earlier in the tournament, were dismissed. In this situation, skipper Yash Dhull and Shaik Rasheed repaired the situation, and put on a big partnership, as India reached 289. The Indian Senior team had to face a similar situation in their first match of last year’s T20 World Cup against Pakistan when Rohit Sharma was out for a duck, and the team wasn’t able to bounce back. Pacers set the...
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10-man Barcelona ends winless run against Atlético Madrid

Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid 4-2 in the Spanish league despite playing more than 20 minutes with 10 men after Dani Alves was sent off on Sunday. The result ended Barcelona’s five-game winless streak against Atlético in all competitions and allowed the Catalan club to overtake Diego Simeone’s team for fourth place in the league. Barcelona returned to the Champions League qualification spots for the first time since the third round. Barcelona conceded early but rallied to a 4-1 lead before Atlético threatened to get back into the game. Luis Suárez — playing in front of Barcelona fans at the Camp Nou Stadium for the first time since joining Atlético — scored in the 58th minute and Alves was sent off with a straight red card in the 69th after video review saw him stepping on Yannick Carra...
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India’s baby quicks scorch Windies shores

When it was young pacer Ravi Kumar’s turn to ask the guest motivator Virat Kohli a question ahead of India’s U-19 World Cup final, he dug one nicely short. “I asked him what is his weakness. And he replied, ‘kyun abhi se out karne ki training kar raha hai kya’ (laughs)?” Who better than Kohli to know all about the menace Indian new-age quicks are capable of causing to hopping batters. England were about to find out. Raj Angad Bawa’s grandfather scored a hockey goal against England in India’s first Olympics after independence. The grandson of the 1948 hero cleaned up England’s top order in the final with a five-for. Ravi Kumar’s father serves in law enforcement back in India, while the son rocked England in the U-19 final with a four-for. Together the teenagers unleashed ferocious bounce...
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BCCI to felicitate India U-19 boys in Ahmedabad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The triumphant India U-19 squad will be felicitated by the BCCI in Ahmedabad upon its arrival in India. On Sunday, the BCCI announced a cash reward of Rs 40 lakh each for the squad members and Rs 25 lakh each for support staff. Following their famous win over England on Saturday, the Indian contingent called on the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana. NEWS - The BCCI has announced cash rewards for the victorious India U19 team. The following is the breakdown of pri… https://t.co/1vfkobVaa7— BCCI (@BCCI) 1644139402000With little time to celebrate the success in the Caribbean, the squad will take the long flight back home on Sunday evening with connecting flights from Amsterdam and Bangalore before eventually landing in Ahmedabad. The senior Indian team is also currently in Ahme...
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Tata Open Maharashtra: Bopanna-Ramkumar lift men’s doubles trophy

India’s Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan won their second ATP World Tour title together after pipping the top seeded Australian pair of Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith in the final of the Tata Open Maharashtra, on Sunday. The second-seeded Indians erased the first set deficit to win 6-7(10) 6-3 10-6 in one hour and 44 minutes. Bopanna and Ramkumar had combined as a team on the ATP Tour for the first time at the Adelaide event last month in the run-up to the Australian Open and won the trophy. For Bopanna, it was his 21st ATP doubles title while for Ramkumar it is his second trophy at this level and it will push him inside doubles top-100 for the first time in his career. They split USD 16370 as prize money and earned 250 ranking points each. The moment that #TeamRamBo were cro...
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Tata Open Maharashtra: Joao Sousa crowned champion with tough win over Emil Ruusuvuori

Portugal’s Joao Sousa prevailed in a fire-fight with immensely-talented Emil Ruusuvuori in the summit clash of the Tata Open Maharashtra to clinch his first ATP singles title since May 2018 and fourth overall, here on Sunday. Ranked 137, the 32-year-old Sousa countered the intensity of his 22-year-old sixth seed rival from Finland with his experience to emerge a 7-6 (9) 4-6 6-1 winner in the final that lasted two hours and 43 minutes at the Balewadi Sports Complex. A match worthy of a final 🙌@joaosousa30 beats Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets to win his 4️⃣th #ATPTour title 🏆#AdvantagePune #ATPTour #ATP #Tennis | @msltatennis @tatacompanies @atptour pic.twitter.com/f8Nz3cRjyh — Tata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) February 6, 2022 While the two players put on display enthralling tenni...
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There were challenges but my only aim was to improve as player which is in my control: Washington

Washington Sundar has had to endure a painful five months away from the game due to a finger injury but the lanky Tamil Nadu off-spinner in his own admission, used the time off to get better as a cricketer as that was all he could control. Washington missed out on the T20 World Cup but Ravichandran Ashwin’s underwhelming show in white-ball games and subsequent ouster brought him back in the mix as he made his international return with 3/30 against West Indies in first ODI. “There were a lot of challenges but I just wanted to do what I could do to improve myself as a cricketer. That’s all that’s in my control and I was only focussing on that,” Washington said at post-match press conference. #WashingtonSundar strikes twice in an over! #Westindies are in trouble here! Come on #TeamIndia 👏...
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Back from injury, 1st Liverpool goal for teen Elliott in FA Cup

Teenager Harvey Elliott returned from five months out injured and scored his first Liverpool goal in a 3-1 victory over Cardiff in the FA Cup on Sunday. Elliott produced a brilliant swivelled finish in front of the Kop in the 76th minute for Liverpool’s third goal, capping the 18-year-old midfielder’s recovery from a left ankle fracture dislocation. Diogo Jota’s 15th goal of the season had made the breakthrough in the 53rd against the second-tier side, heading in a free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold. A debut, a comeback and a 3-1 win 🤩 It was an #EmiratesFACup fourth round to remember for @LFC as they progressed to the fifth round for the first time since their 2019/20 campaign 👏 pic.twitter.com/AO5sgqCmyc — Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 6, 2022 New Liverpool signing Lui...